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Chapter 227’s Minuteman Alert Prevents Veteran Eviction

June 14, 2016

The Minuteman Alert from the Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 in Arlington, VA was successfully used to prevent a military veteran who sustained injuries in Iraq service as a State Department employee from being…

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Military Golf

Chapter 196 Helps Disabled Vets with Their Golf Swing

June 13, 2016

Chapter 196 in Lynchburg, VA has teamed up with Hill City’s American Legion and the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to hold golf clinics for disabled veterans in central Virginia.…

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Meet the Vietnam Veterans Event in Florida

June 2, 2016

Rod Phillips, 1st Vice President of Daytona Beach, Florida , Chapter 1048 and Second Vice President of the Florida State Council, took part in a Meet the Vietnam Veterans event at the Ormond Beach Library…

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Career Fair

Chapter 53 Participated in Job Fair

June 2, 2016

South Bay Chapter 53 in Redondo Beach, California , had a veterans health benefit and membership booth at the City of Carson’s Job Fair in January. About four hundred people attended. The chapter was among…

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Veteran Charles Russell receives flags, pole as birthday present

Chapter 1052 Donates Birthday Gift of Flag and Flag Pole

June 2, 2016

Vietnam veteran Charles Russell of Amite will celebrate his 79th birthday Saturday on his back porch watching the American flag wave in the wind. Russell served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years during…

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VVA Chapter 1066 recently donated a check toward the erection of a Missing Man monument at Eastern Kentucky University. From left: William Davis, chapter treasurer; Don Gibbs, secretary; Brian Cole, EKU's Director of Military and Veterans Affairs; Emerson McAfee, chapter president; and James Young.

Veteran Monument Gets an Assist from Chapter 1066

May 11, 2016

Chapter 1066 in Big Hill, KY presented Eastern Kentucky University a check in support of a “Missing Man” monument on its veterans memorial. The bronze monument will be revealed on Veterans’ Day.  It will feature…

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Volunteers who give out food from the pantry to veterans and service members are: Jack Schneider, John Bommarito, Jerry Vavro, Carl Darling, Mike Collins, John Talarico and Rick Link. Photo submitted by Brian Bobek

Chapter 154 Aids in Stamping Out Macomb Hunger

May 11, 2016

Letter carriers in Macomb, MI  will be collecting food to benefit veterans and service members and their families. The Letter Carriers Food Drive for the Macomb Community Action food program will support Mt. Clemens Chapter…

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Chapter 351 Holds Weekly Breakfasts to Foster Camaraderie

May 11, 2016

Chapter 351 in Appleton is once again holding Saturday morning breakfast gatherings for local veterans at Angel’s Restaurant. Since beginning the gatherings in 2013, the chapter has had veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,…

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The presentations covered somber issues such as coping with death while alone, to less serious issues such as their sometimes-embarrassing nicknames. (L-r) Joe Peck, Fred Elliot, Ron Trovato and Kenny Allocco. Provided photo

Chapter 20 Vets Welcomed Home by High School Students

May 2, 2016

The veterans from Chapter 20 in Rochester, NY have been volunteering their stories with the juniors of Churchville-Chili High School for seven years. It is an on-going tradition that was begun upon the invitation of…

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Photo by Tammie Gercken

New Local Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Receives Charter

April 25, 2016

Chapter 1116 of the Vietnam Veterans of America officially came into existence Monday evening. Serving Burke County and the surrounding area, the chapter held a special chartering ceremony at Timberwoods restaurant to commemorate the occasion,…

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