August 7, 2011
A retired U.S. Marine Corps major and McConnellsburg resident has been named executive director of AMVETS effective Sept. 1. Stewart Hickey, 53, will spend two weeks with retiring Executive Director Jim King. His responsibilities include working with the elected national commander, overseeing top administrators, testifying in Congress and increasing awareness of the veterans service organization. “I was in the Marine Corps for 22 years, and I never heard of AMVETS. If I didn't know of it, I figure there are a lot of other people who aren't aware of it,” Hickey said.
March 20, 2011
AMVETS, Department of Maryland, will present the PNC A. Leo Anderson Memorial Free State Award of Excellence to CSM Bran Thompson, president of the Maj. Gen. Boyd Cook Memorial Foundation Inc., at a ceremony April 2 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The award honors Thompson’s more than 10 years of advocating for veterans and 9/11 military personnel and for those of their family members. Thompson spent more than 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Force Reserves and Army Reserves before retiring.
December 21, 2005
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November 23, 2012
David Wayne Brown, 52, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at City Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will immediately follow the visitation at AMVETS 30 in Inwood.
August 6, 2012
On July 7, a $500 nursing scholarship was given to Brittany Baker of Mount Airy, Md. She is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. She is starting her second year and is expecting to graduate in December. Presenting the check was Cynthia Weedon of Sad Sacks, the honor and fun group of AMVETS.
April 11, 2007
Melinda Hodge, a reverse mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, will be presenting information on the process to senior citizens on Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the AMVETS, 770 Frederick St. The program is sponsored by Triad of Washington County, a senior citizen advocacy organization. Hodge will be able to answer questions about reverse mortgages including whether they are safe for seniors. There will be refreshment and prizes. Please use the side entrance.
October 2, 1999
The dangers of combining certain medications with other medications and foods will be illustrated at a free program for seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the AMVETS on Frederick Street. Sponsored by the SALT council/Triad of Washington County, the program will be presented by Jenni Ertter-Prego from the Food and Drug Administration office in Baltimore. Her talk will include information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, plus dietary supplements and foods.
January 25, 2008
The new Korean War Veterans Association chapter in Washington County will receive its charter Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the AMVETS on Frederick Street. The charter will be presented by a national director of the Korean War Veterans Association. A number of state officials, members from the sponsoring Frederick chapter and local members will be present. To join, one must have served for at least 30 days in Korea from World War II until the present, or served anywhere between 1950 and 1955.
July 24, 2008
Chartered in February, the Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association has selected its officers for 2008-2009 - its first full year. The new officers are Les Bishop, secretary; Wayne Winebrenner, 1st vice commander; Ned Renner, commander; Jim Ensminger, 2nd vice commander; Don Smith, treasurer; Bob Sandberg, adjutant; Clayton Burkholder, historian; Al Lane, chaplain; and Pat Patterson, sergeant at arms. Last fall, the call went out for any veterans of the Korean War era to help form a veterans group.