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4023 Main St. - PO Box 244, Chincoteague Island, VA

Chincoteague Post 159

A tribute to Thanksgiving and Veterans:

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Stolen Valor Act of 2013 Signed into Law!

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Chincoteague Councilman Terry Howard presented the attached plaque at the Birthday Dinner Dance on behalf of Mayor Jack Tarr. The Mayor attended the Breakfast visit by National Commander Dan Dellinger on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. The Mayor read the Plaque and re-presented it in person at the Breakfast.

 

Veterans who have been classified as fully disabled will see their Social Security disability benefit claims expedited starting in March, officials are announcing today. The policy change will move disabled veterans' claims into the high-priority category. The Social Security Administration estimates that the new policy will affect tens of thousands of veterans. The Baltimore Sun (2/18)

 

VA Fraud Alert

It has been reported that a scammer has acquired telephone numbers similar to the VA's toll free numbers. Be certain you are talking to the VA before giving any personal information. They may also be asking for your credit card information. The VA never asks for credit card information. Click here for details.
 

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 is

Preparing Care Packages for our Deployed Troops
 
Please Donate
 
Examine the Attached List for Acceptable Items
Collection box is inside the door to the Post.
 

All Legionares should consider a Virginia American Legion License Plate.

 The cost is $10 per year, but you must act now so we can meet the minimum number to begin this program. Click on the highlighted link to view the pre-application. You can either email your information or print and mail this form.

As of March 2015, we only need about 150 more Virginia Legionnaires to sign up in order for the DMV to begin issuing American Legion License Plates.

Help us pressure the VA to improbe their service to shore residents:

I received a call this AM from a local Congressman's office requesting information on Post 56's CBOC Project.

Is there any way that you can get the word out to ALL of the ESVA American Legion Posts'  that Post 56 is collecting information on the following information:

  • Missed VA appointments due to travel time or distances involved with travel to a VA facility.
  • Utilizing the Pocomoke CBOC but having to travel to Cambridge or Baltimore, MD for specialized treatments or testing (i.e. Hearing tests, heart issues, dental etc.).
  • Required to use someone else's transportation to attend a  treatment or appointment at the Hampton or Baltimore VA Hospital Facility.
  • Any additional problems utilizing the VA facilities in the State of VA.

This information will be complied and used by Post 56 to further complete our CBOC Project for the ESVA.

I will provided this information to the people we are working with locally and nationally for their usage. 

Basically we are looking for the Legionaries to submit 3-4 sentences on the problems they are encountering with the VA or these Veteran's Health Choice Cards.

They can mail their responses directly to me at jjvacny@aol.com since I'm the POC for the Post 56 CBOC Project.

 

V/R

 

Joe Vaccaro

Commander , Post 56 

 

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