NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.  There are 43 VFW post in the state of New Hampshire.   You can use the Find a Post near you from National VFW Web Site by Clicking Here  or on this site by Clicking Here.

Announcements

 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.

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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

Please share the attached IRS news release with veterans and veteran’s groups in your district and state as soon as possible. The release will post to the IRS.gov website at IRS.gov/newsroom.

Key points: 

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:

Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act Claim Information

Filing Amended Returns for Combat-Injured Disabled Veterans – Frequently asked questions regarding filing amended returns for combat-injured disabled veterans

More Information:

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 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

 

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 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 Americanism Award to Ann Mills-Griffiths, Chairman of the Board, National League of POW/MIA Families

VFW Armed Forces Award to Adm. Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy retired

VFW Citizenship Award to Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation

VFW Commander-in-Chief’s Gold Medal of Merit to Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague, U.S. Air Force retired, Director, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

VFW Commander-in-Chief’s Gold Medal of Merit to Brig. Gen. Jack Hammond, U.S. Army retired, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation andMassachusetts General Home Base Program

VFW National Teacher Awards to:

·         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

 

Also coming to town Tuesday for the VFW Patriotic Rally will be Sailor Jerri and the U.S. Army’s own Six-String Soldiers.

 

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.

 

Major sponsors of the VFW 120th National Convention are USAA and Philips.

 
 
 
 
 
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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.



 
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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.

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.