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HOT NEWS OF THE 10TH DISTRICT

**Updated 07/21/2021**

HOT HEADLINES

**The Legion has an Indy Car.

Look below in the locator to see some pictures

and download a free poster.

**Department Conference is over,

did you get your new memberships cards, Good!

**NEW DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN.

**Membership Totals are final on Front Page.

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Historian Workbook Insurance Legal Resources Legislature Medicare Supplement NEW Membership Kit Military Wallet Buddy Kit
Mobile App MyLegion Newsletter Start a Business PC Guide- VA Veterans Benefits Zoom Virtual Mtg
Legion Indy Car              

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Today's Trivia Question:

When was GI Joe born?

The Answer: February 2 1964, His alter name

used in Europe was Action Man. Many models

have increased in value over $1000 each

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Helmet

2021-2022 Season is Ready, are you?

Here is a copy of their new

Schedule for 2021 Preseason and

Regular Season

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MyLegion

American Legion has established a Website

for all Posts, Officers and Members.

MyLegion is getting a facelift April 1st.

Click MYLEGION to start to use the new version

or update your post membership!

Read this letter for directions on the new SSO signon.

Watch New MyLegion Summary

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The 10th District DEC soon will be

starting to use ZOOM.

It is a Virtual Meeting Package that can be

loaded on a smart phone or PC and we can then convene a virtual

meeting. The next couple Documents explain how to use it.

Virtual Meeting Etiquette.

Zoom PC How To.

Zoom Mobile Device How To.

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legistature

American Legion has established a new link to view Legislative issues.

Click here...


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Pillars

Remember the Four Pillars of the American Legion! Still Serving!

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VA

Here is a link to the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

also check this site for "Sign Up For Email Updates" from the VA.

For information about VA benefits and services that you may be eligible for,

visit www.Explore.VA.gov

Check out this chart released by the VA.

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Print these also, and distribute.

Options Brochure

Billing and Payments

Veteran Care Agreement

Community Care Booklet

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Message from the Network Director

Good Morning Valued Stakeholders-

 

We are writing to remind you that we are on the eve of the

first major milestone in MISSION Act implementation.

The MISSION Act is landmark legislation, passed in a bipartisan

manner with the strong support of Veterans Service

Organizations.This is a pivotal time for VA.

We are strengthening VA health

care and empowering the Veterans we serve with more care options,

and it begins tomorrow, June 6th.

My VISN 12 team and our Medical Centers have worked diligently over

the last few months in preparation for this day.

This week I have visited a different medical center every day,

rounding with Community Care staff, Medical Support Assistants

and Call Center staff. I have been extremely impressed with

their knowledge of the changes coming with the MISSION Act

and engagement in assisting our Veterans with questions.

I have attached additional documents to further inform you

and your staff on the MISSION Act.

1.) MISSION Act VA Health Care Options Brochure. This brochure

was included in the original ZipFile, but would like to note that

this has been mailed to every Veteran enrolled with the VA.

2.) MISSION Act Community Care Booklet. This booklet expands

on the information provided in the Health Care Options brochures.

These booklets will be available at every VA Medical Center.

VA- FS Veteran Care Agreements. This fact sheet outlines how a community

provider can establish a Veteran Care Agreement with the VA.

VA-FS Billing and Payment. This fact sheet outlines information

related to co-pays.

Our Medical Centers are anticipating increased call

volume tomorrow and have developed local operating centers

to ensure calls are triaged appropriately.

We have equipped our staff with all of the appropriate training

and information for them to assist all of our customers.

If you receive questions/issues you are unable to address locally

please feel free to reach out to the Acting VISN 12 Public Affairs

Officer, Kathleen Kennedy. She can be reached by phone at

224-275-5261 or via e-mail at Kathleen.kennedy2@va.gov.

June 6th is just the beginning. VA will continue to

evolve and lead in the months and years to come,

enhancing our care, services, IT systems, and programs

for the benefit of America’s Veterans.

Thank you,

Victoria Brahm, MSN, RN, VHA-CM

Acting Network Director, VISN 12

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New American Legion Mobile App now available.

A new App has been developed that offers several reasons to

join the nation's largest veterans organization, along with with a

direct route to join, renew donate

or find a local post from any smartphone or electronic tablet.

This App is available from Google Play Store. Download the App there.

After clicking below, enter Legion in the search box.

Click Here...


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National Legion Website Newsletter.

If you go to the National American Legion Website and scroll down

to the yellow box labeled; "Choose Your Newsletter", and click it,

you will walk through a questionnaire to enter your ID number and Last

Name. You can then click on the newsletters you want in your email.

This website is also available on the Home Page.

It may take a while for their database to be updated.


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Does your Historian need a great tool to

record the history of your Post?

The American Legion has a workbook that can really be a great tool.

Click Workbook to get a copy.

Or click here Centennial Workshop Guide. to get a copy of ths guide.


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The Legionaire Insurance Trust.

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Here is a printable Report on the 5 attributes.

The Legionaire Insurance Trust now has an online enrollment site that

can be used to enroll for the no cost for $5000 Accidental Death Benefit.

Click Here to download this Media Kit

Click Here to print copy of this memo.

Click Here to go directly to their Enrollment Site.

Here are some articles released March 11th about this Insurance.

The Postcard and The Legion Care letter.

Dept Adjutant has sent this Handbook to give more info.

Here is a Letter from the Insurance carrier that you need to read.


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Legion Sponsored Medicare Supplement Policy.

Check out this Press Release concerning

the American Legion Sponsored Medicare Supplement Policy.


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Here is a website with Wisconsin Veterans Benefits.

Wisconsin Veterans Benefits


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Here is a website with a large collection

of Veterans Benefits.

Collection of Veterans Benefits


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District 10 Bylaws and Constitution

Here is a new copy of the 10th District Constitution

Here is a new copy of the 10th District Bylaws

These are the clean copies that were voted on in April.

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For those Posts and Countys that may need to recover their Bylaws,

here is a Suggested Constitution and Bylaws to start with.

Here is a printable copy of Roberts Rules of Order.



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CVSO Lookup Page.

No matter where you are, there is a CVSO standing

by to assist any and all Veterans. Find yours here!

Wisconsin CVSO by County



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New VA Veterans ID Card.

Starting in November of 2017, the VA will be issuing new

Official Veterans ID Card.Get yours here!

Veterans ID Card


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Here is a list of very important Wisconsin

Legal Resources for Military and Veterans.

Legal Resources


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New Membership Kit.

As we celebrate 100 YEARS of WHY – you can use these tools to

tell your story. There are candidates, find them. BE LEGION PROUD!

Here are some Printouts to asist your efforts.

The Posters are fillable with your Post Info.

Click HERE to get a copy of the Kit.

Click HERE to get a copy of the Recruiting FAMILY Poster.

Click HERE to get a copy of the Recruiting Flyer.

Click HERE to get a copy of the Uncle Sam FAMILY Poster.

Click HERE to get a copy of the Uncle Sam Flyer.





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Camp American Legion Update.

Camp will be open and running on 2021!

Click HERE to get a copy of the latest Wish List.

 


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BBS

Badger Boys State Information

Season 2021 has been cancelled due

to the Covid. This Letter explains it.

Next years session has been planned so plan on it.

This will be the 79th session in this state.

Cost for 2022 will be $400.00.

Go HERE for more information.

BBS

Here is a video that you may enjoy!

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The Wisconsin Badger Legionnaire Newspaper

is available online and can be viewed

or downloaded.

You can see the most current edition, the previous

edition along with the last supplement.

Go HERE for your copy.


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The Wisconsin Department of the

American Legion is offering a nice

Scholarship that can be acquired on line by

taking a test of 50 questions.

Go HERE for your copy of this flyer.

Here are the 10th District Winners.

1st Place Senior Trae Kreibich Somerset High School

2nd Place Junior Henry Pike Cameron High School

3rd Place Sophomore Rebekah Oehler Menomonie High School


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Veterans: Starting a Business Could

Be Rewarding and Lucrative

Veterans often have special qualities that

set them apart from the rest.

If this sounds like something you would like

to look into further, click the links below for

more information.

Feature Article: Starting a Business

It is best to have a business plan, so go HERE for help.

Small Business Administration

Go HERE to research the Grants Available.

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship,

V-WISE can benefit Female Veterans.

Those looking to start an LLC can go HERE.

There is also the option to jump into a Franchise, check HERE



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Buddy

The Wisconsin Department of the

American Legion has a tool to check

the welfare of your fellow members.

Check this HERE for your copy of this Kit.

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The Wisconsin Department of the

American Legion has opted to

open the Legion Baseball season for 2021.

May 15th is the cutoff for registration.


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The American Legion Indy Car

American Legion has sponsored

Jimmie Johnson with our car.

 


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Get your free Indy Poster here.


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