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Current membership is at 10,595 paid members with a goal of 29,368 members by May 2019. View the updated Department Membership Report dated August 27, 2018.

Check Writing Policy: Effective August 1, 2018, the Department will no longer issue checks on a monthly basis to Posts for the post share of dues for members who renew their membership online at National Headquarters. This change is necessary due to increasing costs of bank service charges for checks. Checks to the Posts will be distributed in January and July during the membership year. If a Post feels this policy put them in financial turmoil, the Post Commander can send in an exemption request, with a full justification of the financial hardship, to the Department Adjutant for consideration. For questions regarding this policy 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