opens new quartermaster shop!!

In a Feb 15 Executive Report, Harry Neal of AMVETS National Headquarters, announced that they launched a new quartermaster shop at  To date, they have hats, shirts, pins, etc.

VAVS Representatives Needed!!

The Sons of AMVETS need VAVS volunteers--can you spare a little time each month to help your local VA medical center?  As a national group, we have volunteers at fewer than 15 VAMC's across the country.  If you are a volunteer, next time you visit VAMC, be sure your hours are listed to Group #322(Sons of AMVETS) and not listed under AMVETS.  For more info on becoming a Sons VAVS Rep--email

Cmdr Dan Briggs' National Project is to fund and reserrect the Activity Kits that have been discontinued by VA.

Sons of AMVETS

Dept of New York


On June 6 the NYS Sons of AMVETS held their 2015-16 Installation of Officers in Binghamton, NY.  The NYS Sons would like to thank incoming AMVETS State Commander Rich DeJesu and incoming AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Kathy Ballard as well as the many AMVETS and Auxiliary Members that took the time to attend our Installation Ceremony.  We also thank Sons of AMVETS National 3rd Vice Cmdr Harold Collins for administering the oath of office.


Pictured (L-R) Les Baker Immediate Past Commander; Chip Smith 1st Vice Commander; John Cerny 2nd Vice Commander; Ben Gladding 3rd Vice Commander; Patrick Mitchell Commander; Scott Devery Adjutant; Lee Smith Judge Advocate; Paul Conto Provost Marshall; Bill Clemens Finance Officer and Dan Tamburlin Chaplain. Not available for photo Richard Beaulieu Convention Chair.

Buffalo VAMC no longer accepts used Sharps

In a statement from AMVETS PDC Steve Kazmierski, the Buffalo VAMC no longer accepts used needles and sharps.  At this time it is unknown if this change is just in Buffalo or also includes other VAMC's.  Check this link for New York State locations to disposed your sharps.


The Sons of AMVETS, Dept of New York helped LEEK Preserve upgrade its electric system by adding two 7500 watt generators.  LEEK can now handle all its electric loads on their own.

​The Sons also provided LEEK with a utility trailer that will be used to move blinds into the woods and return to storage following the seasons.