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        Joseph Loeffler Post #1006, Brentwood, New York 11717-4677






Why you should join our post.


1. To be recognized for holding an office or being part of a team that accomplishes worthy projects. To be recognized for being a member of a respected, reputable organization. This post was chartered by an act of Congress November 1, 1928. We have been serving the community of Brentwood for over 80 years now.

2. Post functions, activities, and programs meet expectations. Post Activities are educational, enjoyable, and beneficial to the member and his or her family.

3. The security of knowing members benefits meet expectations. The Service officer is helpful and legislative activities are meaningful and important.

4. Sharing of personal ideas, goals, and feelings. Interact with members that have similar views or interests.

5. The American Legion media system benefits membership. The American Legion magazine, Legion Dispatch, Department and Post Newsletters combined with the Web site articles are interesting, informative, beneficial and accessible.

6.There is a reason this is the largest veterans organization in the world. Protect your veterans benefits, you earned them. Put your DD214 to good use. Join today !!


If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire! You've probably heard of The American Legion. We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion has a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned — and were promised — by service to our nation in uniform. The American Legion is America's largest veterans organization. We're fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired COLAs, better military housing, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you — and your family — can continue to use after separation or retirement. Post 1006 invites you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family — in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"

Join today take and advantage of the benefits of being a Legionnaire and to be part of The American Legion, at the Joseph Loeffler Post 1006 in Brentwood. Please don't let your DD214 sit idle, you earned it so put it to good use today!   Application


Member Benefits-2022.

The first benefit is The American Legion Prescription Discount Program. This is not an insurance program but rather a discount plan for drugs, administered by CVS Caremark, that are not covered by your other health care plans. Using this program, you can save an average of twenty per cent off the regular retail price. Check out the CVS Caremark web site. Call 1-888-414-3141.


Life Station. Member discounts on a medical alert system and a FREE extra item. Call 1-855-705-5885, or

The next benefit deals with life insurance. Members aged 45-85 are eligible for guaranteed issue whole life policies through Mutual of Omaha. Call 1-800-780-0319.

Hearing aid discounts from Amplifon. Call 1-888-290-5412 or visit

Moving? Northamerican Van Lines: You must apply through the American Legion member site.

Gov Vacation Rewards. Enroll today to start saving on exclusive veteran travel benefits. 1-866-691-5109, or visit

Veterans Holidays. Enjoy a week-long stay for a price that most resorts charge for a single night. Call 1-877-772-2322 or visit

Save 15% at Motel 6! For legion and SAl members. There are over 1,100 pet- friendly locations in the US and Canada. Call 1-800-4-MOTEL6 and use the code M6ALGN, or visit

Wyndham Hotel Group. Up to 20% off the "Best Available Rate" at thousands of participating locations throughout the world. Call 1-877-670-7088. I.D. #8000000307

Auto Rentals. Members get special discounts with National, Alamo and Enterprise. Visit

USAA. Provides a full range of financial prodcts. Call 1-877-699-2654 or visit

Your Legion membership card gives you access to these and many other discounts and programs. For more info, go to



The most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


Q: How do I join this post?

A: Call the post at 631-435-9636. Meetings are on the second Friday of the month @ 7:00PM, bring your DD-214 and $50.00 dues for the year.  

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for membership in The American Legion?

A: Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of active duty after December 7, 1941 and are still serving in the military after any of the said periods or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member.


Q: Why is membership in The American Legion limited to certain periods of time? I served in military, but not during The American Legion eligibility periods.

A: The American Legion was founded in 1919 as a war-time veterans organization. It was chartered by Congress on this basis. Our membership eligibility dates parallel dates set by Congress of war-time service.

Q: How does a post report the death of a member of The American Legion?

A: The form Numbered 30-001 (Member Data Form) was replaced with 30-001/2002 (the one with the red boxes on it)  but both forms are correct to use to report deaths. Form 30-001 can be used until supply is depleted.
You can also use a regular transmittal form and write deceased next to the name and member number and mail with the card (with the deceased box checked)  if the member has not renewed for the current year.  Do not mix membership renewals and reporting deceased members on the same transmittal form.

Q: What benefits do I receive as a member of The American Legion?

A: As a member of The American Legion, you may participate in the low cost life insurance program, as well as many other discounts on moving, car rentals, hotels and motels, eyewear and prescription drugs.

Q: What is a Paid-Up-For-Life Membership?

A: It's a membership you purchase (you can now pay monthly with a credit card) that makes you a Paid-Up-For-Life Member of The American Legion. Joining the over 175,000 who've already become Paid-Up-For-Life Members assures you of all the benefits of American Legion membership for life, with no additional future payment, no more dues notices -- no matter how much the cost of your benefits may go up. See below.

Q: What type of financial aid for college or scholarship information can The American Legion provide?

A: The American Legion publishes a college financial aid guide called NEED A LIFT? This 128 page guide lists scholarships, grants and loans. NEED A LIFT? also contains a scholarship research service application called CASHE. Using the information provided on the application a database of over 150,000 entries will be searched to match awards to the individual. To order a copy of NEED A LIFT? send a $3 check or money order to: NEED A LIFT?, Emblem Sales, PO Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Q: What can I do to get help with a VA claim?

A: American Legion Service Officers offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need to deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Check the Department Service Officer for contact information of the officers in your area.

Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates. Can I join the Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion (SAL) even if he/she is not a member of The American Legion?

A: No. If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates is not a member of The American Legion, you may not join either the American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion. However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

Q: Can I ask The American Legion to search its membership list and give me a current address and telephone number of an old Army buddy I want to locate?

A: The American Legion protects the privacy of its members and will not release such information. However, there are certain situations for mail to be forwarded to our members. Legion membership of the requester is required in most cases.

Q: How can I obtain a copy of The American Legion's annual report?

A: Try the National Service Officer.

Q: Is there a history of The American Legion available?

A: Copies of Thomas Rumer's The American Legion: An Official History 1919-1989 is still available from Emblem Sales, The American Legion, PO Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206, Telephone: (317) 630-1251, or FAX: (317) 630-1381 at a cost of $16.95 plus $3.95 postage and handling. Phone and FAX orders are accepted with VISA or MasterCard only.

Q: Where do I direct questions or concerns about local posts?

A: Post matters and/or concerns should be directed to the New York Department Headquarters. The Department has the first line responsibility in reviewing any actions by a post. In addition, if you are interested in joining or even just visiting local posts within an area, please direct all questions to Department Headquarters. The professional staff should provide the information you are seeking.

Q: How can I request a copy of my military discharge records for proof of eligibility?

A:  If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use to order copies of military records.  All others must use the SF 180 or request in a letter.



     Veterans or next-of-kin of deceased veterans:
Click Here

     All others:
Obtain and Fill out Standard Form 180 (SF-180)
          Or Write a Letter to Request Records

How to Obtain Standard Form 180 (SF-180), Request Pertaining to Military Records
There are several ways to obtain an SF-180. You can:  Download and print a copy of the SF-180 in PDF format.

Standard Form 180 - PDF size: 121KB
Get the latest version
 Click here to download the latest version of the FREE Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.

You need access to a printer and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (see link below). The form is a total of 3 pages.

The SF-180 is formatted for letter size paper (8.5" x 11").  If your printer can not accommodate this, select "shrink to fit" when the Adobe Acrobat Reader "Print" dialog box appears.

This is also a fillable version of the SF-180. It will allow you to type the needed information into the form using your keyboard.  You will still need to print, sign and mail the form. Otherwise, it works the same as stated above.

Order the form to be faxed to you from the National Archives and Records Administration's Fax-on-Demand System
Call the Fax-on-Demand System at (301) 837-0990 from a fax machine , using the handset.  Follow the voice instructions, and request document number 2255. There is no charge for this service except for any long distance telephone charges you may incur.

Use the NARA web site to order the form through the mail.

Write to The National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

You may also be able to obtain the SF-180:
From the Department of Defense
     From Federal Information Centers
local Veterans Administration offices

     From veterans service organizations

The SF 180 may be photocopied as needed. Please submit a separate SF 180 for each individual whose records are being requested.

2. Write a Letter to Request Records
If you are not able to obtain SF-180, you may still submit a request for military records. Requests must contain enough information to identify the record among the more than 70 million on file at NPRC (MPR). Certain basic information is needed to locate military service records. This information includes:

  • The veteran's complete name used while in service
  • Service number or social security number
  • Branch of service
  • Dates of service
  • Date and place of birth may also be helpful, especially if the service number is not known

    If the request pertains to a record that may have been involved in the
    1973 fire
    , also include:
  • Place of discharge
  • Last unit of assignment
  • Place of entry into the service, if known.

    Please submit a separate request (either SF 180 or letter) for each individual whose records are being requested.

How to Submit Requests:
Send by mail
  Send by fax

Today we must continue to receive requests, dated and with a handwritten signature, either by mail or by fax only.  This is because Federal law [5 USC 552a(b)] requires that all requests for records and information be submitted in writing.  Each request must be signed and dated.

You may submit more than one request per envelope or fax, but please submit a separate request (either SF 180 or letter) for each individual whose records are being requested.

Send by Mail
Our mailing address is:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Send by Fax
Our fax number for requesting military records is 314-801-9195.
The Center will respond in writing by U.S. Mail.

3. Order Processing Time
Response times for records requested from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) vary greatly depending on the nature of the request. For example, the NPRC Military Records Facility currently has a backlog of 180,000 requests and receives approximately 5,000 requests per day. Routine requests for separation documents currently require only 2-4 weeks for servicing. However, requests that involve reconstruction efforts due to the 1973 fire or older records which require extensive search efforts may take much longer. The average turnaround time on all requests is currently running at approximately 12 weeks.

Q: How can I request confirmation if an individual has ever served in the military?

A: The information page has been developed to respond quickly to the many people who write to the Department of Defense requesting confirmation whether an individual has ever served in the military.  To obtain certificates of service or non-service under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, please address your correspondence to the appropriate military office listed.  In the event you are unsure of the Service that an individual may have served in, the only recourse is to write to each office.  Click Here for mailing addresses - the charge for each Soldiers and Sailors certificate (as of February 21, 2002) is $5.20. Checks should be made payable to the "Treasurer of the United States."


          National Constitution, Article IV:Section 1: Any person shall be eligible for membership in THE AMERICAN LEGION who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force or Space Force of the United States and asigned to active duty at sometime during any of the following periods:

                  World War II: 12-7-41  to  To Be Determined.

                              National Guard and Reserve veterans should see their local posts for eligibility.






Post PUFLs


A 'PUFL' is a member who is Paid-Up-For-Life. They paid a lump sum to assure them the benefits of the American Legion for life.

They will NEVER see another post, county, state or national dues increase again! It really is a good deal. Go online to the National website & get a quote, pick a payment plan & proceed from there.


  Oscar Casey, WWII.
  Ralph T Coe, WWII.
  George Kelly, WWII.
  William Kloepfer, Korea.
  Steven V Madera, Vietnam.
  Thomas J Pyatt, Vietnam.
  * PPC Ernest A Sawtelle, Vietnam.
  * PPC Joseph Sawtelle, Panama.
  John B Schmieder, WWII.
  Christopher T Spano, Korea.
  Thomas E Zimmerman, Vietnam.
  (* = Post paid)
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Post Life Members


A Life membership is honorary and paid for by the post.

Our post usually gives Honorary Life Membership to members that have reached 50 years of continuous membership.





  William Fallon
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