Update (Event Postponed) – Gold Star Families Looking for Volunteers

August 26, 2021 Admin 0

Updated – August 26, 2021

The Gold Star Event scheduled for October 14 & 15 has been postponed due to Covid. We will still have the opportunity to volunteer when the event is rescheduled. Thank you for your support!


Attention all 1725 members! How would you like the opportunity to help out local Gold Star Families? The All-Veterans Parachute Team (who have donated to Victory Lodge 1725 events in the past) are looking for volunteers on October 14 and 15 to assist with the Gold Star Families Leap of Faith Event.

Here is a link to read about this event! … Read More...

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How To Apply For a Veteran ID Card

August 12, 2021 Admin 0

A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses. Find out if you’re eligible for a Veteran ID Card—and how to apply.

Am I eligible for a Veteran ID Card?

You may be eligible if you meet both of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true. You:

  • Served on active duty, in the Reserves, or in the National Guard (including the Coast Guard), and
  • Received an honorable or general discharge (under honorable conditions)

If you received an other … Read More...

A Veterans Day Message from GVP Pantoja

November 11, 2020 Admin 0

November 11, 2020

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day. On this special day, let us pause and salute all who have served and honor the tremendous sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families to preserve our freedom. 

It is the courage, conviction and service of our veterans and active military that allowed more than 150 million Americans to vote in last week’s election. Our military protects the freedom which provides us the right to vote.  

This occasion also gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the many important contributions of the thousands of veterans who are now … Read More...

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November is Veterans Month. Check out the 100+ Free Events.

November 2, 2020 Admin 0

November 2, 2020

Veterans Day is November 11, 2020. Many of our members will be off work that day celebrating the holiday. Every year we extend a heartfelt Thank You and a debt of gratitude to our members who have served our country.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has put curated a list of over 100 Free Events available to our members and their families who are veterans. Victory Lodge Veteran’s Committee Chair John Hurst has provided the link below so you can browse these events and other resources.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2a8bf3c

And remember, if you or a family member are … Read More...

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Important New Updates to the Veterans Committee Page

February 8, 2020 Admin 0

Attention all Veterans,

Have you checked out our Veterans Committee page lately? Committee Chair John Hurst works tirelessly to provide information on helpful resources, benefits and educational articles for veterans.

There have been some recent updates you may have missed. Such as links to shop base exchanges online or file a hearing loss claim. The Veteran’s Administrations list of the most useful resources for Veterans in 2019 has been added.

Did you serve in Vietnam? Maybe you had a family member who did? The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 extends medical coverage for exposure to Agent Orange … Read More...

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New Resources & Benefits Available to Veterans

January 17, 2020 John Hurst 0

The Veterans Administration has extended access to Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR beginning this January.

Eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers will have access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Read the entire article by clicking the graphic/link below:


The VA also recently released a list of its most popular free Vet Resources of 2019. Click the graphic below to read the full list!

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Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 Admin 0

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all those who served a Happy Veterans Day!

Our lodge is fortunate to have a very active and robust Veterans Committee. If you are a Veteran and haven’t gotten involved go to our Veteran’s Committee page and find contact info, links to resources and benefits and ways to get involved.

Thank you for your sacrifices to our country and community! … Read More...

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Veterans Committee: Important news on expanded benefits for disabled veterans!

December 12, 2018 John Hurst 0

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 will expand benefits for disabled veterans

Service-connected disabled veterans and their families will soon have access to certain new privileges—several of which have been long-standing DAV legislative priorities—under the recently signed John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

Beginning in January 2020, service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissaries and some Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on bases worldwide. In addition, veterans with a service-connected disability rated permanent and total are now eligible for travel on Department of Defense aircraft on a space … Read More...