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Post Officers

Commander: Jeff Vargas
Senior Vice Commander: Joy Hickok
Junior Vice Commander: Troy Wyas
Adjutant: Joy Hickok (act), Paul Farace (asst.)
Finance Officer: Jim Grace
Chaplain: Carl Bender
Sergeant At Arms: Anne Korsness
Judge Advocate: Dan Isch
Post Service Officer: John Magana
Historian: Paul Farace

Executive Committee
Dan Isch
Jerry Bickford
Ken Walsh
Charlie Lang
Joe W. DeHayes
Hank Riebold
Jim Yilek

Board of Trustees
Ernie Santa-Cruz
Juan Arvizu
Jerry Joaquin


Executive Board: 2nd Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00pm. E-Board meetings are closed to E-Board members only with the exception of special guests.

General Membership: 3rdd Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00pm.

Note: General Membership meetings are for all Post 35 Legionnaires PLUS one representative from each of the other Post 35 entities (Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion,and American Legion Riders). Legionnaires who are not on the Executive Board are encouraged to attend the General Meetings to be a voice in voting on Post matters brought before the Post Members. This is your Post so please become involved!


To be eligible, you must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates listed below (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard) and was honorably discharged or are still serving honorably.

Eligibility Eras are:
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918   (World War I)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946   (World War II – Merchant Marines are eligible during these dates)
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955   (Korean War)
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975   (Vietnam War)
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984   (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990   (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today   (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

How to Join:
Complete membership application.
Submit copy of DD Form 214, Discharge Papers or Separation Documents. If you need assistance in obtaining your DD 214, Request Military Records 
Either stop by Post 35 and drop off your membership materials, e-mail it to membership@legionpost35az.org or mail to:
Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35
240 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85224


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