Joe Akridge went missing in Columbus GA in the +- Wal-Mart area off Buena vista on March 29-15, after countless hours of search for our Joe,
we have No leads to his whereabouts. The Columbus Police Department and countless others have spent long hours to locate Joe with negative results.
Joe, 54 years old is a Kind and Gentle man, Joe has a mental disability with a 3rd grade cognitive level. He doesn’t drive a car,
No Cell Phone, No credit cards, No money, No drug use and never spent a night away from home. Joe has a clean record through and through.
He just Vanished.
Congressman Sanford Bishop sponsored a veterans’ town hall at the Infantry Museum in Columbus on Thursday, July 2nd. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs accompanied Congressman Bishop. The Secretary was well received by the veterans that attended the forum. AMVETS Post 9 and VFW Post 12110 had several officers and members in attendance. The AMVETS Post 9 and VFW Post 12110 officers and members would like to thank the Secretary for his positive service to our nation’s veterans. Under his leadership, we believe that the veterans of Alabama and Georgia are seeing and will continue to see major changes in their care.
Sydney Smith VFW Post 665 Commander and other VFW and Marine Corps League Veterans, VFW Department of Georgia Sr. Vice Commander Richard Attaway
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System request the honor of your presence at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, the eighth of July at eleven o’clock Fort Benning Veterans Affairs Clinic, Building 9214, Fort Benning Georgia 31905. RSVP by 2 July 2015 (334) 260-4178 or Sonya.Goines@va.gov Dress: Military – ACUs Civilian – Business Casual
Effective 6 July 2015 Columbus – CBOC will open at MACH 6635 Bass Road, Bldg. 9214.
Take 1-185 South to Main Gate at Fort Benning. After being cleared continue
toward Marne Road exit. Continue to signal light go straight about half mile
You will see a VA symbol sign on the right. Turn right on to Bass Road Building
9214 is in front of you and you have arrived at your destination. If you have a Military ID
you will have no problem accessing FT. Benning. According to current information, you can
use your VA ID, if it has your photo displayed.
GREAVU-BLACKMON AMVETS 9 Post Commander Ed Richards and Finance Officer Drain Cassady attended a seminar hosted by the CAVHCS on 19 June 2015. There was standing room only at this event. Veterans from the Tri – Cities area will be pleased with what is about to happen, beginning
6 July 2015. If you did not attend this seminar, you may attend the COLONEL ROBERT B. NETT VFW MEMORIAL POST 12110 23 June 2015 meeting @ 1800 The Post is located at 5424 Woodruff Farm Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907 (Covenant Woods Retirement Home). in the rear activity room. Check with the front desk staff for directions. For additional information contact the Commander at 706-392-6666 or email@example.com The June 23, 2015 meeting will convene at 1900 hours at the same venue.
The CAVHCS will hold a town hall meeting Friday June 19, 2015 at 3PM.
Location: Columbus Public Library on Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907.
The meeting is open to all veterans and their families. The public is also
welcome. For more information contact Sonya Goines @ 334-260-4178
Charles M. Greavu AMVETS Post 9 will host the 69th AMVETS and 64th AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary State Convention June 5-7-2015
The Holiday Inn-Airport, 2800 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, Georgia is the Convention venue. Post 9 Members attending must
have their registration and Banquet Fees paid NLT May 20, 2015. Call 706-392-6666 Edward L. Richards, Post Commander.
The following Post Officers were elected at the Charles M. Greavu AMVETS Post 9 April Meeting:
Edward L. Richards, Commander
Vice Commander, Charles Youmans
Adjutant, David B. Eaton
Finance Officer, Drain Cassidy
Judge Advocate, Melvin E. Cooper, Esq
Provost Marshal, To be appointed
Chaplain, William Clark
Legislative Affairs, Edward L. Richards
VAVS Representative (Tuskegee)
Senate Bill 188 has been introduced by Senators Ed Harbison of the 15th and Senator Josh McKoon of the 29th.
The bill has been read and referred to the http://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=141&Session=24
SB 188 will be on the 2016 General Assembly Calendar.
AMVETS Post 9 will meet April 28, 2015 at 7PM at Covenant Woods, 5424 Woodruff Farm Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907
Check with the front desk for directions to the meeting room.