We The People

September 23rd, 2022

Post 1990 wants to thank everyone, especially our sponcer's that made this year's Golf Tournament a huge success.

Special thanks to Milton Parham, event coordinator, and Elbert's House Committee Crew for getting the food and beverages out.

Everyone had a great time on a perfect day.

Visiting and Retired Sailors from the USS Greeneville that participated.

USS  Greeneville Sailors
2022 Golf Tournament  Winners

1st Place Winner's Left to Right:  Presenter Larry Henderson, Charles Johnson, Kenny Ottinger, Guy Hopson and Everett Ottinger.

Left to Right: Sr. Vice-Commander Larry Henderson, Matt Tanner, Jacob Fotjik, Bob Rediske, Jeff Tanner, Tom Murray and Post Commander Mike Musick

July 28th, 2022

Blues Festival

We are beginning to organize a Blues Festival for next Spring.

There will be plenty of music, food, soda and water. Fun for all.

Come back for future updates or go to our  Facebook or Instagram page .

Contact: John Dixon  adjutant@vfwpost1990.org

Blues Festival

Tickets On Sale Now

Here is the link to purchase tickets for the Andrew Johnson VFW Post 1990 Cigar Box Guitar and Blues Music Festival, April 22nd, 2023 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. 


We need your help to make this NEW event a success. Please share and plan on joining us for a fun day of music! 

Online Ticket.Sales

June 30th, 2022

Post 1990 was awarded the VFW  Bayonet award for having a 100% Membership drive for Fiscal Year 2021.

What is the significance of the White Hat? The answer is that every year Department selects Commanders and Quartermasters that have met certain criteria and gives them a White Hat as an award.

Only a handful are given each year, so it is a significant achievement. For the Commander, it is a Post award as much as an individual award. Without a lot of people doing their jobs correctly, it would be difficult for  the Commander  to earn his White Hat.

The Quartermaster earns their hat based on their individual performance. The Quartermaster is the bookkeeper of the Post and is audited by the Post Trustees. 

 

In addition, there are a variety of reports that the Commander and Quartermaster have to   submit throughout the year,

 This is the first time since 2011 that Post 1990's Commander and Quartermaster has earned  their white hats.  Congratulations.

White Hat Award

Post Commander Musick (Left) and 2021 Quartermaster Rodger Lipford

Bayonet Award

Post Commander Musick (Right) and House Committee Chairman Elbert Kinser

Bayonet Award

June 9th, 2022

A disabled  veteran called Post 1990  for help in obtaining info on how he could get a ramp built for better access to his home with his wheel chair.

After verifying the veterans service connected disability, Post 1990 supplied the materials and local volunteers built the veteran a ramp, a 10x10 foot deck and a small door ramp to access his home safely.

The veteran was very thankful for his new ramp and deck and wants to thank Post 1990 and the volunteers for the added safety in accessing his home and the enjoyment he feels sitting on his new deck.

Post 1990 wants to thank all who participated and donated their  time  to  this project.

May 12th, 2022

Attention grades 6-8(Patriots Pen) and 9-12(Voice of Democracy) students, parents and teachers.

The Essays for the 2022-23 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy have been posted on the National Website,

 

 

Voice of Democracy

April 16th, 2022

Our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success with dozens of kids searching for nearly 1000 eggs filled with candy and prizes as well as participating in all the Easter Egg games. It was fun for all.  Next year will be even better.

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Post 1990 members who donated their time  to make this year such a big success.

April 9th, 2022

Pancake Breakfast

Thanks to everyone that came out  to support the Elbert Kinser Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Greeneville for their Pancake Breakfast.

It was a HUGE success and we look forward to having many more events like this as we move forward.

Marine Corp Pancake Breakfast

March 29th, 2022

Post 1990 Host National Vietnam War Veteran Day Memorial and Dinner

Over 60 Vietnam War vets and Vietnam Gold families were represented for the memorial service  with over two hundred attending.

A meal was provided to  the the Vietnam War vets that filled our Medal of Honor hall after the service.

Thanks to everyone that made this day a special "Welcome Home" day for Greene County's Vietnam Veterans.

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December 17th, 2021

Post 1990 held it's annual Holiday Dinner which was canceled last year due to the Covid pandemic.

There was plenty of food, and good will amoung the attendees.

The Turkey Raffle was drawn and the winner will be notified to pick up their bird.

2021 Xmas Dinner

December 16th, 2021

Paw-Paw Elf

Santa Night

Santa Arrived and spent some time with the kids.

There were plenty of Cocoa, cookies and gifts and all had a Great Time with Santa.

Parents took lots of pictures while Paw-Paw Elf welcomed little and tall at the door.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Great Night !!

Paw-Paw Elf

( Santa's Oldest Elf )

Santa Night was sponsored by VFW Post 1990

and the US Military Vets MC.

Santa

Santa telling the kids his favorite stories about Christmas.

December 10th, 2021

Post members delivered, two boxes of clothing to  Greene County's Opportunity House to help lthe homeless get back on their feet.

 

Besides supporting our local veterans, Post 1990  reaches out to the community to help the less fortunate or homeless who needs some help.

This is one way over the past year Post 1990 has given back to the community who has supported us over the years.

Opportunity House

Left to Right:  Bob Rediske, Sr. Vice-Commander Larry Henderson, Opportunity House Exec. Dir. Danny Ricker and Post Commander Mike Musick

November 18th, 2021

Post 1990 celebrated its 75 year anniversary today.  Greene County Mayor Kevin Morrison read a proclamation and declared Monday November 23rd as Post 1990 Appreciation Day.

Many Thanks to all who attended this special night.

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Mayor Kevin Morrison

November 18th, 2021

Winners

 

Post 1990's Patriots Pen 1st place winner is Hunter Wells, an 8th grader at Greeneville Middle School. He was presented with his $100 prize from Post Commander Mike Musick.

 

The 2021-22 theme is: How Can I Be a Good American?

 

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Commander Musick, Hunter's father and Hunter Wells

Our Voice of Democracy 1st place winner is Morgan Mysinger, a 11th grade student at Greeneville High. She was presented with her $100 prize from Post Commander Mike Musick.

2021-2022 Theme:   "America:  Where do we go from here?"

 

Their entry's has been forwarded on to District to compete in the National contests.

Congratulations.

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Commander Musick with Morgan Mysinger

November 13th, 2021

Vietnam Veterans: Go to the link below to be recognized for your service to this great country.

This is from Rep. Diana Harshbarger

As a Vietnam War Commemoration Partner, my staff and I have registered 2,207 Vietnam era veterans for a special 50th anniversary recognition of service and commendation. I look forward to honoring our veterans and their families at upcoming pin ceremonies that I will be hosting across East Tennessee. For more information or to sign up a Vietnam veteran,

 

visit:  https://harshbarger.house.gov/.../honoring-vietnam-veterans

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October 19th, 2021

Please join Post 1990 in congratulating Elijah Cutshall in receiving his Eagle Scout Award.

For his Eagle Scout project he pressured washed areas around the Post, built a Horseshoe Pit, built a large concrete pad and also painted the bricks around the front of the Post.

His work shows exemplary discipline and heart for bettering the local community and the Veteran Community as a whole.

Congratulations!

Elijah Cutshall

Pictured: Larry Henderson, Scoutmaster and Post Sr.Vice-Commander, Elija Cutshall and Mike Musick, Post Commander

October 15th, 2021

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Everett  Touching Up Our Flagpole

Thanks to BoomCo Rentals, Milton Parham, Bill Ridley, Rodger Lipford and Everett  Ottinger, our outdoor lights around the building, flag pole and memorial have been repaired or replaced and tested.

Everett rose to the occation and volunteered to ride in the sky to paint the higher section of our flag pole. Milton painted the lower half.

Looks Great, can't wait to see it at night.

High In The Sky

High In The Sky

September 13th, 2021

Post 1990 held a Memorial Service to honor those veterans who fought during the war on terrorism and the 13 service members killed by terrorist at Kabul Afghanistan on August 26th.

Dozens of Veterans and community members attended.

 

We want to thank all those who attended and participated in this Memorial Service .

Planting Flags Honoring the Fallen

Attendees planting flags to honor these fallen in Kabul on August 26, 2021

October 9th, 2021

U.S. Military Vets MC

Fellowship Gathering

 

Dennis “Grande" Whitmer, 54, passed away on Sept 30, 2021 . "Grande" was a member of the U.S. Military Vets MC and a Lifetime member of the VFW. 

Following his funeral on Oct 9, 2021, a Gathering of Fellowship and remembrance was held at VFW Post 1990.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to members of the Post for their help and support. 

The support of members of the U.S. Military Vets MC that came to honor our Brother, and the Peacemakers MC, as well as Grande’s family and friends made this solemn day a celebration of a great Man.

                       --  Bob Rediske

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Dennis and Dodie Whitmer

July 1st, 2021

USS Greeneville 25th Anniversary Reunion

 

Several activies are planned  over the July 4th weekend for the current and former crew visiting Greeneville. Bob Rediske, a Post 1990 member, met with several USS Greenevilles's submariners at Aubrey's this week to discuss the activites and remimisce.

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From Left to right, Bob Rediske, Post 1990  member and  former USS Greeneville submariner, Robert Lang, Commanding Officer, his wife Carrie, Johnathan Render USS Greeneville's  ""Chief of the Boat" and Dale Long, president of USS Greeneville, Inc. and who partitioned to have  a boat named after the town.

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USS Greeneville is a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine,  built at the  Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 14 December 1988,  her keel was laid down on 28 February 1992. She was launched on 17 September 1994.

The USS Greeneville was named after Greeneville TN , the home of 17th United States President Andrew Johnson, after local residents, businesses  and government officials began a campaign for a submarine to be named after their town, rather than a large metropolitan area.

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June 24th, 2021

The Modern Woodman Fraternal Organization sponsored the recent swap meet at Post 1990 VFW in Greeneville. 

Jake Ottinger, manager of the local organization made the presentation of $2500 as a matching fund gift.  Many thanks to Jake and Modern Woodman. 

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Pictured Left to Right:  John Dixon, Larry  Fillers, Jake Ottinger, Mike Musick and Larry Henderson

May 27th, 2021

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Andrew Johnson Post 1990 VFW, installed its new Officers for the 2021/2022 year

Join us in congratulating these gentleman and wish them well as they move VFW Post 1990 into the future of Service to Veterans in Greene Co.

 

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From Left to right, Andrew Cornwell (Quartermaster), Charles McClain (Service Officer), Bill Ridley (3rd Year Trustee), Matt Soergel (Chaplain), Mike Musick (Commander), Larry Henderson (Sr Vice Commander), John Dixon (Jr Vice Commander/Adjutant). Not pictured is Ron Dixon (Judge Advocate), Elbert Kinser (Surgeon).

May 25th, 2021

VFW Post 1990 donated over 30 Car model kits worth over $700 to Roger Hull, Volunteer Coordinator of the Veterans Administration's  Crafts Room in Johnson City.

These kits , as well as our paracord kits Post 1990 provided earlier this year,  will help veterans in long term care be more active and engaged. It is our way of  thanking  them for their service to our country.

Money raised from our Spring Poppy Distribution  and other activities as well as additional help from our community, retailers and sponsors are added to Post 1990's Relief Fund which is used to pay for these kits.

We want to thank everyone who has made this Model Car Project a success though their donations.

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Photo taken by VFW Post 1990 member Milton Parham. Shown Left to Right Post members, Larry Henderson, Bill Ridley, Rodger Lipford, J.H. Wilhoit and Andrew Cornwell.

March 11th, 2021

We're BACK !!

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Thanks to our House Committee, our outdoor sign has been refurbished and re-installed with the help from our friends and sponsor at C & C Millrights.  Many Thanks..

The House Committee has been working hard since our restaurant tenant' s lease expired and vacated our facility last September.

There is more work to do, but we will get there with the help and support of our members and community..

Elbert Kinser, House Comittee Chairman

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Looking Good

Mark Kansler from C&C Millrights and his assistant shown re-installing our  outdoor Post sign

March 7th, 2021

Post 1990 sadly announces that Commander "Bill"  Irwin, who has led Post 1990 for the last three years,  has completed his final mission and passed away on March 5th.  He will be sorely missed by his fellow comrades and everyone who knew him.

Post 1990 will hold a "Celebration of Life" this Friday, March 12th, from 12pm to 2pm at Andrew Johnson VFW Post 1990.

Post Chaplain Matt Soergel will deliver the Eulogy. For more information, you can contact Chaplain Soergel at 423-525-0525.

Anyone is welcome to stand and honor the memory of Commander Irwin.

Rest in peace, Hero! A grateful Nation mourns for you.

(Kiser Rose Hill is in charge of funeral arrangement)

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Commander William "Bill" Irwin

January 22nd, 2021

Post 1990 celebrated its 75th year of supporting Greene County's Veterans.

We received the Diamond Jubilee Award from our National Commander, Harold Roesch II, congratulating us on this historic event in our Post's history.  

It was with great sadness that we had to postpone our 75th anniversary celebration that was planned.  This was decided out of concern for those that might want to attend but are being cautious about either spreading or contracting the Covid-19 virus


Rest assured that we are working for Veterans as much as possible during this pandemic and that we will have a Great 75th Celebration as soon as it is safe.

Thank you for your continued support of VFW Post 1990.
 

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January 1st, 2021

Greene County is issuing Veteran ID cards at the County Annex. Just bring a copy of your DD-214 with you and the cards are printed right there.

Eateries and Vendors honoring all Veteran ID Cards !!!

February 14th, 2019

 

Thanks to this Patriotic Community Post 1990 has been able to, and will continue to, pay for the first year of your membership to the Veterans of Foreign Wars located in Greeneville, TN (Annual Fee is $35). Join us on the Last Thursday of each month around 6pm. Meeting starts at 6:30. Please have a copy of your DD214 showing proof of eligibility.

Post 1990 1st Year Membership Dues Waived