ALPost76lv - SpiritofFreedom

Welcome to the official website for American Legion Post 76
 in Las Vegas, Nevada! The purpose of this site is to present 
information for local veterans [of all eras] and their families, 
 newsletter online, list local and national resources, and list 
events that Post 76 is involved with.

 What are the Major Events where POST 76 participates!

Memorial Day Ceremony

July 4th Parade


Veterans Day Parade with Model T Club of Southern Nevada


4, Flag Postings for Several Conventions on Las Vegas Strip


Flag Postings for Local Organizations, Local Government


Information Fairs several times a year at Nellis AFB


Information Fairs several times a year at Creech AFB


Scholarships for local JROTC

Award American Legion Medals at 4 High School JROTCs and at 16 Middle and H.S


Informative/Social


General Meetings once a month

Support Wreaths Across America Program


Provide aid and assistance to veterans throughout Southern Nevada


Work with other Veteran groups in similar projects


Active participants in Catholic Charities Veteran Service Fair in the Fall


Active participants in U.S. Vets Stand down in the Spring


Promote Americanism and Patriotism by picking up worn and damaged American flags for proper disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.


Provide information and aid to Veterans at local Job Fairs


Attend weekly services on Thursday mornings at the Southern Nevada for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery for the interment of Veterans who have no family or friends.


Support deployed units with "care packages".


Volunteer at local P.B.S. Channel 10 during on-air fund raising drive and other volunteer projects when asked.


Sponsor local High School students in American Legion Oratorical Contests


Sponsor local High School students in Department of Nevada Boys State Program


Upcoming activities

* 30 September, Saturday. Retiree Appreciation Day, Nellis AFB, 0800-1300.


* 30 September, Saturday. Honor Flight Southern Nevada Pancake Breakfast, Applebee’s Restaurant, Boca Park 8730 W Charleston Blvd, 0800-1000.


* 3 October, Tuesday. Nellis Family Housing Fall Festival, Housing Office soccer field, 1630-1830/


* 11 October. Veterans Stand Down/Benefit Fair, Dula Gym, 441 E. Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas Blvd and Bonanza Road.


* 17 October, Tuesday. Monument dedication at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 1000


* 25 October, Wednesday. PBS Job Fair, 1100-1400, 3050 E. Flamingo

* 10-12 November. Nellis AFB Open House and Air Show.


* 8 November, Wednesday. Color Guard for Sun City Summerlin Residents Forum Veterans Celebration, Desert Vista in Sun City.


* 11 November, Saturday. Color Guard in downtown Veterans Day Parade.

* 11 November, Saturday. Color Guard at Atria Sunlake, 3250 S Fort Apache, 1430.


* 11 November. Saturday. 4th Annual John H Hilgar II Charity Golf. Angel Park, 100 S Rampart Blvd. 0700-1800.

 

 

Post 76 Guest Speaker Program is Alive and Well


When you attend one of our General meetings, every 3rd Sunday of the month, you know you’re in for a treat. Our Guest Speaker Program features monthly presentations from some expert/ professional to present a topic that is sure to help you in your quest to keep up with information related to your Veterans status.

In the recent past:


1) Mr. Ross Bryant, Director of Military and Veterans Services Center at UNLV detailed all the Veterans assistance programs that he is able to offer through the UNLV campus.


2) Mr. Jim Knudsen, Veterans Services at PBS Channel 10, discussed the various community events that PBS offers to recognize Veterans and offer, among other things, access to Job Fairs.


3) Mr. Douglas Williams, Nevada Department of Human Resources, reviewed all the Veterans preference opportunities for employment with Nevada State.


4) Mr Fred Wagar, Deputy Director with Nevada Department of Veterans Services, delineated the myriad laws recently signed by Governor Sandoval that provide unique benefits to Veterans.


5) Sgt. Frank Spadlamore, US Army Recruiter in Las Vegas, presented his active-duty experience and an overview of the Service recruiting issues.


6) Mr Robert Cole, Humana representative, giving an overview of the health care options available to Veterans, including VA, Medicare, Tricare, Tricare For Life, AAvantage, and ACA.


At the October meeting, we can expect USAF Colonel Murray, Nellis Air Force Base Commander, overviewing the role of Nellis Air Force Base in supporting local Veterans, as well as his views on Military Force Development.


You must come to a meeting at Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr. to catch all this action!

 

Future Events (28Mar2018)


* Thursday, 29 March. National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Las Vegas Veterans Memorial, Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E Washington Ave, 1330. Pre-register at http://bit.ly/2EaXTFU.


* Saturday, 31 March. Southern Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposium, VA Medical Center, 1st Floor Auditorium, 6900 N Pecos Rd, 0800. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2nB1SSn.


* Saturday, 7 April. Information Table (maybe shared with others) at Resource Fair, North Las Vegas Readiness Center (Armory), 0900-1300. Setup 0800. POC: Yvette Weigold.


* Saturday/Sunday, 7-8 April. NDVS-sponsored Nevada Veterans Advocate workshop, 0800-1700, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, 1301 W Sunset Rd. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2GUIMPi.


* Wednesday, 11 April. Color Guard for ISCW Convention, Sands Convention Center, POC Chris Kleine (203-945-8968). Time TBD.


* Saturday, 14 April. Honor Flights Southern Nevada Pancake fundraiser breakfast, Applebee’s Restaurant, 5010 S Fort Apache Rd, 0800-1000.


* Saturday, 14 April. Post 76 Information Table, Veterans Health and Wellness Fair and VA Town Hall, VA Medical Center, 6900 N Pecos Rd, 1000-1500.


* Saturday, 21 April. Color Guard for Hidden Heroes Summit, Foundation of Recovery, 4800 Alpine Place, Ste 17, 0930.


* Wednesday, 25 April. Color Guard for VIC, Pacifica Senior Living, 3985 S Pearl St, 1000. Onsite NLT 0930.


* Wednesday, 25 April. Color Guard for VIC, Montara Meadows Retirement Community, 3150 E Tropicana Ave, 1300. Onsite NLT 1230. (Amy Rockwell, 702-435-3150)


* Saturday, 28 April. Information Table at National Guard Spring Fling, 1030-1330. Setup 0930, POC: Yvette Weigold.

*Thursday, 3 May. Color Guard at National Day of Prayer, Grant Sawyer Building, 1200. Onsite NLT 1130.


* Tuesday, 8 May. Color Guard at National Hardware Show, location on Strip-TBD, onsite NLT 0800.


* Thursday, 10 May. Color Guard for Association of US Postal Lessors, at Golden Nugget Casino, 129 E Fremont St, LV, onsite NLT 0830.


* Monday, 14 May. Color Guard for Vietnam unit reunion (D Troop (Air),1/1 Cavalry), Flamingo Hotel, Laughlin Rooms 1 and 2, 0900, on site NLT 0830.


* Monday, 28 May. Post 76 Memorial Day Ceremony at The Lakes South Park in Las Vegas. Details to follow


* Thursday, 14 June. Flag Folding ceremony, Legacy House of Centennial Hills, 6310 N Durango Dr, 1300.


* Saturday, 8 September. Post 76 Information Table at 4th Annual Nellis/Creech Military Veterans Patriot Celebration Day, Craigs Ranch Park, 1100-1700.


* Continue contact with High Desert Prison Program Manager, maybe in April.