Oorah! Newsletter - July 2024

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Important Links

NH Division of Veteran Services - New Hampshire Division of Veterans Services Website

Veteran's Court Program - Veterans Count provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.

Veterans Legal Justice - launched operations and began accepting clients for intake on Veterans Day, 2022. We service veterans, service members, and their families, by providing referrals to lawyers in virtually every area of the law. Veterans Legal Justice stands out among veterans organizations because we define "veteran" a bit differently. The way we see it, if you or a member of your family have put on the uniform, even one day, you can come to us and get help with any legal needs.

National Riffle Association (NRA) - Find out all about what the programs has to offer.

Department of NH Marine Corps League - State level of the Marine Corps League organization.

National Marine Corp League - National level of the Marine Corps League organization.

Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)- (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions.


Homeland Heroes Foundation - offers an array of supportive services to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families in their time of need to help restore a sense of community, independence, and well-being at home.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) -Their mission: we are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Leatherneck4Life - Marine & Tactical Apparel

Marine for Life - Overview/Training - Marine for Life Network Liaison Training book.

Sgt Grit - Merchant selling Marine Corps logo items including clothing, mugs, hats and caps, automotive, uniform supplies, and misc. accessories.  Have a look, they might have what you are looking for.

Frank A. Diekmann Scholarship - for full details on the annual scholarship that Granite State Detachment #542 offers.

Operation Delta Dog - Do you suffer from PTSD, TBI, MST?  Ever thought of a service dog?  Operation Delta Dog trains shelter dogs to be service dogs for veterans.  Check out their website for more information as to how you can rescue a shelter dog and they can help you with your life.

Leadership - Principles of Leadership for Detachment Officers

Military Poems by David "Doc" Freschi


GSD By-Laws - Last amended 2019

On Boarding

Ribbons & Awards - Detailed Breakdown

Uniforms – Detailed Breakdown

Uniform Regulations - Detailed Breakdown of uniform regulations

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VA News

Veterans, Veterans’ Families,
Caregivers and Survivors

Legal and Financial Planning Services are Now Available for Family Caregivers

The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is introducing a new nationwide service offering comprehensive legal and financial planning services to Primary Family Caregivers enrolled in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). A network of licensed attorneys and certified financial counselors are readily accessible to provide expert-led consultative services and personalized concierge case management to ensure the timely resolution of any presenting issues. Starting April 24, 2023, this important resource is now available to Primary Family Caregivers nationwide. To access these critical resources, interested caregivers can contact their local Caregiver Support Team, who will provide the necessary information.

About the Caregiver Support Program

The Caregiver Support Program promotes the health and well-being of all Veterans’ Caregivers through education, resources, support, and services. Visit CSP’s website to learn more about the Program of General Caregiver Support Services and PCAFC.

To learn about CSP and specific aspects of the program, listen to CSP’s Podcast with VA SITREP.

Need help? Reach out to your CSP team.

Every VA facility has a CSP team that provides support and referrals to services. They provide valuable information about resources that can help you stay informed and supported as you care for your Veteran. Reach out to your CSP team to learn about more resources and events in your local area.

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In collaboration with the Manchester Veteran Administration Medical Center (MVAMC), Art for Vets is able to provide access to the art and wellness experiences in our galleries and classrooms on a weekly basis, year-round.

We aim to serve our veteran and active service members by creating programs that align with the Whole Health philosophy of the MVAMC and promoting their individual wellness through creativity; building a sense of accomplishment; uncovering new insights about themselves and each other; sparking effective, fluid, and transparent communication; inspiring overall camaraderie and shared support among all involved. Meaningful and respectful dialogue, the pursuit of whole health, and the benefits of the creative process are the keystones of Art for Vets.

The Art for Vets program is for veterans, active military, and their immediate family members.





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Veteran Creative Cohort Connect socially through art-viewing, creative art explorations, and guided conversations in the galleries of the museum. The program emphasizes personal development, respite, relationship building, and mindful awareness. Offered virtually and in person.

Art for Vets (AfV) Studio Classes - these are studio classes specifically offered for AfV students. There is no limit and classes are free of charge.

Studio Art Tutorials The Currier Museum provides virtual, small group art tutorials for veterans with teaching artists. Fields of study include drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. There are a limited number of spaces for each camp (2 – 3), therefore families must register early. A scholarship application submission is required.

Art for Vets Family Day The Currier Museum of Art welcomes New Hampshire’s active military and veteran families on the third Saturday of every month from 11 am to 2 pm, for free admission*, a free drop in art activity in our studio spaces, and a complimentary lunch ($15 limit per person).

Check-in with Guest Services and visit the Winter Garden Café anytime between 12pm – 2pm for your complimentary lunch and visit the galleries as well. Free admission is valid for veterans, active military, and their families.

Museum Admission The Currier Museum of Art offers veterans, active-duty military, and their families or one guest free gallery admission at any time, not just during Art for Vets Family Days.

To learn more about Arts for Vets at the Currier Museum of Art, contact or to reserve by phone, call 603.518.4946.

Art for Vets is supported by Swim with a Mission