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January 25, 2020


On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Woods Hole Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is conducting a one-day safe boating course entitled About Boating Safely.  This course meets the Massachusetts requirements for a boating safety certificate, which is required for youth between 12-15 year-old to operate a motorboat and youth 16 & 17 years-old to operate a PWC (Jet Ski). This is also a great base-line course for adults new to boating.  The course will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors. The course is taught at the Woods Hole Public Library located at 581 Woods Hole Rd., Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the course will be completed by 5:00 p.m. There is a cost of $25 per person. This covers the cost of materials and the course book, which serves as an excellent reference for future use.  Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.  For Questions & Registration Contact:  Steve Wagner, Flotilla Staff Officer-Public Education at 774-392-6193 or email: 


Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled in Fort Bend County.  The free legal clinic will be held at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Ste. #200, Richmond, TX 77469 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is a public service of the Fort Bend Lawyers Care, Fort Bend County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative.  Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel at the clinic from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. Veterans who need ongoing legal representation and who qualify for legal aid will be assigned a pro bono attorney through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers to handle their case. 












Explore many services and benefits available to Veterans and/or their families through different agencies and organizations that will be present.  Life Stream Blood Mobile will be on hand for donations.  Amazon will be there for job opportunities.  This event is open to all.  Please come out and support this event designed to help enhance and improve the lives of our local veterans.  The Expo will run from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Please come early so you don't miss the speakers who will talk about all the opportunities available to veterans and their families.  Refreshments will be served.  The Expo will take place at Beaumont City Hall, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont, California 92223.  For more information call 951-769-8520.


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. 












February 21, 2020


The 6th annual Veterans Stand Down is set. Sponsored by the NC Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden along with NCWorks Career Center and Cherry Point Baptist Church, the event serves homeless and disadvantaged veterans as well as family members of veterans and active duty personnel. The Veterans Stand Down will primarily benefit homeless veterans in Craven, Pamlico, Jones and Carteret counties but is open to veterans of all eras, active duty personnel, family members and caregivers.  The 2020 Veterans Stand Down will be held at the National Guard Armory, 301 Glenburnie Ave., New Bern, North Carolina 28560 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  All services and items will be provided free of charge. Veterans should bring a DD Form 214 or VA health card as proof of veteran status.  For more information or volunteer opportunities, contact Reeshema Walker, disabled veterans outreach specialist at 252-514-4828 ext. 235 or email: