“To deploy, fight, and win our Nation’s wars by providing ready, prompt, and sustained land dominance by Army forces across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the Joint Force.”
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significant since it's inception in 1775. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of; something to be thankful for; and something to be proud of.
The United States Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
The U.S. Space Force was established Dec. 20, 2019 when the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, creating the first new branch of the armed services in 73 years. The Space Force is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Guardians to conduct global space operations that enhance the way our joint and coalition forces fight, while also offering decision makers military options to achieve national objectives.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Next Post 688 Membership Meeting!The next Post 688 business meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Kendall Masonic Lodge.*Nominations will be taken for elected positions for the 2024-2025 terms during this meeting.
Please visit our "Calendar" under the "News" heading for all future Post 688 Meetings and other events.Upcoming Post 688 Events and ActivitiesCoffee With VetsWhen: 2 March 2024 from 7:00 am - 9:00 amWhere: Black Rifle Coffee Company, Boerne, TX 78006Lunch With VetsWhen: 15 March 2024 at 11:30 amWhere: Compadres Hill Country Cocina, 209 Lohman Street, Boerne, TX 78006River Road CleanupWhen: 16 March 2024 at 8:00 amWhere: River Road Park, Boerne, TXKerrville VA Hospital BINGOWhen: 16 March 2024 at 1:30 pmWhere: Kerrville VA Hospital, Kerrville, TX