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VFW Albany GA

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VFW Barr-Allen Post 2785 on this Memorial Day 2020 "Our Prayer is" read more here...https://thisgospelnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/vfw-post-2785-prayer-may-2020-1.pdf
When will the dancing resume
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Coats and Clark Inc. is hiring! Come to our job fair on July 11, 1-3 pm at 901 Coats Ave. Manufacturing experience preferred. VFW Albany GA #jobs #jobsforveterans
Calling all VETERANS!!! Dr. Denton Hardie is hosting his 1st Annual Smiles For Freedom Day on October 12, 2018. He is offering free dental service to Veterans. If you need dental work or a cleaning please call to make an appointment. 229-432-6641 Dr Denton Hardie 705 North Westover Blvd Albany, Ga 31707
We really had a blast last night at the Halloween Party!! I love the way y'all did the judging. Thanks again for letting us be there!! Always have a grand ole time.
Need help r guidance on how to identify an ex-army Vietnam veteran. The guy pictured was stationed at Long Binh Vietnam Army Post from 1968-1971. Only known as a Supply Sgt. with unit 169, possibly 169th Engineers Bn. First name unknown, last name Stein from New York. Rank was either Sgt. r Staff Sgt. and in mid 20's at that time. He enlisted in 1965 and served until 1971. While at Long Bihn he had a son born and left behind prior to leaving late 71. His son is now stateside (Florida), married with kids. He wishes to identify and locate his father + so kids can know their grandfather. I insisted/informed him to have a DNA test. Any help with this r an avenue to pursue would be a Godsend. Thanks in advance! As ever; Dewey Oates @ email: oatesdeweyyahoo.com and my # 229-364-9304.

VFW 2785 are a group of Warfighters stretching back to 1899. Our present members go back to WWII. We support all veterans through Legislative representation in DC and at the local level. No one does more for Veterans!

[06/01/20]   Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,

We are starting now to reopen. Us and the Still River Band are looking forward to starting back up Friday night dances. I will discuss with the band and let you know. The state imposed safety procedures need to be addressed first. If all goes well I anticipate starting dances by 12JUN2020. The post lounge will be open starting 03JUNE2020. We also have started back up rentals of the dance hall and Annex on the weekends. Contact the post at 883-9950 and speak with the Quartermaster Mr. LaFrentz. The lounge will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1700 to closing and Saturdays for events as needed. Please have with you a face mask to use within the lounge as needed. Maintain social distancing is needed and we will have the dance hall available to maintain this if need be. We will have hand sanitizer available at the lounge entrance for you to apply prior to going into the lounge. Please use and wipe the door knob when you enter. We don’t want what you may have! As many of you know we are scrapping the bottom of the barrel just to keep the power on. The closure due to the flooding in the lounge just prior to the shut down has placed us in a difficult situation. Any monetary donation to our post would be greatly appreciated and help keep the lights on. We will get through this one way or another. Generators, Candles and Coolers if necessary!! Stay safe and keep your stick on the ice!!

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander

[05/15/20]   Good Afternoon Comrades,

We will have to postpone opening back up the canteen until after 31MAY2020. I was made aware yesterday that VFW Georgia has suspended canteen operations until 31MAY2020. Well at least Wednesday was fun!! Will advise come 31MAY.

Tom Tangwall

Sr Vice Commander

VFW 2785

[05/12/20]   Good Evening Comrades and Patrons,

Yes the rumors are true! We will start to poke our heads back out of the mole hole and start to reopen. For our patrons: we will reopen to the public when we get the go ahead based on when Georgia allows bars to reopen. Us and the Still River Band are looking forward to starting back up Friday night dances. We are a social club with paying members. The post lounge will be open to MEMBERS ONLY starting 13MAY2020. Membership rules for 1 sponsored guest apply. The lounge will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1700 to closing. Front entrance to the lounge is accessible with your door card. The door will remain locked. If you do not have a door card you can stop at the post to get a new one. Have your membership identification with you. You will need to show proof of current membership prior to receiving a door card. If past due you will need to renew your membership prior to entry of the post. Please have with you a face mask to use within the lounge as needed. Maintain social distancing is needed and we will have the dance hall available to maintain this if need be. We will have hand sanitizer available at the lounge entrance for you to apply prior to going into the lounge. Please use and wipe the door knob when you enter. We don’t want what you may have! As many of you know we are scrapping the bottom of the barrel just to keep the power on. Paying attention at this point is hard. The closure due to the flooding in the lounge just prior to the shut down has placed us in a difficult situation. Any monetary donation to our post would be greatly appreciated and help keep the lights on. We will get through this one way or another. Generators, Candles and Coolers if necessary!! Stay safe and keep your stick on the ice!!
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>Sent on behalf of the Commander; H.K. Williams.
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>Tom Tangwall
>VFW 2785
>Sr Vice Commander

[04/01/20]   Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons!

For our US Navy Chiefs: Happy 127th Birthday!! So crack open a beverage and share in SOCIAL DISTANCE fashion our fraternity; Ask the Chief! I will have a bottle of Tequila when the wave has passed at the post for us to partake. On that note we will adhere to federal guidance and suspend customer business until at least 01MAY2020. Yup still sucks! Will let you know when we reopen. So for those of us with more time on our hands: Help your neighbor, family (in-laws included) and friends. Who knows they might start thinking you're OK. For applicable members the district meeting is rescheduled in Cordele for 23 MAY2020. Remember we are all in this together! Keep your stick on the ice!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

[03/28/20]   Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,

We are still under the shelter-in-place order for Dougherty County, GA: Currently effective till 11:59 07APR20. We will adhere to this. We fall under the temporary closure order. Your safety is always more important!! We will reopen upon further guidance. Customer Business (dance/rentals and group meetings apply); Post meetings are suspended till further notice. This type of BOHICHA the VFW has have never experienced on this level for our generation (1918 was much worse). Will continue for the foreseeable future. We have always worked to provide entertainment and a safe environment for us and our patrons. We rarely ask for donations as our philosophy is to provide a service for your buck to support your veterans. We are unable to do so at this time. The post has been reduced to minimal operating capabilities for security/administrative purposes. We will reopen for customer business! How soon depends on your financial support! Otherwise we will be at Candles and Coolers! Yup, it sucks! We will be back!! Bear in mind not just this Post this is world wide. Spread the word to your Comrades and friends. American Legion/DAV and AMVETS I am sure are having issues. Reach out to them. If you want drama and feelings to cope. Check out the news. If you want a sense of reality and history check out the CDC website. We are all in this together. VFW: No one does more for Veterans! Keep your stick on the ice.

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

[03/18/20]   Good Evening Comrades and Patrons

Sorry to have to inform you. Due to Federal Government guidance on COVID-19, a general feeling of uneasyness and few being in a dancing/partying mood; VFW 2785 will be suspending customer business until 01APR2020. Normal adminstrative operations will continue. We’re all in this together and each one of us doing our small part too slow the spread of the virus will have a positive impact here. The March meeting for VFW members has been rescheduled for 02APR2020 at 1900. Stay safe, follow current federal guidance and practice good hygiene!! So instead of dancing at the Post this/next Friday night; Grill a steak, pop open some good vino, dance at your house, watch a good movie and thank God you live in the USA!! Hey on the positive side of the house: No chance of a DUI!! We will pick up where we left off. Keep your stick on the ice!

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander/ House Committee Chairman

Good Afternoon All,

Update on the Post. Dance hall and Annex sustained no damage! Lounge had about 4 inches of water so everything a ground level got soaked. One good piece of news we were planning on pulling the carpet up anyway in the lounge and the water did soak the glue to help lift it off. So carpet was removed this morning. Unfortunately due to us being on the bend of the river we have a lot of debris in the parking lot as well as the back of the post. We also need to dispose of the carpeting in the dumpster. And dry out items on the floor outside. And clean out the insides of the closets. If you can assist tomorrow (Monday from 0900 till finished) to clean up the mess it would be greatly appreciated. Wheel barrels/ rakes/ shovels and strong backs needed. Also if you have a dehumidifier and large floor fans to move the air and draw the moisture out. We have one dehumidifier and a large fan now. Could use a couple more. Our Quartermaster will be opening the post at 0900. Thanks in advance!

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander

FYI, The post will be closed today due to minor flooding and we will reopen 11MAR2020 (Wednesday). Pic took this morning and water is starting to recede. Looks like we got about 4 inches of water in the lounge. Will assess once the water recedes from the building.

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander

[03/06/20]   Sorry folks, we have to shut down tonight. Water covering a good portion of the parking lot and will probably increase a bit more later today. See you next Friday night!

[01/27/20]   VFW 2785 Lounge will be open to all for Super Bowl LIV starting at 3 pm. Last year was a great success and we hope to do it again this year! Bartenders will be on hand, pool tables will be open and darts boards as well. We ask you bring some light snacks. I will be preparing hot wings and something with venison (have not decided yet!). Chips/dip/cheese/sliced vegs/crock pot stuff; you know the drill. So come out and support your friendly local VFW post and enjoy a great game!

VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander
Tom Tangwall

Had a great time New Years Eve 2020!! Couple of pics! God Bless us all. Time for me and Leon to relax and have Prime Rib, Asparagus, Manchego Scalloped potatoes, Chocolate soufflé's and a good bottle of Spanish Bordeaux. Our Lives are good because of our warfighters! Happy New Year!!

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[12/31/19]   Good Evening All,

VFW 2785 will be open for NEWS YEARS EVE 2020. The Still River band will start at 8 pm to bring in the new year. Entry is 15 bucks per head at the door. We encourage you to bring a light snack and dress for dancing and bring a noise maker (mines a duck call). Also we are not serving Champagne this year (last years was not good to put it mildly, so we gave the rest away)! So feel free to bring in your celebratory bottle to close out the night if you wish. Come on out and support your local VFW Post. Where else can you go for that price on New Years Eve with a band?

Sr Vice Commander
Tom Tangwall

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Veterans parade at Leesburg see flyer! VFW 2785 will be there!!

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VFW 2785 Halloween Dance 2019

VFW 2785 Halloween Dance 2019

Friday night 01NOV2019 yes tomorrow is the VFW 2785; Post Halloween dance/custome contest. So don't put your costume away just yet!! Come out and have a great time! Still River Band starts at 8:30

Mark the date: 1000, 16NOV2019 Leesburg GA, Downtown will be holding it's second Veterans parade! I do not know all the particulars however for our members participating in the parade; line up will start at the high school at 0900. Please wear your VFW service cover and or VFW jacket or similar item as appropriate identifying you as a VFW member. The U.S. ARMY MANEUVER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE BAND MARCHING BAND will be performing, our state commander will be there and should be a lot of fun. An excellent opportunity to show our face to the community and support this function(Your day/Your show).

Sr. Vice Commander, Tom Tangwall

VFW 2785 is continuing with Big D's Karaoke on Wednesday nights! Starting time has been changed to 7pm. Have some great singers as well as some sounding like killing cats (myself in particular). Admission is only 5 bucks! So come on out for a midweek break and support your local veterans and have a great time.

On a side note: Larry B. I will have you duet Paradise by the dashboard lights some day!! Patron is on me Sir!

Sr. Vice Commander, Tom Tangwall.

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[09/14/19]   VFW 2785 will be starting Karaoke on Wednesday nights starting around 8 pm on 25SEP2019. This is open to the public. I do not have a flyer at this time. However will post once I have. So come on out and support your local veterans and have a great time.

We held a membership drive at Home Depot on 07SEP19 from 1000-1400. We were able to collect 84 dollars for the VFW Children's National Home. Thanks Comrades Murray, LaFrenze and Tangwall for the assist.

VFW 2785 is supporting the Bags, Bikes & Boots benefit for Pam West on 13 JULY 2019 via use of our hall. Please see attached flyer for details. This will be great time. So come on out and support. The hall and beer will be cold!

VFW 2785 & AUX set up a static display at MCLB Albany, GA Independence Day celebration 28JUNE. Plenty of food beverages, entertainment and of course fireworks. Great time to get our face out to the public. A good meet and greet! Couple of photos attached as well as a video of the fireworks display.

[06/29/19]   VFW 2785 & AUX set up a static display at MCLB Albany, GA Independence Day celebration 28JUNE. Plenty of food beverages, entertainment and of course fireworks. Great time to get our face out to the public. A good meet and greet! Couple of photos attached as well as a video of the fireworks display.

[05/04/19]   Good Evening All,

We will be observing Loyalty Day at the Post starting at 1200 04MAY2019. YES that's tomorrow! Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. As well as educate all Americans of the fallacies of Communism/Socialism. All of us have served enforcing our Federal Republic. Loyalty Day is 01May of a given year and the VFW posts nationwide usually celebrate the first Saturday of May. We will be hosting the Dublin veterans and providing a Luncheon (Fried chicken, vegetables, potato salad, cake, beverages) and program. So come on out and support your VFW Post. This event is open to all. Starts at 1200 and goes to approx: 1430. On behalf of Commander: Williams.

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

VFW 2785 celebrated our 75th Anniversary! Georgia State Commander; Mr. Tony Dobbins presented Albany , GA Post 2785 with our certificate of 75 years of service to our veterans on behalf of our Commander-in-Chief; Mr. Vincent; "B.J." Lawrence. Presented to our Commander; Mr. Arthur K. Williams. THANK YOU! To our VFW/AUX members, Local Organizations (OFA, FRA, Law Enforcement Association Albany, GA, IHRA, DAV) Still River Band, Mr. Brian Shattles, Mr. Steve Owens, Mr. Tim Swanager, Veterans and our customers for your continued support of our veterans. Without you we could not operate at the level we currently can and we would not be here without your support.

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander

[01/21/19]   Good Afternoon All,
Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, Feb 3, 2019. Kickoff is at 1830. The Patriots and the Rams are playing. The post will be open starting at 1200 (for pregame) and we will have a bartender starting at 1700. BYOB until 1700. We will be having Gumbo (Holy Trinity, chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage, okra (I make a great Roux!)), Buffalo wings and finger food. I ask you to let me know if you want to contribute to the pot and or finger foods/chicken wings prior to 01FEB so I can plan accordingly. Not a member of the VFW? No Issue! Come on out and have a beverage with a Vet and enjoy the game.

Tom Tangwall
House Committee Chairman
VFW 2785

[12/29/18]   Good Evening All,

We will be holding a New Years Eve Dance on 31DEC2018 starting at 8:30 pm and ringing in the New Year!! The Still River Band will be performing and the admission is 15 dollars each at the door. So come on out and help celebrate the coming New Year at VFW 2785!!

Completed work on the West side of the Annex roofing project. Thanks the Comrades Henson, Edwards, Tangwall, White, Malachi, Robertson, Lafrentz and Leony Tangwall. East side needs repairs to structure and shingling. Will discuss at the next meeting (23AUG, 1900).

Just five of the items we will be auctioning off in support of our veterans.

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Wednesday - OFA Annual Dice Run helping vets

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Happy Fathers Day to all our Comrades!! Our Auction is just 1 week away (23JUNE2018 starts 3 pm). We have been very successful raising funds for our veterans! But as before while the monetary side is great and support from the Leesburg/Albany community as been Outstanding; We still are in need to have sufficient items on hand to conduct a solid auction. Past experience shows it appears 1-2 days prior (Yes we pucker up). Please if your donating an item for the auction get it to the post prior to Friday (22June2018). We do need to conduct inventory and set a starting bid. The more prepared we are the more fun will be had. I will be at the post wed and Fri to inventory. We will be having food (Comrade Robertson is the grill master) and the Auction starts at 3 pm. It will be loud and a whole lot of fun. Ms. Rouse has donated Cakes for the silent auction and the OFA will be conducting the Auction portion. So come on out and support your local VFW and our veterans. If you due not plan to bid; show your support and acknowledge those that
have made this possible and we do take donations. Credit/debit cards are accepted. We will have old/new/handmade items. They will be on display starting at 12 pm on Saturday. Please review the below list of our sponsors and support them as needed. Without them this could not happen!!

Plantation Collision Center
Climate Masters
Rossi Performance
Professional Locators & Recovery
Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia, P.C.
RFMC
RFSC
Rooster’s INC.
RW’s Transport
Lee County Auto Service
A+ Roofing
Oakridge Pawn Shop
Bank of Lee County
Con Dauphinais
The Oglethorpe Lounge
DooDah’s
Albany Body Works, INC
RPM Corporation
Lake Effect Retriever
Mack Salon
1st Franklin Financial
Mike’s Country Store
Quick Loan Co.
Dougherty Glass Company
Atlas Fence Company
Pope Remodeling & Construction
Newlan Enterprise
Sylvester American Legion Riders Post 335
IHRA
Master Body Works
Billy Joe’s Pool Room
Riverpointe Golf Course
Rooster’s Lawn & Maintenance
The Eidson Firm
Budweiser
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
Georgia Center Center MedSpa
10 Ring Sports and Pawn
Maximum Powder Coating

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