Chaplain Tom St Pierre "May our Comrades Rest in Eternal Peace” Deceased List for August 30, 2019 483 Norman E Hall 799 Ernest R Linders 816 Benton R Lyons Jr 1631 Marvin Rich 1631 Robert M Fraser 1631 Chester A Barker 1631 Billy J Floyd Past State Commander 82-83 1670 Joseph M Boucher 1698 George A Doucette 1698 Everett J Dowers 2520 Donald P Charest 2520 Robert O Poirier 4479 Thomas F Iverson Jr 5613 Thomas C Estes 5613 Paul E Knight 8214 William J Beidler 8270 Robert M Hodge 8641 Lester D Langley 10289 William R Pyrro 10675 Thomas G Mc Aulifee 10676 Camil J Mongeon
Raising relief funds through the distribution of Buddy Poppies is an important program and you should give you time and efforts in supporting your local post Buddy Poppy drive. Contact you Post Commander or Quartermaster to find out when and how you can participate
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
NH scholarship open to children of fallen veterans
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Education and New Hampshire Adjutant General’s Office are seeking applicants for Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans.
The program, first established by the Legislature in 1943, provides $2,500 scholarships to children of New Hampshire service members who died on active duty or of serviceconnected disabilities.
"We can never repay the families of fallen veterans for their sacrifice, but these scholarships are a small way that the people of New Hampshire can show our gratitude,” said Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut. "We encourage children of fallen service members attending or planning to attend a New Hampshire public college to apply for these scholarships.”
The funds are to be used for room, board, books and supplies at state public colleges and universities. Since 1981, the Legislature has also allowed qualified
children of fallen veterans to receive free tuition through the University System of New Hampshire and Community College System.
"It’s a small, but significant gesture from a state that has always cared deeply for its veteran community,” said Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities, adjutant general of the New Hampshire National Guard. "Through this scholarship program, we are able to help collegebound children of service members who died in the line of duty in a meaningful way. We also ensure their sacrifices are honored and never forgotten.”
For information about the application process and records needed to qualify, contact Patricia Edes at the Division of Higher Education by email at patricia. firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.education.nh.gov/
highered/veterans/ scholarships- orphans.htm.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Subject: Holiday Craft Fair November 2nd NH Veterans Home
It is that time of year again for the Holiday Craft Fair. With this event we also have a White Elephant room and we are accepting donations of used items . For those of you who were here last year, we have expanded to 38 vendors, taking 44 spaces (some have taken double a space). We are in need of many volunteers for this production!! There are 2 days that we need help, Friday Nov. 1st (for decorating and set-up) and Saturday Nov 2nd for the fair itself. Below is a breakdown of what we need help with:
· November 1st –10-15 people, Clearing out designated areas, decorating and setting up tables. Time- 4:30 until about 7:30.
· November 2nd – We are in need of people for the following:
§ 7:00 am to 9:00am helping vendors unload as needed, assisting with last minute details and helping to set up the raffle tables.
§ 8:30am to 3:00pm:
· 8:30am – 2:30pm Raffle Ticket sales (I need to have people selling raffle tickets here by 8:30) We will have 3 tables set up to sell raffles and we need 2 people at each table.
· 9:00am- 2:00pm - Directing traffic in the parking lot (we would like to get people to take short shifts and rotate for this. It gets cold!)
· 9:00am to 3:00pm - Help guide people inside to the various areas that we have vendors and raffles, relieve vendors if needed for bathroom break or too get lunch, help out in the White Elephant room and other duties as needed.
· 3:00pm to 5:00pm break down, clean up and put stuff back where it belongs.
Any of the listed needs can be broken down into short shifts. I would just need the times of availability. This is a large event and we need all the help we can get!!
As a side note- if you have Facebook can you please go to the NHVH page and share this event to help spread the word! J
Supervisor of Volunteer Activities
New Hampshire Veterans Home_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________In a continuing effort to maintain accurate information on our members, the VFW recently conducted an extensive database scrub to remove deceased members from the rosters. This resulted in identifying over 88,000 life members as being deceased. These members were all over the age of 75 and were matched by numerous data points with a national database to determine their deceased status. We are sending letters to all posts and departments with the names of their members who are now marked in our records as deceased as a result of this data scrub. The post and department quartermasters will have an opportunity to correct any errors if they know for a fact that someone on the list is alive.
These members have been removed from OMS and Memstats. As such, they will not be included in the September life membership payout. Anyone added back in before November 1, will have a life membership payout made on them in the January payouts.
We recognize that this will have an impact on both your member count and your life member payouts. The Commander-in-Chief is planning to offer amnesty on these members. We are working with the National Council of Administration on a plan to lessen the financial impact to posts and departments. We will announce that at an appropriate time.
Please be assured that as we move forward, the impact of the reported deaths is our first and foremost concern. Once a decision has been determined, we will notify you immediately.
Kevin C. Jones
Adjutant General______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SIG SAUER is hiring for a variety of positions (exempt and non-exempt) at all of our New Hampshire locations (Newington, Exeter, Dover, and Epping).We have URGENT NEEDS for Assemblers, CNC Machine Operators, Inspectors, and Finishers. We will train the Assemblers. Openings exist on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.
Interested candidates can view and apply to these opportunities and learn about SIG SAUER by visiting our web site at: www.sigsauer.com, the Career Page is located at https://www.sigsauer.com/company/careers/. Towards the middle of the page, there are videos that give an overview of our operations and company culture.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a federal contractor and an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. To achieve our goal of equal employment opportunity, SIG SAUER maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes a good faith effort to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with a disability and protected veterans.
I would appreciate your assistance in helping SIG SAUER’s efforts to achieve its affirmative action and equal opportunity goals.
Frederick DiGregorioHuman Resources, Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant and EEO CoordinatorEmail: email@example.com______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Department of Mass VFW is conducting Membership and National Programs training on 28 September 2019 at the Doubletree in Leominister at 0930.
For those wishing to go please let me know asap so I can notify them of how many will attend.
The address for the hotel:Doubletree by Hilton Leominster
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
Paul LloydNH VFW State Adjutant
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CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT POST 1631 Concord's Fundraiser for Commander Peirce and President Stephanie's special project.
Salute to Veterans Gala 2019 SEPT 29TH LACONIA POSTGet your tickets while they last. Early bird tickets are just $50 by credit card or.... if you prefer... :) You can be fiscally conservative and get them for just $35 per person by mailing us a check. Make the check payable to VFW Post 1670 and mail it to: VFW Post 1670, 143 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246 Attn: Hillary Seeger. Hope to see all of you there!! You can also purchase them at the post for $35 per person cash or check. Thank you for supporting your local VFW.
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The National Awards and Citations Committee will meet in Kansas City on October 29th 2019 to discuss and choose the recipient for the VFW Congressional Award to be presented during the Legislative Conference. In addition, the committee will be discussing the awards to be given at the National Convention.
Specifically, the NEW VFW awards to be reviewed by the committee that were approved by the National Council of Administration on Sunday August 25th 2019 are as follows:
The Adjutant General has asked for your recommendations for these awards-if you believe you have a worthy candidate nominate through the following link https://vfwprograms.formstack.
Direct all questions to Director of Programs Lynn W. Rolf III firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.968.1116
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________OVS Service Officer new hours for Plymouth - A Veteran Services Officer from the NH Office of Veterans Services will now be meeting with Veterans one day a month at the Readiness Center/Armory (19 Armory Road) in Plymouth starting on the 25th of July. Veterans seeking assistance with their claims with the VA should contact Cynthia Fisher at (603) 624-9230 Ext 301 to schedule an appointment.
Congressional Affairs Program
Topic: Combat-Injured Veterans Refund Claims – Time is Running Short
Who it affects: Veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income
The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 provides that most veterans who received a one-time, lump-sum, disability severance payment when they separated from military service are entitled to a refund if that payment was claimed as income. The payment must have been received after Jan. 17, 1991, and before Jan. 1, 2017.
Eligible veterans should have received a mailed notice from the Department of Defense in July of 2018 explaining how to claim their tax refunds.
Deadlines are approaching, the time available for claiming these tax refunds is limited to:
· One year from the date of the Department of Defense notice, or
· Three years after the due date for filing the original return for the year the disability severance payment was made, or
· Two years after tax was paid for the year the disability severance payment was made.
Eligible veterans who have not already filed their refund claim need to act soon. More information, including how to file the refund claim, is in the attached IRS news release.
Still more information is available on the IRS.gov website at the following Pages:
Filing Amended Returns for Combat-Injured Disabled Veterans – Frequently asked questions regarding filing amended returns for combat-injured disabled veterans
- FAQs: Filing Amended Returns for Combat-Injured Disabled Veterans
- Publication 3, Armed Forces’ Tax Guide
- Form 1310, Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
- Information for Veterans
- Publication 525, Taxable and Non-Taxable Income
- Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
- IRS News Release: IR-2018-148, July 11, 2018_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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