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Colleagues and Fellow Veterans, As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The national unemployment rate for August 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2017 increased from 3.5% to 3.7%. Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment. BLS_Employment_Data_August_-_2017.pdf V/R Curtis L. Coy Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Washington, DC 20420 VA Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”) Please Remember: If you would like to review prior messages sent through this listserv, click If you would like to research, find, access, and, in time, manage your VA benefits and personal information please visit and/or register at

VET NET NEWS Resource Events & Networking Calendar (Sep-Nov 2017)

Big E Vets Free Day Sept 15

Greetings Team Boston and Beyond:

Attached is a calendar and information update for Veteran/Military member and family services and activities throughout eastern and central Massachusetts.  Please use the attached flyers and notices as needed.

Issues of interest in this edition:

–          New “Forever GI Bill” signed into law

–          Ongoing research studies at VA facilities – paid participation (see attached flyer)

–          Long Lines for Medical Treatment?  Not at the VA!

–          Arredondo Brothers Bridge Dedication, Brookline –Sept 28

–          TRIBUTE TO WOMEN VETERANS -30th Annual Luncheon – Oct 21st

And much more.  Given the large number of events taking place in the next few weeks, I will be sending more flyers for these activities in another message.


Boston Regional Veterans Network  – soon to be established via the sponsorship of Brighton Marine Health Center.  Your participation is encouraged as they lead a collaborative effort to establish this network of care along the lines of the “Unite Us” service model.  A detailed message will follow.

As always, please keep us posted on events and news in your area of operations and thank you for your on-going work to serve America’s finest.  Tell us about your team/organization and send a couple of photos that we can share with all (*please send in text format as well as flyer).


“One Team! One Fight!”



David Hencke, US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Outreach Coordinator

Director’s Office, VA Boston Healthcare System

O: 857-364-5934; C: 617-275-6101

“VA Boston – Only the Best for America’s Finest!”

Randstad/ Millipore

So do you ever wonder why you are getting this flyer from Randstad USA?

You say to yourself…. I have a job; I don’t need to know about these openings from Randstad USA.

Well, here are some reason s that might help you with this question:

Do you know someone who has a job but no benefits?

Do you know someone who only has part time work but needs full time?

Do you know someone who has a job but doesn’t like it?

Do you know someone who has a job but isn’t making great money?

Do you know someone who has a job but isn’t treated well by their company?

If you said YES to any of these questions…

Well, this is why you are receiving these flyers. We can help these folks with a great job with Randstad… working at Millpore Sigma in Jaffrey NH

Let those folks know about us and how we can help.

Have them call us or apply online at

Pam 532-2301 or Susie 593-4035

 Please post the flyer if you are able to do that… thank you!!!

 “Ask me how to earn $100 in referral bonuses”  

Best regards

Pam Culbertson
RIS Site Manager

Randstad Inhouse Services
480 Turnpike Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
T 603-532-2301
F 603-532-2284

Randstad provides a human touch in a technology driven world. We connect candidates and clients within many areas including accounting, administrative, engineering, healthcare, human resources, information technology, logistics, manufacturing and medical for all types of organizations. Randstad provides a range of workforce solutions including recruitment process outsourcing, HR solutions, onsite management and more.


WASHINGTON (Aug. 21, 2017) — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting President Trump for signing the VFW-supported Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act into law late Friday. The signing now clears the way for the GWOT Memorial Foundation to work with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission to secure federal approval for acreage on the National Mall, as well as coordinate a national competition for the memorial’s design. It also exempts the GWOT Memorial from a provision in the Commemorative Works Act of 1986 that requires Congress to wait 10 years after the official end of a military conflict before considering a war memorial in the nation’s capital.

“Sixteen years ago, no one would have thought it possible for America to fight a nonstop, multi-front war for so long with just an all-volunteer force,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman, who served in Vietnam as a UH-1 Huey helicopter crew chief and door gunner. “That we have — that they have — and continue to do so magnificently, is a testament not only to this generation’s patriotism but of their character, as well. The VFW is very proud to support this memorial, and we are extremely proud that VFW members are the driving force behind its creation.”

The GWOT Memorial Foundation founder and executive director, Andrew Brennan, is a life member of VFW Post 3945 in Pittsburgh. The legislation was introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), a life member of VFW Post 2037 in Green Bay, Wis., and Rep. Seth Moulton, a member of VFW Post 2005 in Marblehead, Mass. Its companion bill in the Senate was introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a life member of VFW Post 2265 in Red Oak, Iowa, and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a strong veterans’ advocate who also co-chairs the Senate Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus.

“This historic signing is dedicated to our 3 million brothers and sisters who have deployed in the Global War on Terror, especially to the ones we have lost, and those who face great obstacles since their return home,” said Brennan, a West Point graduate, who served in Afghanistan as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot. “I’m very proud of the VFW’s early support, and when the time comes, I look forward to a significant presence at the memorial’s groundbreaking and its grand opening, hopefully alongside our nation’s other war memorials.”

Follow the memorial’s progress on the GWOT Memorial Foundation website.


ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 6,500 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at

Contact: Joe Davis, VFW Director of Communications, Publications and Public Affairs,

News from Honor Flight New England

Honor Flight 1 Guardian Honor Flight 2 Veteran Honor Flight 3 Volunteer   Good Morning Gentlemen, Please pass along/forward the information below to anyone who you think may be interested. Thanks, Janice Honor Flight New England will have another flight departing from Logan Airport to Washington DC on Sunday, September 24, 2017. I have attached […]

Made in the USA

Keep the American Made Movement Trending Dear As the American made movement continues to sweep the country and strengthen its popularity, we, as a country, have been able to recognize several of its benefits.  The demand of American made products continues to grow, increasing the number of new companies making American made goods.  We’ve also […]

AMVETS Executive Report

      March 2017 AMVETS EXECUTIVE REPORT For AMVETS official Use 990’s Timeline Cards Open accounts Attachments Refund report NEC Report This report Feb numbers N/A at this time   The Tax Man   You are running a small business as an AMVETS Post. You must file your 990 every year. Proof of filing […]

New grant program set to assist hundreds of veterans in Massachusetts

New grant program set to assist hundreds of veterans in Massachusetts Updated: 4:40 PM EST Feb 25, 2017 Associated Press BOSTON —Four Massachusetts organizations that provide legal assistance to veterans will receive $350,000 in grant funding. Attorney General Maura Healey says her office will award two-year grants to fund legal help for veterans seeking services […]

Cape Cod Veterans

Again the Cape Cod Veterans Association has shown there  help to there fellow Veterans; Is it not up to the other Veteran Org to show there love to there fellow Veterans ? President, Richard Sayers wishes thanks to all members willing to donate for new A/C units, but we have several in our storage unit. […]