Big Bob
Is Honored
Join Post 50
The American Legion, approved by an act of
congress, is a   social and armed forces. The organization
was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after
World War I,.. The group has nearly 3 million members in
over 14,000 Posts worldwide.

A Post is the basic unit of the American Legion and
usually represents a small geographic area such as a single
town or part of a county.

A Post is used for formal business such as meetings and  
a coordination point for community service projects.  A Post
member is distinguished by a navy blue garrison cap with
gold piping.

NY Legion Post 50 of Pelham, New York,
Westchester County
was established in  October 1923 ,  
dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead
high-quality lives with respect and dignity.We accomplish this
by ensuring that veterans and their   families,  can access the
full range of benefits available

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:
We are a small post, we do not even have a building, and yet
we support a Boy Scout Troop  (1), we have scholarships,
sponsor  Boys State, and promote Americanism . We
participate in several military ceremony. In short, we are a
little post with a big agenda.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEB SITES

click on links
Veterans' Programs and Services:

The Judiciary Branch - The United State Supreme Court: judiciary & U. S.
Courts:                                           
    www.uscourts.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs:                  www.va.gov
Disabled American Veterans:                       www.dav.org

Branches of the Federal Government:

The Executive Branch - The White House:
 www.whitehouse.gov

The Legislative Branch - The United States Senate: www.senate.gov

The Legislative Branch - The United States House Of
Representatives:                                        
  www.house.gov

Military Branches:

The Pentagon:              
   www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pentagon
The United States Army:                            www.army.mil
The United States Navy:                             www.navy.mil
The United States Marine Corps:                www.usmc.mil
The United States Air Force:                       www.af.mil
The United States Coast Guard:                 www.uscg.mil
The American Merchant Marines:               www.usmm.org

Military Academies:

United State Military Academy:                
  www.usma.edu
United States Naval Academy:                   www.nadn.navy.mil
United States Merchant Marine Academy: www.usmma.edu
United States Coast Guard Academy:        www.cga.edu
United States Air Force Academy:             www.usafa.af.mil
United States Air Force ROTC:                   www.afoats.af.mil

General / Misc Resources:

Federal Executive Branch Resources:
www.loc.gov/global/executive/fed.htm
Federal Judiciary Branch Resources:          www.uscourts.gov

Memorial and Tribute Web Sites / Military Memorials:

Korean War Veterans Memorial:
 www.nps.gov/kowa
Vietnam Veterans Memorial:        www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm
National World War II Memorial:  www.wwiimemorial.comArizona
Memorial Museum Association     www.nps.gov/usar
United State Air Force Museum:  www.wpafb.af.mil/museum
Arlington National Cemetery:       www.arlingtoncemetery.org
American Memorial Park:             www.nps.gov/amme/main.htm


Atlanta VA Medical Center

www.atlanta.va.gov
www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
NPRC has provided the following website for
veterans to gain access to their DD 214
Veterans of Enduring Freedom - Iraq Freedom
Seamless Transition - Applying for VA Benefits
Veterans administration Health care Network
(Downstate New York & New Jersey)
(Upstate)
VA Vet Center
300 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, NY
914-682-6250 or  877-927-8387
Westchester County Veterans Service Agency
914-377-6700
Westchester County Veterans Service Agency
112 E. Post Road, White Plains, NY
914-995-2145
Housing, education, employment, and counselling programs for
County veterans
VA Vet Center
New Main Street, Yonkers, NY
914-375-8055
VA Home Loans
This Site Explains The Process and Advantages of VA Loans
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
NPRC has provided the following website for
veterans to gain access to their DD 214
Veterans of Enduring Freedom - Iraq Freedom
Seamless Transition - Applying for VA Benefits
Veterans administration Health care Network
(Downstate New York & New Jersey)
(Upstate)





Replace missing DD-214's and obtain copies of military records.  


A site that covers everything military, from benefits, pay scales,
state-by-state benefits,
also lists corporations offering military and veteran discounts.











Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits
and how to file/ask for
them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain
books,
military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied
claim with the VA.
Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly
100% of this
information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you
have to ask for it,
because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for
it. You need to
know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and
then be ready to have
an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the
process, and press for
your rights and your best interests.

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the
following
website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214's online:



Board of Veteran's Appeals



Center for Minority Veterans


Center for Women Veterans
 http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page
http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
http://www1.va.gov/vso/ index.cfm?template=view

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI
FREEDOM
VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED         
URANIUM (DU)
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005
http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Forms and Records Request
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

Geriatrics and Extended Care ttp
www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Homeless Veterans
http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
http://www1.va.gov/RAC-GWVI/index.asp

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page
http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
http://valaw.org/

Vocational Rehabilitation
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site
http://www.gibill.va.gov/                                                                                                                                                                               
                                          
American Corporate Program
Program where Major US Corporations provide job training for
post 9-11 Veterans, Westchester New York Mentor Contact Lou
Iannucci - lgiumc@aol.com
Veterans of Enduring Freedom - Iraq Freedom
Seamless Transition - Applying for VA Benefits
Veterans administration Health care Network
(Downstate New York & New Jersey)
(Upstate)
Social Security Administration
Depending on your dates of service veterans are
eligible for up to $1200 additional benefits per year.
Veterans of Enduring Freedom - Iraq Freedom
Seamless Transition - Applying for VA Benefits
Veterans administration Health care Network
(Downstate New York & New Jersey)
(Upstate)
Bob Boddie