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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM VA MEDICAL CENTER
In response to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, the Atlanta VA Health Care System is adhering to the most stringent protocols to ensure the health and safety of our community. After significant review and consideration and in order to protect Veterans and health care workers from possible exposure, we have decided to postpone all inpatient and outpatient elective surgical and procedural cases effective Monday, March 16. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all elective outpatient and home visits will be rescheduled using one of our telehealth options or to a later date.
We apologize for this inconvenience and we value your trust in us. We will reschedule with you as soon conditions permit. If you have any questions or your condition worsens, please reach out to your physician’s office, Clinical Contact Center at 404-329-2222, or contact your provider through My HealtheVet.
COVID-19 and Post 233 (updated 3/21/2020)
Update: As of 3/14/2020, Georgia Governor Kemp has declared a state of emergency and asked that organizations such as ours cancel gatherings and events where the new coronavirus might be spread to folks in the most susceptible groups, saying, in part: “Elderly citizens and those with chronic, underlying health conditions face a serious threat to their health, and we must do everything in our power to reduce risk associated with this virus. Continue to support one another, be mindful of potential exposure, use best practices to prevent infection, and pray for your fellow Americans in the weeks ahead.”
After our one week shut down, last night the leaders of the Legion Family met to discuss our plans in response to the continued spread of the Corona virus. Based on guidance from public health and other government agencies, we are going to close the post until the end of April, 2020. All dances, all BINGO, and other events are cancelled. The website and Facebook calendars will be updated accordingly.
We will take advantage of this downtime to perform deep cleaning of the facility and equipment, but it is not in the best interest of our customers or community for us to open our doors at this time.
Understand that even during this time, we take our mission seriously, and will continue to support veterans in our community. If you are a veteran in need of assistance from our Veterans’ Service Officer, or other assistance, please call our main line at 770-466-4728 and leave a message, or email us at email@example.com we will triage these messages daily and get them to the appropriate person or committee to provide assistance. We will also be coordinating with other local charities during this time.
Please monitor your email, our website (http://www.gapost233.com ), our Facebook profile (https://www.facebook.com/gapost233), and/ or our roadside signage for more information. Please stay safe, be careful, and try not to worry too much. Like the generations before us, we are being called upon to sacrifice for a greater good. We can do this!
New Eligibility Rules for the American Legion!
The congress and president have passed the LEGION Act which changes our eligibility requirements and means that millions more Georgia veterans are able to be a part of the American Legion. See our eligibility page for more information: Join Us!
Updated Instructions for Kroger Community Rewards
The American Legion Post 233 has enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Our members and
supporters can link their Kroger Rewards Card to assist American Legion Post 233 with various fundraising
efforts. It is very easy to enroll your current card. If you do not currently have a card, simply stop at any Kroger
and let them know you would like a Kroger Rewards Card. You must enroll your card online for American
Legion Post 233 to benefit from the program. This program is at no cost to you, and is very easy to set up.
TO SIGN UP FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:
1. Register online at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/
2. Click on the “I’m a Customer” link.
3. Click on My Account. This is located in a drop-down menu under your profile icon, in the upper right
corner of your screen.
4. Click on Community Awards. This is located in a menu bar on the left side of your screen.
5. From this screen, you can add or change the organization you wish to support. Search, “American
Legion Post 233.” Click Enroll.
6. You will get a confirmation screen. You are all done! Thank you for helping us support veterans in our
own community. Don’t forget to sign out from your account by returning to the drop-down menu on the
Full Printable Instructions for Kroger Rewards Program
Army, Air Force and Navy Exchange PX Shopping – How to Register
The Army, Air Force and Navy exchange will start allowing all honorably discharged veterans to shop online. The target start date is Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 but, you must register first. Registration has already began. You must call 1-844-868-8672 to register.
Prior to calling the 1-844-868-8672 go online to VETVERIFY.ORG there are several questions, fill out the form. If the screen reappears with the message; “Your Information Cannot be Found” you may be given the option to retry. The Social Security Number filled out the first time with your last four, will now require your whole Social Security number. If the second attempt results in failure, it can be because your information has not yet been downloaded into the site. The system is scheduled to get another update of military personnel the first week of September 2017. The site is loading up the information of fifteen million Veterans, the updating is taking longer than expected.
NOTE: In the event your record is not found after the September update, the next course of action is to get a DS LOGON Level 2 this will serve as proof of eligibility for access to the Military Exchange Service, then call the 844 number, they will work to help you get registered. The two sites use two different databases, DS Logon Level 2 application uses to Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
The following link explains DS Logon Level 2:
[Copy and paste the above link in your web browser]
A: For help with:
- Remote DS Logon identity proofing over the phone to upgrade to a Premium (Level 2) Account (requires receipt of VA compensation through a direct deposit or Electronic Fund Transfer).
- Add Veteran to Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) requests for people who qualify for phone proofing Call the Veterans Affairs Benefits & Services—Telephone Assistance Service to speak with an eBenefits Specialist
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm Eastern Time 1.800.827.1000, option 1, option 7, option 0
For help with:
- eBenefits General Questions & Technical Issues
- DS Logon eligibility for VA affiliated people
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm Eastern Time 1.800.983.0937, option 2
For help with:
- Problems or questions about the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)
Please visit the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) FAQs at https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/list.
Four Pillars of The American Legion
Do you know the four pillars of the American Legion? Can you name them?
- Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation
- National Security
- Children and Youth
Each of these areas has spawned a variety of Legion programs to further the aims of the Legion in that area. Now is a good time to remind yourself about all the good works of the Legion and to recommit ourselves to the Four Pillars. You can read more about the Four Pillars by clicking this link.
Welcome Veterans and Friends of Veterans!
The American Legion in Loganville is open to EVERYONE!
Yes, that’s right, the public is always welcome. The majority of the events held at the Legion do not require membership. If you are eligible to become a member but would still like to get an idea of who we are, please join us as our guest for any of our meetings. To determine eligibility please visit our eligibility page. Please note, you are eligible to become a member of the Auxiliary if you are a mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras. Sons of the American Legion members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.
Contact us today to attend one of our events, be our guest or sign up to become a member! We look forward to meeting you.
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