VA Hospital visits resume - 2nd Tuesday 2:00 PM
The Post and Auxiliary will resume our visit to the Durham VA in March. They will be on the 2nd Tuesday of every other mont (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 2:00 PM in thMe CLC area small meeting room. On the remaining months, we will continue to visit the Garner nursing homes as we have been doing. Members are encouraged to join us, but you must complete
a Volunteer Application form and be approved by the VA first. Contact Helen Carter for details.
Karaoke Nights - 1st and 3rd Mondays, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Post has started a Karaoke night on the the first and third Monday of each month starting at 5:00 PM. So come on down and sing along with us.
The PACT Act and your VA benefits
The PACT Act is a law passed in Sept 2022, that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Topics include:
the Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuit,
the PACT Act Vietnam-Cold war era veterans,
Veterans' thank you meal - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2024
A local Garner citizen is hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, Mar 10th, at Big Ed's Restaurant, 231 Timber Dr, Garner, NC 27529-5804
This meal is opened to all veterans of the Global War on Terrorism (Desert Storm, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Oper New Dawn, etc.) to thank them for thier service.
No speaches, no sales, no information gathering - just a "Thank You!"
VA launchs new life insurance program - effective Jan 1, 2023
On Jan. 1, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs opened enrollment for Veterans Affairs Life Insurance - the first new VA life insurance program for Veterans in more than 50 years - extending VALife access to millions of Veterans. Read about it here.
Auxiliary members can join meetings online
Auxiliary members can attend via phone or Zoom if they wish. Contact Secretary Helen Carter to arrange it.
Veteran Finder application available - Ongoing
A new ‘Veteran Finder’ app launched on Veterans Day by the VA. "Together We Served" is proud to offer all Veterans the opportunity
to find and connect with the people they served with using the new, easy-to-use ‘Veteran Finder’ Mobile App.
See downloads for FREE on all android and Apple phones here.
VA expands virtual services for other benefits - ongoing
Veterans continue to receive other benefits and services after the VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the public in response to COVID- 19.
Veterans with specific questions can call 1-800-827-1000 or go www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage for additional details. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits, file a claim online or can call for claim-specific questions.
Military Benefits - Ongoing
There are many military benefits that you may not know about. Check out a
list of some of them.
Veterans also get free entrance to national parks, refuges and other public lands. Veterans, Gold Star Families, current Military and their
dependents have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands,
which host activities to fit any lifestyle, from serene to high octane, including hiking, fishing, paddling, biking, hunting, stargazing,
camping and much more. See the site.
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.
Did you know you can send packages overseas by contacting NCPacks4Patriots, a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to support troops and their family members by providing care and comfort items and expressions of appreciation for their service and sacrifices.
Our Post has several family members serving in the Military. Also, the Post has adopted some Military units based from local US Army Reserve Centers.
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.
A great video about why veterans need us!