Military Ball

Join us! Tickets and sponsorships are now available until October 25, 2017. Contact info@pcvf.org


20th Annual Military Ball, 2016

2016 Military Ball Guests can view their photos here:

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A formal evening mingling with members of our armed forces as well as many veterans in a social setting. At the 20th Anniversary Military Ball we honored our keynote speaker and Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg.  The Firestone family received the Generation of Service Award.

Read more about the Ball:

Montecito Journal, 2016

Santa Maria Sun, 2016

Voice Magazine, 2016

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Ace Hardware
Costco
Danny's Barbershop
Dennis Petersen
ENT Associates of Santa Barbara
The Fess Parker Resort
The Firestone Family
Gelson's
Ice In Paradise
Karry Kranz and Wasmuth Investment Group


Kendall, Rhode & Associates
Mark T Weiser Dentist
The Military Order of the Purple Heart
Northern Trust
Printing Impressions
The Santa Barbara Club
Steve Penner
VFW Post 1649


2015 Military Ball

2015 Military Ball Guests can view their photos here:


2015 Keynote Speaker Sammy Davis, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War


Past Events:

2014 Military Ball

This is a formal affair with more stars, bars and stripes in one place than you’re ever likely to see. Evening includes: Cocktail hour, live music, three-course dinner, dancing to the sounds of the Art Deco Band, plus a souvenir photo, and PCVF’s Greatest Generation Award presented to a local WWII veteran. Special Guest & Keynote Speaker General William Begert, Four Star General and Commander, Pacific Air Forces USAF (Ret), current Vice President of Military Engines, Pratt Whitney.  

2013 Military Ball

Karl Marlantes, best selling author and Vietnam War Hero, will be the Keynote Speaker. Karl is pictured receiving his Navy Cross in 1969.  He is also the recipient of the Bronze Star, 2 Navy Commendation Medals for valor, 2 Purple Hearts and 10 Air Medals.  His two books, Matterhorn and What It Is Like To Go To War were on the New York Bestseller List for many months.

Reception, dance exhibition, live music, 3-course dinner and dancing, special salute to the Korean War Veterans. The Greatest Generation Award will be presented to Col James Patillo (USAF). Contact rsvp@pierreclaeyssensveteransmuseum.com for more information.

The Military Ball was started in 1997 as a way to honor and remember veterans in the Santa Barbara area. It is a beautiful black-tie event that features a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, a keynote speaker, and swing dancing. All branches of the military are represented by both veterans and active duty personnel.

Past Keynote Speakers

2012 Keynote Speaker 2012 Keynote Speaker William Perry
2012, Colonel John Fer, USAF, Ret. 2011, Captain Michael Argos
2010, William Perry, U.S. Secretary of Defense
Pete Wilson Stanley Sloan Tom Brokaw
2009, Governor Pete Wilson
2008, Stanley R. Sloan
2007, Tom Brokaw

Military Ball

See you Saturday, November 4, 2017 for the 21st Annual Military Ball. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact info@pcvf.org.


20th Annual Military Ball

November 5, 2016 • 5:00 p.m.
The Fess Parker, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2016 Military Ball Guests can view their photos here:

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