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March 17, 2018


The American Legion is conducting information sessions on March 17, 2018,  and March 18, 2018,  to inform veterans of their benefits and provide assistance.  State and local American Legion officials will also discuss how to join the veterans group, which is open to all veterans who were in the armed forces during times of conflict.   An American Legion Veterans Service Officer (VSO) will also be available to help veterans with benefits claims.  The free sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at the Logan Wheeler Post 36, 1120 N. 34th Ave. ,Yakima, WA.  For more information call 509- 452-2480.


March 23, 2018


American Legion will be in Kent, Washington, to discuss veterans’ benefits and services while kicking off their community and veteran service campaign.  Veterans in the region are invited for a special service session at the Kent American Legion Post 15, 25405 97th Place S., Kent, WA 98030.  Membership and veteran information staff will be available on Friday, March 23, 2018, from noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  All veterans in the area are invited to Post 15 to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits.  A veteran service officer (VSO)  will be available to assist area veterans with claims or other veteran benefit related questions.


March 27, 2018


Chattahoochee Technical College will host a resource and benefits expo for military members, veterans and their family members at its North Metro Campus.  The event is open to the public and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018,  in Building D on the campus located at 5198 Ross Rd., Acworth, Georgia. Attendees can expect to see more than 20 U.S. veteran service and support agencies at the expo, which will also have information sessions on finance, employment and educational opportunities.  For more information, contact the Chattahoochee Technical College Veteran Services Center at 770-528- 3491.












March 31, 2018


The sixth Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day gala will be hosted this year at Fort Verde State Historic Park and Camp Verde Community Park.  This is a cooperative event coordinated by the Town of Camp Verde and cities of Cottonwood and Sedona as well as Arizona State Parks & Trails.  In addition, many local veteran’s groups are involved including Camp Verde’s American Legion Post #93 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6739.  The event will include an escorted Motorcycle Ride forming at the Sedona Elks Club on Airport Road organized by the American Legion Riders Post #93.  The ride will be kickstands up at 11:10 a.m. and go through Cottonwood, Clarkdale, returning through Cottonwood and will proceed into its ending destination at 12:30 pm. For information on the ride contact John at 928-300-9829.  At 1:00 p.m., there will be a color guard presentation and brief remarks. The event will include entertainment, food, information on Veteran’s benefits, and finish with a flag lowering ceremony at 3:00 p.m.  For more information about the activities at Fort Verde State Historic Park call 928-567-3275.


April 4, 2018


Local veterans who want to learn about housing and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits they are entitled to for serving their country, or who need help to access benefits, can get that help come Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  Representatives from Apache County District III Supervisor Doyel Shamley’s office will be at the board of supervisors’ meeting room (at the county Annex Building) from 8:00 a.m. to noon April 4, 2018, to help veterans learn more about benefits they may have earned.

In addition, a representative from Congressman Tom O’Halleran’s office will also be present to answer questions, and the Apache County Health District will also be on hand to chat with veterans about their general health and wellness.  Snacks, fruit and refreshments will be available during the four-hour event.  The county annex is located at 75 W. Cleveland St., St. Johns, AZ 85936. For more information contact Tanya Pea at 928-245-9032.


April 14, 2018


A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Dinner will be held April 14, 2018, at the Winston Community Center, 440 SE Grape Ave., Winston, OR. Sponsored by the AVVA, the event will begin with a social hour at 4:00 p.m., followed by a dinner at 5:00 p.m.. Two auctions will be held, one silent and the other loud and fun.  The cost is $25 per person, and includes a tri-tip or chicken dinner, dessert, coffee, and tea. Money raised during the event will go toward furthering the charitable activities of the AVVA.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available at a VVA or AVVA Chapter meeting, the VVA office at the Roseburg VA hospital (across from the pharmacy) or by calling Linda Mooney at 541-817-7646.


May 2, 2018


Join the Winston Salem Regional Benefit Office at the Women Veterans Summit & Expo event, scheduled for May 2, 2018.  Veterans Benefits counselors, Health Administration staff, Vet Center representatives, and Veterans Service Organizations representatives will provide individualized claims assistance to participants.  The event will be held at The McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606.  For more information call 919-515-2277.