Ahwatukee Post 64 is here to support you and your family!

 Post 64 meets monthly (3rd Weds) at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center 

Join us on for Autumn Fest Fundraiser!

 October 14 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

(see flyer below)

We received a donation of Infrared Thermometers and N-95 masks and will hand out to all who are interested.

Up Coming Events:

10/14- Autumn Fest Fundraiser. Light food, music, and dancing. - 6:30PM - 9:30PM

10/18- Auxiliary Charter Celebration- 3PM / Monthly Member Meeting- 4PM / Auxiliary Charter Dinner- 5PM

11/11- Veterans Day (fundraiser in planning)

11/15- Monthly Member Meeting- 4PM

Starting of American Legion Post 64's 2023-2024 year

The installation of the 2023-2024 Post 64 Officers was performed by the District 12 Commander Gerald Valle, along with Post 64's incoming Commander Brenda Smull.

Photo by Steve Smull

2023-2024 Post Officers:

Commander: Brenda Smull
1st Vice Commander: Al Hunter
2nd Vice Commander: Pete Meier
Adjutant: Roddy Charlton
Chaplain: Rebecca Schmidt
Treasurer: Jay Hendrix
SGT of Arms: Mark Shillinger
Service Officer: Craig Annis
Post Information Officer/Webmaster: David Green

Three different generations of veterans all serving in different conflicts/wars.   

Vietnam - Desert Storm - Operation Iraqi Freedom

[Pictured left to right- Craig Annis (VSO), David Green (PIO), Brenda Smull (COMDR), Pete Meier (2nd VICE)]

Photo by Steve Smull

Veteran Social Mixer held on 09/27

The Post held a free Veteran Social Mixer to allow veterans and others from the community a place/time to congregate together. The event was full of comradery and productive discussions for all Ahwatukee veterans! There was pizza from Phoenicians, refreshments, BYOB, music, card games and a raffle (4 Tickets Diamondback vs Astros Game-10/01). Representatives from Greg Stanton's office was present to provide information or assistance, if needed. 

Photo by Steve Smull

Photo by Steve Smull

Photo by Steve Smull

Photo by Steve Smull

Photo by Steve Smull

Photo by Steve Smull

Awarding Pete Meier- Excellence in Leadership

At the post's monthly meeting on 9/20/23, Peter Meier was awarded Excellence in Leadership Award for the outstanding service as Commander of the American Legion Post 64 from 2018-2023

Photo by Steve Smull

                                                                                                                             Photo by Steve Smull

Veterans Helping Veterans

A Marine veteran reached out to a Post member and was in need of critical assistance. Post 64 jumped into action and collaborated with the veteran's closest geographic American Legion (Post 132 in Oro Valley) for support.  We even went the extra mile to drive down and personally deliver a food and supply basket from our post.

Our motto at Post 64 is Veterans Helping Veterans and this Labor Day weekend our Service Officer and Post Information Officer did just that!

Pictured below is a photo of our new Post Information Officer, David Green, who helped procure the donated PPE and thermometers.

Photo by Brenda Smull

Photo by Brenda Smul

Donated KN96 Mask and Infrared Thermometers


One of our members maintains her own Blog and would like to share some pieces she has written for special occasions

about veterans and the American Legion.  We thank her for her truly kind words.

Strong Connections, Healthy Brain (click on this link)

Opening Opportunities for Veterans-The American Legion Act (click on this link)

March to May 2019 Remembrance (click on this link)

Strengthening our Social Fabric (click on this link)


The Ahwatukee community takes up 35.8 square miles and is located in south Phoenix. It is bordered on the north by South Mountain Park, on the south by the Gila River Indian reservation, on the east by Interstate 10 and on the west by state owned land. At one point, there were 32 gold and silver mines registered in this area.

In 1921, Dr. W.V.B. Ames, a dentist and inventor, bought 2,000+ acres from the state and built a residence. It was known to locals as "the castle," then called "Casa de Suenos" or "House of Dreams". In 1935, Helen Brinton bought a portion of the land and named it Ahwatukee (AH-WA-TOO-KEE), a Crow Indian
word for "House of Dreams". In the late 1950's, International Harvester purchased acreage south of the mountain to use as a proving ground. Presley Development purchased most of the original ranch land in 1971 and opened the master planned community of Ahwatukee. There is now nothing left of the original ranch residence.

The area including Ahwatukee, Mountain Park Ranch and The Foothills was renamed "Ahwatukee Foothills Village" in 1991. Today, as one of the fastest growing areas, its population now stands at more than 88,500. Residents have one of the highest incomes, averaging $96,700 per household and enjoy many
amenities including great weather, plenty of sunshine, gorgeous landscapes, golf courses, miles of trails and South Mountain Park (one of the largest city parks in the United States) it's easy to see why the community has grown so quickly.

The Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe High School District, numerous preschools, charter schools and private schools provide educational services to area children. Adult extension classes are offered through neighboring universities and community colleges.

Real estate values are diversified from moderately priced one-bedroom condominiums to multi-million-dollar homes. The area also includes an active retirement community.

"taken from the Ahwatukee Foothills News "


We have no Post Home, but our meetings are held at the 
Ahwatukee Recreation Center each month 
(except during the summer months of July and August), on the third Wednesday at 1600 hours in the main Ballroom.
Veterans of all branches are cordially invited to attend.  Annual dues are $30.00.
Approximate membership of two hundred.
Post 64 was established in 1993 as part of the Nation's largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.  Nationally, the American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families, and communities every day around the world.  Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism, and advocacy.  Post 64 supports these efforts, plus the following projects and areas of assistance in Ahwatukee:
-Color Guard leads the Ahwatukee Easter Parade and presents the Colors for many other events

-Honor Guard conducts memorials for fallen veterans

-Collection of used flags and proper retirement

-Benefits Assistance

-Family and Community Support

-Local School Outreach

-High School Oratorical Contest and Awards

-Arizona Boys State

-Local School Awards and Scholarships

-Homeless Outreach

-Comfort for the Recovering

-Financial Support

-Volunteer Opportunities

-Honor and Remembrance (POW-MIA)

-Adopt-a-Street, Elliot-Warner Loop clean-up

-U.S.O. Support

Support Packages to the Troops