Post Canteen - currently opened
Veterans Briefing - December 15, 2022
If you or your loved one served during the Vietnam War, Gulf War, or post 9/11, your VA eligibility may have increased. A new law, the PACT Act, expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care will host PACT Act Information and Health Fair at the Fayetteville VA Health Care Center, 7300 Raeford Rd.
During the event, Veterans will have an opportunity to enroll in VA health care if eligible,
complete a toxic exposure screening, and receive assistance in filing their PACT Act related claims. Just bring your DD214 and our Veterans Benefit staff will be happy to help you file your claim!
f you know other Veterans or survivors who may be eligible, please share this information. There is no restriction or rule on the time frame for eligibility after discharge. If you believe that you have a condition that is related to exposure to toxins during Vietnam, the Gulf War or post 9/11, you are encouraged to be bring our DD214, be screened and file a claim.
Need more info on the PACT Act? Please contact VA at 1-800-MyVA411 or visit www.va.gov/PACT.
VA launchs new life insurance program - effective Jan 1, 2023
On Jan. 1, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs will open 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.
Visits to the Garner area nursing homes - ongoing
We have resumed the visits to the area nursing homes. The next one will be on Saturday, Sept 10 AM, at the Lawndale Manor in Garner.
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.
Access your VA Medical Center or doctor via the internet - ongoing
There are several options to obtain VA medical services or information using any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection:
- use VA Video Connect for real-time video access to your VA care team via the internet
- use MyHealthyVet to send a message to your doctor via email
- For those without internet capability, you can receive daily text messages about Coronavirus from Annie, which is the VA’s automated text messaging app that sends health information and reminders to any cellphone with texting capabilities. Sign up 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.
USO campaign - ongoing
Our troops are facing military base restrictions, the shutdown of critical support programs, and even the isolation of quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak. The USO has already spent $50,000 on protective equipment and sanitation supplies to help ensure our centers remain safe and open for service members, but their work can't stop there. Rush a gift now to provide much-needed support to our brave heroes such as phone calls home to reassure loved ones. Donate
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 War on Terror. Also, the Post has adopted three Military units based from Garner, Cary and Knightdale 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!