The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begins deciding Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 claims, Jan. 1, 2020, extending the presumption of herbicide exposure that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
During this Veterans Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard have made in serving our Nation where and when they were needed.
This year we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of our Corps.
Happy Birthday Marines, Semper Fidelis
Meet June Fremont, Marine and ‘True American’. As one of the pioneering women to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, June Fremont chatted with Eleanor Roosevelt, met Harry Truman and marched with other servicewomen behind the casket during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral procession.
We need your help to restore and repair the Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) Veteran Center located at 7011 S. Vincennes, Chicago, Illinois 60621. We are asking for at least 50 volunteers to help work in our veteran center on November 11, 2019. The deadline to sign up is November 8, 2019. Sign up at: https://form.jotform.com/92934088640161
Celebrating 244 Years! Happy Birthday to the United States Navy!
The Montford Point Marine Association has been given the go-ahead to start the road to recovery for a deteriorating veterans hall founded by the nation’s first black Marines.