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Oldest American Veteran Organizations

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Did you ever wonder which are the oldest American veteran organizations? When you think of the oldest American veteran organization, you probably think of the American Legion or your local VFW post. You might be surprised to learn that the VFW and American Legion aren’t the oldest. In fact, they aren’t even in the top five (the VFW barely cracks the top 10).

Or perhaps you consider the traditions of the US Navy, so you might guess that the Navy League is oldest. Nope, not even close.

Oh, don’t forget the ethnic associations like the Jewish War Veterans, Italian American War Veterans, Ukrainian American Veterans and the Polish Legion of American Veterans; those are all pretty old, but none of them are the oldest.

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Veterans Day 2019 Discounts

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Looking for Veterans Day 2019 discounts? My wife likes to joke that, as a veteran, I’m like a walking discount card. That’s especially true on Veterans Day, when national chains and local shops offer discounts and freebies to veterans and active duty military. For example, the car wash down the street is offering free car washes on November 11, and my local barbershop is offering free haircuts on Veterans Day as well.

There are restaurant discounts as well as retail stores offering Veterans Day discounts. Be sure to check if your local store is participating.

I’ve seen a lot of lists that show a variety of Veterans Day discounts, but most of them don’t seem to be accurate for 2019. This list is accurate. If I could not verify a 2019 discount on the company’s website, I didn’t include them in the list.

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2019 Scholarship Winners

2019 Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Winners

Meet the 2019 Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship Winners. Each year the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship awards academic scholarships to undergraduate college students of Ukrainian descent. This year the UAV awarded a record $4,100 to 9 students, with awards ranging from $500 to $400.  Congratulations to the 2019 scholarship winners:

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Dr. Phillip A. Karber

Dr. Phillip Karber, President of Potomak Foundation, addresses Ukrainian National Academy of Land Forces

The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) are proud to announce that Dr. Phillip Karber will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 UAV Annual Convention.

Phillip Karber is president of the Potomac Foundation and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. A former Marine, he worked with General Donn Starry and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command on Lessons Learned from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and he served as strategy adviser to former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

Dr. Karber is an internationally recognized authority on defense and national security matters; an accomplished business executive; and a university professor. He has prepared studies and recommendations on defense strategy for the highest levels of the US government; advised many NATO governments on defense issues; headed BDM Corporation’s International Division; served as JFK International Air Terminal’s Chairman of the Board; and teaches courses in national security and military affairs at Georgetown University.

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