Daniel Crass, SMSgt USAF,

Entered Air Force August 1970, after completion of Basic Training at Lackland AFB, I attended the Communications Center Specialist course at Sheperd AFB Tx. My first assignment was Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. Worked in the Base communications center, typing messages on an ASR 28 teletype machine. Left Vietnam in Nov 1971 and was assigned to Scott AFB, Illinois from Jan 72 to Jun 1974. After re-enlisting was sent to Izmir Turkey, Hq 6 Allied Tactical Air Force.   Worked in the Mobile Communications squadron and Disko Hit Relay staton.   I cross trained into Tech Control and after Tech School at Keesler AFB, Ms,   was assigned to North Communications Area HQ, Griffiss AFB NY.   In March 1978 I completed Air Force Recruiting School and was sent to Milwaukee, Wi. My first office was on 71st and Capitol Dr.   Spent the next 17 years in recruiting, working in Operations, training, and supervision. Retired as the Squadron Superintendent for the 347th Recruiting Squadron, which covered portions of Wisconsin and Illinois. Awarded 3 Meritorious medals 2 Air Force Commendation medals, 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal … Continue reading

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Newsletter July, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 JULY- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to July, the middle of summer is near. If winter went as fast as summer we wouldn’t have anything to complain about. I have no new hospitalizations to report. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. As for membership I would like to welcome new member Ernie Bauer. Ernie is an Army- Viet Nam vet, who returns to the VFW after a long absence. Welcome back Ernie. On May 11th and 12th we held our Community Poppy Drive. We had seven community businesses that had given us permission to solicit Poppy donations on those dates. We had reasonable success given the cold and rainy 11th of May. Lack of participants and no-shows continue to be a problem. Many of our older volunteers just can’t give us the hours they once did and no one is stepping up to replace those volunteers and hours. We have another and final fund raising opportunity coming up on August 7th and … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter July, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519; The 2018-2019 Auxiliary year starts off with a BANG! We welcome new life member Ellen Crass, she joins us under the eligibility of her husband Dan the post adjunct. Welcome Ellen. Beginning of a new auxiliary year means time to renew annual membership. Remember, early bird catches the worm. Watch for treasurer Julie’s renewal notice coming to your mailbox soon.  Every member is an important part of this auxiliary. Department Convention is behind us. Carla Wright (Bellis) and I represented 10519. It was an honor to accept awards on behalf of our Auxiliary.  All your hard work this past year was recognized by department. We received awards for Voice of Democracy, Continuing Education, Young American Patriotic Art, Patriots Pen, VFW News, Emergency and Disaster Relief, Veterans and Military Support, Legislative, Healthy Veterans of Foreign Wars Award. Now we start over for the 2018-2019 auxiliary year. Your input at our monthly meetings is important  for us to continue as a successful auxiliary. VFWA  National Headquarters is pleased to announce a new member benefit, DISCOUNTS … Continue reading

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