— Five organizations known for helping this nation’s military veterans have come together to sponsor a Veterans Golf Tournament at Kendrick Golf Course in Sheridan, June 15. Registration for the event ends June 7. AARP Wyoming’s Sheridan Community Action Team (CAT), Disabled Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Sheridan VA Health Care System, and Volunteers of America have joined forces to sponsor and administer the event. “This is a golf tournament for veterans, by veterans,” says Sheridan CAT member …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. The Community Service Committee’s goal for 2019 is to provide numerous opportunities for our members to serve the Fredericksburg community. We have scheduled the following service projects: Assist the Disabled American Veterans’ volunteers …

— AARP Idaho salutes those who have served and still serve. Did you know that 80% of veterans have encountered veteran or military specific scams? Please join us in Lewiston at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual state convention for an important discussion on how to identify veteran specific scams and how to stay protected from fraud and identity theft. AARP volunteers John Spurny USAF (Ret) and Tom Ressler,  USAF (Ret) will show you the various ways sophisticated con artists are …

— Would you like to preserve a veteran’s story in the Library of Congress? We are working with the Yakima office of Congressman Dan Newhouse to provide training on how to conduct interviews to the Library’s standards and also how to submit historical material for the collection. The Library has guidelines that make it simple for you to get a good interview that will become a part of our nation’s history. Find out how from a trainer who is coming to …

— The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. So, what did AARP Maryland actually accomplish for Veterans during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session? Well, now you will find out! After offering testimony on over 30 legislative initiatives, we were successful in the passage of SEVEN Veteran-friendly items! Senator Will Smith and Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins sponsored bills (two bills, one law) guaranteeing that the surviving spouse of a military retiree will attain …

— On the night of Sine Die, AARP Maryland advocacy volunteers are celebrating a slew of legislative victories during the 2019 General Assembly Session, including measures to promote affordable prescription drugs, protect nursing home patients, support veterans and combat energy rate hikes. “Our remarkable AARP volunteers and staff fought valiantly this session to address the high cost of prescriptions and many other measures of importance to the 50+ and their families.  And our efforts paid off” said Hank Greenberg, State Director of …

— The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. The Maryland General Assembly session wraps up on Monday, April 8th. You know what that means? Time to shift focus to BASEBALL SEASON — GO NATS! It is also time to start gearing up for next years legislative session! Regardless of this sessions’ outcomes, there is still so much work remaining to make Maryland a more retirement friendly state. Last month, I mentioned testifying …

— The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. On Thursday, February 7, Governor Hogan signed a proclamation declaring 2019 as Maryland’s “Year of the Veteran.” Many veterans and family members joined the governor at the Maryland State House for the announcement and the reception that followed. Now onward toward making this “Year of the Veteran” truly meaningful, namely by enacting veterans-related legislation. Early this session, I had the opportunity to interview U.S. …

— AARP salutes those who have served and still serve. We support our veterans and their families with information on career support, caregiving resources, community connections and more. It’s why we’re proud to recognize Veterans that served during the Vietnam Era and their families. Join Our Vietnam Veteran Era Appreciation Program AARP Virginia is helping veterans face their unique challenges so they can discover their Real Possibilities. Learn how we can help you and your family at aarp.org/veterans Saturday, March 30, …

— In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to feature a personal story from our former state president Clarence “Tiger” Davis. Tiger reflects upon his experiences as a black Vietnam veteran reintegrating into a society that did not wholeheartedly welcome him with open arms. However, despite the racism and violence cast on to people that looked like him, he still stood tall for his country. He believed in America and despite the hostility at home, wanted to serve and …