post newsletter - Huber Heights



post newsletter - Huber Heights
5074 Nebraska Avenue
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
Phone (937) 236-9239
Veterans of Foreign Wars
of Ohio Charities
Huber Heights, Ohio
august 2013
Published Monthly • Issue: 080113
Huber Heights Memorial Post 3283
And VFW Of Ohio Charities
Support Local Organizations And Activities: 445th Airlift Wing, Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce,
Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society, Huber Heights Schools, VFW Post 3283 Programs,
VFW National Programs, VFW Department of Ohio Programs, VFW Of Ohio Charities Programs, Our Ladies
And Men’s Auxiliaries.The Cooties And Its Auxiliary, Our Color Guard, And This Newsletter.
Commander’s Commentary,
Prayers for our Military
Comrades, Ladies, and Men of Our Auxiliaries,
Thank You, Lord, for the men and women of our armed forces. Protect
them as they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage
and strengthen their spirit, soul, and body in the execution of their
duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically strong
when required to face the challenges of combat. Undergird them with
Your Holy Spirit and might when they are called upon to endure the
hardships of battle.
I pray that nothing would take them by surprise, but that they would be
aware of all potential aggression. Enable them to curtail hostile actions
before they start. Reveal to military leaders the strategies and plots that
enemies would wage. Give leaders wisdom and insight in all decisions.
May response to any aggression by enemies of this nation be swift,
accurate, and effective.
Father, give our military favor with the governmental agencies of this
country. I pray that our Congress would appropriate sufficient funds to
keep our nation‘s military preeminent and strong in the world.
Thank You, Lord, for providing America with the best trained, equipped,
and lead military force in the world today. Fill them with Your saving
grace and the gospel of peace that they may be shining witnesses of
Your heavenly love.
Enrich them spiritually that they may cope with life and death situations
on the field of battle. When their military brothers and sisters fall in
action, give them the strength to continue the good fight. Relieve any
feelings of guilt that they may experience if they have to kill another of
Your children, in every situation. Help them to realize that they are called
to perform at capacity, and unfortunately killing others may sometimes
be required of them. Instill in them Your love, showing them mercy
and forgiveness when they must break the fifth commandment out of
necessity. Whenever possible, guide them to find more humane ways
to achieve their goals, keeping the number of casualties at a minimum.
In Jesus‘ Holy Name, I humbly pray. Amen.
Fellow Comrades, the month of July was a very busy month for
our Post. The 4th of July open house was a great success, we had
a very large crowd. I want to pass on a special thank you to all the
volunteers that helped make it such a great day. A special thank
you goes out to all the Ladies Auxiliary that made us all the side
dishes and desserts. Just huge thanks for everyone’s hard work
We are looking for volunteers for our House Committee. If you
are interested in helping out with those positions contact me at
the post
Honoring our soldiers…
Some up coming events that we will be looking for volunteers
for are the Post annual picnic on Oct. 2013 and the MOC/MOCA
pig roast on Oct. 2013.
Also the VFW State golf tournament will be September 7th & 8th
in Huber Heights Ohio, hosted by VFW Post 3283. So get your
teams together, entry forms are in the canteen and must be into
the post no later than August 26th. Many volunteers are required
to put this show on, so let’s get together and show the rest of the
state just how good we are.
Col. Sheila Bryant, commander of the 10th
Regional Support Group Command, pins the
Army Commendation medal onto Spc. Mara
E. Snowman, a euphonium player assigned to
the United States Army Japan Band, for being
selected as USARJ Soldier of the Year...
Staff Sgt. Christian Stephenson,
2nd Section Chief of 1st Platoon,
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field
Artillery Regiment, double checks the
safety data on the howitzer to ensure
accuracy at Forward Operating Base
Boris, Afghanistan, April 21, 2013.
Soldiers competing in the
2013 U.S. Army Small Arms
Championship at Fort Benning,
Ga., had to withstand not only
fierce competition but a nasty
downpour that only added to
the complexity of the combined
arms match.
Sgt. 1st Class Grady Hyatt, with U.S. Army
Africa, leads an after-action review with soldiers
of the Ghana Army. In March, the Army will align
the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry
Division, with U.S. Africa Command. The unit
will serve, for a year, as the go-to force for U.S.
Africa Command.
Once again, we have many members who volunteer their services,
but more help is needed. Please consider volunteering a little of
your time in service to your VFW and our communities.
My prayers go out to those who have lost a loved one and to all
who are enduring an illness. Please contact me or any Post Officer
in time of sickness or need.
Yours in Service and Comradeship
Arthur Hanson
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Ladies Auxiliary
Canteen Corner
Dear Sisters,
I can’t believe how quickly my first month has gone by—if July is
any indication of things to come, it is going to be a wonderful year!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our first meeting and those
who helped Rhonda by volunteering your time and energy to this
month’s Post Functions. All of your experience and wisdom is greatly
appreciated! Ladies, as you know, July 1st began our New Year.
Annual due will remain at $25.00-anyone wishing to turn in their
dues may bring them to the Post and drop them in the Auxiliary
Box or mail them to the Post Attn: Brenda Peters
All Auxiliary Sisters who pay their Annual Dues by 1 Oct 2013
will have their name placed in a raffle and one lucky sister will be
selected to receive their Life Membership, paid for by the Auxiliary!
Please get your annual dues paid early so you can be in the running
to win a Life Membership!! Ladies as we move forward throughout the year, I challenge each
and every one of you to become an ACTIVE member of our
Auxiliary. While there is strength in numbers, your membership in
this auxiliary means so much more than a place to hang out on a
Thursday or Friday night--our Veterans are counting on us to help
meet their needs as they were there to meet our need of freedom
and safety. Please consider heading up a committee, volunteering
to cook a Thursday Night Dinner or attend a Hospital Visit! Right
now, our work is great but it is done by few, please consider what a
great feeling it is when a veteran of this great country looks you in
the eye and says Thank you!
Coming Events
Aug 12th --Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 7:00 P.M.
Aug 21st--VA Hospital Visit----Come join the fun
Aug 20th - Bunco----- Don’t forget to sign up at the Post
Aug 24th & 25th “Ohio Day” Spokes and Wheels Rally in
Aug.8th Rhonda’s Delicious Grilled Chicken Salad and Dessert-$6.00
Aug 22nd Julie’s Barbeque Chicken, Connie Potatoes, Cole Slaw
& Dessert -- $6.00
As we move forward throughout the coming year- I look forward to
seeing familiar faces, making some new friends, and enjoying the
job we have all accepted-- supporting our Veterans and our Post to
the utmost of our ability!
With High Hopes for the Future,
President Sandy Hanson
P.S. Dues are due!
Hello Veterans and Auxiliary Members,
Are you looking for a place to beat the August heat? Be sure to
come out to the VFW where the drinks are always cold and the air
conditioner is always on.
Happenings for August: (Friday night Karaoke is back)
Saturday, 3 Aug – Karaoke with JB and Kara
Friday, 9 Aug – Texas Hold Em
Friday, 9 Aug – Karaoke with Wacky Willie
Saturday, 17 Aug – Karaoke with Jim’s Partytime
Friday, 23 Aug – Karaoke with Wacky Willie
Thursday, 29 Aug – 5th Thursday Dinner –
Special MOC/MOCA Pizza Night
Friday, 30 Aug – 5th Friday Dinner –
Terri’s Home Made Chicken Pot Pie
See you around the post
Terri Crider, Canteen Manager
Men’s Auxiliary
Hello Members,
It is August and the summer is in full swing, Hot weather and
backyard parties with family. Well the post is a type of family also,
so come in and enjoy the cool air and cold drinks, and spend some
time with your fellow comrades. As always I would like to thank all
those that lend a hand, making the post activities go through more
smoothly. There is always more room for additional volunteers and
we would love to have you with us, so consider spending some
time helping with some of the functions at the post, it is always
Also don’t forget that dues for the 2013/2014 year are now due, try
and get those in before the final rush.
The dinners for August are:
Friday 2nd Jerome’s Taco Night
Friday 9th Joe’s Chicken Tenders and Fries
Friday 16th Buzz’s Made to Order Subs
Friday 23rd Sloppy Joe’s and Fries
My thoughts and prayers go to those in need,
President Tim Danahy
Hello Cooties,
Listen up Cooties!
The key dates for August are listed below:
1 August-Pizza Night
15 August-Pizza Night
25 August-MOC/MOCA VA Hospital Bingo/Treat
27 August-MOC Scratch/MOCA Meeting
29 August-Pizza Night
Keep “em Smilin”!

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