Final Roll Call Department of New Hampshire From Department Chaplain Tom St Pierre "May our Comrades Rest in Eternal Peace” Deceased List for June 30, 2019 1631 Glenn R Ordway 1631 Roger R Ladurantaye 2520 Donald P Guerin 8214 Odore Gelinas 8268 Stuart F Clark 8268 Eugene M Hebert 8393 Donald E Lambert 11490 Theodore A Story 15030 Roland Kimball 15030 Robert A Cheney
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.
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
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________VETERAN TOWN HALL – WHITE RIVER JCT MEETING – LOCATION CHANGE
We would like to extend an invitation to our Brattleboro-Keene Veterans Town Hall. The details are below. We hope to see you there!
What: Veteran Town Hall
Who: Veterans (enrolled and not enrolled), families, stakeholders, and the public
When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: The Elks Lodge No 1499
75 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301-2985
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Service Member of the Year for 2019. Click here to read amazing stories about Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard Members who are to receive the award.
==========================================================================VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION RETURNS TO ORLANDO
Secretary of State Pompeo headlines Monday, followed by VA Secretary Wilkie Tuesday
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 18, 2019) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be joining more than 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary at the 120th VFW National Convention as it convenes this Saturday through July 24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The business sessions are closed to the public, but a free, two-day weekend veterans walk-in claims clinic and four-day health fair are accessible to all veterans, service members and their families in West Hall C-WD1.
"It’s been 11 years since our last national convention was held in Orlando, so it is great to be back!” exclaimed VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence, of Alamogordo, N.M., "and we are honored to have two cabinet secretaries join us next week, as well as recognize some very deserving individuals with the VFW’s highest national awards,” he said.
"We hope to hear Secretary Pompeo address issues, challenges and successes as it pertains to America’s overseas alliances, returning missing and unaccounted-for service members home to their families, and ongoing efforts to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons and material,” he said. "From Secretary Wilkie, we look forward to hearing about ongoing initiatives to return VA benefits to Blue Water Navy Veterans, as well as the proper implementation of the MISSION Act, and program enhancements to women’s health, mental health, homelessness, and access to VA care.”
The VFW national commander explained that the 10,000 VFW and VFW Auxiliary delegates represent the organization’s total membership of more than 1.6 million at the weeklong convention. Their mission will be to approve new national priorities to guide the VFW as it lobbies Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families. In addition, convention delegates will also elect a new VFW national commander, William J. "Doc” Schmitz, of Corning, N.Y., as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of the veterans and military communities.
Receiving VFW national awards on Monday and Tuesday are:
VFW Armed Forces Award to Adm. Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy retired
VFW Citizenship Award to Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation
· Bobbie Schamens, 4th grade teacher, Meadowview Intermediate School, Sparta, Wisc.
· Anne Martin, 7th grade teacher, Williams Middle School, Tracy, Calif.
· Kevin Wagner, AP teacher, Carlisle High School, Carlisle, Pa.
VFW Fred C. Hall Outstanding Post Special Project Award to VFW Post 10555, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Mike Eshenbaugh, VFW Accredited Service Representative of the Year
Christine Troll, $30,000 VFW Voice of Democracy winner
VFW National Home for Children 2019 Buddy Poppy Child Brooklyn Hekman, age 9
Although not open to the public, the VFW National Convention will livestream its July 22-24 business sessions at VFW.org/convention beginning at 8 a.m. EDT. Only registered and credentialed media from bona fide news organizations will be approved to cover convention activities. Click here to pre-register. Onsite registration begins Saturday, July 20, at the VFW Communications Office inside the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall C-WD1.
CLICK HER FOR VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/120th-vfw-national-convention==============================================================
NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS CEMETERY ROAD WORK
We just want to make everyone aware that they are doing summer-long paving on Routes 3 & 4 and traffic is being delayed.
Please plan accordingly when travelling to the NH State Veterans Cemetery for burials as services need to begin promptly at their scheduled start time.
ANNUAL KOREA MEMORIAL SERVICE
HELD AT NHSV CEMETERY BOSCAWEN, NH
FRIDAY- JULY-26-2019 AT 3 pm
THIS IS FOR ALL VETERANS – FAMILIES- CHILDREN.
COME AND LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE KOREA WAR HISTORY.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS OR NEIGHBOR OR A VETERAN.
REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW MEMORIAL SERVICE.
DON’T FORGET THE FRIDAY TRAFFIC.
CLICK TO READ ABOUT AND HOW TO ENTER TO PARTICIPATE. NASHUA POST #483 5k RUN/WALK EVENT AT MINES FALLS PARK ON 7 Sept. 2019
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.