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Current membership is at 19,493 paid members with a goal of 29,566 members by May 2019. View the updated Department Membership Report dated October 31, 2018.

District 1 Tour: The Department of Nebraska will be hosting National Vice Commander (Midwest Region) James Sweet from November 28 - December 2. Commander Sweet and Department Leadership will be conducting the annual District 1 tour which will include visits to local posts and a holiday party at the VA Hospital in Hot Springs. Legionnaires from across the state are welcome to stop at any of the locations on the agenda to meet Commander Sweet and other Department Leaders. For questions about the tour please contact the Department Adjutant at or by phone at (402) 464-6338.

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