Jun 22

Post Election Report for 2017-2018

Commander. Harold M. Baldwin

Sr. Vice Commander Arden. D. Battle

Jr. Vice Commander Wayne Parks

Sergon Luther Corley

1st year Trustee Elijah Smith Jr.

2nd year Trustee Rosalyn Battle

3rd year Trustee James Watts

Service Officer Adam Pugh

Judge Avocate Reggie Lawrence

 

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Jun 12

HELP

Help

I am John Burgess past District 6 Commander and I have been asked by the incoming commander Robert Hernandez to handle the district web presence.  Along with helping Post commanders with their Post Web presence. 

I currently have a list developed of who is who posted on the District 6 web site.  Please review and let me know if you see any updates that I need.  http://myvfw.org/fl/dist6/posts/

I am always looking for help with the web presence.  I am also looking for the free and easiest way to handle it.  “I WILL ALSO TRAIN”.

If you are interested in:

1.       Web page design using WordPress

2.       Facebook Pages/Groups

3.       Free Mail program MailChimp.com

4.       Phone Tree (NOT Free) Call-em-all.com

5.       Microsoft products.

6.       Google Maps

I also have taken on a challenge of creating and maintaining a District 6 Newsletter (Online Only)

If you are an experienced in the web development we are looking for an Assistant to my position.  I have always said that our programs are greater than one person that an assistant to me would be invaluable in case (God Forbid) something happens to me.  The Assistant can run with the ball.

Do you want to help your Post?  If you are not experienced I will be glad to TRAIN. 

I look forward to the upcoming year.  I am excited on what we can do together.  I hope you get involved.  Look forward to some great changes after the Convention. (June 22, 2017)

Your Truly
John Burgess
johnburgess@myveterans.club
(904) 252-9497

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May 22

The new Post Election Report for 2017-2018

The Year of 2017-2018

Commander: Harold M. Baldwin

Sr. Vice: Arden D. Battle

Jr. Vice: Wayne L. Parks

Quartermaster: Dale Wilson

Chaplin: Lonzie L. Morman

Judge Advocate: Reginald M. Lawrence

Surgeon: Bernard S. Reed Sr.

1 yr Trustee James Watts  2 yr Trustee Roselyn D. Battle  3 yr  Elijah Smith

Service Officer: Adam R. Pugh

 

MOTTO…”Let’s work together, ” Lead from the front not from the rear “……GO ARMY

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Apr 17

The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran’s

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=992833524098267&set=pcb.992835674098052&type=3Jacksonville Cemetery 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran’s celebration for all who served; some gave all and all gave some!….

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Apr 17

25th Anniversary Operation Desert Storm/ Desert Shield

Camp Blanding 25th Anniversary for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.  Brigadier General Boatright 202 Medical Group and pass Post Commander# 4761 Harold Baldwin , unit  over seas 365th S&T Battalion!

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Feb 13

This is the new location where General “Daniel Chappie” James have their meeting.

We are at the WellsFargo Building Location off of six and main, 2nd Floor. Please ring door bell in the rear of the building to enter. Meeting starts at 1800 hrs, the first Thursday of each month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 27

VFW Appoints First Female Assistant Quartermaster General

image003KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has appointed a 13-year Army and Desert Storm veteran as the first female Assistant Quartermaster General for the nation’s largest combat veteran service organization.

Debra Anderson was sworn in on August 23, 2015, before the VFW’s National Council of Administration. The announcement comes just days after a historical change to extend VFW Auxiliary membership eligibility to male spouses and male family members, solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families.

“Since coming to the VFW in 2006, Debra has been dedicated to furthering the VFW’s mission at Post, District and National levels. I have no doubt that she will continue to ensure the VFW remains the top veterans’ service organization FOR VETERANS,” said John Biedrzycki, VFW national commander.

Prior to her appointment, Anderson served as director of Human Resources and Investment Coordinator where she managed all aspects of human resources for the VFW National Headquarters.

Anderson earned her VFW eligibility for service with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and left the Army in 1993 as a Major. Among her numerous military decorations, she has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Parachutist Badge.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Anderson joined the VFW in 2006 at Post 7356 in Parkville, Mo., where she currently maintains her Gold Legacy Life membership. She has served as Voice of Democracy chair, junior vice commander, senior vice commander, All-American Post Commander, trustee and district adjutant.

(via VFW.org)

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Aug 27

DOD Announces New Prescription Drug Policy

The DOD has announced a new TRICARE policy that will require military retirees and family members to obtain certain prescription drugs through the mail or at a military treatment facility (MTF). The change affects only maintenance medications. Acute medications such as antibiotics may still be obtained through retail pharmacies. Active duty military are exempt. Similar to the TRICARE for Life pharmacy mail order pilot program, generic formulary drugs will be free with home delivery and name brand formulary drugs will cost $16 for a 90 day supply. This is compared to $8 for generics and $20 for name brands currently charged at network pharmacies for a 30 day supply. There is no charge for drugs obtained at MTFs. DOD estimates this new policy will save $88 million a year for them, and $16.5 million a year for beneficiaries. Receiving a single name brand drug through home delivery rather than a retail pharmacy will save beneficiaries up to $176 per year. Affected beneficiaries will begin receiving letters on September 1 with additional information on the new policy and how to obtain waivers if necessary. For more information on TRICARE pharmacy copays, visit: http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts.

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Aug 27

Action Alert: Veterans Choice Program and Access Survey

Background: Last year, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act) to improve access to health care for veterans and reduce VA appointment wait times. Since its enactment, the VFW has worked to ensure this important law serves the best interest of veterans. In the past year, the VFW has commissioned several surveys; compiled three reports; worked directly with VA officials and health care contractors; and testified before Congress multiple times on the state of the VA health care system and the implementation of the Choice Act, resulting in significant changes in the program to better serve veterans.

Action Needed: Take the VFW’s latest Veterans Choice Program and Access Survey to help the VFW hold VA accountable for delivering veterans timely access to high quality care. To take the survey, click here:

http://capwiz.com/vfw/utr/1/EUTAVCFUQO/LWFSVCFUYW/10968957876.

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Aug 27

VFW Auxiliary Now Accepts Men

John A. Biedrzycki Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [last week] added his official signature to the new congressional charter of its Auxiliary organization in a historical event solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families.

The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, founded in 1914, is the VFW’s highly regarded support organization and is considered its “Partner in Service.”

Under its former name Ladies Auxiliary VFW, membership within the organization was offered exclusively to female spouses and family members of any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The gender-specific eligibility requirement remained for more than 100 years until July 20, 2015, when delegates to the VFW’s 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh voted to amend the dated by-law to extend the same membership opportunity to eligible males.

Appropriately, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW has changed its official name to the VFW Auxiliary.

“It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Auxiliary,” said National President Francisca Guilford. “Women comprise nearly twenty percent of our nation’s military, and this change allows all spouses, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons and brothers to serve others in honor of their veteran.”

Currently, the Auxiliary has more than 465,000 members, a number that is now expected to sharply increase over the next year. Its members represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several foreign locations including Germany, Guam and Panama, and have made an impact in local communities around the globe.

Last year alone, its members worked to provide $4.6 million dollars in monetary aid to veterans, active duty military and their families, and volunteered nearly 800,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing and veterans’ homes. Auxiliary members also contributed greatly to cancer research, youth activities, civic patriotism and much more.

For more information about the VFW Auxiliary, please visit www.vfwauxiliary.org.

(via VFW.org)

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