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WEEKLY INDIANA VA CLAIMS PROCESSED BY VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS
From the desk of the Department Adjutant Hugh Dagley
FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
September 23, 2014
REGARDING LEGION UNIFORM POLICY
The Department Judge Advocate has issued an interesting and important ruling concerning the wearing of American Legion caps by Legion officers in the conduct of their official duties. According to the Judge Advocate,
As a follower, but not necessarily a fan, of Facebook, I often find the unfiltered, unverified and, frankly, misinformed commentary posted there to be both counterproductive and destructive to the best interest of the organization we all profess to revere. The Department of Indiana has experienced tremendous change over the past few months, change that occurred during one of the busiest times of the Legion year. Change is always unsettling, and a critique of how well the Legion handled the changes is warranted. Raw criticism is not. I encourage those of you who wish to comment on the operations and performance of the Department and its staff to contact me directly for facts that will inform your opinions. And to those of you who have come to the defense of our new staff members, thank you. Such encouragement contributes to their growth and development significantly.
The 2014-2015 Department Directory is in production. It will be available for distribution, as usual, at the Fall Conference. Those officers and officials who normally receive a copy of the directory, but who will not be in attendance, should arrange for someone to pick up their copy. Mailing costs for unclaimed directories are high, and we hope to avoid as much of that expense as possible.
The Department of Indiana currently has 15,375 members covered under the Legionnaires Insurance Trust’s No-Cost Accidental Death and Disability program. This AD&D policy pays a base benefit of $1,000 for accidental death or dismemberment; the benefit increases to $5,000 benefit for injuries or death occurring in the course of Legion business. The coverage is free to Legionnaires and enrollment cards are available from your post or by contacting the department.