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Welcome to The American Legion and Great Bridge Post 280
The programs, committees, and events that we are involved in are as diverse as: Children and Youth programs, Community Affairs, Law and Order, Americanism, Legion Youth Baseball, assistance with VA benifits, and being involved in the solution for hospitalized Veterans.
Yes we have a Services Officer
His name is Thomas (Chris) McDonald and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Post - 757-547-2120 or his cell phone 808-779-5975. E-mail or call him to obtain help with VA Claims and other Services Officer related paperwork.
The following are some of our programs:
Post 280 sponsors a Youth Junior Shooting Sports Team. They are called The Ravens. Contact William (Joe) Pocan via the post 757-547-2120 for more info or if you have a youngster that is interrested in the Youth Shooting Program.
For 2014, Post 280 sponsored 10 Boys State candidates.
For 2014, Post 280 sponsored 1 Junior Youth Baseball Team, they finished as 2nd District Champions and took 2nd place in State.
Post 280 supports the Junior ROTC programs for two Chesapeake schools.
Post 280 sponsors a Law and Order evening to honor the Chesapeake Police Departments - Patrolman of the Year, Chesapeake Sheriff Departments - Deputy of the Year, Fire Department/EMT - Officer of the Year, and Virginia State Police - Division 5, Trooper of the Year.
Post 280 host a Thanksgiving Dinner for the veterans of the local Veterans Hospitals - usually 50 very hungry veterans from the Vietnam to the Persian Gulf Wars. If you want to see the look of pure bliss, come see these veterans dig into a Thanksgiving Dinner.
We, the members of The American Legion Great Bridge Post 280, Inc. will attempt to advise/support any Veteran in need of help.
Post 280 rents its hall (capacity 85) with kitchen if needed, at reasonable rates, call 757-609-3439.
How is the American Legion Organized?
Post - smallest organization
Disrict - regional level, consisting of several posts
Department - state level, consisting of several Districts which have several posts
National - (Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana) consisting of 55 Departments made up of all 50 states
+ District of Columbia, France, Mexico, Philippines, and Pureto Rico