Friday, April 13, 2012

April/May Legionnaire is Online

April - May 2012 Legionnaire is Online

The Michigan Legionnaire is the official publication of the American Legion Department of Michigan.  This award winning publication is sent out to over 86,000 subscribers

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

American Legion Extension Institute now available online

American Legion Extension Institute now available online



The American Legion’s official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service organization is now available online.

        The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. To register and take the course, visit www.legion.org/alei. The program is designed to take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each, followed by a final exam.
       
 The sections closely follow the Four Pillars of service for the organization. They include:
  • History & Organization
  • Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
  • National Security
  • Americanism
  • Children & Youth

Upon completion, a participant must pass a final online exam to receive a digital certificate of recognition; a lapel/cap pin will also be delivered to those who successfully complete the course. The names of those who have passed will be recorded and indexed at The American Legion National Headquarters. Graduates will have the option to click a box upon completion to recognize their accomplishment on The American Legion national website at www.legion.org.

The online course is $4.95 for members of The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion. The registration fee is $9.95 for non-members. Payment can be accepted securely and conveniently on the course registration page.
The American Legion Extension Institute online training program replaces the series of printed booklets that had been printed and sold through National Headquarters.




The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tight Lines For Troops


Tight Lines for Troops”
A day of great fishing

Do you know a WWII or disabled veteran who could use a day on the lake?  A veteran who might need a day of fun, who maybe suffering from the “Invisible Wounds”?

NOTE:  If the veteran does not think they can afford to go, contact them they have scholarships.

The 3rd Annual Veterans Charity Trout Fishing Tournament – Manistee Army National Guard Armory , Manistee, Michigan; Mandatory Captains Meeting is May 18th, Tournament, BBQ, Classic Car Show, River Walk, and Awards Banquet is Saturday, May 19th. The car show and weigh-in show are “Open to the Public” from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Please visit www.tightlinesfortroops.com for Registration and Sponsorship Forms and more information.

In honor of Team Army’s victory in the Governor’s Cup competition with the other branches, the third version of the Tight Lines coin will be done in the old fashion olive drab colors. Read more about “Tight Lines” and the other upcoming Veterans events in the Troops Activities area at www.biami.org under the events section.