244th Army Ball & 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

I am SFC Warren and I’m contacting you on behalf of the USSTRATCOM Army Element at Offutt AFB. I’d like to extend an invitation to your members, regardless of service, to join us for the Army’s 244th Birthday celebration being held at the Beardmore Event Center in Bellevue on June 7th at 6PM for the social hour and 7PM for the start of dinner.

Attached is a flyer with details about the event and below is a link for RSVPs. A cash or PayPal option is available and guests do not need a PayPal account to pay online. I’d also be happy to RSVP on behalf of guests and accept payment if that’s preferred.

Invitation CLICK HERE


Let me know if there are any questions. Have a great day.


Matthew C. Warren


Army Element SEL | J5

Offutt AFB, NE

Comm: 402-232-4854

SIPR: matthew.c.warren10.mil@mail.smil.mil

JWICS: matthew.c.warren@coe.ic.gov


AMVETS 75th National Convention – 2019-20 Proposed Resolutions

Greetings AMVETS Department Leaders,
As your National Legislative Affairs Associate, I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming AMVETS 75th National Convention, August 21-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. In the meantime, enclosed you’ll find 19 resolutions for your review and consideration at state-level department conventions.
The resolutions  ​ are arranged by subject matter. The majority originated at headquarters (HQ) and are being sent in accordance with AMVETS Constitution and Bylaws. Most are current and expiring, because they were passed at the 2017 AMVETS National Convention, but need to be renewed after two years. Since the issues they deal with remain important to veterans and our work on Capitol Hill, I hope you’ll support their re-authorization. Only one of the resolutions is being proposed by HQ for the first time.  It deals with post-traumatic growth and promising new approaches to treating the mental health needs of veterans.
Should you have any department-led resolutions you would like distributed to other states, please don’t hesitate to send them along. I would like to email them early next month, prior to the start of state conventions.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at thimes@amvets.org or 301-832-2982.
Thomas Himes
AMVETS Legislative Affairs Associate

Creighton Baseball Salute to Veterans and First Responders

Saturday May 11th 6:30 PM TD AmeriTrade Park  Creighton vs St Johns

Wanted to share the link for digital tickets for this year’s game.  Up to 4 Free tickets can be claimed by visiting the link below and entering the promo code GOJAYS




Come see military and First Responders equipment displays, skydivers, flyover, fireworks, music by Guitars4Vets and tribute to our fallen.


Enlistments will be conducted on the field between the 2nd and 3rd inning all-branches. Last year 82 future warriors took the Oath of Enlistment to a standing ovation by the over 15,000 in attendance.


Color Guard provided by Omaha Fire and Police Department and the 30′ x 50′ American Flag will be brought onto the field by the 10 schools representing America’s Heartland at the 75th D-Day Commemoration Parade in Normandy France in June 2019.

Nebraska Veterans Aid Available for Eligible Flood-Related Expenses

Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for Nebraska Veterans Aid for expenses incurred due to the recent flooding in Nebraska. This includes food, clothing, emergency housing such as hotel accommodations, and replacement of eligible flood-damaged items necessary for life safety.  

Applications must be completed through your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).
You can find your CVSO’s contact information in our online directory.

 More information on NVA flood assistance is available here.    


Additional State Resources

NEMA – March 2019 Flood Information

NE Dept. of Insurance – Consumer Alert: Resources for Nebraska Flood Victims

DHHS – Resources for Coping with Severe Weather and Flooding

DHHS – Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

NDEQ – Storm Recovery and Flooding in Nebraska

NDOT – 511 Traveler Information

VA Claims Clinic

Provided by the Veterans benefits administration Lincoln Regional office

Discharging Service members, Veterans, their families and Survivors

Discharging Service members, Veterans, their families and Survivors will be able to file disability claims, submit evidence, speak with a claims processor or healthcare representative and in some cases, have a VA medical exam completed all in one day. Additionally, representatives from Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs will be assisting with applications and benefit questions.

– There will be two ADA-compliant mobile units on site from QTC and LHI.
– Audio booth
– Radiology
– Lab collection
– Echo (if requested in advance)
– General Medicine
– Psc/Psy Medicine
– Ophthalmology (if requested in advance)

PLEASE NOTE: The Veterans Claims Clinic in O’Neill will now be held at the O’Neill Community Center at 501 South 4th St.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Contact your County Veteran Service Officer or the State Service Office at 402-420-4021.

AMVETS Post 13 new monthly meeting date

AMVETS Post 13 new monthly meeting date has been changed from the first Monday of every month, 7 PM TO the first Wednesday of every month, 7 PM. The location stays the same, VFW Post 8334, 5083 S 136th St, Omaha, NE 68137

This change takes effect for the April 2019 monthly meeting.