The Vessey Chapter of AUSA Veterans Discount list(s)


The Vessy Chapter of the AUSA has a list of veterans benefits and discounts here that is very good.  It might be the most comprehensive I have ever come across.  There is a Minnesota list, and a national list.  Check it out and leave a comment or two for the rest of us?


National Benefits

Read about Minnesota Legislative Update here.

Down loadable Notebook for wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families.

Your GI Bill Rate for 2009 is $47,556.! Get the GI Bill Guide and see all the changes.

Special Offer for Members of the Military 19 May Saints Game
$30 Ticket Package includes:
($40 Retail Value)
•General Admission Game Ticket
•Voucher for a Hot Dog and Soft Drink
•Khaki St. Paul Saints Baseball Hat
•Special AUSA Coin
A portion of each ticket package goes to the Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. Chapter of AUSA!
Tickets can be printed online at the time of purchase. Tickets not purchased online will be held at the will call window.
2009 AUSA Flyer.pdf
Sponsors and/or cash donations for expenses are needed ASAP. Can you help? Would you like to volunteer? Please contact Katie Roach at [email protected] or 651-766-8062

Read about last year’s event: Saints Opener & Military Appreciation Night Wrap up- read all about it here.

Vet-to-Vet Connection support group for female veterans.
Started April 23rd at The Humphrey Institute, Room 175
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55445
Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7PM
Contact: Kris at 612-616-7031

Minnesota Veteran Affairs Job Fair
Wednesday 27 May 2009 at Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Park, MN.
Click here for more information

Month of the Military Child – April 2009

April is the “Month of the Military Child.” Since it began in 1986, the Department of Defense (DOD) has teamed with various partners to recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children. More than 1.7 million American children under the age of 18 have at least one parent serving in the military. It is estimated the U.S. Army has more than 900,000 military children with one or both parents having deployed multiple

Throughout April, U.S. Army installations world-wide will conduct a variety of fun and exciting events, during which senior leaders will visually and verbally recognize the sacrifices and challenges of military children.

MAC-V Stand Down 19-20 May 2009
Full story here
MACV StandDown 2009 Provider Registration.doc
StandDown 2009 Volunteer Registration Form.doc

Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin are pleased to recognize the moms who manage to put their families first through all the challenges of a military lifestyle. We are now accepting nominations for our second Military Motherhood Award. Nominate your favorite military mom for a $5,000 prize and a trip to a Washington, D.C. for a reception in her honor.

Anyone can nominate a deserving military mom. Nominees must possess a current military ID. To nominate, please fill in the form below with an essay describing why she deserves to be recognized as a role model for her family and her community. Entries will be judged on the nominee’s circumstances, her accomplishments and the quality of the submission. Entries close midnight April 24.
Nominate a special mom today!

AUSA Resolution 2009.pdf

Free health care to Veterans & their families. As part of the Warrior to Citizen Campaign, Northwester Health Services University & Adler Graduate School are partnering to offer FREE health care services to Minnesota military personal & their families including chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, psychological therapy, and family counseling. For more information contact the clinics below:
De Rusha Clinical Education Center
Edith Davis Teaching Clinic
Burnsville Natural Care Center

Wounded Warrior Free Vacations McGregor Resorts are offering limited free vacations to returning Veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan for Wounded Service Members in 2009 May14-17, May 28-31 and August 2-9, 2009.
Call Kevin McLaughlin 952-401-4853, Steve Anderson 952-401-4846 or Stephenie Kohl 952-401-4872 for more information.

Benefit Alert for Service members and Veterans
Your GI Bill will pay you up to $47,556. This money is not a loan and can be used to pay for a college degree or professional certificate.

Don’t let this money go to waste. Your GI Bill expires 10 years after separation. Start taking classes to move your career forward. Click here for more information

700 + Businesses offering discounts

Disabled Minnesota veterans may have property tax relief.

United Airlines offering Military discounts thru 12/2008 click here

MILITARY DISCOUNT 1 Nov-31 Dec 7 days a week
Immediate family members of those currently serving in the
military or veterans and their immediate family members may receive Military discount at Country Inn and Suites, Elk River
Their regular rates are between $89-$149. With a Military
Discount, the rates for a Standard Room is $70 and a Suite is $80.

Free Military Appreciation Concert St. Paul Chamber 2PM Saturday 20 December 2008. First come, first served basis call now! 651.291.1144

40% Military Discounts at Kohl’s resort in MN Click here

Americanism Youth Conference The 2009 program is scheduled for March 5-8. Participating students will have all registration costs covered and receive a travel stipend to attend. Deadline for application is 1 December. Click here for more details.

Military Kids is a Foundation that can support youth sports, fine arts, and education programs for school-age children who have a parent deployed.
The child is limited to one grant for one activity. The Grant will cover up to six months of instructions, lessons, or tutoring with a maximum award of $500 per child.
Apply online or call 703.734.6654.

Scholarship for Military Children Click here

The Minnesota Fraternity of Masons is awarding $200,000 in special scholarships and grants available to members of the Minnesota National Guard and Reserve Units who have served in combat zones since 9/11/2001. Scholarship Application2.pdf

Patriot Express Loan Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is taking steps to increase awareness of its new Patriot Express Loan program. Patriot Express is designed specifically for veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and their spouses, who want to start or expand a small business.
Since its launch six months ago, the program produced more than 670 SBA-guaranteed loans with an average loan amount of nearly $101,000. The initiative builds upon the counseling assistance and procurement support the SBA provides each year to more than 100,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and Reserve members. For more information, visit the Patriot Express

Military Youth Opportunities Click here

Providing Ongoing Support to Family and Friends of all
Military Service Members

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