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Free online American Legion training program now available

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A new mobile-friendly online training program for members of The American Legion, Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary is now available free of charge, replacing the former American Legion Extension Institute.

“Basic Training” is a five-part lesson housed on The American Legion Education Institute site at The module updates and refreshes the former online training program, makes it free of charge for members of The American Legion Family and has been developed for mobile phones, electronic tablets and desktop computers.

Topics covered are:

- History & Organization

- Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

- National Security

- Americanism

- Children & Youth

Each topic area offers ways in which American Legion Family members can advance the organization’s values and services in their local communities.

Following a Course Conclusion step in the training program, a 40-question exam is provided. Graduates can download and print a certificate of completion and order a Basic Training Graduate pin from Emblem Sales.


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