75 Years this year!
Schick / Ogle Post 4278
Schick – Ogle Post 4278 was chartered on July 23rd, 1945 by Commander Lester Hunt and 72 charter members. Bob Rodgers, one of our members joined the post in 1945 and is still an active member today. During the past 75 years, the Post has had 35 Commanders and an increase of members to 254. Our members have served in conflicts from WWII to today’s deployments. The Post is still going strong and is very active in the community. Our Post business meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Community Center.
VFW Post 4278 is just 19 miles east of downtown Vancouver, WA on HWY 14, nestled in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We meet for coffee on Wednesday and most Fridays at 9 am at the Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Avenue, Camas. Come on out, we will keep the coffee hot.
Membership in the VFW is only open to veterans who have served in a foreign war or served in hostile waters and are entitled to the campaign medals. However, anyone in the member’s family may join the Auxiliary. Please contact us for more information.
The purpose of the VFW Post 4278 and Auxiliary are fraternal, patriotic, historical, and educational. Its aims are to preserve and strengthen comradeship, assist our veterans and their families, to maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America and to foster patriotism through its programs.
Camas / Washougal Post 4278 Auxiliary
Who is the VFW Auxiliary, Post 4278?
We were chartered on September 4th, 1994, with 32 members. The auxiliary has been on a mission to serve the members of Post 4278 and veterans and their families of this country and our community in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Auxiliary business meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9 am at the Community Center. We serve our community members through such programs as Americanism, Hospital, Legislative, Scholarships, Veterans and Family Support (Buddy Poppy, National Home, National Military Services, Fisher House, and Youth Activities. At the heart of our organization are committed officers and volunteers who provide services unique to the Auxiliary programs such as working on projects for the Nursing Homes, Assisted Living facilities, and VA Hospital.
Every year in mid-December, VFW Post 4278, the Boy Scouts as well as community members place wreaths on the graves of our fallen comrades at the Cemetery in Camas Washington. We also place flags out on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We need your help! ….more….
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs. Get your free packet by clicking here….. http://pleuralmesothelioma.com/cancer/diagnosis/or call 855-688-9653
Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors often ask, “Where do I start?” Whether you or your loved one just got out or you hung up the uniform years ago, the VA Welcome Kit can guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.
Click here to view and download the VA Welcome Kit
Need to know more about the VA Community Care (Mission) Act? Click here for more information.
VFW Auxiliary Magazine -National Purple Heart Day. Click here for article
NONE BRAVER, by Michael Hirsh, is about the United States Air Force Para-Rescue Teams, (PJs), in the Afghanistan War. Click here for more information
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