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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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Get Help Finding a Great Job

By Hazel Blankenship on Mar 06, 2013 at 03:36 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans, Veterans Resources

There's a new resource for Veterans in Santa Barbara. John Daly of Key Class can help you write a great resume, learn how to interview at your maximum performance and how to "dress for success".

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
By Hazel Blankenship on Feb 28, 2013 at 03:19 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans

On Saturday, 30 March there will be an all day bar b que at the Veterans Memorial Building, 112 West Cabrillo Blvd. from 11:00 until 4:00 pm. This will be a Welcome Home Party for all Vietnam Veterans, Veterans of other wars, Active Duty Military and family and friends.

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USAF Band in Free Concert

USAF Band in Free Concert
By Mo McFadden on Feb 26, 2013 at 01:28 PM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

On Tuesday, May 7 the US Air Force Band will perform at the Granada Theatre at 7 p.m. This concert will be dedicated to and will honor all Veterans of the Korean War.

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World War II Bomber Boys Forum

By Hazel Blankenship on Feb 22, 2013 at 01:25 PM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Fess Parker's, April 19, 2013. Seventy ago these men flew in Europe and the Pacific.

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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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