Post Membership Christmas Party

7 December 2018
* Post Membership & Guests
* Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club Mountain Room.  Dinner & Cash Bar.
* Friday, 6:00-10:00 PM.
* Battlefield HS AFJROTC Honor Guard presents colors.
* $37.50 per person. Check payable to American Legion Post 1799, 13380 Fieldstone Way, Gainesville, Va 20155 

Scheduled Special Events

Pending Events 2018
IHOP Breakfast on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. All Members are welcome to the Legionnaires' weekly gathering.  This is a no-host event.  For details, call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
​no-host IHOP Breakfast is weekly.
Post Christmas Party.  7 December at 6:00 PM, Details will follow.  Bill Walsh, 703-743-1343.
Adopt-a-Highway.  Look for next event.
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Post Executive Committee Meetings

10 January 2019
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* 7:00 PM Start
* Project planning & reports
* Venue:  Heritage Hunt, Marsh House.
Post Fund-Raising on 26&28 May18. See CALENDAR page for next event.  Volunteers are needed so sign up soonest. . 
1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019.  The 2019 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2018.  Current members will receive post card reminders from National Headquarters to renew.  Of course, the quickest and best way to renew is to visit the renewal website at: http://www.legion.org/renew   You will need your Membership ID# on your 2015 Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2019membership fee is $40.00.  The National website has an easy option to "Pay Up For Life," including the fee calculator.  1st Vice Cdr Ken Morris is our Post Membership Chairman,  at 703-753-5581 or kenmorris@global-inv.com 
You can also pay directly by sending a check ($40) to Post Adjutant, P.O.Box 1799, Haymarket, VA 20169 

Boys-Girls State awardees from Battlefield High School & Patriot High School attended this year's big leadership event during 17-23 June 2018.  Eight Delegates from American Legion Post 1799 Complete Virginia Boys and Girls State.

See full details on our "Programs" page for this wonderful annual event! 

Post 1799 annually selects delegates from Battlefield and Patriot High Schools, based on the applicant’s academic performance, interest in civics, and demonstrated commitment to public and community service. This year’s Boys State attendees were Blake Brown (elected State Delegate), Casey Cho, Austin Gonzales (elected Mayor), Nathan Hakimpour (elected State Delegate), Norideen Hussny-Hunt, Robert Lazar (elected to City Council). Girls State attendees were Victoria Witmer and Clair Graser.

​Contact Post Commander Richard Mention at rmenton@yahoo.com, 571-236-4921 for details.

Post 1799 Christmas Party!
Mark your calendars!
7 December 2018
Details to follow ...
American Legion Post 1799 and USAF 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Bagram AFB Afganistan have formed a partnership.  The Battlefield HS AFJROTC leadership sent three greetings/thanks videos to the 455th.  AFJOTC is collection history magazines for the 455th too.  Post is working on other material & PR tasks.   13Jun18, Post Chair, Partnership Project.

https://www.legion.org/troops/242859/legion-post-supports-troops-raises-awareness-about-their-mission
Defenders of the 1st Amendment.

Prior to the start of any official Post meeting, our tradition is to encourage veterans to address any issue.  During the official Post meetings, partisan party politics are not encouraged in keeping with American Legion HQ guidance.  The American Legion stands for American patriotism - without partisan party rancor at official meetings.  Identification as a veteran is expected.

In Virginia, we have elections annually and every Legionnaire is encouraged to vote.
Recently, our partner, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, rotated personnel, and Post 1799 welcomes all the Squadron's Airmen to our partnership effort.  We support YOU!
Since May 2018, Post 1799 and community friends are moving forward on this task.  If any questions, call Bob Wyman, 703-298-2686.  We move forward!
Our 2018/19 Post Executive Committee, as elected on 2 June 2018.  From L to R, Adjutant/Finance Officer Bill Walsh, Chaplain Jim Wright, Post Cdr Richard Menton, PAO Irwin Lazar, Sergeant-At-Arms Russell Hansen.  First Vice Cdr & 2nd Vice Cdr - absent.
​Our 2018/19 Post Executive Committee
Picture taken from former Soviet Air Control Tower at Bagram Afd.
HOT NEWS!
Post Christmas Party
6:00 PM, 7 December
Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club Mountain Room.
Battlefield HS AFJROTC Color Guard
Checks due NLT 26 Nov.


Americans in Wartime Museum Open House at the Tank Farm - Nokesville, 22 September.

Legionnaire John Schortmeyer's labors brought WWI M1917 "Infantry Tank" to operational life after years of engineering labor.  Outstanding job, John!
Cub Pack 107, sponsored by Post 1799, enjoyed a wonderful day at the Tank Farm on 22 September. Our Post 1799 Liaison Officer is Legionnaire Charles Hillon.
Legionnaire Howard Lee Jones, 18 May 1930 - 6 November 2018, has been called to Post Everlasting. 
Post provided 3-man delegation for the Silent Salute ceremony at the memorial service.

Details at
https://www.piercefh.com/obituaries/Howard-Jones-15/#!/Obituary
Legionnaire John E. Rettman, WWII Veteran, at 92 years young, was called to Post Everlasting on 7 October 2018.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 5704 Artemus Road, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
Legionnaire Keith Born, Vietnam Veteran, at 85 years young, was called to Post Everlasting on 29 October 2018.  His wife, Wanda, an active supporter of our Post, survived Keith.  Keith, with Wanda's help, was a frequent supporter at fund-raising and Post activities.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 15237 Fog Mountain Circle, Haymarket, Virginia 20169.
Legionnaires!  PRESENT . . ARMS!
Announcement pending on new partnership with 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  WATCH THIS SPACE!