Free Tickets for Sporting Events
26 January 2010
Veteran Tickets Foundation, aka "VetTix", is a 501(c)3 organization that pursues and collects tickets to any all events (family, concert, sports, theatre, anything and everything) in return for an 'In Kind Gift Receipt' then make those tickets available to our active military (including reserves), veterans and their families as a way of saying "Thank You". They are less than 2 years old and to date have given away more than 40,000 tickets in 28 states valued at over $1.5 million.
For more information visit their website at www.VetTix.org to see what events they have given tickets to and to see what events are coming up.
21 January 2010» By SGT Peter Morrison
Maj. Gen. John W. Libby The Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard signs the Memorandum of Understanding with attorney Daniel J. Stevens from the law offices of Pierce Atwood, continuing an eight year agreement to provide free or reduced cost legal services to Servicemembers. (photo by Army Sgt. Peter D. Morrison)
Maj. Gen. John W. Libby The Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard stands with the attorneys from the Maine Trial Lawyers, Daniel J. Stevens, and Malcolm L. Lyons both with Pierce Atwood, and Walter F. McKee with Lipman Katz and McKee whom are being recognized for going above and beyond and making a difference for the Maine Guard and its' Servicemember. (photo by Army Sgt. Peter D. Morrison)
The Maine National Guard renewed its' agreement with the Maine Trial Lawyers today at Camp Keyes, Augusta, ensuring Servicemembers and their families continue to get free or low cost legal services.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by Major General John W. Libby, The Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard and Daniel J. Stevens, attorney with Pierce Atwood, continuing their eight year relationship.
Walter F. McKee, attorney with Lipman Katz and McKee, who was honored at the ceremony for his continued effort to the program, said the MTL supplements where the legal branch of the military, the Judge Adjutant General Corps, is restricted.
"JAG officers have a limited ability to do things that don't involve direct Military issues. What the trial lawyers have done is talk to Soldiers about their civilian problems, which is our area of expertise" said McKee.
For Soldiers like Sgt. 1st Class Samantha L. Remington the trial lawyers have done more than just talk. She turned to her unit leadership when legal troubles involving her child become more than she could handle.
Lt.Col Robert P. Crowley, who worked with Stevens and Libby on initiating the program, sent her to the Maine Trial Lawyers.
"I was in their office and was assisted right on the spot; they listened and acted" said Remington. "As a parent you beg and beg for help and there was no help until Stevens and the Trial Lawyers stepped in."
"After I spoke to them was the first time in a while that I was able to sleep at night," said Remington.
Servicemembers should go through their own JAG first said McKee. "The JAG will be able to direct issues to the correct person." They try to find assistance for Servicemembers catered to their location and what their specific issues are.
Lawyers like McKee work beyond there normal business hours to provide Maine Guard Servicemembers with free or low cost legal services.
McKee and Stevens, along with Malcolm L. Lyons, an attorney with Pierce Atwood, were recognized at the ceremony today as three lawyers who have gone above and beyond and made a difference for the Guard.
"It's so rewarding to be of service to Servicemembers" said Lyons. "We never have any trouble finding a lawyer who is ready to help; the past eight years have been very rewarding."
286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Returns
05 January 2010» By CPT Shanon Cotta & SGT Peter Morrison
Soldiers of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion shook hands with Maj. Gen. John W. Libby and Command Sgt. Maj. David Smith Dec. 31 at Maguire Air Force base where their plane touched down on U.S. soil from Afghanistan. The Soldiers demobilized at Fort Dix, Jersey before their return to Maine, Jan. 6.
Photo by Army Sgt. Peter D. Morrison)
The 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Maine Army National Guard is scheduled to arrive on January 6, 2010, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF), Building 260, 92 Hayes Street in Bangor.
The 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, composed of 81 Soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard, deployed to Afghanistan for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit coordinated logistics in Southern Afghanistan to support combat operations against Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.
For more information about the Homecoming Ceremony, please contact Captain Shanon Cotta at (207) 626-4390.