All About AMVETS Post 18

Serving the Northern Shenandoah Valley, American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 is the only local Veterans Service Organization (VSO) that welcomes all U.S. Servicemembers whether serving currently, or who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces, to include the National Guard and the Reserves. AMVETS Post 18 also welcomes all family members interested in supporting their Active, Reserve, or National Guard member or Veteran relatives but also others through community and outreach programs.

AMVETS Post 18 is steadily growing in membership and continues to look for new members to assist us with expanding our community and Veterans outreach programs.

Outreach programs include donating seed money to the Lord Fairfax Community College Veterans Textbook Loan Program; teaming with the Virginia Employment Commission and other local businesses to offer local job fairs for transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans and the general public: sponsoring scouts for summer camp; supporting fundraising events for the Boulder Crest Retreat; donating items and labor to the Henry and William Evans Home for Children; participating in local Memorial Day and Veterans Day remembrance and celebration events; collecting and donating bicycles to the needy and to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots campaign; and participating in and sponsoring other Veterans outreach programs in the community.

Still in search of a permanent home, AMVETS Post 18 meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:30 pm at Winchester Moose Lodge 215 E. Cork Street Winchester, VA.

We are raising funds to help us purchase a permanent post home. One way the local community assists with this effort is by purchasing hats, raffle tickets, and supporting events such as the Annual Military Appreciation Banquet in May of each year. The banquet has been expanded to celebrate the service not only of our local military personnel and Veterans but also our local uniformed law and fire personnel, many of whom duly serve as Reservists and National Guard personnel. There are many who are veterans of previous conflicts.