Eclipse Magazine - Produced by NABVETS 2015 First Edition - Page 3

Creating positive lifestyles for Veterans and unity through awareness NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BL ACK VETERANS, INC. MAGAZINE COVER STORY PAID SPONSOR OF ECLIPSE NABVETS Alamo Chapter #0085 Congressman Charles Rangel “HONOR FLIGHT AUSTIN”. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hasn’t Had a Bad Day Since Kunu-ri . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MEMBER HIGHLIGHT by Jennifer Chiesa “Why I Joined NABVETS” John L. Mustain, MSSW NABVETS Kentucky.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 BACK COVER “THOSE THAT CAME BEFORE” TAPS EN2 FRED MORRISON Chapter Founding Member Helen McKenzie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1st African-American Navy SEAL/Frogman SPOTLIGHT ON COMMANDS COMMENTARIES Commander’s Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Commander Richard S. Kornegay NABVETS National Commander Letter from the Editor In Chief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Congressman Charles Rangel Journey from a Purple Heart in Korea to the Halls of Congress Commander Alvin Fagan NABVETS Texas State Commander FEATURES NABVETS 2015 Command Directory. . . . . . . 26 Front and Center First Female Commander Maryland National Guard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Health Care Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SELMA: 50 Years Later The March that Changed a Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 22 23 24 25 Eclipse Magazine Staff Veterans Upward Bound Partnerships are Changing Lives REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS Service & Sacrifice Throughout History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DEPARTMENTS PUBLISHER National Commander Richard S. Kornegay EDITOR IN CHIEF Alvin Fagan, Texas State Commander EDITOR Lori Stephenson COPY EDITOR Jennifer Chiesa PHOTOGRAPHERS Frank Beamon, Alvin C. Fagan DESIGN Lori Stephenson, Kristi Bradley WRITERS Jennifer Chiesa, Tonya Crew, Mary Wooldridge, Lori Stephenson, Frank Beamon, Calvin Shields NATIONAL COMMAND NABVETS Eclipse Radio Station Broadcasting for Veterans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 CHAPLAIN’S CORNER Hearts of Service Chaplain Carla J. Williams-Beamon Chaplain Adrienne Capers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 NABVETS Kentucky State Command KENTUCKY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NABVETS Chapter #0095 Celebrating 1st Year of Service HORRY COUNTY, SC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NABVETS Chapter #0094 Celebrating 1st Year of Service WILMINGTON, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NABVETS Chapter #0077 Connecting with Youth GREENSBORO-GUILFORD, NC. . . . . . . . . Join NABVETS Today! call 1-877-NABVETS or visit www.NABVETS.org Veterans Upward Bound Makes House Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 VA Press Release Net Worth No Longer Factor For 2015 FIRST EDITION Chaplain Carla Williams-Beamon NABVETS Chaplains Serving Our Veterans CONSULTANTS Col. James Scott, Debra Jones MEDICAL CONSULTANTS Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., CHAPLAIN National Chaplain Leon McClain Eclipse Magazine is a Publication of the National Association for Black Veterans. PO Box 11432, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copyright 2015. 3