Thanks to the Yanks dinner 9/11 2014

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              PLEASE RESERVE NOW All present and past service members and their families are cordially invited to a special tribute dinner to recognize their sacrifices and to honor and remember the heroes and victims of 9/11/01. This non-political dinner is our gi

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The 4th of July - Something to Think About

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Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?   Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.   Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.   Two lost their sons serving in t

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New NRD Resources added to Benefits & Compensation

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Subject: New NRD Resources added to Benefits & Compensation Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. You are subscribed to receive updates to the Benefits & Compensation folder within the National Resource Directory.   eBenefits - VA Home Loan Certificat

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Navy's first four-star female admiral a trailblazer

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Navy's first four-star female admiral a trailblazer with a sense of humor The US Navy's first female four-star admiral has set many firsts during her 32-year career and was involved with the famous operation to free the crew of the Maersk Alabama from Somali pirates. By David Cook, Staff writer

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VAVS Meeting Minutes from May 2014

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VAVS Minutes May 2014  Information for those who might be interested.    AMVETS Dept. of Ma. Officers,   please note the incorrect name for the Rep at Bedford and the expiration date of the Rep and Deps. Al Temple

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  • Thanks to the Yanks dinner 9/11 2014 -               PLEASE RESERVE NOW All present and past service members and their families are cordially invited to a special tribute dinner to recognize their sacrifices and to honor and remember the heroes and victims of 9/11/01. This non-political dinner is our gift to you; merely to say THANK YOU for all your service and sacrifices. […]
  • The 4th of July – Something to Think About - Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?   Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.   Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.   Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.   Nine of the […]
  • New NRD Resources added to Benefits & Compensation - Subject: New NRD Resources added to Benefits & Compensation Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. You are subscribed to receive updates to the Benefits & Compensation folder within the National Resource Directory.   eBenefits – VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility Calculate your VA Home Loan benefit and entitlement. You […]
  • Navy’s first four-star female admiral a trailblazer - Navy’s first four-star female admiral a trailblazer with a sense of humor The US Navy’s first female four-star admiral has set many firsts during her 32-year career and was involved with the famous operation to free the crew of the Maersk Alabama from Somali pirates. By David Cook, Staff writer July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON – […]
  • VAVS Meeting Minutes from May 2014 - VAVS Minutes May 2014  Information for those who might be interested.    AMVETS Dept. of Ma. Officers,   please note the incorrect name for the Rep at Bedford and the expiration date of the Rep and Deps. Al Temple
  • VFW ACTION CORPS WEEKLY July 3, 2014 - VFW Action Corps Weekly July 3, 2014 In This Issue: 1. President Nominates New VA Secretary 2. VA Facilities Report Given to President 3. VA Directs Monthly VSO Meetings in All Medical Centers 4. Burn Pit Registry Now Open 5. Interim Military Compensation Commission Report Released 1. President Nominates New VA Secretary: The president has […]
  • Program Blast July 3, 2014 - 2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo              Programs Reporting Score Sheet Legislative Alert 14-1                            Copy of Freedoms Counts 2014-1 PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached Kudos to the Departments of RI, AL, IL, IN, and WI for hitting the 100% Club! PLEASE NOTE – *** We are in the changeover from the 1st six-month reporting period […]
  • Cape Cod Veterans -   JULY NEWSLETTER NEXT MEETING July 3rd 6PM at O’Shea’s Olde Inn   June was a super busy month. The Cookout at Coast Guard Station Chatham on June 7th went very well.  The families had a great time, thanks to staff members who did the cooking and Terry Clen for so much work on this. […]
  • Making Major Commitments to ALS Care and Research -   Researchers with the VA Biorepository Brain Bank Wednesday, July 2, 2014 “So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.” - Lou Gehrig, July 4th 1939 July 4th we celebrate America’s declaration of independence and this year Independence Day holds special meaning […]
  • Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program — Delta Dental - Good Morning,   Happy Independence week! This is Doug Schobel, regional Delta Dental representative for the Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). In case you’re not familiar with the program, VADIP is the new U.S. government-authorized national dental insurance program for Veterans who are enrolled in VA healthcare and individuals who are enrolled in VA’s […]
  • AMVETS *URGENT* Legislative Alert #14-1 Follow Up: Immediate Action Requested -   Legislative Alert 14-1: Toxic Exposure Research and Military Support Act / Gulf War Health Research Reform Act   In light of minimal action taken on this extremely important issue to our veterans, AMVETS has re-issued a follow up alert on Toxic Exposure Research and Military Support Act / Gulf War Health Research Reform Act. As a […]
  • More than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA misconduct - Senator: More than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA misconduct By Jon Harper Stars and Stripes Published: June 24, 2014 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla senate.gov Related Phoenix VA clerk: Records were altered to hide patient deaths Another Phoenix VA whistleblower has come forward, telling CNN that records of dead veterans were […]
  • Lack of progress pompts veterans to leave treatments - Study: Lack of progress prompts a third of veterans with TBI, PTSD to drop out of treatment   Stars and Stripes Published: June 24, 2014 Cody Turner explains the magnetic resonance imaging process to a patient at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, April 3, 2012. Ericka Engblom/U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of veterans […]
  • VA releases Same Sex Marriage Rules for Dependant Benefits for website - Important Information on Marriage The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of benefits and services that depend on “spouse” and “surviving spouse” status. For the purpose of VA benefits, spousal status is predicated on a valid marriage under state law. Under the current Federal law, 38 U.S.C. § 103(c), VA may recognize a […]
  • Bill Noltner to run for National 1st Vice Commander - Noltner for 1st Vice National For your Information