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Post 241 Meetings:


March 6, 2018 - 7:30pm

April 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

May 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

 

GLASSBORO VETERAN'S MEMORIAL POST
275 WILMER STREET
GLASSBORO, NJ 08028
(856)-243-5000

 

 

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A letter from the American Legion Department of New Jersey:
 
 
 
 
 
 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

 
We have received a letter asking for volunteers in our area:
 
My name is CPT Mike Malloy and I’m the Reserve Forces Officer for the Selective Service System Region I Headquarters and the State of New Jersey. We are currently seeking civic minded individuals from Gloucester County who would be willing to serve as a Board Member for the Agency. These positions are presidentially appointed, uncompensated volunteer positions that serve a vital role in the community should there ever be the need for conscription.

Would you please communicate this need to the members of Post 241 and provide them with my contact information if they're interested in filling this important role.

If you’d like more information on our Agency, you can visit www.sss.gov or feel free to give me a call at the contact information listed below to answer any of your questions.

v/r
CPT Mike Malloy, USAR
Reserve Forces Officer
Selective Service System
Tel: (973) 946-8983
michael.malloy@sss.gov

Learn More about SSS Local Boards at: https://www.sss.gov/fslocal.htm
Board Member Information Booklet: https://www.sss.gov/PDFs/BMinfobooklet.pdf

 

A Personal invitation from our new commander:

I understand that everyone's life is very busy but we need your help.
It's been my experience that one person can make a difference.
Come to our meeting and share your ideas.
If our members could attend at least one or two meetings a year,
it would greatly help your Post in running our programs.

Remember without attendance, there is no Post.


 
Our Post's dues are now $30 per year.
Please check your records, as it seems some members
are delinquent in paying their dues.
We are currently compiling a list of those who owe dues.
Don't let your name be dropped from our membership.

VA to Expand Benefits for
Traumatic Brain Injury

Adds 5 Illnesses Related to Service-Connected TBI

WASHINGTON (December 16, 2013)

Some veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of 5 other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The new regulation, which takes effect January 16, 2014, impacts veterans living with TBI who also have Parkenson's disease, certain types of dementia, depression, unprovoked seizures or certain diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.

"We decide Veterans' disability claims based on the best science available," said Secretary of Veteran's Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "As scientific knowledge advances, VA will expand its programs to ensure Veterans receive the care and benefits they've earned and deserve."

This regulation stems from a report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM) regarding the association between TBI and the 5 diagnosable illnesses. The IOM report, Gulf War and Health Volume 7 Long Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury, found "sufficient evidence" to link moderate or severe levels of TBI with the 5 ailments.

The new regulations, printed in the Federal Register, say that if certain Veterans with service related TBI also have one of the 5 illnesses, then the second illness will also be considered as service connected for the calculation of VA disability compensation.

Eligibility for expanded benefits will depend on the severity of the TBI and the time between the injury causing the TBI and the onset of the second illness. however, Veterans can still file a claim to establish service-connection for these ailments even if they do not meet the time and severity standards in the new regulation.

Veterans who have questions or who wish to file new disability claims may use the benefits website: www.eBenefits.va.gov/ebenefits

Servicemembers who are within 180 days of discharge may also file a pre-discharge claim for TBI online through VA-DoD eBenefits portal at:
www.eBenefits.va.gov/eBenefits

The published final rule is available at:
http://www.regulations.gov

Information about VA and dod programs for Brain Injury and related research is available at:
www.dvbic.org

Information about VA's programs for Gulf War Veterans is available at:
www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/hazardous_exposures.asp