I am honored to participate once again as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday, August 17, 2019. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia.

Every year, this ride is an awe-inspiring tribute, across the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, to our nation’s heroes. Our Mountain State is patriotic in the truest sense – West Virginians have answered the call to service more than nearly any other state in the nation. This ride is one way to honor that extraordinary service, and it’s a profound honor to be part of it. We hope to see you there.

The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from South Charleston to Buffalo, through Nitro and return to the WV National Guard Airbase in Charleston. Ride overview below:  
9 AM: Registration at Harley-Davidson of West Virginia; 4924 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston

10 AM: Depart Harley-Davidson in South Charleston

10:45 AM: Arrive at Toyota in Buffalo for turn-around. Everyone is welcome to come wave flags to show your patriotism.  You’ll find us at the traffic light.

11:15 AM: Spectators are invited to join us at the Nitro / St. Albans Bridge to cheer on the riders as they drive through.  Everyone is welcome to come wave flags to show your patriotism. 

12 PM: Arrive at end-point for picnic - National Guard Airbase; 1679 Coonskin Drive (Building 107 on the flight lane), Charleston

Join us for food, live entertainment, parachute demonstrations, and a static airshow. All are welcome to attend!

Partners for the ride include Senator Manchin, Harley Davidson of WV, WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America, Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group, Gold Star Families, WOWK, the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation and the Special Forces Association WV Chapter.

For more information about the 2019 Ride for Fallen Service Heroes, you can call Harley Davidson of WV at 304-768-1600 to register or do so online at Visit our facebook page for more information,



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi presented congratulations on my behalf to Donald Kirsch and Kiley Livingston of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, and Tess Guadino of The Welty Home. Good Shepherd Nursing Home and The Welty Home were among several WV organizations to receive OSHA’s approval as a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program participant. This prestigious recognition is one of the highest honors OSHA awards to a worksite and is a true testament to its leadership and workforce. Other recipients included Sistersville Tank Works Inc., Snyder Industries Inc., and Somerville Fabricators Inc. Congratulations once again!



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi attended the 100th WV Gala Celebration of Kiwanis International at Oglebay Park last week. Congratulations again to President-Elect Daniel Vigneron, Governor-Elect Gary Stickley, Governor Sam Payne, and all Kiwanis members.





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As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is for me and my staff to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our recent success stories below:

Ms. Tiffany Bowyer from Mount Hope has been suffering with multiple health issues for years and had been denied for disability even after hiring an attorney.  She contacted Senator Manchin when her case was sent for a review at the hearing level.  Ms. Bowyer’s disability hearing was scheduled for July 2 and on July 31st, Senior Caseworker Cris Hewett received notification that she had been approved for monthly benefits. 



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Social Security Phone Scam - Learn How to Protect Yourself

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people--generally those who have ongoing business with the agency--by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or online at

To watch a PSA about the scam, click here or visit for more information.

Social Security has recently worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission to create a new fraud prevention placemat to help you avoid Social Security scams. You can order free copies of the placemat to use at dining venues, or to share with friends and family. The placemat is in English on one side and Spanish on the other side.



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