In Comradeship and Service to Veterans
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Welcome to VFW Post 2485, Angeles City
News of importance to our veterans and members
MONTHLY DPA TYPHOON NEWSLETTER
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:
From the RAO Angeles City
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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
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
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
MARCH 9, 2020
75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MARCH 9, 2020
View the PDF Calendar of Events for 2020 here:
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
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.
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PHILIPPINES VETERANS WEEK
78TH ARAW NG KAGITINGAN
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS