Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Post 179




Monday, 5 June: Veterans Treatment Court Graduation
Comal County Court-at-Law #2 Judge Charles Stephens will preside over the graduation of the Veterans Treatment Court at 1300 in the Post Hall. This event was originally scheduled to occur on 15 May. The program was founded in 2015 to provide returning veterans an option that diverted them from the traditional criminal justice system and to offer them tools to help reintegrate into society.



In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. In all the years since, American Legion members have never waivered from this continued service to our country, our community, and our families. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America, and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year; these programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allows the American Legion to make a difference locally and on the state and national levels. It’s who we are and what we do.


Thank you for your visit to our website! Ultimately, we are here to support our fellow veterans, our membership, our community, and our families.  If you, either by yourself, as a relative, or as a friend, seek assistance or want to contact us on behalf of a veteran in need, whether ill or being admitted (or you feel should be) to a medical facility, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Except for severe weather conditions, the Post building via the front door is open every Monday from 10:00 a.m. until noon with executive personnel present. The Club door in the back is open seven days a week from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. or 10.00 p.m., depending upon football games and paying customers justifying continuous operations.


Effective November 2022, J. E. (Ed) Taylor was elected Commander of Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial American Legion Post 179.  If you cannot get a satisfactory response to your particular needs by calling the above number, please feel free to call my personal number at 830.214.3500.  If I do not answer, please leave a message so that I can know the need to do research and how to respond.

Or, you can e-mail me at: cmdr-je-ed-taylor@nbalpost179.us


Club Manager cell: 210.744.9009

Contact Trudy Kraft, the Club Manager, for hall rental and calendar availability, or if you might be interested in applying for a bartender position. She has asked that event bookings and inquiries be directed to her personal phone number above.


Boys State scholarship sponsorship

Elementary through high school student achievement honors recognition

Thanksgiving and Christmas veteran and public meals

Student Halloween event

Charity fundraising projects honoring students

Pre-school children's Christmas party


The first ever Legendary Legionary 5k has successfully run its course! San Antonio blog runner Scottydog wrote his AAR here. Congratulations to the race victors, huzzah to Race Director Ken Schatte for his efforts and vision, and thank you all for your generous participation and support!
Check out the photo gallery and bask in the runners' glory!

Watch our very own Commander Ed Taylor and Historian Ken Schatte on 17 May's broadcast of New Braunfels Nightlife with the American Legion, featuring the 5k Legendary Legionary Run!
View the original Facebook Live video.
Post 179 was proud to recognize and honor this year's Boys State scholarship recipients at a ceremony on 11 May at 7:00 pm. The photo album of the ceremony is available in the site photo gallery. Congratulations and well done, gentlemen!
Learn more about the Texas Boys State and American Legion Boys Nation programs.
An IT error at National is causing members to receive renewal request e-mails, even if they have renewed several months ago. Please disregard these, along with the mailed renewal requests, if you have already renewed. There is no need for anyone else to report these to the Adjutant.
If you are unsure if you have renewed or not, check your membership card or contact the Adjutant.
If you haven't renewed, please do so NOW! Your membership is expired.


U.S. Congress

The Senate passed Senate Bill 316 on 29 March in a 66-30 vote to end the Iraq War era Authorizations for Use of Military Force. It is now up for consideration in the House of Representatives as H.R. 932 and has been referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Continue to urge your Representatives to pass this bill!

Read the bill's text and history at Congress.gov.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA wants Veterans and survivors to apply now for their PACT Act benefits.

Please take an overview of the PACT Act and information on PACT Act scams and how to avoid them. 


List of Post 179 Commanders

List of Post 179 Commanders

Phone: 830.625.0179


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