Supporting Our Vets: New AMVETS Post Opens at Globe University-Eau Claire

 Attention all veterans including National Guard and Reserve members!  There is a new AMVETS post forming in Eau Claire. AMVETS is an organization for all honorable military service vets.

The American Veterans Organization also known as AMVETS is starting a new chapter in Eau Claire, Wis. The meetings for the new post will be held at Globe University-Eau Claire. This is an independent post with membership open to all eligible veterans in the community. No affiliation with Globe University is required.

The opening of the new post has required careful coordination between Globe University officials and members of the AMVETS post leadership. Globe University’s support of our veterans and commitment to community made it a natural choice for a host site for the new post.  

AMVETSThe nearby existing post in Chippewa Falls provides opportunity to participate in funerals and parades as well as serving and supporting a variety of community organizations. It is expected that the Eau Claire post will provide the community with similar support.  

There are many reasons for veterans to join a group such as AMVETS, the American Legion, or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Support and socializing are among some of the purposes to meet together. Like other veterans organizations, AMVETS will attempt to meet the needs of veterans and the community.  Additionally, according to John Nebelsiek, one of the organizers of the post, the organization will give all who served a voice in state and national government.   

The AMVETS post in Chippewa Falls has 62 members ranging in age from 19 and up. Nebelsiek is hoping that the post will attract men of all ages and more women than previous posts have encountered. Many women have served our country yet are not well represented at the current post in Chippewa Falls.  

The AMVETS post forming in Eau Claire is scheduled to have an open house on Feb. 28, 2013, from 5:00- 7:00 PM at Globe University.  All who are currently serving or who have served in the past are encouraged to come to the informational meeting. Nebelsiek invites those who are interested to “come and see what we can do for you and WITH you.”