DAV Crow Wing County Chapter # 22

CHAPTER 22 NEWS, ACTIVITIES and EVENTS

INFORMATION ON NEWS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS THAT AFFECT DISABLED VETERANS and/or ALL VETERANS WILL BE POSTED IN THE SECTIONS BELOW AS WE ARE MADE AWARE OF SUCH INFORMATION. Each event will be dated if deemed appropriate.

                          DAV Auxiliary  Website

                     DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 22 AUXILIARY
             Building Better Lives for America's Disabled Veterans Crow Wing County Chapter #22

Open Letter to Chapter 22  DAVA members


The National DAVA has voted to accept a proposal that DAVA chapters need only to meet four times per year. At the local level our members voted to meet the third Thursday of April, June, August and October. The meetings will be held at the Brainerd VFW. It is the hope that with this switch in policy that you would be able to attend each meeting..

The chapter strongly urges you to support the efforts of our DAV members. They work very hard to raise money to support veterans in our area.   They are once again collecting used clothing and other household items, and they have some brat sales this summer as well.

If you would like to get on the list to receive emails from DAV Chapter 22 to see what they all have going on, please send your email address to: roseyebony@charter.net and it will get passed on to the webmaster for the chapter.

DAVA Chapter 22 looks forward to seeing you at the meetings and also out supporting our DAV members at their various fundraising projects

DAVA Chapter 22
Officers for 2016-17

Commander- Tammy Hill
Sr Vice Commander- Diane Gildart
Jr Vice Commander- Shirley Hall
Secretary/Treasurer- Kathy Brastrup
 

 10-18-2016

                DAV Chapter 22 AUXILIARY Meeting Minutes

                                            DAV Auxiliary National Website

                            DAV CHAPTER 22 EVENTS

Following are some of the activities and events that the members of chapter 22 participate in:

Clothing Drive: The chapter has an on-going clothing drive for any type of clothes, shoes or similar apparel. Chapter 22 uses the proceeds to assist disabled veterans, veterans programs, and families of veterans. Items can be dropped off at the Brainerd VFW Club.

Forget-Me-Not sales in late summer/fall

Christmas Party for members and immediate family of chapter 22 members.

 Provide Honor Guard services  (known as "The Memorial Rifles") for our fallen veteran comrades at the State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls on the 1st, Friday of each Month

Color Guard members represent the Chapter at local  patrotic and veteran events. 

 03-24-2014

Access forDD-214's online:

 

It's official, DD-214's are NOW Online.  Please pass onto other vets.
 
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following
website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214's online:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
 
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes.  NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new on-line military personnel records system to request documents.  Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the on-line web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized.  The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.
 
Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may know and their dependents.

 

 10-13-2009

 

 Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic (VA Clinic) Dedication June 15, 2009

 News Article from the Brainerd Daily Dispatch

BIZ BUZZ


The Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the dedication for the Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic Monday with ceremony, flags, song and speeches.  Veterans were on hand for the event, including Henry Peck, Bataan survivor.  The ceremony included Bill Wroolie, past national commander with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, who also was the clinic ribbon cutting committee chairman; Col. Richard Weaver, Camp Ripley post commander; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22; officials from the VA's Midwest Health Care network and the St. Cloud Medical Center; Brainerd clinic staff members; and property owner Tim Haglin.
 
The dedication for the Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic last week came with ceremony, flags, song and speeches. The clinic recently opened in the former World on Wheels Skate Center after an extensive remodeling project. The clinic is just off Jackson Street near the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
 
The Harmony Engineers sang the National Anthem and invited dignitaries to cut the ribbon, which was followed by facility tours. Wroolie said it was no small task to turn a former World on Wheels roller rink into a clinic. The veterans, he said, deserve the best care the nation has to offer and the new clinic just off Jackson Street in west Brainerd offers to provide that primary care closer to veterans here and provide referrals to St. Cloud and Minneapolis.
 
"The clinic is here to serve you," Wroolie said. Representatives from Congressman Jim Oberstar's office and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office also spoke along with Barry Bahl, St. Cloud VA Medical Center director and Cynthia Breyfogle, VA Midwest Health Care Network acting director.
 
The veterans clinic has been in the Brainerd area for nearly 10 years, opening in 1999 in the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center on Highway 18. Officials hope the move will give the clinic greater visibility and thus allow it to reach more
eligible veterans.
 
The clinic currently provides health care to 4,493 veterans. There are about 6,200 military veterans in Crow Wing County.
 
RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at renee.richardson@brainerddispatch.com or 855-5852.

 

ATTENTION: FOR ALL MEDICALLY RETIRED VETERANS, or 20 YEAR MILITARY RETIREE'S or  100% SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS

 MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARDS 

DATED: 4-20-09 

IF YOU ARE MEDICALLY RETIRED FROM THE MILITARY OR A  20 YEAR MILITARY RETIREE OR A 100% SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED VETERAN YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE BACK OF YOUR MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARD. IT MAY HAVE EXPIRED!  THE FRONT OF THE CARD MAY SAY INDEFINITE BUT IF YOU HAVE TURNED 65 YRS OLD SINCE THE LAST TIME IT WAS ISSUED IT NEEDS TO BE RENEWED.
ALSO:
CHECK THE DATE OF EXPIRATION ON YOUR SPOUSES ID CARD, THEY HAVE TO BE RENEWED EVERY 4 YRS.

TO HAVE YOUR ID CARDS RENEWED CONTACT:

Camp Ripley webpage: CLICK

OR CALL: Camp Ripley
Deb St. Sauver
320.616.2728
deb.stsauver@mn.ngb.army.mil

 VETERANS' AID AND ATTENDANCE SPECIAL PENSION

          

     INTRODUCTION TO THE VETERANS' AID AND ATTENDANCE SPECIAL PENSION

The Veterans' Administration offers a Special Pension with Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit that is largely unknown.  This Special Pension (part of the VA Improved Pension program) allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits.  It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity.  Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies.

This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones.  This is a "pension benefit" and is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation.  Most Veterans who are in need of assistance qualify for this pension.  Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility.  A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,788 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,149 per month.  A couple is eligible for up to $2,120 per month* and a Veteran with a Sick Spouse is eligible for up to $1,406*.

The Aid and Attendance Benefit is considered to be the third tier of a VA program called Improved Pension.  The other two tiers are Basic and Housebound.  Each tier has its own level of benefits and qualifications.  While the objective of this site is to disseminate information about the Aid and Attendance Benefit, we urge you to read an important document prepared by the American Veterans Institute that clearly explains the Improved Pension program, its levels of benefits and the qualifications for each.  If you or your loved one does not qualify for Aid and Attendance, you may want to check to see if you qualify for another level of the Pension.

*Excerpt taken from VeteranAid.org   

 To learn more about this go to the LINKS section under IMPORTANT INFORMATION and click on VeteranAid.org

 

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