Membership and Links


Together, we make a difference

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.


Basic Training

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.

Already taken the old course. The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam.

Education Institute | The American Legion


The Archive is maintained by The American Legion Library and Museum which represents the library’s digital holdings. The Digital Archive provides full-text access to The American Legion magazine, national meeting digest, post and officer manuals, newsletters, press releases, and other publications published by the national organization.  Additionally, the archive contains the ruling documents of  The American Legion including current resolutions.

Other links of interest:

e-Vets (Internet to programs & Services for Vets)

National Personnel Records Center

Request DD214 (National Personnel Records Center)

U. S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

City of Houston Office of Veteran Affairs
Have patience. Terrible, slow site.