Our Mission: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.
August 2019 Newsletter
Chapter Commander Tom Wendel
Greetings! Welcome to Chapter 10's August Newsletter. Thank you for being a member of DAV and interested in serving our fellow disabled veterans.

I want to thank all of our volunteers. As you will see further in this newsletter, our volunteers have made tremendous impacts at our Information Seminar and at the cleaning of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. You have all been awesome and I thank each of you for assisting us in keeping the promise to the men and women who served. I was very humbled and proud to appear on stage at the 98th DAV National Convention to accept Chapter 10's recognition award for cleaning the  American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. Thank you for allowing me to be the Commander of such great members and volunteers.

As a reminder, we will meet on Saturday August 17, 2019. We hope to see you there.
News You Need to Know
VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C
VA has reached a significant milestone, having cured more than 100,000 veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), establishing VA as a global leader in the diagnosis and treatment of HCV. To read more, Click Here!
Urgent Care Locator
Last issue we explained the new Urgent Care benefit available to veterans. VA offers eligible veterans an urgent care benefit in the community. This new benefit provides another option for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Under VA’s urgent care benefit, veterans must seek care from VA’s contracted network of urgent care/retail locations. Remember, you must be service-connected and in the VA Health Care System. To check out the VA-contracted urgent care near you, Click Here!
Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Claims Stayed by VA
On July 1st, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie chose to place a stay on ALL Blue Water Navy cases until January 1, 2020. On July 24, 2019, DAV and eight other VSOs wrote to Secretary Wilkie and asked that he remove or modify the stay. To see the letter, Click Here!

If you believe you have a potential claim based on Agent Orange exposure while off shore of Vietnam, establish your claim now. Do not wait until January 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact the DAV NSO Office near you.
Upcoming Events
Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony on Friday August 16th
The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton will be hosting a Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony and a Resource Fair for Vietnam Veterans. The event will take place at the Purcellville Baptist Church, in Purcellville, VA on Friday, August 16 th from 10am-2pm. The pinning ceremony will take place between 10am-10:30am with the resource fair to follow directly afterward.
Chapter 10 Meeting on Saturday August 17th
On Saturday August 17, 2019, Chapter 10 will be meeting at American Legion Post #177, 3939 Oak St, Fairfax, VA. We will be discussing the National Convention and our upcoming events. Service Officers will be available after the meeting. If you are not able to make the meeting and need immediate assistance, please contact the DAV National Service Office in Roanoke or Washington DC, Click Here!
Veterans and the Arts Initiative from George Mason University
George Mason, through the Hylton Performing Arts Center, is continuing their Veterans and Arts Initiative by offering Ukulele Workshop and the Dominion Energy Guitar Workshop starting in September. Sessions are FREE to veterans, servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers . The Hylton Performing Arts Center is at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110. To learn more about the Veterans and Arts Initiative, Click Here!
Chapter 10 Updates
DAV Information Seminar held on July 27th
On July 27th, DAV Chapter 10 hosted a DAV Information Seminar with nearly 100 veterans and family members in attendance with over 40 veterans receiving claims assistance. Thank you to our 30 volunteers, our Service Officers and our presenters, Shane Liermann, Erwin Schultze, LeRoy Acosta and Board of Veterans Appeals Veterans Law Judge Claudia Trueba. What a great venue and a great way to keep the promise to the men and women who served! We look forward to making this an annual event.
Chapter 10 Receives Recognition at the 98th DAV National Convention
At the 98th DAV National Convention, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation presented DAV Chapter Arlington-Fairfax Chapter 10 with an award of recognition of the 3 years worth of dedicated volunteers to clean and maintain the Memorial. The award was presented by the Memorial Foundation President Dennis Joyner and Commander Dennis Nixon. Well done Chapter 10 and thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!
Purple Heart Day
Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield . We recognize all veterans in receipt of the Purple Heart and we thank you for your sacrifices in combat.
Chaplain Rev. John Hoffmann
As your Chaplain, I am available if you are in need of prayer or just need to talk. Please give me a call or send me an email. If you become homebound or hospitalized, please let me know. To send me an email, Click Here!  My phone number is 703-508-0200.
Chapter 10 Donates $1500 to the DAV National Service Foundation
Chapter 10 Commander Tom Wendel presented a donation of $1500 to the National Service Foundation at the DAV National Convention. The DAV National Service Foundation develops financial resources for the assistance, aid, maintenance, care, support and rehabilitation of sick and injured veterans and their dependents, either directly or by contributions to the service programs of the Disabled American Veterans National Organization or its Departments and Chapters. To learn more about the DAV National Service Foundation, Click Here!
DAV Virginia Receives 7th Award for LVAP Hours
At the 98th National Convention, DAV Department of Virginia Adjutant Bob Cox accepts the Local Volunteer Assistance Program (LVAP) Award for the DAV Department of Virginia. It is the 7th award for the Department. 7 years with the most volunteer hours. What an awesome group of Volunteers in Virginia. Below is DAV Virginia Delegation at the National Convention.
Chapter 10 Adjutant Shane Liermann
To echo Commander Wendel, thank you to all of our dedicated and selfless volunteers. What a huge difference you make! Don't forget to log your LVAP Hours for July 2019, Click Here!

We hope to see you Saturday, August 17th for our next meeting or at the next Memorial cleaning on Saturday, September 14th.