Wishing you 12 months of success,
52 weeks of laughter,
365 days of fun,
8760 hours of joy,
525600 minutes of luck &
31536000 seconds of happiness!
Americans Supporting Armed Services has been asked to make all veterans and caregivers aware of this update!
All of the conditions added under the PACT ACT are active now!
This means Veterans have until August of 2023 to get into their VSO/VBA
and get the claim started or they will lose their effective start date
(and corresponding retroactive compensation) date of August 2022.
We are happy to hear Veterans won’t have to wait longer, but this change could also cause many Veterans to lose compensation that is owed to them.
Please help us get the word out, it would be greatly appreciated!
Maybe with enough coverage we can help
mitigate the number of Veterans who may miss that window of time.
We are proud to announce the release of our war memorial book
Reflections of War
Reflections of War is a celebration of life. This memorial book is dedicated to those individuals who served and those who gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It Symbolizes gratitude, respect, and unending appreciation to all those who have been active in the war on terrorism. This book contains photos taken by our gallant men and women while deployed in Iraq. Viewing this group of brave and heroic individuals allows us to "see the war through their eyes" and celebrate the individuals that fought for us. This tangible memorial will enable family and friends to grieve and reflect in the privacy of their homes.
Click on the above photo to order your copy today! 100% of the proceeds go directly to veterans in need.
Jacob Brown's Story
Jacob enlisted in the Army in 2006, he was deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008, and honorably discharged by December 2010.
During deployment Jacob was in a guard tower where their burn pit was no more than 40 feet away from FOB Hammer.
Since his return he suffers from ailments including double vision,
gait impairment, speech dysarthria, breathing problems, enlarged liver, migraines, and shrinking of the cerebellum.
Jacob's story is just one of hundreds of thousands of veterans
suffering from "Burn Pit Exposure".
We had the pleasure of hosting Jacob & his family this summer
so they could attend our event on July 9,2022
and share their story.
We will continue to advocate for Jacob & all our veterans
to get the care they need and deserve.
We had the honor of meeting Staff Sergeant Wesley Black
in September 2021. He was the first Iraq/Afghanistan veteran
to fly with North Country Honor Flight, Plattsburgh,NY.
Wesley passed away in November 2021 after battling cancer
and the Federal government. Wesley served in both Iraq and Afghanistan being exposed to open air Burn Pits
which caused his illness.
Americans Supporting Armed Services will continue
to advocate for his fight to bring awareness to the
veterans and their hardships post war due to BPE.