America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
FROM THE DESK OF THE QUARTERMASTER
I want to start by saying thank you to each and every member of this post! Post 2529 is now the largest and one of the most successful posts in the state, and that's because of you! As I said, we are the largest post in the state! Our hope is to stay that way. If you know of any foreign war vets who would like a membership, please send them my way! Thanks to the hard work of our post officers, we are on track to become an All-American post! We hope that the success of this post continues, and with the help from you, our members, we can make that happen.
The VFW Commander-In-Cheif had the slogan this past year of "Every Veteran Counts." We at this post feel the same way. Foreign War Veteran or not, we are here to help. Unfortunately, Veteran suicide is still a rising problem within the Veteran Community. If you know of any Veteran who needs help, please send them my way, and I can talk to them as well as get them in touch with the Veteran Suicide line.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare