VETERANS INFORMATION

NOTICE: As a result of a vote taken there will be an increase in the per capita that is collected by the National Membership. An increase of five dollars ($5.00) per year per member will become effective on January 1, 2016. For this reason American Legion Cowle Post 151 will be increasing their dues, by membership vote, five dollars ($5.00) per year for each Legionnaire membership. If you have paid your 2016 dues in 2015 you are up to date. Any dues collected for 2016 after January 1, 2016, for Post 151, the member must pay thirty five ($35.00) per year. When you receive your membership dues for 2017 you will see an increase in the yearly membership of five dollars ($5.00).

Need to attempt to locate military personnel records including a DD214?
Use the following website:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Cemetery and Burial Resources
There are several Internet-based tools for getting more information about VA burial benefits,
national cemetery locations and gravesite locators. http://www.cem.va.gov

You can also call one of The American Legion’s service officers for free expert assistance with any questions on VA burial benefits.
http://www.legion.org/serviceofficers

Locate the nearest national veterans cemetery:
http://www.va.gov/director/guide

As you visit these sites you may search many additional sites that may assist you in finding information regarding veterans information and benefits.

An excellent article on the subject of burial benefits can be found in the May, 2014 edition of The American Legion magazine.

Open the following links to find out about careers in the Armed Forces

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/

U.S. Navy
http://www.naby.mil

U.S. Coast Guard
http://www.gocoarsguard.com

U.S. Air Force
http://www.airforce.com/careers

U.S. Marine Corp
http://www.narubes.mil/

U.S. Army
http://www.goarmy.com/