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Current membership is at 27,025 paid members with a goal of 29,566 members by May 2019. View the updated Department Membership Report dated May 15, 2019.

ATTENTION: Sandy Steinkamp is retiring on April 30, 2019 after more than four decades of dedicated service to the Nebraska American Legion. Sandy will stay on in a temporary, part-time status until her replacement is trained. The Department HQ's is looking to hire her replacement and will conduct interviews on June 14, 2019. Persons interested in applying should forward a cover letter and resume before May 30, 2019 to Department Adjutant Dave Salak at

National Emergency Fund: As Nebraska and neighboring states continue to deal with historic and catastrophic flooding, Legionnaires interested in helping flood victims are encouraged to contact their District Commanders for more information. The American Legion is also available to assist Legionnaires in need through the National Emergency Fund. Applications can also be downloaded from The American Legion National website.

A Message from the Commander...

Department of Nebraska American Legion Commander Jim Costello

Welcome to the Nebraska American Legion website. We have 357 American Legion Posts and well over 30,000 Legionnaires throughout the State of Nebraska. We are all very proud to be part of the largest veterans organization in the world.

Each American Legion Post in our great state does something to help promote the four pillars of The American Legion which are Veterans Affairs, National Defense, Children & Youth and Americanism.

The American Legion Family is made up of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. This year my motto is "Working Together to Make a Difference." If we do this, I am sure that we can accomplish even greater things than we have in the past.


Lyle Bartels
Department Commander