District 7 meeting - Saturday, Jan 17, 2015, 12:00 Noon
Our Post is hosting the next District 7 meeting will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. Come meet your District and State officers and hear what is going on and share ideas.
VA Hospital visit postponed - Now on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Due to illness at the VA, the hospital is reducing visitors. So they have asked us not to come to our January visit. We have now moved our visit to next month, and will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at the Durham VAMC. We leave the Post at 6:00 PM or meet at the Durham VA's Community Living Center (CLC) on the 2nd floor of the hospital at 6:45. We will have fun as we help the patients play BINGO and then serve refreshment after the game. The patients - and our members - enjoy the visit. Come and give it a try!
New Post Home in the works - ongoing
Our Post is very close to obtaining a new Post home. Land is identified, and a loan is approved for most of the money for the construction, but we will need the assistance of all members for supporting this effort. (read more)
Monthy Crock Pot meals - 6:00 PM, February 13, 2015
Our Ladies Auxiliary is holding a fund raiser each month on the 2nd Friday of each month to raise funds to purchase new barstools for our new Post home. Each month, we will offer 4 different options of meals, available for $8 per bowl, or you can get an unlimited deal for $10 - so you can try all four! Volunteer cooks should sign up at the Post, so we are asured of 4 volunteers each month to bring one of the meals. This will continue each month until we raise enough to purchase some nice barstools for our new Post home.
VFW National Charter updated to reflect today's military - Nov 21, 2014
VFW Charter Change Becomes Law: The president signed the VFW's new charter into law last week. The two requested changes - replacing men with veterans, and widows with surviving spouses - was prompted by Resolution 301 passed at the VFW's 115th National Convention in July, and supported by two companion bills introduced by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House VA Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.). (read more)
VA Choice Program Rollout - ongoing
VA is posting regular data updates showing progress on its efforts to accelerate access to quality health care for Veterans who have been waiting for appointments. Read more.
Military OneSource - ongoing
Are you familiar with Military OneSource? This resource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of activation status), and their families. It's a virtual extension of installation services, which is a confidential program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood services. Visit the website today or call 800-342-9647.
Birthday night returns - 4th Friday of each month
Come join us on the 4th Friday of each month for our monthly Birthday Nights. Come out an celebrate your special day, or that of your friends. The activies start at 7:00 PM and a birthday cake will be provided.
Thanks to our many volunteers - Ongoing
Each month, many of our members work at the Post and in the community to support our veterans. To thank them all in each edition of the Post Newsletter, takes a lot of room - due to the number of people to thank. So we are now listing them here, with a big Thank You, so we don't miss anyone. Check out who we thanked this month.
Supporting our Military
View this inspiring presentation from the third graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, Virginia. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music.
Our Post has several family members serving in the War on Terror. Also, the Post has adopted three Military units in the area. Please read the latest information from each.
Post and family members deployed
US Army 210th Unit
US Army 535th MP Unit - Deploying now
US Army 805th MP Unit
25 members deployed
See an Armed Forces Tribute
Click here or on the yellow ribbon at the top of every page, to see how you can support our service personnel and their families.
Watch this excellent video specially made to thank all Vietnam veterans.