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Along with our new website, we are opening a Blog where we would love to hear from you and your experiences with your many years of Military Service...(notice I say your service, as you, along with your husband, also served)  We all have many stories of moves, problems during deployment of your spouse, bases where we lived both in the USA and overseas, and going through the process of bereavement with our families.  
 
We will continue to update our Legislative pages, print notices of changes in benefits, and post information that we think will help you to keep up with current events.
 
The first important message.... YOU MUST GET OUT AND VOTE!  Events show us a rapidly changing policy for supporting the military.   If you want your concerns voiced, you have to make an effort to let our elected representatives know how you feel.
 
We will welcome your comments on this site....tell us about your concerns, try to contact an old friend, or just connect with someone you might like to get to know.
 
Many of you will have to have your families handle on-line contacts--enlist your Grandchildren, they know more about computers than any of us!
 
Pat Shecter,  
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Posted by Shirley Wood on 17-Jan-2019 at 15:32:30 EST
Subject: VA Education Benefits

Please have someone contact me regarding student loans that I have incurred because of legislation passed delimiting my benefits. Shirley Wood (Vietnam Surviving Spouse) <br>210 860 9194

Posted by Diane Compton on 19-Jul-2018 at 17:21:16 EST
Subject: Need help with insulation on my home

I am a disable widow of a military Air Force veteran. I desperately <br>Need help. Is this a legitimate web site for military widows? I keep <br>Checking this site for a response. Does anyone know where I<br>Can get help? God bless anyone who does. Thank you.

Posted by Diane Compton on 23-May-2018 at 19:14:15 EST
Subject: Desperately in need of help.

I am a widow of a retired 100% service connected veteran. I am disabled and in desperate need of home repairs. My home is not insulated, I can not afford to pay electric or gas’s so I freeze during the winter and roast during the summer. My home is falling apart. Does anyone know who can help me?

Posted by Judith Thomas on 25-Apr-2018 at 10:46:55 EST
Subject: Information needed

Working with SBP-DIC Military Widows Facebook group to change law that penalizes 57,000 Military Widows - over 7,000 in Texas. Does SMW have position paper on this? I need a statement for May 3 meeting in Austin.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 12-May-2017 at 17:08:21 EST
Subject: Reply to Barbara Miller

To Barbara Miller: Call me at (702) 227-6566.

Posted by Barbara Miller on 06-May-2017 at 09:33:37 EST
Subject: 8306601806

Is there any free help to make my home safe so I can continue to live in my home, I do not want to go to a nursing home. I am 84 and need help.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 03-May-2017 at 05:32:50 EST
Subject: SMW CONVENTION

To All Chapter Presidents in SMW: Please send me the names of all the deceased members in your chapter in the past year. We need these names for the Memorial Service at the SMW Convention in Las Vegas on October 15 - 20, 2017. Make your reservations to attend the SMW Convention and encourage all your members to attend.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 31-Mar-2017 at 08:09:14 EST
Subject: Thank you

Dear Pat, Dear Helmi, Thank you both for your great work on the SMW website. You are both doing a wonderful service, to keep all of us informed on the latest news in SMW.

Posted by Pat Shecter on 31-Dec-2016 at 11:24:00 EST
Subject: Correction

Just noticed that you can't put in a paragraph break in this, so ignore the symbols.

Posted by Pat Shecter on 31-Dec-2016 at 11:18:11 EST
Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers, this will be a year of many changes to our organization. Follow our legislative issues and contact your Congressional members. <br><br>We will try to get dues and organization information posted as soon as possible. There will be changes to our membership brochure and forms also.<br><br>So keep in touch with us, we need to stay strong and stay together