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Table of ContentsIn This Issue:Commander2 Senior Vice3 1st Junior Vice42nd Junior Vice5 3rd Junior Vice6 4th Junior Vice7 Adjutant10Benefit Protection 11 Women’s Vet12 Chaplain12 DAVA13 NSO Supervisor14 Other InformationDAV Mission1 Due Dates2 Meetings10 DAV Events10 eBenefits Info13 NSO Hours13 Dept. Contacts14 DAV MagazineDepartment WebsiteEditor/PublisherAnita R. Perezanita.perez13@outlook.comNovember/December 2021Volume 25⁞ Number4We are 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 to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government; Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically;Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government;Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters; and Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.Disabled American Veterans Mission StatementHappy New Year2021
News & ViewsPage 2of 14Table of ContentsGreetings Comrades,Yea!! Hooray!! 2020 is over!!I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New year. I know that the scales say that I ate way too much.Here comes 2021 and it can only be better than the challenges of 2020 that we have endured. We have learned that “normal” whatever that will be, is not what we have been used to. I, for one, am looking forward to what challenges this new year will bring. I know that we have lost some family members, friends, and DAV members that will take some time to get over the hurt and loss. However, our mission of helping Veterans for over a hundred years has not stopped but will only grow because of the pandemic that we have endured during 2020 and is going forward into 2021. There is no telling how long the pandemic will last or how it will affect how we will work to ensure our mission of helping Veterans and their families goes on toward the next hundred years. Several of our Chapters have been able to start having their CSOs see Veterans face to face toassist with claims for disability. Other Chapters, like mine, CSOs are working from home by telephone, email, and snail mail to assist Veterans with their claims. Both ways have their own challenges that we are learning to work around or overcome and continue to help our fellow Veterans.The Adjutant and I worked hard, the Adjutant more than me, to set up the Mid-Winter Training Conference to meet all the CDC, State, and National guidelines to be able to hold the Training Conference only to have to cancelled it due new changes. With that said we are already working on how the Department, with the help of the NSOs, will provide CSO training for new people who desire to become chapter CSOs during 2021. The draft plan is to hold a training or more than one training somewhere within each district where we can bring members from the chapters in that area for training. There may also be a training location in one district where people from another district would be closer to that location than one in their own district and will be allowed to attend that training. As I said this is a work in progress. We will need to know how many new people from an area will need training and come up with a location where the training can be held and meet all the safety guidelines and other requirements dictated by the Corona Virus. We will keep everyone updated as the work progresses. We hope to be able to start having a training session very soon. Everyone needs to mark their calendar for the Department Annual Convention scheduled for June 3 – 5. For planning purpose that is just a short time away and if you are thinking about running for a Department position or want to be on a committee get in touch with the Adjutant, the Senior Vice, or with me the Commander, and anyone or all of us will be glad to help you. Jerry MorganDepartment CommanderCommander Jerry D. MorganNews & ViewsArticle Due Dates:March Issue – Due 20 Feb 2021May Issue – Due 20 Apr 2021July Issue – Due 20 Jun 2021All Articles due the 20thof the month prior to the publishing of the newsletter except for the January Issue! Check dates above.