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Welcome to VFW Post 2485,  Angeles City

Eric Zarriello

News of importance to our veterans and members 

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The USS Theodore (CVN-71) experiences a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew. View the MILITARY.COM article here

 

March 29, 2020

 Thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their

families for their service and sacrifice. Visit this link to learn

how you can observe this event virtually.  

VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR TRICARE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS/SPOUSE/WIDOWS TO HAVE MEDICARE PART B AFTER AGE 65 OR WHEN RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY. WITHOUT MEDICARE PART B, YOU LOSE YOUR TRICARE AT AGE 65.

 

                                                        NORMALLY SOCIAL SECURITY OR DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER WILL NOTIFY YOU AT LEAST                                                              THREE  MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR 65TH BIRTHDAY.  IF YOU MISSED THE INITIAL ENROLLMENT                                                              PERIOD, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO SIGN UP FOR MEDICARE PART B DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT                                                              PERIOD EACH YEAR WHICH IS 01 JAN – 31 MAR.

                                                       WHEN YOU SIGN UP DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT YOUR MEDICARE/TRICARE ELIGIBILITY WILL                                                                     BECOME EFFECTIVE JUL 01, SAME YEAR.  THERE IS A PENALTY OF 10% PER YEAR FOR EVERY YEAR                                                             YOU HAVE MISSED SINCE ELIGIBLE.

 

                                                       TRICARE & MEDICARE PART B WORK TOGETHER FOR MILITARY RETIREES/SPOUSE WHEN YOU REACH                                                         AGE 65 OR RECEIVE SSA DISABILITY.  IF MILITARY RETIREES/SPOUSE DOES NOT SIGN UP FOR                                                                       MEDICARE PART B AT AGE 65, YOU LOSE YOUR TRICARE.

WE SUGGEST YOU SIGN UP THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE AT SSA, MANILA (U.S EMBASSY) PRIOR TO YOUR 65TH BIRTHDAY IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT FROM SSA. 

 

TRICARE WILL EXPIRE ON THE 1ST DAY OF YOUR BIRTH MONTH AT AGE 65 UNLESS ENROLLED IN MEDICARE PART B. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO YOUR SPOUSE EVEN IF SHE/HE HAS NEVER LIVED IN THE UNITED STATES. 

 

For additional information refer to TRICARE webiste:

https://www.tricare.mil/medicare

TRICARE NOTICE:

From the RAO Angeles City

MARCH 24,

2020

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United States Embassy urges all U.S. citizens overseas to join the free STEP program. This

program, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program puts all registrants on an official U.S. Embassy email list of important links, advisories and alerts.  CLICK HERE FOR THE SITE 

Congressman explains possible exposure

MARCH 11,

2020

Afghanistan military service ?

View this video discussing possible exposure to toxic substances

while in service.

Click this link

NATIONAL WW II MUSEUM

TRAVEL SCHEDULE SET

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BATAAN - CORREGIDOR - MANILA

SET FOR MARCH 15 -22, 2020

MARCH 10, 2020

Dave Metherell, the POST HISTORIAN

has contributed this information.

Link to the event brochure> EVENTS

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FLEET RESERVE FRA BRANCH 367 GOLF TOURNEY, BEAUTY CONTEST & CHILI COOK-OFF SET FOR APRIL 3-5 2020

IN SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES

VIEW PLANNED EVENTS PAGE

MARCH 9, 2020

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75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 9, 2020

View the PDF Calendar of Events for 2020 here:
EVENTS PAGE

POST NOMINATIONS OPEN

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

The nominations for elected Post Officers for 2020-2021 are opened.  The Election of Post Officers will be at the 1 April GMM.  Elected Officers include; Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain, Trustee 3-Year (Current Trustee 3-Year moves to Trustee, 2-Year and current Trustee 2-Year moves to Trustee 1-Year; unless they choose not to do so.  Trustee 1-Year moves off

A NEW PAGE HAS BEEN ADDED

We have added 'The BAMBAN WORLD WAR (( HISTORY MUSEUM page.

March 14, 2020

THis page will be added under the

MORE menu tab above. Look for

interesting articles and stories from the Bamban WW II History Museum

CHECKING YOUR 2020

V.A.  BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Two new important Veteran welfare

bills go into effect. View here

VETERANS SUICIDE AWARENESS

JANUARY 1, 2020

JUST FOR FUN !

Not easy, not hard, just a way to relax for a few minutes. New

puzzle published monthly.

Go to the MORE menu to view

PHILIPPINES VETERANS WEEK

&

78TH ARAW NG KAGITINGAN

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MARCH 9, 2020

The schedule has been posted. 

The event poster can be viewed

on our EVENTS PAGE

 2020 VA PROGRAMS & NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

(click here for the link)

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 

VETERANS MONEY ON

DEPOSIT IN PHILIPPINE BANKS

NOVEMBER 16, 2019

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NEW WAY TO REACH THE US 

EMBASSY IN MANILA

JANUARY 2, 2020

We've had a few concerns about reaching the Manila U.S. Embassy.

Here's the new way to contact them.

Tony Grimm, Health and Wellness chairperson, has posted this compelling veterans suicide video.

View the video on the Health & Wellness page here.

911 - EMERGENCY

CONTACT CARD

JUNE 12, 2019

VFW Post 2485 Junior Vice Commander David Mason has                                            published the                                        2019 Emergency                                     Information Card                                     that you can print                                  and hang in a                                          central location in                                    your home or                                          business. This card                                  contains vital                                          information for

emergency contacts for our veterans  and viewers in the Angeles City area.

Click the PDF icon to download and print this card.

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CLARK VETERANS CEMETERY ONGOING POLICY CHANGES

WITH ABMC & CVC

DECEMBER 15, 2019

Updates to the agreement by and between the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), Clark Veterans Cemetery (CVC) and Post 2485 (the Post).

Pass this info along to

anyone that might be associated

with a veterans passing

View the VFW BURIAL page

View the INDIGENT BURIAL FUND page

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