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Joel M. Forman was elected on July 15, 2018 as Department Commander for The American Legion Department of Nevada. A Vietnam War Era Veteran who served in the U.S. Army for six years as a combat medic/pharmacist. He is a 13 year member of Spirit of Freedom Post 76 in Las Vegas and was Post Commander for 4 years, 2nd District Commander for 2 years and a Department Officer for the past 3 years. Married for 48 years, he and his wife have 2 daughters and seven grandchildren. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and is a 1970 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and owned a pharmacy for 23 years. He is a graduate of The American Legion College, class of 2016. He has represented The American Legion at 771 interments of unaccompanied Veterans at the Southern Nevada Memorial Cemetery. He is a member of the Color/Honor Guard for his Post. He is a member of the Selective Service System for Clark County.
Since our charter, our American Legion Department of Nevada has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining a Post in our state enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.
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IT’S EASY AND FUN. All you need to do is click on the 300 Club Raffle logo, fill out the form. Then mail the completed form with your check or money order to The American Legion, 737 Veterans Memorial Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Attention 300 Club. And remember you will have 48 chances to win throughout the year.
The “300 Club” Raffle is open ONLY to Nevada's Legionnaires and Sons of the Legion members.
Denise Rohan, National Commander of The American Legion 2017- 2018
Denise Rohan was elected national commander of the 2 million-member American Legion on Aug. 24, 2017, in Reno, Nev., during the 99th national convention of America’s largest veterans organization.
Rohan of Verona, Wis., joined the U.S. Army in 1974 and has served The American Legion since 1984. Prior to her transfer to Post 385 in Verona, she served as the commander of Post 333 in Sun Prairie, Wis., where she established a Sons of the American Legion squadron and chartered a Boy Scout troop. She has also served as the department commander of Wisconsin.
Rohan and her husband, Mike, are both 2006 graduates of the National American Legion College and 2015 graduates of the Wisconsin American Legion College. Both have gone on to serve as department and national American Legion College facilitators.
Rohan was employed with the University of Wisconsin Madison as the assistant bursar of student loans until her retirement in 2012. She managed the University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Wisconsin Green Bay and University of Wisconsin Colleges $120 million loan portfolio made up of approximately 200 different federal, institutional and state programs in compliance with all laws, regulations and policy. She was responsible for the efficiency and design of the computerized student loan accounts receivable system.
She is a graduate of Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wis., and The Collegiate Management Institute.
Rohan served the Family Readiness Group as a volunteer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 1-105th Cavalry Squadron. She also served with the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard Airman and Family Readiness Program.
Her theme as national commander is “Family First” and her fundraising project is the Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance program, which awards cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.
Rohan has been married to Mike since 1976, and they have a son, Nicholas, daughter-in-law Angie, and two grandchildren, Sawyer and Isla. Mike is very active with The American Legion on both the state and national levels and is a past department adjutant. Nick and Sawyer are members of Squadron 385, and Isla is a member of Unit 385.
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What The American Legion Does:
- Processes more than 600 disability claims appeals per month for veterans trying to get their VA medical benefits.
- Gives emergency financial assistance to Legion Families hit by Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other disasters.
- Urges Congress to provide enough VA funding to take care of veterans' medical needs - and provide it in advance.
- Awards college scholarships to children whose mothers or fathers have sacrificed their lives in the global war on terrorism.
- Volunteers about one million hours every year at about 160 VA Medical Facilities nationwide.
- Helps familes of deployed troops through the Family Support Network and Operation Military Family Outreach.
- Through its Temporary Financial Assistance program, helps the children of veterans who are suffering hardships.
- Donates about 100,000 pints of blood annually to the American Red Cross.
- Lobbies Congress to upgrade and improve Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits (Legion wrote the original 1944 GI Bill that educated 8 million veterans).
- Through its Heroes To Hometowns program works with communities to welcome back their returning veterans and help them make the transition to civilian life.
- Sponsors more than 5,000 American Legion Baseball Teams, which are made up by more than 100,000 ballplayers.
- Raises funds to improve quality of life for active duty troops with the Wounded Warrior Recognition Program and Operation Comfort Warriors.
- Offers community programs that encourage the intellectual and social growth of America's children (Boys State, National Oratorical Competition, Boy Scouts).
To find out much more about what The American Legion does, please visit www.legion.org
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of Nevada Thank You. Join in the support of a Post as a Booster or sponsor. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.