VFW Memorial Post 6704
4907 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717)761-1778
Post Service Officer

Post Service Officer

Lori Quimby

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Act has been extended
On April 24, 2006, House Bill 1820 was signed into law as Act 29 of 2006 and was amended October, 30 2015 through the enactment of Act 50 extending the application period to August, 31 2018. This Bill establishes the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Act. On November 7, 2006, Pennsylvania voters gave overwhelming approval to a ballot question to fund the program. The bond issue created a fund for the payment of compensation to, or on behalf of, eligible current and former members of the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces, or the Pennsylvania National Guard.

To find out more contact:

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program
Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Phone: 866-458-9182 (toll free)

Under the "Combat Veteran" authority, Combat Veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003 are elegible for enrollment in Priority Group 6, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group. This authority provides a 5-year enrollment period,
Comrades/Brothers & Sisters,
I am proud and ready to be your Service Officer. This is a great honor to be of service. As it says in the VFW Manual of Procedure, The post Service Officer shall assist members of the Post, their widows and orphans and other worthy cases brought to their attention in obtaining rightful entitlements from federal and state governments.
Don't forget, I'm here for you! Put me to work.
Dave Maden

Veterans ID card signed into law to replace DD-214

 On July 20, President Barack Obama signed into law the Veteran’s Identification Card Act of 2015 (Public Law No: 114-31).

The law directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a veteran’s identification card to a requesting veteran who is neither entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA system of patient enrollment. The law requires the card, among other things, to: (1) display the veteran’s name and photograph, and (2) serve as proof that the veteran has a DD-214 form or other official document in his or her military personnel file that describes the veteran’s military service. The law also directs VA to charge a card fee and states that the card shall not serve as proof of entitlement to any benefits.
(Army Echoes, October 2015 Edition)

VA provides a burial flag to memorialize members or former members Selected Reserve who served their initial obligation, or were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or died while a member of the Selected Reserve.