To those who have sworn with their lives to protect America against enemies near and far, national security is a deeply held value. The past and present threat of terrorist attacks magnifies the importance of this value.

Veteran's Affairs and


For more than 90 years , the Legion has been the nation's leading advocate for proper health care and earned benefits for America's veterans. The Legion was instrumental in creating the Veterans Administration in 1930,and an ardent supporter of its rise to Cabinet status when it became the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1989. 

 National Security

The nation's cultural, moral, and patriotic values have been under attack for decades, a disheartening trend that continues today .


National American Legion College

The American Legion National College enhances knowledge and appreciation of The American Legion, and teaches the core values and contributions of the organization, its Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and many subordiante programs. The National Legion College prepares young Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts, counties, and departments through education, development, and motivation. The curriculum challenges student leaders to think critically and creatively about issues confronting the Legion.


Just Added: Join a Local Post Feature that will allow a potential new member to fill out their information and select the Post they would like to join. This information will be transmitted to Department Headquarters and then forwarded to the local Post for processing.

Disclaimer: Some of the links above are posted soley for informational purposes and in no way does The American Legion Department of Connecticut endorse any group or individual. If you have any questions please contact our office.

The American Legion's official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation's largest veterans service organization is now available online.

Already taken the old course? The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, witha quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam.

Today's young people face an array of societal pressures. The American Legion supports the family and understands that our children today are tomorrow's leaders.  Boys and Girls State, The Oratorical scholarship competition and State Police Youth Weeks are some of our most popular Children and Youth Programs.

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 Children and Youth



The VA has discontinued certain forms effective immediately. The new versions are available on our website under Legion Services/Service Office. Please discontinue the use of any old forms and make sure you have the most current forms available.


The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) has created an online shopping site exclusively available to Veterans and their families. Veterans enrolled in the VA Healthcare are able to shop VCS online at