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I may not always believe in and trust our government, but I will ALWAYS believe and trust the American Soldier.  You have taken a sacred oath to protect the many FREEDOMS that so many of us take for granted.  Please understand that I am grateful for your sacrifice(s) and your service on my behalf.  It is an honor to call you "My Countrymen".

 
 
   
 

CALENDAR

 
         
 
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
Gold Star Mothers Banquet
Date: 10/1/2017
Location: Post 4659

VFW District 5 Gold Star Mothers Banquet Sunday October 1, 2017
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VFW POST 2645 NEWS & EVENTS

 
 
New web site
9/28/2015 created new web site
   
 
   
   
   
Military ID Policy Changes
All – Military installations are starting to enforce the requirement that military ID
   
 
   
   
   
DOD suicide report
Today, the Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.
   
 
   
   
   
Action Corps December 12, 2014
In This Issue: 1. VFW Charter Change Becomes Law 2. National Defense Authorization Poised to Pass 3. House Passes $1 Trillion Funding Bill 4. VFW Attends Press Conference 5. VFW Conducts VA Choice Card Survey 6. House VA Committee Hearing on Homelessness 7. House VA Subcommittee Hearing on Cemeteries 8. Ohio Bonus Deadline for OIF Vets Approaching
   
 
   
   
   
Wearing unearned medal can be a crime; free-speech
Lying about receiving a military medal is constitutionally protected, but there’s no right to carry the lie a step further by wearing a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
   
 
   
   
   
Action Corps 11.7.2014
In This Issue: 1. Veterans Day in Washington 2. VA Choice Program Rollout 3. Veterans Win Seats in Congress 4. New SMA Announced 5. Concert for Valor Update
   
 
   
   
   
VfW Dispatch Oct. 2014
VFW continues to fight on Capitol Hill for the rights and benefits you’ve earned and sacrificed for. Last month, more than 70 members of the VFW Legislative Committee met for the fall legislative conference in Washington, D.C.
   
 
   
   
   
VFW Action Corps Oct. 17, 2014
In This Issue: 1. Remember Who Votes Against Veterans 2. VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Applications Open 3. Marine Corps Change of Command 4. Concert for Valor Update 5. Overseas Holiday Mail Deadlines Approaching 6. Korean War Soldier Recovered
   
 
   
   
   
Action Corps - October 10, 2014
October 10, 2014 In This Issue: 1. Retirement Commission to Visit Fort Hood 2. Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Veterans Issues 3. Tricare Stops Notification Letters 4. VA Enrollees Can Now Get Vaccinations at Walgreens 5. Seven WWII Airmen Recovered
   
 
   
   
   
VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homele
WASHINGTON – In addition to the $300 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program grant awards announced on August 11, 2014 serving 115,000 Veterans and their family members, today Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert
   
 
   
   
   
VFW Action Corps
In This Issue: 1. DOD Expands Military Financial Protections 2. Camp Lejeune Care Update 3. Campaign and Election Update
   
 
   
   
   
Message from National Commander & President
A short 3 minute you tube message
   
 
   
   
   
Buddy Poppies
Price increase for Buddy Poppies effective October 1, 2014
   
 
   
   
   
Defense Mobile and the VFW to Connect and Improve
The VFW supports Defense Mobile Corporation’s launch of ARMYmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile, MARINESmobile, and COASTGUARDmobile during the 115th VFW National Convention.
   
 
   
   
   
CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence
   
 
   
   
   
Veterans Burial Allowance
US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes
   
 
   
   
   
Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims
Many veterans don’t know that they can get a free attorney to help them appeal a veterans benefits claim denial at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
   
 
   
   
   
VA's Medical Foster Home Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the development of the Medical Foster Home Program
   
 
   
   
   
 
     

VFW STATE NEWS & EVENTS

 
 
National Headquarters Bulletin / General Orders
August 2017 Service Not Self
   
 
   
   
   
VFW Appoints New Adjutant General
VFW Appoints New Adjutant General Brian Duffy becomes first Desert Storm veteran to hold CEO position KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2017) — Brian Duffy was appointed adjutant general of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. yesterday at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La. His appointment comes immediately following a year-long term as the national commander of the more than 1.2 million-member organization. He also becomes the first Desert Storm veteran to hold the position, which is similar in duties to any corporate chief executive officer. Duffy retired from a successful 27-year career with United Parcel Service (UPS) airlines in 2014, having held the titles of flight engineer instructor, instructor/check captain on Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft, and ultimately, assistant chief pilot. He will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest organization of combat veterans. During his time as VFW national commander, Duffy started several new initiatives to support the VFW’s multifaceted approach to serving America’s veterans, service members and their families, as well as their communities. This included new and expanded grants to VFW Posts to boost community service efforts, an expanded relationship with Student Veterans of America, and a nationwide, ongoing campaign to raise awareness and to combat the stigma surrounding seeking mental health care. “I’m honored to take on the new challenge of serving the VFW as its adjutant general,” said Duffy. “Having just finished a year visiting with our service members at home and abroad, hearing from them firsthand on what programs and benefits are working for them and what are not, has given me great perspective. I look forward to applying that perspective to the daily operations of the VFW.” The VFW's new adjutant general served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic on F-4 Pha
   
 
   
   
   
Vietnam Veteran Elected VFW National Commander
Vietnam Veteran Elected VFW National Commander Ending sequestration will remain a top priority under new leadership KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 26, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States concluded its 118th National Convention today with the election of Keith Harman of Delphos, Ohio, as its new national commander. Harman served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969, including service in Vietnam as a crew chief and door gunner on Huey helicopters. During his acceptance speech, he spoke highly of the nearly 1.7 million members of VFW and its Auxiliary, citing the members’ camaraderie as the driving force to the success of the organization. “Every member of our organization has walked the talk, and every member of our great Auxiliary has lived the fear of having a loved one downrange. I believe in what the VFW stands for — to take care of veterans, service members and their families — and I am proud to be a part of it, and honored to lead it,” the new national commander told the crowd. Harman has been a member of the VFW for 34 years, belonging to VFW Post 3035 in Delphos, Ohio. He has served in elected and appointed positions at Post, District and Department (state) levels, and achieved All-American status during his year as commander of the VFW Department of Ohio in 2004. Throughout his remarks, he stressed the importance of the VFW’s work to those it serves, and praised today’s service members’ resolve and dedication. “Sixteen years ago, no one would have thought it possible for America to fight a nonstop, two-front war for so long without restarting the draft, but we have — they have — and they continue to do so magnificently, which is a testament not only to their patriotism but also to their character,” he said. The national commander also discussed his recent fact-finding trip to Southeast Asia. It was his first return to Vietnam after ending his military service there 49 years prior. He noted the d
   
 
   
   
   
Reporting
Reporting is off line for conversion of website!
   
 
   
   
   
GOLD STAR MOTHERS
VFW District 5 Gold Star Mothers Banquet Sunday October 1, 2017
   
 
   
   
   
Michigan Female Service members' Salute
Great Lakes National Cemetery is holding an event honoring Michigan's Military Women July 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
   
 
   
   
   
Fall Conference
   
 
   
   
   
WEB PAGE
UPDATE Of WEB PAGE
   
 
   
   
   
Gold Star Mothers
The Gold Star Mothers 69th Annual Victory in Japan Day Service Sunday August 6, 2017 At White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery Located at 621 West Long Lake Rd. Troy, MI. 48098-4597 248-362-7670 Line up for all marching units is 11:00 AM
   
 
   
   
   
Notice from National Quartermaster General
The use of the VFW trademarked name, emblems, and logos.
   
 
   
   
   
Veterans of Foreign Wars updated Fact Sheet
As the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours.
   
 
   
   
   
Important Michigan VFW Project Underway
We are excited to announce the start of the Michigan VFW Then and Now Member Publication project. To make this a successful project, we have partnered with a nationally recognized publishing firm, Publishing Concepts (PCI). Starting soon, you will receive communication from Publishing Concepts letting you know how to participate in the Michigan VFW Then and Now Member Publication. This unique photo publication will be filled with military experiences and memorable photos from the past and the present. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be included!
   
 
   
   
   
Dept. Polo Shirt
Incoming State Commander and President's shirt order form for 2017-2018
   
 
   
   
   
Reporting errors
With the upgrade of the server , some are receiving 500 error message! Please let us know if you have received this message, so that it can be corrected, email jgubin@vfwmi.org with your post number and issue to be resolved!
   
 
   
   
   
Post and Department emails
Post and Department email pass words Have been change due to a security risk! Server was hacked, your UID's stayed the same do not use your old Password or reset to the old password you have been using! Call or text Dave strange server technician (248) 207-3680 or John Gubin 586-216-7088 department web site Director!
   
 
   
   
   
 
     

VFW NATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS

 
 
VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.
   
 
   
   
   
VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

   
 
   
   
   
 
     
 
     
   
 
         
     
 
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