Base Cleveland Veteran News – October 14, 2016

Vet News Masthead2

Special Events

Attention Veterans:  Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission Winter Clothing Program

Don’t get caught in the cold this winter.  The Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commissioner Winter Clothing Program is here.

USS Cod Submarine Memorial dives into Halloween


Amazing, strange and spooky tales are promised for a special Halloween program aboard the USS Cod Submarine Memorial on Friday and Saturday. For tours and tale-telling, the interior of the vintage World War II submarine, docked off East Ninth Street at the North Coast Harbor, will be bathed with the red lights normally used when surfaced at night. The sub’s deck gun will also be periodically fired, ostensibly to ward off the mythical Lake Erie Monster.

Read the full story

AUSA Second Annual Leadership Dinner: the Association of the United State Army Newton D. Baker Cleveland Chapter with the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County invite you to the Second Annual Leadership Dinner Saturday evening, Oct 22, 2016 at John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, Ohio 44118

Guest Speaker Major General (ret) Robert P. Stall, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic International Operations.  Topic:  Leading as a citizen soldier.

Reservation Deadline Oct 17, 2016 or until sold out. Reservations can be made on line at

For further information e-mail or call JVCOCC (216-373-7799)

College Credit for Military Training?  Many veterans may not be aware that their military training may be eligible for college credit.  That’s why the Tri-C Veterans Initiative will be holding a series of workshops the week of October 24th to help you start the process of having your military training transcripts reviewed for the possible award of college credit.

For more information, contact Rick Dechant at or 216.987.3193.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Cleveland Awards Dinnerthe Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation invite you to attend and support the Foundation on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016.  The event will be held at the Metropolitan at the 9 at 2017 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Guest Speaker Veteran Marine A. Malachi Mixon III Chairman and retired CEO of Invacare Corporation For reservations and how you can support the event, please call (703) 549-0060 or email

Veterans’ Business Forum: Your Small Business Deserves a Promotion Small Business Administration and NEOVETS, will be co-sponsoring a Veterans’ Business Forum on November 8th at Tri-C’s Corporate College East location at 4400 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights.  This program is for new and existing veteran-owned businesses.  It will provide you with useful information to help your business start and thrive.

WHAT:     Forum and Workshops for Veteran-owned Businesses

WHERE:  Tri-C Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Rd, Warrensville Hts. 44128

WHEN:    Tuesday, November 8, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

WHO:      Veteran entrepreneurs and veteran business owners

COST:       FREE but registration is required.

For information, call 216-522-4192

Veterans’ Day Tri-C Ceremonyon Thursday, November 10th the Veterans Initiative will be conducting the College’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the flagpole in the Veterans Memorial Garden at the West Campus.  The West Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.  Activities will begin at 11 am. And will include a presentation by WEWS TV5 newsman and decorated Vietnam Veteran, Leon Bibb. This ceremony is being held on Thursday as the College will be closed Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day observance. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Call (216) 987-3193 for further information.

Cleveland Veterans Day Ceremony / Veterans Day Parade:   the City of Cleveland will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 AM, Friday, Nov 11, 2016 in the Rotunda of City Hall followed by a Veterans Day parade, scheduled to step off at 12:30 PM.

All military Veterans are encouraged to participate in the ceremony and parade.  For more information on parade participation, contact Paul Tuggey by email at

Free Dental Care: North Ridgeville Family Dentistry will host a Veterans Appreciation Day on Friday, November 11,2016 and provide free dentistry services, including simple cleanings, extractions, fillings, and x-rays for Veterans.  Walk-in’s are welcome. . . . . a phone call is appreciated.  For more information contact North Ridgeville Family Dentistry at 440-327-0027 at 3411 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Oh

3RD Battalion 25TH Marines 241st United States Marine Corps Birthday Ballscheduled for 6 PM Saturday, November 11, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside, located at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence Ohio. For additional information, please call 216 – 267-9878

Welcome to MyVA.COM. . . . getting it right from the start

Enrolling for VA care is a life-changing decision for Veterans. Choosing your health care provider is a leap of faith that will impact your entire life. “Welcome to MyVA” (W2MyVA) starts that relationship right with a welcoming call from an informed, service-oriented VA representative.

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Events Calendar

Ohio Veterans Memorial Park Events Calendar


Career Connection is a unique opportunity for those who would like to improve or ignite their career by establishing a connection with lead IT security organizations and engaged practitioners. Students, Veterans and all who seek to enhance their job status are encouraged to pre-register for a half-day of security insight, involvement, and introduction.

If you are entering the civilian information security industry after graduation, military service, or a non-encouraging career, you MUST attend this event for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the area’s top IT security professionals. The 14th annual Information Security Summit convenes N.E. Ohio’s largest gathering of visionaries and practitioners and has asked this collective leadership to donate their insights for the career betterment of their next potential cohorts.

Within the afternoon of Wednesday, October 26th many of the Information/ Security Summit Week’s vendor partners will volunteer a half-a-day of their time to discuss career paths and possibilities with those interested in a role in IT security.

Attendance is by Pre-registration only, there is a $29 Registration Fee—scholarships monies are being pursued and will be available based on achieved corporate donation.

Veterans may secure a FREE resume and networking skills review ahead of the Career Connection from GunnyRet Consulting LLC. Bryan A. McGown, “Gunny”, is a successful Veteran job search coach, and is very involved in several non-profits that serve Veterans and military families.

The Veteran’s pre-registration and FREE resume-building site is:

College seniors, those who have recently graduated or who are looking to IT security as a new career, will have on-site support, are asked to bring ten copies of their resume and a multitude of business cards to share, need to pre-register by going to:

A networking ‘Pit-Stop Cafe’ will be accessible to aid all career-building attendees to sharpen their connection abilities during the event. The evening will close with an Xceptional Networking Reception open to all 21 years of age and older.


Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack to be buried in Ohio

Miami Herald:  A sailor killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor is set to be buried with full military honors in northeast Ohio. Rudolph Piskuran, of Elyria … Click to Continue » Read the full story

 Officials try to save Ohio jobs in military

Political, military, and community leaders from across Ohio brainstormed Thursday on how to protect the military base jobs they already have, and how to aggressively market themselves for more. Read the full story

 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame to induct 19 members next month

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct its 2016 class next month. Officials with the Ohio Department of Veterans Services say the 19 newest Hall of Fame members will be inducted in a public ceremony Nov. 3 at Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in Columbus. The Hall … Read the full story

Attention Military Veterans:  The Social Security Administration is awarding prior military service men and women credit towards their SSA earnings!  You don’t get it automatically, you have to apply.  For a certain period, you get $300 each quarter of a year you served in active duty or reserve.

Here’s the link: Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings for Military Service

 Construction under way at National World War II Museum

With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 ½ square blocks in the city’s Central Business District. Read the full story


Here are some great opportunities to put your military experiences to work benefiting others in need.

Project GreenCare for Troops:  a national 10-year old program that provides free lawn, landscape and snow removal services for military families and veterans with a service-related disability needs your support.  There are more than 225,000 military personnel deployed in 150 countries and 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability needing day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance.

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops provides complimentary basic year maintenance, and snow and ice removal services to military families and disable Veterans.  For more information contact Ki Matsko at 888.611.2955 or

The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.  New volunteers: visit Click on “volunteer” tab.

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans to help Veterans transition to a successful life.  If you are interested in volunteering to help our veterans successfully re-enter civilian life, please contact Derek Moore at (216) 664-4712 or via email at moored@cmcoh.orgfor additional information.

Needed:  ‘A few good mentors’:  The Cuyahoga Common Pleas Veteran Treatment Court (VTC) is a judge-monitored treatment program for military veterans.  A key component of the program is volunteer Veteran Mentors who volunteer their time to help veterans re-adapt to civilian life.   For more information visit:

Veteran Employment Opportunities and Veteran Information Links

Personnel Security Specialist Vacancy, GS-12 at Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Position: Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-12

Glenn Research Center

Vacancy Announcement Number: GR17D0004
Opening Date: October 5, 2016
Closing Date: October 19, 2016
Grade: GS-12

Salary: $73,819-$95,965
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Duty Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Organization: Code CX/Office of Protective Services

Bargaining Unit: No

Link to vacancy announcement: