Celebrate the Sandbox

Plover VFW, Saturday, July 8

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Support for Student Vets

Department Student Veterans Liaison Jim Maas presented a check for $100 from Burns Post 388, Wausau, to the UWSP Veterans Club for use in promoting their activities and membership. The Veterans Club provides a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the University.   The Club coordinates social and service activities, provides pre-professional networking, and generally provides a touchstone for student veterans at UWSP to ensure that each student veteran is successful after their service.   By the way, Club President Holmes is a Life Member of the VFW through a gift from her grandfather of the Sussex Post.

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Seventh District Award

At the VFW Department Convention in Appleton, Merrill’s Post Commander and Quartermaster were recognized for their hard work by being named to the All-State Team.

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Rathke Elected District Commander

The Seventh District of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Wisconsin, is proud to announce the  election of Michele Rathke of Merrill VFW Post 1638 to be the District Commander for 2015-16. She will assume the office at the end of the Department Convention to be held in Wausau, June 3-6 at the Plaza Hotel. Rathke has twice been awarded the prestigious All-American status as Post Commander. She will be the first female commander of District 7. The Seventh District is comprised of 36 great VFW Posts across Adams, Green Lake, Langlade, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood Counties. The Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.

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Marshfield Site of Veterans Benefits Expo – 26 July 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is putting on a Veterans Benefits Expo at the Hotel Marshfield on the 26th of July. The program features exhibitors, employers and seminars on a wide range of topics key to recently returned Vets, including how to Start Your Own Business! Continue reading

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Voices for Veterans

Wisconsin VFW District 7, UW-Marathon County, and Northcentral Technical College invite student veterans and their families to be a part of Voices for Veterans information fair on Wednesday, May 7 at the NCT Wausau Campus. The event will encourage veterans and their families to explore the many resources available to them in their communities. This event will be free and open to the public.

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Veterans Day

  November 11, 11 am

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Wausau Stand Down

For military veterans.   9 am to 3 pm  Thursday, October 17 VFW 388, River Drive in Wausau      Service providers available to assist you Consumer Credit Counseling        Social SecurityHousing & Shelter Information/Referrals      Health ScreenFemale Veterans Representative         ClothingFlu Shots           Financial CounselingPTSD/ Drug and Alcohol Treatment        VA BenefitsVeterans Service Employment Program        County Veterans Service Officers Lunch Provided All Veterans Welcome For more information, Call 715-261-1141   800-872-8662, ext. 64201

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Readjustment Counseling Service

“Dedicated to serving those who have served.” Vet Center 603 S. 24th Avenue, Suite 24Wausau, WI 54401715-842-1724 Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans served in any combat zone. Services are available to family members and significant others for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service to our country. All services provided are at no cost to the veteran or family. The Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center Program operates a system five community based counseling centers in Wisconsin. The Vet Centers are staffed by small multi-disciplinary teams of dedicated providers of which many are combat veterans themselves. Vet Center personnel are available toll free during normal business hours at: 866-644-5371.

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25th Anniversary of “Fragments” sculpture at the HighGround

KIA/MIA honored at noon, Saturday, 9/14.  Vietnam vets can sign the map of Vietnam. Fragments tribute at 2 pm.

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