The Official Shirt of the Athenia Veterans Post is available for our members only. They are navy blue with the colorful embroidered emblem sewn in and come in various sizes, S, M, L and XL for the price of $20.00 each. There is also an XXL size for $22.00 each. We're hoping that every member would be proud to wear this shirt to show their support of the AVP.
On October 17 2001, Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki announced that the black beret would become standard Army headgear the following year. In 2002, the Army made the tan color beret the official beret of the U.S. Army Rangers, and all Army soldiers began wearing the black beret.
For those of you who still have your ‘fore & aft” caps that you wore during your military days, you may want to consider saving it as a military souvenir. Our information tells us that during 2001, the US Army changed the style of caps from what you remember to the style referred to as a “beret”. But, don’t worry our team here at the Post is keeping up with the times. We have located a source where we can also get berets for our members. The beret is dark blue in color. What is really neat is it has an embroidered logo symbol sewn into the front representing our Athenia Veterans Post. The general consensus is the beret really does look “kinda cool” and every member should be proud to wear this item. The cost of the beret is reasonable. It is $18.00 each and comes in various sizes to fit all of our heads. The beret is available for members only! So, if your buddy Harry wants to get one of these – no can do! For those who are interested in getting one of these berets (especially if you are going to march in the annual Veterans Day parade), please contact he Post. We’re sure someone can set you up with one of these fine head coverings!
The prices you see above are the actual cost the Post has paid per item. The Post does not make a profit and we just want our members to benefit and be proud to show their support of the Athenia Veterans Post.
For those of you who live a distance from the Post and still want one or both of these fine items, arrangements can be made to have the item mailed to you. The cost of the postage and item must be paid in advance.
The color is a navy blue (not black) and will probably appear darker than shown.
The Post now offers the above shirts in WHITE with our patch sewn on left chest (same prices.)
We also have lightweight windbreakers in navy blue with our patch sewn on left chest for only $25 each (sizes run big, so get the next size down.)