Commander's Welcome

Welcome to American Veterans Post 2006 in Milford Michigan. This Post was chartered in March of 2006 for the purpose of providing an organization that includes all military veterans who were honorably discharged from 1942 through present day. The Post includes a majority of Veterans who otherwise would not be able to join other Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) due to eligibility requirements. Peacetime and Cold War Veterans are examples of those Veterans we welcome and encourage to be part our Post.

Recent changes at the American Legion now allows all eligible veterans to join their organization without the stipulation of certain war time periods.

 

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Since our charter, the Post has grown from an initial membership of 15, to a present day number of 165. Our members are enjoying the camaraderie of other veterans, while supporting projects and functions designed to support veterans, veteran’s families, and the community.

 

Thank you for visiting our website. Should you have additional questions about our Post feel free to notify us via our contact page.

A Look Ahead

30 Nov

1 Dec

Vet-Talk

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Veteran’s day 2022 🇺🇸 Kurtz Elementary School

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Veteran’s day 2022 🇺🇸 Milford High School

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Commander's E-Blast

Commander, Joseph M. Salvia
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Storm Advisory

Henry Storm, United States Navy (Ret)
Henry Storm, United States Navy (Ret)
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The history behind the name change at the Ann Arbor VA hospital

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A message from Henry

 

Our Post Web and Facebook Pages (“Thank you John Moore!!”) contain information that benefits all fellow veterans, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
One might think that the word “benefit” would already grab attention; however, it continues to be ignored by over half of our 17 million + Veteran community.
Recent (less than 3 months) experience concerning members of our Post reveal:
Veterans and spouses who were spending thousands of dollars per year on healthcare (Primary and supplemental) insurance they already qualified for (equal to or better than what they were paying for) at zero cost.
Veterans unaware that VA Healthcare delivers medical results equal to or better than that available in the local community
Veterans unaware of VA Programs that bring Urgent healthcare facilities to within (most cases) less than 5 miles of their home
Veterans unaware of the expansion of VA “Community Based Outreach Clinics” (CBOC’s). As close as Pontiac, Canton, Yale and now Howell
Veterans unaware of programs that are cell phone (or laptop / tablet / computer) accessed that enable veterans to make / cancel appointments, order prescriptions, file for travel pay (for scheduled appointments), communicate with providers, access ALL VA health records and a comprehensive medical library.
Veterans who delayed 20+ years to file for VA compensation and pension missing the opportunity of no cost healthcare and tens of thousands of dollars in earned compensation.
Veteran family members, upon the loss of (our member) their spouse / parent, realizing they have no comprehension of VA benefits available to them, worse, discovering VA benefits NOT available to them because their veteran never filed for earned VA benefits.
A previous posting:
"How was I supposed to know about that!"
Provided information which, if acted upon, would have prevented the majority of the above issues. It included Air Force Veteran Ed Ruckle’s tools (listed in Ed’s post below) ; to Websites, 300+ YouTube Videos, Facebook pages, Newsletter; Podcasts; Vet Talks; and Ground Support.
Our Post has this Web Page, a Facebook Page, and posts live (and recorded) monthly meetings to ensure even those unable to personally interact with other members are continually informed.
"Your leadership is doing its part. How about you?"
We served to provide our citizens free choice. Included in that is your free choice NOT to file for earned VA benefits.
Two Hollywood movies (Coming Home and Born on the 4 th of July) did more harm to our veteran community than can be measured. Our current media, appears to take pleasure in avoiding displaying anything positive about our military, veterans, or VA Healthcare. Bad coverage (often inaccurate) compounds the problem of reaching veterans to obtain their earned benefits.
"A Sad Truth”
Any Veteran choosing not to participate in VA benefits is uniformed about available VA Benefits and, more tragic, may be repeating the misconceptions of VA Benefits that abound.

We took off the uniforms, but we continue to serve. Need help? Contact our Post Leadership, Service Officers, other Veterans. Become electronically connected (help is available here also). Our fellow Veterans and Family Members are counting on us.

Henry Storm
Ancientgrape@gmail.com
248-891-6218
Patient Advisor VAMC Detroit

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I appreciate your support in assisting our Veteran community.  We have talked about VA Healthcare, Compensation and Pension and other VA Services.  Invariably our discussions have included the #1 question we hear in trying to help our fellow veterans.

That question?  "How was I supposed to know about that!"

Air Force Veteran Ed Ruckle has created many tools to assist us in helping Veterans.  His Website, VeteranFacilitator.com; 300+ YouTube Videos "Ed Ruckle - YouTube"; Facebook pages Veteranfacilitator, MyHealtheVet; Newsletter; Podcasts; and Coffee Hours have drawn over 30,000 veterans seeking help.

To further expand the number of Veterans reached, Ed has created "Ground Support" a feature that will enable Veterans to go to a single source for answers to all their VA questions.

You are invited to join this group of Veterans helping Veterans.  By signing up, you become one of the resources ensuring that the question "How was I supposed to know about that" will have the certain answer "Contact Ground Support".

I encourage your participation, here is the link to sign up.
https://veteranfacilitator.com/

Click on "Support"
Register (fill in the blocks, create a password)

Questions?  As always, email me Ancientgrape@gmail.com or call 248-891-6218

Thank you in advance!

Henry Storm

            Ed Ruckle, Retired United States Air Force
Ed Ruckle, Retired United States Air Force

Click the Image below to enter the Veteran Facilitator website

Welcome Post 2006 members from Ed Ruckle

Hello from Open Channels

I'm thrilled you are here! Thank you for being part of our passion to help other Veterans and service members.

If you are looking to keep current on the latest happenings in and around the VA and learn how to improve your patient experience, you have come to the right place!.

Visit: Veterans Facilitator, and help you and other Veterans in obtaining and improving health care at VA facilities, while keeping Veterans current on the latest VA programs and technologies used by the  VA.

Thanks again!

Ed Ruckle
Retired, Air Force Veteran

Invitation to Join My Ground Support Help Desk

Good morning, I'm Air Force Veteran Ed Ruckle from Veteran Facilitator.

Henry Storm sent you an email announcing my Veteran Facilitator website and the Ground Support Helpdesk program.
Ground support is an online helpdesk/support program for Veterans and family members to register, ask questions, and get answers.
To learn more, watch the attached videos, in the order shown.
If interested and want to stay informed, register for Ground Support, create a ticket, and send me a question.
If you don't have a specific question, simply write "No questions at this time"
Introducing Ground Support: https://youtu.be/fBsqCW3HYeQ
Thank you for Registering,

 

Ed Ruckle
Retired, U.S. Air Force
Home: 226-783-1311

Cell: 734-612-8757

Our motto is, "Have Fun and Do Good Things"

Monday
Veteran's Coffee

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Great Lakes Family Restaurant
7AM - 9AM

Executive
Board Meeting

3rd Monday
of the month

Comeback Inn

6:00PM - 7:00PM

General Membership Meeting

4th Tuesday
of the month

At VFW Post 9914

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday
Veteran's Coffee

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Americus Coney & Grill
7AM - 9AM

AMVETS Social Night at the VFW

Social Night
2nd Wednesday of the month
at VFW Post #9914
6:00 pm until ??

Friday
Veteran's Coffee

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Great Lakes Family Resturant
7AM -  9AM