Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 24, 2013

Veterans, find the group for you!

CROSSVILLE — According to the latest census, Cumberland County has 56,043 residents and more than 6,500 military veterans from all wars reside here. This represents one of the largest percentage of veterans to total population in Tennessee’s 95 counties.

These veterans are represented by several local organizations, all of which are committed to assisting veterans as much as possible. The commanders and presidents of these organizations and the county’s Veterans Service Officer comprise the Cumberland County Veterans Council (CCVC) and meet regularly at the office of Veterans Service Officer Bill Ward in the Court House.

VSO Ward’s office assists veterans in many ways and is assisted and supported by the CCVC organizations. This report is to make all veterans, spouses, dependents and other interested parties aware of available local support. Contact one or more of the following for needed information.

VSO Ward is available by appointment at 456-0090. The Veterans Service Office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Other Council members and schedule of meetings:

American Legion Post 163 Blaine Hedgecoth (456-2395) or Bill Carlo (788-3842) First Thursday, 6 p.m. at Post Headquarters, 1446 South Main Street  

American Legion Post 238 Dave Henry (484-2641) Second Saturday, 6 p.m. at Post Headquarters, 131 Legion Loop, Hwy 127 North, four miles north of I 40

V.F.W. Post 5025 Russell J. Cope (248-0802) Second Monday, 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at Post Headquarters, 32 VFW Loop, Hwy 127 South (484-6728)

V.F.W. Post 9686 Charles Carter (456-2802) Third Thursday, 6 p.m. at Head Start Building, Hebbertsburg Road, Crab Orchard

Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) Richard DuBois (456-5475) Third Monday, 6 p.m. at 486 Sparta Drive (behind Kroger’s)

Fleet Reserve Association (F.R.A.) Jack Fogel (456-9783) Second Saturday, 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 163 Hdqtrs, 1446 South Main Street

Korean War Veterans Association (K.W.V.A.) Robert W. Johnston (484-8798) Second Wednesday, 1 p.m. Fairfield Glade Community Center, Stonehenge Drive

Military Officers Association of America (M.O.A.A.) Russell Schubert (287-0288) Meet quarterly at various Crossville locations

Vietnam Veterans Association Post 1015 (V.V.A.) Dan Taylor (248-9969) Last Monday, 6 p.m. at D.A.V., 486 Sparta Drive (behind Kroger’s).

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