June 1st, 2023
Attention grades 6-8 (Patriots Pen) and 9-12 (Voice of Democracy) students, parents and teachers.
The Essays for the 2023-24 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy have been posted on the National Website, www.VFW.org
Essays are due at Andrew Johnson VFW Post 1990 by October 31st, 2023.
So get those rough drafts started.
Patriot’s, here are your topics:
Patriot’s Pen 2023-2024 theme is
"How Are You Inspired by America?"
Voice of Democracy 2023-2024 theme is
"What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?"
National VOD Winner receives a $30,000 scholarship.
April 4th, 2023
USS Greeneville Meet and Greet
Everyone had a great time, especially the kids, learning about life on our submarine.
CMDR Robeert Lake and VFW CMDR Mike Musick
Sr Chief of Boat Dan Dumitrache, Petty Office Zackery Finley, Miss Nashville Teen Anna Parlapiano, Commander Robert Lake and Lt. J.G. Colin Barlow.
February 10th and 11th, 2023
The Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America is partnering with our local food bank and the residents of our community to fight hunger during the annual Scouting for Food initiative.
Scouting for Food will take place February 10th and 11th at VFW Post 1990 and will serve as the local drop off point for food donations during this event.
The scouts will also participate in fire side and training events during the weekend as well, so stop by, drop off your food donations and thank these young citizens for their dedication and patriotism.
People in our region depend on drives like this to stock local food shelves and ensure they are always able to provide families with the food they need.
The Scout Oath includes a promise to help other people at all times. Scouts in the Sequoyah Council live that promise every day, and Post 1990 is proud to support our scouts and neighbors to help reduce hunger in our area.
December 15th, 2022
Paw-Paw Elf Santa's Oldest Elf
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 !!
Santa Night was sponsored by VFW Post 1990
and the US Military Vets MC.
Santa telling the kids his favorite stories about Christmas.
December 14th, 2022
Members of VFW Post 1990 assembled bags of fruit and goodies to Veterans living in assisted living facilities throughout Greene County.
We do this every year to thank them for their service and let them know they are never forgotten.
These gifts will be distributed over the next couple of days.
We want to thank all the members who helped organize and participated in this event.
Left to Right, Jessie Wilhoit, Larry Henderson, Elbert Kinser and Larry Fillers
November 19th, 2022
Our Country Style Breakfast on Saturday November 19th was a huge success with approximately 200 people attending.
We want to thank all those who participated, the Farm Bureau Women who donated their time and resources and all that came out to make this a special day.
We can report with today's sales, donations and the money raised by the Marine Corp League, we made enough to pay for the repair of our heat pump which was our goal.
November 9th, 2022
Cub Scout Pack 93 hosted a Veteran’s Celebration Nov. 9 at the VFW Post 1990 in Greeneville. Thirty veterans and their families attended.
Scout leaders, Cub masterv Jay Richards and Committee Chair Barbara Richards coordinated, which was led entirely by the scouts.
November 11th, 2022
We want to thank all those that participated in this event and thank you for all the donations we received.
These funds will go towards helping fellow veterans and maintaining our facilities.
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.
Post Commander Musick (Left) and 2021 Quartermaster Rodger Lipford
Post Commander Musick (Right) and House Committee Chairman Elbert Kinser
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.
April 9th, 2022
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.
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.
Post 1990 members who donated their time to make this year such a big success.
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.
Mayor Kevin Morrison
October 9th, 2021
U.S. Military Vets MC
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
Dennis and Dodie Whitmer
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 .
Attendees planting flags to honor these fallen in Kabul on August 26, 2021
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.
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.
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.