Since our charter in , our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Stafford community. Join our Post as a Booster or sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.
NEW IRS RULES FOR AMERICAN LEGION POSTS
Urgent Message to all Legion Members. New IRS rules require that all American Legion Posts keep a copy of every member's DD214 or equivalent document on file. Please BLOCK OUT SS Numbers and mail or deliver DD214’s or equivalent to your Post Adjutant.
If you have questions concerning how to obtain copies of your service records, please contact Dave Spellman at 540-809-0255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IRS can fine the Legion $1000 per member found not having proper documents on file with the Post. More info may be found at www.mylegion.org under the National Adjutant's Forum.
Thanks again for your service to country.
A partnership between
Virginia Tech and Cyber Aces to promote a cybersecurity program, Cyber
Aces Online, where veterans have the opportunity to receive free online
training this fall, win top honors, and earn a place at the Virginia Cyber
Aces State Championship event next Spring. Through this competition,
top performers will have a chance to begin the pathway to enter the growing
cyber workforce and undertake the mission to protect our nation's critical
Virginia Tech and Cyber Aces are challenging veterans to register for this cybersecurity program. The Virginia Cyber Aces State Championship is a free online competition to discover and develop top cyber talent. Veterans are encouraged to register now and learn more at www.cyberaces.org.
General Membership Meeting Minutes are now being posted to the website!
Click here for the minutes from our most recent meeting, 10/8/2013
Previous Meeting Minutes
Post 290 is on Facebook!
Club Room: Our Post Club Room is opened from 5pm until 10 pm every Wed and Friday night. On Sat nights ,we are open from 5pm until 10 pm. You should take this opportunity to stop by and check out what’s happening in the Club Room. On Saturday nights we have game night and Wii Bowling. Come on out and have some fun and do a bit of socializing.
Items of Interest:
For the military retirees in our ranks there appears to be a major change projected for TRICARE Prime on 1 October 2013. Click on the link below for information concerning the upcoming changes . .
TRICARE BENEFITS AT RISK!
Attention retired Legionnaires! Your TRICARE Prime benefits may be impacted during 2013 if you don't speak up. Defense officials are expected to announce that military retirees and their dependents that live more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or BRAC (base closure) site will lose access to TRICARE Prime as early as next April. This move could force as many as 171,000 retirees to shift to TRICARE Standard, which would mean an increase in out-of-pocket costs--especially those with special needs dependents or other chronic health issues. For more information and links to contact your legislative representatives, visit:
HELP WANTED: Post 290 is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the Honor Guard. Uniform shirts and trousers are provided. If interested, contact Fred Miller for more information.
Post Members who possess a key and an alarm pass code for the Legion Hall need to contact 3rd Vice Commander, Garry Briggs, ASAP so that your code will not be erased from the system. All security codes are being validated to ensure that security procedures are maintained.
Congratulations to Stafford High School's Anthony Romanello, Jr., recipient of the VA Boys State Samsung Scholarship ($1000). He is now also eligible and entered as a contestant for one of the 5 National Samsung Scholarships ($20,000).
Well Done, Anthony!
2013-2014 Officer Elections
The following members have been elected to the designated positions by the General Membership for the 2013-2014 Service Year.
|Commander:||Mike F. Scullinemail@example.com||540-446-4644|
|1st Vice Commander:||John Coxfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-295-4807|
|2nd Vice Commander:||Ken Whiteemail@example.com||540-846-4053|
|3rd Vice Commander:||Garry Briggs||540-659-3880|
|Finance Officer:||Fred Miller||540-845-0011|
|Service Officer:||Dave Spellmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judge Advocate:||Keith Angle||540-379-8788|
|Sergeant At-Arms:||Les Woodemail@example.com||540-220-4044|
|Executive Committee - 3yr||Ron Altstaetter||Lewis Torres|
|Executive Committee - 2yr||Lani Burnett||Jim Cheeseman|
|Executive Committee - 1yr||John Hess||Mike Robinson|
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