Leadership, Advocacy & Service to America's Veterans

The Minnesota Department of The American Veterans Association (AMVETS) serves all veterans in the state of Minnesota. Our mission is to help veterans and their families to navigate the various local, state and federal programs available.

My HealtheVet Tutorial!Justin

Greetings AMVETS! My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, your Personal Health Journal, and now online VA prescription refill. In the future, MHV registrants will be able to view appointments, copay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online, and much more! My HealtheVet is a powerful tool to help you better understand and manage your health. Despite it being an extremely effective tool for us, it has also created many anxieties for those who are unfamiliar with it. Because of this I would like to host a tutorial for thoseRead More

Justin Rich – New Department Service OfficerJustin

Greetings fellow AMVETS! Today I have the honor to address you all as the appointee to the Department Service Officer position. As an Iraq war veteran and staunch advocate for veteran rights and benefits I look forward to serving you all over the next year in this position. While I am new to both my post and this department, I am not new at fighting for the rights and benefits of all whom have honorably served this country. I have proudly written, and lobbied for several pieces of legislation to include veteran’s treatment courts, state veterans education benefits, veterans tax incentives and much more. I have also been featured onRead More

MN Dept Introduces New Service OfficerUS_Flag_Backlit

From the MN Department Commander: I was in the AMVETS State office during the morning of Friday, June 19, 2015 where I interviewed a young Veteran with the name of Justin Rich. Justin is 28 years of age, and has recently moved to Minneapolis from Florida.   He will be transferring his Post membership to one of the AMVETS Posts in the metro area here in Minnesota. Justin currently possesses a National Certification as a Veterans Service Officer; however, his certification expires on the last day of June 2015. After visiting with Justin on Friday morning, I appointed him to the office of Service Officer for the Minnesota Department of AMVETS.Read More

MN Twins Game – Notes from the Commanderpeii986yf4l42v3aa3hy0ovlf

A great opportunity has arisen that will bring recognition to the AMVETS organization throughout the State of Minnesota. I received a phone call and an email from Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ben Houtkooper, Broadcast Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Public Affairs, offering the AMVETS Organization the opportunity to excel and be recognized. The Minnesota Twins will be playing against the Detroit Tigers, at Target Field, in the Twin Cities, on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Game time is scheduled for 1:10 PM.  July 12, 2015, has been designated as Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Target Field, courtesy of the Commanders Task Force (CTF). Each branch of the military services has been asked toRead More

Notes From The CommanderAMVETS-Post

STATE CONVENTION UPDATE The final changes for the dates of the Minnesota AMVETS State Convention are as follows:  Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 2015, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Location: VFW Post 4847 Address: 104 Franklin East, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56304 Post Phone Number: 320-253-0554   The VFW Post is located just north of the junction of highways 23 and 10, on the east side of St. Cloud with the VFW being located on the west side of Highway 10.  The meeting room of the VFW is being offered at NO COST to the AMVETS, which is advantageous to our organization.  The access door for the meeting room is located on the northwest sideRead More

  • Unlike the other orga­ni­za­tions, mem­ber­ship in AMVETS is open to any­one who is cur­rently serv­ing, or has hon­or­ably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to present, to include those in the National Guard and Reserves..
  • AMVETS is one of the nation’s fore­most vet­er­ans ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions (VSOs). It stands as a strong and influ­en­tial advo­cate for America’s vet­er­ans on impor­tant issues such as employ­ment and train­ing, manda­tory fund­ing for government-provided health care and other ben­e­fits to which they are enti­tled. AMVETS is a 501 ( c ) 19 organization.
  • AMVETS is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing vet­er­ans and active mil­i­tary, pro­vid­ing com­mu­nity ser­vices and pre­serv­ing freedom.
  • AMVETS national ser­vice offi­cers, accred­ited by the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs (VA), pro­vide free claims assis­tance to vet­er­ans, their depen­dents and sur­vivors. AMVETS mem­bers also donate count­less hours to brighten the lives of hos­pi­tal­ized vet­er­ans and pro­mote quality-of-life pro­grams such as Spe­cial olympics or scouting.
  • Of par­tic­u­lar inter­est are issues related to veteran’s health care and other enti­tle­ments, POW/MIA account­abil­ity, national defense and flag protection.
  • AMVETS MISSION STATEMENT: To enhance and safe­guard the enti­tle­ments for all Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans who have served hon­or­ably and to improve the qual­ity of life for them, their fam­i­lies, and the com­mu­ni­ties where they live through lead­er­ship, advo­cacy and services.
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