Base Cleveland Veteran News

7 September 2017

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

Special Events

  • 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

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • 5th Annual VFW Community Day Picnic

A VFW community day picnic will be held 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 17900 Strongsville Blvd., Strongsville, OH

The free event is open to the public and a great opportunity to meet your friends, fellow veterans and neighbors.  Free entertainment, snacks, soft drinks and games and activities.  For more information contact 440-234-0250

  • September 11th Ceremony (16th Anniversary) @ CLE Hopkins

An annual 9-11 commemoration will be held at CLE Hopkins on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The Public is invited and will be held on the ‘public side’ of the airport terminal, near the Central Checkpoint.

  • Seeking Korean War Veterans in Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills

A recognition event honoring Korean War Veterans is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at the UAW Hall located at 5615 Chevrolet Blvd.  Doors open at 6 for the 6:30 PM event.  For more information, email KoreaVeterans@cityofparma-oh.gov or call Tom Matroianni 440.885.8812 or Jeannie Roberts 440.885.8181

  • Macedonia, OH – Dedication of Veterans Memorial Park

Scheduled for 1 PM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the corner of Route 82 and Valley View Road.   The memorial was erected by the City of Macedonia with the support of VFW Post 801.

  • 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.  

  • American Legion Post 68, 1901 Sylvan Road, Wooster, OH September 20, 2017 12 noon-4PM
  • 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, 7 and 7, 2017.  For more information, M:\Ohio Airborne Days.jpg

  • 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.

 Read the full article here: Base Cleveland Veteran News September 7 2017

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

30 August 2017

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Special Events

  • RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH   Read it here https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/cleveland-veterans-job-fair-august-31-2017/exhibitor_registrations?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpnNU9HTmlaR0l5T0dFeCIsInQiOiJGN3FwN3B3NnF4NmJKRzRJQTJqYkp1UU95dzdDS1puTmZPUkZLOUd6WTBnZ3VCeUpwaVA2MFRzMGtDRHRuNGx2dG9LbE9zQ3F5S1NHNDJXQnlTTG9uWXhSMFBoQlJOK1c0YzNkc0k2UzFlMktMSlQ1cFVEeWVsbW4wY1BkTE5LdCJ9

  • Vietnam War Commemoration Event

The Geauga County Veterans Service Commission is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and their families on September 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon during the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, OH at the Main Grandstand.  This is the second Geauga County Veterans Service Commission event in support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.  Its primary focus:  to thank and honor our 7 million living Vietnam veterans and the families of all 9 million who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

The event is free for veterans and seniors and open to the public.  Anyone interested in attending, especially those who served in uniform from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975 and their families should contact Geauga County Veterans Services at 440.279.1860.  Veterans will need to validate their service with a discharge form DD214.

  • Support our troops luncheon

A luncheon, sponsored by the RPCC Women’s Outreach Network (NOW) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland 44113

The featured keynote speaker is John Gallina, Co-Founder of Purple Heart homes – a veteran service organization.

A silent auction will be held at 11:15 AM with lunch being served at 12:15 PM.  Cost $35

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Sally Florkiewicz 440-247-6945 or Lucy Stickan at 440 759 2551

  • 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

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • 5th Annual VFW Community Day Picnic

A VFW community day picnic will be held 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 17900 Strongsville Blvd., Strongsville, OH

The free event is open to the public and a great opportunity to meet your friends, fellow veterans and neighbors.  Free entertainment, snacks, soft drinks and games and activities.  For more information contact 440-234-0250

  • September 11th Ceremony (16th Anniversary) @ CLE Hopkins

An annual 9-11 commemoration will be held at CLE Hopkins on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The Public is invited and will be held on the ‘public side’ of the airport terminal, near the Central Checkpoint.

  • Seeking Korean War Veterans in Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills

A recognition event honoring Korean War Veterans is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at the UAW Hall located at 5615 Chevrolet Blvd.  Doors open at 6 for the 6:30 PM event.  For more information, email KoreaVeterans@cityofparma-oh.gov or call Tom Matroianni 440.885.8812 or Jeannie Roberts 440.885.8181

  • Macedonia, OH – Dedication of Veterans Memorial Park

Scheduled for 1 PM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the corner of Route 82 and Valley View Road.   The memorial was erected by the City of Macedonia with the support of VFW Post 801.

  • 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, 7 and 7, 2017.  For more information, M:\Ohio Airborne Days.jpg

  • 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.

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News August 30 2017

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

23 August 2017

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH   Read it here http://bit.ly/2i4N2mW

  • Vietnam War Commemoration Event

The Geauga County Veterans Service Commission is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and their families on September 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon during the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, OH at the Main Grandstand.  This is the second Geauga County Veterans Service Commission event in support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.  Its primary focus:  to thank and honor our 7 million living Vietnam veterans and the families of all 9 million who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location. 

The event is free for veterans and seniors and open to the public.  Anyone interested in attending, especially those who served in uniform from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975 and their families should contact Geauga County Veterans Services at 440.279.1860.  Veterans will need to validate their service with a discharge form DD214.

  • Support our troops luncheon

A luncheon, sponsored by the RPCC Women’s Outreach Network (NOW) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland 44113

The featured keynote speaker is John Gallina, Co-Founder of Purple Heart homes – a veteran service organization.

A silent auction will be held at 11:15 AM with lunch being served at 12:15 PM.  Cost $35

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Sally Florkiewicz 440-247-6945 or Lucy Stickan at 440 759 2551.

  • 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

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • 5th Annual VFW Community Day Picnic

A VFW community day picnic will be held 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 17900 Strongsville Blvd., Strongsville, OH

The free event is open to the public and a great opportunity to meet your friends, fellow veterans and neighbors.  Free entertainment, snacks, soft drinks and games and activities.  For more information contact 440-234-0250

  • 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, 7 and 7, 2017.  For more information, M:\Ohio Airborne Days.jpg

  • 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 and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – August 23 2017

Base Cleveland Veteran News

16 August 2017

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

Special Events

  • NEOVETS Golf Scramble

NEOVETS is a non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio, is hosting a golf scramble fundraiser at the Bunker Hill golf course August 18, 2017.  For more information, contact Chad Gibson chad@bunkerhillgc.com  or at telephone 216-469-9241’’

  • D-Day Conneaut re-enacts epic World War II invasion August 17-19

CLEVELAND, Ohio – More than 1,800 re-enactors are expected to participate in one of the largest World War II living history displays in the country, August 17-19, in the annual D-Day Conneaut event in Ashtabula County’s Conneaut Township Park.  The event features re-creations of the battles involved in the Allied 1944 invasion of Normandy, France, during World War II. Nearly 25,000 people attended the event last year, including about 150 World War II veterans.  Read it here http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/d-day_conneaut_re-enacts_epic.html#incart_river_home

  • RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH   Read it here http://bit.ly/2i4N2mW 

  • Vietnam War Commemoration Event

The Geauga County Veterans Service Commission is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and their families on September 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon during the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, OH at the Main Grandstand.  This is the second Geauga County Veterans Service Commission event in support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.  Its primary focus:  to thank and honor our 7 million living Vietnam veterans and the families of all 9 million who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

The event is free for veterans and seniors and open to the public.  Anyone interested in attending, especially those who served in uniform from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975 and their families should contact Geauga County Veterans Services at 440.279.1860.  Veterans will need to validate their service with a discharge form DD214.

  • 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

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • 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, 7 and 7, 2017.  For more information, M:\Ohio Airborne Days.jpg

  • 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: Base Cleveland Veteran News — August 16 2017

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4 August 2017

Thank You Veterans

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Special Events

  • Recruit Military Veteran Job Fairs

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH | San Antonio, TX

  • Veterans Experience Action Center / Veteran Outreach will be held at Tri-C West, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma August 10, 11 and 12, 2017

Specialists from Veterans Benefits and Health Administrations, Vet Center ad Veterans Service Organizations will be available to assist with the following:

-Face to face explanation and assistance facilitating and expediting existing claims and appeals.

-Filing new claims and claim development.

-Providing information and assistance regarding available VA benefits and counseling

-VA Women’s Health Services and GIVE Clinics will be on site.

-Onsite VA healthcare enrollment and exams.

-Answering healthcare and benefits related questions.

-Veteran ID cards and Homestead Exemption.

Federal, state and county organizations in collaboration with the local community and Veteran partners are here to meet the individual needs of Veterans.

For more information, read it here https://www.cleveland.va.gov/calendar.asp?action=detail&EID=290534&thisyear=2017&thisMonth=8&day=11

To Read More: Base Cleveland Veteran News for August 4th 2017

Base Cleveland Veteran News

July 25, 2017

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

Special Events

  • RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs

Aug 31: Cleveland, OH | San Antonio, TX

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

  • 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.

  • 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 / kristen.parker@va.gov

  • 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 Clambakescheduled 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: Base Cleveland Veteran News 07.25.2017

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11 July 2017

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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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