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April 21, 2017
Merrill veterans organizations are working together to provide a clubhouse for all vets. Friday, April 21 4–8 pm Merrill Fairgrounds
District 10 Spring Meeting will be held at the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 in Turtle Lake, Wi. 54889. This will be sponsored by Amery VFW Post 7929. 08:00 – 09:00 hrs – Registration with Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 12:00 hrs meeting (nominations and elections) Buffet $14.99 – includes 2 entrée: Roasted Pork Loin, or Chicken St. Croix (tender chicken breast topped with ham, bacon &swiss cheese), Baked Potato, Corn, salad bar, dessert bar, and dinner rolls. We need at least 50 people to eat and meeting room is free. Please RSVP to Eldon Sanders – cell: 612-419-5969, or email email@example.com there will be a Cootie Scratch We will also be having our spring election for 2017-2018 year. Please bring your nominations for all positions! If the comrade being nominated can not attend this meeting he must send a letter so stating that he will take the position and sign it to the District Commander. Please plan on your Post attending!! District Commander: Steve Rhodes – phone: 715-617-7406 MOTELS: Full – St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, 777 U.S. Highway … Continue reading
Proceeds will go to help local Veterans through the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778 Continue reading
Military Veterans Expo to be held Wednesday, March 22 at NTC Wausau Campus. Veterans and their families can explore and engage with community organizations that can help provide information about benefits and health resources while assisting with the transition between military and civilian life. Network with fellow veterans and military members. Connect with area support groups. Hear from a local veteran who was held captive and a panel of military members who will share their experiences. Talk to area employers that hire veterans. Visit resource Fair Burns Post and Auxiliary were there.
After years of trying to collect reenlistment bonuses from California National Guard members and mounting pressure from the VFW, Congress and other VSOs, the Department of Defense (DOD) suspended its collection efforts in October of 2016. VFW National Commander Brian Duffy said at the time that he “welcomes the defense secretary’s decision to suspend the collections efforts, but that the decision doesn’t go deep enough. A comprehensive program needs to be immediately created to help make these Guard members whole again. They signed and fulfilled a contract, and whether they were authorized to receive a bonus is the fault of a system, not of any recipient. Aside from stopping collection, the government should also restore those monies already collected.” Earlier this week, DOD Secretary Ash Carter ordered the repayment of those bonuses that had been collected. DOD is also tasked with exploring ways to assist those veterans who may have gone into debt or lost their homes because of the recoupment of their bonuses.
That’s why VFW members from across the nation will take the voice of all veterans to Capitol Hill February 26 – March 2, during our annual VFW Legislative Conference. Continue reading