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  • Sunday, April 01, 2018

    Wounded Warriors Can Learn Hands-on Archaeology

    ALBANY, NY – Wounded warriors and veterans with disabilities have the opportunity to learn hands-on archaeology, thanks to the veteran-owned American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) charity. AVAR has launched a project with DigVentures, the archaeology social enterprise,  to conduct an archaeological dig southeast of Albany from 22 May to 3 June. The project is supported by an education grant from the National Geographic Society.

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  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Join the Fun at Legion Family Homecoming on May 19

    The New York State American Legion will celebrate the third annual Legion Family Homecoming on Saturday, May 19, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. The Homecoming honors Department Commander Rena Nessler, Department President Patricia Hennessy and Detachment Commander William Clancy.

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Legion Family College Extends Application Deadline to May 1

    Legion CollegeMay 1 is the new deadline for applying to attend American Legion Family College of New York.

    Legion Family College is a three-day immersion into Legion programs and structure as well as issues facing the largest veterans’ service organization.

    It is open to members of the Legion, the Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Riders.

    The college takes place June 1-3 at Morrisville State College.

    Click here for details and the application.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018

    Consolidated Post Report Form Available

    The 2017-2018 Consolidated Post Report (CPR) form is now available on this website on the Resources page.

    The form is fillable when opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Consolidated Post Reports show the many ways Legionnaires are making differences in their communities and beyond. The American Legion uses the reports to more effectively show the impact of Legion Posts and Legion Programs on community, state and nation. The reports also help the Department of New York provide recognition to the outstanding work of Posts around the state.

  • Friday, October 06, 2017

    VA Task Force Findings Available

    The VA healthcare visitation reports for the past three years are now available on the Department of New York website, Department Adjutant James Casey announced.

    The reports contain the findings of the Department’s VA Task Force.

    2016-2017 VA Healthcare Visitation Report

    2015-2016 VA Healthcare Visitation Report

    2014-2015 VA Healthare Visitation Report


  • Thursday, October 05, 2017

    Commander Nessler talks expanding membership, advocating for military families

    Rena Nessler

    Commander Rena Nessler

    WATERTOWN — The first female commander in the 99-year history of The American Legion Department of New York said she wants to connect with younger military veterans to help grow the national organization into the future, the Watertown Daily Times reported Oct. 5.

    “Our organization is for veterans of all ages,” said Rena Nessler, who was elected to the role earlier this year after several years of service to the organization. “We look at input from our younger veterans, and ask what they like, and work with them to incorporate that…”

    Commander Nessler visited the Watertown area on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with other top Legion officials. Their tour included a stop at the John C. Londraville Post 832, lunch in Cape Vincent, and then a dinner at the Army Navy Post 61, Watertown. Joining her were state Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey and state Sons of The American Legion Detachment Commander William Clancy III.

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