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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290

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NOTE:  Please send any information that you would like posted to our website to Ken White,, for review and publication (pending Commander's approval, if required).

** General Membership Meeting**

Tuesday, February 12th, at 7:30pm


**Executive Committee Meeting**

Monday, January 28th, at 7:30pm

The January 2019 newsletter can be viewed

by clicking HERE!

 12 Jan - 16th District Oratorical Contest at Post 290, 10am (Contestants report at 9am)

12 Jan - Steak Night, 5-8pm

16 Jan - "Day on the Hill"

20 Jan - Department Baseball Meeting, Richmond

21 Jan - Post 290 Baseball Coaches/Volunteer Meeting, 7pm

24 Jan - FURLOUGH DINNER, 6pm - 7:30pm - See flier below

28 Jan - Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30pm

29 Jan - Junior Law Cadet Interviews, 7pm

3 Feb - Four Chaplains Sunday/Post Everlasting, 1pm

3 Feb - Super Bowl Party/Chili Cook-Off, 4pm

12 Feb - Post 290 General Membership Meeting, 7:30pm

18 Feb - 16th District/Department Baseball Tournament Coordination Meeting, 7pm

1 Mar - Department Oratorical Contest

1 Mar - Boys/Girls State Applications due to school representatives

1-3 Mar - Department Spring Conference

9 March - SAVE THE DATE American Legion 100th Birthday Celebration

16 Mar - 16th District Spring Conference at Post 290; Lunch @ 1pm, Meeting begins at 2pm

17 Mar - Girls State Interviews at Post 290; see Girls State tab for additional information

18 Mar - Boys State Interviews at Post 290; see Boys State tab for additional information

7 Apr - Girls State Info Meeting; All Delegates, Alternates and their Parents must attend, 3pm

8 Apr - Boys State Info Meeting; All Delegates, Alternates and their Parents must attend, 7pm

1 Jun - 16th District Convention, Woodbridge

10-14 July - Department Convention


If you might be interested in serving as a Counselor for Boys State (16-22 June @ Radford University), please contact Frenchie Burnett, 540-220-1905 or

Post 290 Bombers Volunteerism

Sgt Mac Foundation Wreath Laying at Quantico
Post 290 Children's Christmas Party


During the Dept of Virginia Fall Conference, held in Williamsburg, VA, over the weekend of 26-28 October 2018, Post 290 3rd Vice Commander, Patrick Fox, and his wife Erin, Assistant Post 290 Historian and Bingo Manager - both Marines (there's no such thing as a "former" Marine) - were commended by National Sergeant at Arms, Willy Ransom, for their participation in multiple seminars and activities including those centered on JROTC competition in Virginia, and their enthusiasm in representing American Legion Post 290 and Commander Dave Stein.

Photo by Ed Thompson, Post 290 Historian and Public Relations Director




American Legion Riders Post 290 VA

The Riders have their own page on this website!

For up-to-date information, please see the Riders'

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  Post 290 is on Facebook and Twitter!

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes and visit our Facebook page and “Like” us. We update Facebook regularly with information about issues important and of interest to our veterans and active duty military and their families. Please let John Haehn know what else you'd like to see. 



In addition, if you have a Twitter account, please take a few minutes, search for the Post's Twitter account (@LegionPost290VA), and then click on "Follow."  The Post's Twitter account "follows" a variety of military and Virginia Twitter accounts and sends out helpful information at least once per day.  In addition, for those in charge of events (e.g., Bingo, baseball), if an event is delayed, please send a "tweet" to our Twitter account from your personal account.  Please tell John in person, via email or by tweet with suggestions of other Twitter accounts to follow. 


Since our charter in 1947, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Stafford community, join our Post as a Booster or sponsor - (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details) - 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

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