Miscellaneous

March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. began commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and will continue through Veterans Day 2025.

The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families for service, valor and sacrifice in conjunction with the Commemoration.

For more information on the program, visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.

Complimentary Commemorative Pin for Veterans

Everyone who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, will receive a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin at their local Exchange during ceremonies planned throughout the day, March 29. This lapel pin, which has become a lasting memento of the Nation’s thanks, is provided in partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

For more information on the times of the March 29 ceremonies at local Exchanges, see the events list below. Those without installation access should contact their local Exchange or the installation’s Visitor Center for information on gaining access to a ceremony.

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Annual scholarship created in honor of Captain James Ahn who died on active duty for a student who served in the US Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The following is the link to the website:  CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship   

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National Links of Interest 

Department of Veteran Affairs

Vet Center

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

Actively Serving Links

The Recovery Village

Family Skills for Military Families

Employment Resources for Military Spouses

Military Servicemembers’ Guide to Starting a Business

Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty

Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families

Tips for Your Next PCS Move

Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military

For Everyone

The Military Coalition

MOAA

MOAA Travel

MOAA Member Organizations

The U.S. ARMY

The U. S. Marine Corps

The U. S. Navy

The U. S. Air Force

The U. S. Coast Guard

The Public Health Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration