1. STATE COMMANDER'S MESSAGE:

Comrades and Sisters as we enter into 2003, it gives me great pleasure to say to you reading this, Thank You for all you have done for this Organization and your Department this past year.

As most of you know the past two months I have been admitted to the hospital twice. But the work did not stop. It is because of our team that things went on as usual. I'm here to assure you that the team will continue to work.

The Senior Vice Commander and Chief of Staff have been working with the District Commanders to set up round-ups and staff visits. If you are aware of one in your area, please come out to meet and greet them, as they are traveling along ways to meet you.

January as many of you know is a busy month for the Department and It's Auxiliary. We will start off by asking all the Comrades and Sisters that can join us at the State Capitol on the 16th to do so. We want to make Our Day On The Hill a huge success. Please see below for meeting information under the legislative chairman's article.

For those individuals that live near and service the Hampton VA Hospital are invited to attend the State Commander and Presidents Official visit on Friday the 17th of January, at 10 O'clock in Building 87, the training room. In years past we have had good turnout, this year I'd love for great turnout. For those planning to attend I'd ask the VFW members call Wayne Pierce and the Auxiliary members call Darlene Mays and confirm a number of attend so they can let the hospital know how big of an area to set aside for us in the Dining Room Area.

On Friday night the 17th at 7:00 PM I will have a meeting with the District Commanders and any Past Department Commander that wishes to attend at the Clarion Hotel, which use to be the George Washington Inn, in Williamsburg . This meeting will be the first of many during our Winter Council Meeting. For the rest of the weekend, please see the schedule that is attached to these General Orders.

In closing, I'd like to say again, your Team stands ready and waiting to assist in anyway it can, so that we can continue our tradition of making the Department of Virginia shine.

Lawrence F. (Larry) Mattera
State Commander


2. MEMBERSHIP:

The 2002 membership year has ended and all members who have not renewed for 2003 are NO LONGER members in good standing. All Post officers who have not paid their dues for 2003 are no longer eligible for the office they hold and must be replaced. Unpaid members are not allowed to attend VFW meetings or use Post property. Post officers are reminded that they must enforce these rules. Several Posts have reached their quota and a few have reached the 103% quota requested by the Department. We thank those Post which have worked so hard to help the Departments membership grow. In previous years the VFW has been declining in membership but our Department has maintained a constant level. This is the year that we hope the Department will show a growth. We ask each member in the Department to take an application, go out in your community and sign up at least one new or reinstated member. With your help the Department of Virginia can be an example for all other Departments to copy.

Lets work together to make our Department the best in our organization. We are currently conducting visits to posts in some districts and will attempt to come to as many districts as possible. If I or any other line officer can be of assistance in your recruiting efforts please let us know.

Peter M. Snelling
Membership Chairman


3. COMMENTS FROM THE STATE ADJUTANT/QUARTERMASTER

I hope all who receive these General Orders enjoyed a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would like to thank all of you for the many Christmas cards and gifts you sent to us at State Headquarters. I would also like to thank all of you for the cooperation and assistance I have received during my first three months in office.

The Senior Vice Commander has encouraged everyone to work on improving membership. If you have not received your copy of MIP members who are unpaid for 2003, and if you would like to try to contact those members who live in your area, let me know. I can provide you a list broken down by ZIP code. Likewise, if you would like to invite some of the unpaid members-at-large to join your post as a paying transfer, I can provide you a listing by ZIP code if you tell me which ZIP code you want to canvass.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Winter Council meeting. REMEMBER, WE ARE GOING TO BE ACCEPTING MASTERCARD AND VISA AT THE REGISTRATION DESK. Sorry, the cost of accepting American Express, Discover, and other brands lead me to start the program with MasterCard and Visa. I do not rule out expanding the program later, to include other popular brands but chose to limit our initial trial to keep things simple. If you choose to pay for your banquet tickets by using your MasterCard or Visa we will give you a standard credit card charge form as your receipt. After the Council Meeting is over, and we have all gotten back to Staunton, one of the Administrative Assistants will sit down at our terminal with our copies of those forms and process the batch through SunTrust. I welcome your comments and suggestions about this process and how we might make it more convenient for our members.


4. GENERAL ORDER CUT OFF DATES:

PLEASE NOTE: ANY information to be published in the General Orders must be in State Headquarters by the 20th of the month before. Changes of address or phone numbers within the Department must be in writing or via e-mail. Headquarters can accept handwritten, typed and faxed information, BUT we would prefer to receive your input as an email that we can import directly into our draft of the next edition.


5. DISTRICT MEETINGS:

FIRST - 2-9-2003, Post 7167, Warsaw. Meet at Shoney's restaurant in Tappahannock for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. Representative, Peter Snelling, State Senior Vice Commander.

SECOND - 3-22-2003, Post 4411, Franklin. Lunch begins at 12PM, Meeting to follow. Representative Peter Snelling, State Senior Vice Commander.

THIRD - 3-8-03, THIRD DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, Meeting 2:00 p.m. with meal to follow. Representative, Lawrence F. Mattera, State Commander.

FOURTH -2-2-03, Amelia, Post 8759, Meeting 1:00 p.m., Meal to follow. Representative , Dan Boyer, State Surgeon.

FIFTH - 2-9-03, Danville, Post 647, Lunch 12:00 NOON, Meeting 1:00 p.m., Representative, Tom Hines, State Judge Advocate.

SIXTH - TBA- Representative, Dan Boyer, State Surgeon.

SEVENTH - 3-9-03, FRONT ROYAL POST 1860, Meeting 11:30 a.m. meal to follow, Representative, Michael J. Hoiness, State Junior Vice Commander.

EIGHTH -2-23-03 , MANASSAS, Post 7589, Meeting at 1PM, meal to follow. Representative Michael Hoiness, Junior Vice Commander.

NINTH - 01-12-03, Marion Post 4467, 1030 AM Registration, 1130 AM Joint Session, 1200 PM Meeting, Representative Lawrence F. Mattera, State Commander.

TENTH - 3-19-03, McLEAN POST 8241, Meeting 1:00 p.m. meal to follow, Representative , Dan Boyer, State Surgeon.

ELEVENTH - 3-9-03, STUART'S DRAFT, POST 9339, 1130 Lunch, 1PM Meeting, Representative Lawrence F. Mattera, State Commander.

TWELFTH - 01-05-03, POUND POST 9600, Pound Elementary, 11:00 a.m. Registration, 12:00 NOON Lunch, Meeting to follow, Representative Michael J. Hoiness, State Junior Vice Commander.

THIRTEENTH - 3-9-03, SPOTSYLVANIA POST 10546, Meeting 1:00 p.m., meal to follow, Representative Tom Hines, State Judge Advocate.


6. ROSTER CHANGES:

District 5 Chaplain - Billy Underwood, 454 Gammons Road, Stuart 24171-3654, telephone 276-694-6336

POST 3125 - Adjutant - Wylie P. Walker, 14555 County Line Church Road, Woodford, 22580

POST 3125 - Quartermaster - Reginald A. Beverly, 26178 Beverly Circle, Ruther Glen, 22546

POST 4639 - Mailing Address P O Box 1236, Williamsburg, 23187-1236.

POST 6130 - Sr. Vice Commander - Everett W. Wilson, 515 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway 24148-4088, telephone 276-956-2433

POST 6130 - Jr. Vice Commander - John E. Hairston, PO Box 136, Ridgeway 24148-0136, telephone 276-956-2605

POST 6130 - Adjutant/Quartermaster - Llewellyn Moyer, 474 Farmbrook Road, Ridgeway, 24148, telephone 276-956-2993

POST 8436 - Quartermaster James S. Woodson, 7485 Greenwood Station Road, Greenwood 22943-1601, telephone 540-456-6822


7. E-MAIL CHANGES:

Post 452 - Commander Ed Fitzgerald - edfitz234@hotmail.com

Richard L. Beal - richardbeal44@yahoo.com


8. IMPORTANT 2003-2005 DATES:


January 16, 2003 VFW Day on the Hill, Richmond
March 9-12, 2003 Community Service Conference, Washington, DC.
March 10-13, 2003 Legislative Conference, Washington, DC.
July 11-13, 2003 State School of Instruction, Lynchburg
July 26, 2003 Satellite Training, various sites
August 23-29, 2003 National VFW Convention, San Antonio, Texas
August 14-20, 2004 National VFW Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 20-26, 2005 National VFW Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah


10. SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:

2003 July 11- 13 Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, 24504 Rates are $69.00 a night; telephone 434-528-2500


11. WINTER COUNCIL MEETING:


2003 January 17-19, 2003, Clarion, 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg 23185, rates are $45.00 a night, telephone 1-800-666-8888


12. DONATIONS:

Please send your donations (WWII Memorial, National Home, Operation Uplink telephone cards, etc.) to VFW State Headquarters, P O Box 2067, Staunton, VA 24402. National Headquarters will credit individuals and posts from the detailed list of the gifts and donors state provides.


13. VOICE OF DEMOCRACY:

2002-2003 THEME: "Freedom's Obligation"

Dates to remember: Department Judging by January 15, 2003
National Judging February 1, 2003

14. PATRIOT'S PEN:

2002-2003 THEME: "My Pledge to America"

2002-2003 DEADLINES: District Deadline - January 15, 2003
Department Deadline - February 1, 2003
National Deadline - February 10, 2003

Please send all Patriot's Pen materials to: Earl E. Harris, Jr., Patriot's Pen Chairman, 2601 North Augusta Street, Staunton VA 24401.


15. LEGISLATIVE:

VFW "LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL" IN RICHMOND IN JANUARY 2003

The VFW Department of Virginia will conduct its annual "Legislative Day on the Hill" in Richmond on Thursday, 16 January 2003. We will meet in the General Assembly Office Building at 8:20 a.m. in Room 5E. Members of the VFW auxiliary have been invited to join us. Following a short briefing and the distribution of Issues Booklets we will break down into teams and visit all 140 members of the General Assembly.

Major issues we will cover during our visits with our legislators are:

RESOLUTIONS

Now is the time to prepare and submit your proposed resolutions and department by-laws changes for consideration at the state and national conventions in 2003. Your resolutions and proposed by-laws changes, appropriately approved at the post and district levels must reach the Department Adjutant at least thirty days before the beginning of the Department Convention.

The 2002-2003 Leadership Manual contains a very readable section on resolutions, including the proper format for stating the problem you want to solve, and the actions you propose to solve it.

Governor's Advisory Commission for Veterans Affairs

The commission present Governor Warner with its' report during a meeting held on 16 December 2002. Your state commander was there. Governor Warner promised to take immediate action on the following recommendations from the commission:

Governor Warner also told the commission the Commonwealth should contribute $340,000 as its' fair share of the cost of construction of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

John P. McAnaw
Legislative Chairman


16. YOUTH ACTIVITIES:

All District Commanders are reminded of the judging deadline for the Department Citizenship Education Teacher Award is 15 January 2003. I must have the department winners to the National Citizenship Education Department no later than 15 December 2002. District Chairmen are reminded that all entry packets should contain the original nomination form, essay, a completed post entry form, a resume (not more than two sided), up to five pages of documentation, and a good quality head and shoulders photo of the winner of each grade level. Please be sure I have the entries before 3 January 2003. Don't short change any of our teachers, they all deserve to be recognized. Send all material to Don Hall, 35 Eidson Creek Road-Staunton, Va. 24401-6304.

Don Hall
Youth Activities Chairman


17. REPORTS AND FORMS:

THE FORMS FOR INDIVIDUAL RECRUITING AWARD, COMMUNITY ACTIVITY REPORT, HOMELESS VETERANS REPORT, HOSPITAL REPORT AND EVALUATION GUIDE CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE E-MAIL PLEASE CALL OR WRITE STATE HEADQUARTERS AND WE WILL SEND THE FORMS TO YOU. PLEASE SEND FORMS TO THE CURRENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, NOT STATE HEADQUARTERS. THE ONLY REPORT THAT SHOULD BE MAILED TO STATE HEADQUARTERS IS THE REPORT OF A DECEASED COMRADE.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A COMMITTEE CHAIR TO SUBMIT A REPORT. ANY POST MEMBER WHO KNOWS THE INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE REPORTED CAN FILL OUT THE FORM FOR ANY OF THE REPORTING AREAS, AND SEND IT IN. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU MAKE AT LEAST ONE COPY OF EACH REPORT FOR POST RECORDS, AND THAT YOU GIVE THAT COPY TO THE POST ADJUTANT.


18. AMERICANISM:

Add your email address to the form and I will acknowledge receipt of your report. In addition to mailing the form to the address at the bottom of the form, you may email your report to me at 03636.1543@compuserve.com; or use the on-line report at http://www.vfw392.org/historian.htm. Sixty-five Second Half reports have been received from fifty-six posts.

The following posts HAVE NOT submitted reports for the second half:

DISTRICT 1 - Posts 824, 960, 2296, 3219, 4856, 6002, 7167, 8629, 9358, 9636
DISTRICT 2 - Posts 4809, 8545
DISTRICT 3 - Posts 394, 1426, 2583, 6364, 8046, 8529, 10387, 11124
DISTRICT 4 - Posts reported: 622, 637, 2163, 2584, 4411, 5313, 5371, 7059, 7166, 7819, 7897, 8048, 8163, 8228, 8446, 8599, 8759, 8902, 9618, 9855, 9954, 10570, 10571
DISTRICT 5 - Posts 644, 873, 1115, 2820, 4637, 6130, 7443, 7568, 7800, 8243, 8467
DISTRICT 6 - Posts 484, 1033, 1264, 2157, 4165, 4491, 4920, 5311, 5895, 7854, 8184, 9805, 9877
DISTRICT 7 - Posts 1150, 2123, 4698, 6044, 7899, 8613, 9292,9872
DISTRICT 8 - Posts 472, 1811, 4468, 7589, 7728, 8208, 9835, 9865
DISTRICT 9 - Posts 1184, 2719, 4667, 6000, 7136, 7360, 7969, 9343, 9864
DISTRICT 10 - Posts 1503, 5412, 7327, 7916, 8241, 8469, 8815
DISTRICT 11 - Posts 452, 632, 3136, 4204, 4805, 4989, 7157, 7578, 7701, 7814, 8279, 8479, 8644, 9480, 9794, 10773
DISTRICT 12 - Posts 1994, 3782, 3782, 4301, 5715, 6975, 8652, 9830, 10298, 10310, 10611, 10673
DISTRICT 13 - Posts 1827, 2044, 2217, 2613, 7638, 8169, 8436, 8697, 8717, 9887, 10295, 10546, 10574

J. Gary Wagner Johnny W. Baker
Americanism Chairman Americanism Committee

19. BOY SCOUTS:

We are in the final phase of selecting our Eagle Scout of the Year. Posts should have their applications in by 15 December. The winning eagle from each post should be in the District Scouting Team Representatives hands by 2 January. District Team members are to have district Eagle of the year in the hands of Stan and Ron by 15 January for Departmental Judging. We will judge on 18 or 25 January. National judging will be in February with the winner announced at the March conference. Please call or e-mail Stan Hunter with any questions at 703-670-9084, RangerStan@msn.com.

Stan Hunter
Department Scouting Chairman


20. COMMUNITY ACTIVITY:

The following Post's HAVE NOT submitted Community Activity Reports for the second half.

DISTRICT 1: 824, 960, 2296, 3219, 4856, 5500, 6002, 7167, 8252, 8629, 9358, 9636
DISTRICT 2: 392, 993, 1211, 2894, 3160, 4411, 4809, 8545, 9382
DISTRICT 3: 394, 1426, 2239, 2583, 3125, 6364, 8046, 8356, 8529, 9224, 9501,9808, 10387, 10654, 10657, 11124
DISTRICT 4: 622, 637, 2163, 2584, 5313, 5371, 7059, 7166, 7559, 7819, 7897, 8048, 8163, 8228, 8446, 8599, 8617, 8759, 8902, 9618, 9855, 9954, 10570, 10571
DISTRICT 5: 644, 647, 873, 1115, 2820, 4637, 6130, 7800, 8243, 8467, 10840
DISTRICT 6: 484, 776, 1033, 1264, 1444, 1841, 2157, 4165, 4299, 4318, 4491, 4920, 5311, 5895, 7854, 8184, 9805, 9877
DISTRICT 7: 1150, 2123, 2447, 4698, 6054, 7899, 8613, 9292, 9660, 9872
DISTRICT 8: 472, 1177, 1811, 2524, 3103, 4468, 7589, 7728, 8208, 9835, 9865
DISTRICT 9: 956, 1184, 2719, 4667, 6000, 7136, 7360, 7969, 9343, 9640, 9696,9864
DISTRICT 10: 609, 1503, 3150, 5412, 7327, 7916, 8241, 8469, 8815, 9274
DISTRICT 11: 452, 632, 1499, 2216, 2424, 3136, 4805, 4989, 7157, 7578, 7701, 7814, 8279, 8479, 8644, 9339, 9480, 10773, 10826
DISTRICT 12: 1994, 3722, 4301, 5715, 6975, 8652, 8979, 9830, 10298, 10310, 10611
DISTRICT 13: 1827, 2044, 2217, 2613, 7638, 8169, 8436, 8717, 8947, 10295, 10546, 10574

Kenneth Vitale
Community Activities Chairman

21. HOSPITAL:


The following Post's HAVE NOT submitted Hospital Reports for the 2nd half:

DISTRICT 1: 824, 2296, 4856, 5500, 7167, 8629, 9358, 9636
DISTRICT 2: 993, 3160, 8545
DISTRICT 3: 394, 1426, 2583, 4639, 6364, 8046, 10387, 11124
DISTRICT 4: 622, 637, 2584, 5313, 5371, 7819, 7897, 8048, 8163, 8228, 8446, 8599, 8617, 8759, 8902, 9618, 9855, 9954, 10571
DISTRICT 5: 644, 873, 2820, 4637, 6130, 7800, 8243, 8467
DISTRICT 6: 484, 1841, 2157, 4165, 4318, 4491, 4920, 5311, 5895, 7854, 9805, 9877
DISTRICT 7: 1150, 2123, 4698, 6044, 7899, 9292, 9872
DISTRICT 8: 472, 1811, 4468, 7589, 7728, 8209, 9835, 9865
DISTRICT 9: 1184, 2719, 4667, 6000, 7136, 7328, 7360, 7969, 9343, 9864
DISTRICT 10: 609, 1503, 7327, 7916, 8241, 8469, 8815, 9274, 9478
DISTRICT 11: 632, 1499, 3136, 4204, 4805, 4989, 7157, 7578, 7701, 7814, 8279, 8644, 9480, 10773
DISTRICT 12: 1994, 3782, 4301, 5715, 6975, 8652, 9600, 9830, 10298, 10310, 10611
DISTRICT 13: 1827, 2044, 2217, 2613, 7638, 8169, 8717, 10295, 10546, 10574

Lynn Harris
Hospital Chairman


22. SAFETY:

The following Post's HAVE NOT submitted Safety Reports for the 2nd half:

DISTRICT 1- 824, 2296, 3219, 4856, 5500, 6002, 7167, 8629, 9358, 9636
DISTRICT 2 - 392, 993, 2582, 4809, 8545, 9382
DISTRICT 3 - 100% reported
DISTRICT 4 - 622, 637, 2163, 2584, 5313, 5371, 7559, 8048, 8163, 8228, 8446, 8599, 8617, 8759, 8902, 9618, 9855, 9954, 10571
DISTRICT 5 - 644, 873, 2820, 6130, 7726, 7800, 8243, 8467
DISTRICT 6 - 484, 1033, 1841, 2157, 4165, 4318, 4491, 4920, 5311, 5895, 7854, 8184, 9805, 9877
DISTRICT 7 - 1150, 2123, 4698, 6054, 7899, 8613, 9292, 9660, 9872
DISTRICT 8 - 472, 1177, 1811, 4468, 7589, 7728, 8208, 9835, 9865
DISTRICT 9 - 1184, 2719, 6000, 7136, 7360, 7969, 9343, 9864
DISTRICT 10 - 1503, 5412, 7916, 8469, 8815
DISTRICT 11 - 452, 632, 1499, 2424, 3136, 4204, 4805, 4989, 7157, 7578, 7701, 7814, 8279, 8479, 8644, 9480, 10773
DISTRICT 12 - 1994, 3722, 4301, 5715, 6975, 8652, 9830, 10298, 10310, 10611
DISTRICT 13 - 1827, 2044, 2217, 2613, 7638, 8169, 8436, 8717, 10295, 10546, 10574


23. YOUTH ACTIVITIES:

TOTAL PROJECTS REPORTED: 150 TOTAL NO. VOLUNTEERS: 707
TOTAL HOURS DONATED: 2827.5 TOTAL MILES DRIVEN: 6412
TOTAL MONIES DONATED: $15085.53 TOTAL POSTS REPORTED: 47

The following Post's HAVE NOT submitted Youth Activity Reports for the 2nd half:

DISTRICT 1: POSTS: 824, 960, 2296, 3219, 4856, 5500, 6002, 7167, 8629, 9358, 9636
DISTRICT 2: POSTS: 993, 2582, 4809, 8545,
DISTRICT 3: POSTS: 394, 1426, 2239,2583, 6364,8046, 8529, 9501, 10387, 11124
DISTRICT 4: POSTS: 622, 637, 2163, 2584, 5313, 5371, 7166, 7559, 7819, 7897, 8048, 8163, 8228, 8446, 8599, 8617, 8759, 8902, 9618, 9855, 10570, 10571
DISTRICT 5: POSTS: 644, 873, 2820, 4637,6130, 7443, 7800, 8243, 8467
DISTRICT 6: POSTS: 484, 1033, 1264, 2157, 4165, 4318, 4491, 4920, 5311, 5895, 7854, 8184, 9805, 9877
DISTRICT 7: POSTS: 1150, 2123, 4698, 6044, 7899, 8613, 9292, 9646, 9872
DISTRICT 8: POSTS: 472, 1811, 4468, 7589, 7728, 8208, 9835, 9865
DISTRICT 9: POSTS: 1184, 2719,4667, 6000, 7136, 7360, 7969, 9343, 9696, 9864
DISTRICT 10: POSTS: 1503, 5412, 7327, 7916, 8241, 8469, 8815, 9478
DISTRICT 11: POSTS: 452, 632, 1499, 2424, 3136, 4204, 4805, 4989, 7578, 7701, 7814, 8279, 8479, 8644, 9339, 9480,10773
DISTRICT 12: POSTS: 1994, 3782, 5715, 6975, 8652, 9830, 10298, 10310, 10611, 10673
DISTRICT 13: POSTS; 1827, 2044, 2217,2613, 7638, 8169, 8936, 8697, 8717, 9887, 10295, 10546, 10574

The results of the Department Judging of the Citizenship Education Teacher's Award will be available at our Winter Conference in Williamsburg. Thanks to Districts 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, and 11 for your support of this program. Good Job!!

Don L. Hall
Youth Activities Chairman


24. INSPECTIONS:

The following Post's and District's HAVE NOT been inspected as 20 December 2002.

DISTRICT 4: 5313, 8228, 8599
DISTRICT 6: 1264
DISTRICT 7: 621, 2447, 4698, 9292, 9600, 9872
DISTRICT 8: 472, 1177, 4468, 8208, 9865, DISTRICT 8
DISTRICT 11: 7814, 9794
DISTRICT 13:1827, 2044, 2217, 2613, 7638, 8169, 8717, 8947, 10295, 10574
DISTRICTS 10 AND 12

State Inspector
Ed Cluney


25. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE:

The Department of Virginia's Environmental Program is designed to make Virginia a better place to live. If each of the 189 VFW posts would select just one project that was within their post budget, and set a date for completing the project, we would be taking a big step forward. Once the commitment has been made at the post level the project chairman should contact the local radio and TV stations, and the local newspapers to arrange for coverage of the event. Don't forget to include the Ladies Auxiliary in your plans and your project.

When your project is completed take a few minutes to complete a Community Activity Report documenting the number of volunteers, the hours they volunteered, any cost associated with the project, including the miles the volunteers drove getting to the work site and home again.

Ernest B. Glynn
Environmental Chairman


26. CONGRATULATIONS TO NATIONAL APPOINTEES

The following members of the Department of Virginia are to be congratulated on their National Appointments:

National Deputy Chiefs-of-Staff Early Ray Chappell Post 1115
John Edwards Post 8545

Assistant Inspector General Henry E. Cluney Post 4809

Special Aide-de-Camp Kim DeShano Post 392

National Aides-de-CampChester Willis Post 8252 Clarence A. Johnson Post 9382
Victor Weaver Post 9808 Joseph K. Baldwin Post 7059
Leon Fields Post 4522 Squire Searcey Post 1115
Homer Bowen Post 4667 John S. Nealey Post 7589
Joseph Smith Post 10826 James K. Martin Post 1503
Emory H. Sykes Post 6975 Joseph Smith Post 10826
Joseph Longstreet Post 3219 Joseph Martin Post 1827
John C. Nuckolles Post 9339 Rex G. Faris Post 8467


Official: By Order of:
Fred L. Wolking Lawrence F. Mattera
State Adjutant State Commander

Winter Council Agenda
National Announces New Benefits for VFW Members
Military Assistance Program Emergency Finicial Funds
Honor Korean Vets with Liberty Trees for America
VFW is Keeping America's Promise
USN Armed Guard WW II Veterans