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:

SLO American Legion Post April newsletter:
http://slolegion.org/newsletter/04_18_newsletter.pdf

American Legion, Orcutt Post 534 news letter:
http://post534.org/OTR/2018_current_OTR.pdf

 


1st Sunday 1 April 2018

The Wall That Heals
Presented by
County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office

29 March through 1 April 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
24 HOURS A DAY
at the Madonna Meadows100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

 


1st Monday 2 April 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 3 April 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 4 April 2018

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/

 

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;

 


1st Thursday 5 April 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 6 April 2018

American Legion, Orcutt Post 534
Women’s Auxiliary Silent Auction
Friday, 6 April 2018
Auction starts at 1830 hrs

 


1st Saturday 7 April 2018

7 April 1945: First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield at Iwo Jima.

 


2nd Sunday 8 April 2018

American Legion, Orcutt Post 534
Women’s Auxiliary breakfast
Sunday, 8 April 2018

Menu: Burrito’s with a choice of Sausage or Chorizo filling.
includes: fruit, coffee and orange juice.  

The cost will be $8.00

serving from 900 hrs to 1100 hrs

 


2nd Monday 9 April 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  10 April 2018

10 April 1959: Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. was named as one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts selected for space training. The seven astronauts, all volunteers, were selected by NASA from an initial group of 110 leading military test pilots. Three years later, on 20 February 1962, Col Glenn would become the first American to orbit the Earth.

 


2nd Wednesday  11 April 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

Monthly News letter:http://post534.org/OTR/2018_current_OTR.pdf

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation @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/

Veterans in Recovery 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;

 


2nd Thursday  12 April 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

See the Flyer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/siteninja/multitenant/assets/23717/files/original/VCMilC_Meeting_Schedule_2017.pdf

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  13 April 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: Gerald "Jerry" Winters call:805-570-0490

$7 Burgers 2nd Friday
Orcutt American Legion Post 534 2nd Friday
news letter: http://post534.org/OTR/2018_current_OTR.pdf

 


2nd Saturday  14 April 2018

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

 


3rd Sunday 15 April 2018

Veterans' Bar-B- Que 1200 to 1400 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez <Glgz@verizon.net>;

 


3rd Monday 16 April 2018 

3rd Monday SB County and Veterans' Group Collaboration Noon to 1300 hrs
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 17 April 2018

17 April 1915: Chief Gunners Mate Frank Crilley, a naval diver, rescues a fellow diver who had become entangled at a depth of 250 feet during salvage operations for USS F-4 submarine that had sunk March 25, 1915, with the loss of her entire crew. For his heroism on this occasion, he is awarded the Medal of Honor in 1929.

 


3rd Wednesday  18 April 2018

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/

 

Veterans in Recovery (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;

 


Thursday 19 April 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  20 April 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 21 April 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>;

 


4th Sunday 22 April 2018

22 April 1898: Rear Adm. William T. Sampson leaves Key West, Fla., with the North Atlantic Squadron to begin the blockade of the northern Cuban ports, the beginning of the Spanish-American War.

 


4th Monday 23 April 2018

23 April 1915: Lt. Patrick N. L. Bellinger, in the Burgess-Dunne AH-10 seaplane, establishes a United States altitude record for seaplanes by ascending to 10,000 feet over Pensacola, Fla.


4th Tuesday 24 April 2018

24 April 1778: During the American Revolution, the Continental Navy sloop-of-war Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, captures the British sloop HMS Drake after an hours battle off Carrickfergus, Ireland.

 


4th Wednesday 25 April 2018

25 April 1914: In the first use of U.S. Navy aircraft in a combat situation, Lt. j.g. P.N.L. Bellinger made a flight from USS Mississippis aviation unit at Vera Cruz, Mexico, to observe the city and make preliminary search for mines in the harbor.

 


4th Thursday 26 April 2018

 26 April 1805: First Lieutenant Presley N. O'Bannon, who with seven other Marines was part of a force of Greeks and Arabs led by American Consul William Eaton, raised the United States flag for the first time over a conquered fortress of the Old World at Derne, a stronghold of the Tripolitan pirates.

 


4th Friday 27 April 2018

Fiesta Night 1800 hrs (last Friday)
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
for more information: http://post534.org/OTR/2018_current_OTR.pdf

 


4th Saturday 28 April 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



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 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;
2 February
1944: The 4th Marine Division, as part of the first assault on islands controlled by the Japanese before the start of World War II, captured Namur and eight other islands in the Kwajalein Atoll.
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1st Saturday 3 February 2018
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3 February 1917 - President Woodrow Wilson, in an address to Congress, severs diplomatic relations with Germany after the country decides on the first of the month to reintroduce the policy of unrestricted U-boat warfare.
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1st Sunday 4 February 2018
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4 February 1779 - Capt. John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard (formerly Duc de Duras), which was given to the United States by King Louis XVI of France. The name honors Benjamin Franklin, the American commissioner at Paris whose famous almanacs had been published in France under the title Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard.
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1st Monday 5 February 2018
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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>;
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1st Tuesday 6 February 2018
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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>
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1st Wednesday 7 February 2018
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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/
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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;
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2nd Thursday 8 February 2018
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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
See the Flyer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/siteninja/multitenant/assets/23717/files/original/VCMilC_Meeting_Schedule_2017.pdf
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2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy <pamurphy1@hotmail.com>;
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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
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2nd Friday 9 February 2018
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2nd Friday 1100 hrs Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // The Elks’ Veteran project
Donations welcome
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
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2nd Saturday 10 February 2018
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2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: ccvvachapter982@gmail.com or www.vva982.org
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2nd Sunday 11 February 2018
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11 February 1922: BGen John H. Russell was appointed U.S. High Commissioner and personal representative of the President to the government of Haiti. This nine-year assignment placed this future Commandant in supreme command of both the occupying American force and the Haitian Gendarmerie.
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2nd Monday 12 February 2018
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2nd Monday Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.
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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>;
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2nd Tuesday 13 February 2018
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13 February 1943 - Women Marines were reestablished as Marine Corps Womens Reserve. Col. Ruth Cheney Streeter, the first Director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, serves until Dec. 7, 1945.
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2nd Wednesday 14 February 2018
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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
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2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
No Meeting in February // Next Meeting is 14 March 2018
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or email: info@vvachapter218.org
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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
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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
Post 534 news letter: http://post534.org/documents/current_OTR.pdf
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Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation @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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Veterans in Recovery 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;
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3rd Thursday 15 February 2018
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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
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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>;
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3rd Friday 16 February 2018
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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>;

$7 Burgers
Orcutt American Legion Post 534 2nd Friday
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: opost534@gmail.com
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3rd Saturday 17 February 2018
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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>;
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3rd Sunday 18 February 2018
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18 February 1846 - Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft issues the General Order to change Larboard to Port for identification of the left side of a sailing vessel.
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3rd Monday 19 February 2018
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3rd Monday SB County and Veterans' Group Collaboration
No Meeting This Month
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz cmunoz@countyofsb.org;
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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>;
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3rd Tuesday 20 February 2018
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Santa Barbara Navy League Annual Meeting 1700 hrs
Guest Speaker:
CAPT Chris Janke, Commanding Officer,
Naval Base Ventura County
Where:
University Club of Santa Barbara
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Cost: $20
Register and Get Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-barbara-navy-leagues-updated-2018-annual-meeting-tickets-42584765179
For more information:
http://santabarbaranavyleague.org/
Charles "Crash" Huff, Executive Director
sbnldevelopment@gmail.com
805.829.1598
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3rd Wednesday 21 February 2018
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