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 17
American Legion District 16
Vietnam Veterans of America
VCMilC Free Legal Clinic Schedule
VCMilC Collaborative Meetings Schedule
VCMilC Book Club
VFW Post 10049 Press Release - Memorial Day
VFW Action Corps Weekly
VA Web Weekly


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Events Week of Friday 26 May – Sunday 4 June
(Eventos de esta semana):


Saturday 27 May 2017

American Legion Dist 16 Boys’ State Luncheon 1200 hrs (@Santa Maria Post 56)

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


Sunday 28 May

28 May 1980 - 55 women become the first female graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.


Monday 29 May 2017

Memorial Day

Goleta Cemetery Ceremony starting @ 0900 hrs
44 S San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara
www.goletacemetery.com
 
Santa Barbara Cemetery Ceremony starting @ 1000 hrs
901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
A farm kid from Kansas, Capt. Charlie Plumb will be the Key Note speaker: More
His honors include a Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, (2) Purple Hearts, and the P.O.W. Medal (5 years in Hanoi Hilton)
sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, www.pcvf.org
www.sbcemetery.org
 
Carpinteria Valley Cemetery Ceremony starting @1000 hrs
1501 Cravens Ln, Carpinteria
www.carpinteriacemetery.com
presented by VVA Chapter 218. For more information: info@vvachapter218.org
 
Simi Valley Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony 1000 hrs
Pioneer Cemetery 1461 Thompson Lane, Simi Valley CA 93065
Military Ceremony and Ritual to honor those who died in service to our country.

Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) Post 10049 & Simi Valley Veterans' Service Organizations
Representatives of Simi Valley Veterans, Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Fraternal & Community Services Organizations and Local Elected Officials will be in attendance.
Public is Welcome : Free Parking : Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs
For more information: Commander W. Wright, vfwso10049@sbcglobal.net or 805 285-8844
 
San Luis Memorial Day Cemetery 11:00 AM
2 Higuera Street (next to Elks Lodge)
Put the Flags Down at the Cemeteries 1530
 
Commemoration in Moorpark Field of Valor 1200 hrs
The Field of Valor in Moorpark is a free event that will commence at 1200 and will continue until 1700.
Presented by the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club
Tierra Rejada Park
11900 Mountain Trail Street
Moorpark, CA 93021
For more information: info@moorparkfieldofvalor.com or call 805-558-7105.
 
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building Ceremony and Lunch starting 1230 hrs
for more information: Bob Handy, bobcdp10@cox.net


Tuesday 30 May 2017

San Marcos High School Vietnam War Memorial Rededication  All Veterans Welcome form up @ 0930 hrs, Proceeding into stadium 1000 hrs  Opening @ 1030 hrs, end of event 1200 hrs (all times are approximate), for more information email: Larry Cook larry.cook242@gmail.com


Wednesday 31 May 2017

Blue Star Memorial Byway Marker dedication San Luis Obispo County
The National‐California Garden Club, Montana De Oro Club Unit of San Luis Obispo County, will be dedicating a Blue Star Memorial Byway Marker to American Legion Post 66 at 0900 hrs.
This marker honors those who have served, are presently serving, and those who will serve in the armed forces of America
All are invited to the dedication ceremony.
A short ceremony with a presentation of the Colors
Dedication of the marker by the Garden Club and our Post Officers
Refreshments to follow.
Behind the Veterans Memorial Hall off of Grand Avenue at Monterey Street
1661 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo CA
http://slolegion.org/document/5-31_Blue_Star_Dedication.pdf


1-4 June 2017

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and Parade  6 June 1944


2 June 1814

During the War of 1812, the sloop of war Wasp, commanded by Capt. Johnston Blakely, captures and burns the British merchant barque Neptune, southwest of Ireland.


3 June 1898

During the Spanish-American War, the 8-man volunteer crew from USS Merrimac are taken as prisoners of war by the Spanish following a courageous attempt to sink the collier to obstruct navigation. For their extraordinary heroism during this operation, the men are awarded the Medal of Honor.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

VVA 218 Huey Helicopter will be parked at the Show-N-Style Car Show
Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara from 0900 hrs -1700 hrs.
Contact Crew Chief George Ogle (805-403-6453) for more information or to Volunteer for "Flight Duty"

4 June 1942

As the Battle of Midway continues, US dive-bomber pilots spot the whole Japanese carrier strike force below. The Japanese combat air patrol that should have been above the carriers to protect them were at sea level destroying the American torpedo-bombers. The SBD Dauntless dive bombers attack from 15,000 feet just at the moment when the decks of the carriers Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu are loaded with planes, fuel and ordnance. They were quickly enveloped in flames and destroyed.


Upcoming Special Events (Evento Special):


Tuesday 6 June 2017

D-Day Remembrance 1200 hrs
Lunch to honor our Veterans from D-Day
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
$5.00 donation to cover the cost of lunch
Screen "Band of Brothers" to honor our special guests
Please (help us get  a head count) RSVP to Carmen Munoz, cmunoz@countyofsb.org


8 June 1967

USS Liberty Attacked

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 me.

Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr Vice Commandant
mattval@aol.com
310-768-2847 Office



Saturday 10 June 2017

Santa Barbara Veterans’ Community Outreach Day 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs, Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building for more information: Carmen Munoz cmunoz@countyofsb.org; or J.T., joshuat@epath.org

Download the flier


14 June 1775

US Army Founded


17 June 1757

Battle of Bunker Hill Began (during the Siege of Boston)


Saturday 24 June 2017

1200 hrs Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade



25 June 1950

Korean War Began



29 June 1950

US Forces Arrived in Korea


2 July 1926

US Army Air Established


Sunday 2 July 2017

4th Annual These Colors Don't Run. View Flier

An all American Afternoon Picnic 1200 hrs to 1700 hrs  BAR-B-QUE, Pin Up Girls, Car Show and more  Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building



Tuesday 4 July 2017

4th of July Parade and Concert


Tuesday 25 July 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet


Thursday 27 July 2017

1953 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day


Friday, Saturday, Sunday - July 28, 29 & 30, 2017

VENTURA COUNTY STAND DOWN www.venturacountystanddown.org
CA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY, 1270 Arundell – Ventura 93003. Friday & Saturday Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Medical, dental, optometry, social services, new clothing, Haircuts, showers, employment assistance, VA benefits, Legal counsel, hot meals, and much more.

Superior court on Friday only, begins at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday Break camp and prepare to leave @11:30 am
Note: Veterans who are not homeless, and active military may attend and access services. For more information, please visit vcstanddown.org, or call (805) 630-2431

PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED (NOT REQUIRED). VETERANS MAY PRE-REGISTER AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: Ask about FREE TRANSPORTATION at registration


OXNARD - Catholic Charities - 402 N.
“A” Street Ventura County Rescue Mission - 234 E. Sixth Street
Community Action Program of Ventura County– 621 Richmond
America’s Job Center – 1400 Vanguard Avenue, 2nd Floor
PORT HUENEME - Housing Authority - 250 N. Ventura Road
SIMI VALLEY - The Samaritan Center - 280 Royal Avenue
VENTURA - Catholic Charities - 303 North Ventura Avenue. Suite A
The Salvation Army - 155 S. Oak Street
Vet Center – 790 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura Job and Career Center – 4651 Telephone Road, Suite 200
SANTA BARBARA – Veterans’ Memorial Bldg. – 112 West Cabrillo


2 August

1990 Operation Desert Shield Began


4 August

1790 U.S. Coast Guard Established


5 August

1945 1st Atomic Bomb Mission (Hiroshima)


2 – 6 August 2017

Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta


7 August

1782 Purple Heart Medal Established



9 August

1945 2nd Atomic Bomb Mission (Nagasaki)


14 August

1945 Japan Surrendered Ending WWII


15 August

1944 Allied Invasion of Southern France


1 September

1952 Largest All Navy Raid


2 September

1945 V-J Day Formal Surrender of Japan


Monday 4 September 2017

Labor Day


10 September

1962 U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps incorporated


Monday 11 September 2017

Patriot Day


14 September

1814 Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key


Friday 15 September 2017

POW/MIA Recognition Day


17 September

1787 U.S. Constitution Approved


18 September

1947 U.S. Air Force Established


19 September

1994 Operation Uphold Democracy Began


Thursday 21 September 2017

Rosh Hashanah


Friday 22 September 2017

Autumnal Equinox (cross over at 2002 hrs Zulu)


Tuesday 26 September 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet


Saturday 30 September 2017

Yom Kippur


7 October

2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (Military Phase)


Monday 9 October 2017

Columbus Day (Observed)


9 October

1950 Invasion of North Korea


12 October

2000 Bombing of USS Cole


13 October

1775 U.S. Navy Established


October 2017

USO Veterans’ Ride 2 Recovery
Sunday 15 -  Palo Alto VA to Santa Cruz
Monday 16 -  Santa Cruz to Carmel
Tuesday 17 -  Carmel to San Simeon
Wednesday 18 -  San Simeon to Pismo Beach
Thursday  19 -  Pismo Beach to Solvang (w/ Lunch in Orcutt)
Friday  20 -  Solvang to Ventura (w/ Lunch in SB)
Saturday 21 -  Ventura to Santa Monica
for more information: info@ride2recovery.com
http://projecthero.org/event/unitedhealthcare-california-challenge


Tuesday 24 October 2017

United Nations Day


25 October

1983 Operation Urgent Fury


Friday 27 October 2017

Navy Day


Tuesday 31 October 2017

Halloween


Saturday 4 November 2017

Santa Barbara Military Ball sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation


10 November

1775 Marine Corps Birthday


Saturday 11 November 2017

Veterans’ Day
One-hour Ceremony starting: 1000 hrs @ Santa Barbara Cemetery sponsored by Santa Barbara VFW Post 1649

“WE HONOR VETS” Freedom Ride & Lunch
at the Madonna Exposition Center, San Luis Obispo, CA.
This event is to honor post-Vietnam Veterans
Central Coast Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 982 will be serving a free lunch to the first 300 Veteran reservations. The Veterans may bring one guest for the lunch at a cost of $25. Each Veteran will receive special recognition for their service and a special gift. The Freedom ride will start in San Luis Obispo at 9:45 AM to Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and back to San Luis Obispo. Lunch will start at 1230 hrs. If you would like to be a donor or a sponsor for this event please contact: Michael Knight, Chairman: 805-481-0359,  John Knox, Treasurer: 805-544-0651 or Jerry Kaufman: 805-295-9139


Sunday 12 November 2017

Santa Barbara Veterans’ Parade (from State and Sola to the beach)


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet


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 @ 1900 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

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National Institute on Aging
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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.GOV

4 June 1942 - As the Battle of Midway continues, US dive-bomber pilots spot the whole Japanese carrier strike force below. The Japanese combat air patrol that should have been above the carriers to protect them were at sea level destroying the American torpedo-bombers. The SBD Dauntless dive bombers attack from 15,000 feet just at the moment when the decks of the carriers Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu are loaded with planes, fuel and ordnance. They were quickly enveloped in flames and destroyed.

Upcoming Special Events (Evento Special):