WELCOME TO ALL-AMERICAN HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916

Warriors Still Serving
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


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"WARRIORS WASH THEIR HANDS”


POST 7916 IS TOTALLY CLOSED UNTIL VIRGINIA GOVERNOR NORTHAM'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 53 NO LONGER APPLIES

BE SAFE.  BE CLEAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

 

FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED.   The Hawkins-Reeve All-American Post 7916 "WARRIORS STILL SERVING” are giving away tomato bisque soup, chicken & rice veggie soup, and tomatoes stuffed with tuna fish to ANYONE homebound or in need. To avoid contact, there is curb service at the Post or the Post will deliver to those within a 5 mile radius for free and leave your food on your door step.  Post 7916 may be reached at 703-491-1884. 


 

DO NOT FORGET TO COMPLETE (ON LINE) YOUR UNITED STATES CENSUS FORM
NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2020  

https://my2020census.gov/


A BAD DAY IN OCCOQUAN IS BETTER THAN A GREAT DAY IN AFGHANISTAN  

 

IF YOUR PATH DEMANDS YOU WALK THROUGH HELL,

WALK AS IF YOU OWN THE PLACE


THE 7 APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ON LINE.  INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW

TO BE DETERMINED  7:30 PM Wednesday April 8 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.   

April 16 - 17  For the commeration of the 70th Annaversery of the Korean War 

TBD Thursday May 7:  WWII War Birds at Manassas Airport 

TBD  Friday May 8: VE Day 75th Anniversary "Arsenal of Democracy" Flyover, National Mall Washington DC 

TBD  Saturday  May 9:  "Arsenal of Democracy" WWII War Birds at Dulles Udvar Hazy Air & Space.  https://airandspace.si.edu/events/arsenal-democracy-fly

 

SATURDAY JUNE 27th POST 7916's 74th BIRTHDAY


LTC David S. Keith U.S. Army, 75, passed away on October 13, 2019 in Spring Hill, Florida.

Dave was a very active Post 7916 Life Member during the ten years he and the family lived in Fredericksburg. He will be burried at Arlington with Full Honors ...May 27 at 1:00pm.


He was born in Great Bend and raised in Dodge City Kansas. He often boasted that he had his first horse by the age of three and his first gun by the age of five.  His life's military journey was shaped by the shadows of the history all around his youth in the Wild West….peace keepers Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp and Boot Hill...

Dave was Army SF with the elite group MACVSOG.  This was his lifelong identity.  He loved his unit, his beret and his halo wings.  He served with the 8 SFG in Panama.  He was a Master Parachutist. 

He served two tours in Vietnam.  During the 1969 TET Offensive he was wounded by a B40 rocket and left for dead.  He carried zipper like scars, shrapnel and PTS with him for the entire rest of his life. 

As a civilian, he remained in the reserves where he taught at the Command and General Staff College.  The next several years of his career were with the Department of the Army.  He served at the Pentagon during Desert Storm.  A Warrior till the end, his last assignment was Joint Ops with the State Department in southern Mexico. 

His many commendations include: BSM, Purple Heart, Air medal, Soldiers Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, ArCom with V, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, four overseas bars and Senior Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his devoted Army Wife of 52 years Pamela, and his loving family: daughter Stephanie Keith, grandson Cooper Keith, granddaughter Gabriella Taylor, and two brothers William G. Shafer and Zachary Keith.



All American Post 7916 and the Town of Occoquan proudly announce the Third Annual Military Tribute Banner Program.   For some advanced information about having a banner to honor the veteran you love hung in Occoquan after Memorial Day 2020 see:   www.militarytributebanners.org  

 

Rest in Peace Coralee "Corky" McAfee, age 81,of Woodbridge passed away peacefully on March 1, 2020. She was at home surrounded by family.  Corky was born in Celina, Ohio where she met her husband Marvin K. McAfee.  "Mac" and Corky just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. 

Corky retired from Bell Communication Systems and The Prince William County Police Department.  She was an active Life Member of the All-American Hawkins-Reeve VFW Post 7916 Ladies Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star,  and The Ladies Oriental Shrine. 

Corky was known for her immeasurable strength both mentally and physically, beautiful smile, love for nature, and her great sense of humor. She loved camping, boating, motorcycle riding, and traveling, collecting souvenirs from wherever she visited. She was an avid knitter and was very creative. Corky has always been the biggest supporter and fan of whatever sports/activities her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were a part of. She was devoted to her husband, family, and friends. 

 
SAVE THE DATE:  9 AM Monday May 18, USMC Base Quantico Medal Of Honor Golf Course for the 12th Jewish War Veterans Classic Charity Outing & Picnic in support of Fisher House.  1st Prize is your team name on the "Memphis Bell Trophy" and a round of golf for four at the Westfields CC.  To play or sponsor go to: www.VeteransGolfClassic.com or contact JWV Post 95 Burke Commander Dave Myers at DavidBMyers21@gmail.com or 703-209-5925. 
 
LEARN ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS NEW Telehealth Program for Hi-Tech connection for you with your VA care teams and specialists including:

  • Real-time, interactive video visits.
  • In-home and mobile health remote monitoring.
  • Technologies that transmit health data or images to VA providers.
no matter the distance at: https://telehealth.va.gov/what-telehealth 

HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916 HAS EARNED ALL-AMERICAN STATUS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR PLACING THE POST IN THE TOP 1% OF OVER 6300 VFW POSTS WORLDWIDE.

 "But we have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserves us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace too proud to pray to the God that made us".
Abraham Lincoln Proclamation - A National Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer, March 30, 1863  
All American Post 7916 and the Town of Occoquan proudly announce the second annual Military Tribute Banner Program is SOLD OUT.   For everything you need to know to have a a banner to honor the veteran you love hung along Mill Street after Memorial Day 2020 under "current programs" scroll down to Occoquan after you open:   www.militarytributebanners.org
  

THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS WERE SIGNED JANUARY 27, 1973. U.S.TROOPS LEFT VIETNAM IN MARCH 1973.  SAIGON FELL TO NORTH APRIL 30, 1975.  


CLICK HERE AND " Remember the Maine" Sunk at anchor in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898
 
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 is the iconic photograph of six United States Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.  
 
On March 6,1836, After a two week siege, the Battle of the Alamo came to a gruesome end, capping off a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution. Over 1000 Mexican forces recaptured the fort, and nearly all of the roughly 200 Texan defenders were killed.  On April 21, Texas won the battle of San Jacinto and independence from Mexico.  
 



 



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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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HB 63 Passes Virginia General Assembly

Recognizes Veteran Service Organizations under Virginia Tax Code with VFW Post 7916 leading the effort

VFW Post 7916 Hosts The “Old Bold Pilots” Association

"Don't be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots." – E. Hamilton Lee, 1949

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2019-2020 District Awards Ceremony

District 10 held its annual awards ceremony on 1 March 2020 for the Teacher of the Year, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy Programs.

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A Mission Like No Other: Bringing Our Missing Home

Virginia Veterans Foundation Announces Grants to VFW, Auxiliary

Nearly $6,000 for community service and Post home improvements all funded by Powerhouse Gaming.

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VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz called it "despicable" and "inconceivable" that Depart...

VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans

March 29 was officially designated National Vietnam War Veterans Day in 2017 as a way for Americans to honor and celebrate our Vietnam War veterans...

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"We Honor Our Fallen By Caring For Our Living"   That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.