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Post 330 Open House

Post 330 will be holding an open house on Saturday, April 20th. The event will be held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The purpose is to recruit new membership. The open house will feature complimentary snacks. There will be a Service Officer on hand to answer Veteran questions and they will also have a […]

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Important Deadlines Today and The Near Future

As a reminder there are several important items that are due by close of business today and a few coming up by the end of the month. Firefighter/EMT of the Year Award nominations are due by COB today to Department Headquarters. If you have a submission, don’t forget to ensure it is forwarded and let […]

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Save-The-Date Post 34 Golf Tournament

Save the date for Leesburg Post 34 Golf Tournament Fundraiser being held at the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club which will be held on September 6, 2019. The cost will be $150.00 per player which includes cart, breakfast buffet, and post play BBQ. More information and registration material will be distributed later. For more […]

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April Nations Gun Show Membership Recruiting Scheduled

We are getting ready for another membership drive at the Nations Gun Show during February. The event runs from Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April. Our goal is to sign up as many new or renewal members as possible through the weekend. We need volunteers to help make this a success. The times of […]

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Clint Bolt Reverse Raffle

Woodbridge Post 364 will be holding a Reverse Raffle to support the Clint Bolt Campaign for Sons of the American Legion National Commander. The drawing will be held June 22, 2019 starting at 4:00 pm at Woodbridge Post 364 home at 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22192. This will be a terrific event with […]

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Commander’s Message 190401

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District Planning Calendar Published

To assist with the large number of events and suspense dates coming from National, Department and District for all of the programs, activities, and awards, we have consolidated all of them into a singular list. This list will be maintained and published on the District website to assist with distribution. The regular calendars are still […]

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Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony

Culpeper National Cemetery has announced they will hold a special Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony on March 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM. Vietnam Era Veterans are those who served from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975. Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national […]

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Important New Information Added

Thanks to input from a member at Post 72, we have added a new permanent banner ad and a new sidebar widget to the website to highlight Veteran Suicide Awareness. Please pass this on to as many people as possible. Everyone should follow the link to the Veterans Crisis Line website and learn more about […]

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Honor Flight Event For Northern Virginia Veterans

Please pass this out to WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans who want to tour the Military Memorials in Washington D.C. on September 7, Saturday. Diane Klopp, Founder& President, Top of Virginia, is sponsoring this event. Trip is “free” to all veterans. Veterans meet for breakfast, go on the tour on two buses, and return […]

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Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

Auxiliary Unit 72 will be holding bake sales each Friday night at Post 72 during their steak and seafood dinners to raise funds to purchase wreaths for the Wreaths Across America at Culpeper National Cemetery. Please see the flyer below and we hope you will be able to support this terrific effort.

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Telemarketer Caught and Fined – You May Get Money

After many years since the inception of the Do-Not-Call registry and the FCC Crackdown, the Federal Government has finally cracked down on one of those annoying telemarketers. Phone calls began in December 2011 and had continued until 2018 when they were finally prosecuted for their actions. A class action law suit was started and a […]

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Commander’s Message 190301

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Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016

Are you one of 133,000 vets who may qualify for a tax refund windfall? Don’t wait to file your claim. There is a time limit fast approaching to get your claim completed. If you’re one of the more than 133,000 veterans who received a notice last July that you might be eligible for refunds of […]

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Spring Conference Call Letter

Below is the Spring Conference Call Letter. Also, the Ajutant has the following notes: 1. The Adjutant does not have an email address for Fred Miller or Ron Bantom. If you have contact with these two folks, please forward this information to them and ask them to contact the Adjutant to update their information. 2. […]

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Rolling Thunder Fundraiser Hosted At Post 176

Rolling Thunder® Inc., Virginia Chapter 3 (RTVA3), based in Dumfries, Virginia is planning the largest fund raising event in their chapter’s history.  They are going for the gold and they need your help. The event will be on Saturday, 27 April 2019, at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield VA 22150 from […]

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Commander’s Message 190201

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Post 162 Outreach and Assistance

From the 16th District Commander, Sonnie Dickerson First and foremost we are very proud of everyone in the 16th District who have come forward to offer support for Post 162. Your concern for our fellow Veterans is very commendable and makes me proud to be among you. The response they have received is overwhelming and […]

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New Post Locator On Website

A new Post Locator application has been added to the District Website. The URL for the new locator is: https://16dvalegion.org/post-locator/. From the main menu it is under the “Join” menu item. The new locator has several features. A map overlay has push pins showing the approximate location of your Post. Clicking on a push pin […]

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Nations Gun Show Membership Recruiting Scheduled

We are getting ready for another membership drive at the Nations Gun Show during February. The event runs from Friday, 8 February to Sunday, 10 February. We will have a wall table this time to give us the ability to put up some material. Our goal is to sign up as many new or renewal […]

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Lorton Post 162 Damaged By Fire

You may have already heard that one of our fellow Legion Posts, Lorton Post 162 in the 17th District suffered a severe loss due to fire. On Saturday, January 26, at approximately 10:42 p.m., units were dispatched for a fire alarm activation in the 8200 block of Legion Drive in the Lorton area of Fairfax […]

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Four Chaplains Ceremonies Planned

The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains”, were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. As soldiers rushed to lifeboats, Reverend George Fox […]

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Free Dinner for Furloughed Government Employees and Families

Stafford Post 290 will be providing a free dinner on January 24th for furloughed Government employees and their families to help during the government shutdown. Membership in the Legion is not required and will be served on a first come – first served until all of the food is gone. Stafford Post 290 is located […]

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Commander’s Message 190115

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16th District High School Oratorical Results

The 16th District held the annual High School Oratorical contest Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at Stafford Post 290. Students were required to deliver their prepared oration in no fewer than eight minutes and no more than ten minutes. At the conclusion of the first round a assigned topic discourse was chosen at random and students […]

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District Spring Conference Venue Change

Please note that there has been a change in location for the 16th District Spring Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Post 290 which is located at 1151 Mountain View Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406. The event starts at 1:00 PM with a free lunch provided by the gracious host Post. […]

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Commander’s Message 190101

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OPSEC for Legionnaires

Recently we saw press reports that the President did not make the effort to visit our troops overseas in the war zone at Christmas. Then late Christmas day the media had to walk back those reports because while the media was broadcasting their reports the President was actually in Iraq visiting with the troops. Not […]

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2018 Culpeper Christmas Parade

On a crisp afternoon of December 22nd, members of the 16th District represented the American Legion in the 2018 Culpeper Christmas parade.  The efforts were led by 16th District Commander Sonnie Dickerson and 16th District Auxiliary Chaplain Paula Mullins.  The center piece of the unit was the Tribute Truck driven by Ziggy Levison (247).

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Nations Gun Show Recruiting Drive – Dulles Expo Center 28-30 December 2018

Post Commanders and Fellow Legionnaires: The Gun Show at Dulles is on for the last weekend in December! We picked up seven new members and one transfer from Post 141 at the last show in November and hope to build on that success. This event in Chantilly is a prime recruiting ground for both 16th […]

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Commander’s Message 181215

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Terri Puckett Selected To Chair District Oratorical Committee

Terri Puckett has taken the helm as the new Chair of the District Oratorical Committee.  She will be managing the District Oratorical Contest which is scheduled for Saturday, 12 January at Post 290 in Stafford. Terri would like to keep track of your Post activities for Oratorical.  Please take a moment to contact Terri and […]

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Leesburg, VA 2018 Christmas Parade

Legionnaires from all over the District braved the extremely cold weather to represent The American Legion in the 2018 Leesburg, VA Christmas Parade. How cold was it? So cold that even the digital cameras had a hard time taking pictures. Leesburg Post 34 led the efforts represented by John Carty, John Ward and Nancy Ward. […]

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Commander’s Message 181201

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Commander’s Message 181115

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The American Legion Centennial Gala – March 23, 2019

The American Legion Centennial Gala Happy Holidays, Legion Family members! What better a gift than to buy your loved one a ticket to the Centennial Gala? Give them a chance to get out and have fun. This watershed event is already almost 30% sold out, and hotel rooms at the Marriott are going fast. The […]

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Danny Goolsby (330) Recognized By National Sgt at Arms

Danny S. Goolsby (JROTC Northern Region Vice Chairman) was recognized by National Sgt at Arms Willie Ransom for outstanding leadership in the JRTOC competition program. This honor was provided during the JROTC Drill Meeting at the Department Fall Conference at Williamsburg, VA held 26-28 October.

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Fantastic Northern Virginia Veterans Parade

Posts of the 16th District were well represented at the Manassas, VA 10th Annual Northern Virginia Veterans Parade honoring The American Legion’s 100th Anniversary. The weather turned from rainy and cold to a very pleasant sunshiny day. A full article about the fantastic outcome of the Northern Virginia Veterans Parade is attached. We have also […]

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16 District Recruiting – Nations Gun Show

District 16 will have a table for recruiting at the Nations Gun Show, which is great news. Currently John Carty and Joe Dudley are signed up for duty on some or all of the three days. We need volunteers to assist with this effort which will be all-in for the Legion, Virginia, District 16 and […]

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Commander’s Message 181101

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Manassas Parade – 16th District Float Seating

Space for riders available for Manassas Veterans Day Parade on Nov 3. Several Legionnaires asked at the 16th District Conference if we would have space available for riders for the Manassas Veterans Day Parade on Nov 3. We have seats available on the 16th District float. We also have been advised that some of the […]

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16th District Shooting Competiton

Putting the fun back into the conferences, the 16th District recently held a shooting competition in conjunction with the Fall Conference held at Post 330 in Culpeper. Thanks to the superior hospitality of Post 330, we were allowed to use their members shooting area to play the sounds of freedom while having a little friendly […]

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2018-2019 District Planning Calendar Updated

The 2018-2019 District Planning Calendar has been updated for all information provided by the Committee Chairs. In addition, the calendar on the website has been updated with additional details regarding each event. Please share this message with your fellow post members and the link for the District Website and Facebook as well. Please be sure […]

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2018 Culpeper National Cemetery Final Salute

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Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Town Hall

The Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs will be at a Town Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, in the Loudoun Government Center, Dulles Room, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg VA.. POC is Thomas Grant Jr., Veterans Services Coordinator, Loudoun County, 571-258-3815.

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Commander’s Message 181015

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2018 Culpeper Air Show – Great Event

The 16th District had a great time at the Culpeper Air Show on October 13, 2018. We setup a booth with the group supporting Fisher House which consisted of a collection of antique and unique vehicles. They were able to raise funds to support Fisher House in addition to spreading the word about the support […]

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PDC Doug “Buster” Ramos Joins Post Everlasting

Please see the information below on the passing of Doug “Buster” Ramos. Doug was a past Department Commander for 2011-2012. He will be dearly missed by many of his fellow Legionnaires. The Funeral/Memorial Service for Past Department Commander Doug “Buster” Ramos will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Maddox Funeral […]

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Robert O’Keefe Joins Post Everlasting

Please see the information below on the passing of Robert O’Keefe. He was recognized for his dedication to Virginia Boys State by his induction into the Virginia Boys State Hall of Fame in 2017. He will be dearly missed by many of his fellow Legionnaires.

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16th District Marksmanship Day

Join us for a day of marksmanship fun and competition. The 16th District will be holding a Marksmanship Day on October 20, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM. Activities will include open shooting time (enjoy shooting weapons that others may share), and then a competition period where you can compete in one of the categories below […]

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