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2021 Convention First Vice Commander Report

2021 Convention First Vice Commander Report

2021 Convention Adjutant Report

2021 Convention Adjutant Report

2021 Convention Service Officer Report

2021 Convention Service Officer Report

2021 Convention Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Convention Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Convention Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Convention Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Convention Athletic Committee Report

2021 Convention Athletic Committee Report

2021 Convention Blood Drive Committee Report

2021 Convention Blood Drive Committee Report

2021 Convention Media and Comm Committee Report

2021 Convention Media and Comm Committee Report

2021 Rules of the Convention

2021 Rules of the Convention

2021 In State Legacy Run Kickoff – June 24, 2021

Come join us for the kickoff of the Department of Virginia 2021 In State Legacy Run at Stafford Post 290, June 24, 2021. Activities begin at noon with a car/bike show, Riders registration at 2:00 PM, dinner at 5:00 PM, and Riders briefing at 6:00 PM. Join us for breakfast and ISLR Departure on June […]

John W. Warner III – Transfer to Post Everlasting

It is great regret we report the passing of Legionnaire John W. Warner III. The full obituary and announcement can be found at: Stars and Stripes, ALX Now, NPR and USA Today.

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – Victor Graulau

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – Victor Graulau

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – James Grenier

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – James Grenier

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – Steve Blackstone

2021 Convention Vice Commander Resolution – Steve Blackstone

2021 Restatement of Bylaws Recommendation

2021 Restatement of Bylaws Recommendation

2021 Spring Conference Minutes

2021 Spring Conference Minutes

2021 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Membership Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Membership Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Media and Communications Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Media and Communications Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior ROTC Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior ROTC Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Foreign Relations Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Foreign Relations Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Blood Donor Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Blood Donor Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference District Service Officer Report

2021 Spring Conference District Service Officer Report

2021 Spring Conference District Judge Advocate Report

2021 Spring Conference District Judge Advocate Report

2021 Spring Conference District Adjutants Report

2021 Spring Conference District Adjutants Report

2021 Spring Conference District Chaplain Report

2021 Spring Conference District Chaplain Report

2021 Spring Conference District Second Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Second Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District First Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District First Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference Athletic Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Athletic Committee Report

16th District High School Oratorical Contest Winner Takes Northern Region Title

The Northern Region High School Oratorical Contest was held on February 20, 2021 at Rapidan Baptist Church in Madison, VA. This competition featured the first place winners from each District within the Northern Region, so competition was extremely strong. However, the 16th District Oratorical winner, Ms. Lauren Bradshaw represented us well as was declared the […]

The American Legion Legislative Agenda for the 117th Congress

The American Legion has published their 2021 Legislative Agenda. Topics include: Address Toxic Exposure & Burn Pits Improve Health Care for Women Veterans Telehealth/Rural Health Address the Forever War Citizenship for Honorable Service Pay the Coast Guard Close the 90/10 Loophole Military Awards for Minority Veterans Peer Support Protect the American Flag Global War on […]

VA Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations At Fredericksburg Clinic

  The Veterans Administration is giving Covid-19-Vaccinations, at their Clinic in Fredericksburg. All Registered Veterans who have their VAA Health Identification Card (VHIC), can call the clinic (located near Mary Washington Hospital) and get an appointment.  The clinic is located at 130 Executive Center Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3100.  Their number is 540-370-4468. To learn more […]

16th District High School Oratorical Scholarship Winner Announced

The 16th District held the annual High School Oratorical contest Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at Manassas Post 10.  The event was accomplished using a COVID safe format and environment and for the first time the event was broadcast via Facebook Livestreaming.  Students were required to deliver their prepared oration in no fewer than eight minutes […]

Veterans Need VHIC For Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR Access

The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations. Veterans who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary Family Caregivers must have an eligibility letter from […]

Warrenton Rifles – Junior Shooting Sports News

Our very own Warrenton Rifles Junior Shooting Sports team has been recognized by the USA Midway Foundation as one of the great success stories from their program. You can view the article at: https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/southeastern-program-manager-meets-with-rifle-programs-in-virginia/   To learn more about the Warrenton Rifles Team, you can visit the Warrenton Post 72 web page at: http://www.legionpost72.org/programs/warrenton-rifles-junior-shooters/ If […]

Jerry M. Wood – Transfer to Post Everlasting

It is great regret we report the passing of Legionnaire Jerry M. Wood. The full obituary and announcement can be found at: Fauquier Times or Fauquier Now

High School Oratorical Contest Updates

Please see the document below for full details on the High School Oratorical Contest based on the latest guidance.  Hopefully we have Posts working on making sure they have a candidate ready to compete and we will have a very good Oratorical Contest. Important Dates/Locations: – District – Sunday, 24 January 2021 at Post 10 […]

2021 Day On The Hill – Alternate Method

The annual Virginia Day On The Hill event will not be quite the same this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Department of Virginia will not be hosting the usual gathering at Department Headquarters and we will not be having a bus to transport us to the Capital. Personal attendance and meeting with Legislators […]

Blankets For Veterans

Manassas Post 10 Commander Mark Stein had the honor in December to presented dozens of blankets to Joyce Miller (Post 180) for distribution to Veterans at the Martinsburg VAMC and McGuire VAMC.  The blankets were handmade by Post 10 Legionnaire and Auxiliary member Marie Libby.  These blankets were distributed to the patients at the VAMCs […]

Robert L. Bowen – Transfer to Post Everlasting

It is great regret we report the passing of Legionnaire Robert L. Bowen. The full obituary and announcement can be found at: https://vacremationservice.com/obituary/70274.

Veterans Day Around The District

Legionnaires from the 16th District held numerous events yesterday to recognize our Veterans on Veterans day.  We have received photos and reports from Manassas Post 10, Culpeper Post 330, and Lovettsville Post 1836. Manassas Post 10 held an indoor ceremony at their Post.  You can find more photos of their event at https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3739278902751960&set=pcb.3739279712751879 Culpeper Post […]

Safety and Security Concerns for Fundraising

A recent incident occurred where an individual robbed a local Post while conducting fund raising at a local Walmart. The incident resulted in some minor injuries to Legionnaires and loss of funds. Most important we are glad there were no serious injuries. There is nothing the Post members did wrong and we appreciate them sharing […]

Additional Veterans Day Activities In The District

Information came in after our original Veterans Day Activities news post was published.  Please see the flyer below for details on a Free Veterans Day lunch at Quantico Post 28.  Prices listed are for non-Veterans, Veteran meals are provided free.  This is for November 11th.  Please see the flyer below for more information or contact […]

Veterans Day Activities In The District

Despite the COVID restrictions on gatherings there are still lots of activates throughout the 16th District that Posts and District Officers are participating in. Please see the list below and links to additional information. Lovettsville Post 1836 will be hosting a Veterans Day event on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11 AM. The event will […]

Culpeper Veterans Day Event

Due to the government mandated restrictions on gatherings, numerous Veteran recognition events have been cancelled or limited. Culpeper County residents are resilient and will make sure our Veterans will be remembered on this special day. Culpeper 2020 Veterans Day Ride For Recognition Program

2020 Fall Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Oratorical Committee Report