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
MOPH - Chapter 750
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:

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 County parks, go to http://www.countyofsb.org/parks

Have a DD214 then you can Shop @ Army/Navy/Air Force Exchanges: For more information: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans


December 2018


1st Saturday 1 December 2018

VFW Post 10049 formally welcome’s Marines of the United State Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Battalion-23rd Regiment to the VFW Museum of Military History on Saturday, December 1st at 1600 hrs. The USMC Reserve sponsors their annual Toys for Tots program which collects and distributes new toys to children in need. Please bring your donations of new wrapped toys to the VFW Museum located at the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Town Center Way, Suite number 220. Refreshments will be served. Contact Mr. Tony Boucher, Museum Chairman at 805 377-7926 or [email protected]

Oxnard Christmas Parade - Saturday, Dec. 1st, 1000 hrs to noon
The Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade themed “Making Spirits Bright” is a family favorite tradition. Enjoy the sights and sounds of colorful marching bands, equestrian units, local school groups, floats and a visit from Santa! The Parade route runs through A, 5th and C Streets in Downtown Oxnard.

Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Parade of Lights launches on the corner of Broadway Street and Stowell Road at 1720 hrs.


1st Monday 3 December 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)

24 Hours of Reality 2018™: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves
With Washington turning away from climate action, cities, states and businesses have charged ahead. Featuring a live introduction and slide show by Vice President Al Gore, interviews with former EPA head Gina McCarthy and Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, and an in-depth look at the health threat posed by active oil rigs in communities – as well as the growing activism from those who refuse to accept the risk.

https://www.24hoursofreality.org/

https://www.24hoursofreality.org/#trailer

DECEMBER 3rd & 4th, 2018
Live from Los Angeles, California


1st Tuesday 4 December 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 5 December 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 (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]


1st Thursday 6 December 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]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile


1st Friday 7 December 2018 Pearl Harbor Day

VFW Post 10049 Simi Valley will host a 77th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Commemoration ceremony on December 7th, 2018. The VFW Museum of Military History located at the Simi Valley Town Center suite number 220 will host this event. The program commences at 1800 hrs. Original Poster Art and memorabilia from World War Two that chronicles the infamous 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor Hawaii will be on display. Military ritual and ceremony will be conducted by members of our Simi Valley Veteran’s groups and our Armed Forces. World War Two veterans will share memories of their service during the war. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free to the public. For further information contact Mr. Tony Boucher, Museum Chairman at 805 377-7926 or the Post Adjutant at [email protected] for further information.

San Luis Obispo annual Holiday Parade on Friday, December 7 beginning at 1900 hrs.
The parade beginning at Chorro and Palm and ending on Higuera and Nipomo.

Santa Barbara Downtown Holiday Parade on Friday, December 7, 2018
The Holiday Prince & Fairy officially light up the night with the lighting of the large Christmas tree at State & Victoria Streets. The parade begins at 1830 hrs at State and Sola Streets and concludes at Cota Street.


2nd Saturday 8 December 2018

Old Town Orcutt Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2018 high noon- Rain or shine

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor on December 8, 2018. Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its annual holiday Parade of Lights, noon – 2000 hrs.

Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade 2018
The city of Carpinteria invites you to ring in the holiday season by participating in our annual Holiday Spirit Parade.
The 2018 Parade will take place Saturday, December 8th, at 1500 hrs

2nd Saturday Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
For more information: [email protected] or www.vva982.org


2nd Sunday 9 December 2018

9 December 1992: Operation Restore Hope / USA intervention in Somalia
Veterans Winter Social: Viewing The Parade of Lights (in the SB Harbor)
Sponsored by VFW, American Legion and the AMVETS
Veterans and Guests are all welcome
Doors open (to the public) at 1700 hrs
$1 donation at the door (will be door prizes)
Food and drink will be available by donation (sandwiches)
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building Foundation will have a "Display" about the building.


2nd Monday 10 December 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 11 December 2018

11 December 1941: Hitler and Mussolini declare war on the U.S.


2nd Wednesday 12 December 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
No Meeting in December
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]

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/

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 13 December 2018

13 December 2003: Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. troops

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 14 December 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 Friday
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]


3rd Saturday 15 December 2018

Ventura Harbor Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks. Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th starting at 1830 hrs. This year's parade will celebrate 100 years of our national parks.

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 16 December 2018

16 December 1944: Germans launch Battle of the Bulge

Ventura Harbor Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks. Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th starting at 1830 hrs. This year's parade will celebrate 100 years of our national parks.


3rd Monday 17 December 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 19 December 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 20 December 2018

20 December 1989: Operation Just Cause
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 meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez [email protected]


3rd Friday 21 December 2018

Winder Solstice (longest night of the year, days will start getting longer now)

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]


4th Monday 24 December 2018

24 December 1964: USAF began strikes on Laos


4th Tuesday 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas


4th Wednesday 26 December 2018

First day of Kwanzaa


4th Friday 28 December 2018

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 29 December 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 31 December 2018

31 December 1946: Official end of WWII

Happy New Year


Open Now

Operation Recognition (Santa Barbara County)

awards high school diplomas to qualifying U.S. veterans who were unable to continue high school due to World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War, as well as individuals who left high school due to internment in World War II relocation camps. Recipients or surviving family members should be residents of Santa Barbara County. Surviving family members may submit an Operation Recognition application on behalf of an eligible individual who is deceased.

For more information, please contact Santa Barbara County Education Office

Communications Director David Lawrence by email at [email protected]

or by phone at (805) 964-4711, ext 5282

Blue Water Navy Bill Stalled in Senate

Background: During the Vietnam War, veterans who served in the offshore waters of Vietnam drank, bathed in, and cooked with water contaminated by Agent Orange. They are now arbitrarily and unjustly denied benefits for illnesses associated with Agent Orange exposure. On July 25, 2018, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would end the injustice of denying care and benefits to veterans who suffer from life-threatening health conditions.
 
H.R. 299 is now stalled in the Senate. We need your help to make sure this bill is passed before the end of the year. If the Senate fails to do so, the bill will die and may never be considered again.
 
Take Action: Contact your Senators to demand that the Senate swiftly pass H.R. 299. The Senate must not delay passage of this important bill while Blue Water Navy veterans sicken and die from diseases related to exposure to Agent Orange.

Take Action here (with VFW): http://capwiz.com/vfw/issues/alert/?alertid=80552661 . 
 
On Facebook (copy and paste the text below):
I stand with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and call on @vachair and the full Senate to pass H.R. 299! Rather than continue studying the health of Blue Water Navy veterans for yet another decade while those veterans sicken and die from diseases related to exposure to herbicides, the Senate must grant long-overdue benefits to the thousands of veterans who served their country off the shores of Vietnam. http://capwiz.com/vfw/issues/alert/?alertid=80552661 



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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