American Legion Great Bridge Post 280 Inc. Legionaire of the year for 2018/2019 is William (Joe) Pocan.
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William (Joe) Pocan.
Congratulations to Post 280s William (Joe) Pocan on being selected as the 2018/2019 Post 280 Legionairre of the Year. The Legionairre of Year is chosen by the past commanders of Post 280.
Congradulations again Joe, and thank you for all you have done.
Everyone should have received the first of four (if needed) renewal notices. Please renew early, help us acheive our 100% goal. You can also renew on line at
Post 280 would like to publicly thank Mission BBQ located at 1329 N. Battlefield Blvd, in Chesapeake for their suport of the veteran. They donated their famous BBQ meats and other fixings for the Veterans Summer Picnic hosted by Post 280 for the VA Hospital Veterans and the veterans of the Virginia Beach Veterans Home. They also provided BBQ meals for the recipients, recipients families and guest at the Law and Order awards ceremony hosted by Post 280. And they provided BBQ meals at two other times for Post 280 events. They are truely living up to their mission. See their story by clicking on the highlighted link above or to the left of this page.
Post 280s 2018 Youth Baseball season has started. Post 280 is sponsoring one JR. and Sr. team this year. As of 12 July the Jr team has a 5/3 record overall and 3/3 in District. The Sr team has a 6/1 record overall and a 4/1 in District. The District tournament will be played on 31 July.
The Post 280 Facebook page can be found here
Definition of a Veteran
American Legion National is asking for help to identify and catalog all war monuments and memorials. Go to https://www.legion.org/memorials if you have any input.
The Post Services Officer is, Jon Criss Sr., he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Post 757-547-2120 or his cell 757-647-0533.
From the Office of Senator Mark Warner (Virginia)
I'm writing with some good news for wounded warriers. The Department of Defense recently announced that up to 133,000 veterans who were wounded in the line of duty may qualify for a federal tax refund.
For years, many wounded combat veterans had their disability severance pay improperly taxed because of a technical glitch in the Pentagon computer system.
The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act was passed and these veterans will finally have an opportunity to claim money that is theirs.
If you're a veteran whose severance pay was taxed after you were wounded in action, you are encouraged to file for a refund. If you need asistance with this please remember to contact your senator for assistance.
The Army, Air Force and Navy exchanges will start allowing "Honorably Discharged Veterans" to shop on line, (think Amazon, but only cheaper and with no taxes.) The target start date is Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 but, you must register first. Registration begins June 1, 2017.
This is the link to the site with more information
Veterans Administration representative Steve Gonales is at the Post every second and fourth Monday (2:00 to 4:00 P.M.) to answer questions and help with VA claims.
Post 280 has Wi-Fi for those of you who must stay connected.
VETERANS' AID AND ATTENDANCE - The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an "Improved Pension" Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies. Please click here for more information.
Do you have a planning guide to be used in the event of your untimely demise? A document that guides your estate executer too all of "you?" Then this may help. Click here.
We have Post 280 Challenge Coins for sale. Cost is $10.00 each or 12 coins for $100.00. Click on the coin to enlarge.
Uncle Sam wants you to renew ASAP. Don't wait until the last minute. Remember your 2018 card expired on December 31st. Your legion benifits expired on February 28th. If you haven't renewed by the end of May, you will lose your years of continuous membership..
Post 280 Meeting Dates and times are:
Post 280 - The second Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Post 280 E-Board -The third Thursday of each month at 7:30P.M.
SAL - The second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
ALA - The Third Thursday of each month at 7:30P.M.
Club 280 operating hours are subject to change, but as of now are:
Closed Sunday. Open Mon thru Thu 5 - 9, Fri 4 - 11, Sat 2 - 11.
Club 280 phone number: 757-547-2120, call to see if there has been a change in oerating hours.
Hall Rental Phone Number: 757-609-3439. Rates are cheap (Post 280 member rates even cheaper), a full kitchen is available. NOTE: Sub-leaseing of the Hall is not allowed - period.