From the Office of the Commander Edward L. Richards

The Department SEC was held on September 20-21 2014 in Warner Robins, Georgia, Hilton Gardens Inn 207 Willie Lee Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia 31093. (478) 971-1550.
AMVETS Post 9  sponsors : Covenant Woods, Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, Randy Prather Home Building and Remodeling and Fort Daniel, Inc. This company offers precision rifles and other products to the law enforcement and the public. Our sponsor help out with the funding of our post programs and services for our area veterans and their families.
Regarding HB-963. The Commander will schedule a meeting soon with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Chairman Ed Harbison to ensure that we get this legislation passed in the 2014-15 General Assembly session. The bill  was passed in the 2010 session of Georgia House and was voted out favorably by the Senate Committee  but the Senate Leadership did not put the bill on the calendar for a floor vote.

The Ledger-Enquirer Sound Off has had several comments about the care and or treatment of our veterans at some local AL/GA VA Clinics and Hospitals. As Commander of Post 9 and user of our local VA facilities, I have not witnessed any misconduct on the part of VA staff against veterans. However, this is not to say there is not any. If any veteran has a valid complaint against the VA regarding their care and treatment AMVETS Post 9 wants to know about it. Please contact any AMVETS Post in your area and ask to speak to the Post Commander. In the Chattahoochee Valley of AL and GA. In GA please contact Commander Edward L. Richards at 706/392/6666 or e-mail:  When making a claim of abuse or other complaint, please make sure to include the names, titles of all VA staff involved with your issue and the names of any witnesses. Include all contact information for witnesses, if known. All complaints are treated as confidential and will not be divulged to anyone without a need to know. AMVETS Post 9 will soon have an online complaint form available for veterans to complete. As veterans, you may rest assured that  AMVETS will protect your rights and benefits to the fullest extent possible under the law. If you are not already an AMVETS member, please join and help protect your rights and benefits that you have earned by your service in the defense of our great country. Come to one of our Post meetings and learn about how AMVETS can help you. You must be a member in good standing, to be eligible to get any benefit from our sponsors.


Post 9 will conduct our 2015 MEMBERSHIP &  CLOVER LEAF DRIVE soon. To volunteer a couple hours to man a table, please call 706/392/6666 Office of the Commander . Email:

The Post is always in need of volunteers to accomplish its mission of providing programs and services to veterans and their dependents. If you have some free time, please come and join your fellow AMVETS in this effort. You can contact the

Please, show our sponsors listed on our Post site that we appreciate their support of our veterans, by patronizing them with your business. Without the support of our sponsors, AMVETS Post 9 could not deliver the services that veterans depend on. If you do not see a sponsor listed, please contact the Post for information.

The National Infantry Museum hosted a symposium. The participants did an outstanding job of educating those present about the future of our military. The Post Commander ordered a DVD of the program and will host a lunch and meeting for our members and the general public to show for those that were not able to attend the event.