VA and Walgreens Team Up to Provide Flu Vaccinations to Veterans

The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area) to receive a vaccination at no cost.  Vaccinations will be available throughMarch 31, 2017.

Veterans wishing to receive the no cost vaccination simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens to receive the vaccination.

In addition, after the Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine Walgreens will transmit that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical record.

VA is committed to keeping Veteran patients healthy, and during this flu season, vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of flu.  No matter where you live, visit your local VA clinic or Walgreens to get a free flu shot.

AMVETS Pool Tournament Event September 3, 2016

AMVETS post 25 is hosting a pool tournament to provide funds for a carillon at the new Omaha Veterans Cemetery. The event is September 3, 2017, 12:30 PM (noon), Big Johns Billiards, 9819 M street, Omaha, NE. entry fee $25.00 per person, winner prize $200.00.

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Patriot Guard escorts remains of World War II Marine to Grand Island

Friday’s heavy rain couldn’t stop the several determined men and women who made it their mission to see a fellow comrade home. The remains of U.S. Marine Pvt. Dale Geddes arrived at Eppley Airfield before continuing on to his hometown of Grand Island.

“It’s always sad to have to escort a veteran to their final journey.” That’s why Nebraska Patriot Guard ride captain Ronald Dupell and dozens of others traveled behind the hearse carrying Pvt. Geddes’ remains to Grand Island. “It’s very, very humbling that so many people are willing to give their time and their effort and their own monies to support this.”

Pvt. Geddes died at age 21 in the Battle of Tarawa, which took place November 20th-23rd in 1943 as American troops fought to capture the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. About 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed and another 2,000 wounded. It appears he was killed by a sniper while trying to help a wounded comrade. His remains were among 35 recovered last year.

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