In This Issue: 1. VA Releases IG Report 2. White House Announces New Vet Initiatives 3. VFW Post Hosts VA Hearing to Discuss Access to Care 4. VA Launches Updated GI Bill Comparison Tool 5. Three to Receive Medal of Honor 6. Interstate Compact for Military Children Now Complete 1. VA Releases IG Report: This […]
Comrades, POW/MIA Day is almost upon us (19 Sep.) just a few reminders concerning All-State Reporting. The key word to remember is “Public” some posts are still reporting Recognition Ceremonies at post meetings and White Table displays in their clubrooms. These are not valid reports for All-State. Hold a Ceremony with the Public Invited and […]
In conjunction with our St. Louis Veteran Home BBQ & Cootie Bingo, MOCA 9 ( POC: Pam Ecker) made available to our heroes at the home a number of veteran craft kits as shown in the attached pictures….ably assisted by Margie Bequette and a few other industrious Cooties, many craft kits were distributed (free of […]
The opening ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall in Gallatin, Mo was held on Friday, August 22, 2014. VFW Post 2172 of Gallatin was instrumental in bringing the Wall to Gallatin. Dept of Mo Commander Chris Bell was the keynote speaker. Gallatin VFW Post 2172 Color Guard Gallatin Mayor Barbara Ballew assists Pearl Harbor […]
Dept Surgeon Charlie Jamis has completed all his visits to the Veterans Homes and the VA hospital’s and a detailed report will be given at the Council of Administration meeting in September. He completed his visits by visiting Jefferson Barracks VA, John Cochran VA and the ST. Louis Veteran’s Home last week.
Annual National Home for Children Trip Mark your calendar! Department of Missouri National Home for Children Trip! Dates: 24-26 October 2014 Cost: $175 per person Includes: Bus transportation and hotel stay (double occupancy) We are working on bus routes with pick-up/drop-off locations along three routes for maximum participation. Tentative headcount required by 1 September 2014. […]
In This Issue: 1. VA Committees Hold Field Hearings 2. Two WWII Soldiers Identified 1. VA Committees Hold Field Hearings: Members of the House and Senate VA Committees continue to use their August recess to review the care and services the Department of Veterans Affairs is tasked to provide to veterans. Some of […]
IRS form 8822-B. It is now a requirement by the IRS that all Posts submit this form. This form must be submitted any time the post quartermaster changes and/or the post address changes. This is effective January 1, 2014. Source July/August 2014 VFW Checkpoint – page 2. Here is the link to get the form […]