Welcome from the 2nd Vice-Commander

I hope you enjoy the site! We have designed it so that it is informative and interactive. I want people involved and I know that it can be hard to physically get to a Post, this should help. I am a OIF Veteran and was drawn to the AMVETS because of the community atmosphere at the Post. At first, I knew nothing about the AMVETS but quickly learned that they have many resources. It is different from the VFW in that they have the community of Ladies Auxiliary, Sons Of, Riders, and the social members.

I am currently in the ARMY Reserves and when I deploy I know that the members of the post will take care of my family because the AMVETS  are like an extension of my family. My home unit is not close to where I live so the Unit’s Family Readiness Group can only do so much for them. Here at the post, they have so many accessible resources, they can provide the assistance that is most needed.

As Second Vice-Commander, I am responsible for the health and welfare of our members. I am honored to have this job. After completing two tours overseas and looking at a third, I fully realize the need for a support group. More important than that, the family needs a support group. The family is the backbone of ANY military service member. The AMVETS support  my family.

It is my hope that this site helps people connect. Veterans/ families/ and friends are welcomed here. I also hope that those in need will get the help that they deserve. Being a Veteran, deploying and even being away from training can be tough. Use this support group to take some of the burden off.  Reach out even if it is to just make contact. Join us for one of our events. Sometimes just being a part of something fun can make all the difference in the world.

3 thoughts on “Welcome from the 2nd Vice-Commander”

  1. Ryan,
    We are very proud of your service and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the entire Post 176 family, “Thank you and your family” for your sacrifices since joining the ranks of active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans and retirees of all eras.
    You have done a fantastic job on the new website, and it is already paying off.

    Bryan A. McGown
    First-Vice Commander
    Post 176

    1. Hey Ryan!
      I miss you already! The site looks great! I know you put a lot of work into it as I watched you pretty much every step of the way. Really just now seeing all that you have actually did on here though! Great job! This feels like it’s one of the hardest things I’ve have had to go through, but I’m really proud of you! Thank you for all you have done for me and the kids and the AMVETS! I love you! Please stay safe! We miss you so much already.

      Love Always,
      Melinda, Kiley & Jaeda <3

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