May 2022 Newsletter Posted

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s May 2022 newsletter is posted here. Highlights include Commander’s Corner; Day of Service May 21 at the Post; Volunteer Opportunity: Connect with Veterans at Queen Anne Healthcare; In Memoriam: Justin Fitch; Ann Leake, Our Special Santa, Passes Away at 93; Exchange Benefit Eligibility Expanded; and 2022 Youth Essay Topics Posted.

Commander’s Corner (May 2022)

I will forgo one of my typical messages and give you the following instead:  First, as some of you know, my wife Laura and I just returned from a week  in the Caribbean on a Fitzgerald Family Cruise. And you also may have  heard that I tested positive for Covid upon my return. I did. But the good  news is that Laura did not, and also that I have been…

Post 3063 Day of Service

Members of Post 3063 will be join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service by hosting a Ballard Food Bank Drive at the post through May 21, 2022. On May 21, the post volunteers will also pick up litter in the neighborhood, give out buddy poppies and collect donations for the food drive. May 21 is also Seattle’s Day of Service. If you’d like to participate, contact [email protected]

2nd Quarter 2022 Newsletter Posted

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s 2nd Quarter 2022 newsletter is posted here. Highlights include Commander’s Corner; Quartermaster’s Update; Join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service; In Memoriam: Chuck Tuft; Service Throwback: Gail Engler; and From the Desk of the Post Service Officer.

From the Desk of the Post Service Officer: VA Benefits Update

By Joseph Mesa Here’s a VA benefits update courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Regarding Burn Pits: VA intends to propose 9 rare respiratory cancers as presumed service-connected conditions. When the proposal becomes final and rule making is complete, VA will conduct outreach to impacted Veterans and survivors to inform them about potential eligibility.  VA intends to focus its rule on the rare respiratory cancers in Veterans who served…