National Security

National Security Program

The ALA National Security program maintains and promotes a strong national defense by strengthening and supporting military service members and their families.

There are many resources available to us to be able to accomplish this task.
SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES:  Operation Homefront Guide, How to Support Troops and their families on Military installations, Welcome Homes, Military Family Support Guide, Military OneSource.
POW/MIA:  Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, National Recognition Day, Missing Man Table.
PUBLIC SIDE:  Troop Welcome Home and Send Offs, Troop care packages, Blue Star Banners.
JOIN WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:  Armed Services YMCA food pantries, Blue Star Families, USO, Quilts of Valor Foundation, American Gold Star Mothers, American Gold Star Families, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
NOMINATE:  Salute to Service Members Awards

National Security is directly in line with our primary focus for the year “BE THE ONE”.
Be The One who will assist our military and their families to ensure they are supported.
Be The One who will show care and concern for our deployed troops.
Be The One who will raise awareness of our POW/MIA.
Be The One who will praise and salute our service members.

As one of The American Legion Four Pillars, there is much to be done and much that can be done to assist our military and their families.

“LET’S ALL……………………….. BE THE ONE”



 Chair:  Anne Starke
 Vice Chair:  Carol Harlow


National Security One-Page Summary
Working Program Summary Sheet