— AARP will host a pair of National TeleTown Halls on Tuesday, November 13 on scams targeting veterans. The calls are free and open to all who served and their families. AARP is hosting these teletown halls, following Veteran’s Day, in collaboration with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to share information about Operation Protect Veterans; a joint effort to raise awareness of scams targeting Veterans, Military and their Families, and to warn Veterans about scams that specifically target them. …

— We’re proud to help those who defended America by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP The AARP family would like to say thank you this Veterans Day to those who have served in America’s armed forces, and to say we appreciate your sacrifices. We’re also aware that military families deal with some unique problems. At least 4 million of our members are in the military or are veterans. One thing we’ve learned about those in the military, or with an armed services background, is that they …

— They are often the forgotten people in war, but never in its remembrance – the wives and families of those fallen in military service. Since its founding in 1945 at the end of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, the wives of those who died in combat, has been providing emotional and practical support to those families. Now Gold Star Wives are reaching out to help honor and acknowledge another often forgotten military contingent, veterans of the Vietnam …

— As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, no doubt many Texans know well the sacrifices made in service of our nation. The state had about 164,000 active-duty and reserve military personnel as of 2017, second only to California. And roughly 1.6 million veterans lived in Texas last year, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Texas’s estimated veteran population makes up roughly 8 percent of the state’s adult population, according to Veterans Affairs, including about 628,000 veterans …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Taylor Arnold, a senior at Starkville Academy. Here’s what Coach Chase Nicholson said: “Taylor Arnold is an exceptional student.” Coach Nicholson also teaches Taylor in Advanced Placement Government. Taylor is one of four captains. He also plays running back, quarter back, wide …

— Volunteers are needed to wrap Christmas gifts for military veterans at the Idaho State Veterans Home on Saturday, November 17th. Volunteers do not need to bring anything other than their enthusiasm. Gifts, wrapping materials, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up for one of the two established shifts: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. AARP Idaho will provide a pizza lunch for both groups starting at 12:30. You can sign up for either shift here. Take the opportunity to visit with …

— AARP California is forming a Veterans Advisory Council to help us build a strategy for serving and working with veterans and organizations across the state.  The Council will also review any veteran-related bills in the legislature and make recommendations to the state director on appropriate action. The ideal member will have experience in one or more of the following areas:  general veterans’ issues, veterans with disabilities, self-employed veterans, veterans who are caregivers, young/student veterans, etc. This is a VOLUNTEER role. …

—   The following is a guest blog from AARP Maryland’s former state president and Vietnam veteran, Clarence “Tiger” Davis. Having been born during the first year of World War II, I have seen and endured war up close and personal. I was four years old when my mother received the telegraph that her little brother had been killed in Germany. She passed out and we (my brother, sister and I) thought she had died. Soon thereafter, my other uncles and …

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— Thank you for your service! AARP Georgia salutes veterans. For more information about how AARP values our veterans, please check out this link: https://bit.ly/2DqQBxz Posted by AARP Georgia on Wednesday, November 7, 2018