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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, December 11th, at 7:30pm


**Executive Committee Meeting**

Monday, December 17th, at 7:30pm

The December 2018 newsletter can be viewed

by clicking HERE!


8 Dec - Post 290 Oratorical Contest, 0900; see Oratorical tab for more information

8 Dec - Army / Navy Football Game, 1500

8 Dec - Honor Guard Steak Night, 1700-2000

9 Dec - Farewell to Past Post Commander, Fred Schwarz, 1300

11 Dec - Legion Riders Meeting, 1800

11 Dec - Post 290 General Membership Meeting, 1930

13 Dec - Jr. Shooters at the Annex, 1800

15 Dec Stafford County Christmas Parade, 1700

17 Dec- Post 290 Executive Committee Meeting, 1930

20-22 Dec - Christmas Basket Pickup, Sort, Pack and Distribution at Post Annex, beginning at 0800 daily


31 Dec - New Year's Eve Party at Post 290, 9pm-2am featuring The 2:15 Band!
              BYOB; Hors D'Oeuvers and Breakfast will be provided.  $20/person pre-sale / $25 at the door

12 Jan - 16th District Oratorical Contest

16 Jan - "Day on the Hill"

3 Feb - Four Chaplains Sunday/Post Everlasting

1 Mar - Department Oratorical Contest

1-3 Mar - Department Spring Conference

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

12-14 July - Department Convention


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'

Facebook page at

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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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