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Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
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NEXT MEETING WILL BE 19 JAN 2019.
MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETINGS
Our meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, except one month in the Spring for our annual picnic and December for our Christmas Party (see Calendar for those events). Breakfast is served at 0900 followed by the business meeting at 1000. The meeting location is the B. W. Howard American Legion Post 171 located at 8325 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206.
TRANSITION FROM DELTA DENTAL TO FEDVIP DENTAL AND VISION CARE
An estimated 1.2 million retirees are in danger of losing their dental coverage on January 1, 2019 if they don't take action in the next six days. About 1.8 million enrollees in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program are required to sign up instead for the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) by December 10, 2018 if they wish to maintain dental insurance. As of Tuesday, only 600,000 people had completed open season enrollment, according to information provided by the Defense Health Agency. It's clear that hundreds of thousands of people across the globe are not getting the message. The change has been publicly announced for months.
To all TRICARE Beneficiaries: please ensure you are enrolled in FEDVIP if you want dental and/or vision coverage.
Go on line now to register: BENEFEDS.com. Or call BENEFEDS, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., EST at 1-877-888-3337.
FEDVIP offers retirees 10 choices for dental coverage and four vision carriers. Compare rates using this tool. FEDVIP vision plans help pay for routine vision appointments and frames, lens and contacts. TRICARE health plans are primarily for medical issues associated with the eyes and they have some preventative care coverage. FRDVIP is currently extensively used for federal civil service employees.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Assistance Needed to Distribute Toys
December 14, 15, & 16
100 Greensprings Hwy, Birmingham, AL
Contact: Jim Davis (205) 834-1539
RAFFLE DEC 22, 2018
B. W. Howard American Legion Post 171
39” SMART TV SEE DETAILS HERE
DEPARTMENT OF ALABAMA
0900 SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019
AMERICAN LEGION POST 133
4980 MAIN ST
MILLBROOK, AL 36054
73rd MCL Southeast Division Conference
March 21-24, 2019
Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Hosted by Low Country Detachment #803
Our annual picnic is Saturday May 18, 2018 at 1000 hours
At Kiwanis Pavillion
Tannehill Historical State Park
12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111
Department of Alabama Marine Corps League 34th Annual Convention
28 - 30 June 2019Hosted by the McLaughlin, NE Alabama, & Chaffin Detachments
You can find hotel information for the 2019 Marine Corps League State Convention HERE
As information becomes available, it will be posted
2019 96th MCL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BILLINGS MT
August 4-9, 2019
The 2019 National Convention is being held in Billings, Montana. The Host Hotel (Billings Hotel & Convention Center) is sold out. They sold out in 1 1/2 hours. There are alternate hotels nearby. If anyone is considering going, they better call and make reservations ASAP. The alternate hotels are going fast too.
Host Hotel is "BILLINGS HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER at 406-248-7151.
Nearby are KELLY INN & SUITES - 406-248-9800 and LaQUNITA INN - 406-252-1188.
Both of these are next door to the Host Hotel and expect the rooms to go fast.
Those hotels are also supposed to honor the same rate.
Make sure that they know it is for the Marine Corps League National Convention.
Honoring Korean War Veterans
The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking Korean War veterans for the Korean Ambassador of Peace medal. The Korean government would like to show their respect and gratitude for the devotion and sacrifice of the U.S. troops during the Korean War by presenting the medals to veterans. Read More.
ALABAMA VIETNAM WALL PHOTO PROJECT
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund began a project several years ago to find at least one photograph to go with every name on the Wall. Of 1,007 KIA’s from Alabama, 804 have a photograph.There are
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991
July 9, 2018
The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax expert said. Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment. Additionally, Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991
Important Message from the Office of Personnel Management
Good Afternoon, My name is Lindsay Haake and I’m a Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 granted eligibility to certain TRICARE members to obtain benefits under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP). Attached are communication materials that provide detailed information about the transition from the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program to FEDVIP. This transition applies to military retirees, their families and the families of active duty service members. Please use these materials, as you deem appropriate, to inform your members of this significant change in their dental and vision coverage. It is important to note that if these veterans and family members do not select a carrier in this year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, they will NOT have coverage in 2019. This transition potentially effects approximately 5.4 million individuals; therefore, we are eager to get the message out to military organizations worldwide. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact me at Lindsay Haake
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VA and IBM Watson Health Extend Partnership to Support Veterans With Cancer
July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health announced the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help interpret cancer data in the treatment of Veteran patients. Read More.
ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This academic scholarship program is administrated by the State of Alabama, Department of Veterans Affairs, and applies to the dependents of Alabama's disabled veterans. The following link will provide the information required. ALABAMA GI DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Also, this pamphlet dated May 2014 may be helpful PAMPHLET.
LINKS OF INTEREST
|The Marine Corps League National Website|
|The Magnificent Seven - Marine Corps League Southeast Division|
|Alabama Marine Corps League|
|Department of Alabama Newsletter|
|The Veterans Store|
|Know Anyone With Hearing Loss?|
|American Legion Post 171 Calendar (PDF)|
|Kelly Ingram VFW|
|Uniform Info for MCL|
|Support Our Troops|
|The Fleet Reserve Association Americanism-Patriotism Essay Contest|
|Team Red, White & Blue|
|The Marine Corps League Foundation|
|Marines Helping Marines|
|Military Order of the Purple Heart|
|Vietnam Veterans of America|
|American Gold Star Mothers|
|Agent Orange Survey|
|Cahaba Valley Young Marines|
|Three Hots and a Cot|
|Blue Star Salute Foundation|
|LeJeune Water Contamination|
|EIN Donation Receipt|
|Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view PDF documents|