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Programs - Our motto is "Veterans Serving Veterans" which is accomplished through our programs. Being involved in AMVETS is not just attending monthly meetings but getting involved and helping your fellow veteran. They be older or younger than you but they served our nation with honorable and faithful service. Perhaps they are just down on their luck or going through a tough readjustment to "normal" life. AMVETS stands in the gap to ensure no one is "left behind" and they receive the care and help they need. Won’t you help us help our brothers and sisters in arms?

  • AMVETS Task Force DVD - Collecting new or used DVDs to sent to our Troops overseas. Posts promote the AMVETS Taskforce DVD program and contribute cash for the purpose of mailing DVDs to our Troops.

  • AMVETS Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (AADAA) - Supporting a local community group working with a "recovery" program.

  • Americanism - Poster and Essay Contest, Parades, Public Ceremonies, etc.

  • Blood Drives - Sponsoring/hosting a community blood drive on behalf of the American Red Cross or providing members to donate for other community sponsored drives.

  • Clothing and Food - Proving or helping veterans with clothing and/or food items.

  • Fund Raising - Used to finance post programs.

  • Homeless Veterans - Conducting or supporting Stand Downs, counseling, donations to agencies working on behalf of Homeless Veterans, participating in a community Continuum of Care.

  • Honor Flight Network - Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

  • Military Funeral Honors - For Posts with volunteers and/or formal Honor Guards that participate in conducting MFH for our veterans at any cemetery. Special programs on military & veterans holidays. Maintenance on markers/graves.

  • Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) - Provide support to families, conduct POW/MIA ceremonies at community military and veterans gatherings.

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps - Donating, presenting the AMVETS ROTC awards and/or conducting JROTC drill competitions.

  • Operation S.A.V.E. - A VA program that prepares the lay person to be able to act with care and compassion if they encounter a person who is suicidal. Posts participate in the "awareness program" and secure materials from the VA to disseminate in their local communities.

  • Scholarships - Awards by Posts and/or Department, and disseminate information and applications for AMVETS National Scholarships.

  • Support for National Guard Troops - Support and assistance provided to local National Guard units, troops and family members from mobilization - deployment - return to station.

  • Support Our Troops - Conducting deployment farewells and returning celebrations, providing assistance to families by helping with children, doing repairs, etc. Providing financial assistance for phone cards, voices from home, and time/money directly to base family support units. Mailing care packages, etc.

  • Veterans History Project - Facilitating the gathering of Veterans stories in an organized manner and within the parameters established by the Library of Congress.

  • Vietnam War 50th Commemoration - Posts conduct a minimum of two events each year.

  • White Clover - The sale of the AMVETS White Clovers for the specific purpose of raising funds to assist our hospitalized veterans.

  • Women Veterans and Service Members - Programs and activities supported or conducted specifically to assisting women veterans or women service members.

  • Community Service - Posts get involved in their local communities and help with fund drives, local events and parades.

  • Legislative Activity - Post involved with state legislative work on behalf of veterans and/or work in support of specific veteran legislative issues in the state or on Capitol Hill.

  • Membership Activity/Drives - Post are only as strong as their membership is.  It is important to focus on quality members and not just getting members. Ask them what they can do for AMVETS opposed to What does AMVETS do for me.

  • Veteran Service/Claim Activity - Helping veterans get appointments for a specific facility and/or contacts made for referrals. Veterans transported to VA Medical Centers, etc.