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2016

2/23/2016
NFL community spokesperson, Iraq War veteran Josh Bleill honored with American Legion Auxiliary Public Spirit Award
WASHINGTON – The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) has awarded NFL, Indianapolis Colts community spokesperson and Iraq War Veteran Josh Bleill with its prestigious Public Spirit Award.
2/18/2016
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to assemble on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON – More than 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital Feb. 21-24 for the organization’s annual Washington DC Conference, held in conjunction with fellow members of The American Legion Family.

2015

9/28/2015
Local Unit 290 Wins American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Homer Unit 290 in Homer, Ill., was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford.
9/28/2015
Illinois Unit 289 Wins American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Liberty Unit 289, in Strasburg, Ill., was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford.
9/28/2015
Rhode Island Unit 34 Wins American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Downey Weaver Unit 34, in Shannock, Rhode Island, was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford.
9/28/2015
South Carolina Unit 186 Wins American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) North Strand Unit 186 in Little River, SC, was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford.
9/28/2015
Local Unit 62 Wins American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) John J. Morris Unit 62 in Peoria, Ariz., was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford.
9/28/2015
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Wins National President’s Award for Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS—The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona was honored with the National President’s Award for Excellence during the 95th annual National Convention held in Baltimore, Md., this summer.
9/3/2015
Illinois resident named national president of American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS—Sharon Conatser of Champaign, Ill., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 95th National Convention in Baltimore, Md., held Aug. 28-Sept 3.
9/3/2015
Washington resident named national vice president of American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS—Mary E. Davis of Lacey, Wash., was elected national vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 95th National Convention in Baltimore, held Aug. 28-Sept 3.
9/1/2015
American Legion Auxiliary honors Holocaust survivor and educator Nesse Godin as Woman of the Year
BALTIMORE – Holocaust survivor and educator Nesse Godin was named the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year for her tireless efforts in educating our youth of the lessons learned through the Holocaust, why we should be proud Americans, and to always love and care for one another.
8/30/2015
North Carolina resident named Honorary National President of Junior American Legion Auxiliary
BALTIMORE—Maggie Jones, of Brevard, N.C., was elected Honorary National Junior President of the Junior American Legion Auxiliary on Aug. 29, during the organization’s 95th National Convention in Baltimore. She is the first Junior Auxiliary member from North Carolina to hold this office.
8/25/2015
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to gather in Baltimore for 95th National Convention
INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 2,000 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., will convene in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 28-September 3 for the organization’s 95th annual national convention. …
7/31/2015
Nebraska Delegate Elected President of the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
Washington, D.C. – A young woman of character and conviction rose to the top of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2015 when she was elected president during Thursday’s session…
7/31/2015
Kansas Delegate Elected Vice President of the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
Washington, D.C. – A rising senior from Andover High School was elected Vice President of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2015 during Thursday’s session…
7/26/2015
American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation Visit Hallowed Ground
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Senators” from American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation had the honor of visiting Arlington National Cemetery and laying a wreath of poppies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to kick off their week at this prestigious hands-on government leadership summer camp…
7/25/2015
High School Girls Learn Government, Gain Patriotism in DC with American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
INDIANAPOLIS – American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will join 98 young women at the 69th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 26-31…
2/25/2015
Home Depot Foundation, Work with Veterans, honored with American Legion Auxiliary’s Public Spirit Award
WASHINGTON – The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) has awarded The Home Depot Foundation with its prestigious Public Spirit Award…
2/23/2015
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to converge on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON – More than 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital Feb. 22-25 for the organization’s annual Washington DC Conference, in conjunction with fellow members of The American Legion Family…

2014

11/18/2014
Auxiliary Magazine Finalist in Top Industry Awards
INDIANAPOLIS – The American Legion Auxiliary’s Auxiliary magazine is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious magazine industry awards, Folio:’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards…
10/22/2014
American Legion Auxiliary Receives Prestigious Arts Award
INDIANAPOLIS – The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) was honored by the Americans for the Arts with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award for the Auxiliary’s important work in helping veterans heal through the arts, most notably through the ALA’s 14-year co-sponsorship of the annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. ..
9/10/2014
Pennsylvania Army Colonel receives national award from American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS – Colonel Lisa Harbach, of Williamsport, Penn., a member of the United States Army, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award…
9/10/2014
Arizona Marine Corps Sergeant receives national award from American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS – Sergeant Jessica Paz Swaim, of Arizona, stationed in S. Carolina, a member of the United States Marine Corps, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award…
9/10/2014
Florida Air Force Tech Sergeant receives national award from American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS – Tech Sergeant Cassandra Freer, currently stationed in Florida and a member of the United States Air Force, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award…
9/10/2014
Texas Navy Lt. receives national award from American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS – Lieutenant Rebecca A. Bennett, of Texas, a member of the United States Navy, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award. ..
9/9/2014
Illinois resident named national vice president of American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS—Sharon Conatser, of Champaign, Ill., was elected national vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 94th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22-28…
8/28/2014
Connecticut resident named national president of American Legion Auxiliary
INDIANAPOLIS—Janet Jefford, of Manchester, Conn., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 94th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22-28…
8/27/2014
American Legion Auxiliary honors Lt Gen Michelle Johnson as Woman of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS – 3-star general and Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. General Michelle Johnson, has been named the 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year for her positive impact on the quality of life for military servicemembers, veterans and their families…
8/20/2014
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to gather in Charlotte for 94th National Convention
NDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 2,000 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22-28 for the organization’s 94th annual national convention…
8/8/2014
President signs VA reform bill
INDIANAPOLIS – Past National President Peggy Thomas represented the American Legion Auxiliary at Fort Belvoir, Va., yesterday where she witnessed President Obama sign a $16.3 billion emergency spending measure that provides greater veteran access to non-VA health-care providers, among other reforms in the system…
7/25/2014
Oregon Delegate Elected President of 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A young woman of character and conviction rose to the top of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2014 when she was elected president July 24…
7/25/2014
California Delegate Elected Vice President of 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
WASHINGTON, D.C. —A rising senior from South High School was elected vice president of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2014…
3/26/2014
Author, blogger, Navy wife Sarah Smiley and family honored with American Legion Auxiliary’s Public Spirit Award
WASHINGTON—The American Legion Auxiliary has awarded Sarah Smiley, author of Dinner with the Smileys, and her family – husband Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, and sons Ford (12), Owen (10) and Lindell (6) – with its prestigious Public Spirit Award…
3/17/2014
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to converge on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON—More than 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital March 23-26 for the organization’s annual Washington DC Conference, in conjunction with others of The American Legion Family…

2013

8/29/2013
California resident named national president of world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization
INDIANAPOLIS—Nancy Brown-Park, of Palm Desert, Calif., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Houston, Aug. 23-29…
8/29/2013
Connecticut resident named national vice president of world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization
INDIANAPOLIS—Janet Jefford, of Manchester, Conn., was elected national vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Houston, Aug. 23-29…
8/28/2013
Local Unit 53 Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award For Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53 in Eau Claire, Wisc., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/28/2013
Department of Wisconsin Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award for Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Department of Wisconsin received the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/28/2013
Local Unit 221 Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award For Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 in Tehachapi, Calif., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/28/2013
Local Unit 233 Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award For Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Unit 233 in Loganville, Ga., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/28/2013
Local Unit 67 Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award For Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Unit 67 in Cary, N.C., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/28/2013
Local Unit 139 Receives American Legion Auxiliary National President’s Award For Excellence
HOUSTON—American Legion Auxiliary Unit 139 in Arlington, Va., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas…
8/27/2013
American Legion Auxiliary honors Patricia “Patty” Shinseki as Woman of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS—Military wife and advocate Patricia “Patty” Shinseki has been named the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year for her positive impact on the quality of life for active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and their families…
8/20/2013
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to gather in Houston for 93rd National Convention
INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 2,000 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in Houston Aug. 23-29 for the organization’s 93rd annual national convention…
7/26/2013
Nevada Delegate Elected Vice President of the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
Washington, D.C.—A rising senior from Green Valley High School was elected vice president of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2013 during Wednesday’s session…
7/26/2013
Maryland Delegate Elected President of the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
Washington, D.C.—A young woman of character and conviction rose to the top of American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation 2013 when she was elected president during Wednesday’s session…
7/17/2013
High School Girls Promote Patriotism and Love for Government while in DC
INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will join 98 young women attending the 67th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 20-27…
2/25/2013
Founder of national Veterans Service Organization honored with American Legion Auxiliary’s Public Spirit Award
WASHINGTON—The American Legion Auxiliary has awarded Bonnie Carroll, founder of TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – with its prestigious Public Spirit Award…
2/22/2013
World’s largest women’s patriotic service organization to gather in nation’s capital
WASHINGTON —Nearly 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital Feb. 24-27 for the organization’s annual Washington DC Conference…

2012

8/31/2012
California resident named national vice president of American Legion Auxiliary
8/31/2012
Virginia resident named national president of the American Legion Auxiliary
8/30/2012
LOCAL AUXILIARY UNIT 181 WINS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
8/30/2012
LOCAL AUXILIARY UNIT 170 WINS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
8/30/2012
LOCAL AUXILIARY UNIT 109 WINS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
8/30/2012
LOCAL AUXILIARY UNIT 53 WINS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
8/28/2012
American Legion Auxiliary honors quilt-maker Linda Wieck as Woman of the Year
5/10/2012
American Legion Auxiliary announces national scholarship recipients
2/27/2012
American Legion Auxiliary honors singer-songwriter Michael Peterson and Col. Jill Chambers Ret. with Public Spirit Award
1/16/2012
Holiday is no day off for American Legion Auxiliary members