Base Cleveland Veteran News

July 25, 2017

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • VA Mental Health Summit to Promote Veteran-Centered Community of Healing

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is hosting the 2017 VA Community Mental Health Summit, Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free event will take place at Embassy Suites Cleveland located at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. in Independence, Ohio 44131. All are welcome.

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to provide shared opportunities to sustain and enhance the positive working relationships and joint vision among community partners focused on helping Veterans. The summit will help the VA to continue to work toward the common goal of enhancing access to mental health services and to better address the mental health care needs of Veterans and their families throughout Northeast Ohio.

This year’s Summit will focus on creating a community of healing to enhance the necessary collaboration for truly Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented care.

Feedback and outcomes from past summits has shown this to be an effective platform for developing and maintaining collaborations, promoting coordination of care between VA and non-VA providers, and expanding awareness of the needs of Veterans and their families.

The Summit will include networking, formal presentations, focused break-out sessions, and informational booths presented by community agencies and VA services. All are welcome to attend to learn about VA and Community Mental Health Services.

Contact:  Kristen Parker – 216-301-9462 /

  • 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 For more information call 614.644.0898

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


  • 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.

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