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​Updated 23Nov2015

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Sons of AMVETS Thankful

The New York State Sons of AMVETS wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!  We give thanks for all our veterans past & present for protecting us all these years and we thank their families for allowing them to do such a great job.

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  SONS OF AMVETS National Headquarters Open

The new headquarters for National Sons of AMVETS is now open in the AMVETS building in Lanham, MD.  The address is National Sons of AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Blvd,  Lanham, MD 20706. Phone: 301-683-4099 and fax number is 301-683-3099.  Ramona Joyner is the new Administrative Assistant and you can email her at All forms are being updated with the new address and completion will be announced.

As the Incoming NYS Sons of AMVETS Commander I would like to introduce Canine Companions for Independence as my Commander’s Project for the 2015-2016 Year---Patrick Mitchell, Sons of AMVETS Dept New York Commander 2015-2016

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with Disabilities.  Established in 1975 in Santa Rosa, California, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs.  CCI also has a fully operational center located on the Miller Campus in Medford, NY.  Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.


On June 6 the NYS Sons of AMVETS held their 2015-16 Installation of Officers in Binghamton, NY.  The NYS Sons would like to thank incoming AMVETS State Commander Rich DeJesu and incoming AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Kathy Ballard as well as the many AMVETS and Auxiliary Members that took the time to attend our Installation Ceremony.  We also thank Sons of AMVETS National 3rd Vice Cmdr Harold Collins for administering the oath of office.


Pictured (L-R) Les Baker Immediate Past Commander; Chip Smith 1st Vice Commander; John Cerny 2nd Vice Commander; Ben Gladding 3rd Vice Commander; Patrick Mitchell Commander; Scott Devery Adjutant; Lee Smith Judge Advocate; Paul Conto Provost Marshall; Bill Clemens Finance Officer and Dan Tamburlin Chaplain. Not available for photo Richard Beaulieu Convention Chair.

Post 88 will be sending out packages to the Troops for the holidays.  Please give me the names of any soldiers you know of who are serving overseas.  They can be any soldier not just members families.
 Rich Rossi

VAVS Representatives Needed!!

The Sons of AMVETS need VAVS volunteers--can you spare a little time each month to help your local VA medical center?  As a national group, we have volunteers at fewer than 15 VAMC's across the country.  If you are a volunteer, next time you visit VAMC, be sure your hours are listed to Group #322(Sons of AMVETS) and not listed under AMVETS.  For more info on becoming a Sons VAVS Rep--email

Cmdr Dan Briggs' National Project is to fund and reserrect the Activity Kits that have been discontinued by VA.