VTVT Partners with the 917 Society to Teach 8th Graders!

The 917 Society is providing each Tennessee 8th grader their very own pocket Constitution in honor of September 17th, Constitution Day!

Fundraising efforts have begun for our next distribution in celebration of Constitution Day on September 17, 2018 in order to provide 85,000 pocket Constitutions to the next class of 8th graders in Tennessee. Our September 17th Constitution Day Celebration and fundraising event will be co-sponsored by Professional Educators of Tennessee.

We are excited to announce our partnership with Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) for helping to provide Constitutions for Blount and Monroe County classrooms.  Click here to Read More



VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process

July 17, 2018, 09:40:00 AM

Text messaging improves access, reducing thousands of missed appointments

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.

VA introduced VEText in March and 138 VA facilities are currently using the automated interactive text-message system, which reminds Veterans of upcoming health-care appointments, allowing them easily to confirm or cancel the event.  Click here to Read More

MCA’s Weekly Newsgram – July 11th 2018

Executive Director Notes


This week’s column focuses on the Veteran Military Friendly Congregation Ministry of the MCA (VMFC). This ministry we inherited nearly two years ago has shown some remarkable growth in the last two months, thanks to the great teamwork of CH Ron Skaggs, working with Everett Price of the Episcopal Church’s Brotherhood of St Andrew, Ed Junod, the President of Vet to Vet Tennessee and Jack Figel, the MCA Deputy Executive Director.

More congregations are stepping up to the plate to join in this effort, and you can go directly to their website, www.vmfc-usa.org, to see the current updates of who the new congregations are, which will also soon be available as a  link directly from the MCA website. Click here to Read More

NC Lay Leader Honors Vietnam War Veteran Surviving Spouse in Ohio

Ray Wease, Lay Leader of Crossroads United Methodist Church of Concord North Carolina, travels to Manchester Ohio to present the Vietnam War Commemoration Certificate of Honor to Ms. Pat Sullivan.

“Here is a pic of me presenting the Vietnam surviving spouse award to Ms. Pat Sullivan (Larry Sullivan was the Vietnam vet who served in Vietnam in 1967-68). This presentation happened on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Manchester Ohio. It was an honor for me to do this for my friends of over 50 years.”  Ray Wease Click here to Read More