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.

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 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. edes@doe.nh.gov 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

Thank you!!

Patricia Copeland

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.

Best Regards,


Frederick DiGregorio
Human Resources, Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant and EEO Coordinator
Email: fred.digregorio@sigsauer.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 Lloyd
NH VFW State Adjutant

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Here Ye,   Here Ye,   Here Ye ......

As you should all know by now - our very own Paul Lloyd is a Candidate for Jr. Vice Commander-In-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars !!      (Not to mention the Best Candidate for the job !)
This will begin his 3 year journey to the High Office of Commander-In-Chief of our entire Organization !

In order to get started he must do a lot of campaigning and traveling throughout the entire Eastern Conference which encompasses; Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Europe, and all the New England States !!
Needless to say - this takes a lot of financial support and backing to take on such an endeavor.
The Department of New Hampshire VFW has Endorsed, and is 100% behind - in favor of - and fully supports Paul ..... but we alsoneed your help and support !

There will be many fund raisers throughout the year, and to come, which will need your support. /uploads/Documents/MagicShow_3.pdf
The first is a Family Magic Show and Dinner to be held at the Derry VFW on October 20th.
We want to see a full house - standing room only for this event !  Please come out and join us.

There has been an account opened, and being maintained by Jörg Dreusicke, where any and all donations over and above the mere $20.00 for this particular event will be more than welcomed - made out to:
Friends of Paul Lloyd - P.O. Box 927, Pelham, NH 03076.
                                                 Give now.   Give often.   Give a lot !

There has also been a Facebook page opened - Friends of Paul Lloyd .... where you can learn more, follow things and show your support !


Thank you in advance for your support ....

 Yours in Comradeship, Service & Patriotism,


Salute to Veterans Gala 2019 SEPT 29TH LACONIA POST

 Get 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.




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:




Awarded for exemplary and/or extraordinary service in securing the nation from foreign and/or domestic threats, advancing the interests of the nation abroad, working toward unifying the American people behind these worthy efforts and by doing so ensuring national sovereignty and advancing world peace.


Awarded to a sitting member of Congress who has earned the gratitude of the VFW by their demonstrated commitment and support for our nation’s military and America’s veterans.


Awarded to an individual, or as may be appropriate, to a group/organization, for extraordinary accomplishments in the field of military flight, aeronautics, aerospace and/or remotely piloted vehicles (RPV).



Awarded to outstanding military units and individual members of each branch of service, to include active duty, national guard and reserve forces for exemplary service/performance that goes beyond the call of duty, including community involvement and volunteer work.


Awarded to an individual that exemplifies, through work, actions and perseverance, the best attributes of patriotism, citizenship and/or extraordinary involvement in every day American life.



Awarded to an individual, group and/or company/organization for outstanding work using a communication channel disseminating information supporting, promoting and advocating a greater understanding of our military, veterans and/or the undying principles of our American way of life.



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. com/forms/vfw_programs_award_ and_citation_nominations.


Direct all questions to Director of Programs Lynn W. Rolf III lrolf@vfw.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

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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There’s nothing like the smell of a fresh tree to get you into the holiday spirit, and no one is more deserving of a little Christmas cheer than our service members and their families. Since 2005 the Trees for Troops program, run by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, has provided farm grown Christmas trees to our service members overseas and their families in the United States. 2017 is a banner year for the program, reaching more than 200,000 trees delivered and covering every branch of the military at close to 65 bases in 17 countries.

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