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From the Desk of the Post Commander To all my Comrades and reality. I owe it all to those that have put their heart and Friends at Post 9981, soul into making the Post It has been a pleasure and needless to say, chal- successful. I have had wonderful moments with all of lenging at times, that I you at the Post over the have served as your years and plan to continue Commander. I do not regret any of those chal- sharing more with you even without the title of Comlenges and feel that we have been able establish mander. I am, as well as one of the best Posts in many of you will be, impressed with the new incomthe State of Alaska. It has been with pride that I ing Commander, Nick have seen the growth of Knowles. This Warrior has accomplishment that we already accomplished amazing changes that are leading have all seen become a us in the right direction and I

am confident with new and fresh ideas he will continue to hold up the responsibilities in making the Post the best in the State. God Bless you all, God Bless Post 9981, and God Bless the United States of America!

Steve Hubbard Post Commander

Volume 3, Issue 1 May 1, 2013

Post Officers Steve Hubbard—Commander Dave Thoene—Sr. Vice Eric Lucas—Chaplain Grady Lindly—JAG Joe Federman—Surgeon Nick Knowles—Adjutant Anthony Knapp—3 Yr. Trustee Jerry Quinn—2 Yr. Trustee

Upcoming Events Ladies Auxiliary Regular Meeting

5/1 6 p.m.

Installation of New 5/5 Post Officers Noon Regular Anchorage 5/7 Assembly Meeting 6 p.m.

A Message From the Ladies’ Auxiliary President Dear Sisters,  look forward to the new  Earlier this month we held  ideas that will be brought  our first annual nomina‐ to the table in the ensuing  tions and elections since  year.  reinstating our Charter.  I  The month of May brings  am excited about the up‐ with it the Kentucky Derby,  coming year as we have  May 4th; Cinco de Mayo,  May 5th; Mother’s Day, May  some wonderful Ladies  that are also excited to be  12th; Armed Forces Day,  on board.  Since our Char‐ May 18th; and, of course,  ter was instituted we have  Memorial Day, May 27th.   doubled our membership,  Memorial Day will bring  which is fantastic.  I have  with it participation in  some ceremonies or plac‐ no doubt this next year  ing memorial wreaths or  will be even more as‐ tounding as we continue  flags on headstones/grave  to build on our member‐ markers to honor our  fallen heroes and all those  ship.  Over the past few months,  who have fought for our  we have had some pretty  freedoms and our country.   The month of June  successful events and I 

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also has a few notable  dates to remember, such  as:  Flag Day, June 14th,  and Father’s Day, June  16th.  I look forward to making  2013‐2014 one of the  best years our Ladies  Auxiliary and our VFW  Post has seen, and to  work closely with all of  you to achieve this.   Thank you all for your  continued support.    Sincerely,  Ginger Hubbard  President,   Ladies Auxiliary 

General Membership Meeting

5/14 6 p.m.

James “Shaggy” Ellington Farewell

5/18 6 p.m.

Men’s Auxiliary


Memorial Day


Steak Night 6 p.m.-9p.m.

5/3 5/17 5/31

Standing Events Hotdog night is every Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.. Cheeseburgers are served any Friday that isn’t steak night. Karaoke/Live DJ every Friday and Saturday night, 8 p.m. until midnight.

Adjutant’s Notes Comrades,

to-be vacant.

First let me say that I am deeply honored to have been entrusted with command of our post. I know that the next year will be a challenging one, but I’m heartened by the support and encouragement that I’ve received so far from the members, officers, and friends of Post 9981.

These include Quartermaster, Asst. QM, Post Adjutant, Service Officer, and 1-Year Trustee. If you’re interested in serving in one of these positions, or, if you want to contribute, in a non-officer capacity, please contact me at

Having said that, the post really needs your support right now. In addition to our neighborhood problems, there are several post officer positions that are currently, or soon-

tribute your time and energy, please see James “Big Jim” Dalzell, or Eric James, or be at the Men’s Auxiliary meeting on Tue, May 28.

So many of you already have done so much, and continue to do much in support of the post. Please know that the officers and I don’t take it lightly if we Also, our Men’s Auxiliary is undergo- approach you, and ask you to do more. ing a period of transition. They really We are all volunteers, and we only want need some aux members to come for- see our post grow and get better. ward to share some of the burden keep- Thanks so much for your trust and suping the group going. If you are an aux- port, iliary member, willing and able to con- Nick Knowles, Post Adjutant

Post Canteen Hours Mon—Thurs:

2 p.m.—12 a.m.


2 p.m.—2 a.m.


12 p.m.—2 a.m.


12 p.m.—11 p.m.

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