Montana Veterans Monument
Several years in the making, the Veterans Monument located at 101 Hieronymus Park Drive is under construction. Vietnam Veterans of America Bitterroot Chapter 938 has been hard at work collecting names and donations. Construction started 14 October 2010 and continues. Fund raising continues to complete the Monument.
The Veterans Monument, to honor all honorable discharged veterans’s service to our country, engraved are their names along with service, dates, rate and statement.
House Passes Veterans Bills Ahead of Memorial Day
The House passed 14 bills:
H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act, as amended
H.R. 3642 , Military SAVE Act, as amended
H.R. 3832, Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, as amended
H.R. 3946, To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the “Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic”
H.R. 4245, Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017
H.R. 4830, SIT-REP Act, as amended
H.R. 4958, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
H.R. 5044, Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act
H.R. 5215, Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misuse Mitigation Act
H.R. 5418, Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act, as amended
S. 1282, To redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana
H.R. 4334, Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017
H.R. 3663, To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center
H.R. 4451, Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended
Senate Passes VA Mission Act
VVA Calls on President to Sign Bill Now
Washington, D.C—”The VA Mission Act is the result of years of pressure from our members across the country, and its swift passage represents the kind of bipartisan work that Congress accomplishes when they focus on veterans,” said John Rowan, Vietnam Veterans of America national president. “We urge President Trump to sign this important legislation immediately, so that the VA can get to work on enacting these important reforms right away.”
The VA Mission Act, a $52 billion spending package, passed the Senate by a 92-5 vote, after sweeping through the House on a 347-70 vote. The legislation consolidates the Department of Veterans Affairs’ seven separate community care programs into one streamlined program in order to reduce bureaucracy and confusion for both veterans and the VA staff charged with caring for them. A critical provision of the VA Mission Act is the expansion of the caregiver-support program to pre9/11 veterans. This expansion will be rolled out over time to ensure that a surge in demand doesn’t overwhelm the VA’s already strained information-technology systems. Once fully enacted, the VA Mission Act will ensure that the caregivers of veterans of all eras are provided equality in support. “VVA’s members have had to wait far too long, and have had to fight far too hard for these reforms,” continued Rowan. “The President must sign this legislation immediately.
VETERANS COFFEE SATURDAY MARCH 3RD
9 AM HELENA PERKINS
All drinks provided by VVA Chapter 626. Breakfast is optional at your own expense. Come and reconnect with veterans in the
Helena community. All veterans and their families welcome. This is the first Saturday of every month and is posted in the Independent Record.
NEW VET CENTER OPEN IN HELENA
HELENA: NEW Vet Center ~ Open House, 1301 Elm St., Helena (Details TBA)
JCF Leadership Team Meeting, “The Helena Vet center is open, 1301 Elm Street. Eric Kettenring is the worker, Brandon is the office manager. We don’t know the operating hours yet. Save the Date — They will have an “open house” on March 9.”
Questions: Steve Garrison, Montana JCF Co-Chair, (406) 461-7971, email@example.com
CHAPTER 234 RAFFLE INFORMATION
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: /Contact a Chapter 234-Glendive member or call Jerry.
With regards to the chapter’s raffle – firearms will be
1st – Henry Golden Bow .17HMR
2nd – Henry Golden Boy .22LR
3rd – Pietta 1858 New Army .44 Blk Pwdr
Revolver w/starter kit
Tickets will be available at February meeting
We have a table at the March 2-3-4 gun show thanks! to Ernie & Carol
Huether & help will be needed to tend to that.
A poster or bulletin or signage of some nature identifying the chapter &
our activity should be on the table so if someone could create something
for this it would be very good. The raffle items (or reasonable imitation
thereof) will be available to display on the table.
The gun show will be Friday 1600 – 2000, Saturday 0900 – 1800, & Sunday
0900 – 1500 if like last year.
We need to have folks to be there if we want to make a showing & sell
tickets & talk to people about Chapter 234
& what we are doing.