The Al Wilcox American Legion Post 234 supports the efforts of the Northwest Battle Buddies, an organization that connects canine battle buddies with veterans in need.
NWBB MISSION & IMPACT
Northwest Battle Buddies gifts professionally trained service dogs to Veterans battling PTSD, helping them regain their freedom and independence.
NWBB Website https://northwestbattlebuddies.org/
The Executive Committee is working hard to have our first post pandemic membership meeting April 11, 2022. Stay tuned for updates.
Msgt. Frieda M. Lambrecht was a Veteran of both World War II and Korean War. She served during an era when opportunities for women in the military were expanding. As a soldier in the Army Medical Department, she affected the lives of many wounded soldiers during both wars. In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Cemetery Administration is honored to share Lambrecht’s Veterans Legacy.
Lambrecht was born in Germany on August 31, 1913. She lived there until her family immigrated to the United States in 1926. Three years later, she became a naturalized citizen in Illinois, where she worked as a nurse at the St. John’s Sanitarium for ten years.
During World War II, Lambrecht decided to use her medical experience in the military. In February 1945, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps as a surgical assistant. Established in 1942, the Women’s Army Corps created hundreds of non-combat positions for women, giving them the first opportunities to serve in the Army in occupations other than a nurse. It allowed women to expand into the fields of driving, cooking, medical, and clerical work.
Lambrecht continued to serve in the Women’s Army Corps after World War II ended. She worked in a number of different Army hospitals around the country. While serving in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, she met Conrad J. Lambrecht, an Army warrant officer and bandleader. They married in July 1951...
To read the rest of the story click on the link: Veterans Legacy Program: Frieda Lambrecht,
3HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Scholarship applications are due by 31 March 2023.
Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of
Post 234 members, and former members, are eligible to apply.
For additional details and application form, see our website:
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS
Scholarships are available for students completing their junior
year of high school in 2023, to attend Evergreen Boys State (EBS) and Evergreen Girls State (EGS).
Evergreen Boys State June 19-25, 2023 Warm Beach Conference Center Stanwood,
Evergreen Boys State - Evergreen Boys State
EGS will “tentatively” be held 11-17 June 2023
at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
Details and application forms will be posted soon at:
Please feel free to contact me if you have any
questions or suggestions….
John Crawford & Don Lloyd
Chairman, Scholarship Committee
Recruiting Coordination - EBS / EGS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 234
Mountlake Terrace, WA
John (206) 542-8952 - home
Don (206) 372-8022 -Cell
I’d like to make two brief introductions.
Introduction 1: My name is Mariana Grohowski. I am an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Southeast.
Introduction 2: The second and more important introduction I seek to facilitate is to introduce the inaugural issue of the Journal of Veterans Studies (JVS). I founded JVS in November 2015 after three years of receiving journal article rejections based on the focus of my research on women veterans. Indeed, I noticed a lack of referred publication venues for interdisciplinary research and writing on and about the issues and experiences of military veterans. JVS is the only refereed, open access, interdisciplinary, online journal focused on veterans studies.
I published the inaugural issue, thanks to the help of generous reviewers and an amazing editorial board, in July 2016. I hope many people will find the articles to be of interest. The inaugural issue contains eight original research articles and three reviews: two of books and one on a work of new media). The entire issue is available online (open access) by clicking here.
Because I suspect many readers may be unfamiliar with the term "veterans studies,” please allow me to briefly explain my use of the term. Veterans studies scholars are interested in studying how society views and treats "the veteran" as well as how "the veteran" views him/herself. In short, veterans studies is an multi-faceted, scholarly investigation of military veterans and their families. Topics oftentimes include, but are not limited to: combat exposure, reintegration challenges, and the complex systems that shape the veteran experience. Veterans studies, by its very nature, may analyze experiences closely tied to military studies, but the emphasis of veterans studies is the “veteran experience,” i.e., what happens after the service member departs the armed forces. Scholars of veterans studies pursue their work in such fields as Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Student Affairs (among others). Likewise, the work of veterans studies occurs in and outside of formal education--by current members of the military, leaders of nonprofits, independent artists, grassroots activists, and students taking courses in veterans studies--indeed, "veterans studies" designated programs have been established at four public universities in the U.S.
Questions that drive veterans studies scholars and are the sorts that the Journal of Veterans Studies seeks to promote may include:
(1) Who is "the veteran in society?"
(2) How do power structures like race, class, gender, and sexuality affect the veteran from claiming his/her "veteran-ness"?
(3) Who “counts” as a veteran?
In closing, there are two ways all readers can work in to promote and sustain JVS:
(1) Spread the word about the journal your friends. Even those you think might be tangentially interested. Let them know the journal is live. Encourage your friends to subscribe and contribute. Share this convenient URL:
(2) Consider submitting an article, announcement, book or media reviews, interviews, and program or organizational profiles to the journal for publication. JVS will only succeed if people take time to send us their ideas. Full submission guidelines are available here.
The American Legion’s official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service organization is now available online.
The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. To register and take the course, visit www.legion.org/alei. (Due to high traffic volume, you may experience some delays. If you experience delays, please try again later.) The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam.
The sections closely follow the Legion’s Four Pillars of service. They include:
The American Legion Extension Institute online training program replaces the series of printed booklets that had been printed and sold through National Headquarters.
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