Suffolk County American Legion
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August 3, 2022
County Commander's Message
Hi Everyone
I hope all is well with everyone.

On Sunday July-31 at Post 651 Sayville,  I attended a 100th birthday party for Ruth Welch, a WWII Navy veteran and a American Legion member for 78 years.  An amazing woman.
News 12 was there and interviewed her.
It was on News 12 Sunday night.

Well done Post 651
God Bless America 🇺🇸🇺🇸
             Commander Steven Antonacci
Next Suffolk County Meeting August 12 

The next meeting of the Suffolk County American Legion will Friday, August 12.

This is a very important meeting and all Post commanders are encouraged to attend.
The Legion Year 2022-2023 committee assignments and budget will be presented and discussed. 

Rusy - Bohn Post 411
39 Nassau Ave.
Islip, NY 11751
Dinner at 7:00 pm, Meeting begins at 8:00 pm
County Meeting Schedule - Revised August 2, 2022
There have been some revisions to the meeting schedule.

August 12, 2022                                 Rusy Bohn Post 411
                                                           39 Nassau Ave. Islip, NY 11751
September 9, 2022                             Donald C Munro Post 944
                                                           20 Thompson Ave, Kings Park NY 11754
October 7, 2022                                 Patchogue Post 269
                                                           Baker Street,Patchogue, NY 11772
November 4, 2022                             James Ely Miller Post – 833
                                                          51 Juniper Avenue, Smithtown, NY  11787
December 2, 2022                              Chelburg & Battle Post 388
                                                            26 Bay St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963                  
January 6, 2023                                   West Islip Post 1738
                                                            340 Union Blvd, West Islip NY 11795
February 3, 2023                                 Joseph Loeffler Post 1006
                                                            198 First Street, Brentwood NY  11717
March 3, 2023                                     Babylon Post 94
                                                            22 Grove Place, Babylon NY  11702
April 12, 2023                                     Riverhead Post 273
                                                            89 Hubbard Ave., Riverhead NY 11901
May 5, 2023                                        Wilson Rich Post 432
                                                            1450 Hallock Avenue, Port Jefferson NY 11776

Printable Schedule May be Downloaded Here
Department of New York American Legion News Clips
Please see full text of this 12 page report from James Casey, Department Adjutant. Link to pdf file below:

News Clips
Press Conference Rep. Lee Zeldin
On Friday morning at 10am at in front of the Joseph P. Dwyer statue in Rocky Point, Congressman Zeldin is going to host a press conference to continue his push to expand the Dwyer Program nationally. We wanted to reach out to see if anyone from the American Legion is interested in attending and providing brief remarks about the important work the Dwyer Program has done to help New York veterans.
Jake Murphy Communications Director Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-01) 2441 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3826
2nd Division Meeting
Suffolk County Vice Commander Kevin Eaton has announced that the next 2nd Division meeting will be  Friday, August 12, 2022.

James Ely Miller Post 833
51 Juniper Ave.
Smithtown, NY

Dinner at 7:00 pm, meeting at 8:00 pm    Casual attire. 
Pal-O-Mine Stand-to-Sunday
Have fun with horses & other farm animals • Enjoy being outside
in a safe & peaceful setting • All activities are on the ground/no riding
FREE of charge! Open to Veterans, Active Service Members, First Responders, family members & children 5 years & older. Stand-To-Sunday is endorsed by the Suffolk County Marathon Veteran Grant
See Flyer HERE

Please download and print all golf outing details, sign up form and sponsorship application here.
Membership Workshop
The Department of New York will conduct a Membership Workshop on Saturday August 20th at the Rockville Centre Post 303 located at 197 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre, NY . Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Commanders and Membership Chairmen and interested Legionnaires should make every effort to attend.
Weekly Legislative Update 7/29

Attached, please find the Weekly Legislative Update

Katie Isaacson | Legislative Coordinator, Legislative Division
a: 1608 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006 |

t: 202-263-2995  |  m: 415-686-1629
2022 Run for Briggs 5k Run/Walk, Ruck, and 1 Mile Fun Run
We are happy to announce the 2022 Run for Briggs 5k Run/Walk, Ruck, and 1 Mile Fun Run will be in person in Calverton, NY on August 13th. They are the 5th Race of the Suffolk County Veteran Run Series and we hope to make this an unforgettable run in honor of TSgt Dashan Briggs, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice while serving in the 106th NYS Air National Guard unit as a Special Missions Aviator. On March 15, 2018 Dashan was one of seven men killed when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed in Western Iraq.

Are You A Veteran? Are You Behind on Your Rent?
Please see the attached for more information about a resource for veterans behind on their rent – SSVF.

SSVF  Supportive Services For Veteran families
Mental Health First Aid Monthly Newsletter August 2022

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:

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

Weekly SCNY Job Orders July 15

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

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:

Suffolk County Civil Service Exams E Filing
Current List of Exams.

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.

VetCentral Job Announcements
From Massapequa Employment Center Nassau County Workforce Partnership
Over 800 local jobs are listed on this site.

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 or Michael Haynes at (631) 824-6386.
For More Information Contact Suffolk County Department of Labor
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