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Chapter 899 Hosts Weekly PTSD Breakfast

Bill West, the president of Burlington County, NJ Chapter 899, is one of the founders and the current chair of the Monday Morning PTSD Support Group that meets for weekly breakfast and rap sessions at the Garden State Diner in Wrightstown.


Chapter 850 Honors Dustoff Pilots Organization

Kent County Chapter 850 honored the pilots of the Vietnam Dustoff Association at the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover, DE.

VFW Rights VA Overpayment Error

After eight years of honorable service in the California Army National Guard, Sgt. Steve Chang applied for veteran education benefits in July 2010. “[Chang] operated in good faith and relied on the VA to properly decide on the payments that were due for those school terms,” said George Burke, Associate Director of Field Operations at the VFW. Chang used the benefits to complete two degrees. “Then, long after Chang was finished with his education, someone at VA discovered an administrative error on their part, and sent an overpayment notice letter for more than $32,000.” Chang was “shocked and overwhelmed.” He put in a debt waiver request, but was denied. He then reached out to veteran friends, and did research on veterans’ service organizations to see if they could provide any outside assistance. His search led him to the VFW, and the 1 Student Veteran program. “I received the email, and I saw [Chang] had already tried to correct the problem but was

8 Of The Most Advanced Military Bases The U.S. Operates

The military is constantly evolving, adopting new technology, and developing new tactics that make the operations of these bases of critical importance.[Read More …]

Marine Veteran “Stole” Truck, Ran Into Danger To Save Lives During Las Vegas Shooting

His heroism and quick action saved numerous lives during the deadly massacre at Route 91.[Read More …]

Veterans Sickened by Plutonium After Hydrogen Bombs Dropped at Palomares, Spain, Sue Pentagon for Records

(Washington, D.C.)–Today, Vietnam Veterans of America and the VVA Connecticut State Council filed suit in U.S. District Court in Connecticut to compel the Department of Defense to release records related to U.S. airmen’s exposure to ionizing radiation while responding to a January 17, 1966, hydrogen bomb accident near Palomares, Spain.[Read More …]

Chapter 55 Positively Impacts Community

Licking County, OH Chapter 55 President Mark Rehl recently presented a $500 check from the chapter to Shirley Sharp, the founder of the House of New Hope in St. Louisville, OH, to purchase baby formula for infant foster children in the community.