Articles by author: Veterans Foundation

Calling All Female Veterans & Active Duty to be Part of Free Concert on November 9, 2014

By Veterans Foundation on Jun 27, 2014 at 08:30 AM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Veterans

The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation presents a free concert each year in Santa Barbara to honor our nation’s military veterans and current personnel. Board member Marilyn Gilbert produces the concert each year during Veterans Day weekend. It is a musical tribute and performed by full orchestra, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, speakers and more.

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Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014
By Veterans Foundation on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM in Memorial Day 2014, Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, May 26, 2014 • 10 am – 11 am, Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, Free

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Pilots Dedicate Garden, Celebrate History Museum of Flight Display Honors Women Fliers

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:39 PM in WW II

One hundred years of women’s aviation history was celebrated Saturday at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight as the Ninety-Nines Memorial Garden was dedicated.

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Remembering a Golden Age

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:36 PM in WW II

The war in the south pacific had begun to turn in favor of the allies. United States Navy Lt. Commander James P. Miller sat, feet strapped in, nervously at his anti-aircraft gun, waiting for the next wave of Japanese suicide planes to attack. Men scurried about high above on the flight deck, recovering aircraft and preparing to launch more. The date was October 30th, 1944 and the Belleau Wood was patrolling with her task group east of Leyte. The ship had been named for a location near Chateau Thierry, France, where U.S. Marines had fought a fierce battle in World War I, on June 6, 1918.

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History of Brooks

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans

Originally established as the Brooks Institute of Photography, Brooks Institute has a longstanding history that began when Ernest Brooks, Sr., founded the school in 1945 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Brooks, who served in the army air force during World War II as a procurement officer, developed a training program for bomber gunners in which he had them use cameras to “shoot” fighter planes, and the filmed results could then be evaluated.

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Honor, Pride Rank High at Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum’s Military Ball

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:09 PM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

17th annual gala recognizes the efforts and sacrifice of American service members past and present

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Santa Barbara Veteran's Day Flyover

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:08 PM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara hosted the annual Veterans Day parade on November 11, 2012. This year, I was in the mass formation to capture the event. Before the mass formation, 2 Hueys flew over the parade route first.

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For Local Veterans, Their Military Experiences Shaped Who They Are Today

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 01:32 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans

Military service is the repository of some of our greatest hopes — for honor, for glory, to do some lasting service.

The veteran is one who has given himself to that service, surrendered herself to that hope, and it is for that sacrifice we have Veterans Day every Nov. 11.

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Burma Spitfire Hunters Discover Crate

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:30 PM in WW II

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.

The team has lowered a camera into the crate in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina, but says muddy water has stopped them identifying the contents.

Project leader David Cundall described the development as "very encouraging".

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Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery

Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery
By Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:15 PM in WW II

In two weeks, aviation archaeologists will start working to unearth what they expect will be as many as 36 new-in-the-box Supermarine Spitfires. British warbird researcher David Cundall believes the fighters were buried in crates near the end of World War II in Burma, now Myanmar. He worked for years to locate the cache, and earlier this year secured the rights to dig up the aircraft.
Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/pilots-places/pilots-adventures-more/work-set-start-burma-spitfire-recovery#7TVf6mOAElZ68OZ6.99

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