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VFW Expands Benefit Offerings for Members
VFW members to gain access to impressive discounts


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 12, 2018) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce it is teaming up with UNA, the nation's fastest-growing group purchasing organization, to expand its offering of benefits to VFW members to include discounts on hotels, office supplies and entertainment tickets.

With this new offering, VFW members gain access to an exclusive hotel booking platform that connects them to deeply discounted hotel rates - saving an average of 26 percent below publicly available rates at more than 150,000 hotels across the globe, and with a free mobile app available, members can book on the go!

In addition to exclusive hotel discounts, more benefits will be rolled out over the next few months which will allow members to save up to 80 percent off list price on office essentials and everyday low copy and print pricing, up to 40 percent off tickets for top theme parks, movie tickets and shows nationwide, as well as up to 25 percent off car rentals.

"We're constantly looking for ways to make life a little more enjoyable for VFW members, and we're glad to be able to offer them access to exclusive discounts they wouldn't be able to find anywhere else," said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence. "Our members have sacrificed greatly for our country, and this benefit expansion, from family vacations to experiencing a concert from the front row, provides them the opportunity to enjoy life."

See where life can take you, and book your next trip today. For more information, visit    vfw.org/memberbenefits

The DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Menu: September 17th - 22nd, 2018

MONDAY - Grilled chicken Breast , Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Salad
TUESDAY - Spaghetti with Italian Sausage , Garlic Bread, Salad
WEDNESDAY - Cold Cut Subs, Fries
THURSDAY - Roast Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes,, Vegetable, Salad
FRIDAY - Prime Rib, Rib Sandwich, Seafood Pasta, Smoked Turkey Legs
SATURDAY - Grilled Chicken Salad or Grilled Steak Salad with dinner roll till 10pm
SUNDAY - To Be Announced

Daily Specials served until 10pm. After10pm pizza, Salad, or cold sandwich are available until last call.





Camp Valor Outdoors is wrapping up the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches at Camp Perry, OH.
>br> Post 1503 member Dan Duitsman won the M1 Garand Unlimited Rifle National Championship AND the Springfield M1A Rifle National Championship. A seasoned competitor, Dan was a member of the Marine Weapons Training Battalion at Quantico, VA, while on Active Duty. Post 1503 member, Clifton Peele, shot his first National Championships this year with Camp Valor Outdoors experiencing the excitement of shooting on a firing line exceeding 1,000 competitors and learning to fire in many different conditions - heat, rain, wind, and keeping a good attitude through it all.

The CMP National Matches bring together the top military and civilian competitors from across the country, as well as a few International competitors at Camp Perry, OH, each year. The National Championships were from July 28th through August 4th. Post 1503 had two members participating in the matches. The miles (one way) to the matches at Camp Perry is 437. Other organization include many State Associations, the National Garand Collectors Association, and Junior shooting programs. Safety briefs were given each day at the start of competition by the CMP staff personnel.

  

Click here for more information and photos about Camp Valor, Dan Duitsman and Clifton Peele at:
NRA National High Power Rifle Championship 2018


Do Not Let Congress Balance the Budget on the Backs of Retirees

Background: TRICARE enrollment fees and other cost shares were recently changed. As a result, military retirees who entered the military after January 1, 2018, will generally be required to pay more for TRICARE benefits than current military retirees. Military retirees were exempt from most increases in recognition that they have kept their end of the bargain. Now, Congress would like to change the terms of its deal with military retirees by removing that exemption and significantly increasing TRICARE costs for current retirees. The VFW needs your help in defeating this harmful proposal which would require military retirees to pay more for their earned health care.

Take Action: Contact your Senators and Representative to demand that they reject any proposal that would result in TRICARE fee increases for current beneficiaries, and tell them that they must not balance the budget on the backs of military retirees.

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ONGOING EVENTS

BINGO

Tuesday & Thursday Doors open at 5:30 pm.
Ticket Sales start at 6:30pm Early Bird Game starts at 7:30pm


BREAKFAST

Breakfast Hours: 9am - 12pm Saturdays & Sundays

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
Dinner Hours: 5pm - 9pm Friday Nights

KARAOKE / BAND
Friday Night Karaoke or Band Schedule
Hours: 8pm - 12pm





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POST 1503 MEMBER EVENTS AND REMINDERS:

MEMBER HOURS:
Mon Noon - 11 PM
Tues Noon - Midnight
Wed Noon -11PM
Thurs Noon- Midnight
Fri Noon - 2 AM
Sat 9AM - Midnight
Sun 9AM - 11PM


Wednesday SEPTEMBER 19th, 2018
POST Meeting 7:30 pm
AUXILIARY Meeting 7:00 pm

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2018
District # 10 AUXILIARY School Of Instruction 10am - 12pm

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018
119th Birthday of the VFW

Monday October 8th, 2018
Flag Retirement Ceremony 10am



STATE VFW Department Service Officer: - Bobbiejo Lazo
ADDRESS: 4930 Grandview Ave. NW
CITY: Roanoke
ZIP CODE: 24012
PHONE: (540) 563 - 1437
EMAIL: serviceofficer@va.vfwwebmail.com

FORT BELVOIR SERVICE BENEFITS OFFICERS:
Helen Pickard / Doug Osbourn

PHONE: (703) 630 - 2811
EMAIL: NA

*SERVICE BENEFITS OFFICER VFW Post 1503: - Ed Tatum
ASSISTANT SERVICE BENEFITS OFFICER VFW Post 1503: - Tami Brown
PHONE: (703) 670-4124 ext# 24
EMAIL:

CHIEF MILITARY AND VETERANS OUTREACH: - Jason T. Miller
Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefits Assistance Service (27)
OFFICE: (202) 530-9231
CELL: (703) 740-6064
FAX: (202) 530-9456
EMAIL: Outreach.VBACO@va.gov

Please note that I am not a Claims Specialist, while I may be able to help some people get in touch with the right folks for that kind of support, my main focus is Outreach and Event Planning, such as the Dumfries Resource Fair at the Ebenezer Church. If anyone ever needs help with an event like this or has any ideas for new Outreach opportunities, feel free to contact me!

To find out more information about your benefits, please visit www.ebenefits.va.gov

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefits Assistance Service (27)
Chief of Military and Veterans Outreach

Office: 202-530-9231
Cell: 703-740-6064
Fax: 202-530-9456
Outreach.VBACO@va.gov


On behalf of Post 1503 we would like to bring to your attention Jason T. Miller, Chief of Military and Veterans Outreach with the Veterans Benefits Administration. Jason is a life member here at Post 1503 and is available to help assist.

Please note that he is not a Claims Specialist, yet may be able to help people get in touch with the right folks for that kind of support. His main focus is Outreach and Event Planning.

Thank you Mr. Miller.


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