NEW BUSINESS

This morning Tony spoke with the post commander of Post 81. He got the approval to have our next meeting on Wednesday November 18 , 2020 at 6 PM. American Legion Post 81  ** note a time change from 1700 to 1800 hrs. it looks like this will be are permit day and time at this moment.**
Melbourne, Florida, I hope you can make the meeting. Stay safe. I mentioned at the meeting last Wednesday that there is a function "Honor the Blue" at the Veterans Center
400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy Merritt Island Florida on Saturday October 31, 2020 from 1-4 PM, Mark your calendars,  I plan to be there in dress uniform.




 NEW NOTICE

    A new item added to our events is another Veterans Day Parade on Saturday November 7, 2020 . Muster at 0830 City Hall Malabar Road Palm Bay Florida. there will be a truck available for those who cannot march. Rick Scott will be there. 
    Wednesday, November 11 , 2020 Melbourne
veterans day parade, line up at 0900 hrs.  For more information contact Tony.


NEW CHANGE

AFTER A LENGTHY CONVERSATION WITH THE POST COMMANDER OF AMERICAN LEGION CHAPTER 81 IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HAVING OUR MEETINGS ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH INTERFERED WITH ANOTHER GROUP THAT MEETS ON THAT SAME DATE. WE HAVE DECIDED THAT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CHAPTER AND THE POST THAT WE WILL RE-SCHEDULE ALL FUTURE MEETINGS STARING IN APRIL TO THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020 AT 6PM (1800).
THIS IS BEING DONE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR GROUP SINCE WE ARE GUESTS AT THE POST.
** AT THIS MOMENT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN
CANCELED.  PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES. **


FROM THE EDITORS DESK

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Initial VA Medical Centers Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations

Pending CDC approval and allocation of vaccines. This list is subject to change.

Florida

Orlando VA Healthcare System
13800 Veterans Way
Orlando, FL 32827

Bay Pines VA Health Care System
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL 33744

Miami VA Health Care System
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125

West Palm Beach VA Health Care System
7305 N. Military Triangle
Riviera Beach, FL 33410

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

North Florida/South Georgia VA Health Care System
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Lake Baldwin VA Outpatient Clinic
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Lee County VA Outpatient Clinic
2489 Diplomat Parkway E
Cape Coral, FL 33909

Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic
1536 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas (Tallahassee) VA Outpatient Clinic
2181 Orange Avenue E.
Tallahassee, FL 32311

The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic
8500 Southeast 165th Mulberry Lane
The Villages, FL 32162

New Port Richey VA Outpatient Clinic
9912 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

South Hillsborough (Riverview) VA Outpatient Clinic
12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard
Riverview, FL 33579

Viera VA Outpatient Clinic
2900 Veterans Way
Viera, FL 32940

William V. Chappell, Jr. (Daytona Beach) VA Outpatient Clinic
551 National Health Care Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

William “Bill” Kling (Sunrise) VA Outpatient Clinic
9800 West Commercial Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351

Lake City VA Medical Center
619 South Marion Avenue
Lake City, FL 32025




Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion 

The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veterans reunions in the country.

2021  Reunion will be April 11 - 18

We welcome all veterans young and old at our event.


Attention all members

Veterans need VHIC for in-person Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR access

Expansion to start Jan. 1, 2020


  The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary Family Caregivers must have an eligibility letter from VA’s Office of Community Care.

Veterans use VHICs for identification and check-in at VA appointments, but will also use them for base access under the new program.

Veterans eligible solely under this act who are eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW or SERVICE CONNECTED).

Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel.

Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are eligible for DoD credentials under DoD policy.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/68479/veterans-need-vhic-for-in-person-commissary-military-exchange...