Wednesday, December 25, 2013

FW: Veterans Information

Robert serge
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember

Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:18:32 -0800
Subject: Veterans Information

Some years back I did Veterans Bulletin Board on the Internet and a newsletter like this and also worked on a retiree one.  I was wondering if there is a use for the attached items for special groups of Veterans help personnel - doing the things like you do helping other Veterans or know of someone who does.  I felt a need for some local items but also sent it to some around the U.S. for any input they might have on Veteran helping groups or individuals that do this in their areas.  The addressees I emailed are from an older list.  I have been sending items as I run across to those I feel might need the info more on an individual basis.  If you deem it useful to your Veterans, all I need is an email address and name and I can set up a group mail list. 

There is a very detailed and lengthy bulletin for both retirees and veterans published twice a month by USN Lt (Ret) James "Emo" Tichacek from the Retiree Activities Office, Baguio, in the Phillipines through Gulfport, MS.  The link is:   His Veterans information bulletins cover Medical Care, Medical Supplements, Travel and Immigration, Tax/SS/Insurance & Legal, Death & Survivors, Pay & Finances, & Tricare.


Monday, December 23, 2013

FW: Merry Christmas

Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 

Subject: Fwd: Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas! 
Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.
During the night the folks came across this scene.

An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep.
He chose baby Jesus as his comfort.
No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night. 
We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.
 This is too
not to share
No one mentioned that
the dog's breed is a"Shepherd!"
Keep Christ in Christmas
God Bless You

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FW: A Soldier's Silent Night - 2013

Robert serge
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:35:18 -0800
Subject: A Soldier's Silent Night - 2013

These could not be the same troops that our elected officials want to take away some of their COLA are they?   No.  Must be some others.  Thanks Jim for sending this. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.… Underwritten, insured and protected by your US Armed Forces.
Oh, these beautiful, young, brave soldiers so selflessly serving for our protection and freedom.   May the Creator bless them
This is great. Makes Christmas a little more special. Please forward to all you know.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

article referencing a lawsuit on behalf of survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:29:53 -0800
Subject: Something for the blog?

Robert --

While I was looking for things to put in the Guardpost, I found an article referencing a lawsuit on behalf of survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST).  I am going to refer to it, and will try to include a link, but am unsure if I can.  Would it be possible for you to link to it?
It's a 38-page, detailed, information-rich pdf.

Debbi Rose

(Dick &) Debbi Rose, Editors The Henderson Guardpost

Saturday, November 16, 2013


from Robert Serge
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:00:42 -0700

to all my fellow vetrens  friends and family   my we all remember

 Subject:  A POEM WORTH READING-Veterans

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
PLEASE pass On The Patriotism! YOU can make a difference.If you are proud of our Vets, then send this to them. You'll be glad you did.
Then send it to ALL your friends.

----- End forwarded message -----

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FW: Veterans Day Flag Ceremony


There will be a Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Monday November 11th at 11:00AM
in the parking lot ofthe VFW Basic Post #3848 located at 401 W. Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson Nevada 89015.
There will be some news channels and photographers covering the event. So this is a 
good time to show are colors and support the veterans. Afterwards the Fiuesta Hotel and
Casino will be having there free veterans meal.
See you there.

Richard D. Keirn
President, Chapter 1076

Sunday, November 3, 2013

2014 chapter meetings

I also put these on the page of events


2014 Schedule

 All meetings will be held in the VFW hall, Basic Post 3848 at 401 W.
Lake Mead Pkwy Henderson NV 89015.
General meetings 7-9pm          Officers meetings 4:30-6:30pm
January 9                                        January 2
February 13                                         February 6
March 13                                              March 6
April 10                                              April 3
May 8                                        May 1
June 12                                       June 5
July 10                                      July 3
August 14                                   August 7
September 11                           September 4
October 9                                  October 9
November 13                            November 6

December 11                                       December 4

Monday, October 28, 2013

please injoy these pictures

Picture of three boys:
David Meisner, Scott Keirn, Humberto Salguero
From Oasis Chapter of DeMolay Presenting their book with the 1076 ad in it.
Picture of President Keirn accepting book from the Master Councilor (Scott Keirn) of Oasis Chapter.


TO VIEW VVA 1076 Newesletter click on link below

VVA1076 NLOCT 2013

below is a picture of your frist newsletter

web weekly

In This Issue October 25, 2013

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month.

Betty Mekdeci on Agent Orange and Our Children

VA Claims Backlog at 400,000, Untouched for 4 Months

VA Study to Compare PTSD Treatments

October 26 Is National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

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Special Notice:
If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, press 1, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.

VA Caregiver Hotline

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

Take Action: Sign the Petition

Sign The Petition - Agent Orange

We want you to join us in raising public awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange on the children of Vietnam veterans. There is power in numbers. The more signatures we receive, the more our voices will be heard. 

Signing this petition will help thousands who are in dire need of specific medical treatment related to Agent Orange exposure. Be a supporter and sign the petition on behalf of all veterans.

Sign today at:

Betty Mekdeci on Agent Orange and Our Children

Betty Mekdeci Speaks to AVVA

Watch on YouTube

Betty Mekdeci is the co-founder and executive director of Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. Visit to learn more about the National Birth Defects Registry and what it is doing to help victims of Agent Orange find answers.

As Reported on the Newsmax Website

VA Claims Backlog at 400,000, Untouched for 4 Months

Dept. of Veteran Affairs

According to an article by Lisa Furgison, posted on the October 22 Newsmaxwebsite, more than 400,000 claims from our nation’s veterans have been left untouched for four months in VA offices. 

Read complete story here

VA Study

VA Study to Compare PTSD Treatments

PTSD Study

According to an October 24 article by VA staff writer Tom Cramer, VA is preparing to launch a $17 million study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. “Our primary goal is to compare the treatments,” said Dr. Paula Schnurr, the study’s lead investigator. “But we’ll also examine which treatments are best for different types of patients; for example, women versus men.” Schnurr is deputy executive director of VA’s National Center for PTSD and a research professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

See more at:  PTSD: Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

October 26 Is National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined. The same study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.  During the Drug Enforcement Agency’s take-back day in April 2013, more than 371 tons of unneeded prescription medications were collected at more than 5,800 locations. The last six take-back days have collected and removed from circulation more than 2.8 million pounds of prescription medications. 

For more information, contact your local law enforcement agency or click to find a collection site near you

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

First bolg of new site

This is our first blog come back often to see what VVA Chapter 1076 Henderson is up too
This is just a test site will have more if the site is  approved