— At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and women.  In honor of Memorial Day, AARP is pleased to offer a special discounted membership rate to all new and renewing members. Call 855-875-3733 to take advantage of our limited-time 25% off discount on your AARP membership.  When you join or renew today, we will work alongside you and our other 37 million members to protect the benefits they have …

— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at The Arena at Southaven, located on 7360 Highway 51 North in Southaven. With nearly 6 million members who are Veterans, AARP is committed to aiding Veterans in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. AARP is working to become a go-to source for help …

— AARP Veterans Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for Veterans Hacksaw Ridge free screening – April 27, 2017 – Rialto Theater, Casper, Wy Cheyenne Military May celebration – May 20, 2017 – Cheyenne VA, Cheyenne, WY Wyoming National Guard Annual Retiree Forum – Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Joint Force Readiness Center, Cheyenne, WY Veterans in the Spotlight – Stories from AARP about veterans and their issues across the U.S. Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush’s third act includes helping veterans—and …

— By Tom Scherberger A Naval Academy graduate, Ken Reinhardt spent four years in the Navy before working in the airline and manufacturing industries as an engineering and production manager. “I left active duty in 1967, and for years I wasn’t eligible for VA benefits,” Reinhardt said. “At an AARP event in Orlando in 2010, the gentleman at a VA booth encouraged me to apply again and, lo and behold, I was deemed eligible. I use the VA for an annual …

— They’ve served their country, and now AARP Mississippi is giving back by sponsoring a special town hall for veterans on Thursday, June 8, in DeSoto County. Presenters will discuss issues that affect veterans and their families, such as Social Security, caregiving and fraud. Veterans are targeted in a variety of scams, such as fake military discounts for real estate, illegitimate “charities” that claim to be raising money for veterans, and offers to “buy out” military disability benefits or pensions at …

— AARP Hawaii is encouraging members to participate in island traditions to honor our veterans. On Oahu, AARP volunteers will be helping with Girl Scout’s “Lei of Aloha” project to make 10,000 lei to decorate the graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe and on Maui, members are encouraged to donate flowers or help make lei for the county’s annual “Blossoms for the Brave” lei-making effort on May 26. The Girl Scouts will be collecting flower donations and making …

— For decades, the public drinking water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was contaminated with hazardous chemicals. Countless Veterans were unknowingly exposed to these chemicals. A new Department of Veterans Affairs rule makes it easier for Veterans to receive service connected disability compensation for diseases resulting from this exposure. The VA now presumes that eight medical conditions are the result of past service at Camp Lejeune. DO I QUALIFY FOR THE PRESUMPTION? If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune for …

— For veterans and active duty members of the military who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or …

— by  Darrell Eickhoff, USAF ret and member of AARP SC executive council AARP has undertaken the initiative to determine how AARP should honor and support our veterans and their families. A kickoff meeting was held in Washington, DC 0n October 3 & 4, 2016. South Carolina was one of nine states asked to participate in a pilot project due largely to AARP SC’s past efforts in veteran programs. Other states participating are: AL, AZ, KY, MI, MT, NC, TN, and …

— Maryland State Delegate Barbara Robinson has recognized AARP Maryland for its commitment to honoring all U.S. military personnel who served during the Vietnam War. Under the leadership and initiative of volunteer and Baltimore resident John Henkel, AARP Maryland has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and presented more than 600 Vietnam and Vietnam-Era veterans with an official Welcome Home lapel pin and Presidential Proclamation honoring their service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation.