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Do You Need Help With V.A.

Red Tape?

                             Maurice (Moe) Collin, a disabled Vietnam Vet himself, has                                           been assisting vets with claims of all kinds with the VA since 1969.   Moe worked for the Disabled American Veterans, the State of CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Rocky Hill Vets Center. 

Moe is offering his services at Veterans Base Camp in Chaplin  every other Wednesday from 10 to 4 to answer any questions you may have and help guide you through the red tape of the VA System.  Call Cindy  (860)786-7163   to make an appointment!”

Links To The Latest News On:

Agent Orange:

Military Times:


VA News:

CT Legislative Committee on Veterans Affairs: ›legislation

Senate Veterans Affairs:

House Veterans Affairs:

Keep up to date on the latest legislation and news.  If you know of other good sites for news that affects veterans or first responders, please don't hesitate to contact us and share! 


Food Pantry News

Change in Food Pantry Hours

Starting  7 November 2021 








Starting November 7'th, Wednesday's  new hours will be:

Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

First and Third Sunday's hours are:  12:00a.m. -2:00 p.m.

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Hear Lexi Smardon 's interview on WILI about her upcoming 5K at Veterans Base Camp on Sunday, 10/24/21. Sign-up starts at 8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and benefits Veterans Base Camp and seeks to raise awareness about veteran suicide, how to recognize signs of depression/PTSD, and steps to take on how to prevent it.

There will be vendors, a tag sale and booths with information on suicide awareness. The Vet Center Mobile Unit van will also be on site to see. Come join us! You can register for the race at:

                  or register the day of the event at Veterans Base Camp -

                        though cash or check only as we do not have a card reader!



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Brunch on Monday's @ Columbia Restaurant
On Monday, May 3'rd'  VBC had the honor of attending a Veteran's Brunch  at the Columbia Restaurant in Columbia (on Route 66) that was hosted by Veteran Gerry Wright to raise awareness about Agent Orange.  Every Monday veterans gather at 11:00 a.m. to share the latest
Agent Orange information updates, the progress on the Agent Orange memorial that will be built in Andover's Veterans Memorial Park, CT and what progress has been made on current state and federal legislation.  The wonderful food, service and camaraderie are an added bonus.
Gerry's mission to share the facts about the effects of exposure to Agent Orange is personal, as it has affected him, his family and so many  fellow veterans he has both served with and has met while traveling across the country to share this information with veterans, veterans groups, legislators, the DAV,  the V.A. and American Legions Posts. Research has shown it not only affects the veteran, but also their children, grandchildren  and down at least 5 generations. Come learn more.  To  DONATE: Donations can be dropped off at American Legion Post 95, 18 Main St. Hebron or mailed to Gerry Wright, American Legion Post 95, PO Box 95, Hebron CT 06248. Donations are tax deductible   For more information: