VA Homeless fact sheet updated

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August 2014 Homeless Programs General Fact Sheet For your review and distribution.    

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New Stickers

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sticker letter-1 Leaders, Some posts have creative ideas on how to send the new stickers to members. Yes they are small. Glue dots are available from staples and the attached letter can be modified and printed. If you don’t have the chicken and beer just ask them to join your next meeting to

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Now back to our book. . .

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      Takeoff into History   The assigned target city for the fifteenth plane was Kobe, part of an industrial complex 270 miles southwest of Tokyo on the western shore of Osaka Bay. The plan was to follow Major Hilger's plane to Nagoya and then proceed to Kobe, about twenty miles farther. T

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Now back to our book as the 13th B-25 takes off the Hornet.

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 Takeoff into History   The crew of the 13th B-25 in line for takeoff didn't realize they would have the dubious distinction of this numerical symbol of bad luck, but it wouldn't have made any difference. One crew had to be thirteenth and none on board this plane would have admitted to being

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So let's get back to our book as the 12th B-25 takes off from the Hornet. .

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              Takeoff into History   Lt. William R. Pound, Jr., navigator of the 12th plane, was sound asleep when the klaxon sounded and, like many others, thought it was only a drill because they weren't scheduled to take off until much later in the day. He missed breakfast as he jam

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  • VA Homeless fact sheet updated - August 2014 Homeless Programs General Fact Sheet For your review and distribution.    
  • New Stickers - sticker letter-1 Leaders, Some posts have creative ideas on how to send the new stickers to members. Yes they are small. Glue dots are available from staples and the attached letter can be modified and printed. If you don’t have the chicken and beer just ask them to join your next meeting to discuss the […]
  • Now back to our book. . . -       Takeoff into History   The assigned target city for the fifteenth plane was Kobe, part of an industrial complex 270 miles southwest of Tokyo on the western shore of Osaka Bay. The plan was to follow Major Hilger’s plane to Nagoya and then proceed to Kobe, about twenty miles farther. The crew […]
  • Now back to our book as the 13th B-25 takes off the Hornet. -  Takeoff into History   The crew of the 13th B-25 in line for takeoff didn’t realize they would have the dubious distinction of this numerical symbol of bad luck, but it wouldn’t have made any difference. One crew had to be thirteenth and none on board this plane would have admitted to being supersitious. The […]
  • So let’s get back to our book as the 12th B-25 takes off from the Hornet. . -               Takeoff into History   Lt. William R. Pound, Jr., navigator of the 12th plane, was sound asleep when the klaxon sounded and, like many others, thought it was only a drill because they weren’t scheduled to take off until much later in the day. He missed breakfast as […]
  • Now back to our book. . . and the Joyce crew. -            Takeoff into History   The group, with Watson being carried by porters, traveled for two days and eventually was picked up at Hengyang for transportation to Chungking. Watson was quickly evacuated to the States for hospital- ization; the rest of the crew followed. For them the adventure was not yet […]
  • Now back to Doc Watson’s crew. . . Doolittle’s Raid -         Takeoff into History   The B-25 arrived over the Japanese coast and the crew looked for landmarks. “After flying for about thirty minutes after our landfall was made,” York reported later, “we still hadn’t spotted Tokyo itself so I started looking for any suitable target—something that was worthwhile bombing. About thirty-five […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly August 22, 2014 -   August 22, 2014   In This Issue: 1. VA Committees Hold Field Hearings 2. Two WWII Soldiers Identified   1. VA Committees Hold Field Hearings: Members of the House and Senate VA Committees continue to use their August recess to review the care and services the Department of Veterans Affairs is tasked to provide […]
  • Thanks 2 Veterans August 22, 2014 -       Veterans’ next battle: Legal rights The Daily Record via Diverse: Issues In Higher Education In a year when the Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly come under fire for problems ranging from deadly delays in medical appointments to its hefty backlog of benefit claims, the need for legal assistance for veterans has […]
  • Program Blast August 22, 2014 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet            VA VAVS Newsletter Freedoms Counts 2014               NAC Call Letter E Knowledge AMVETS Back to School Flyer 2014      Enclosure 2-NAC Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Support Form PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD– attached PDF National Dist III off to a great start with three Departments at 100%! AMVETS back to school […]
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  • SAVE DATE-9/25 WW Soldier Ride-Falmouth - WOUNDED WARRIOR NATIONAL SOLDIER RIDE coming to Falmouth for the 3rd year! SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, Sept 25th, 9:30 –Start Time FALMOUTH Beginning Sept 24th, close to 50 wounded warriors from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will take part in a rehabilitative bicycling ride on Cape Cod and in Boston as part of […]
  • Links to various articles about veterans issues, etc. - Visit your legislators in August during the recess http://www.moaa.org/augustrecess/ VA Negotiations Break Down http://www.moaa.org/Main_Menu/Take_Action/Top_Issues/Retired_Still_Working/Veterans_Issues/VA_Negotiations_Break_Down.html USHR14 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 072414 Thursday at 6:12am Restoring Trust http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/50466680 USHR14 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 072414Thursday at 9:12am Restoring Trust 2 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/50470643 USHR14 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 071614 at 9:38am http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/50152042 She is a whistle-blower with a passion for […]
  • Thanks 2 Veterans August 6, 2014 -     US Senate sends VA reform bill to Obama The Arizona Republic The U.S. Senate easily passed a $16.3 billion VA reform measure July 30, sending it to the White House for the president’s signature and putting in motion changes to repair the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Senators voted against a last-minute procedural […]
  • WWII Japanese Surrender Planes - WWII Japanese Surrender Planes   This is great information about the Japs pre surrender prep in other parts of the Pacific theatre. Quite a piece of WW II history; I was not aware of how the surrender signers got to the ceremony, or that they first met MacArthur at Manila. This clip is lengthy but a great […]