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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 3/24/20

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:  Please review these time sensitive reminders!

NOTE: With Present Coronavirus Schedule Changes and Closings, Readers Should Confirm Event with Host Prior to Travel. All UNCW Events Have Been Cancelled.

1. Veterans Can Attend Virtual Events for the 29-March National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

The following link provides a listing of the many events planned during the Covid-19 Crisis: LINK

2. Compilation of COVID-19 Information and Resources Available.

-Summary of Websites: LINK
-NC State University Food Safety FAQ: LINK
-NC DHHS Updates: 24-MAR UPDATE  & WEBSITE

3. Army Deputy Chief of Staff-G1 Call to Arms.

The G-1 has emailed Army Retirees with below looking for volunteers.  Note it is focused on medical MOS's, but it also lists call for others willing to work.  See LINK.

4. VA Executive Director  of Veteran Health Systems: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19.

Dr. Richard Stone released an announcement regarding Veterans access to resources during COVID-19.  See LINK

5. Posting Received for VA Closings.

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.

Please continue to check www.va.gov for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you,
Veterans Benefits Administration

 

6. North Carolina DMVA Closings/Hours Changes.

  • All NCDMVA (NC Division of Military and Veterans Affairs) offices, veterans homes, and cemeteries, will operate at reduced capacity until further notice.
    • Visits to State veteran homes are suspended and exceptions will be made on a case by case basis (similar to US VA policy)
  • Veterans Service Offices (VSO) are taking appointments on an individual basis for immediate emergency needs only.
  • VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) is notifying veterans who have filed an appeal that in-person hearings have been suspended
    • Hearings must be virtual
    • At the Regional Office this will be an informal conference with a DRO (Decision Review Officer) via telephone
    • For a BVA appeal, this will be a video hearing using a veteran’s a personal device
      • The device must meet certain technical requirements to include webcam, speaker and microphone
    • Veterans may opt to wait for in-person hearings to resume instead of having a virtual one.
    • Nobody can predict when in-person hearings will resume.

7. Post-68 Push for Annual Concert Series Competition. (ACTION NEEDED BY 5/20/2020)

Post 68 has entered into competition with multiple other non-profit organizations across the Wilmington/Leland area to participate in the annual Downtown Wilmington Concert Series wristband sales program.  We have participated in this event a couple times and brought home donation revenue our chariatable activies.  This requires us to 'get out the vote' for our Post.

Please click the link below to vote for Post 68.  We are about the 5th entry down:

American Legion, Post 68 Leland

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020charitywristbandprogram

Also, please forward this email to your family and friends asking them to cast their vote for us.  Every vote helps.  Last year we were not able to get enough votes to participate.

8. Call to Provide Input on Family Caregivers Program.

See the VA Official Resources Page LINK for information on the 60-Day Comment & Review Period currently on-going.

9. March Commemoration of 50th-Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
>Host: Fayetteville Vet Center Hosting
-Date: Mar 18th, 2020 at 1pm
-Location: 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC

-Flyer: LINK

>Host: NC Division of Veterans Affairs
-Date: Mar 30th, 11am-12:30pm
-Location: NC Museum of History - auditorium

               5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC
-Flyer: LINK

You may visit this LINK for interesting information about the War as well as the Commemorative Pin and how eligible veterans may obtain one.

10. Veteran Experience Action Center (VEAC) In Southport RESCHEDULED.

VEAC this year is moving to Southport High School this year to best serve our Veterans with VA needs.  Volunteers are needed to make this the same success it had last year.  Contact Post Service Officer Lane Adrian for more information or if willing to volunteer.  VEAC will be held JULY 9th, 10th & 11th at the following location (setup will be on JULY 8th):

South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Road
Southport, NC

 

 

 

Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday 

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

Legion Riders meeting begins at 4:45pm
Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting begins at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

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