Monthly Archives: June 2010

Interested in Visiting a Museum?

If you’re an Active Duty service person, a retiree, or a Reservist/National Guard member, you can visit a number of museums in Pennsylvania for FREE!

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 750 museums in all 50 states to offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.

For more information, check out the Blue Star Museums site.

Wounded Veterans Fight On – Only Now They Fight For Proper Care

From a report on NPR, here’s a depressing look at the poor quality of care some of our wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are getting.

Even when traumatic brain injury is diagnosed in soldiers, many find they have to fight to get adequate treatment. Medical records show brain-injured soldiers at Fort Bliss have been told that their main problems are psychological, not related to blasts. Some soldiers have turned to clinics outside the military to get help. Read More…

Help VFW ‘Return the Favor’

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 1, 2010 – the VFW Foundation is in the running to receive a $250,000 “Pepsi Refresh” grant.

But it all depends on you. Won’t you help us win?

Beginning today, please visit and vote!

Your vote for the VFW Foundation’s “Return the Favor” project will support the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel and their families. For example, since 2004, the VFW Foundation has provided over $3,400,000 in direct free financial assistance to military families in urgent financial circumstances for rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, medical expenses and food/basic aid. In many instances, or intervention has stopped evictions and foreclosures. We constantly hold “welcome home” and “send off” events for troops to boost morale. We’ve distributed 10,000,000 long distance telephone cards and we pay for innovative Internet “Free Call Days” so our brave troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can call home on a regular basis.

You can vote once a day during the month of June.

The two organizations that receive the most votes win.

Tell friends and family, forward this to everyone you know.

Won’t you take a few seconds to show our troops and those they love how much our nation appreciates their service and sacrifice? They are counting on you, please don’t let them down!

“They have done so much for us…Now let’s Return the Favor”