The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
We are in need of Volunteers. Friday Night Bands and Sunday Bingo are always needing help. All of our events can run smoother with more volunteers to help us. Please see any officer or bartender if you are willing to help.
If you are interested in joining our Honor Guard, please call (352) 796-0398. We would love to talk to you!!
May 21st is Comedy Night with comedian Jody Fuller. He is a combat veteran that has been on tour with the USO. Tickets are $25 a ticket and includes a steak or chicken dinner. VIP Tables are available. See one of our bartenders to get your tickets today. HURRY, THEY ARE GOING FAST!!
May 26th Doc’s Dinner, a mainstay in the Spring Hill area, is finding a new home in Post 10209. They will be serving Breakfast at VFW Post 10209 on Thursdays thru Sunday from 6:30 am to 10:30. Come support Doc’s and your VFW Post 10209 and enjoy a wonderful Breakfast. Come celebrate the Re-opening of Doc’s Dinner.
May 30th is Memorial Day, and we will be having a Potluck. We will provide hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring in your favorite dish, side, or dessert. Breakfast will be served by Doc’s from 6:30 – 10:30, Ceremony will be at 11 am and the Potluck will be after the Ceremony. Bring your family and friends!! Doc’s will be open Thursday the 26th thru Monday the 30th during this weekend.
June is PTSD awareness month. No one understands the trials and tribulations of PTSD like members of the VFW. If you need someone to talk to, come into VFW post 10209 and let’s talk. If you cannot make it in and need help immediately, please call the Crisis hotline:
June 6th is D-Day
June 12th is Women Veteran’s Day
June 14th is the Army’s Birthday
June 19th Is Father’s Day and Juneteenth
June 27th is PTSD awareness day
July 4th Independence Day
July 25th National Hire a Veteran Day
July 27th Armistice Day
July 28th National Buffalo Soldier Day
July 29th Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary
Please excuse the mess in the Hall over the next 2 months as we expand our back bar area
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.