Tag: SaddleBrooke Troop Support

Friday Quilters supports STS and veterans

Michael Buckley The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters Group recently made 15 patriotic quilts and gave them to SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) for presentation to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. These beautiful self-designed and homemade quilts are draped over the body of a veteran that dies in the Southern Arizona VA Hospital or extended care…

Thank you, SaddleBrooke

Troops passing through Tucson International Airport in July 2017 enjoy a travel break at the MLO. Photo by Marleen Miller

D. A. “Bo” Nanna Saddlebrooke Troop Support wishes to thank the SaddleBrooke community for its generosity during our July “Sodas for Soldiers” campaign. Due to your continued support, we collected over 1600 cans and bottles of sodas and Gatorade. In addition, STS received donations of $290 in cash and checks. According to Delicia “Dee” Brunner,…

MOAA meeting notes

STS Board member Joe Rink and President D.A. “Bo” Nanna

Colonel Rett Benedict (U.S.A.F. Retired) Our most recent meeting provided members with a great view into the activities of a local group that helps both active-duty military, veterans and their families, the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS). President D. A. “Bo” Nanna spoke to the group giving us a brief history and overview of STS programs.…

How can you help our Tucson hospitalized veterans feel welcome?

Southern Arizona VA HealthCare System (SAVAHCS) has been serving American Heroes, our veterans, since 1928. Each volunteer at SAVAHCS (over 2000) assists in honoring our hospital veterans. One important part of the volunteer program is called Hero’s Welcome. The only requirement to participate in the Hero’s Welcome program is to be a veteran – both…

Knit Wits hosts baby shower

Beth Bradford, Georgiann Schwetz and Dianne Resseguie admire one table of baby donations.

Carol Chiarello Our sixth annual SaddleBrooke Troop Support Baby Shower was held in February. Knit Wits members were very busy knitting and crocheting items for the baby baskets that would be created for Tucson military families. Georgiann Schwetz coordinated this event along with Beth Bradford, Chairman of SaddleBrooke Troop Support. Our items included 75 blankets,…

Knit Wits news

Members visit the Family First store in Oracle.

Carol Chiarello Who are the Knit Wits? They are your friends and neighbors who are active and playing golf, tennis, pickleball, softball, putting, line dancing, volunteering and keeping busy. But they also keep their fingers and minds busy knitting (and crocheting) other times, like riding in a car, or waiting for a meal to be…

Baby Shower for SaddleBrooke Troop Support

Baby items donated for SaddleBrooke Troop Support

Beth Bradford The residents of SaddleBrooke are generous with their time, talents and donations. SaddleBrooke Troop Support has been a beneficiary of their generosity and this has helped our troops and their families. Saturday, February 11, the Villas 2 of SaddleBrooke held a baby shower along with a Valentine Brunch and collected many baby outfits,…

STS introduces new VA Coordinators

Diane and Mike Buckley. Photo by T.J. Duffy.

D. A. “Bo” Nanna SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) welcomes Diane and Mike Buckley as the new Veterans Administration (VA) Coordinators for the organization. Both Diane and Mike retired from the Air Force, each having served for 20 years, and have lived in SaddleBrooke for over eight years. STS stalwart Barb Carter recruited her own replacements…