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

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


This seem to be a year for cancellation do to a cancel culture.

However, We stand proudly to salute this flag, for this nation and the ones who gave their live so that the ungrateful can have there say.

We will never give in to those who try to tier it down. We will never forget the ones who built it up.  

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.

2020 dates Escort May 3rd Reunion May 7th - 10th

We welcome all veterans young and old at our event.

**HAS BEEN CANCELED**

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...