Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The American Legion is a service organization formed of men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during time of war.

We are dedicated to serving our comrades in distress, the widows and orphans of our fallen comrades, and our communities.

For those of us who live outside the USA, we understand that when we speak of "the community, state, and nation" we mean our host countries as well as the country we served proudly as members of the Armed Forces.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

About Our Founder
David Franklin Lilley
June 1, 1925 – October 13, 2010

David Franklin Lilley, also known as "Escondida Dave" and "Pops", passed away on October 13, 2010 while in the VA Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was 85 years old and had been living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the last 24 years.

Dave was born on June 1, 1925 on the Penny Slade Plantation in Williamston, North Carolina, to Alexander Franklin and Mollie Coltrain.  He is survived by his wife Bonnie Wilma Hollbrook, his ex-wife and the mother of his three children, Arlene Frances Dearing, his daughters, Donna Marie Armitage, Suzanne Carol Lilley, and his son Michael David Lilley. He had four grandchildren, Brett David Armitage, Michael Scott Armitage, David Michael Lilley and Natalie Arlene Lilley. He also had two  great grandchildren, Kenneth Joseph Armitage and David Scott Armitage.

After his graduation from Williamston, North Carolina High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy, for the duration of WWII, where he served for 5 years. Once discharged from the Navy, he immediately enlisted in the Army where he rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Upon his retirement 20 years later, he was one of three that held this rank and status in the Army. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

While in the Army, he was stationed in Germany for 8 years and travelled all over Europe. At one time he was assigned to head a 5 man team of coaches to go to Jordan and set up a complete sports program for the King Hussein and the Jordan Arab Army. He had a love of sports, especially football, basketball and boxing and was a referee, registered in both Europe and the United States, even travelling with the Harlem Globetrotters throughout Germany, France, Belgium and Luxemburg as the "stern" referee.

While in Vietnam, his artillery group was adopted by the town of Gadsden, Alabama, and he was sent to speak at numerous schools and civic functions. Upon his return to Vietnam, his unit, with the funds generated in Gadsden, built a complete refugee village for the aged and helped them start a brick making business.

After his retirement from the Army in 1968, he became the Civilian Youth Director at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington, where he organized 15 Little League Baseball team, 6 soccer teams and 5 football teams, with a staff of just one secretary and numerous volunteers.

In 1969, he moved to Westport, Washington, where he married Bonnie Wilma Hollbrook, and became a Charter Boat Captain, owning and operating his own company, along with a motel, bowling alley and restaurant.

In 1978, he moved to Patterson, Louisiana where he worked for a time as a 1st mate on a supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  He completed the course needed to obtain his United States Coast Guard License to operate or navigate passenger carrying vessels and went to work for United Gas Pipeline as a Captain on a 142 foot supply and work boat, where he worked for 9 years. The company offered him an early retirement, which he took and moved to Seattle.

His love of boats and the ocean propelled him to buy a 36 foot sailboat with his son Michael and they began their year- long journey down the west coast that eventually landed them in Banderas Bay, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dave fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and made it his home for the last 24 years.

After chartering the sailboat for a while, he bought a little cantina and turned it into La Escondida Sports Bar which he ran for 5 years before selling it to his daughter Suzanne. He also worked for Jorge Zambrano at Andales and Mike Pohl at the Frankfurter, volunteering his services for whatever was needed.

He was a member of the VFW, Elks, Eagles and American Legion. He supported local charities and was actively involved in New Life Mexico Street Boys Program.

The American Legion Post 14 had a memorial service for Dave on November 11, 2010, hosted by Steve's Bar at 12:00pm. There was a donation box for New Life Mexico Street Boys Program set up for those that choose to donate in Dave's memory.

Dave was well loved, admired and most of all, respected, by all of the friends whose lives he touched. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

His ashes were spread in the Bay of Banderas from the sailboat that brought him to the Puerto Vallarta that he so loved.  He always signed his correspondence "Dave in Paradise" and now it will be his final resting place.

About the American Legion Post 14

Commander
Dennis A. Rike, USN: Born in Oakland California and lived adult life in New Jersey. Served from 1960 to 1963 on USS Bryce Canyon AD-36 and USS Rochester CA-124 before receiving an Honorable discharge. Dennis is a full time Puerto Vallarta resident 10 years, married to Dinia Hernandez and has a 16 year old son Kenneth (date 8-2013). Email address: dennisrike@hotmail.com.

1st Vice-Commander
Norm Deveraux, ARMY: Born in Utah. Norm served in the Army from 1967 to 1970, two years of which were spent in Vietnam. Norm is a full time resident of Puerto Vallarta. Email address: reconorm@hotmail.com.

2nd Vice-Commander
Dave Rathje, Army

Adjutant
Russ Mills was born in Marin County, California, and served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, receiving an honorable discharge.  He retired and moved to Puerto Vallarta in 1994, and is a full-time resident.  E-Mail addresses:  russ.mills@prodigy.net.mx and russmills@yahoo.com.

Service Officer
Cheryl Kehler, Born in Madison, Wisconsin.Joined the Army in December 1985. Was honorably discharged from active service in February,1992 into the active Reserves. Was honorably discharged from the reserves in December, 1999. Married to Larry Kehler and am a full time resident of Puerto Vallarta. I have one daughter and one grandchild.

Finance Officer
Clark "Ed" GriffenUSA  Driver Armored Tank 1961 - 1964.

Treasurer
Jim Mawdesley

Judge Advocate
 Fred Crowely, USMC.

Sergeant at Arms
Jim Brockway

Historian
David Puckett, USAF: David was born in Camden, NJ and joined the Air Force in 1982 and was honorably discharged in 1991.

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How to Join Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14

Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits associated with joining the American Legion. Many American companies provide significant discounts to members:

  • Discounts and Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Travel Discounts
  • Other Discounts

Membership Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for membership into the American Legion, you must have served any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the dates listed below.

  • World War I: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  • World War II: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Korean War: June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm: December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
  • Desert Storm cont: August 2, 1990 to today

Membership forms are available at the following location:

Steve's Sports Bar: Basilio Badillo #286 Col. Emiliano Zapata
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Tel: (322) 222-0256

We have our general meeting every third Tuesday of the month at noon at Steve's Sports Bar. The executive meeting (open to all members) is held the first Thursday of every month at noon. Steve's Bar is located at 286 Basilio Badillo, in Old Town Vallarta.

Members of the American Legion Post 14 gather every Thursday to play golf and share war stories at Field of Dreams Golf Course in Gauyabitos.

Last updated: September 9, 2017 · Charity ID: 130

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17Oct2017
Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

It’s great to see our members trickling back into town after “taking the summer off” and heading back to the states. Welcome Home!

14Sep2017
Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

As summer comes to an end we start thinking about all of our snowbird members flying back home to the roost here in and around PV. We are anxious for your return!

30Aug2017
American Legion PV Suggests Helping the Hurricane Harvey Vets

American Legion Post 14

We are all aware of the devastating disaster that took place AND IS taking place in Texas. I just received the following communication from the Texas VFW.

21Aug2017
Featured Interview: The American Legion Post 14, One Plus One Equals Three

PVAngels

The Post 14 has been in Puerto Vallarta for around eight years now and it has almost 100 members. Raising thousands of dollars in donations they help veterans and their families during times of need and also to non-profit local charities.

25Jul2017
Help Welcome the Crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

You don't have to be a member of the American Legion or the Navy League to join in the fun reception to welcome the United States Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to Puerto Vallarta.

24Jul2017
Punta de Mita Foundation Supports Local Causes

American Legion Post 14

They do many workshops, provide feedback and support to local groups, expend community development funds locally, and manage funds for other organizations that are doing good work in the community.

17Jul2017
Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Wow – the Independence Day Celebration at the Post had a great turnout! Not only did most of the local members show up – we had over a dozen additional guests.

02Jul2017
Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Read about all the news, activities and helpful information links from Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14.

20Jun2017
First Annual Puerto Vallarta Summer Mango Festival

American Legion Post 14

Enjoy various dishes of the King of Tropical Fruit provided by local restaurants and vendors. Families flock to celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer - mangoes!

04Jun2017
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Vallarta with American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Another holiday is approaching and the Post would like to celebrate the event with a "Meet & Greet" at the Post Headquarters - Steve's Sports Bar on Basilio Badillo in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

30May2017
Volunteers from Yoga Retreat Contribute to the Puerto Vallarta Community

American Legion Post 14

The group came to PV for a week of yoga and rest and relaxation. The ladies wanted to contribute to the community while on their retreat.

20May2017
American Legion to Sponsor Free Memorial Day Event for Veterans at Steve’s Sports Bar

American Legion Post 14

Steve’s Sports Bar will host a free Memorial Day event, offering a hot dog, hamburger, chips and one free drink to every military veteran who stops by on Monday, May 29.

13May2017
Guest Speaker on Assisted Living Facility at American Legion Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

We hope you'll join us for this informative meeting where you will also learn more about the activities at Post 14 and volunteer activities. We'll even have a raffle.

10May2017
'Earth Sparks' Fundraiser for American Legion PV

American Legion Post 14

I have tried to give you a quick outline of how Crowdfunding might help our Post achieve some heretofore unimaginable goals. I believe these goals are reachable. I look forward to hopefully working with you on this project.

04May2017
Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Although helping the community is admirable and gets a lot of notoriety, I believe helping our aging (yep, that’s me too) Veterans should be our first and main priority here in Puerto Vallarta.

23Mar2017
A Record Turnout Enjoyed the 5th Annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off

American Legion Post 14

The American Legion and Nacho Daddy won bragging rights by sharing the top prizes at the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off at beautiful El Rio BBQ.

13Mar2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Film Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

06Mar2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

04Mar2017
Murphy's Irish Pub Gears Up With Two Early St. Patrick's Fundraisers

American Legion Post 14

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with Murphy's Irish Pub on the Malecon charity benefits to support the Playground Project in Vista Hermosa.

20Feb2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, TED Talks, Chili Cook-Off, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

14Feb2017
Chili Cooks and Musical Groups Tune Up for 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off

American Legion Post 14

Last year's cook-off drew upwards of 500 chili and music lovers. It's expected that this year's event will meet or even exceed that number.

18Jan2017
Fifth Annual Chili Cook Off by Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

This will be the FIFTH annual Chili Cook Off for the Post. Last year an estimated 500 paying customers sampled chili’s from 20 different sponsors. This year’s event looks to be at least as large.

09Jan2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Adult & Charity Bingo, Southside Shuffle, Trivia Challenge, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

02Jan2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Kitty Bingo, Trivia Challenge, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

01Jan2017
Five Nights of Grand Pub Quiz Tournament 2017 Fundraiser to Build New Playground

American Legion Post 14

We hope you'll join us for 5 nights of trivia, fun and drinks and helping a great project!

28Dec2016
American Legion Post 14 Meet & Greet Plus Carla's Food Bank for the Needy

American Legion Post 14

During our last General Membership meeting, Carla (the owner and manager of Steve's Sports Bar) told the group that she frequently encounters Vets and other Americans/Canadians who are out of money and/or food at the end of the month and ask her for a little help.

16Dec2016
Vallarta American Legion Post 14 Annual Poker Tour

American Legion Post 14

Puerto Vallarta's American Legion Post 14 invites you to join us on Saturday, December 17 for the always fun Poker Tour Fundraiser. We have over 50 bottles of Tequila to give away.

06Dec2016
Toys for Tots Golf Scramble and Gala Dinner/Dance

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

For the 18th consecutive year, the Navy League in partnership with the Marriott CasaMagna Resort, the Vista Vallarta Golf Club and many other sponsors will be raising money to buy thousands of toys for distribution on Three Kings Day to needy kids this holiday season.

07Nov2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, International Gourmet Festival, Triatlon Extreme, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

31Oct2016
Puerto Vallarta Navy League Newsletter & Events

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

The first line in the mission statement of the Puerto Vallarta Navy League is to meet and greet visiting sailors from friendly nations when they chose to stop for fuel and supplies in our favorite port.

19Oct2016
His Will, His Way Ministries Seeks 'Parents' for New Children's Shelter

His Will, His Way Ministries PV

We need two sets of parents for the CompasionNet Church home. If you are in your 40 to 60's and would like to love and help kids have a real set of part time parents, we can use your help.

16Oct2016
American Legion & Navy League Events for Veterans and Remembrance Day

American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite all American, Canadian and Mexican citizens to celebrate these commemorative holidays with events on November 11th and 12th.

14Oct2016
US Consulate Kelly Trainor to be Guest Speaker at American Legion Meeting

American Legion Post 14

Please mark your calendars for the General Membership Meeting of Post 14 - American Legion to be held on Tuesday, November 15. We will be having the first of what we hope to be quarterly meetings NORTH of PV.

17Sep2016
Introducing a New Expat Guide to Living in Mexico

PRWeb

Expats In Mexico is a new online magazine dedicated to the specific needs of expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who want to call Mexico their home.

30Aug2016
'Meet a Vet' from Puerto Vallarta American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Get to know Todd Baumruck, Vietnam Vet and current Finance Officer/Treasurer of Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14.

12Aug2016
Lakeside Medical Group Expands Managed Care HMO Services into Puerto Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

Lakeside Medical Group's Managed Care HMO is expanding into Puerta Vallarta with a limited pilot program. We are accepting 20 patients into the pilot program.

31Jul2016
'Meet a Vet' from American Legion Post 14 Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

Each month, the American Legion Post 14 in Puerto Vallarta publishes an interview with one of their valued members. This month you will meet J. R. Wilson, Adjutant.

21Jun2016
Dolphins Give Smiles to Children with Cancer

American Legion Post 14

Vallarta Adventures and the American Legion teamed up to provide a day of happiness for children with cancer in the Puerto Vallarta area.

19Jun2016
Puerto Vallarta June Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

Greetings from sunny and warm Puerto Vallarta. Please enjoy the latest newsletter from American Legion Post 14. Feel free to pass this newsletter along to friends, relatives, and other Vets.

15Jun2016
Join the American Legion as Children with Cancer Swim with the Dolphins

American Legion Post 14

On Saturday June 18th, approximately 30 children from the Cancer Screening Center will be visiting and swimming with the Dolphins at Vallarta Adventures.

11Jun2016
'Rhythms of the Night' Spectacular to Celebrate July 4 and Canada Day

American Legion Post 14

To celebrate 4th of July and Canadian Day July 1, the American Legion Post 14 of Puerto Vallarta is sponsoring a special 'Rhythms of the Night' spectacular by Vallarta Adventures on Saturday, July 2.

02Jun2016
New Pharmacy Program for US Veterans in Vallarta

HealthCare Resources PV

I have begun many new projects there, one of them being setting up our new Pharmacy Program for veterans who have been paying out of pocket for their medications.

23May2016
American Legion to Sponsor Free Memorial Day Event for Veterans at Steve's Sports Bar

American Legion Post 14

Steve's Sports Bar will host a Memorial Day event, offering two free drinks and a hot dog to every military veteran who wishes to come. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for prizes.

18May2016
Puerto Vallarta May Newsletter from the American Legion Post 14

American Legion – Post 14

Greetings from sunny and warm Puerto Vallarta. Please enjoy the latest newsletter from American Legion Post 14. Feel free to pass this newsletter along to friends, relatives, and other Vets.

22Apr2016
American Legion Post 14 Vallarta April Newsletter

American Legion Post 14

This is the first of a series of Newsletters I hope to publish on a fairly regular basis over the next few months. The purpose of these Newsletters is to inform, encourage, and entertain. All suggestions are welcome.

21Mar2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Spring Jazz Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

21Mar2016
Three US and Canadian Coast Guard Ships Visit Vallarta This Week

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

An old friend, the Alert, arrived PV yesterday and departs on Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast arrives on Wednesday and departs on Friday or Saturday. The Canadian Frigate Vancouver will arrive on Tuesday for a brief visit.

14Mar2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Spring Jazz Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

08Mar2016
Murphy's to Host Pre-St. Patrick's Benefit Party

American Legion Post 14

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Torpedos, which is an American football team for kids, Beta Sigma Phi, a worldwide community service organization for women and a myriad of other American Legion charitable community projects.

22Feb2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Academy Awards Movie Screenings, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Tango Lessons, Art Walk, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

12Feb2016
Fourth Annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off Returns to El Rio BBQ

American Legion Post 14

It's an "all you can eat" chili feast, featuring 18 recipes from a broad range of sponsors, including many popular local restaurants. Also included is an order of El Rio's famous smoked riblets and an aguafresca.

10Jan2016
Another Great Year of Toys for Tots Vallarta Distributions

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

In addition to giving away 8,000 toys, Toys for Tots this year generated enough funds to construct a number of playgrounds in some of the neighborhoods visited.

07Dec2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Bucerias Christmas for Kids, International Friendship Club Home Tours, Live Concerts, Fundraisers, Voice of Vallarta, Farmers Markets, Festivals and so much more.

18Nov2015
Another Reason to Attend Children with Cancer Fundraiser on Thanksgiving

Asociacion Femenil

Luis Angel, a beautiful 9 year old boy, an honor student who loved sports is so lucky to have survived after beeing hospitalized for four months in Guadalajara.

18Nov2015
Navy League Social at Hacienda de Los Santos

American Legion Post 14

Join the Puerto Vallarta Navy League on Thursday, November 19 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the beautiful Hacienda de Los Santos in Marina Vallarta.

11Nov2015
Autumn Festival Continuous Buffet Fundraiser at Coco Tropical

American Legion Post 14

Join us on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 until 9:00 pm for our Autumn Festival Fundraiser and enjoy a continuous buffet of the delicious cuisine from the Coco Tropical Restaurant and Beach Club.

08Nov2015
Toys for Tots Golf Scramble and Dinner/Dance

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

This year's major fundraisers will be held the weekend of December 12-13. On December 12 a fun-filled golf scramble tournament will be held at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club. On December 13 a gala holiday Dinner/Dance will be celebrated at the Marriott.

27Oct2015
Veterans and Remembrance Day Observed by American Legion and Navy League of PV

American Legion Post 14

The Navy League of Vallarta and The American Legion Post 14 invite Americans, Canadians and Mexican Citizens to pay tribute to those who gave their lives so the world could live in peace.

09Oct2015
Tour the USS William P Lawrence Guided Missile Destroyer Now in Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

Join American Legion Post 14 and the Navy League of Puerto Vallarta in touring the USS William P Lawrence on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 10:00 am.

05Oct2015
Pitch in with the USS William P Lawrence for Community Relations Work Days

American Legion Post 14

The USS William P Lawrence, DDG 110 will be arriving in Puerto Vallarta on Friday, October 9th. The crew will be joining American Legion Post 14 and the Navy League in two days of Community Relations work.

02Jul2015
Come Watch the Torpedos Play American Football in Puerto Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

Craving some live American Football action in Puerto Vallarta? American Legion Post 14 of Puerto Vallarta constantly supports the Torpedos American Football teams - just like Pop Warner in the United States.

05May2015
U.S. Coast Guard Puts Final Touches on Kinder Care Rehab

Navy League

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, operating out of Seattle, Washington, visited Puerto Vallarta last week for a bit of R&R, but also found time to send a work party of 10 sailors to finish the total overhaul of a Kinder Care in Ixtapa.

29Apr2015
Join the Crew of USCG Cutter Midgett in Community Project, Ship Tour and Fun

PVAngels

The United States Coast Guard 'Cutter Midgett' has arrived in Puerto Vallarta. They'll be here until Friday morning. Some activities you may want to attend include a soccer match, reception, community relations project and ship tour.

20Apr2015
United States Navy Continues to Spread Goodwill to Puerto Vallarta

Navy League

Puerto Vallarta was honored to welcome the USS Lake Champlain, a US Navy Guided Missile Cruiser, to its waters last week. They were here mainly to deliver much needed medical supplies, as a goodwill gesture from Northcom of the U.S. Government.

26Mar2015
Banderas Bay American Legion Scores Big Again at the Chili Cook-Off Festival

American Legion Post 14

The American Legion Post 14 scores big again with over 500 hungry people attending their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Festival at El Rio BBQ in Paso Ancho.

16Mar2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Film Fest, Whodunit Mystery Theater, What a Drag, Children's Circus, Paws for the Cause, Chamber Orchestra, Farmers Markets almost every day, and so much more.

09Mar2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Soccer Cup, Film Fest, Kirtan Chanting, Harley Davidson Rally, Chili Cook-Off, Chacala Music Festival, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

27Feb2015
Early Bird St. Patrick's Celebration Fundraiser at Murphy's Irish Pub

American Legion Post 14

Let's gather at Murphy's Irish Pub on Monday, March 16, for an Irish party fundraiser. The purpose of the party is to eat and drink Irish, to raise funds for the Navy League and American Legion, and to have fun!

24Feb2015
American Legion 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Festival at El Rio BBQ

American Legion Post 14

Doors will open at 1:00 pm on March 14. Mariachis will perform from 12:30 to 2:00 then Mikki Prost, Murphy's Dave Whitty & Matt Cooke and finishing the entertainment with Nacho Daddy's Texas Embassy Blues Band.

27Jan2015
Where to Watch Super Bowl XLIX in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

If you happen to be in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015, we've put together a sampler of sports bars and restaurants around Banderas Bay that will be hosting Super Bowl parties as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks go head to head for the Lombardi Trophy.

04Dec2014
American Legion Post 14 Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour Fundraiser

American Legion Post 14

The Tour will begin at 1:00 pm on December 13 at Steve's Sports Bar, American Legion Post 14 Headquarters on Basilio Badillo in Old Town Vallarta. Proceeds benefit our local charities.

18Nov2014
Toys for Tots Fundraisers Include Golf Scramble & Dinner Dance

Toys for Tots

If you enjoy golf, dining and dancing, join us for our two primary fundraisers on December 6 & 7 to help put smiles on the children's faces in Puerto Vallarta this holiday season.

17Nov2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including the Gourmet Festival, Fund raiser for Bucerias Seniors, Mariachi Festival, Kitty and Adult Bingo, Half-Narathon & 10K, and so much more.

16Nov2014
American Legion PV Presents Medicare Advantage Program for Expats in Mexico

American Legion Post 14

Dr. Ian from Lakeside Medical will speak about various options for Veteran's medical benefits along with Medicare Advantage program in Mexico on November 18 at Steve's Sports Bar in Old Town Vallarta.

10Nov2014
Bravos Restaurant Puerto Vallarta Treats Veterans to Free Dinner

American Legion Post 14

On Veterans Day / Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014 Veterans will receive their meal at no cost. All you have to do is show your official military ID or American Legion card and your dinner is on Bravos.

28Oct2014
American Legion Veterans / Remembrance Day Parade & Memorial 2014

American Legion Post 14

The event will take place at Steve's Sports Bar on Basilio Badillo in Old Town Vallarta on Tuesday, November 11 at 10:00 am. There will be a small parade as well as music and time for remembrance.

11Aug2014
Grab a Paint Brush and Join in Refurbishment of Puerto Vallarta's DIF Senior Home

American Legion Post 14

On Wednesday, August 13 we are returning to the Senior Home to finish the electrical and could use a few people to paint. If interested, transportation can be arranged.

28Jul2014
ComRel at DIF Senior Home with USCGC BERTHOLF and PV's Navy League

American Legion Post 14

Each U.S. Ship and its crew, at their arrival to Puerto Vallarta, with our Navy League members, take part in a communitarian aid social program aimed to promoting a cultural approach between both nations.

27Jul2014
How to Obtain Your Senior Citizen's Discount Card in Puerto Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

The INAPAM Card provides for significant discounts on a number of items, such as bus and domestic airline fares, movies, museums, and some restaurant and retail purchases, including pharmaceuticals.

08Mar2014
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off Sponsored by American Legion and Navy League

American Legion Post 14

Join us on March 29 at El Rio BBQ in Puerto Vallarta for an all you can eat chili, entertainment and help us judge over 15 recipes from local restaurants and individuals while supporting our local non-profit organizations.

06Mar2014
Early Bird St. Patrick's Fundraiser at Murphy's Irish Pub with Authentic Celtic-Style Music

American Legion Post 14

The purpose of the party is to eat and drink Irish, to raise funds for the Navy League and American Legion, and to have fun! Let's gather at Murphy's Irish Pub on Sunday, March 16, for an Irish party planned by Jon Murphy.

10Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

There a lot going on this week in Vallarta-Nayarit including Medical Matters, performances by Kinsey Sicks, Style Show Luncheon, all the Valentine's Day happenings, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Real Estate Fair, American Legion Poker Tour, and more.

03Feb2014
Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour Fundraiser by American Legion Post 14

American Legion Post 14

All skill levels of poker players are invited to join us on Saturday, February 15, for our always fun and popular Poker Tour Fundraiser. 50% of the proceeds from the donation ticket sales will be divided between Corazon de Nina and Youth Sports.

03Dec2013
American Legion in Vallarta-Nayarit Seeks Volunteers

American Legion Post 14

One of the main methods American Legion Post 14 contributes to the community is through various fundraising efforts. Another way we help is to provide necessary resources and manpower to improve various institutions in the Banderas Bay area.

01Dec2013
Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner Fundraisers to Bring Smiles to Toys for Tots Children

Prensa Global

Funds raised will be used to buy toys for the children of Puerto Vallarta who normally do not receive any toys for the holidays. The goal is to spread more than 8,000 smiles next January on the Three Kings Day traditional Mexican festivity.

25Oct2013
Oktoberfest Fundraiser Supports Children With Cancer in Puerto Vallarta

Banderas Bay American Legion Post #14

The American Legion and Navy League have joined the Vallarta Women's Association in supporting the Children's Cancer Center by holding a traditional Oktoberfest hosted by Hacienda Alemana on November the 13th.

20Oct2013
Puerto Vallarta's American Legion Post Observes Veterans and Remembrance Day 2013

Banderas Bay American Legion Post #14

American, Canadian and Mexican citizens are welcome to pay tribute to those who gave there lives so the world could live in peace. Join us on Monday, November 11, for a service honoring our Veteran heroes.

08Sep2013
American Legion Post 14 Provides Needed Building Maintenance for PV Non-Profits

American Legion Post 14

One of the main methods Post 14 contributes to the community is through various fundraising efforts. Another way we help is to provide necessary resources and manpower to improve various institutions in the Banderas Bay area.

24Jun2013
A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

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Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

14Jun2013
American Legion & Navy League Invite You to the 4th of July Celebration Cruise

Banderas Bay American Legion Post #14

Enjoy the famous Vallarta Adventures tour "Rhythms of the Night" in Catamaran travel across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas (John Huston's Hideaway) after appreciating the beautiful view of downtown Puerto Vallarta with its boardwalk and cathedral.

08Jun2013
Senior Citizen Discount Card for ExPats in Vallarta

American Legion Post 14

The INAPAM Card is available to national or foreign persons who have reached the age of sixty (60) and who have residency status in Mexico and provides significant discounts. The card is free and available at DIF Vallarta.

11May2013
Charity Pub Quiz Challenge 2013 Partners Up with Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

Every Wednesday from May 15 to June 12 in Puerto Vallarta, contestants will team up to show off their intellectual prowess, win thousands of pesos worth of prizes, and help the local Toys for Tots program.

01May2013
Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14 to Host 'Department of Mexico' Convention

Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14

Our Local Post 14 of the American Legion in Puerto Vallarta is proud to host the Convention which will consist of delegates of the AL Posts from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

01Apr2013
Everybody's a Winner as the First Chili Cook-Off is Deemed a Sizzling Success

Navy League of Puerto Vallarta

Last Saturday's chili cook-off sponsored jointly by American Legion and Navy League of Puerto Vallarta attracted an overflow crowd of more than 400 happy patrons who consumed in excess of 60 gallons of chili, ranging from mild to spicy hot.

20Mar2013
12th Anniversary Golf Tournament at Vista Vallarta's Jack Nicklaus Course

Banderas Bay American Legion Post #14

Grab your clubs and join us at Vista Vallarta Golf & Country Club on Saturday, March 23, for the 12th Anniversary Golf Tournament on the Jack Nicklaus Course. The fun competition begins at 9:00 am and the format is Best Ball - Partners - Two Person Team.

05Mar2013
Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser to Benefit the Youth of Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay American Legion Post #14

Save the date of Saturday, March 30, as the American Legion Post 14 and Navy League of Puerto Vallarta team up with El Rio Bar & Grill for this chili cook-off fundraiser to benefit four of our Banderas Bay charities.

01Feb2013
Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

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If you happen to be in Puerto Vallarta on Super Bowl Sunday, we've put together a sampler of sports bars and restaurants around Banderas Bay that will be hosting Super Bowl parties as the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers go head to head for the Lombardi Trophy.

21Dec2012
Banderas Bay American Legion Pub Crawl to Benefit Paralyzed Children

Banderas Bay American Legion Post 14

The American Legion Post 14 of Puerto Vallarta announces their 6th annual Pub Crawl / Poker Walk, a charity event for Proyecto Pitillal Association for Paralyzed Children, on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

13Dec2012
Veterans Health Benefits in Mexico or Outside the United States

American Legion Post #14

The Foreign Medical Program by the US Department of Veteran Affairs will reimburse you for certain treatment or medical services while you are outside the United States, if needed as part of your VA-approved vocational rehabilitation program.

07Dec2012
Puerto Vallarta Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Informa Vallarta

Dozens of children, youth and adults showed their talents in various disciplines in commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to promote the social integration of this sector and promotes equal opportunities.

13Nov2012
Toys for Tots Vallarta Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner Fundraiser

American Legion Post 14

The Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, December 8, at the Vista Vallarta-Weiskopf Golf Course and will be a scramble format. The Gala Dinner will take place at the CasaMagna Marriott Hotel in Marina Vallarta on the following day, Sunday, December 9.

16Feb2017
Daily Life in Mexico Has Its Own Specific Set of Rules

Mexico News Daily

As in life, the rules are multilayered; there are overall rules and rules for specific activities. An extremely important overall rule for a sagacious life in Mexico is that if you accomplish only one thing in a day, the day is to be considered a success.

25Jan2017
Millions of Americans Live in Mexico. Can We Continue to Coexist?

The Guardian

Beyond our trading relationship and our common border, Mexicans and Americans share a dream: one of freedom and prosperity for their people. Let’s not put that at risk.

30Jul2016
Clinton Rouses U.S. Expats in Mexico as She Accepts Democratic Nomination

Reuters

Dozens of US expats in Mexico City gathered at the capital’s American Legion bar on Thursday to watch Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic presidential nomination.

04Jul2016
The First Bikini, Presidential Deaths and Other Events That Occurred Around Independence Day

IBTimes

Americans celebrate the country’s birthday on the Fourth of July, gathering with family and friends year after year. As you mark Independence Day 2016 with them, here’s a compilation of inspiring quotations focused on freedom and its trappings.

11Nov2013
Many US Veterans Today Make Their Homes in Mexico

Mexidata.info

Mexico is the number one retirement destination for U.S. Veterans outside of the USA by far with the vast majority living in the greater Guadalajara area, specifically in Ajijic on Lake Chapala.

30May2013
American Legion Post in Mexico City Bridges Countries, Cultures

Fox News Latino

Deep in the heart of Mexico City, the American Legion post serves as a home away from home for U.S. veteran expats and doubles as an unofficial center for people-to-people diplomacy.


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Basilio Badillo #286 (Steves Sports Bar)
Col. Emiliano Zapata
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

(322) 222-0256

Contact: Commander Dennis Rike

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