American Legion Post 280, Inc.



US VeteranFor God and Country we associate Ourselves together for the

following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the

memories and incidents of our associations in the great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

     What is the American Legion?
  • The largest veterans organization in USA
  • Dedicated to God & Country
  • Pursuit of better veteran benefits
  • Community involvement
  • Youth education & involvement in government
  • Evolvement of comradre through social events & charitable activities
  •      What can the American Legion offer you?
  • A voice in protecting veteran benefits
  • Involvement in community and youth
  • A monthly magazine about the organization
  • Rights & Privileges to all posts throughout the USA

  •      How is the American Legion Organized?
  • Post - smallest, organized into geographic and organizational entities
  • Department - state level, many posts
  • National - located in Indianapolis, Indiana
  •     Join Up Here!!

    If you served on Federal Active Duty in any branch of service during one of the eligibility periods and have been honorably discharged, or are still serving and desire to become a member of the American Legion please contact Post 280.

    Membership Eligibility Periods:

    World War I

    April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

    World War II

    December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

    U.S. Merchant Marine

    Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945

    Korea War

    June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

    Vietnam Era

    December 22, 1961 - May 7, 1975


    August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

    Panama (Just Cause)

    December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

    Persian Gulf Area Including Iraq

    August 2, 1990 - To present day, Until Closed by Congress

    From Senator Mark Warner (Virginia):


    I’m writing with some good news for wounded warriors in Virginia and around the country. The Department of Defense recently announced that up to 133,000 veterans who were wounded in the line of duty may qualify for a federal tax refund, thanks to legislation we passed back in 2016.


    For years, many wounded combat veterans had their disability severance pay improperly taxed because of a technical glitch in the Pentagon computer system.


    When I found out about this, I teamed up with my friend Senator John Boozman, a conservative Republican from Arkansas, and we worked together to pass the

    Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act, which President Obama signed into law.

    Of all people, these veterans deserved to be treated better by their government, and I am glad that they will finally have the opportunity to claim money that is theirs.


    For more information on the bill, check out the Daily Press article below. If you’re a veteran whose severance pay was taxed after you were wounded in action, I encourage you to file for a refund. If you need assistance on this or any other issue with a federal agency, please call my office at 757-441-3079. We’ll do everything we can to help.


    703 Hart Senate Office Building

    Washington, DC 20510

    Toll Free: 1-877-676-2759
    (VA residents only)
    Phone: 202-224-2023