Silver Helmet Recipient

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It is with great pleasure to announce, the Department of New Jersey has done it again!!! We now have another Silver Helmet Recipient "AMVET of the Year" Jim Donahue, and again from Post # 911.  Commander Jim Donahue will be receiving the Silver Helmet in the Spring @ NEC, in Va. for his unse

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More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips

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WASHINGTON — More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army’s top officer said Friday. Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington. The notifications, part of an effort to ra

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Important Message From the State Commander Please Read

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Fellow AMVETS, Greetings from your State Commander.  I have a couple of things to bring to your attention. First, I have received word from National.  They are requesting that any member that will be attending National Convention next year and would like to be on a committee to please have m

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Beverly Rotary Fundraiser To Support Veterans

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Nationally prominent social and political humorist Jimmy Tingle will perform Sunday, October 5, 4 PM at Endicott College at a fundraiser for local veterans. Proceeds will be devoted to support local families with a military parent serving overseas, a project coordinated by Lisa Parisella and s

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Gold Star Mothers Day

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Honoring Gold Star Mothers 9-18-14 Gold Star Mother’s Day will be observed on September 28th, 2014.  It is a day to recognize and honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I have included a link to the history of Gold Star Mothers: http:/

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  • Silver Helmet Recipient - It is with great pleasure to announce, the Department of New Jersey has done it again!!! We now have another Silver Helmet Recipient “AMVET of the Year” Jim Donahue, and again from Post # 911.  Commander Jim Donahue will be receiving the Silver Helmet in the Spring @ NEC, in Va. for his unselfish help in building a housing complex for 16 former […]
  • More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips - WASHINGTON — More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army’s top officer said Friday. Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington. The notifications, part of an effort to rapidly shrink the size of the […]
  • Important Message From the State Commander Please Read - Fellow AMVETS, Greetings from your State Commander.  I have a couple of things to bring to your attention. First, I have received word from National.  They are requesting that any member that will be attending National Convention next year and would like to be on a committee to please have me submit their names by […]
  • Beverly Rotary Fundraiser To Support Veterans - Nationally prominent social and political humorist Jimmy Tingle will perform Sunday, October 5, 4 PM at Endicott College at a fundraiser for local veterans. Proceeds will be devoted to support local families with a military parent serving overseas, a project coordinated by Lisa Parisella and state representative Jerry Parisella. Who: Jimmy Tingle, social and political […]
  • Gold Star Mothers Day - Honoring Gold Star Mothers 9-18-14 Gold Star Mother’s Day will be observed on September 28th, 2014.  It is a day to recognize and honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I have included a link to the history of Gold Star Mothers: http://www.goldstarmoms.com/whoweare/history/history.htm Attached is […]
  • Widespread Mismanagement at West Los Angeles VA - VPC Reparations_1aa-1 9-18-14 Widespread Mismanagement at West Los Angeles VA http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=news/waxman-feinstein-boxer-urge-va-to-address-widespread-mismanagement-at-west-los-angeles-va Well, what took them so long?  We’ve been beating this drum for a long time …. and where was the oversight of Congressman Waxman, and Senators Feinstein and Boxer? General Accountability Office report detailing widespread mismanagement of land-use agreements at the West Los Angeles […]
  • CONGRESSMAN HONDA INTRODUCES TWO BILLS TO HELP VETERANS - CONGRESSMAN HONDA INTRODUCES TWO BILLS TO HELP VETERANS ~ Bills Address Effects on Descendants of Vets Exposed to Toxins; Jobs for Vets in Green Technology ~   Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced a pair of bills to improve the lives of America’s veterans.   The first, the bipartisan Toxic Exposure Research […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly 9-19-14 - September 19, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day   In This Issue: 1. Fall Legislative Conference Update 2. Congress Passes CR, Then Heads Home  3. Speak Up for Veterans While Congress on Campaign Trail 4. COLA Headed to President 5. Critical Vet Programs Extended 6. House Holds Heated Discussion on VAOIG Report 7. New Survey Reflects […]
  • Program Blast Sept 18,2014 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet Sept 18, 2014-1         2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD– PDF attached Kudos to the Dept. of SC for joining the 100% Club   Department Delinquent List – amvets SPIRIT OF AMERICA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – see attached flyer Department Commanders, those of you who are leaders in the states, […]
  • Upcoming Events Million Veteran Program (MVP) Events in MA - Have you heard us talk about or seen posters for the Million Veteran Program and always wanted to know what it was? Million Veteran Program (MVP) MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded entirely by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with Veterans […]
  • New Cards - New Members for MA in 2014                     New Members for MA in 2014 To assist with your new cards I attached the list of new Joins. These are the new members that joined Posts and Departments in the last membership year. On your e rosters their join dates are 1 Sept 2013-13 May 2014. Remember  members […]
  • Bedford Va News - September Program -1  I don’t know if any of you would have or could have attended this but take a look at it anyways.   It is GOOD that people and groups are recognized for the work that is performed.  I sent a little message about receiving this after the fact.  I am waiting for more […]
  • GI Bill for Registered Apprenticeships - Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits?  We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers … […]
  • Today we start a new chapter in our book – The Doolittle Raid – -                  Forty Months of Hell   The three survivors of the crew of the sixth plane off the carrier- – Dean Hallmark, Bob Meder, and Chase Nielsen—were handed over to the Japanese by the Chinese guerrillas, tied up, and marched out of town. As they moved away, a […]
  • VA Secretary McDonald Meets with Congressional Leaders and Military & Veteran Groups - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2014 VA Secretary McDonald Meets with Congressional Leaders and Military & Veteran Groups to Lay Out His Vision to Reform and Reorganize Department WASHINGTON – VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald met today with the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees to affirm his commitment […]