Saturday, December 7, 2019

District 4 Riders Meeting and Christmas Celebration





VFW Action Corps Weekly, December 6, 2019



December 6, 2019 In This Issue:1. Remembering Our Fallen at Pearl Harbor2. VFW Leadership Visits White House3. House Committee Passes the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act4. Citizenship for Children

December 6, 2019

In This Issue:
1. Remembering Our Fallen at Pearl Harbor
2. VFW Leadership Visits White House
3. House Committee Passes the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act
4. Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act Passed
5. Senate Holds Hearing on Military Housing
6. House Holds Hearing on Military Housing
7. National Wreaths Across America Day is December 14
8. Atlanta Area TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries Have a New Option
9. MIA Update
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

DoD to extend Commissary/BX/MWR privileges to Veterans, MISSION Act Urgent Care, Lay Wreaths on Veteran Graves




K9s for Warriors

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National Wreaths Across America Day is December 14th

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that has coordinated laying Christmas wreaths on Veteran's graves every year since 2007. Their mission involves honoring and remembering Veterans around the holiday season. You can get involved and volunteer to lay wreaths!

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Veterans need Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) to access bases for commissary/BX/MWR privileges

VHIC
The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access for Veterans on Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

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K9s for Warriors provides service dogs for Post-9/11 Veterans

K9S FOR WARRIORS
K9s for Warriors is a non-profit organization that provides trained service dogs for Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma related to their service. The group helps to end Veteran suicide and to restore dignity and independence to those who have served in the military.

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Continuing the Fight: Veterans at the CIA

CIA
Veterans comprise nearly 15% of CIA's workforce, and the CIA continues to serve alongside our military partners across the globe. CIA, the broader Intelligence Community, and the American people benefit from the insight and impact of Veterans who bring to their work a wealth of experience and knowledge.

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VA MISSION Act: Answers to questions about VA's urgent care benefit

UrgentCare
How do I find the nearest in-network community urgent care provider?

There are no urgent care clinics in my area. What do I do?

How do I know if I need urgent care or emergency care?

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Borne The Battle: Wayne Hanson

BTB
As Christmas draws near, Army Veteran Wayne Hanson reminds us to honor our Veterans during the holiday season. Every year on December 14th, Wreaths Across America celebrates Wreath Day by placing wreaths for fallen Veterans. Hanson discusses his work with Wreaths Across America and his desire to help these fallen soldiers be remembered.

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National Resource Directory
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? 

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VA News Releases

VA Welcome Kit

Find a VA Facility near you.

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Not sure where to start?

 VA WELCOME KIT

 


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

RallyPoint Resources
Learn how RallyPoint can help you and other members of the Veteran community. Connect with Veterans about mild to moderate TBIs. Discuss with Veterans the symptoms of un-undiagnosed brain injuries. Learn ways to get free R&R style PTSD treatment. 

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Riders Christmas Party




It has been a very busy year, and we are close to starting a new one very soon. As we end this year, we invited all of our District 4 Riders and significant others to a Christmas Party. The party will start before our normal Riders monthly meeting. A request for an RSVP was asked in the past.

Christmas Party: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time:          6:00 pm
Where:               Wyandotte Post 1136

Meeting:         Friday, December 6, 2019
Time:               7:00 pm
Where:            Wyandotte Post 1136

Those who RSVP to attent the party do not forget to bring a “Teddy Bear” to join in the fun. 


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly, November 27, 2019



November 27, 2019In This Issue:1. Secretary of the Navy Relieved of Command2. VFW-Supported Burn Pit Legislation Introduced3. John Lowry III Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of DOL-VETS4. State Progra

November 27, 2019

In This Issue:
1. Secretary of the Navy Relieved of Command
2. VFW-Supported Burn Pit Legislation Introduced
3. John Lowry III Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of DOL-VETS
4. State Programs and Benefits for Veterans
5. TRICARE Open Season
6. Holiday Overseas Mail Deadlines Approaching
7. Bring the Joy of Christmas Through Toys for Tots
8. MIA Update
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

20% off Walgreens for Veterans, Public Veterans Day Events, Veterans Day Discounts



Veterans Day is this Monday

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Watch Veterans Day Ceremony

Watch the National Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11

This Monday, Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. is the National Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Tune in early to watch pre-ceremony events. VA will be sharing the live video streams on VA's Facebook.

National Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11

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Veterans Month

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Veterans Day

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Secretary Wilkie's Veterans Day 2019 Message

Veterans Day Message
Each year, Veterans Day is set aside for us to pause and reflect, to recall and recognize, and to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifices of those who, for 243 years now, have shouldered the challenge and responsibility of defending freedom.

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Attend Veterans Day Events 

Veterans Day Events
All are invited to attend Veterans Day events at national cemeteries located throughout the U.S. from Nov. 8-11. The list of all events is listed below in this e-mail as well.

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20% off Walgreens for Veterans

Walgreens
To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a 20% discount to all Veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members. While you are there – get your free flu shot!

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2019 Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation 

POTUS
"Time after time, throughout the history of our Republic, Veterans have defended our way of life with integrity, dedication, and distinction."

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Borne the Battle #170: Dale Dye, Marine Corps Birthday Episode

Borne the Battle Podcast #170
When watching a movie, it's easy to think that everything is real and true and lifelike. It's no surprise that that isn't always the case, especially with military movies. That's how Marine Veteran Dale Dye got involved.
Dale Dye, Hollywood Legend talks Vietnam, post-military careers, and PTSD.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!

Happy Birthday Marines
93-year old World War II Marine Veteran and code talker Thomas Begay sings the U.S. Marine Corps hymn in Navajo.

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Most Americans know the historic significance of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the iconic image it is modeled after. Few, however, may know that the original, working model used by sculptor Dr. Felix W. de Weldon to create the monument is on display thousands of miles away in South Texas.

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Veterans Day Events Open to the Public

Friday, November 8, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
VA Welcome Kit

Find a VA Facility near you.

 FACILITY LOCATOR

Not sure where to start?

 VA WELCOME KIT

 


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

RallyPoint Resources
Learn how RallyPoint can help you and other members of the Veteran community find quality brain health treatment.
Also, find out about no-cost PTSD treatment.

Life After Service: The Path of a Woman Veteran


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