American Legion Post 16 Lapeer, Michigan
American Legion Post 16 Lapeer, Michigan

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Lapeer County community. Join our Post as a Booster or sponsor.  100% of the funds raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION   

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF
DD 214 OR DISCHARGE.

NEW MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

 

1. Complete American Legion Membership application by clicking on "APPLICATION" button.

 

 Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at the Post.)

 

2. COPY OF DD214  DISCHARGE

 

(Click this link for DD214 Discharge Application)
 

 

3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues. (Amount Shown on Application). Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.

 

4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.

 

5. Please see eligibility dates below.

 

TRANSFERS

 

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

 

                                 a. Completed Member Data Form.
                                       b.
 COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE

                                  c. COPY OF MEMBERSHIP CARD

 

6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES
 

 

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

 

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

 

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

 

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably. :

 

For any questions please contact our membership chairman, or stop at the Post.

 

Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.

 

 

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

1. Complete American Legion Membership application by clicking on "APPLICATION" button.

 Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at the Post.)

2. COPY OF DD214  DISCHARGE

(Click this link for DD214 Discharge Application)
 

3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues. (Amount Shown on Application). Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.

4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.

5. Please see eligibility dates below.

TRANSFERS

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

                                 a. Completed Member Data Form.
                                       b.
 COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE

                                  c. COPY OF MEMBERSHIP CARD

6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

ELIGIBILITY DATES
 

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably. :

For any questions please contact our membership chairman, or stop at the Post.

Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.

Membership Requirements

Veteran Solutions

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US Government Made Easy For Veterans

http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

 

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VA Loan Information

http://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg

 

TriCare

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http://www.tricare.mil/

 

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http://www.ssa.gov/

 

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

 

Featured PTSD News

Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens


The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

PTSD News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website

NURSING HOMES UPDATE

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.

 Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

More information Click Here

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
 

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
 

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
 

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

 

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
 

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
 

Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc
 

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
 

Online version http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp


PDF Download in English http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf


VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC

Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless

VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov

VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking

 

VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov 

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Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
www.va.gov/womenvet
 

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National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
 

 Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.

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For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam 

The Vietnam Womens Memorial Project's new website is at: 
VWMP

 

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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36901376727

Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance

http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/

 

 

Support Us

 American Legion Post 16

 welcomes any kind

of volunteer support.

 If you would like to help

out, please contact us

for a list of our needed volunteer opporitunities.

 

 

 

 

American Legion Post 16 Lapeer
 1701 West Genesee St.
Lapeer, MI 48446

 

Phone: 810 664-9312

 

Email

americanlegion16@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Office Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday

9:00 AM. - 4:00 PM.

Saturday:

9:00 AM. - 2:00 PM.

CLUB LOUNGE HOURS

 

Tues - Friday 2 - 11 pm 

Sat - 3 pm - 12 pm.

Sunday - 12 - 9 pm

 

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