This for our Brothers and Sisters who have served in the right branch!!
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This for our Brothers and Sisters who have served in the right branch!!
Go Navy! Beat Army!
For all our brothers and sisters who served in that other branch! HOOAH!
Thank you Shipmates for what each one of you did on that famous day!
Fair Winds and Following Seas!
'- A date which will live in infamy -'
On the 81st commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pause to salute, honor, and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who lost their lives during the attack on December 7, 1941.
We forever extend our deepest gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend our country. 🇺🇸
Always Remember, Never Forget!
“December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” - President Roosevelt.
Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Naval Base Pearl Harbor, during which 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were wounded. Despite the heavy casualties, there were acts of heroism throughout the attack as Marines and Sailors reacted quickly to defend the base.
Although eight U.S. Navy Battleships, three cruisers, and over 180 aircraft were damaged or destroyed, the survival of the base’s repair docks, fuel farms, aircraft carriers and submarines allowed American forces to rapidly return to operations in the Pacific Theater. Just six months later, Allied forces would win a strategic victory at the Battle of Midway, turning the tide of the war in the Pacific.
If you ever go to Hawaii for any reason, remember its about more than just beautiful sights, beaches and sunshine......take time out to go and view hallowed ground and silently remember what so many sacrificed on this date in service for our freedoms!
May they all rest in peace and may their families always know that we will NEVER FORGET what they did in that historic moment!
Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 🇺🇸
Today’s Navy descends from a legacy of honor, courage and commitment - it’s our shared heritage that binds us to our duty.
Today serves as a reminder that among our ranks walk the descendants of true valor. Yet, more than a remembrance, it is a call to action to honor the triumph of the allies against tyranny.
We honor the sacrifice of the 2,403 service members and civilians who died and the 1,178 people who were injured defending America during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the pivotal role that day played in shaping the world events that would follow.
Thank you Shipmate for your service and what you did at Pearl 81 years ago today!
Today, on the 81st Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, we pay homage to everyone who gave all in the service to their country!
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the "Greatest Generation"! Of the 16 million who served during WWII, less than 425,000 are still with us today and we are losing them at the rate of 245 per day!
President Roosevelt said it most eloquently, "This is a day that will live in infamy!"
To be fair.........here we go: Go Army, Beat Navy!
We continue to support Tioga County CCE and their willingness to help our veteran farmers get started in the agriculture business! Congratulations CCE and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help veterans transition to civilian life!
On Tuesday evening, Tioga Downs held its Regional Community Foundation Awards, distributing just over one million dollars in grants to dozens of non-profits across the Southern Tier.
Check out this years uniforms, Army is playing tribute to WWII and Navy is honoring those who have been astronauts in the space program!
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, December 10th and the trouncing that will come at the annual playing of Army Navy game!
The VA is launching a new life insurance program on January 1, 2023 that is available to any service connected disabled veteran from age 80 and under, that's for any rating even if it is zero!
If you are currently enrolled in SDLI, you have until December 31, 2022 to change over to the new plan.
WASHINGTON — On Jan. 1, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs will open enrollment for Veterans Affairs Life Insurance — the first new VA life insurance program for Veterans in more than 50 years — extending VALife access to millions of Veterans.
VALife will provide up to $40,000 of whole life insurance for all Veterans, age 80 or under, with service-connected disabilities rated from 0-100%. Acceptance in the program is guaranteed, and no medical underwriting is required.
It will also allow Veterans to complete their application online, receive instant decisions, and perform self-service functions — including electronic payments and beneficiary updates.
“All Veterans deserve to know that their families will have financial support when they pass away,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “VALife is a critical step toward making that goal a reality, helping VA provide more life insurance to more Veterans than ever before in our nation’s history.”
VALife will increase Veteran access to life insurance in several ways:
There is no time limit to apply: VA’s existing life insurance program for service-disabled Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, required most Veterans to apply for insurance within 2 years of receiving their disability rating. VALife has no such time constraint for Veterans aged 80 and under.
There is no health requirement to apply: Under S-DVI, Veterans had to be in good health except for service-connected conditions. VALife has no medical evaluation tied to it.
Veterans are eligible for more coverage than before: Under S-DVI, most Veterans could only receive up to $10,000 of coverage. Under VALife, all Veterans are eligible for up to $40,000 of coverage.
VALife premium rates are competitive with, or better than, similar coverage available in the private sector, and $40,000 of coverage is more coverage than other like products offered. The policy will build cash value after the first two years of coverage when the face value goes into effect. If a Veteran passes away during this two-year waiting period, the named beneficiary will receive all premiums paid plus interest. Unlike S-DVI, Veterans will not be able to get a waiver for their premiums.
VA currently serves nearly 6 million Veterans, service members and their families with more than $1.2 trillion of insurance. Veterans currently enrolled in S-DVI will have the option to keep their current coverage or switch to VALife. These Veterans can apply for VALife at any time after Jan. 1, 2023; however, if they apply between Jan. 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2025, they can also retain coverage under S-DVI during the two-year waiting period for the VALife death benefit to go into effect.
Veterans will no longer be able to apply for S-DVI after VALife launches Jan. 1, 2023. However, eligible Veterans still have the opportunity to apply for the program between now and Dec. 31, 2022.
To learn more, visit VALife. Information can also be found in the final rule.
The new Lifeline is easier than ever to get connected with for some conversation when life gets us down.
The Veterans/Military Crisis Lifelineline has a new, easier-to-remember number – Dial 988 then Press 1 or you can communicate via text at 838255.
Learn more: VeteransCrisisLine.net
This Legislation is so important to the work that we do here in NY State as County Veteran Service Officers! We are the only local government entity that currently does not have a federal partner, this bill will enable us to gain access to funding that will help continue and expand our ability to help our veterans, active duty, guard, reserves and their families in our communities.
If so inclined, take a moment and let your Senators know how important their support is for this bill! We have been working on this through NACVSO for several years now and are finally beginning to see some fruits for our labor!
NACVSO lauds House Passing of the CVSO Act
December 1, 2022
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach (CVSO) Act (H.R. 4601/ S. 2405). The bill will move on to the Senate for further consideration.
Should it pass the Senate, the CVSO Act will authorize $50 million annually for five years for competitive grants to expand the work of County Veteran Service Officers (CVSOs) or comparable entities. VA will award grants to states to improve outreach to veterans, assist in the development and submission of claims on behalf of veterans, and hire and train CVSOs for VA accreditation.
CVSOs in 29 states and two Native American tribes serve as the first point of contact in the community for veteran’s services and help veterans obtain more than $50 billion annually in federal health, disability, pension, and compensation benefits. CVSOs are currently funded almost entirely by counties, which creates challenges for areas with high demand or counties that serve veterans in rural areas.
Further potential passage of the CVSO Act through the Senate will allow CVSOs and their officers to meet the increased demand created by the August passage of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.
While the passage of the CVSO Act through the House is a significant victory for veterans and their family members in this country, the job is not done. We continue to urge the Senate to pass the CVSO Act and calls upon county leaders to reach out to their senators and urge them to vote YES to push this through to the oval office.
Please visit www.nacvso.org to find the nearest County Veteran Service Officer.
Looking for a way to honor those who have served for you? Check out these area events:
Bells of Peace - honk your horn, ring your church bells, sound your sirens on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month to commemorate the end of WWI and to honor all those who have served
Veterans Day Celebration, 11AM at the Owego VFW Post 1371, 207 Main Street, Owego NY
Veterans Dinner, 4PM at the Newark Valley Fire Station, 7151 NY-38, Newark Valley NY
As we honor those who have served, our Agency would like to take a moment and say "thank you" for your willingness to serve and we want you to know that you are true American Heroes!
Happy 247th Birthday to all of our Marine Corps Brothers and Sisters! Semper Fi!
Come get some breakfast and find connection with friends and community
Join us November 18th at the Waverly VFW Post 8104 for our monthly Coffee Mess! Open to veterans, active duty, guard, reserves and their families.
Have you ever done journaling? Journaling can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote camaraderie and growth, get you reconnected to community and help with your quality of life!
This class is open to any veteran, active duty, guard, reserves and their families. Join us beginning November 10th from 1300-1400 at the Candor Public Library Meeting Room and learn about and experience journaling. The group will also meet on November 17th, December 1st and December 8th.
Call or email to let us know you're coming so we can make sure we have enough materials:
Here is a list of events available around the country for those wanting to attend and honor all those who have sacrificed so much in service for their country!
This list of more than 500 Veterans Day and Veterans Month events is organized by state and will continue to be updated as we learn of more events.
To all our veterans, active duty service members, guard and reserve - people appreciate your service and here is a list of many businesses offering you "thanks" for your service on Veterans Day!
We appreciate your service as well and stand ready to help in any way possible!
These Veterans Day free meals, discounts and other programs are for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
We had a Great time at the Trunk and Treat event Saturday at the County’s HHS Bldg on Rt 38.
Join us for our weekly At Ease Veteran Group on Thursday's for the rest of October at the Historic Parkview Inn and Dugan House in Owego.
Join us for camaraderie, conversation, connection and food. A place for us to talk about whatever you want - feel that sense of Team we had when we served.
Open to all who have served, those on active duty, guard and reserve! Get out and get acquainted with kindred spirits, feel connection to your community and break bread together!
Don't Forget, tonight's At Ease meeting takes place at the Historic Parkview Inn and Dugan House, 145 front Street in Owego from 6-8:00pm.
Join us for camaraderie, conversation and connection!
Sponsored by Tioga County Veteran Service Agency Dwyer Program
So much of Florida has been devastated by Hurricane Ian. Fantastic job to the US Coast Guard for your rescue operations that mean so much! Bravo Zulu! Keep up your heroic efforts!
Thanks TOI for this great program that helps so many elderly and disabled folks in our community!
💡October is Energy Awareness Month.💡 TOI is proud to be part of the NYS Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the largest residential energy conservation program in the country. TOI’s WAP team helps local homeowners by reducing heating and cooling costs through energy-conservation measures, while also addressing health and safety issues in their homes. Stay tuned for more highlights this month!
The Veterans Su***de & Crisis Lifeline is easier than ever to use. If you need to talk, it's just a call, chat or text away! People care, we care - don't struggle in silence!
You can always call or email our office: 607-687-8228 or [email protected].
We don't offer a hand out, we over a hand up! We are here for whatever life throws at you!
Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Bldg. , 56 Main Street
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