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December 18, 2014 • Vol. 91, No. 10 “For God & Country”

Badger &“Wisconsin”

Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family

The mission of The American Legion, Department Of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.

National Guard Judge Advocate to Attend Midwinter Free Assistance Provided for Critical Estate Planning Documents!

The Wisconsin National Guard’s Judge Advocate Office will be represented at the Department Midwinter Conference on Saturday, January 17th. They will provide assistance in creating simple Wills and Power of Attorney documents at no charge. Preliminary briefings will take place at 10 AM and 2 PM in Lower Dells B. The briefings will provide

a brief overview of wills, powers of attorney and living wills and last approximately ten minutes each. The briefings complement presentations made by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and emphasize the importance of a Living Will with specialized language to ensure that it is adequate for admission into the Wisconsin Veterans

Homes at Union Grove, King and Chippewa Falls. After each briefing, members of the Judge Advocate’s staff will be available to meet privately and draft powers of attorney and living will documents as well as simple wills. Complex estate planning services would be outside the scope of what they are able to provide.

$38,500 in Prizes will be Awarded in Midwinter 2015 Sweepstakes Rooms Still Available at Ho-Chunk Hotel & Casino for Midwinter Conference

This year’s Midwinter Conference at the Ho-Chunk Hotel, Casino and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells is scheduled for January 15th – 18th and features something for everyone. New training for Post Officers and a special briefing by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will take place on Saturday, January 17th. The Midwinter Sweepstakes drawing will take place at 7:00PM that evening prior to a special commemorative banquet. The banquet will feature National Vice Commander Bill Bryant of Virginia and Colonel Jeffrey J. Wiegand, commander of the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, located at Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field in Madison. All Legion Family members are invited to attend the event. As commander of the 115th Fighter Wing, Colonel Wiegand is responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of nearly 1,200 active-guard and traditional forces serving the dual mission of state and federal responsibility falling under the Governor of Wisconsin and President of the United States. The (Continued on Page 5)

2015 MIDWINTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Registration 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Exhibits 7:00 AM-10:00 AM Americanism Resource Area 7:00 AM-10:00 AM Shooting Sports Shooting Range 9:00 AM Americanism/C&Y in Your Community 9:00 AM 9:00 AM ALEI 9:00 AM Funeral Honors/M-1 Garand 10:00 AM 2nd District Oratorical Contest 11:15 AM Roles of Post Officers 11:15 AM Recruiting, Retention & Revitalization 11:15 AM Funeral Honors/M1 Training 11:15 AM Post Administrative Process 11:15 AM Public Relations 2:00 PM Baseball Directors Meeting 2:00 PM 2:00 PM Americanism /C&Y in Your Community 2:00 PM Computer/Website Training 4:00 PM Roles of Post Officers 4:00 PM Recruiting, Retention & Revitalization 4:00 PM Public Relations 6:00 PM Catholic Church Service 6:00 PM Protestant Church Service 7:00 PM Midwinter Annual Banquet

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December 2014 cover  

Veterans scholarships Troops

December 2014 cover  

Veterans scholarships Troops