The American Legion
Patriotism. Service. Fraternity.
It's a powerful package!
It's a program of involvement in the many facets of your life.
It's a program which can have a positive influence in the lives of you and your family.
It's a program of promise!
The Department of Alaska stretches from the far north in Koyukuk,
throughout the State of Alaska and includes the Pacific District of Guam, Japan and Taiwan.
That's a lot of ground to cover! With our new and revamped website we can make that distance a lot smaller.
THE AMERICAN LEGION STATE SERVICE OFFICER
Breka L. Drajic
Will be in Fairbanks working out of the Vet Center October 6th-8th.
If you know any veterans that need assistance they can contact the Fairbanks vet center at (907) 456-4238 and the front desk will be taking appointments for me.
WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE FREE ASSISTANCE:
UNDERSTANDING VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS & ENTITLEMENT.
ASSISTANCE IN FILING CLAIMS FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND PENSION.
ASSISTANCE FOR DEPENDENTS AND SURVIVORS BENEFITS CLAIMS.
THE VET CENTER
Wednesday: October 7th, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: October 8th, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
For questions please give us a call
New Sons of the American Legion National Commander
August 30, 2015 in, Baltimore, Md. at the 44th National Convention, Kevin Collier was elected as The National Commander for The Sons of The American Legion for the 2015-2016 Membership Year. Kevin lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Kevin Collier has been a member of the Sons of The American Legion for thirty-one years. He is an Honorary Life member of Jack Henry Squadron #1 of Anchorage Alaska. Kevin comes from an American Legion Family. His mother Lavonne is a forty-one year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, is an honorary life member of Jack Henry Unit #1 and has worked her way up through the chairs at every level to serve as the Unit President, District President, Department President and continues to serve both the Unit and the Department. Kevin’s sister Tamera is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary. His niece Brittney has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since her birth. Kevin’s nephew Kody has been a member of the Sons of The American Legion since his birth.
Kevin gains his eligibility in the Sons of The American Legion from his Grandfather - Charles W. Moeller, who served in the United States Army during World War I. Even before the Squadron became active again at his home post, Kevin was involved helping out with the dinners, parades and kids parties. “The American Legion seems like it has always been a part of my family and will always be an integral part.” It is an honor to serve our countries veterans and our nation’s youth, because of my grandfather’s service.
Kevin has been involved at all levels of the Sons of The American Legion, holding key positions and offices at the Squadron, District and Detachment including Commander, three terms as Alternate National Executive Committeeman and two terms as National Executive Committeeman. Kevin has served as Squadron and Detachment Adjutant/ Finance Officer for the past 25 years. Over the years, Kevin has served as chairman or vice chairman of all most every Squadron and Detachment Committee. Although Kevin is not eligible for The American Legion, he has served his Post as co-chairman and then Chairman of the local American Legion High School Oratorical contest and Boys State. The Department of Alaska has appointed Kevin to serve as District Chairman, The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest and to serve on The American Legion Alaska Boys State Commission, including serving as counselor and Co-Director of The American Legion Alaska Boys State program. Because of Kevin’s hard work and dedication to serving our veterans and our youth, he has been recognized as “Squadron Member of the Year”, “Jack Henry Post #1 Volunteer of the Year”, “Detachment Member of the Year” and “The American Legion Department of Alaska – Volunteer of the Year”.
On the National level, Kevin is a graduate of the National Management Institute and has served on the Youth Booklet Sub-Committee, Community Service Committee, Membership Committee, Americanism Commission, Internal Affairs Commission and Legislative Commission. He has served as Chairman for the Americanism Commission, the Legislative Commission and the Internal Affairs Commission. Kevin has also a served as National Vice Commander and is looking forward to serving as National Commander for the Sons of The American Legion.
During the 2015-2016 administrative year, Kevin Collier’s theme is “R.O.C.K.E.D. - Remembering OurCommitment Keeping it Every Day”. Through Duty, Honor and Service to The American Legion’s Four Pillars - Americanism, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Children & Youth and National Security.
Our Focal Points will be: To continue to support our veterans; To improve educational information to the Detachments and Squadrons; To increase donations to the National Emergency Fund; To continue to focus on the Child Welfare Fund; To Continue to promote Activities in Americanism and Children & Youth Programs; To promote an increase in Activities in VA&R.
Kevin envisions a transition this year from being a great organization to being fantastic and just simply amazing as we achieve and in some areas exceed our goals as we continue to Remember Our Commitment and Keep it Every Day serving our veterans and our nation’s youth within our communities.
Kevin will have some very active Team members to help him this year starting with National Vice Commander-William Hill-East, Steve Curry-South, Dennis Henkemeyer-Central, Steve Ward-Mid West, and W. L. Foster-West. Backing up the Team, National Adjutant- Brian O’ Hearne, National Commander’s Aide-Austin Diaz, National Historian-Tom Marsden, and National Liaison John Kerestan.
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Note from Diane:
Today (10-2) we need 55% to National by October 14th (need these in the mail no later than Oct. 9). That means 85 more members to renew or sign up as new legion members. Thanks to the dedication of so many I know together we make our 55% goal.. THANK YOU!!
UPDATE: 10-6 Great news.. we are only needing another 45 members to renew or sign up. Keep up the good work and sending in those memberships..
Articles for the Legionnaire need to be formatted as follows:
in MSWord, 12 point and Garamond font. In the Subject line I would like it to start: YOUR NAME - And your position, & Nov/Dec article Legionnaire (ie: Scott Kline - Commander-Nov/Dec article-Legionnaire). This makes it easier to file and locate.