Stafford American Legion Post 290

 

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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Hosted by the Stafford American Legion Post 290

1141 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
 

Sunday, December 5, 2021                2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages? Infants to 12 years of age

Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for refreshments (coffee for ‘grownups’) and

Bring your camera and take pictures with the Claus’, your family and friends

The Amazing Kevin, magician, will be the entertainment (parent-approved, child recommended)

Treats, surprises, and more

 

No charge to attend


American Legion Post 290 Christmas Food Basket

Program

Every year, Post 290, in conjunction with the Stafford County Public School system, sponsors a food drive in order to provide holiday meals for those county residents in need of some assistance.  Donation boxes are delivered to the schools in November and will be picked up by Post 290 members in mid-December.  This year, the boxes will be delivered to the schools on 15 Nov and picked up on 16 Dec.  Sorting and packing will take place at the Post Annex on 17 Dec and distribution will occur on 18 Dec.

Members of the Post and volunteers sort, organize and prepare food baskets in mid-December in order to have them available for distribution shortly before the holidays.

If you would like to participate in this program as a volunteer, receive additional information concerning the project, or if you know of any families in need of assistance, please contact our program coordinator, Mike Robinson at 540-760-3255 or mhrobin@msn.com.


Fredericksburg Mary Washington VA clinic moves to new location August 2

The Veterans Affairs Fredericksburg Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at 130 Executive Center Parkway in Fredericksburg will soon move to a new, larger location at 4830 Southpoint Drive in Fredericksburg, near the DMV office. All services at the current facility will transfer to the new location on Monday, August 2, 2021.
The new clinic is named Spotsylvania County VA Clinic in the Massaponax area of Fredericksburg. The move will increase access and maintain all health care services for Fredericksburg area Veterans at both the new Spotsylvania VA Clinic and at the existing Southpoint CBOC.

Independence Day Activities

1.John Hess played Taps during the flag retirement ceremony July 4 at American Legion Post 290 in Stafford, Virginia. Photo by Erin Fox.     2.     3.     4.

1.  John Hess played Taps during the flag retirement ceremony July 4 at American Legion Post 290 in Stafford, Virginia. Photo by Erin Fox.

2.  Lani Burnett, left, and Rick Schultz, right, lead the Honor Guard during the flag retirement ceremony July 4 at American Legion Post 290 in Stafford, Virginia. Other Honor Guard members were Bruce Miller, Mike Scullin, Troy Blanchard and John Cox. Photo by Adam Stump.

3.  Lani Burnett holds an American flag during the flag retirement ceremony July 4 at American Legion Post 290 in Stafford, Virginia. Photo by Adam Stump.

4.  Eagle Scout Sameer Singh from Troop 1365 poses in front of the fire pit during the flag retirement ceremony July 4 at American Legion Post 290 in Stafford, Virginia. Singh, a sophomore at Mountain View High School, built the pit as his Eagle Scout project. Photo by Adam Stump.

 

Guide to Choosing a Trade Career for Returning Veterans

For information regarding Trade Careers after separating from military service, click on the above link for information from PrimeWeld.com.  Note:  the information provided is a marketing advertisement for Trade School enrollment.  The American Legion and Post 290 are providing this information for those who may be interested in pursuing that type of career/education but our inclusion of this link on our website is not an endorsement of any product or program offered by PrimeWeld.com.


Looking to Buy a Home?

Buying a home is a weighty decision for everyone, but for veterans, there are many unique factors to consider. The process can be a stressful one, but not if you’re well-informed.  That's why I wrote, “7 Home Buying Tips Every Veteran Needs to Know” for the Redfin blog.  You can see the full post here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/veteran-home-buying-tips/   This article could help your members get started on their home buying journey. 

 

Educational Benefits

Anyone entitled to education benefits should periodically check with the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill or other entitlements. Click here for additional information.  And, please note that you can ONLY assign your education benefits to close family members WHILE YOU ARE STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY!!  Plus, the US House of Representatives passed the "Forever GI Bill" the week of July 24, 2017.  The Senate will take up the bill soon, then it will be sent to the President for signature. More information will be provided here when it is passed by the Senate.


 


To members/organizations/schools - Post your community-related announcements HERE to reach the Stafford/Fredericksburg community!

If your announcement provides a benefit or improves the community's quality of life and is legal, Post 290, at its sole discretion, may post your announcement. Except for emergencies, please allow two weeks' notice prior to the event date.