Obituary George Fears Post 32 Gloucester -

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ROCKPORT, MA: George R. Fears, 86, husband of Marguerite H. (Poole) Fears, of Rockport, passed away on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Gloucester on July 15, 1928, and was the son of the late Betsy and Harvey Fears.  George serve

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VA Announces Single Regional Framework under MyVA Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 VA Announces Single Regional Framework under MyVA Initiative Internal Organizations to Realign Their Existing Structures Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is taking the first steps under the MyVA initiative

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The Retired Enlisted Association Jan 26, 2015

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED January 26, 2015   What about Sequestration? It surprised many of us in Washington that President Obama did not even mention the question of sequestration in his State of the Union Address

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CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION, COMMANDER'S TESTIMONY AND STORM THE HILL EVENT

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AMVETS And Commander Larry E. Via   Request the pleasure of your company at a Congressional Breakfast Reception   Honoring   Representative Derek Kilmer   Recipient of the AMVETS Silver Helmet Award For Congressional Service   Thursda

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Passing of another AMVET

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Commander, Chief George Fears, USN, WW-II, Korea, VN, left on his "final cruise" at 5PM yesterday, he was a "Life" member of Post 32 and a shipmate on USS Worcester (CL-144) Chief was one of the finest men and shipmates I have ever had the privilege of knowing.  I have no details on his final arran

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  • Obituary George Fears Post 32 Gloucester - - ROCKPORT, MA: George R. Fears, 86, husband of Marguerite H. (Poole) Fears, of Rockport, passed away on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Gloucester on July 15, 1928, and was the son of the late Betsy and Harvey Fears.  George served 30 years in United […]
  • VA Announces Single Regional Framework under MyVA Initiative - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 VA Announces Single Regional Framework under MyVA Initiative Internal Organizations to Realign Their Existing Structures Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is taking the first steps under the MyVA initiative to realign its many organizational maps into one map with five regions to […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association Jan 26, 2015 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED January 26, 2015   What about Sequestration? It surprised many of us in Washington that President Obama did not even mention the question of sequestration in his State of the Union Address. Of course the speech focused on domestic affairs and did not say a great deal on either […]
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION, COMMANDER’S TESTIMONY AND STORM THE HILL EVENT - AMVETS And Commander Larry E. Via   Request the pleasure of your company at a Congressional Breakfast Reception   Honoring   Representative Derek Kilmer   Recipient of the AMVETS Silver Helmet Award For Congressional Service   Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   334 Cannon House Office Building   Please RSVP […]
  • Passing of another AMVET - Commander, Chief George Fears, USN, WW-II, Korea, VN, left on his “final cruise” at 5PM yesterday, he was a “Life” member of Post 32 and a shipmate on USS Worcester (CL-144) Chief was one of the finest men and shipmates I have ever had the privilege of knowing.  I have no details on his final […]
  • Torture - Torture   Medal of Honor Recipient and Retired USAF Colonel and Command Pilot, George Everett (Bud) Day explains the difference between water boarding and REAL torture. Although my position has always been in favor of utilizing the water boarding method to force radical Islamists to divulge critical lifesaving information in protecting our citizens and homeland, […]
  • POW/MIA 1_24_2015 - Update_1-17-15 JPAC whistleblower suit headed to trial The 2005 disinterment of X-345 at Hawaii’s Punchbowl cemetery. AFDIL and the JPAC-CIL have been unable to ID the set of remains, which likely belongs to one of seven missing servicemembers from the B-24 Sweepy-Time Gal. The family of one of the men has joined a lawsuit against […]
  • VVA Web Weekly Jan 23, 2015 -   In This Issue January 23, 2015 VVA Convention News TRICARE Patients Must Attest to Health Care Coverage National Geographic Special on “Invisible Wounds” of War MARSOC Sent to Middle East VA Construction: ‘FUBAR on Steroids’ Persian Gulf War Memorial ProposedOver-Prescribing VA Doc Transferred HVAC Chair Proposes VA Accountability Reforms   Constitution Committee Announcement VVA […]
  • William Henderson AMVETS Post 2012 First Vice Commander -     Biography HUBBARDSTON – William Robert Henderson, 57, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after being stricken ill at home earlier in the day. Bill was born in Worcester and raised in Princeton, and graduated from Wachusett Regional High School. Following his graduation, Bill enlisted with the United States Coast Guard, […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly Jan 23, 2015 -                                                                     January 23, 2015   In This Issue: 1. Hagel Instructs Services to Embrace VSO/MSO Support 2. VFW Testifies Twice Before Congress 3. New Study on Veteran Suicide and Update on SAV Act 4. New Top Enlisted Marine Named 5. Devil’s Brigade to Receive Congressional Gold Medal 6. VA Kicks Off Its Yearly Art […]
  • Program Blast January 23, 2015 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet Rev 1-23-15 PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached: (2014 Second six-month Reporting Period Clean-up) Bottom line stats for current period ending June 2015: 68 Posts across 20 Departments have reported representing 6% of total posts.   VAVS NAC Conference: ATTN: All VAVS Reps/Deps & Department leadership. The Veterans Affairs […]
  • The Wall That Heals Coming to Gloucester MA in July - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Speaks of “Healing Legacy”   Each year , millions visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which honors the millions who served their country during the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands gave their lives during the many years of conflict and their names are etched into the black granite. But millions of Americans, […]
  • DeLeo hopes to spare Veteran’s services from spending cuts -  http://wwlp.com/2015/01/21/deleo-hopes-to-spare-veterans-services-from-spending-cuts/   BOSTON (SHNS) – Gov. Charlie Baker told a group of veterans gathered at the State House Wednesday that they “will always have a friend in this administration.” Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito spoke to a crowd assembled to attend Speaker Robert DeLeo’s annual veterans’ luncheon. The governor told the crowd he lives […]
  • Heartfelt thanks - My dear AMVETS, I want to thank each and every Post who took the time and trouble and expense to send me sympathy cards on the sad and heart rending occasion of the passing of my dear wife,Lenore, Your concerns for me were truly gratifying and surprising. While I will acknowledge each and every one separately and dig […]
  • CHRIS KYLE – AMERICAN SNIPER – THE FINAL SEND OFF - TEXAS GOODBYE This is why America will remain strong.  We take care of our own as well as others who may not deserve taking care of. I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris Kyle was Derek’s teammate through 10 years […]