Post 4266 Meeting
We meet in the lower level of the Pinery Fire
Station at the intersection of Hillcrest Way and North Pinery
The address is 8170 N Hillcrest Way, Parker, CO
2017 Officer Installation
A New Member Induction
at the July 17th Meeting
Presentation of Patriot’s Pen
Sidharth Paparaj was given a framed Patriot’s Pen Citation award and
$300 Scholarship. Sidharth read his submittal and Sidharth’s history
teacher at American Academy, Donna Seekamp, was presented with a VFW
Certificate of Appreciation.
Patriot’s Pen presentation to Sidharth Paparaju by Commander Reuben
Trujillo. Previous Post Commander Evan Totten (PPen Chairman) with
Sidharth's teacher, Donna Seekamp. To the right is Jr. Vice
Commander Thom Straley.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Presentation To Post 4266 Vietnam Veterans
The DAR (Daughters of the American
Revolution) has partnered with The United States of America Vietnam
War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to
"thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel
who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in
action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the
United States and to thank and honor the families of these
veterans." To date, the Piney Creek Chapter of the NSDAR has
presented over 250 Vietnam Veterans with certificates of recognition
and we will continue to do so as we meet more Veterans.
DAR Certificate Display
DAR Certificate Seal
DAR Certificate -
DAR Certificate - Evan
DAR Certificate -
Donate to Post 4266
501(C)(19) Veterans Organization,
Employer Identification Number
84-0999471 - VFW Dept. Colorado
VFW Year in Review
Here's a look at all of
the ways the VFW has been working to improve the lives of
veterans, service members and their families over the past year.
the VFW does?
Summary of VA Benefits
A Summary of VA Benefits
for National Guard and Reserve Personnel
Veterans Benefits Websites
Websites page are links to websites that provide information on
Veterans benefits and how to file or ask for them.
Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books,
military / medical records, information and how to appeal a denied
claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every
Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and
available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for
it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you
ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right
doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing
to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your
rights and your best interests.
OnLine copies of the
VFW Post 4266 Joins the Fight to Find
Housing for Homeless Veterans in Colorado
VFW Post 4266 members from left to right Peter Solano, Evan Totten,
Gerard Brushaber, Michael Tarby, Fred Faery present $5,000 to Petra Ulrych,
for Native American and Veteran Services at Colorado Coalition for the
Parker, CO - 31 Oct 2015 - Today, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
4266 in Parker announced its support of Colorado Coalition for
the Homeless (CCH) to find housing for homeless veterans in
Colorado. The members of Post 4266 officially launched their
support on October 29th at CCH facilities at 25 East 16th
Street in Denver with a $5000 cash donation. The donation and
visit are part of a 3-point plan devised by Post 4266 that
includes fundraising, 'boots on the ground' mentoring and
a life-skills training program for veterans in CCH facilities.
According to the 2014 Homeless Assessment Report to
Congress there are an estimated 753 homeless veterans in
Post 4266 members Fred Faery, Gerard Brushaber, Mike Tarby, Floyd
Merenkov, Pete Solano and Post Commander Evan Totten visited with
CCH Veteran Program manager Petra Ulrych and 10 of the 39 veterans
currently housed in Renaissance at CCH's Civic Center Facility. Post
members and CCH veterans identified different needs both of the
veterans and the CCH facilities. Post Quartermaster and Viet Nam
Army veteran, Gerard Brushaber stated, "Some of the issues are
simply a matter of access to information and knowledge of how to
navigate different bureaucracies that support veterans. Post
4266, along with all Colorado VFW Posts, can help CCH veterans with
While a financial donation and help navigating bureaucracies like
the Veterans Administration are important and welcome, 4266 members
and CCH veterans agreed that developing one on one relationships,
with direct contact and dialogue were essential. One CCH veteran
said, "Just a fellow Vet to talk to, or someone to help us network
to find longer term housing or a job, would be great."
There are an additional 12 veterans housed in another CCH facility
called Victory House. CCH also manages a transition-in-place
program that gets veterans into area housing at market rates with
the goal of the veteran eventually taking over the lease.
Pete Solano, Post 4266 adjutant and Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine
veteran, "For a small post like ours, it was a matter of homing in
on a specific, veteran-related need, leveraging our
members' experience and passion for helping veterans, then charging
forward to help. With support from us, and hopefully other VFWs
around the state, we hope to get to the issue of homeless veterans
to 'functional zero' in Colorado." Functional zero is defined as
having a system and capabilities in place to house a veteran within
24 hours of a request for service. New Orleans was the first city in
the U.S. to declare functional zero for homeless veterans and
several other cities and states hope to achieve that goal in the
Petra Ulrych, Program Manager for Veteran Services at Colorado
Coalition of the Homeless was grateful for the donation. "It's a
great way to give back both financially and also with the time and
talents of VFW members. I'm sure our residents will really enjoy
working along side other veterans on their path back to self
National Legislative Service
location of our Washington, D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation
affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration
and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans' issues.
Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans'
well-being in mind. With the strength of the nearly 1.9 million members of the
VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill” cannot be ignored!
VFW Benefits Briefing
from State Commander Ron Davies
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf version)
VFW Member Benefit Programs
Member Benefit Programs (pdf)
VA Enrollment for Veterans
VA Form 10-10EZ - Application for
Medical Benefits (Enroll). The primary purpose of this form
is to request enrollment in the VA Health Care System (Apply
for Medical Benefits). Typically, veterans who have NOT
previously enrolled or applied for VA health care benefits
should use this form.
Veteran Service Officers
Douglas County Veteran Service Officer
El Paso County
Veteran Service Officer
List of Veteran's
a list of web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits
and how to file/ask for them.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God"
Websites of Interest to Veterans Go To Our Web Links Page
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