Post 76 Las Vegas, NV, Nevada
Post 76 was first Charted in 1994, and is one of the many American legion post in Nevada. We are based in Las Vegas. Our meetings are generally held on the third Sunday of the month.
Welcome to the official website for American Legion Post 76 in Las Vegas, Nevada! The purpose of this site is to present information for local veterans [of all eras] and their families, along with information which can be of use to veterans around the U.S. We will offer the ability to view our newsletter online, list local and national resources, and list events that Post 76 is involved with.
The links above will take you to the various partitions of this site. We will update information when appropriate and add more when we have more. We intend this site to be easy to use, and full of useful or interesting facts. Visit the pages in this site to see what help is available in Nevada, what events are upcoming in Las Vegas and around the country, and what the American Legion Post 76 is all about.
YOUR POST 76 OFFICERS
COMMANDER Joel Forman
Phone: (702) 360-5833
1st VICE CMDR. Mike Percival
Phone: (702) 534-1667
2nd VICE CMDR. Jeff White
Phone: (702) 445-7988
SERVICE OFFICER Frank Timbers
Phone: (702) 228-0889
FINANCE OFFICER Stuart Cohen
Phone: (702) 673-0613
CHAPLAIN Bob Martin
Phone: (702) 375-4579
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS Andy Agan
Phone: (702) 242-0602
HISTORIAN Evie Hallas
Phone: (702) 255-9995
Bob Jagemann (702) 476-4230
Jack Ford (702) 228-4810
Marvin Morgenthal (702) 395-9874
Spirit of Freedom
Nevada Post 76
P.O. Box 34012
Las Vegas, NV 89133
Upcoming events for post 76
E-Board Meeting — January 8, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Summerlin Trails Center.
GENERAL MEETING — January 18, 2015, 1:30 pm at Durango Hills YMCA
E-Board Meeting — February 12, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Summerlin Trails Center.
GENERAL MEETING — February 15, 2015, 1:30 pm at Durango Hills YMCA
DISTRICT 2 Meeting 10:00 am on Saturday, March 7, 2015
[ Post 10 — 1905 "H" Street, Las Vegas, NV 89106]
E-Board Meeting — March 12, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Summerlin Trails Center.
GENERAL MEETING — March 15, 2015, 1:30 pm at Durango Hills YMCA
E-Board Meeting — April 9, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Summerlin Trails Center.
GENERAL MEETING — April 19, 2015, 1:30 pm at Durango Hills YMCA
E-Board Meeting — May 14, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Summerlin Trails Center.
PAST SPEAKERS & UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Post 76 Guest Speaker Program
We encourage you to come to our regular monthly meetings to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Legionnaires. We have a guest speaker at every meeting, and he/she is sure to capture your interest with the varied topics they present. A sampling of past speakers who have shared their experiences with us are:
a. Joanna Harrison,
a representative from the Clark County Veterans Court. She is the Las Vegas Justice Court Coordinator for veterans and active duty personnel who enter the Clark County judicial system. She is a former military wife who understands the issues veterans and their families face. She recently helped create the LVJC Veterans Treatment court and seeks support from the community to actively assist veterans and their families. She and her staff intervene in the Clark County justice system when a veteran is involved and who might respond to certain professional rehabilitation procedures. The rules are strict and veterans in the program must meet stringent requirements to complete it and have their records expunged. Great advantages for veterans affected by the emotional trauma of being in war-related areas and scenarios. Judge Joe Bonaventure, who was recently selected as Chief Judge of Las Vegas Justice Court, accompanied Ms.Harrison and spoke briefly to the members about the advantages of the Veterans Court.
b. Donna Forman
is the owner of and Janet Edberg is the dog trainer for Pets for Vets, a service that pairs dogs with Veterans for physical or mental disabilities and also for children of Vets, especially for PTSD sufferers. They train the dogs to notice when owners are not relaxed by sensing their anxiety levels and helping them relax and enjoy a more normal life, going outside, etc. They train only dogs, which requires funding to operate. At first they are companion dogs--not service dogs; there is a process involved to further the training of dogs. A Veteran is given the dog, training for him/her, a bed, and 1 month food supply at no cost. Pets4Vets pays for everything.
PTSD dogs, after training, are allowed to go anywhere (do need a doctor’s note). It is proven that having a dog lowers blood pressure; it is a wonderful service for our Veterans.
There is usually a waiting list with a 6-week training course required per dog/person. Under Federal law there is a timeframe for training, which is up to the trainer, for public service dogs; all that’s required is 1 full task to assist--Janet has a minimum of 5 tasks.
VA Hospital can ask for certification of completion of training to have dog in facilities; unfortunately it is very hard to distinguish between real and fake service dogs. The ADA does not specify training certificates.
c. Victor Agtonton,
VA Special Programs Section, Agent Orange Point-of-Contact
-- Explained process by which veterans can make Agent Orange-related claims.
-- Noted that there are 14 specific medical maladies that are connected with Agent Orange exposure.
-- Provided explanation of all areas, besides boots-on-the-ground in Vietnam, that the VA recognizes as potential for exposure.
-- Provided brochures for information, points-of-contact and claims procedures.
d. Ashley Gordon
United Healthcare/Tricare Representative for Nevada.
-- New to Las Vegas, came from Hill AFB, UT
-- Explained the difference between Tricare Standard and Prime
-- Provided brochures for info and enrollment
-- Explained the differences in pharmacy services from receiving prescriptions at Nellis AFB versus CVS/Target, etc. Also included information on home delivery and the benefits of utilizing that service.
-- Went over Tricare for Life and connection to Medicare Parts A & B.
e. Bob Donaghy,
who is a Legion member of Post 40, a Legion Rider, a Road Captain of Nevada Patriot Guard, as well as a great guy presented details of his involvement with Horses4Heroes. This is program to help vets deal with mental issues such as PTSD. The alarming suicide rate among all ages of active, retired, and discharged military stoked Mr. Donaghy’s fervor to help those afflicted with this insidious impairment. He actively seeks patients who have PTSD symptoms, and their families, to get into the program and experience the healing effects that can come from being closely involved with horses.
f. Alvin Cuasay,
who is a representative of Goodwill Industries, addressed members on his involvement with Goodwill’s Career Connections program. Mr. Cuasay, who is a retired Navy veteran, provided much interesting detail on how his group can assist veterans in transitioning from a military culture to a civilian culture, where job prospects are to be found. His services extend to active duty and retired military and their families.
We strive to have guest speakers that cater to the interests and needs of our members. In the near future we will have an Outreach Coordinator from the State of Nevada, Aging and Disability Services Division to provide information on recognizing and dealing with Medicare and Social Security fraud.
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