Veterans

August 17, 2018
 

AV veterans’ roundup

Antelope Valley Fair
The Antelope Valley Fair will observe Military Appreciation Day on Aug.23.
Admission will be free for veterans, active duty service members and military retirees. With a lanyard, attendees will receive a warm welcome from military support groups like Bombshell Betty ‘s Pin-Up Calendar, and Fregoso Outdoor Foundation.
 
AVTA
Starting Aug.20, AV Transit Authority introduces bus service to the West LA VA Medical Center. Cost is $10.50 for a round trip, but eligible veterans can be reimbursed for travel under VA rules.
 
Homeless vets
Mental Health America veteran advocate Ken Felton says that veterans at risk for homelessness can come to MHA Military Resource Center on 17th Street West in Palmdale where staff is ready to help.
 
VFW Post 3000
William “Bill” Spargur advises that VFW Post 3000 has a couple of serviceable wheelchairs, one a “big boy” for veteran in need. For more information, contact Spargur at 661-605-4599.

Navy veteran Steve Baker, Grace Resources advises the group has availability of a Taurus modified to be driven by driver who only has use of arms. For more information, contact Baker at 661-810-1652.

Veterans can get good information every week at Crazy Otto’s Coffee4vets on Avenue I, Tuesday’s 7-9 a.m. There is free coffee and meal discounts for veterans.




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Headlines – September 17, 2018

News T-6 hypoxia problem solved, Air Force announces – The rash of hypoxia-like problems in the Air Force’s fleet of T-6 Texan II trainers was primarily caused by fluctuating concentrations of oxygen in the cockpit, the service said Sept. 13.   Military death benefits won’t be stopped by government shutdowns anymore – Military death gratuities...
 
 

News Briefs – September 17, 2018

Putin inspects war games billed as Russia’s biggest-ever Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a week-long military exercise in eastern Siberia that involves around 300,000 troops and is being billed as Russia’s biggest-ever. Speaking at a firing range in the Chita region Sept. 13, Putin lauded the troops for their “high-level” performance and insisted the war...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla

B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla Crew chiefs and a fuel distribution operator deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct hot-pit refueling on a B-2 Spirit at Wake Island Airfield Sept. 14, 2018. Hot-p...