Base Cleveland Veteran News

Monday, November 20, 2017

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USS COD Submarine Memorial will be open for tours on Saturdays during the month of November, 11 AM – 5 PM.  Regular admission applies: $12 adults, $10 seniors/veterans, and $7 for youth. Preschoolers are admitted free with parents and military in uniform are always our guest. Our last day, Nov. 25, should be a welcome alternative to the holiday shopping frenzy!

Cleveland VA Calendar

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For More: Base Cleveland Veteran News 11.20.2017

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

Tuesday, November 7, 2017dod-military-emblems

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Special Events

  •  Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade at 11 AM Friday, November 10, 2017 in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  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 MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us 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.

The Veterans Day Parade will step off from the steps of City Hall at approximately 12:30 PM, immediately following the ceremony.

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.

  • EVAC:  Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4 PM in the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Art Gallery at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, lower terminal level.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 8 at Scloud@clevelandairport.com or 216-898-5209.   For more information about EVAC http://www.evacproject.org/about.html

  • Veterans Day Deals and Discounts for Veterans | Military.com

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  • USS COD Submarine Memorial will be open for tours on Saturdays during the month of November, 11 AM – 5 PM.  Regular admission applies: $12 adults, $10 seniors/veterans, and $7 for youth. Preschoolers are admitted free with parents and military in uniform are always our guest. Our last day, Nov. 25, should be a welcome alternative to the holiday shopping frenzy!

On Nov. 11, 2017 Veterans Day, Cod will present a deck gun salute to the various branches of the armed forces at 1:00 p.m. We have invited a vet from each branch to represent and honor their services by firing a salute from Cod’s 7-ton, 5-inch main deck gun! 

  • 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

For additional information and ticketshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/cleveland-vfw-military-ball-tickets-38531848797#add-to-calendar-modal

Read more here: Base Cleveland Veteran News 11.07.2017

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Special Events

  • 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.

  • First annual VFW Auxiliary #2533 Holiday Crafts, Vendor and Bake Sale.   Scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 10 AM – 4 PM at the VFW post at 3791 W. 150 Cleveland, OH.  Please call 440=759=6032 to join us as a vendor or for more information.  All table rental fees go towards supporting of VFW and our Veterans
  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade. The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade at 11 AM Friday, November 10, 2017 in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  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 MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us 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.

The Veterans Day Parade will step off from the steps of City Hall at approximately 12:30 PM, immediately following the ceremony.

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.

  • Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held November 18th, 2017, 6 – 11 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH

For additional information and tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cleveland-vfw-military-ball-tickets-38531848797#add-to-calendar-modal

Read more here: Base Cleveland Veteran New – 10.27.2017

Thank You Veterans

Base Cleveland Veteran News

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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Special Events

  • 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 MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us 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.

  • 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

For additional information and tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cleveland-vfw-military-ball-tickets-38531848797#add-to-calendar-modal

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – November 10 2017

 

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/p-b-j-party-for-purple-heart-homes-tickets-37392631367?aff=es2

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 Jennsea3@yahoo.com

  • 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 MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us 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

Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Browns October 1st Home Game

September 29, 2017

Municipal Parking Lot, Road Closures and Parking Restrictions Advisory

To ensure visitors and residents in downtown Cleveland have an enjoyable and safe experience during the Cleveland Browns home opener Sunday, October 1st , the City of Cleveland will have the following rules and regulations in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those planning to use the Municipal Parking Lot:

  • The Municipal Parking Lot opens at 7:00 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in before the respective times.  
  • Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
  • An alternative means of getting to and from the games is to use RTA. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the shops, food and entertainment opportunities available before and after the game.
  • The Browns game begins at 1:00 p.m.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all 2017 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces prohibited
  5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
  6. No in & out privileges
  7. All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
  8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
  9. Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited
  10. No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot).

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises.  Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking lot:

  • Lot Operation and Fees – For Sunday’s game the eastern portion of the Municipal Parking Lot will open at 7:00 a.m. for game-day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The Municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. for all regular season weekend home games. The fee to park in the Municipal lot is $25 per parking space. Attendees will be charged $25.00 for each occupied parking space. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
  • Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and “if you see something, please say something.”
  • Sanitation – There will be 47 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
  • Parking – Parking restrictions will be in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. In order to have an automobile released, all associated fines and fees must be paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.
  • Traffic – Reminder that road closures begin at 10 a.m. for the Browns game. Poles will be marked identifying the times and duration of the closures for the game. Also, as a traveling reminder, Lakeside Avenue is currently undergoing resurfacing between East 9th Street and East 26th Street and only one-way traffic flowing west is open to the traveling public. A map linked here shows where ADA and Bus drop-offs are allowed at FirstEnergy Stadium up to one hour prior to game time.

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

 

Base Cleveland Veteran News

22 September 2017

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Special Events

  • Luncheon:  Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient, and founder of the Herschel Williams Foundation http://hwwmohf.org/ is hopeful of erecting a Gold Star memorial in the City of Cleveland.   The Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 and is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.  The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country and provides scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children. 

The primary goal is to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country.

Luncheon:  a Military Recognition Luncheon will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland and will feature a presentation by one of four living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, USMC (ret.)

There is no charge for the luncheon, but seating is limited.  https://wwmoh.ticketbud.com/military-recognition-luncheon

Please contact Ms. Chari Zito (charizito@cox.net) or LTJG Matthew Previts (matthew.previts@navy.mil) with any questions.  Preference will be given to Gold Star Families, Marines and WWII Veterans.

http://hwwmohf.org/woody-williams.html

  • 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.  

  • Don Umerley Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44146 September 27, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM; and
  • Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM
  • Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial ‘ the Moving Wall’

September 21-24, 2017 at Perry High School, 1 Success Blvd., Perry OH 44081.  The opening ceremony will begin at 7 PM Thursday, September 21 and a closing ceremony held at 6 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

  • Fisher House Fundraiser

A special fundraiser to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fischer House is planned for 8 PM – midnight September 30, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Party Center at 5500 W 54 Street, Parma, OH.  The event is open to the public and includes raffles, food and dancing.  Proceeds will benefit families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.  For details, call Barb Haselow at 440.886.6157 or Marge Smith at 216.224.4178.  Additional information will be provided when made available.

  • Ohio Airborne Days: The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6, and 7, 2017. For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or Jennsea3@yahoo.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.  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 MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach 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

Did you know. . . . .

In the history of our great nation, approximately 40 million men and women have served in the Armed Forces.  Of those 40 million, just 3,516 have earned the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor and courage.

Of those 3,516 recipients, 72 are alive today.  Of those 72 recipients, only 4 are alive from WWII. Of those 4, there is 1 Marine. 

That Marine, Hershel “Woody” Williams will be in Cleveland on 29SEPT17 to propose the creation of a Gold Star Family Memorial.

Read the Full Update: Base Cleveland Veteran News – September 22 2017

Thank You Veterans