Veterans Community Calendar

(Calendario de eventos Veteranos)

Editor’s Note: The Veterans’ Event Calendar is a community sourced collection of events that may be /are of interest to the greater Veteran community. Events are listed here because someone has asked the Veterans Community Calender coordinator, Fred Cota, fredcota@hotmail.com, to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans please let Fred Cota know. The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact. Please forward this page link to other veterans.

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Newsletters and Notices
American Legion Post 49
American Legion District 16

VCMilC Free Legal Clinic Schedule
VCMilC Collaborative Meetings Schedule
VCMilC Book Club


HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

Laughter will Help Release PTSD
"Hearty laughter helps dislodge illogical logic in the head, so we can access the truth in our hearts."
Swami Beyondananda

Take a look at this:
Photos from Santa Barbara Veterans’ Day Parade and fly over 2017
Fritz Olenberger: olenberger@cox.net

Flyover highlights
Michael "VIPER" Maloco:
mmaloco@aol.com

The latest issue of the yearly Post-9/11 Vet Newsletter
The Cyber Threat is Real: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102685 

National Archives Foundation
VA Gulf War Newsletter
VA Health: Eat a rainbow of colorful produce
VA Health: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Could you be a target for cybercrime?
(from DAV) President's Budget Proposes to Reduce Veterans' Benefits 10-year cost-of-living round down and INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY AND SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSETS
Express you Opinion

US Air Force News
US Army Worldwide News
Army teaching robots to understand language
US Marines News
US Navy News
See the Army Through our Lens

Military and Veterans Free Legal Clinic
To make an appointment sign up online at VCMilC.Org
1000 Town Center Dr. Suite 502, Oxnard, CA


Events
Week of Friday 10 January - Sunday 28 January
(Eventos de esta semana):


2nd Thursday 11 January 2018

2nd Thursday Ventura County Collaborative
Networking: 0900 hrs
Meeting: 0930 hrs-1100 hrs
National University 1000 Town Center Dr. Oxnard 5th Floor Suite 5

2nd Thursday Ventura County Collaborative Veteran Book Club
1800 hrs - 1930 hrs
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo
For more information Website: www.VCMilC.Org or Phone: 805.983.4850 or email: Info@VCMilC.org

NO SANTA BARBARA AMERICAN LEGION POST MEETING DUE TO ROADS BEING CLOSED
2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy, pamurphy1@hotmail.com

2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook, michaelcookmoph@gmail.com
www.moph-Chapter-750.com


2nd Friday 12 January 2018

NO ELKS' VETERANS FREE LUNCH
2nd Friday 1100 hrs Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // Lunch Sponsored by The Elks’ Veteran project
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
for more information: Joe “Woody” Woodruff, blitzenjrw@aol.com


2nd Saturday 13 January 2018

2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: ccvvachapter982@gmail.com or www.vva982.org


2nd Sunday 14 January 2018

A Taste of Gratitude 2018 at Earl Warren Show Grounds is postponed - rescheduled date TBD.

1911 - Battleship Arkansas (BB 33) is launched.


3rd Monday 15 January 2018

3rd Monday @ noon to 1300 hrs SB County and Veterans' Group Collaboration
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz, cmunoz@countyofsb.org

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T., joshuat@epath.org


3rd Tuesday 16 January

1991: Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as forces of the allied coalition launched an all-out air campaign against targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait in an effort to liberate Kuwait and enforce the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. Overall, in the theater of operations, the coalition forces included more than 415,000 U.S. troops.


3rd Wednesday 17 January 2018

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky, cgrabowsky@spcsb.org

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian, Shahbazian@cox.net
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/


3rd Thursday 18 January 2018

3rd Thursday Disabled American Veterans SANTA BARBARA Post 37 meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
for more information: E. J. Price, ejprice@yahoo.com or (805) 965-7109

3rd Thursday AMVETS Post 3 Bar-B-Q and meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez, Glgz@verizon.net


3rd Friday 19 January 2018

3rd Friday 1130-1300 hrs Pizza 4 Veterans: Town & Country Women's Club of Santa Barbara.
Lunch is on the sidewalk outside the VA Clinic off Calle Real (Pizza , fruit, cookies, water)
For more information: Carolyn Shupe, cishupe@aol.com


3rd Saturday 20 January 2018

3rd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County meeting @ 1800 hrs
Veterans Home of Ventura, 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura CA 93004
for more information: Doug Temple, dtempwill@gmail.com


3rd Sunday 21 January 2018

21 January 1918: The 1st Aeronautical Company arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores, for anti-submarine duty. That unit was one of the first completely equipped American aviation units to serve overseas in World War I.


4th Monday 22 January 2018

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T., joshuat@epath.org


4th Tuesday 23 January

1968 - USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan.


4th Wednesday 24 January 2018

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky, cgrabowsky@spcsb.org

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian, Shahbazian@cox.net
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/


4th Thursday 25 January 2018

25 January 1856: Marines and seamen from the U.S. sloop Decatur went ashore at the village of Seattle, Washington, to protect settlers from Indian raids.


4th Friday 26 January

1949 - USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), the first guided-missile ship, launched the first guided-missile, Loon.


4th Saturday 27 January 2018

Last Saturday of every month @ 1800 hrs
Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 Monthly Steak Night
Only a $15 donation! Steak, Potatoes, Side Vegetable, Salad, & Dessert
Cocktail hour starts at 1700 hrs
for more information: Wayne Wright, vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722


4th Sunday 28 January

1986 - The Space Shuttle Challenger tragically explodes early in its boost phase, killing all seven astronauts.


5th Monday 29 January 2018

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T., joshuat@epath.org


5th Tuesday 30 January

1862 - The first U.S. Navy ironclad warship, USS Monitor, is launched. Commissioned a month later, she soon engages in battle against CSS Virginia, the first battle between ironclad warships.


5th Wednesday 31 January 2018

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky, cgrabowsky@spcsb.org


Upcoming Special Events (Evento Special):


Wednesday 18 April 2018

BPOE Santa Barbara Elks Lodge Veterans’ Fishing Trip
(date subject to change)
for more information: Joe “Woody” Woodruff, blitzenjrw@aol.com


Regular Scheduled Events:

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans either served or joined the service after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. joshuat@epath.org

Santa Barbara Riders for Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian, Shahbazian@cox.net,
https://www.sbriders.org

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
Meeting 1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky, cgrabowsky@spcsb.org

1st Tuesday Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 @ 1900 hrs
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.Simi Valley, CA 93063
for more information: Wayne Wright, vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net

1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes, Pablo.Paredes1@gmail.com
 
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment 597 of the Marine Corps League
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484

Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members. Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on me.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Membership Chairman
mattval@aol.com
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
 
2nd Wednesday Marine Corp League @ 1400 hrs.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Bob Handy, bobcdp10@cox.net
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990
 
2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
A spaghetti dinner is available for $8.
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org  or email: info@vvachapter218.org
 
2nd Wednesday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10978 Nipomo
Snacks and beverages at 1830, meeting at 1900.
Location or more information:
Contact: Thomas Morgan 805-450-4285, VFWPost10978@gmail.com
 
2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy, pamurphy1@hotmail.com
 
2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook, michaelcookmoph@gmail.com
www.moph-Chapter-750.com
 
2nd Friday 1100 hrs Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // Lunch Sponsored by The Elks’ Veteran project
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
 for more information: Joe “Woody” Woodruff blitzenjrw@aol.com
 
2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: ccvvachapter982@gmail.com or www.vva982.org
 
3rd Monday @ noon to 1300 hrs County and Veterans' Group Collaboration
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz cmunoz@countyofsb.org
 
3rd Thursday AMVETS Post 3 Bar-B-Q and meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez Glgz@verizon.net
 
3rd Friday 1130-1300 hrs Pizza 4 Veterans: Town & Country Women's Club of Santa Barbara.
Lunch is on the sidewalk outside the VA Clinic off Calle Real (Pizza , fruit, cookies, water)
For more information: Carolyn Shupe cishupe@aol.com
 
3rd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County meeting @ 1800 hrs
Veterans Home of Ventura, 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura CA 93004
for more information: Doug Temple dtempwill@gmail.com
 
Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 Monthly Steak Night
Last Saturday of every month @ 1800 hrs
Only a $15 donation! Steak, Potatoes, Side Vegetable, Salad, & Dessert
Cocktail hour starts at 1700 hrs
for more information: Wayne Wright vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722



Web link(s) of interest:


VFW Action Corps Weekly http://www.vfw.org/actioncorpsweekly
 
New York Times https://www.nytimes.com
 
Stars and Stripes: http://www.stripes.com
 
WWW.Military.com: http://www.military.com
 
The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
 
US Navy News Service: http://www.navy.mil
 
Vet jobs: http://vetjobs.com. VetJobs services are available to assist ALL members of “The United States Military Family”. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars
 
The Washington Post Book review (from Peter Haslund): Laos: America’s lesser known War More
 
The MUSEUM of Military History
1555 Simi Town Center Wy. #220
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Museum Hours
Wednesdays: 1200 hrs to 1500 hrs
Weekends: 1100 hrs to 1600 hrs
http://www.vfwpost10049.com/museum.html
 

For Information About Skin Care and Aging
American Academy of Dermatology
 1-866-503-7546 (toll-free)
www.aad.org/forms/contactus  (email form), www.aad.org
from Carl Diubaldo:

Food and Drug Administration
1-888-463-6332 (toll-free)
emailto: druginfo@fda.hhs.gov (email)
www.fda.gov
 
National Cancer Institute
1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER, toll-free)
emailto: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov (email)
www.cancer.gov

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1-877-226-4267 (toll-free)
1-301-565-2966 (TTY)
niamsinfo@mail.nih.gov (email)
www.niams.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus: Skin Aging
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/skinaging.html

For more information on health and aging, contact:
National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)
niaic@nia.nih.gov (email)
www.nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/espanol

Sign up for regular email alerts about new publications and other information from the NIA.

Visit www.nihseniorhealth.gov, a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health and wellness information for older adults, including a topic on shingles. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to make the type larger.

National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Air photos, 2016 Veterans Parade from: "VIPER" (Michael J. Maloco)
http://www.highlightphotos.com/Aviation/Commemoratice-Air-Force/2016-Mentors-West-SB-Veterans-Da/
http://www.vg-photo.com/air-to-air.html

Air photos
2016 Memorial Day flyover complements of “Viper” (Michael J. Maloco):
http://www.vg-photo.com/airshow/2016/MemDay2016/MemorialDay2016.html

How the A-10 Warthog became ‘the most survivable plane ever built’
(from PBS News Hour)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/10-aircraft-designer-explains-warthogs-unique-characteristics/

How to feed a Fairchild A-10 Warthog:
(Daily Military Defense Archive)
https://youtu.be/kDS_veGife4

The A-10 Tank Buster - Most Feared Plane
(Military Documentary Films)
https://youtu.be/PeIy7tp4FV4

Lockheed AC-130 heavily armed gunship (complements of Carl Diubaldo)
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/acinsbrut4

Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County
Web site: http://vvvc.org
Listing of Very Important Papers:
http://vvvc.org/files/Forms/VERY-IMPORTANT-PAPERS.pdf

Veterans Online Self-Help Resources:
The Department of Veterans Affairs has created free, online and confidential training for service members and veterans to learn skills and tools to manage stress and to overcome life’s challenges such as parenting, financial difficulties and adjustment issues. To learn more, visit: http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/

Ventura Veteran Service Center
A full Service Counseling and Referral Center
“Staffed by Veterans for Veterans”
790 E Santa Clara St.
Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-585-1860
Or 1-877-WAR-VETS
WWW.VetCenter.VA.GO

1st Monday 1 January 2018
Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < joshuat@epath.org>;
1st Tuesday 2 January 2018
1st Tuesday Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 @ 1900 hrs
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.Simi Valley, CA 93063
for more information: Wayne Wright <vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net>
1st Wednesday 3 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky cgrabowsky@spcsb.org;
Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <Shahbazian@cox.net>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <Pablo.Paredes1@gmail.com>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
mattval@aol.com
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <Pablo.Paredes1@gmail.com>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
mattval@aol.com
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Friday 5 January 2018
5 January 1875 - Cmdr. Edward Lull leaves New York to begin the Panamanian Expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama. The route mapped is followed 30 years later.
1st Saturday 6 January 2018
6 January 1943 - PBY-5A (VP 83) sink German submarine U-164 off Brazil. Before being sunk, U-164 sank three Allied merchant vessels, none from the United States.
1st Sunday 7 January 2018
1881 - Nathan Goff Jr., took office as the 28th Secretary of the Navy, serving until March. A World War II destroyer was named for him.
2nd Monday 8 January 2018
2nd Monday Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < joshuat@epath.org>;
2nd Tuesday 9 January 2018

9 January 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service, (now the Military Sealift Command), is established to carry cargo during World War I.
2nd Wednesday 10 January 2018

2nd Wednesday Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1400 hrs.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Bob Handy <bobcdp10@cox.net>;
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990

2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
A spaghetti dinner is available for $8.
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or email: info@vvachapter218.org

2nd Wednesday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10978 Nipomo
Snacks and beverages at 1830, meeting at 1900.
Location or more information:
Contact: Thomas Morgan 805-450-4285, VFWPost10978@gmail.com

2nd Wednesday American Legion Post 534 Orcutt
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: opost534@gmail.com

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky cgrabowsky@spcsb.org;

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <Shahbazian@cox.net>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/
2nd Thursday 11 January 2018

2nd Thursday Ventura County Collaborative
Networking: 0900 hrs
Meeting: 0930 hrs-1100 hrs
National University 1000 Town Center Dr. Oxnard 5th Floor Suite 5

2nd Thursday Ventura County Collaborative Veteran Book Club
1800 hrs - 1930 hrs
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo
For more information Website: VCMilC.Org or Phone: 805.983.4850 or email: Info@VCMilC.org

2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy <pamurphy1@hotmail.com>

2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <michaelcookmoph@gmail.com>
www.moph-Chapter-750.com
2nd Friday 12 January 2018

2nd Friday 1100 hrs Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // Lunch Sponsored by The Elks’ Veteran project
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
for more information: Joe “Woody” Woodruff <blitzenjrw@aol.com>;
2nd Saturday 13 January 2018
2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: ccvvachapter982@gmail.com or www.vva982.org

2nd Sunday 14 January 2018
14 January 1911 - Battleship Arkansas (BB 33) is launched.

3rd Monday 15 January 2018
3rd Monday @ noon to 1300 hrs SB County and Veterans' Group Collaboration
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz cmunoz@countyofsb.org;

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < joshuat@epath.org>;

3rd Tuesday 16 January 2018
16 January 1991: Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as forces of the allied coalition launched an all-out air campaign against targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait in an effort to liberate Kuwait and enforce the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. Overall, in the theater of operations, the coalition forces included more than 415,000 U.S. troops.

3rd Wednesday 17 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky cgrabowsky@spcsb.org;

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <Shahbazian@cox.net>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/

3rd Thursday 18 January 2018
3rd Thursday Disabled American Veterans SANTA BARBARA Post 37 meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
for more information: E. J. Price <ejprice@yahoo.com> or (805) 965-7109

3rd Thursday AMVETS Post 3 Bar-B-Q and meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez <Glgz@verizon.net>;
3rd Friday 19 January 2018
3rd Friday 1130-1300 hrs Pizza 4 Veterans: Town & Country Women's Club of Santa Barbara.
Lunch is on the sidewalk outside the VA Clinic off Calle Real (Pizza , fruit, cookies, water)
For more information: Carolyn Shupe <cishupe@aol.com>;

3rd Saturday 20 January 2018
3rd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County meeting @ 1800 hrs
Veterans Home of Ventura, 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura CA 93004
for more information: Doug Temple <dtempwill@gmail.com>;

3rd Sunday 21 January 2018
21 January 1918: The 1st Aeronautical Company arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores, for anti-submarine duty. That unit was one of the first completely equipped American aviation units to serve overseas in World War I.

4th Monday 22 January 2018
Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < joshuat@epath.org>;

4th Tuesday 23 January 2018
23 January 1968 - USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan.

4th Wednesday 24 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky cgrabowsky@spcsb.org;

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <Shahbazian@cox.net>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/
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4th Thursday 25 January 2018
25 January 1856: Marines and seamen from the U.S. sloop Decatur went ashore at the village of Seattle, Washington, to protect settlers from Indian raids.

4th Friday 26 January 2018
26 January 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), the first guided-missile ship, launched the first guided-missile, Loon.

4th Saturday 27 January 2018
Last Saturday of every month @ 1800 hrs
Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 Monthly Steak Night
Only a $15 donation! Steak, Potatoes, Side Vegetable, Salad, & Dessert
Cocktail hour starts at 1700 hrs
for more information: Wayne Wright <vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net>
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722

4th Sunday 28 January 2018
28 January 1986 - The Space Shuttle Challenger tragically explodes early in its boost phase, killing all seven astronauts.

5th Monday 29 January 2018
Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < joshuat@epath.org>;

5th Tuesday 30 January 2018
30 January 1862 - The first U.S. Navy ironclad warship, USS Monitor, is launched. Commissioned a month later, she soon engages in battle against CSS Virginia, the first battle between ironclad warships.

5th Wednesday 31 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky cgrabowsky@spcsb.org;