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.

Notes from the Commander – SEC MeetingAMVETS-Post

I am sending this update to all Minnesota AMVETS Posts via email to the Points of Contact that are available to me. I will follow up with an email to several members throughout the State of Minnesota, including all officers and directors. I will also send this update in an envelope to officers who do not possess a computer. The state website is functional at The next State Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2015. The location is the VFW Post 3723 at Owatonna, Minnesota. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am. The address of the VFW Post at Owatonna is 135 Oakdale Street, Owatonna, MinnesotaRead 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

Posts – Get Your Own Page!US_Flag_Backlit

Hey there MN AMVETS posts!  you can have your own post page on the Department website! Do you want to be able to maintain your own page and show everyone what your post is doing?  We can make that happen!  It is very quick and easy to set up and even easier to maintain! Let us know if you would like this.  All you need is someone from your post who has access to a computer.  We’ll provide some quick training and a how-to document. Contact the Department Office to request a page.

Welcome to MN Department of American Veterans (AMVETS)US_Flag_Backlit

Welcome to our updated website. You are invited to visit us often, as we will be updating the site with information of interest to all Minnesota Veterans. Thank you for visiting. If you would like to contact us, please email us.

  • 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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