Post 1 Anchorage Letter to Membership

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 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 –

Phone – 907-272-5242

Website –

Address – 840 W Fireweed Ln. Anchorage AK. 99517

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