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Major Database conversion delays

Post Membership Processing challenges are being encountered since the MyLegion conversion on April 1.

Many of you who work in processing or studying membership, have already seen the problems that we all have at hand. We have been waiting until today to see if good things would happen.

I’m about at my wits end today. I’ll be back tomorrow with fresh wits.

The IT Team at National is working on the problem(s) using patches from the software developers.

Many of us at Department offices have been patiently waiting, rather than filling up the phone lines.

Some of you have been able to register and function to levels even beyond what we can do at Headquarters. We look into the same database that you do. Without access/functionality we are simply sitting in a pause.

Manual processing the membership that comes in via snail mail, fewer and fewer every day, we can only get it to the point where we need our computer system connections to MyLegion and the new Prodigy software interface.

We thank those of you Post leaders who have the same patience for us during an incredibly trying time. We thank those of you without patience, to continue to email in examples of the problems that you are seeing. Please send them directly to ajuarez.


Vice Commanders and District Commanders are all delayed from access as well.

I would also like to hear about those who are successfully processing direct Online Post Renewals just like before the conversion.



Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

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Scholarship Announcement CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship

Arizona Legion Family:

Please review and help share this link if you know of someone who could use assistance with seeking scholarships.

This is a fee for service company. There is an application fee to consider.



The following is the link to the scholarship: CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship

Thank you so much again.

LTC Rob Kirklandeb5e0b09-57a2-4b91-889a-1929710d74b6

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 4:41 PM "ROTC Consulting" <info> wrote:

Dear Sir,

My name is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired). I am a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. I am reaching out to you to see if you can post to your website an annual scholarship we are sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The award is for $1000.

It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. The following is the link to the website: CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship. I was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.

Thanks so much for your help with letting your members know about this scholarship.


LTC Rob Kirkland

Web issues at Department

Hello All on 3/29/2021!
Some local cable work on our street is affecting our web and all network activity on it. Thank you for your patience while the challenge is being dealt with. Have an awesome day!

Governor Ducey Removes Restrictions from Restaurants – Keeps Recommendations

Today, Governor Ducey anounced the end of restaurant related COVID-19 restrictions. Under the Governor’s new Executive Order, the restaurant and bar requirements will become recommendations‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Governor Ducey Removes Restrictions from Restaurants – Keeps Recommendations
Today, Governor Ducey announced the end of restaurant related COVID-19 restrictions. Under the Governor’s new Executive Order, the restaurant and bar requirements will become recommendations and the local mask ordinances in place will no longer be enforceable.

“As we’ve said all along, distribution of the vaccine is our best path to getting back to normal, and I want to thank the millions of Arizonans who have rolled up their sleeves to make the distribution and uptake so successful,” said Governor Ducey. “In Arizona, we never did a shutdown, so it’s impossible to have a grand reopening. Instead, we are continuing to take reasonable, safe and sensible steps. The measures put in place last summer allowed Arizona to fight back COVID-19. I want to thank the local leaders who supported these efforts with their own measures, and the businesses who implemented them. Today, we are in a different spot, and we are also a lot smarter. I’m confident Arizona’s businesses and citizens will continue to practice the fundamentals and act responsibly as we gradually get back to normal."

“Restaurants across Arizona have done an incredible job at implementing mitigation measures, protecting patrons and staff, and remaining flexible,” said Arizona Restaurant Association President & CEO Steve Chucri. “Our restaurants know what to do, and Governor Ducey’s updated guidance will allow them to operate the best way they see fit. Thank you to Governor Ducey for working to protect Arizonans and our economy.”

What does this mean for Restaurant and Bar Operations?

Simply, this new order allows restaurants to resume pre-pandemic operations with no more restrictions on operations. In general, if you were allowed to do something in February of 2020, you can return to those same activities effective immediately, including but not limited to:

  • Booking groups larger than 10
  • No distancing requirements for guests
  • Resuming buffet and self-service operations
  • Allowing open seating and guest congregation
  • Dancing, parlor games, and karaoke

However, the Governor is still encouraging businesses and the public to act responsibly. Before returning to traditional operations, businesses should evaluate what COVID-19 mitigation measures they wish to keep in place, if any. While these restrictions are no longer enforceable, operators should still be aware of CDC and OSHA guidance for workplaces and ensure any changes made do not create additional liability for the business by checking in with counsel. The ARA will continue to provide updates.

Operators are encouraged to discuss any potential changes to operations with their staff and analyze what level of increased customer count their current staffing level can support. Operators should also encourage their staff members to get vaccinated and direct them to one of the State vaccination sites or essential worker specific PODS. The ARA will continue to announce new vaccination opportunities as they become available.

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Walk-in vaccine appointments available today (Monday, 3/22) at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center

FYI, please pass along!

From: Caroleen Culbertson
Date: March 21, 2021 at 10:16:59 PM MST
Subject: Fw: Walk-in vaccine appointments available tomorrow (Monday, 3/22) at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center

Hello veterans and VSOs,

Walk-in vaccine appointments available tomorrow (Monday, 3/22) at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center, 650 E. Indian School Road,
Phoenix 85012

Walk-in: 7 am to 2 pm

With Thanks to Sam Young!