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June 8, 2022
Commander's Message

On June 6th at 1:45 pm I attended a ceremony for D-Day and WWII veterans at the Dennison Building in Hauppauge. The honorees were two D-Day veterans as well as six other WWII veterans. All the veterans were introduced to the audience, and all were warmly received. There were representatives from other veterans’ organizations in attendance as well. From Suffolk County American Legion, I was happy to see JPCC Jim Beecher, 2nd Division Commander Kevin Eaton, Phil Barczak and Ken Dolan at the ceremony, as well as Auxiliary President Carole Wolf and County Membership Chairperson Bill Wolf, Sr.
On Sunday May 30th my wife, Joanne and I went to the 54th reunion of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. I was assigned to the Brigade from July 166 to December 1967. I spent 11 ½ months in Vietnam with the 199th. We saw some old friends and made some new ones. Our reunion was held in Gettysburg, Pa. We toured the battlefields & went to Washington D. C. While in D.C. we went to some of the monuments, Arlington National Cemetery and attended a Military Tattoo at Fort Myer.
The reason I bring up the reunion is I don’t think I could ever have a better way to end my tenure as County Commander. I want to thank my board for their help and support, but mostly I want to thank my wife Joanne, for everything she had done this past year to keep me on track and make this past year a success.
This is my last Commander’s Message and I welcome our New County Commander Steven Antonacci and offer all the help I can.

God Bless America and God Bless the American Legion
Roby Johnson


 
Required Post Reports

Information on the Certification of Officers and Consolidated Post Report can be reached at: 
https://www.suffolkcountylegion.org/requiredreports

You can also download these and other reports at https://nylegion.net/resources/
Hospitality Night Steve Antonacci
Candidate for Suffolk County American Legion Commander Steve Antonacci will have a hospitality night on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 pm.

Smith-Wever Post 651
23 Foster Ave.
Sayville, NY 11782
Convention Call 2022
SUFFOLK COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION
549 Lombard Street
North Babylon, New York 11703
 
April 4, 2022
 
SUBJECT:  ANNUAL SUFFOLK COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION CONVENTION 2022
 
Pursuant to Article V11 of the constitution and by-laws of the Suffolk County American Legion, this notice will serve as the official notice of the Annual County Convention of the Suffolk County American Legion.
 
The purpose of the convention is to elect the following officers for the 2022-2023 Legion year.  Commander, 5 Vice Commanders (one representing each of the 5 divisions), Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain and Sgt. at Arms, the submission of all reports of officers and committeemen and other such business as may properly come before it.
 
Voting members of the convention are:  The County Officers, Past County Commanders who are in good standing in a post that is under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County American Legion, The County Committeemen or in their absence their Alternates from each post and Delegates or, in their absence their alternates.
 
The said convention will be held on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Joseph Loeffler Post 1006, 198 First Street, Brentwood, NY, 11717.  Registration for the convention will commence at 0930 AM and will close at 1245 PM on June 5th.  The convention will convene at 1300 PM.
 
Post Everlasting services will be held at 1100 AM, after which lunch will be served. The lounge will be open at the close of the convention.
 
FOR COMMANDER  Roby Johnson
 
Jim Beecher, Adjutant
Please pass this information on to all veterans -
Columbia Terrace Veterans Preference Housing Units Available!



After the first lottery round for the 14 units of Veterans Preferred Affordable condominiums, there are still 11 units left. The sales price for a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom unit is only 253,250.00, and a 1-bedroom 1- bathroom condo is $233,250.00!
 We need any and all veterans who might in any way be interested in being considered for this opportunity to fill out an inquiry form. Not an application / no obligation. This will be used to see if there is enough interest to proceed with another lottery in September. We urge you to review the guidelines and fill out this form at https://www.huntingtonny.gov/Columbia-Terrace no later than June 7.

Please pass this on to your fellow veterans! Let's not let this opportunity slip through our fingers. We want very available unit to  house a veteran!

Please read the letter attached below from Angel Cepeda, Director of the Huntington Community Development Agency.
EMail from Angel Cepeda
Sail Ahead Veterans' Sailing Day - Save the Date
Register now!
 
LogoSailAhead and the Centerport Yacht Club Partner for the sixth year for a Veterans’ Sailing day!
This year SailAhead will be having their 6th Annual Take a Veteran Sailing Event at Centerport Yacht Club!
Over the last two years, COVID-19 has prevented us from getting veterans out on the water at-scale. This year we are resuming our sailing programs.

The event date this year is Sunday, July 31st.
We will be honoring SPC Ryan James Day, an Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Army Regiment (along with all Our Mates). Ryan died by suicide at 21 years old, on December 15, 2014.

The day’s schedule is tentative, but will look something like this:
12:00 PM: Veterans and Guest arrive at Centerport YC for sign in.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Ceremony will commence when guests and veterans are signed in. We will board the boats immediately after the ceremony.

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Weather depending, we head back to the docks where a BBQ and live music will be waiting for us.

7:00 PM: Event ends.

To learn more about SailAhead and our mission, visit our website here. To learn more about Our Mates, click here.
       
 
Begin registration!
 
Waiver PDF
 
 
Facebook icon Instagram icon
 
 
 
May 2022 POW / MIA Report
By Bob Brueggemann

Please see below link to POW / MIA activity in May

MIA/POW 
Sons of The American Legion Squadron Documents
Post Commanders and members,
                I am attaching 3 documents that I am asking you to pass on to your SAL Squadron Commander. One is a letter from The Detachment Commander David Lee explaining the other two  attachments, a new SAL Officer Certification form for next years SAL officers and the SAL Consolidated Squadron report which details what your Squadron has done for the past year. Please impress upon your Squadron the importance of filling these forms out as it details what the Squadron  and the Detachment of NY have accomplished and it is sent to National HQ and they file a report to Congress detailing what the SAL has done to justify their existence and retain their Tax exempt status. Please have them send these forms back to Charlie@nylegion.org as soon as they are completed. The NY SAL submission rate for CSRs is at 3% the lowest in the nation.

      “ Pro Deo et Patria “
        James W. Casey
              Adjutant
      American Legion
Department of New York
BOYS STATE BUS SCHEDULE 2022
 
Please see link below to view the bus schedule for Boys State 2022

BUS SCHEDULE

Suffolk County American Legion
Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program


The purpose of the Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program is to help our veterans resolve their problems by giving them a place to go for that help. To understand how our program works is simply demonstrated and explained in the following illustration. The veteran takes a glass of water (which represents stress) in his/her hand, and while standing up, holds it out straight in front. The longer it’s held, the heavier the stress gets. A veteran peer comes along beside the veteran holding the glass, and seeing the stress, the veteran peer makes the veteran comfortable by helping him/her to sit down in a chair. This also lowers the height of the outstretched arm holding the glass, making it easier for the peer to hold the arm with the glass and reduce the stress. However, there is still stress. Then along comes a clergy who takes the glass of water (stress) away. Thus, the stress is relieved.

The Veterans Peer-To-Peer Program Was Established by the Suffolk County, New York American Legion to Reach Out and Help Our Fellow Veterans
For more information see: https://veteranspeertopeerprogram.org

Or call Rev Fred Miller at 631-395-4646
Suffolk County Department of Labor Job Listings

Weekly SCNY Job Orders May 25 

If you are interested in receiving any assistance preparing an application for one of these positions, please feel free to reach out to the Suffolk County Department of Labor at 631-853-6600. They offer the following services FREE OF CHARGE:
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interview Practice
  • Career Pathway Counseling
  • Professional Certifications/Classes
  • Wardrobe Updates

Need proper business attaire for your next job interview or job fair?
Career Couture

Suffolk County NY FORWARD
a virtual career and talent portal that is part of the Department of Labor. The portal will link job seekers with Suffolk County businesses that need workers. Veterans will get first priority for these jobs, as the county wants to honor those who have served the nation with a 24-hour hold on these postings http://scnyforward.info

Facebook - Suffolk County Department of Labor
Suffolk County Department of Labor has a Facebook page with current job listings. Like and follow for career opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/suffolklabor

Suffolk County Civil Service Exams E Filing
Current List of Exams. 
https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/efile/default.aspx

NY State Dept of Labor Jobs Express
Below are current job openings in New York's 10 regional economies. New Yorkers can view the region they live in, see which industries are growing and find out what jobs are available in that economic sector. Job opening numbers are updated frequently. https://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm

VetCentral Job Announcements
From Massapequa Employment Center Nassau County Workforce Partnership
Over 800 local jobs are listed on this site. http://vetjobcentral.com/OS/jobs.aspx?OS=684

VetsWork by Long Island Cares
This program provides help for veterans seeking employment by assisting with creating a resume, writing a cover letter, learning interview skills and more. For more information, please call Fern Summer at (631) 824-6385 (email at fsummer@licares.org) or Michael Haynes at (631) 824-6386.
For More Information Contact Suffolk County Department of Labor
 631-853-6600
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