Oct 17 2018

District Aide-de-Camp Awards

Congratulations to the following individuals as District Aide-de-Camps.

Post 392 – Charles Kelley
Post 993 – Charles Maher
Post 1211 – Martin Woods
Post 2582 – Jimmy Harrell
Post 2894 – Carl Dozier
Post 3160 – Don Fuss
Post 4411 – Tim Cormany
Post 4809 – Skip Snedecor
Post 8545 – Tim Shoemaker
Post 9382 – Kevin Beasley

Join me in congratulating these comrades for their hard work and a job well done.

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Oct 15 2018

Second District Proving Why They Are “Second to None”

As Hurricane Florence was approaching the East Coast, Virginia’s First and Second District were put on alert for mandatory evacuations from Zone A, or low lying waterfront areas, as well as recommended evacuations for the Sandbridge and Back Bay areas regardless of the Zone. With the Hurricane ramping up to a Category 4 storm Posts and their membership set about preparing for the worst. Eastern Virginia was spared from the brunt of the disaster as the storm slowed to and eventually made landfall as a Category 1 storm in North Carolina. Unfortunately this slowing brought large amounts of water to bear on the southern portion of North Carolina resulting in massive flooding. The Department of Virginia immediately switched from a disaster preparedness mindset to a disaster relief mindset with a request for support from North Carolina State Commander Allen Payne to Virginia State Commander Ken Wiseman. Virginia was the first Department to offer support and the Second District doubled down on the offer donating over $15,000 worth of money and supplies to the Department of North Carolina including a truck load of water purchased by EMS Ice, Inc. and donated in the name of Ocean View VFW Post 3160. Hurricane Florence still had a surprise in store however as after making landfall the storm made a turn to the north and spawned tornadoes and flooding in Virginia.

Supplies donated by EMS Ice, Inc. being unloaded at VFW Post 2423 in Indian Trail, NC. Posts within Virginia’s Second District donated over $15,000 worth of money and supplies for disaster relief.
Photo courtesy of Post 2423 Facebook Page

Supplies loaded and heading for a second pick up location in Gloucester, VA before continuing on to North Carolina. Posts within Virginia’s Second District donated over $15,000 worth of money and supplies for disaster relief.
Photo courtesy of Department Judge Advocate “Butch” Schupska

Post and Auxiliary members staging supplies for transport to North Carolina. Posts within Virginia’s Second District donated over $15,000 worth of money and supplies for disaster relief.
Photo courtesy of Second District Commander Ronnie Steele

Posts within Virginia’s Second District donated over $15,000 worth of money and supplies for disaster relief. Pictured are Post 2894 Auxiliary President Sandy Dunbar and Secretary Barbara Mulholland dropping off supplies.
Photo courtesy of Post 2894 Auxiliary Secretary Barbara Mulholland

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