“Along with unapologetic self-promotion, a strong sense of identity has enabled the Corps to exert a powerful influence on American politics and culture.”
Underdogs: The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012
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1. TVD Meeting Minutes for 25 April 2017.
2. TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting second Wednesday of every month.
3. We will be meeting, the third Thursday, at 1900 hours (7 PM) at: The American Legion Hall, Meridian, ID.
4. SCAM ALERT: Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Phone Line Impostor. VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM (VCP) PHONE LINE IMPOSTOR FACT SHEET May 2, 2017 VCP Phone Line Impostor
6. April 2017 Veterans Services Quarterly Bulletin, a great deal of information.
7. Powerful Tools for Caregivers Spring Course Scheduled
8. Department of Veterans Affairs NEW Medication Co-payments.
9. 2017 Free Veterans Legal Clinics for Ada and Canyon Counties.
10. Marine Reunion Web Page: The Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller is encouraging all Marines to “get connected
11. Wyakin Recruiting more Veterans Application accepted till 15 June 2017.
12. It’s official: Military exchanges plan to offer online access to veterans by Nov.
13. Upcoming FREE Will & Estate Planning Clinic for Service members, Veterans and their Dependents – Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9am-12pm at the VA Medical Center. Please see the attached flyer.
14. Purple Heart Recognition Day Monday, August 7th at 10:00 AM on the Capitol Steps, Boise.
15. Honoring Purple Heart recipients through enrollment in the Roll of Honor database submissions are being requested.
16. Caldwell Responders Event at the band shell in Memorial Park, Caldwell on Saturday, 13 MAY, from 12-4 pm.
|1.||Entered: 26 April 2017||To remove: 22 May 2017|
Staring with May 2013 the Minutes of monthly membership meeting will be posted here for all to view before the next meeting. (Web Sergeant)
|2.||Entered: 1 January 2017||To remove: 1 January 2018|
Notice: The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.
Notice to all detachment members:
The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) will meet the second Wednesday from 1830 to 2000 at Commandant Heyob’s home at 1049 W. Great Basin Dr, Meridian, ID. 83646. (Google directions before you head out.) The primary purpose of the BOT meeting is to set the aganda for the next monthly meeting of the membership and continue Detachment business. Members who want to submit an agenda item for the TVD membership meeting may either: PLEASE NOTE: There is a maximum ten minute limit on presentations. Five minute presentations are preferred.
- Email your agenda item to the undersigned including complete: What, When, Where, Why, Who, and How information. (email@example.com)
The BOT meeting is for BOT members only and not the entire detachment. Members making presentations are only present during their presentation and not during the entire BOT meeting. NOTE: The BOT meeting is limited to 90 minutes, 1830 – 2000. It will start and end on time. Accordingly, and for purposes of meeting management, please advise Commandant immediately if you intend to make a presentation. If you do not notify me in advance you may not have the opportunity to make your presentation. Semper Fidelis, Bill Heyob (C) 208-789-4406 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Agenda items:
|3.||Entered: 1 January 2017||To remove: 1 January 2018|
Marines – The new meeting location for the Detachment. We will be meeting, third Thursday, at 1900 hours (7 PM) at:The American Legion Hall 22 W. Broadway Meridian, ID
The monthly meetings are held at the American Legion Hall, lower floor in Meridian. The 3rd Thursday of the month. A meet and greet starts at 6:30 pm (1830) for the opportunity of camaraderie. With the Business Meeting starting at 7 pm (1900) lasting no later then 8:30 pm (2030).This is the home of American Legion Post 113, and they have been extremely generous in allowing us to meet at this location.
This hall is located directly west, across Meridian Rd, from Meridian City Hall.If you know of someone who regularly attends meetings and does not get e-mails, please let them know of the location change as well.
|4.||Entered: 2 May 2017||To remove: 30 June 2017|
|SCAM ALERT: Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Phone Line Impostor
VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM (VCP) PHONE LINE IMPOSTOR FACT SHEET
May 2, 2017 VCP Phone Line ImpostorIt has come to the VA’s attention that a phone line has been set up by an unknown party to potentially “mimic” the VCP phone line. This impostor phone line may be intended to reach Veterans who inadvertently dial the VCP number incorrectly.The VA wants you to know that they are taking this seriously and to keep you aware of the steps they are taking.
The VHA Office of Community Care (VHA CC) has reported the “mimic” line to the VA Office of Inspector General for a possible civil or criminal investigation.
“Mimic” Phone Line
The phone line established to “mimic” the VCP phone line is 1-800-606-8198. You know you have reached the wrong VCP phone line when:
· The phone line offers callers a $100 rebate if the caller provides a credit card.
· The phone line does not state the caller has reached U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the VCP phone line.
Be aware that this phone number incorrectly confirms callers have reached the VCP if the caller asks that question.
VCP Phone Line
The correct VCP phone line is 1-866-606-8198. This line is for Veterans to check their eligibility for the VCP and ask questions about the program.
If you are unsure if you have reached the correct phone line, hang up and dial 1-866-606-8198 again. The phone line will state the caller has reached the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
|6.||Entered: 19 April 2017||To remove: 30 June 2017|
Veterans Services Quarterly Bulletin April 2017, a great deal of information.
|7.||Entered: 19 April 2016||To remove: 15 June 2017|
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Spring Course Scheduled
Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families is proud to announce their spring offering of this powerful evidence based program providing unpaid family caregivers the tools to THRIVE, not just SURVIVE caring for a loved one. Whether the one you care for lives in a residential facility, in another state, or in your home, caregivers need tools to relieve stress and maintain their own health!
Please share this information with your networks, and encourage the caregivers you know to call for additional information and to register.
|8.||Entered: 9 March 2017||To remove: 1 June 2017|
Program Manager/State Service Officer
Office of Veterans Advocacy
Idaho Division of Veterans Services
Boise VA Regional Office
(208) 780-1380- Office
(208) 780-1381- Fax
|9.||Entered: 16 December 2016||To remove: 1 November 2017|
|10.||Entered: 3 March 2017||To remove: 1 September 2017|
Marine Reunion Web Page: The Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller is encouraging all Marines to “get connected … Reach out, catch up, and when needed, help others” by using a new Marine Corps web page designed to facilitate unit reunions. The “Year of the Reunion” page offers logistical advice for planning a reunion, as well as after action reviews of past reunions, a photo gallery and a list of upcoming reunions. Read about Year of the Reunion.
|11.||Entered: 19 April 2017||To remove: 20 June 2017|
Wyakin Recruiting more Veterans Application accepted till 15 June 2017.
|12.||Entered: 9 March 2017||To remove: 15 November 2017|
Subject: It’s official: Military exchanges plan to offer online access to veterans by Nov. 11
It’s official: Military exchanges plan to offer online access to veterans by Nov. 11
(Military Times) The military exchanges have the green light to open their online doors to veterans by Nov. 11, an idea initially proposed by a top exchange official nearly three years ago.
To view site select link:http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/its-official-military-exchanges-plan-to-offer-online-access-to-veterans-by-nov-11?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%202.17.17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief
|13.||Entered: 9 March 2017||To remove: 14 May 2017|
Upcoming FREE Will & Estate Planning Clinic for Service members, Veterans and their Dependents – Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9am-12pm at the VA Medical Center. Please see the attached flyer.
|14.||Entered: 9 March 2017||To remove: 9 August 2017|
Purple Heart Recognition Day
Monday, August 7th at 10:00 AM on the Capitol Steps.
This event is Free to the Public.
If you plan on attending please RSVP to email@example.com by May 1, 2017.
For more details regarding this event contact Donald Turano firstname.lastname@example.org
Idaho Division of Veterans Services
351 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702
|15.||Entered: 9 March 2017||To remove: 31 December 2017|
Application of recipient of Purple Heart: Roll Of Honor Enrollment Application Print off and mail in.
Dear Idaho Veteran,
As you may know, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York. Our 7,500-foot facility includes exhibits, artifacts, and Purple Heart recipient stories, which offer visitors an incredible journey through our country’s military history. Our primary function, however, is to appropriately recognize and honor those men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who were killed or wounded by enemy action, and The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the nation’s sole repository dedicated to the collection and preservation of the stories of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom.
Through enrollment in our Roll of Honor, Purple Heart recipients’ profiles and stories are preserved on our electronic database, which is accessible to the public in our main gallery and on our website (www.thepurpleheart.com). Because there is no comprehensive list of recipients upon which to draw, our database represents only a fraction of the estimated 1.8 million people who have received the Purple Heart. We must, therefore, rely on friends, family, and the recipients themselves to share their information with us in order to properly honor them for their sacrifices.
I am writing to you to request your support and assistance in honoring Purple Heart recipients through enrollment in the Roll of Honor database. You can help by sharing our information with those veterans and families who you service and encouraging them to share their stories with us. Enrollment is free. Purple Heart recipients simply need to complete the enclosed enrollment form and send it to the Hall of Honor along with copies of the supporting documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 845-561-1765 if you would like additional information or have any questions.
Many thanks in advance for your time and assistance. We truly appreciate your support in helping us to preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed so much for our country.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Mail: PO Box 207, Vails Gate, NY 12584
Visit: 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Telephone: (845)561-1765| Fax: (845)569-0382
|16.||Entered: 15 March 2017||To remove: 15 May 2017|
“I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the s**t out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the Godda**ed MARINES get all the credit!”
Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945 (The person it took a Marine to properly portray in the movie.)