Groups to Contact


There are a range of groups that may be interested in pressing for a review of Army MEDEVAC policies and procedures. These groups have a national organization along with local chapters. If the national body is unresponsive, then be sure to contact the local chapter to urge it to become involved.

These organizations may be unaware of the issue since there has been limited media coverage to date. Offer to direct them to this site to allow them to research the topic to their satisfaction.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Annually, the 2.1 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 11 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. Local posts can be located here.  The organization also has a Facebook page.

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Local posts can be found via the search tool on the home page:

 

 

The organization also has a Facebook page.

Blue Star Mothers

Historically, Blue Star Mothers are mothers of active duty members of the U.S. military.

Mission Statement:

U.S. Code: Title 36; Section 943

The purposes of the corporation shall be: to perpetuate the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of  the Armed Forces; the further object of this organization shall be patriotic, educational, social, and for service; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States; to educate our members and others not to divulge military, naval, or other Government information; to assist in veterans’ ceremonies, to attend patriotic rallies and meetings; to foster true democracy; to care for the unsupported mothers who gave their sons to the service of the Nation; to aid in bringing about recognition of the need of permanent civilian defense for each community and to ever be alert against invasion of un-American activities; to uphold the American institutions of freedom, justice, and equal rights, and to defend the United States from all enemies.

Local chapters can be found here. The organization also has a Facebook page.

Gold Star Mothers

American Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.

Local chapters can be found here.  The organization also has a Facebook page.

 

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