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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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:

Going Back to School?
Meet Santa Barbara City College New Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator Kyle Rasmussen: ksrasmussen@pipeline.sbcc.edu

The Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator serves as a liaison between students, the College, and the Veterans Administration.
Rasmussen most recently worked for the United States Department of Defense in Pennsylvania, where he served as a Human Resources Assistant, guiding college students through the training and application process to become Officers in the U.S. Military.

As Administrative Chief in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than eight years, Rasmussen brings a wealth of experience in the areas of human resources management, budget planning, and U.S. Military policies and procedures to SBCC and its veterans. “I am eager to make a positive impact on veteran students and their dependents at Santa Barbara City College,” Rasmussen said.

Also Meet Max Peck @ UCSB:
Max Peck is the Administrative Lead for Veteran and Military Services at UCSB. Max served five years in the Marine Corps as an infantrymen in 3rd Battalion 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA. After leaving the military Max began his education Orange Coast College and became an active leader in the veteran community by serving as the vice president of the school’s Student Veteran Organization (SVO). Max transferred to UCSB in 2015 and continued helping his fellow veterans as UCSB’s SVO president. Max worked on outreach projects that brought more veterans to campus, built relationships with businesses wanting to hire veterans, and promoted awareness about veteran issues on campus. As the UCSB Veterans’ Administrative Lead, Max oversees the Veterans Resource Center and works closely with the Veterans Resource Team and the Student Veterans Organization to enhance the experience of UCSB’s remarkable veteran scholars and their families.

Job Duties:
- VA Education Benefits Advising (health care, claims, insurance, etc...)
 - Connects students to campus and community resources
- Career and Academic Advising
- Co-Chairs UCSB Veteran Resource Team
- Advocacy  services and policy making
- Outreach

Contact Max Peck:
Office Phone: 805-893-4724
Email: max.peck@sa.ucsb.edu

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

Keep up on Veteran Fishing Events by Anglers Anonymous Ventura Coast


Events
Week of Friday 22 September - Sunday 1 October
(Eventos de esta semana):


Friday 22 September 2017

Autumnal Equinox (cross over at 2002 hrs Zulu)


Saturday 23

1990 - During Operation Desert Shield, the two hospital ships, USNS Mercy (T AH 19) and USNS Comfort (T AH 20), steam together for first time in the Persian Gulf.


Sunday 24 September

1873: One hundred and ninety Marines and seamen from the USS Pensacola and Benicia landed at the Bay of Panama, Columbia, to protect the railroad and American lives and property during the revolution.


Monday 25 September 2017

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


Tuesday 26 September 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information or to be add to the VetNet Distribution List email:  arlene.stepputat@vnhcsb.org

VetNet is an opportunity for agencies and nonprofits that support veterans in SB County to network, share resources, collaborate and coordinate services and to maximize our collective ability to serve those who have served us and our country.

4th Tuesday American Legion Post 160 Solvang
Legion wing of the Veterans Memorial Building Solvang
The bar opens at 1800 and a Santa Maria Style barbecue is served about an hour later.
The business meeting follows dinner.
for more information contact post commander Jeff McKeone at 805-896-7600.


Wednesday 27 September 2017

UCSB Veteran and ROTC Back to School events
for more information: Max Peck, max.peck28@gmail.com

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/

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


Thursday 28 September

1822 - West India Squadron, the sloop of war USS Peacock raids a pirate camp at Funda Bay, burning two pirate boats, capturing five others, while also liberating "89 sacks of coffee concealed in the woods...."


Friday 29 September

1906 - USS Connecticut (BB 18) is commissioned. During World War I, USS Connecticut is employed as a training ship off the United States East Coast and in the Chesapeake Bay. In the first half of 1919, she serves as a transport, making four trans-Atlantic voyages to bring home veterans from France.


Saturday 30 September 2017

Yom Kippur

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

American Legion: “Who We Are” a member orientation training
1000 hrs to 1200 hrs
Hosted by American Legion Post 66 San Luis Obispo
For all members, new or seasoned, American Legion Auxiliary,
Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Riders
Members of local posts are welcome to attend the training.
A light lunch (hot dogs & chips) will be served after the training.
For more information contact:
Randy Earl, 1st. Vice Commander @ 805-461-0495 or herides08@gmail.com
David Glidden, 2nd. Vice Commander @ 805-215-8500 or davidg0011@yahoo.com

Please RSVP to Rick Pushies, Webmaster @ 805-925-9144 or rpushies@yahoo.com
so we can make sure we have enough food for lunch


Sunday 1 October

1942 - USS Roe (DD 418) rescues 17 merchant seamen and two Naval Armed Guard sailors of the freighter SS West Chetac who drifted off the coast of Brazil for eight days after their vessel is sunk by German submarine U 175.


Upcoming Special Events (Evento Special):


Sunday 1 October 2017

1 October 1942 - USS Roe (DD 418) rescues 17 merchant seamen and two Naval Armed Guard sailors of the freighter SS West Chetac who drifted off the coast of Brazil for eight days after their vessel is sunk by German submarine U 175.


Monday 2 October 2017

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


Tuesday 3 October 2017

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


Wednesday 4 October 2017

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


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


Thursday 5 October 2017 

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


Friday 6 October

1945: Major General Keller E. Rockey, Commanding General, III Amphibious Corps, accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government.


7 October

2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (Military Phase)

7 October 1975 - President Gerald Ford signs Public Law 94-106, allowing admission of women into service academies.


Sunday 8 October

1899: A force of 375 Marines under command of future Commandant George F. Elliott, attacked and captured the insurgent town of Novaleta, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and linked up with U.S. Army troops.


Monday 9 October 2017

Columbus Day (Observed)

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


Saturday 21 October 2017

Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down
0900 hrs @ Santa Maria Fairpark.
This event is to help Veterans in need of support and resources.
for more information in Santa Barbara contact Carmen @ Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
805 568 0020 or stop by 112 W Cabrillo Blvd. SB


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, for more information contact info@pcvf.org


Sunday 5 November 2017

Marine Corps Birthday Bar-B-Que 1200-1500 hrs
Invitation from Bruce Bennett, Commandant, MCL Detachment 024
Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave
Donation - $15 per adult, $5 kids 11 & under
Contact- Todd Grant 805-967-0033, Marie Mackey 805-967-7990
Advance reservations requested for food planning.
All branches and their families are cordially invited.


10 November

1775 Marine Corps Birthday


Saturday 11 November 2017

Veterans’ Day Ceremony starting: 1000 hrs @ Santa Barbara Cemetery sponsored by Santa Barbara VFW Post 1649
For more information: Pablo Paredes, Pablo.Paredes1@gmail.com

“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)
Parachute Landing  1330 hrs
Follow the parade down state street to Cabrillo Boulevard and over to the Carriage Museum, to watch as skydiving members of the Patriot Parachute Team perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly.

Sunday, 12 November 1200 - 1700 hrs 5th Annual Salute to Vets
The Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation present an afternoon with live music, food, military vehicles on display, and local beer and wine vendors. Join the fun and help support local area vets and their families at the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. Veterans and children under 12 get in free.

Sunday 12 November 2017 **5th Annual Salute To The Vets **
1200-1700 @ Santa Barbara Carriage museum
129 Castillo street Santa Barbara ca 93101
5$ donation at the door
Flag raising by the SBFD
Live music / special entertainment
Military vehicles Huey helicopter
Vendors/kids games
Beer/wine
Pin up contest
Benefit for local non profit groups that specifically help local veterans
More info or to help please contact: Ronnie Shahbazian, Shahbazian@cox.net


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet
at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Community Room, 602 E. Montecito Street (subject to change)
for more information or to be add to the VetNet Distribution List email:  arlene.stepputat@vnhcsb.org

VetNet is an opportunity for agencies and nonprofits that support veterans in SB County to network, share resources, collaborate and coordinate services and to maximize our collective ability to serve those who have served us and our country.


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Santa Barbara VetNet
3 Dec 2015, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter directed the full integration of women in the Armed Forces
Beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions opened to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, women were able to contribute to the Department of Defense mission with no barriers in their way.


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

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.GOV

Thursday 28 September

1822 - West India Squadron, the sloop of war USS Peacock raids a pirate camp at Funda Bay, burning two pirate boats, capturing five others, while also liberating "89 sacks of coffee concealed in the woods...."
Friday 29 September

1906 - USS Connecticut (BB 18) is commissioned. During World War I, USS Connecticut is employed as a training ship off the United States East Coast and in the Chesapeake Bay. In the first half of 1919, she serves as a transport, making four trans-Atlantic voyages to bring home veterans from France.
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 1 October

1942 - USS Roe (DD 418) rescues 17 merchant seamen and two Naval Armed Guard sailors of the freighter SS West Chetac who drifted off the coast of Brazil for eight days after their vessel is sunk by German submarine U 175.

Upcoming Special Events (Evento Special):

Saturday 21 October 2017 Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down
0900 hrs @ Santa Maria Fairpark.
This event is to help Veterans in need of support and resources.
for more information in Santa Barbara contact Carmen @ Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
805 568 0020 or stop by 112 W Cabrillo Blvd. SB
Ceremony starting: 1000 hrs @ Santa Barbara Cemetery sponsored by Santa Barbara VFW Post 1649
For more information: Pablo Paredes <Pablo.Paredes1@gmail.com>;
“WE HONOR VETS” Freedom Ride & Lunch VVA Chapter 982
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
Santa Barbara Veterans’ Parade (from State and Sola to the beach)
Parachute Landing  1330 hrs
Follow the parade down state street to Cabrillo Boulevard and over to the Carriage Museum, to watch as skydiving members of the Patriot Parachute Team perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly.

Sunday, 12 November 1200 - 1700 hrs 5th Annual Salute to Vets
The Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation present an afternoon with live music, food, military vehicles on display, and local beer and wine vendors. Join the fun and help support local area vets and their families at the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. Veterans and children under 12 get in free.

Sunday 12 November 2017 **5th Annual Salute To The Vets **
1200-1700 @ Santa Barbara Carriage museum
129 Castillo street Santa Barbara ca 93101
5$ donation at the door
Flag raising by the SBFD
Live music / special entertainment
Military vehicles Huey helicopter
Vendors/kids games
Beer/wine
Pin up contest
Benefit for local non profit groups that specifically help local veterans
More info or to help please contact: Ronnie Shahbazian<Shahbazian@cox.net>
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
4th Tuesday American Legion Post 160 Solvang
Legion wing of the Veterans Memorial Building Solvang
The bar opens at 1800 and a Santa Maria Style barbecue is served about an hour later.
The business meeting follows dinner.
for more information contact post commander Jeff McKeone at 805-896-7600.
UCSB Veteran and ROTC Back to School events
for more information: Max Peck <max.peck28@gmail.com>
American Legion: “Who We Are” a member orientation training
1000 hrs to 1200 hrs
Hosted by American Legion Post 66 San Luis Obispo
For all members, new or seasoned, American Legion Auxiliary,
Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Riders
Members of local posts are welcome to attend the training.
A light lunch (hot dogs & chips) will be served after the training.
For more information contact:
Randy Earl, 1st. Vice Commander @ 805-461-0495 or herides08@gmail.com
David Glidden, 2nd. Vice Commander @ 805-215-8500 or davidg0011@yahoo.com

Please RSVP to Rick Pushies, Webmaster @ 805-925-9144 or rpushies@yahoo.com
so we can make sure we have enough food for lunch
Sunday 1 October 2017
1 October 1942 - USS Roe (DD 418) rescues 17 merchant seamen and two Naval Armed Guard sailors of the freighter SS West Chetac who drifted off the coast of Brazil for eight days after their vessel is sunk by German submarine U 175.
Monday 2 October 2017
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>;
Tuesday 3 October 2017
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>
Wednesday 4 October 2017
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/
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;
Thursday 5 October 2017
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

Friday 6 October
1945: Major General Keller E. Rockey, Commanding General, III Amphibious Corps, accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government.
7 October 1975 - President Gerald Ford signs Public Law 94-106, allowing admission of women into service academies.

Sunday 8 October
1899: A force of 375 Marines under command of future Commandant George F. Elliott, attacked and captured the insurgent town of Novaleta, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and linked up with U.S. Army troops.