Everyone Recruits One

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Post 178 has experienced outstanding growth during our 2-½ years of existence and we thank each of you for your continued membership and support.  We are now over 255 members, still growing each day and we must continue to grow!

Our members are the #1 reason for our growth and we are asking each of you to continue to support the post by recruiting just one new member before December 31, 2016.

Our Membership Committee led by Vice Commander Larry Marshall is ready to help you and can be contacted at lgm24_8@msn.com or 469-222-2333.

Thank you for your honorable service to America and your continued support of Post 178
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Paying For College?

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Monday, October 3rd  @ 7:00 PM 

Frisco ISD Admin Offices

5515 Ohio Drive Frisco, TX

Paying For College Using Military, State, and Federal Opportunities

Frisco high school students, parents, and grandparents are invited to attend a special forum sponsored by Frisco ISD and the Frisco American Legion Post 178 to learn about options to pay for college education using government programs such as Department of Defense, CIA, military scholarships, and loan repayment programs.  This is a great way to learn first-hand about unique and little known ways to pay for college without incurring substantial student loan debt.

Speakers will include:

  • Frisco mother who is putting her three sons through top colleges without paying any tuition or room/board expenses
  • Former Chief Academic Officer for the Texas State University System
  • Experts on preparing students for new SAT/ACT testing and the college application process
  • Subject matter experts on all options presented including DOD and CIA internship/scholarship programs plus representatives from all military branches to discuss the five service academies, college ROTC scholarships, student loan repayment programs for medical/dental school, officer candidate school, military universities, cadet programs, and part time military reserve/national guard options

Forum will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd at the Frisco ISD Admin Offices at 5515 Ohio Drive, Frisco.  After an introductory overview of options, the forum will move into a ‘breakout session’ format where attendees can talk directly with individual subject matter experts.

In order to arrange for sufficient seating, please RSVP the number in your party.  We do not need your name or contact information, just number of attendees.

 

 AGENDA

Paying For College Using Military, State, and Federal Opportunities

Objective:  To provide an overview of how to help pay for a college education using military, DOD, and CIA options to reduce the potential need for student loans.

  • A Frisco Mother’s Success Story– Ms. Debbie Lindstrom
  • A View From Texas University System Executive– Dr. Ken Craycraft
  • Former Chief Academic Officer for Texas State University System & Board of Trustees member
  • Overview:  Scholarships, grants, and other opportunities –  Dr. Kuni Beasley
  • The Basics:  SAT, ACT & GPA
  • Department of Defense (DOD) Options
    • DOD STEM Internships & Scholarships (SMART Scholarship)
    • CIA Internships & Undergraduate Scholar Program
  • Service Academies 
    • West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Coast Guard Academy*
  • ROTC Scholarships
    • Air Force, Army, Navy/Marine  Corps
  • Military Universities:  The Citadel & Virginia Military Institute
  • University Military Cadet Programs:  Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Mary Baldwin
  • Officer Candidate School Options:  Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard
  • School Loan Repayment Optionsfor Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers, Chaplains
  • Active Duty Enlisted Options:
    • Post 9-11 GI Bill for College Tuition
    • Federal Tuition Assistance
  • Reserve Components of Armed Forces:
    • Army Reserve, Navy/Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard
  • Unique Texas Options
    • Hazelwood Act
    • Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
    • State Tuition Assistance Program
    • Texas State Guard

Breakout Sessions:

Service Academies:

  • Lori McMahon – Chief of Staff for Congressman Sam Johnson

College ROTC:

  •  Lt Blanton – Air Force ROTC UNT
  • Senior Chief Flake – Navy ROTC

Active Duty Service Recruiters

  • MSgt Williams
  • SSgt Lee
  • PO Howard
  • SSG Pepper

TX Army National Guard Options:

  • SSG Reeves

OCS Options:

  • Senior  Chief Jay Vaught – Navy OCS

Active Duty Options:

  • LTC Valerie Jackson – Marine Corps

Military Universities

  • Brig Gen (Ret) Skip Middleton

University Cadet Programs

  • 1LT Kayla Carney

Scholarships, grants, & opportunities

  • Dr. Kuni Beasley

 

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National Night Out

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Tuesday, October 4th @ 6pm

Police and Community Partnerships
Come out & join us for a fun evening and support our Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMT’s and other Emergency personnel and First Responders.

We are extending our invitation to any Active Duty Military Soldiers & Veterans.

Location: 2621 Meadow Ridge Dr. Propser @Gentle Creek
Hosting by: Kaysone & Frank Orlando
Co-Hosting: Michael E. Bradley a former US Marine

RSVP: 469-360-6700 or KaysoneRealty@gmail.com

  • This is a Potluck event.  Please bring your favorite dish or snack to share

  • Coloring books – Provided by Prosper PD

  • Ice Cream and Hot Dogs

  • Homemade Egg rolls

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Heros Among Us Golf Tournament

Heros38:30 AM Check In and light lunch
10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
10:30 AM Golf Shotgun Start
Each foursome will be paired with a veteran

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Coach Was Furious When His Players Disrespected National Anthem, So He Does THIS To Teach Them A Lesson!

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Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Gold-Star-Mothers-and-Familys-Day-2015-730x416Sunday, September 25th is Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day 2016. This last Sunday in September, which began as Gold Star Mother’s Day in 1936, is a day for our nation to recognize the sacrifice that all Gold Star Family members make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or other loved one dies in service to the nation.

Thank you to all the military families, service members and veterans for your service. Our great Nation is stronger and safer because of your sacrifice.

As noted on the official Army website…

The term Gold Star family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which the armed forces of the United States were engaged. If that loved one died, the blue star was replaced by a gold star. This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom.

The United States began observing Gold Star Mothers Day on the last Sunday of September, in 1936. The Gold Star Wives was formed before the end of World War II. The Gold Star Lapel Button was established in August 1947.

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September 16th is American Legion Day

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On this day in 1919 The American Legion was granted their federal charter by Congress.  This is an excellent time to consider community awareness activity to help others recognize your post’s service.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

pow_mia_poster_2015Sep 18, 2016 – Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans’ facilities. It is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September each year. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.

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September is Disaster Preparedness Month

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Click Here to see how the American Legion can work with Local Government and the Community to prepare for and react to disasters.

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Newsletter – July 2016

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