Monday, June 30, 2014
Dept. Hopes to Grow Shooting Sports Program with BMC on Aug. 1-2
ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY — The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is sponsoring a basic marksmanship course (BMC) Aug. 1-3, 2014 in Alexandria Bay. REGISTRATION FORM.
Monday, June 23, 2014
MORRISVILLE — The annual Legion College graduated 86 students June 22 at Morrisville State College. (See Doug Malin’s photo album.)
“Our ranks are now bustling with Legionnaires and Sons from across the Department who are ‘engaged’ in forwarding the mission of our organization,” noted Legion College Dean Michael F. Hannan. The 86 members of the Class of 2014, he said, ranged in age from 27 to 83, and included two from Connecticut (a Legionnaire and the Sons of the American Legion Detachment commander).
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The latest Legion Post membership reports were posted June 17. Click here.
Monday, June 16, 2014
June 22 marks the 70th anniversary of the GI Bill.
“It is important to remember this bit of history because the original GI Bill was one of the most significant pieces of legislation passed by Congress in the 20th century, and the American Legion had a major hand it in,” noted Kenneth Governor, commander of the American Legion Department of New York.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The American Legion and other organizations will conduct a “Hiring Our Heroes” Job Fair in Farmingdale, NY, on Aug. 14.
An employment workshop will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m., followed by the hiring fair – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 8:30 a.m. workshop focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing.
The Department of New York membership team will kick off the 2014-2015 membership year with a series of five workshops across the state on the two middle weekends in August and the first Saturday in September.