Suffolk County American Legion
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June 2, 2022
Required Post Reports

All American Legion posts are required to submit the following two annual reports:
1. Consolidated Post Report
The Consolidated Post Report (CPR) was established in order to assist departments in the documentation of the various activities a specific post has done during the twelve-month reporting period, June 1 through May 31. The CPR may be the most beneficial document the post will complete. The post’s information, combined with that of other posts, is used when the National Commander and others testify on Capitol Hill as mandated by our federal charter. Each post has a story to tell and when we speak collectively our strength is magnified.

The CPR can also be completed online on Make sure to have all the information
ready, then simply sign-on and look for Consolidated Post Reports on the left sidebar. After
completing the form, click on the “Submit” button to send the report to National Headquarters;
a copy will automatically be sent to your department headquarters, as well. On-line submission will be available at through July 1st, the cutoff for receipt of forms at National Headquarters.

When using the paper form, send the original and one copy to the department headquarters to arrive not later than June 30, 2022. Keep the third copy for the post records. Paper forms may be scanned and
sent directly to national at link in red below.

Consolidated Post Report (Mail In Version)

Whether you use the mail - in option or the method, please mail an additional  copy to Suffolk County Adjutant Jim Beecher at 549 Lombard St., N. Babylon, NY 11703

Two copies are to be mailed to:
Department of New York
1304 Park Boulevard, Troy NY 12180

One copy is to be mailed to:
Suffolk County Adjutant Jim Beecher
549 Lombard St.
N. Babylon, NY 11703

2. Post Certification of Officers Form
The service records of elected officers at Post, County, and District levels must be reviewed and certified to ensure their eligibility for Legion membership and service in an official capacity. See link in red below.

Post Certification of Officers Form

This form must be mailed no later than June 14, 2022 to:

Department of New York - Adjutant
1304 Park Boulevard,
Troy NY 12180

A copy of this form must be mailed to 
Suffolk County Adjutant Jim Beecher
549 Lombard St.
N. Babylon, NY 11703

Any questions, please reply to this email or contact Jim Beecher at
Hospitality Night Steve Antonacci
Candidate for Suffolk County American Legion Commander Steve Antonacci will have a hospitality night on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 pm.

Smith-Wever Post 651
23 Foster Ave.
Sayville, NY 11782
Convention Call 2022
549 Lombard Street
North Babylon, New York 11703
April 4, 2022
Pursuant to Article V11 of the constitution and by-laws of the Suffolk County American Legion, this notice will serve as the official notice of the Annual County Convention of the Suffolk County American Legion.
The purpose of the convention is to elect the following officers for the 2022-2023 Legion year.  Commander, 5 Vice Commanders (one representing each of the 5 divisions), Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain and Sgt. at Arms, the submission of all reports of officers and committeemen and other such business as may properly come before it.
Voting members of the convention are:  The County Officers, Past County Commanders who are in good standing in a post that is under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County American Legion, The County Committeemen or in their absence their Alternates from each post and Delegates or, in their absence their alternates.
The said convention will be held on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Joseph Loeffler Post 1006, 198 First Street, Brentwood, NY, 11717.  Registration for the convention will commence at 0930 AM and will close at 1245 PM on June 5th.  The convention will convene at 1300 PM.
Post Everlasting services will be held at 1100 AM, after which lunch will be served. The lounge will be open at the close of the convention.
Jim Beecher, Adjutant
Post Everlasting Names
Please remember to submit the names of your post members who died since last year's county convention.
They will be read at the Post Everlasting Ceremony.

Please send to:
Chaplain Tom Bergin 
126 La Bonne Vie Apt. D
East Patchogue, NY 11772

Please pass this information on to all veterans -
Columbia Terrace Veterans Preference Housing Units Available!

After the first lottery round for the 14 units of Veterans Preferred Affordable condominiums, there are still 11 units left. The sales price for a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom unit is only 253,250.00, and a 1-bedroom 1- bathroom condo is $233,250.00!
 We need any and all veterans who might in any way be interested in being considered for this opportunity to fill out an inquiry form. Not an application / no obligation. This will be used to see if there is enough interest to proceed with another lottery in September. We urge you to review the guidelines and fill out this form at no later than June 7.

Please pass this on to your fellow veterans! Let's not let this opportunity slip through our fingers. We want very available unit to  house a veteran!

Please read the letter attached below from Angel Cepeda, Director of the Huntington Community Development Agency.
EMail from Angel Cepeda
Sail Ahead Veterans' Sailing Day - Save the Date
Register now!
LogoSailAhead and the Centerport Yacht Club Partner for the sixth year for a Veterans’ Sailing day!
This year SailAhead will be having their 6th Annual Take a Veteran Sailing Event at Centerport Yacht Club!
Over the last two years, COVID-19 has prevented us from getting veterans out on the water at-scale. This year we are resuming our sailing programs.

The event date this year is Sunday, July 31st.
We will be honoring SPC Ryan James Day, an Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Army Regiment (along with all Our Mates). Ryan died by suicide at 21 years old, on December 15, 2014.

The day’s schedule is tentative, but will look something like this:
12:00 PM: Veterans and Guest arrive at Centerport YC for sign in.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Ceremony will commence when guests and veterans are signed in. We will board the boats immediately after the ceremony.

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Weather depending, we head back to the docks where a BBQ and live music will be waiting for us.

7:00 PM: Event ends.

To learn more about SailAhead and our mission, visit our website here. To learn more about Our Mates, click here.
Begin registration!
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May 2022 POW / MIA Report
By Bob Brueggemann

Please see below link to POW / MIA activity in May

Sons of The American Legion Squadron Documents
Post Commanders and members,
                I am attaching 3 documents that I am asking you to pass on to your SAL Squadron Commander. One is a letter from The Detachment Commander David Lee explaining the other two  attachments, a new SAL Officer Certification form for next years SAL officers and the SAL Consolidated Squadron report which details what your Squadron has done for the past year. Please impress upon your Squadron the importance of filling these forms out as it details what the Squadron  and the Detachment of NY have accomplished and it is sent to National HQ and they file a report to Congress detailing what the SAL has done to justify their existence and retain their Tax exempt status. Please have them send these forms back to as soon as they are completed. The NY SAL submission rate for CSRs is at 3% the lowest in the nation.

      “ Pro Deo et Patria “
        James W. Casey
      American Legion
Department of New York
Please see link below to view the bus schedule for Boys State 2022


Suffolk County American Legion
Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program

The purpose of the Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program is to help our veterans resolve their problems by giving them a place to go for that help. To understand how our program works is simply demonstrated and explained in the following illustration. The veteran takes a glass of water (which represents stress) in his/her hand, and while standing up, holds it out straight in front. The longer it’s held, the heavier the stress gets. A veteran peer comes along beside the veteran holding the glass, and seeing the stress, the veteran peer makes the veteran comfortable by helping him/her to sit down in a chair. This also lowers the height of the outstretched arm holding the glass, making it easier for the peer to hold the arm with the glass and reduce the stress. However, there is still stress. Then along comes a clergy who takes the glass of water (stress) away. Thus, the stress is relieved.

The Veterans Peer-To-Peer Program Was Established by the Suffolk County, New York American Legion to Reach Out and Help Our Fellow Veterans
For more information see:

Or call Rev Fred Miller at 631-395-4646
Suffolk County Department of Labor Job Listings

Weekly SCNY Job Orders May 25 

If you are interested in receiving any assistance preparing an application for one of these positions, please feel free to reach out to the Suffolk County Department of Labor at 631-853-6600. They offer the following services FREE OF CHARGE:
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interview Practice
  • Career Pathway Counseling
  • Professional Certifications/Classes
  • Wardrobe Updates

Need proper business attaire for your next job interview or job fair?
Career Couture

Suffolk County NY FORWARD
a virtual career and talent portal that is part of the Department of Labor. The portal will link job seekers with Suffolk County businesses that need workers. Veterans will get first priority for these jobs, as the county wants to honor those who have served the nation with a 24-hour hold on these postings

Facebook - Suffolk County Department of Labor
Suffolk County Department of Labor has a Facebook page with current job listings. Like and follow for career opportunities:

Suffolk County Civil Service Exams E Filing
Current List of Exams.

NY State Dept of Labor Jobs Express
Below are current job openings in New York's 10 regional economies. New Yorkers can view the region they live in, see which industries are growing and find out what jobs are available in that economic sector. Job opening numbers are updated frequently.

VetCentral Job Announcements
From Massapequa Employment Center Nassau County Workforce Partnership
Over 800 local jobs are listed on this site.

VetsWork by Long Island Cares
This program provides help for veterans seeking employment by assisting with creating a resume, writing a cover letter, learning interview skills and more. For more information, please call Fern Summer at (631) 824-6385 (email at or Michael Haynes at (631) 824-6386.
For More Information Contact Suffolk County Department of Labor
Questions or Comments? Reply to Bob Santo at this e mail or send to
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