— AARP Tennessee has teamed up with AARP Kentucky to cosponsor the third annual Welcome Home festival for veterans Sept. 13-16 in Clarksville. The Volunteer State is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Clarksville is home to Fort Campbell, one of the largest Army bases in the nation. The event will feature a parade; the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall; food, wine and other beverages; and a concert Saturday evening. The celebration aims to honor and support everyone who served …

— AARP Kentucky has teamed up with AARP Tennessee to cosponsor the third annual Welcome Home festival for veterans Sept. 13-16 in Clarksville, Tenn. The Volunteer State is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Clarksville is home to Fort Campbell, one of the largest Army bases in the nation. The event will feature a parade; the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall; food, wine and other beverages; and a concert Saturday evening. The celebration aims to honor and support everyone who …

— Earlier this month, 13 AARP members and volunteers helped collect more than 1,000 pounds in food donations for Nassau County veterans service agency VetMart. Volunteers stood outside the entrance to the Carl Place Stop&Shop and encouraged patrons to pick up a few extra items for the food drive while they did their usual shopping. The outpouring of generosity and compassion from the community was incredible – Donations came in by the bagful! Some shoppers handed over more in donations than …

— On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits. The unexpected loss of a family member is a difficult experience for anyone. Social Security helps by providing benefits to protect service …

— 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 …