Our next membership meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday June 21st at 4:00 PM

This event will be held at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC).

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Post Officer Elections were held on May 17, 2023.

New Slate of Post 64 Officers

Commander- Brenda Smull

First Vice Commander- Al Hunter

Second Vice Commander- Pete Meier

Adjutant- Roddy Charlton

Service Officer- Craig Annis

Chaplain- Rebecca Schmidt

Treasurer- Jay Hendrix

Sgt at Arms- Mark Shillinger

Upcoming Events: 

Student Awards Program:  In the month of May we will be completing our annual American Legion Student awards program for local high schools and middle schools.   Two students are selected from each school by nominating committees, one girl and one boy student based on six qualities:  Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship and Service.   

The award consists of an American Legion bronze medallion, School Award Certificate and check for $200 for high school students.   Matching funds have been provided in memory of post member Charlie Roloff by his family.   

The schools we support are:

  • Mountain Point-   Commander Pete Meier coordinator 

  • Desert Vista- Adjutant Roddy Charlton coordinator  

  • Centennial - Member John Augustyn coordinator

  • Altadena- Adjutant Roddy Charlton coordinator

Memorial Day service- May 29th at National Cemetery.  Meeting at the ARC parking lot and carpooling up.


Photo by Steve Smull

We have chartered an Auxiliary at Post 64!

Contact Darlene Hunter at alhunter50@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining.

Photo by Steve Smull

Veterans Helping Veterans

On 11/19/22, members of Post 64 attended an Open House/ Dedication of Ashley's Place in downtown Phoenix, AZ.
We presented donation checks to help homeless veterans in need this holiday season
Ashley’s Place will provide transitional housing focused on addressing the unique needs of female veterans who were exposed to trauma during their military service. 
The two five-bedroom homes will provide a safe environment for up to 30 women annually with low incomes or who are coming out of homelessness, as well as daily meals. 
For more information on Ashley’s Place including referral forms, applications, donation and inquires, please contact them at: AshleysPlace@usvets.org .

Scenes from a recent Veterans Helping Veterans Fundraising Event for U.S. Vets 

Post members Al Hunter and Brenda Smull attended a bowling event to help raise money for Ashley's Place to help female veterans.

Pictured above (l or r), Pete Meier, Dave Von Tuersh, Rebecca Schmidt, Dan Chong, Mark Shillinger and Roddy Charlton

Photo by Steve Smull

Scenes from the Ahwatukee Easter Parade, 2022.



JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (youtube video)

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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 very 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, orgeous 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 AhwatukeeFoothills 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 200.
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