Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!!
The Buddy Poppy Program has helped the VFW live up to its motto, "to honor the dead by helping the living." The Buddy Poppy - small red flower, symbolic of the blood shed in World War I, by millions of Allied soldiers in defense of freedom.
The term "Blue Star" is used as a reference to having a family member in active military service, while the term "Gold Star" refers to the loss of a family member in military service.
Help Us Support Those Who Have Defended Our Country, On Our behalf, By Becoming A VFW Sponsor. These businesses have selflessly donated time and/or money for the enrichment of veterans and their families, in Brigantine and our surrounding areas. Please patronize these organizations when you visit our Beautiful island.
As of February 23, 2021
If any Veteran wants to get the Covid-19 inoculation, our facilities are offering vaccinations by appointment only to the following categories of Veterans receiving care at the VA:
The telephone numbers are:
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, call 215-823-4014
Wilmington VAMC, call 302-633-5200.
Veterans Health Administration sent this bulletin at 02/24/2021 07:00 AM EST
I'm Vaccinated. What's Next?
What you can do to protect others
So, you received your second COVID-19 vaccine dose. What's next? Until vaccines are widely distributed, here are four ways to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe. Learn more.
Did you know regular eye exams are a critical part of self-care for diabetics? It's important to know how diabetic retinopathy happens, its symptoms, and how to prevent it. Learn more.
Before your next appointment, you can be better prepared to talk with your doctor. In this YouTube video, learn more about what VA Blue Button can do for you. Learn more.
There's no perfect weight for everyone. But there's a weight that's healthiest for you. Adopting healthy habits will serve your well-being better than any number on the scale. Learn more.
It's important to have a good relationship with your doctor. When you talk to them about your blood pressure, these questions can help you stay on track. Learn more.
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes regular sleep, managing stress, and finding time to refocus is harder than it seems. Here are five apps we think can help. Learn more.
Joining the VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry can help you learn more about your health and get connected to care. Learn more.
Atrial fibrillation, or 'AFib,' is a common abnormality that affects millions of people. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your chances of problems. Learn more.
Taking steps to leave tobacco behind may seem daunting. But small changes you make today can add up over time and help you quit for good. Learn more.
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VETERANS BENEFITS INFORMATION &Assistance provided by a VFW Certified and VA Accredited Service Officer.
VA CLAIMS ASSISTANCE
If any New Jersey Veteran needs assistance with Benefits, Compensation or other benefits that the VA offers, please call 862-588-6130.
Brigantine Memorial Post is Now Open daily from 11 AM, for our Members and their Guests. We have resumed our Friday Night Dinners, which are Open To The Public, and Saturday Night Hamburger Platters. As of this date, we have discontinued Sunday Morning Breakfast Sandwiches.
We have Indoor seating for our Members and their Guests. We will be following all Social Distancing Regulations Between Individuals and Groups. All Patrons must wear their Mask when entering the Post through the Main Entrance. Patrons may only remove their masks, while they are seated.
Healthy Habits to Prevent the Flu
Here are a few steps to protect yourself from the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when you touch something that is contaminated and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Get care now!
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, turn to us for a prompt diagnosis and comprehensive care. VISN 4 Tele Urgent Care allows you to connect virtually to a VA health care provider privately and securely over phone or using VA Video Connect.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take