AMVETS Post 90

As  a Charter Association since Sept 25, 1989, AMVETS Post 90 is part of one of America’s leading veterans service organizations. Nationally AMVETS has over 250,000 members, AMVETS Post 90 (American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our community, country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves.

The helping hand that AMVETS and AMVETS Post 90 extends to veterans and their families takes many forms:

Veteran Services

One of the most visible is our access to a network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, these dedicated men and women can be found in close to 50 states, providing sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to the veteran. In one recent year alone, AMVETS national service officers processed more than 74,000 claims.

Our Programs – AMVETS in Action

In addition to the work of our national service officers, other AMVETS members, as well as those at POST 90, will devote as many as 1 million hours of free time a year to brighten the lives of hospitalized veterans. Here, something as simple as playing cards with the lonely or watching television with the disabled can make a world of difference.

So can the assistance AMVETS Post 90 and the National Organization give those who want to finish their education. Each year AMVETS awards scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving high school seniors, ROTC students and veterans pursuing higher education. POST 90 contributes to local educational scholarship programs, contributes to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and partners with them on Memorial day to place Flags on the resting places of our Veterans.

AMVETS Post 90 in conjunction with other VSO organization in the DeKalb area provide Honor Guard Services to honor our service brothers, young and old, and their families during the time of their passing.

But helping others is not limited to our fellow veterans. AMVETS members in more than 1,400 posts nationwide also promote and support “quality of life” community-service programs ranging from Special Olympics and ROTC to scouting and organ-donor projects.

Your Voice in DC

Over the years, AMVETS has been at the forefront of public policy related to national defense, services for homeless veterans, adequate funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, concurrent receipt of retirement pay and disability compensation by disabled military retirees, veterans employment and training, POW/MIA accountability and flag protection.

Apart from these initiatives, the organization has thrown its monetary support behind work on such national monuments as the USS. Arizona, the Statue of Liberty and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It also sponsors its own carillon program to honor America’s deceased servicemen and women. Since 1949, when President Truman dedicated the first carillon at Arlington National Cemetery, this program has grown to encompass more than 60 sites in the United States and overseas.

Another tribute unique to AMVETS is the Silver Helmet Award, often referred to as the Veterans Oscar. A replica of the World War II GI helmet, this prestigious award is presented annually to recognize excellence and achievement in Americanism, defense, rehabilitation, congressional service and other fields.