19 MAR 2014

The Marines’ Memorial Association (, which is under the leadership of Major General James (‘Mike’) Myatt, USMC (Ret.), asked me to send you this below and attached important information regarding scholarships that are now being offered by the Marines’ Memorial Association to military veterans who served honorably in any of the military branches. The deadline for the scholarship application, which can be completed online, is April 23, 2014. So please forward this below information and the attached special announcement on to your Veterans Services offices, universities and to your network of Veterans Services support organizations that are located throughout the state of Tennessee so that they can spread the word to our deserving veterans who are either currently attending college or who want to further their education by attending college starting this fall and need additional financial assistance in order to do so.
The Marines’ Memorial Association is pleased to announce that the organization is offering college scholarships to military veterans who would like to attend college during the 2014- 2015 school year. The Marines’ Memorial Association scholarships this year are valued at over $30,000. Our goal is to provide scholarship funds to veterans who could use extra help paying for college this fall. Please remember that the deadline for the online scholarship application is April 23, 2014.
Special Announcement: College Scholarships For Military Veterans
The Marines' Memorial Association is an organization that is open to veterans and active duty personnel of all military branches who served honorably in the military and in April 2014 the organization will award $35,000 in scholarships to our U.S. Military Veterans from all branches.
The following 2 Scholarship Programs are open to all veterans and do not require a membership to the Marines Memorial Association to apply:
 Five of these Hammer Family Scholarships are available in the amount of $5,000 each. All eligible U.S. Veterans who wish to study in the fields of Math, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials, or Mechanical) are welcome to apply. James and Linda Hammer are Benefactor Members of the Marines' Memorial Association and are eager to assist student Veterans committed to advancing their education.       
        Link to the Hammer Family Scholarship online Application on the Marines 
        Memorial Association’s  Website -
Four of these Memorial Tribute Scholarships are available in the amount of $2,500 each. The Tribute Scholarship is available for military personnel leaving full time service and entering an undergraduate college program. All US military personnel who have transitioned from Active Duty to reserve or civilian status within the past 3 years may apply.
         Link to The Tribute Scholarship online Application on the Marine Club website: 
Website for The Marines' Memorial Association -
For More Information about our Scholarships, call the Marines' Memorial Association directly at: (415) 830-9820     end_of_the_skype_highlighting
On behalf of the Marines' Memorial Association, thank you for helping us spread the word about the availability of these scholarships for our deserving Veterans.
Best Regards,
Jack Howard
Phone: (757) 717-0349
National Veterans Outreach Coordinator
The Marines’ Memorial Association
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA. 94102

Tennessee State Council
Vietnam Veterans of America

For Immediate Release

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter To Be Formed In Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee – April 11, 2013 – Barry Rice, President of the Tennessee State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America (V V A), is pleased to announce that a V V A Chapter will be forming in Knoxville.

Knoxville will join 18 other Tennessee V V A Chapters who serve and support all Tennessee veterans and their families with programs that include food for disadvantaged veterans, scholarships, veteran emergency help, Survivor Benefit programs, VA claims assistance, clothing drives, honor and color guard, Memorial and Veterans Day programs, Christmas programs for children of disadvantaged veterans and much more.  Supporting all veterans and their families is achieved in concert with Vietnam Veterans of America founding principle “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another”.

The initial Chapter formation meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27, 10AM at the American Legion Post 2, 6520 South Ruggles Ferry Rd, Knoxville.  All Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans are invited to attend.  DD214’s are required for membership and to be a Charter member of this new Chapter.

Point of Contact:    Barry Rice, President
        Tennessee State Council
         Vietnam Veterans of America
        104 Candlewick Place
                     Hendersonville, Tennessee  37075
                                  (615) 479-8619

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03 FEB 2011

2011 Military Economic Impact Analysis Report

This Military Economic Impact Analysis is an update of the last analysis completed in early 2003. Like the previous two analyses, the purpose is to provide business and civic leaders, and the public at large, a complete picture of the very significant contribution that the military and defense programs make to the economy of East Tennessee.



21 JAN 2011


Forwarded by Kevin Secor, VSO Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.

[Websites with the name "vaservices" immediately after the "www" ARE NOT part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Government agency. Do not go to them or if approached or called, do not offer them any information concerning yourself or data on other veterans.

Keep in mind that the real VA website ends in .gov. Also, be aware that the Department of Veterans Affairs does not randomly call veterans, nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not alreadyhave--like Social Security Numbers. In particular, if you have not dealt with the VA previously--and in person--and all of a sudden, you receive a call from someone saying they are with the VA or something similar sounding, hang up the phone. Also, do not respond to emails which suggest that they are from the VA. The VA never conducts official business nor asks for personal information by email.

VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. Our Legal Counsel has requested that we coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.

In addition, The General Counsel requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that violate chapter 59 of Title 38 United States Code, such as VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits, please pass any additional information to Mr.Daugherty at the address below.

Michael G. Daugherty
Staff Attorney
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of General Counsel (022G2)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420


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