A new website for American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 has been needed for sometime, we are happy that day is finally here. We will be working over the winter to build out this website to help inform members, gain new members, and reach out to our community.
This site will be used to post our monthly calendar, a way for people to contact us, promote our donation based merchandise, provide an easy way for people to join or inquire about the post and a myriad of other tools
Thanks for reading and make sure to bookmark us.
March 27th 2020 Post Update
Today the mayor added an additional 14 days to the Anchorage ‘hunker down” health mandate. This months general membership meeting is cancelled and the bar remains closed until the city and state reopen us. The executive board will continue to discuss post business through email.
DJ Jones and I have been doing buddy checks. We started with our most senior members and are working down the list, we have contacted about 100 members. If you need assistance please call me anytime at 253-906-9983, Bryan is also at the post Tuesday thru Saturday 11 am to 5 pm or so. We are ready to help and serve any member of the post.
Bryan Alvey the club manager continues to be employed and is handling day to day operations, including cleaning, scheduling of contractors, building inspections, and general improvement of operations. The other employees elected to file unemployment.
Other good news, we officially hit 100% and for the first time in a long time we are 600 Legion members strong. Please continue to recruit, tell a friend or just have them call me so can I tell them about all the good Post 1 does for active duty, veterans, and children and youth in Anchorage.
We continue to serve curbside BBQ Friday thru Sunday 12-5 pm. Use Door Dash for delivery or call us at 907-272-5242.
Thanks and stay healthy.
Commander – Michael Downs
March 20th 2020
Dear Post 1 Legionnaire, Auxiliary, and Son’s of American Legion Member,
These are odd times and our lives going forward may be changed forever. However Post 1 has been serving Anchorage for 100 years with no plans to go anywhere regardless of what is thrown at us. We want you to be safe and follow the policies in place and all health guidelines from the CDC.
If you are a member of the post or a veteran we are here to help you through this war against the virus. Please contact Michael Downs at 253-906-9983 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to call and check on some of our senior members and will help however we can.
As I’m sure everyone is aware we had to close the doors to the bar and food service on Sunday night. We were forced to make a decision on our 7 employees whether to send them to unemployment or pay them for cleaning and other things that need to be done at the post. The executive board voted to pay them until March 31st and then reassess. Those who want to work are, some chose unemployment.
We are serving to go smoked BBQ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. We hope that you will support us as we try to support our staff, I promise it’s good stuff.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Bryan is at the post Tuesday Through Saturday and you can call me anytime at 253-906-9983. We are looking forward to one heck of a April Fools party at the post.
Michael Downs Post 1 Commander
|Email – Alaskapost1@gmail.com
Phone – 907-272-5242
Website – alaskapost1.org
Address – 840 W Fireweed Ln. Anchorage AK. 99517
|Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation | National Security | Americanism | Children & Youth|
We provide a yoga class every Monday from 7pm to 8pm, inside or outside depending on weather. The class is taught by instructor Michael King, guests are welcome as we will sign you in and we can explore membership options as a veteran, son of a veteran, or the woman’s auxiliary.
On Saturday April 27th at the 100th Alaska American Legion Centennial Convention Art Bell was elected State Commander. Art was also this years convention chairmen and was hosted by American Legion Jack Henry Post 1, in Anchorage Alaska. His first lady Amy Bell was with him to take the gavel from the now Past Commander Nate Carter.
Art spent the last 5 years as Jack Henry Post 1 Commander and has continually increased the membership and improved our post. during his tenure. We know Art will do an excellent job!
Post 1 members voted unanimously to make a donation that would allow our Legion Baseball team from West Anchorage High School to purchase an outdoor batting cage that would allow them to get out of the gym in the summer time. Anything left over will go to needed safety equipment. Legion baseball falls under the 3rd Pillar of the American Legion and is considered Americanism.
Each year, nearly 90,000 athletes participate in American Legion Baseball, the nation’s oldest and most-respected amateur baseball program. Legion posts sponsor teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, giving young men wholesome, healthy activity and lessons in sportsmanship, loyalty, respect for rules and fair play.
Many of the greatest names in the sport spent their teen-age summers in American Legion Baseball uniforms. Hall of Famers such as Dave Winfield, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson and Yogi Berra still speak of the influence Legion ball has had on their lives and careers. To date, 59 major league players and one umpire who played Legion ball have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
THE 2019 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF ALASKA, WILL BE HOSTED BY AMERICAN LEGION JACK HENRY POST 1, THE CONVENTION VENUE WILL BE ARCTIC REC CENTER, 4855 ARCTIC BLVD ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99503 AND WILL CONVENE AT 9:00AM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 27 2019, WHEN THE CONVENTION ADJOURNS.
AN OPEN HOUSE FOR DEPARTMENT COMMANDER NATE CARTER INCLUDING NO-HOST COCKTAIL AND FINGER FOOD GATHERING WILL TAKE PLACE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 AT 5:00PM AT JACK HENRY POST 1 840 W. FIREWEED ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99503 IN HONOR OF THE LEGION, AUXILIARY AND SONS DIGNITARIES WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE CONVENTION.
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The America Legion, Jack Henry Unit 1 will be hosting the 60th Silver Tea, November 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m. This is the Auxiliary’s largest fundraiser for the support of the veteran community.
President Anne Foley chose this year’s theme as “Christmas with the Troops”. We will have photos of Christmas celebrated from WWI through the Gulf War/War on Terrorism. Each decorated table will follow the same theme. The Auxiliary members out do themselves with free delicious finger food and delicious tea and coffee served in beautiful china tea cups. Adult beverages are also available to members in the canteen. This event will have a silent auction.
We are proud to once again be a major sponsor of the Wounded Hero’s Event, which uses the natural ambience of the awe inspiring Kenai River to help heal our wounded hero’s.
We want to thank Bass Pro Shops in Anchorage for helping make this event happen, and the Kenai River Foundation for putting the event on.
We love to help active duty service members, it’s our mission. When Armed Services YMCA asked us to partner with them to send care packages to deployed service members from Alaska as part of Operation Frosty Warrior, we were all about it. Commander Art Bell and First Vice Mark Berg organized donations and filled 110 boxes with necessities and goodies from Alaska and ASYMCA shipped them off. We are thankful for ASYMCA, as they sent over 3500 hundred packages with the help of many other partners.
The best part for us was to see photos of smiling faces holding up notes that we sent in our care packages. We do not know where these service members are deployed but we hope that they know that the 520 American Legion members from Alaska Post 1 are thankful for their service and appreciate their sacerfices.