August 18, 2018
The City of New London, Ocean Beach Park and the New London Veterans Affairs Advisory committee are pleased to announce the First Annual Veteran Appreciation Day at Ocean Beach Park on August 18, 2018. The all-day event was designed for U. S military veterans and active duty personnel and their families to enjoy the beach, be honored and thanked for their service. One of the highlights planned for the day will be the annual U.S. Coast Guard SWAB Run with 200 cadets running in formation along Pequot Avenue to Ocean Beach. Running with the cadet class of 2022 will be RADM James Rendon, 41st Superintendent U.S. Coast Guard Academy and New London Mayor Michael Passero. Immediately following the ceremony, the 102 CT ARMY-NG Jazz band will entertain on the boardwalk for the listening and dancing pleasure.
Several veterans groups will hold an event Saturday, August 18, 2018, aimed at giving veteran men and women information on programs, services and benefits available to them. Organizer Bobby Browne called the 2018 Veterans Outreach Project a “supermarket of benefits.” The event will be hosted by the Anniston Elks Lodge No. 189, at 1019 S. Noble St., Anniston, AL. It will run from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
August 21, 2018
A representative from the Bonner County Veterans Service Office will be in Clark Fork on August 21, 2018, to answer questions about current veteran’s benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and take new claims for benefits for eligible veterans and their dependents. The Bonner County Veteran Service officer, Bryan Hult, will be at the Clark Fork Public Library, 601 Main St., Clark Fork, ID, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hult will be seeing veterans by appointment only to ensure everyone is given quality time. Appointments must be scheduled no later than Friday, August 17, 2018, by calling Lyndsie Halcro at 208-255-5291. If there are no appointments scheduled for this outreach, the outreach will be canceled.
August 24, 2018
LA County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) will present a day focusing on how female veterans who are interested in completing their educational goals. Speakers and attendees will discuss issues faced when returning to school, including financial obligations, childcare, and how to successfully balance family, work and school. The event is co-sponsored by U.S. VETS Long Beach, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, LA Metro, UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC), LA County Dept. of Mental Health, LA County Dept. of Social Services, and the Foundation for Women Warriors. The event will be held at 2001 River Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
August 29, 2018
A Veteran Resource Fair will take place Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center auditorium, 1011 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee, OK 74401. The auditorium is on the second floor in the south end of the medical center. Veterans and family members will learn about VA benefits and services, and be allowed to ask questions of Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration staff. The resource fair is also open to the public, congressional stakeholders, veterans service organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community partners. No registration is required and the event is free.