Base Cleveland Veteran News

September 30, 2017

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • Last Call – Purple Heart Homes Northeast Ohio Fund Raiser:  a fundraiser to support the Purple Hearts Homes project is scheduled for 1-5 PM Sunday, October 8 2017 at the VFW post 9871 located at 6805 Lear Nagle Rd. N., Ridgeville, OH 44039

Donation: $35 per person.  Tickets are available at

All proceeds benefit the Northeast Ohio Chapter Purple Heart Homes.  For Information on Northeast Ohio Chapter Operations or to Donate, call Ron Samnik (440) 759-1517.

  • Veterans Mobile Outreach

Federal, State and County veterans’ agencies will be available to file a compensation or pension claim, apply for VA Healthcare, request your DD214, file and awards and other earned Veteran benefits.  

Date, time and location:  Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM

  • Ohio Airborne Days

The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6 and 7, 2017 hosted by the John Towle MOH Cleveland Chapter.  For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or

  • Winter Clothing Program:  the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission is again providing winter clothing for eligible Veterans and dependents.  Verification for eligibility requires County residency for 90 days; DD214; verifiable financial need; social security card; and, photo identification. 

Registration for the program that begins Oct 2, 2017 can be made at the downtown Cleveland office at 1849 Prospect Avenue, VAMC Wade Park and Parma CBOC.  For information, call 216.698.2600.

  • 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.  A limited number of display tables are available to Veteran support groups interesting in displaying or presenting information to the attendees.  Please contact Marty Flask at telephone 216.420.7606 or to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach, Court of Common Pleas Mentor Program and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Parade Registration:  The deadline for entering your organization, vehicle or float is 1 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2017.  For more information, contact Paul Tuggey at telephone 216.952.2884.

  • Save the Date:  Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held 6-11 PM 18 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH.

Read More Here: September 30 2017 – Base Cleveland Veteran News