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National Security Chairman Louise Welch provides an update




The American Legion Auxiliary National Program proudly extends its support not only to veterans, but also to active-duty military members and their families. Units can engage in meaningful ways, such as organizing childcare events, providing a listening ear during deployments, or hosting send-off and welcome home celebrations.


Auxiliary members can be trained to assist in emergency response efforts during natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, and winter storms. Units can also contribute to their communities by sponsoring blood drives or supporting homeless veterans. Commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day in your community.


Awards Deadlines and Submission Requirements:

  • Salute to Service Members Award: This prestigious award, established in 2003, honors outstanding enlisted personnel currently serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, and National Guard/Reserve. One enlisted service member from each branch will be recognized at the ALA National Convention and hosted as guests of the Auxiliary.

  • Year-End Reports: Department Chair reports are due via email to Division Chairpersons with a copy to the National Chair by May 15, 2024. Units wishing to nominate a member for the Unit Award must submit the completed nomination form by June 1, 2024.

  • Salute to Service Members Award Deadline: June 1, 2024.

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