Base Cleveland Veteran News

11 July 2017

Thank You Veterans

 

 

 

Prepared and distributed monthly to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs

Jul 13:  Indianapolis, IN | St. Louis, MO

Jul 18:  Eastern Region Virtual Career Fair

Jul 20: Sacramento, CA | Tampa, FL

Jul 26:  Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Jul 27:  Dayton, OH | Fort Hood, TX

Aug 3: New Orleans, LA | San Diego, CA

Aug 9: Fort Stewart, GA

Aug 10: Fort Stewart, GA | Philadelphia, PA

Aug 17: Birmingham, AL | Boston, MA

Aug 22: Fort Lee, VA

Aug 24: Dallas, TX | Denver, CO

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH | San Antonio, TX

For additional information:  https://recruitmilitary.com/job-seekers

  • American Nationalities Movement 51st annual Captive Nations Commemoration Dinner

The American Nationalities Movement will host their annual commemoration dinner Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Party Center at 5500 W. 54th St., Parma, OH.  Event will begin at 5 PM with a social hour followed by dinner at 6 PM and the program at 7 PM.

The dinner will recognize local attorney, author and Vietnam Veteran Joseph Meissner (LTC – Ret); JJ Venci posthumously for his work at the Bohemian National Hall and the Czech community; and, a memorial presentation to the late Judge Raymond Pianka.

For additional information, contact President Ralph Perk at telephone 216-403-9897 or jrperkcmc@aol.com

  • Calling all Veterans

Join the VA for a “Super Bowl Sundae” event hosted by NFL Legend Earnest Byner and his non-profit, “The Healing Dawgs” at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.  Earnest Byner will be promoting the VA Resource Fair to advocate for serious issues confronting the Veterans and support the VA’s commitment to provide resources during the event scheduled for noon, Sunday, July 30, 2017.

CLEVELAND – Veterans and their family members will be treated to a unique opportunity to meet Former NFL Player and Coach, Earnest Byner along with some other teammates for a “Super Bowl Sundae Social” at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center at 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

The event will be held Sunday, July 30th from noon until 2 p.m. in the medical center’s Rec Hall and will include Byner sharing his inspirational story of overcoming the famous “Fumble” during the 1987 AFC Championship between the Browns and Broncos. Veterans will engage in a question and answer panel with former NFL Players from the Cleveland Browns. ”The Original Dawgs”.  Veterans are invited to participate in a Super Bowl/Cleveland trivia game with prizes, and conclude with an “Ice Cream Sundae Social”.

Byner is humbled to partner with the Cleveland VA Medical Center because he understands the connections between some of the medical issues that former NFL players and former Military personnel have in common and need to heal from such as Concussions/TBI, Suicide and the epidemic of Drug Use. Byner and The Healing Dawgs will continue to partner with the community to advocate for Veterans, children and the homeless to promote healing of the mind, body and spirit, and to teach how to love from the inside. “Together we are working to provide hope for our future,” said Byner.

Veterans are encouraged to bring their discharge paperwork to verify healthcare eligibility. Representatives from Veteran resource groups will be on-hand to provide information and assistance to Veterans in attendance.

For more information about this event or to coordinate a media interview, please contact Kristen Parker at 216-301-9462 or kristen.parker@va.gov.

  • Zion Salute to Veterans

Cleveland, OH— This year’s “Salute to Veterans will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 on Magnolia Drive between the Louis Stokes VA Hospital and the Mt. Zion Congregational Church, UCC.
Free and open to the public, this community event features live entertainment, classic cars, community booths, and vendors offering great food and shopping. The festival begins at Lakeview Cemetery (Euclid Gate) at 10:00 am, with a wreath lying ceremony at the grave of a local veteran. Following the ceremony, guests can proceed through Wade Oval to the festival on Magnolia Drive. Activities and entertainment continue until 5:00 pm.
“The ‘Salute to Veterans’ community festival gives us a chance to honor veterans in Cleveland each year”, said Calvin M. Curry, Chief, Voluntary Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
“This fun, family event brings together the community to thank and honor veterans and their continued commitment,” said the Rev. Paul Hobson Sadler, Sr., Pastor of Mt. Zion Congregational Church, UCC. “We will continue to look for opportunities in which we can unify the communities of Cleveland in support for those who proudly serve and represent our country.”
Community support for Salute to Veterans is apparent in the list of event sponsors: The Louis Stokes VA Hospital, the Mt. Zion Congregational Church, UCC, Western Reserve Historical Society, University Circle, Inc., and Lakeview Cemetery.

  • Veterans Action Clinic and Wellness Event

An opportunity for Veterans to file new claims, update claim information and learn about the status of current claims at the Action Clinic. In conjunction with the Action Clinic, Veterans will be provided with a Wellness Event to learn about their health care benefits, see a primary care provider and learn about other resources available to them.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 10, 11 and 12, 2017 at Tri-C West, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH 44130

  • Veterans Hiring Fair

Tri-C West, 11000 W Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44130 10 AM – 2 PM August 12, 2017.

  • USS COD – Veterans Family Fair – scheduled for August 5, 2017.
  • Ohio Women Veterans Conference

Registration is now open for the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. With more than 50 exhibits and 20 speakers, women veterans will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education as well as services available locally through 88 County Veterans Services Offices. Th e conference is free but there is an optional fee for lunch.

This year’s theme is Celebrating Generations of Service – 67,000 Veterans Strong. Topic areas include managing your money military style, maximizing military skills on your civilian resume, support and mentoring for women veterans in the workplace, challenges with aging, statewide resources, access to benefits and more.

Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services with support from the Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee, the conference is expected to attract 750 women veterans from throughout the state representing all branches of military service.

To register visit http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/women-veterans-conference.html. For more information call 614.644.0898

  • USO Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambake scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Sweetbriar Golf Club, located at 750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Read More here.

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About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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