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My HealtheVet Banner - September 20, 2017


It's Here! The Improved My HealtheVet Website



Veteran using the new My HealtheVet website on an iPad

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website. It is designed to improve your online experience and adopts the U.S. Web Design Standards.
Immediately you will see new site features such as colors and a leaner, cleaner appearance. You will notice all your favorite My HealtheVet features such as Pharmacy, Appointments, Secure Messaging and VA Health Records are still on the home page.
A few things you'll love about the new My HealtheVet website right now:
  • New Drop-down Boxes: There are now fewer tabs to choose from! Fewer tabs make it easier to navigate the site. We reduced the thirteen red and white tabs to six blue drop-down topics. Each of the following topics has drop-down navigation sub-topics to help you locate your targeted feature:
o   Personal Information
o   Pharmacy
o   Research Health
o   Get Care
o   Track Health
o   MHV Community
  • Search, About, Contact: These resources are on every page, making them more visible.
  • Quick Links: This popular section, with links to VA resources, is now on the bottom of every page.
  • Login/Register: The Login and Register buttons are clearly visible. Registration requires fewer steps to complete.
  • Other Updates: You will notice some other minor changes that should not affect navigation throughout the site, such as the eye-catching Login and Register buttons.
What Stayed the Same?
  • Health Information: Veterans' VA health information and self-entered data is not affected by this change.
  • Features and Functionality: All features and functionality are the same. Veterans will still be able to accomplish their tasks as before (refilling prescriptions, sending Secure Messages and accessing VA medical records, etc.).
  • User ID and Password: My HealtheVet User IDs and passwords are not affected.
Vets.Gov and My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is partnered with and VA Mobile to provide you with a more integrated online experience to access VA products and services. You can now securely access Rx Refill, VA Blue Button reports and Secure Messaging directly from
We hope these updates will make it easier to use the important tools and resources available to manage your health. 
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Touchdown for Veterans Fundraiser


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Ken Burns Vietnam War Series

You are invited to a special screening of the Ken Burns Vietnam War Series on Friday, August 18, 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park, Johns Creek, GA. Please join Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker and the Johns Creek Veterans Association for a special event. Please share wide and far.


National Convention Agenda




Am     American Legion Coin Act

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act provides Congress with a valuable way to thank the Legion for its service to our nation, and to invest in our shared values. Read more | Legion pushes for centennial coin bill co-sponsorship | How you can help 

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Scholarships for veterans and military servicemembers 


Important Forms



2017-2018 Certification Form

Update on Flag Amendment Bill
The end of the 114th Congress signaled that House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 9 and Senate Joint Resolution (S.J. Res.) 21 – proposed constitutional amendment to protect the American flag from physical desecration – expired. Though garnering some support in their respective chambers, neither measure emerged from the House or Senate Judiciary committees for an up-or-down vote in either chamber. 
As a result, The American Legion is continuing its efforts to protect the American flag in the 115thCongress. As he did in the previous Congress, Rep. Steve Womack (AR) re-introduced a flag protection constitutional amendment, House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 61, with 13 original co-sponsors. He is currently contacting other Members of the House seeking additional co-sponsors. With the House resolution now introduced, a member of the Senate will be sought to introduce a companion measure in that chamber.
"We, The People" still feel it is the right thing to do.
G D Hendrix honored as the 2016 Coweta County Veteran of the Year
Message from National Commander Charles Schmidt 
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The American Legion
Dear Legion Family Members and Friends,

The American Legion extends its congratulations to presidential nominee Donald Trump for his victory in Tuesday's election after an historic and memorable campaign. Congratulations also go out to the newly elected members of Congress.

With the election concluded and the transition of power taking shape, it's time for us to rise above the vitriol that flooded the campaign. It's time for cooler heads to prevail and to work together for our beloved and grateful nation — the one we defended with our lives. It's time for our elected representatives to work toward the good of all Americans, regardless of their gender, age or race. 

It's time for our new commander in chief to shore up our national defense, protect our northern and southern borders, and deliver a budget to Congress that ensures that our military has the resources to keep Americans and our allies safe.

It's time to defeat the Islamic State. Period.

It's time for President-elect Trump to follow through on his pledge to improve health care for all veterans, as outlined in an interview with The American Legion.

It's time for the new president to reveal the details of his plan to provide a spark to the economy and get more Americans — especially veterans — working again.

It's time to end sequestration.

It's time for Congress to reform and modernize the archaic VA appeals process.

It's time for the president and Congress to develop real solutions to the specific needs of today's generation of veterans coming home with PTSD, TBI and amputated limbs at the highest rates we have ever experienced.

The people have spoken. The president-elect and new Congress must set aside their differences, their political agendas and work for the common good. President-elect Trump and our democratically elected Congress must address these and other issues which are vital for the success of our nation and our veterans. 

It's time. 

Carry the legacy forward. 

Charles E. Schmidt
National Commander


Chick-Fil-A Honors Veterans 
Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets:
ByBill Callen:  Top Right News
Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.
According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation:
"This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.
The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast. The chair is empty — they are missing."
After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they "wanted to honor veterans." Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. "We've had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it," Korchan continued. "It's been special to see."
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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  Edmund Burke


American Legion Centennial Celebration



Legion Family in Cascade, Idaho, came up with a community-centered plan 10 years ago and membership has soared.  Read more 

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Celebration updates
Post Profile of the Month
Chartered in 1921, American Legion Post 11 in Newport, Ky., has an unexploded bomb in its basement. No one is sure where it came from, but according to Auxiliary member Nancy Moses, a member noticed and warned the post leadership the bomb was live. According to the post's Centennial Celebration page, firefighters deactivated the bomb, but the shell remains on display. 
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Centennial Polo - $38.95   Centennial Pocket T-shirt - $16.95
Centennial T-shirt - $16.95   Centennial Cap - $17.95
Centennial Tack - $4.95   Centennial Patch - $3.95


Purple Heart Homes Fall Newsletter 

Check out our Fall Newsletter! Stories include: Hearts of Honor, Chapter updates, Co-Founders Corner. Read more here.
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Attention: New or renewal memberships and cards for The American Legion Press Association (GALPA) are available now.  Posts with public relations committee heads and members are encouraged to join or renew.  For further details contact Dept of Georgia, Public Relations, Galpa Guy, at



POW/MIA Honor Guard Facebook Page


Detachment Calendar of Events 

January 13-16                    SAL College and DEC at Post 154, Tybee Island
                                                Legion family building weekend - all invited
                                                Hotel information and contact to follow



Detachment Officers 2016-2017 Contact Info 

Atlanta TV Show "Pay It Forward" Needs Help Finding Veterans to Honor 

Time to Renew






Squadron 29 Breakfast 

Every 3rd Saturday


NOTICE!!      NOTICE!!                            *****************            *****************

The Sons of the American Legion will be cooking breakfast every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8:00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m at the American Legion Post 29 at 921 Gresham Ave., Marietta, Ga

This is open to the public and will include bacon, sausage , omelets, eggs to your order, grits, hash browns, pancakes, toast  biscuits and sawmill gravy with juice, coffee and sweet rolls. 

     All for just a minimum donation of only $7.00.  


Proceeds go to support the numerous charities of the SAL, some of which are the VA Hospitals, Child Welfare Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, and others.


Electronic Consolidated Report Form

Click here to fill out an electronic version of the CSR Form



VA Information


Volunteers Needed at the VA / Click here for more information!!! 

National Veterans Small Business Engagement Volunteer Roles 


American Legion Family Tree



The American Legion National Headquarters has designed a FREE and secure internet site to assist Squadron Adjutants in their day-to-day membership processing duties. This site serves as a direct portal from the local squadron to National Headquarters’ membership system.

Features include:
View and Edit squadron membership
Generate reports
Reports available in CSV file format allowing users to work with the data in other applications such as Microsoft Excel and Access
Squadron Inquiry
Payment process for individual membership dues does not change. Your Squadron must continue to transmit membership cards and dues payments to your State Headquarters.
Available for Sons of The American Legion Squadrons only.


V.A. & R Information

Please go to to view more information about V.A. and R programs. For additional information, you may contact V.A. & R Chairman Douglas Murphy

 Squadron Data Form







Any office to be filled later by appointment should be designated by inserting “ To Be Appointed” in such space opposite such office,





CMDR ___________________________________________________________________


CMDR ___________________________________________________________________


CMDR ___________________________________________________________________


ADJ ___________________________________________________________________


FINANCE ___________________________________________________________________


CHAPLAIN ___________________________________________________________________










Regular Squadron Meeting_______________Time________

Annual Dues__________


Post Location__________________________________________________Post Phone #_____________


*Commander home phone ________________________________ Other__________________________


*Adjutant home phone____________________________________





BOND $4.00 CHECK#_____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS___________________






*NOTE: We must have the complete address and phone number of the Commander and adjutant.


Mailing Address:

The Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Georgia
3035 Mount Zion Road 
Stockbridge, GA 30281