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, [email protected], 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 Wednesday 4 July 2018   

The 55th Annual Santa Barbara 4th of July Parade "HEROES IN OUR COMMUNITY" 
1300 hrs. • State Street @ Micheltorena Street to Cota Street Fourth of July Concert • FREE! 1700 hrs Santa Barbara

Courthouse Sunken Gardens American Salute by Crown City Brass Quintet 
Join Cielo Foundation and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation for a patriotic concert of marches by John Philip Sousa and classic Americana from George M. Cohen, Leonard Bernstein and Scott Joplin. Come early to claim your spot on the grass; bring your picnic, beach chairs and blankets for this free concert. 

Open House for Veterans and Families 
1600 hrs to 2200 hrs Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building 112 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara CA Fire works at the Beach at 2100 hrs


1st Thursday 5 July 2018


1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Gary Jacobs, [email protected] 

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
[email protected]om
310-768-2847 Office

310-308-7015 Mobile


1st Friday 6 July 2018


San Luis Obispo Vet Center Monthly BBQ
Noon to 1400 hrs
First Friday of each Month: July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5


2nd Sunday 8 July 2018



5th Annual "These Colors Don't Run"

1200 hrs to 1900 hrs
$10 @ the door / Kids Free
benefit: Santa Barbara Volunteer Run Veteran Groups

Art Show / Raffle / Action / Military Car Show
Pinup Contest / Best Hawaiian Shirt Contest
BBQ / Beer / Special Guests

Veterans' Memorial Building
112 W Cabrillo Blvd

Santa Barbara CA




2nd Monday 9 July 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., [email protected] 


2nd Wednesday 11 July 2018

2nd Wednesday Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1400 hrs.

Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building

for more information: Bob Handy [email protected]
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990


2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018


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,
[email protected]


2nd Wednesday American Legion Post 534 Orcutt

145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455

for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email:[email protected]


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, [email protected] 
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 [email protected] 


2nd Thursday 12 July 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


2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs

Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building

For more information: Patrick Murphy [email protected]



2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750

For more information, time and location: Michael Cook
[email protected]
www.moph-Chapter-750.com


2nd Friday 13 July 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 Saturday 14 July 2018


2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982

For more information: [email protected]  or www.vva982.org



3rd Monday 16 July 2018

3rd Monday SB County and Veterans' Group Collaboration
Noon to 1300 hrs 
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz [email protected] 


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., [email protected] 


3rd Wednesday 18 July 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, [email protected]
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 [email protected] 


3rd Thursday 19 July 2018


3rd Thursday Disabled American Veterans
SANTA BARBARA Post 37 meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.

for more information: E. J. Price [email protected]  
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, [email protected]


3rd Friday 20 July 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, [email protected]


3rd Saturday 21 July 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, [email protected]



4th Monday 23 July 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., [email protected]




4th Wednesday 25 July 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, [email protected]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 [email protected]



4th Friday 27 July 2018


Fiesta Night 1800 hrs (last Friday)

Orcutt American Legion Post 534


4th Saturday 28 July 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, [email protected]
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.

Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722


5th  Monday 30 July 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. [email protected] 


Coming event(s):

Saturday and Sunday Aug 4 and 5 from 0700 hrs to Noon
Santa Barbara American Legion Celebrity Pancake Breakfast
Fun Raiser
Veterans' Memorial Building
112 West Cabrillo Blvd

 

 



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: [email protected] (email)
www.fda.gov
 
National Cancer Institute
1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER, toll-free)
emailto: [email protected] (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)
[email protected] (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)
[email protected] (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 <[email protected]>
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 [email protected];
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 <[email protected]>
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 <[email protected]>;
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
[email protected]
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 <[email protected]>;
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
[email protected]
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. < [email protected]>;
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 <[email protected]>;
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: [email protected]

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, [email protected]

2nd Wednesday American Legion Post 534 Orcutt
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]

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 [email protected];

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 <[email protected]>
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: [email protected]

2nd Thursday American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy <[email protected]>

2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <[email protected]>
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 <[email protected]>;
2nd Saturday 13 January 2018
2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: [email protected] 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 [email protected];

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. < [email protected]>;

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 [email protected];

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 <[email protected]>
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 <[email protected]> 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 <[email protected]>;
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 <[email protected]>;

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 <[email protected]>;

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. < [email protected]>;

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 [email protected];

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 <[email protected]>
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 <[email protected]>
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. < [email protected]>;

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 [email protected];
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. < [email protected]>;
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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 <[email protected]>
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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 <[email protected]>
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 [email protected];
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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: [email protected]
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 <[email protected]>;
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2nd Thursday Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <[email protected]>
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: [email protected] 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. < [email protected]>;
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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 <[email protected]>;
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: [email protected]
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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, [email protected]
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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: [email protected]
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 <[email protected]>
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 [email protected];
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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 <[email protected]> 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 <[email protected]>;
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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 <[email protected]>;

$7 Burgers
Orcutt American Legion Post 534 2nd Friday
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]
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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 <[email protected]>;
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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 [email protected];
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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. < [email protected]>;
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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
[email protected]
805.829.1598
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3rd Wednesday 21 February 2018
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