This is our Tennessee State pin. The five battlefield crosses represent the five military members who were killed by a terrorist in Chattanooga on July 16, 2016. Remember the fallen represent all of the military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
August 7-11, 2018
AMVETS 74th National Convention
LATEST AMVETS TENNESSEE NEWS
Polk County AMVETS Post 911 posted colors at the Etowah Fireworks festival on July 4. Ken Bates, Provost Marshall and Jessica Govero, 2nd Vice Commander raised the American flag. Boy scouts from troop 74 also assisted in ensuring that the flag was unfolded without it touching the ground! Great job Post 911 on a job well done!
As State Commander Dept of Tennessee, I hereby approve the implementation of the Disaster Relief Program to be in effect to help our fellow Americans who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.
I have been in discussions with the Director of Operation Compassion based here in Cleveland. He has stated that there are many homes and businesses destroyed or damaged by the hurricane. He stated that in New Bern, North Carolina there are over 4,000 homes and businesses that are damaged or destroyed, 10,000 people in shelters and asked for the help of the AMVETS.
It is our duty to assist our fellow Americans in their time of need!
The AMVETS Department of Tennessee will send a letter to all our posts in the state to request their help if they so choose.
Cash donations may be sent to AMVETS State Headquarters.
The Director stated that cleaning supplies, water and non perishable foods are needed for posts that wish to donate supplies.
Drop off points will be State Headquarters and Post 2 in Oak Ridge.
Please let us all join together to help support our fellow Americans!
Thank you and may God bless America!
State Commander Dept of Tennessee AMVETS
Cleveland AMVETS Post 13 have placed over 400 American flags to honor our veterans for Independence Day. Every grave represents a veteran who once stood proudly in their uniform in defending our country. Americans will never forget the sacrifices that these veterans made in order that we should remain a free country. We are the land of the free because of the brave! The picture of the people who helped are Andrew Koob Jason Koob, Daniel Koob and Mahayla Koob.
Post Commander of the year for Tennessee AMVETS was awarded to Mark Frederick of Post 22!
Mark is a true leader of his post! He exemplifies the dedication and perseverance that a Post Commander must have in running the post! Membership in his post continues to rise and reflects the leadership of Mark! Post 22 was also the Tennessee AMVETS Post of the year! This honor was from the outstanding performance by the post members of Post 22! From raising a Flagpole at an assisted living facility to providing food to the needy these post members were there to help our veterans and our community! The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and the AMVETS Sons were there beside our veterans to accomplish the mission that the post had undertaken! Congratulations Mark and all the post members for a job well done!
Colonel Jimmy Williams spoke a patriotic address and said the opening prayer at Cleveland Elks Lodge Flag Day Ceremony at the Elks Lodge! A true Patriot with a great love for the American flag and for the United States that we both served for in the military!
Post 62 of Memphis TN Commander Lee Buchschacker and post 21 of Rogersville TN Ray Hice receive there new post charters from Department Commander Dan Koob and Public Relations Officer Gordon Mikitka at the Tennessee Department convention on June 10th.
The Cleveland Elks Lodge and AMVETS Post 13 presented a Memorial Day Service to 5 assisted living facilities in Bradley County.
Our veterans were honored at the facilities with a supply bag in honor of their service to our country! Our veterans at Garden Plaza are puctured. The service honored our military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. Over 1.2 million Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country! Lest we never forget!
The AMVETS recently held a golf tournament in Athens.
Many thanks to Deric Everett in chairing this event. Shown are Mike Church, Deric Everett and the winners of the tournament.
AMVETS Post 22 recently conducted a Flagpole Dedication Ceremony at Cloverhill Senior Living Facility in Maryville.
A Flagpole was dedicated along with an American flag. Local congressional representatives were there along with the Mayor. The Post honored the veteran residents of the facility with a hand salute and patriotic hat.
New State Judge Advocate Jim Ferguson is being sworn into office….
by Daniel Koob State Commander of Tennessee AMVETS. Congratulations Jim!
New Tazwell AMVETS Post 31 received their new charter on March 17 at the SEC meeting.
State Commander of Tennessee AMVETS Daniel Koob presented the charter to Post Commander Jeff Levesque and 1st Vice Commander Ken Johnson. Congratulations to the new post of Tennessee!
AMVETS Post 1776 members standing honor guard in front of the Vietnam memorial wall…
That lists the names of all military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. Commander Ron Bottomly, Jim Ferguson and Michael Jackson standing duty. May these military members never be forgotten!!!
Department of Tennessee AMVETS presented a $2000 check to St. Judes Hospital…
in recognition of the outstanding work done by the hospital in caring for the children of the world. Pictured are Alex Fountain, St. Judes Representative, State Commander Daniel Koob and Public Relations Officer Gordon Mikitka.
At the National 3rd District Meeting
of AMVETS in Alexandria Louisiana
With Richard Holt 2nd Vice Commander of the Department of Tennessee AMVETS, National Commander of AMVETS Marion Polk and State Commander of Tennessee AMVETS Daniel Koob. Please Stand and respect our American flag and our country!!!
NEW TN AMVETS POST
Highland AMVETS Post #44 in Cookeville, TN
Commander Jason Murphy gets his charter.
AMVETS, which is also known as American Veterans, is the largest and oldest veterans service organization that is open to and fights for all veterans and their families.
AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.