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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American Legion https://www.legion.org/
Military Order of the Purple Heart https://www.purpleheart.org/
Vietnam Veterans of America https://vva.org/



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Special Events:

Santa Barbara Military Ball

Saturday 2  November 2019 from 1700 hrs to 2200 hrs

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssen's Veterans Foundation

Veterans, active duty military members, and guests are invited to enjoy a memorable night of live music and dancing, dinner, and “Excellence in Service” tributes to those who have selflessly served our country.

The 22nd Annual Military Ball will be held at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker).

The Military Ball is a formal evening where veterans, active duty military members, and other community members can mingle over a cocktail hour, gourmet three-course dinner, and dancing. Guests will also have a chance to bid on extraordinary historic artifacts among other items in a silent auction before the program begins.  To request an invitation, please call (805) 259-4394 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Welcome Home Military Heroes

LUNCHEON & FUNDRAISER

Sunday 3 November 2019

Noon to 1600 hrs

The Gardens at Peacock Farms

2018 Los Berros Rd. Arroyo Grande, CA

https://www.celebrateourveterans.com/

Welcome Home Military Heroes will be having its 5th Annual “Celebrate Our Veterans” Fundraiser at the beautiful venue, The Gardens at Peacock Farms, in Arroyo Grande. This year’s theme will be “REMEMBER EVERYONE DEPLOYED” and you will not want to miss our very special Keynote Speaker, Jamie Warner, USMC Naval Aviator & West Coast Regional Facilitator of Mighty Oaks Foundation. Mr. Warner served as a Marine CH-53E helicopter pilot with the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, “The Wolfpack”, from 1990-97. He has a heart for our veterans and will share how “The Mighty Oaks Warrior Program” is designed to challenge our Warriors to overcome their past experiences and move forward into a life of purpose. This event is held in the beautiful setting of The Gardens at Peacock Farms and is known in San Luis Obispo County for its manicured gardens, estate vineyards, and unique family farm location.

 

Veterans at San Marcos High School (Santa Barbara)

Friday 8 November

Check in starting at 0900 hrs in the front office

security protocol states all guests to check in at front office.

handicap transport available from office to football field

seating for Vets at 50 yard line on field facing stands.

coffee & doughnuts before seating

Los Prietos Boys Camp Color Guard to present the Colors & lead the Pledge of Allegiance

Madrigal signers to sign the National Anthem

ASB President will lead the assembly

Asst Professor of Military Science @ UCSB ROTC to deliver keynote speech

Dr Glazer, Principal San Marcos High will give closing comments

Program starts at 1030 hrs sharp, over by 1100 hrs

 

Santa Barbara Veterans Parade

Saturday 9 November 2019 starting at Noon

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssen's Veterans Foundation

for more information: please call (805) 259-4394 or e-mail [email protected]

https://www.pcvf.org/sign-up-for-the-veterans-day-parade

Route: from Sola and State Streets

going down State Street to the beach

Turning Right on W. Cabrillo Blvd to Castillo Street

then Right on Castillo to Pershing Park

for the Salute to the Vets

 

Salute to the Vets Noon to 1700 hrs

Santa Barbara Carriage Museum / Pershing Park

129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation

Veterans get in free and can buy a discount meal package

Sunday 10 November 2019

Marine Corps Birthday Party

Monday 11 November 2019

VFW Celebration of Veterans

1000 hrs Santa Barbara Cemetery

ending at 11:11

901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

1230 hrs Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building

"Thank You to Our Veterans"

112 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lunch and fellowship

Veterans Day Simi Valley: Monday 11 November 2019 at 1100 hrs

The Parks and Rec District for Simi Valley, CA is the host

Over 400 folding chairs and some huge canopies will be out:

Veterans Plaza at Rancho Tapo Community Park (AKA Lemon Park)

3700 Avenida Simi

Simi Valley, CA 93063

The Ceremony begins promptly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The Color Guard of the President Ronald Reagan Detachment 597 of the Marine Corps League will present and post the Colors.

Then singing of the Star Spangled Banner, recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the American Legion Simi Valley Post 484 Chaplain giving the invocation.

The Mayor of Simi Valley and various speakers will be giving brief presentations.

The Benediction will be given by Veterans of Foreign Wars District 7 Chaplain, followed by a Rifle Salute and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 Bugler plays Taps.  

Lunch is served al fresco by the Kiwanis Club, courtesy of the Parks and Rec District of Simi Valley. After lunch, the games at the Park are opened for the kids and adults who may want to play or just relax after the event.

And Bob's your Uncle!

Take a Look at this:

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits need help now, Congress tells VA and DoD

Senators on Wednesday asked the Department of Veterans Affairs what is taking so long to provide benefits to veterans exposed to potentially lethal toxins.

And time and again, VA officials couldn't fully answer that question.

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/veterans-sick-toxic-exposure-need-help-now-congress

 

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge

If you’re totally and permanently disabled, you may qualify for a discharge of your federal student loans and/or Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant service obligation.

A total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge relieves you from having to repay a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loan, a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan, and/or a Federal Perkins Loan or to complete a TEACH Grant service obligation.

For more information please visit

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Total-and-Permanent-Disability-(TPD)-Discharge.aspx

Phillip Bennie, a retired Vietnam Veteran and military / civilian Fire fighter, has kidney disease. He is in need of a kidney transplant. He is pursuing a kidney form a living donor. Can you share your spare?  for more information: [email protected]

 

Vets can learn to surf / Adaptive Surf Therapy: http://ampsurf.org/

Want to be a V.A. Clinic Volunteer (Santa Barbara)?

Presently looking for two(2) volunteers (Do not need to be a Veteran)

Work one day a week from about 0730 hrs to about 1130 hrs.

Set up coffee & nutritious snacks (provided by the Elks Santa Barbara, cups & water by the VFW 1649 Santa Barbara in the VA clinic waiting room;  Package snacks

Call veterans with reminders of their next clinic appointment(s)

For more information call:

Harry or Carmen Rouse at 805-685-1785

Nancy or How Miller at 805-637-4697

Veteran Shuttle DRIVERS WANTED!

MORRO BAY/SLO/PASO ROBLES

Serving Veterans with Daily Door to Door Van Service to the

Santa Maria & San Luis Obispo VA Clinics

Please call Central Coast VA Volunteer if you are interested:

805-354-6004

Sponsored by:

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

VA Office of Rural Health


Calendar


1st Friday 11/1/2019

Swing Dance to The Southwest Biscuit Company with a Hoedown theme
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


1st Saturday 11/2/2019

Project Healing Waters meetings:
Every 1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to fish in the surf.
0800 hrs - 1100 hrs
Joseph Narkevitz   805-705-3208
[email protected]


1st Sunday 11/3/2019

Ballroom Tea Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
DJ:  Bob Taylor
1400 hrs to 1700 hrs
Free

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


1st Monday 11/4/2019

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)


1st Tuesday 11/5/2019

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 11/6/2019

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
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];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


1st Thursday 11/7/2019

VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1730 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Jonathan Church <[email protected]>

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 Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile


2nd Friday 11/8/2019

Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // Lunch Sponsored by The Elks’ Veteran project
$10 donation per veteran is requested to help defer costs
1100 hrs - 1300 hrs
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
for more information: Gerald "Jerry" Winters call:805-570-0490

$7 Burgers
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]


2nd Saturday 11/9/2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
4545 10th Street, Guadalupe, CA 9343
For more information: [email protected] or www.vva982.org


2nd Sunday 11/10/2019

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


2nd Monday 11/11/2019

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)

Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.


2nd Tuesday 11/12/2019

 


2nd Wednesday 11/13/2019

Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

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];

Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>

Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024
changed to 4th Thursday

Project Healing Waters meetings:
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
1800 hrs - 2000 hrs
1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to fish in the surf.
0800 hrs - 1100 hrs
For more information contact:
Joseph Narkevitz   805-705-3208
[email protected]
Get more information on our national website:  projecthealingwaters.org

Vietnam Veterans of America, Santa Barbara Chapter 218
1800 hrs Social Hour/dinner, 1845 hrs Business Meeting.
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111

Meetings: 13 November
November - Marching in the "Veterans' Day Parade" (Noon Sat 9 Nov)
December - NO MEETING
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or email: [email protected]

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]

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


2nd Thursday 11/14/2019

Ventura County Collaborative
Networking: 0900 hrs
Meeting: 0930 hrs-1100 hrs
National University 1000 Town Center Dr. Oxnard 5th Floor Suite 5

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]

American Legion Post 49 @ 1730 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy <[email protected]>;

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <[email protected]>
www.moph-Chapter-750.com


3rd Friday 11/15/2019

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]>;

Swing Dance to "Dave Stuckey & the Hothouse Gang"
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


3rd Saturday 11/16/2019

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 11/17/2019

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


3rd Monday 11/18/2019

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)

SB County and Veteran's Group Collaboration 1300 to 1400 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz [email protected];


3rd Tuesday 11/19/2019


3rd Wednesday 11/20/2019

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
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];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


3rd Thursday 11/21/2019

DAV) 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

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49
meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.

AMVETS Post 3 meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez <[email protected]>;

Santa Barbara Navy League
For more information: http://www.santabarbaranavyleague.org/


4th Friday 11/22/2019


4th Saturday 11/23/2019


4th Sunday 11/24/2019

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


4th Monday 11/25/2019

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)


4th Tuesday 11/26/2019


4th Wednesday 11/27/2019

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
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];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


4th Thursday 11/28/2019

4th Thursday (Note day/time change)
Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1730-1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Jack Belevue  <[email protected]>
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990


5th Friday 11/29/2019

Fiesta Night 1800 hrs (last Friday)
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]


5th Saturday 11/30/2019

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


Drink These Healthy Beverages To Cleanse Your Liver

Carrots can be a very light and refreshing snack. The amount of Vitamin A in carrots makes them perfect for protecting you from liver disease. With the exception of having them baked in sugar, carrots are a sure way to help detox your liver and maintain its well-being.
Carrots are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and beta-carotene. This helps prevent your body from inflammation. Generally, carrots are extremely beneficial for your health and the amount of fiber they contain can even help with weight-loss. This is due to the fact that fiber can keep craving and hunger at bay.
Green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce have amazing health benefits. They can be added to a salad, or even juiced to make them easier to digest. It is recommended to juice these vegetables, as that makes it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients. You can add other vegetables to add sweetness and aroma to your juice.
Research has proven the many benefits of these leafy greens. One way that they can help you is by cleansing your liver. This is due to the fact that these vegetables stimulate bile, which helps immensely with digestion.
If you are looking to burn fat and lose weight, green tea should be a key element in your diet. As we have stated before, fat can be detrimental to the liver. Doctors also recommend green tea as a beverage that helps fight cancer. This beverage is one of the best ways to ease yourself into a healthy cleansing and detox.
Two to three cups of green tea can improve your health and help you feel much better throughout the day. You should avoid adding any sort of sweetener to this beverage in order to help your liver get rid of all its toxins.
This lesser-known beverage is popular in India. Ground turmeric, which is a common Indian spice, is great for maintaining the well-being of your liver. The way to prepare this beverage is by adding one teaspoon of ground turmeric into boiling water and let it simmer for approximately 10-minutes.
Turmeric tea is excellent for preventing inflammation in your liver, which is one of the causes of chronic liver disease. This healthy beverage also promotes the regeneration of new cells. Turmeric tea helps heal and protect the body from liver damage, which is the reason why we have included this drink into our list.
These delicious fruits are rich in antioxidants, making them very effective in ridding your liver of toxins. Lemon, grapefruit, lime, and clementine juice are rich in vitamin C. we are referring here to organic citrus fruits, and not the juice boxes found off the shelf or freezer. These juice boxes are often filled with sugar and might do more harm than good to your body.
It is also important to mention that lime juice mixed with water is a very popular detox drink amongst athletes. If you are trying to add a new healthy habit to your life, this beverage should be on the top of your list.
Beets are another vegetable that helps cleanse your liver. You can add them to your salad or juice them to help your body digest the nutrients first. Studies have shown that drinking one cup of beet juice daily can help reduce blood pressure. It is also a great source of energy for athletes, as it prevents fatigue and conserves energy.
Beets are rich in fiber and vitamin C. This makes them perfect for delaying hunger, which is perfect for people who are looking to lose some weight. They are also great for cleansing your blood and liver. They achieve this by increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood.
Fiber-rich foods are present in almost every weight-loss diet. Juicing these delicious fruits and vegetables can help you fight against those infamous cravings. The trick here is to find the right combination of fiber-rich food that fits your taste pallet. Many of these fruits and vegetables can sweeten your juice and make it much more enjoyable.
Just like all the other foods mentioned in this list, fiber-rich foods are very effective in cleansing your liver. Juices rich in fiber can be both tasty and great for your well-being. Adding avocado, oats, or bananas can even boost your energy, allowing you to start your day at 100%!
Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is only natural that its well-being has a direct influence on your health. People who are looking to prevent any sort of liver damage should reduce the amount of alcohol they consume. Medications such as pain-killers are also known to have a negative effect on your liver.
Exercise is also a great way to help your liver. The more fat you burn the better, as it can cause substantial damage to your liver. All the foods that we have mentioned are perfect if you are looking to detox and take better care of your body and mind.


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 me to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans please let me know. The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact.


Please forward this to other veterans.


San Marcos High School students (in Santa Barbara) have come out with a "challenge coin" to support the Veterans' Memorial at the school ($40 donation). To order your coin:
https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/san_marcos_royals_on/index.php?l=product_detail&p=616 
 
San Luis Obispo County Parks is now honoring the California State Parks Distinguished Veteran Pass  for veterans to receive a 50% discount.  
https://slocountyparks.com/ 

Reduced fee for SB County's Parks Annual Pass:
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a recommendation to reduce the cost of an annual County parks day use pass.
The annual pass fee for Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces or reserves has been reduced to $10 for all Veterans irrespective of residence.
For more information about Santa Barbara County parks:
http://www.countyofsb.org/parks 

Have a DD214? Honorably discharged?
Then you can Shop @ Army/Navy/Air Force On line Exchanges:
For more information: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans 



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

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Visit www.medicalalertbuyersguide.org/articles/what-happened-to-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