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



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"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:

Military & Veteran Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (TALK)

Military Appreciation Night
5 October @ UCSB Harder Stadium
UCSB Soccer vs Cal Poly
free tickets for Veterans
for tickets and more information email: [email protected]
1800 to 1900 hrs: Tailgate/meet up in parking lot #30
Parking map (see zone C-8 for lot #30)
http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/images/aw_pdfs/Campus_IV.pdf
1900 hrs UCSB Soccer vs Cal Poly
halftime recognition of your service

Veterans Ride 2 recovery
Project Hero: California Challenge
13 - 19 October
This ride is rated Category "A" (very difficult)

DAILY SCHEDULE
Sun 13 October Santa Cruz (Registration Day)
Mon 14 October Santa Cruz to Carmel
Tue 15 October Carmel to San Simeon
Wed 16 October San Simeon to Pismo Beach
Thur 17 October Pismo Beach to Solvang
Fri 18 October Solvang to Santa Barbara
Sat 19 October Santa Barbara 100 mile mountain climb to the Sea

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VETERANS STAND DOWN
Saturday 19 October 2019 from 0900 to 1300.hrs
Santa Maria Fair park
937 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, California
For more information call Stand Down at (805) 346-8402 or
https://www.sbcountystanddown.com/index.html

Santa Barbara Military Ball
Saturday 2  November 2019 from 1700 hrs to 2200 hrs
Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens 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].

Santa Barbara Veterans Parade
Saturday 9 November 2019 starting at Noon
Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation
for more information: please call (805) 259-4394 or e-mail [email protected]
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
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

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

Wreaths Across America: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 982: We are selling wreaths to be placed on Veterans graves at Arroyo Grande Cemetery. The wreaths are $15. Please join us in honoring our Veterans this Christmas season. The date is December 14, 2019 at 1200 hrs. Make checks payable to Vietnam Veterans of America – PO Box 12 – Guadalupe, CA 93434. You can also pay with credit card: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0444P  - then click on sponsor wreaths button. For more information: Jerry Kaufman 805-295-9139 or [email protected] he can walk you through it.

America Legion Post 49: We are selling wreaths to be placed on Veterans graves in North Ventura and South Santa Barbara counties The wreaths are $15 and we welcome volunteers to help place the wreaths. Please join us in honoring our Veterans. The date is December 14, 2019

7 for $100 CLUB: a group of men and women that have donated 7 wreaths for $100.00 (by check only) to be placed on Veterans graves.  If you would like to have a wreath placed on a veteran's grave in our Santa Barbara or Ventura covered area, America Legion Post 49 can do that for you.

Our Cemeteries are:

Calvary Catholic Cemetery (199 N Hope Ave, Santa Barbara)

Carpinteria Cemetery (1501 Cravens Ln, Carpinteria)

Goleta Cemetery (44 S. San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara)

Ivy Lawn Memorial Park (5400 Valentine Rd, Ventura)

Santa Barbara Civil War Cemetery (by special arrangement)

Santa Barbara Cemetery (901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara)

Send Donations to: America Legion post 49, Wreaths Across America, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara  CA 93101, Patrick Murphy 805 636-7961 or e-mail [email protected]

Wreaths are placed on 14 Dec 2019

Calendar


1st Sunday 9/1/2019

1st Sunday 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 9/2/2019

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 9/3/2019

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 9/4/2019

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]>


1st Friday 9/6/2019

FREE Estate Planning Legal Clinic
Time: Noon. - 1600 hrs, appointments required! Please call 323-739-8093
Location: Santa Barbara Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Be prepared for a medical emergency or an unexpected event! @OneJusticeOrg Justice Bus® Project is holding a free estate planning legal clinic in Santa Barbara on Friday, September 06 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. During the clinic, participants will meet one-on-one with volunteers to complete simple wills, advanced healthcare directives and power of attorney. An appointment is required! Make sure to call! 323-739-8093

1st Friday
Swing Dance to the "Alpha Rhythm Kings"
(from San Francisco)
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


1st Saturday 9/7/2019

1st Saturday
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]


2nd Sunday 9/8/2019

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 9/9/2019

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)

2nd Monday
Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at
805-693-9133.


2nd Tuesday 9/10/2019

10 Sept 2008 The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.


2nd Wednesday 9/11/2019

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]>

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
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

2nd Wednesday
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: 11 September, 13 November

October - NO MEETING

November - Marching in the "Veterans' Day Parade" (Sun 10 Nov)

December - NO MEETING

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]


2nd Thursday 9/12/2019

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 @ 1730 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 9/13/2019

4th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
With suicide on the rise nationwide, how can we make a difference in our community?
Workshops in English and Spanish:

Latino Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Critical Role of Family Support in Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth
Preventing Military Veteran Suicide
QPR Training: Question. Persuade. Refer.
‘Talk Saves Lives’
Register on line:
English:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-suicide-help-and-hope-4th-annual-conference-tickets-69364267391
Spanish: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/registro-prevencion-del-suicidio-ayuda-y-esperanza-4to-conferencia-anual-69375230181

Elaina Titus-Sterling, MBA
Ventura County Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive, Suite 210
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-6440
[email protected]
[email protected]

2nd Friday
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

2nd Friday
$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 9/14/2019

2nd Saturday
Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
4545 10th Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434
For more information: [email protected] or www.vva982.org


3rd Sunday 9/15/2019

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 9/16/2019

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)

3rd Monday
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 9/17/2019

9 Sept 1796 President George Washington delivers his "Farewell Address" to Congress before concluding his second term in office.


3rd Wednesday 9/18/2019

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 9/19/2019

3rd Thursday
(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

3rd Thursday
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49
meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.

3rd Thursday
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/


3rd Friday 9/20/2019

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 Friday
Swing Dance to the "Pete Jacobs Swingtet"
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


3rd Saturday 9/21/2019

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 Sunday 9/22/2019

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 9/23/2019

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 9/24/2019

24 Sept 1929 The first flight using only instruments is completed by U.S. Army pilot James Doolittle.


4th Wednesday 9/25/2019

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 9/26/2019

26 Sept 1820 The legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone dies quietly at the Defiance, Mo., home of his son Nathan, at age 85.

26 Sept 1913 The first boat is raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.

26 Sept 1961 Nineteen-year-old Bob Dylan makes his New York singing debut at Gerde's Folk City.

26 Sept 1983 In the USSR Stanislav Petrov disobeys procedures and ignores electronic alarms indicating five incoming nuclear missiles, believing the US would launch more than five if it wanted to start a war. His decision prevented a retaliatory attack that would have begun a nuclear war between the superpowers.


4th Friday 8/27/2019

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]


4th Saturday 9/28/2019

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


5th Sunday 9/29/2019

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


5th Monday 9/30/2019

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)


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 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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