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This site is designed with Veterans & Active Duty Military, Reserve, & National Guard personnel in mind. If you notice anything that you think should be added or deleted in favor of Veterans, please feel free to contact me. Home phone (801) 546-3859, Mobile (801) 725-7117. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also leave a message by joining this web site, and leave a message in the guest book.
If you are an eligible veteran of a foreign war, you belong to this great oraganization, you can visit any Post in the State of Utah, and the Post,Disatrict Or State Commander will do anything possible to get you signed up for the greatest origanization in the world. The members of this organization have fought for all the freedoms that we all enjoy today. Sad to say but all gave some and some gave all. God Bless our veterans and Active duty Military. Keep them in mind during your prayers.
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I will be changeing some things on my web site in the near future, if you surf in and notice anything that I should add or delete, please feel free to send me the information.
I am working now full time and don't have very much free time to get this web site like it should be, but in time I hope to have it a lot better than it is now. God Bless all our veterans and active duty service members serving in harms way. Lets pray that they all return home to their family and loved ones safe and sound.
As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. That's why in 1996 VFW launched the VFW Operation Uplink™ program - the premiere calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. Operation Uplink initially provided calling cards to deployed and hospitalized troops, but on Mother's Day 2006, due to the growing popularity of the program and thanks to the generosity of corporate donors like Sport Clips and Harleysville Insurance, the program began hosting "Free Call Days."
The program is the only one of its kind, providing two designated days each month when deployed service members making phone calls from their Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) center to the U.S., and other home base location land lines, are greeted by a recording which states the call will be free, courtesy of Operation Uplink. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members, as well as other caring citizens, generously support the program. Since its start in 2006, Free Call Days have provided more than 6.4 million free connections for service members and their families. The VFW is proud of Operation Uplink because it provides an easy way for individuals and organizations to make an immediate difference in the lives of active-duty military personnel.
VFW Unmet Needs was created in 2004 through a corporate partnership to assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members' families that can't be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home.
The financial assistance is in the form of up to $2,500 in grants that do not need to be repaid. All grants are paid directly to the "creditor" (such as the electric company), and not to the individual. Each case is reviewed individually and acceptance determined by a committee.
Eligible service members can download and complete a grant application.
The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the outstretched hand between the VFW and the local military, offering our support around the world. In the last five years, MAP has sponsored events supporting over one million service members and their families. If you are a service member or a Family Readiness Group leader, please contact us and we will help you locate a VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary in your area to work with.
Does your Post or Ladies Auxiliary want to host a MAP event but doesn't know where to start? The best place to start is with the MAP Grant Application, which can only be completed and submitted by a VFW or Ladies Auxiliary member. From this page, simply login (link is above) with a VFW member login and go to the National Military Services link, then look for the Military Assistance Program (MAP) files.
A huge part of MAP includes the Adopt-a-Unit program. Through Adopt-a-Unit, VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary adopt hundreds of military units around the world. Adopt-a-Unit's goal is to develop supportive relationships with units before, during and after deployments to help deliver the vast network of resources VFW has available for the military. Please contact us if your unit is interested in learning more.
To contact the Military Assistance Program (MAP), please email us at email@example.com or call 816-756-3390 and ask for the MAP office.
Through VFW National Military Services, we offer support and assistance to the military community in so many ways. We are here to help service members weather long deployments, cope with emergency financial situations. But, our help doesn't stop there. Find out more about what we offer and find out how you can help.
We've been there. We understand. "We're Here to Help."
VFW Operation Uplink currently works through over 600 Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) centers located throughout Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Middle East locations to provide Free Call Days while also providing access through military DSN lines. Each month, the Free Call Days allow hundreds of thousands of service members the chance to call back to the US and to other selected home base locations' land lines for free. We currently provide two Free Call Days a month in lieu of providing phone cards.
Are you a service member who would like to receive free phone time to call home to your family? Do you know of a service member or hospitalized veteran who could use a free call home? Please click on the link below to provide an individual service member or veteran's information so that VFW Operation Uplink can make sure they receive some much deserved talk time with their loved ones.
With your help, VFW National Military Services can continue to ensure that America's heroes receive free phone calls home, emergency financial assistance and other morale-boosting support. Click on the links below to get ideas for National Military Service fundraisers and other ways to help support your local service members.
Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC Section 702
Section 702 Uniform of Armed Forces and Public Health Service
Whoever, in any place within the jurisdiction of the United States or in the Canal Zone, without authority, wears the uniform or a distinctive part thereof or anything similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of any of the armed forces of the United States, Public Health Service or any auxiliary of such, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
The fine is $250.00 to $300.00.
Stolen Valor Act Signed By President Obama.
It's again a federal crime for people to lie about having received military decorations or medals.
President Obama signed the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 into law yesterday, June 3. The bill, sponsored by Representative Joseph Heck (R-Nevada), passed both the House and the Senate with overwhelming majorities (390-3 in the House, unanimous consent in the Senate) and was sent to the president on May 28.
Heck's bill revised a broader 2005 version, which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012. SCOTUS ruled that the First Amendment protected a person who lied about being a military hero, unless that person did so with intent to fradulently gain from the deceit. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 addressed that, including a provision that makes it illegal to make those claims to obtain money, property or other tangible benefits.
"I'm pleased that the valor and integrity of our military awards, along with the men and women who have earned them, are once again protected by law. Today's bill signing marks the end of a process that began with a meeting of my local veterans advisory panel and has ended at the White House. It has been an incredibly rewarding process and I thank all of those who have helped along the way in making this bill a law," Rep. Heck said in a press release.
"While the Stolen Valor Act has reached the end of the process, I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of those men and women who have worn the uniform and made great sacrifices to keep our nation safe."
Veterans organizations are pleased that both Congress and the president acted quickly to produce this new law.
"I think this was necessary because people were using it to receive the benefits of decorations of valor, and they were getting monetary benefit from it,"John Stovall, director of national security and foreign relations for the American Legion told Military.com. "That's why we supported the amended version, not to infringe on anyone's First Amendment rights but to protect the reputation and meaning of the decorations."
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/06/04/obama-signs-revised-stolen-valor-act-law-veterans-groups-applaud-149698