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December 9, 2019


Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson and Retired Lt. Col. Amos King Officials  from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will assist military veterans and their spouses with claims and compensation on December 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30034. All veterans and/or their spouses in the metro area are urged to attend, said retired Lt. Col. Amos King, who heads Justice for Veterans. For more information, contact Retired Lt. Col. Amos King at 678-698-8753.


December 12, 2019


Homeless and at-risk veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness.  Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.  Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C, 6737 Corson Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C.   On December 12, 2019, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.  Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 ext. 5.











February 8, 2020


The Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt February 8, 2020.  On February 8, 2020, all members of active duty military and military veterans may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Active duty military includes members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training). Veterans must have served in active military, naval, air service or Reserves and National Guard on Title 32 orders and must have been discharged or released under Honorable conditions. In addition to a valid hunting license, state and federal waterfowl stamps, a current Harvest Information Program registration is required. Participants in this hunt also will need to carry one of the following items with them during their hunt: a DD Form 214, a Veteran Benefit Card, retired active military I.D., Veteran ID Card, veteran license or active duty I.D. card.