Tag: veterans

Sunrise Rotary Club hosts SaddleBrooke Troop Support

President George Bidwell and Publicity Chair Bo Nanna

Doug Sweetland On July 28, the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club hosted representatives of the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) at its weekly meeting. Attending from the STS were George Bidwell, president and Bo Nanna, publicity chair. Mr. Bidwell shared the history in the formation of the organization with the start in 2005. Initially the organization was…

The Sea Captain among us

Captain Steve Leane, United States Coast Guard Retired

Jay Clayton Wilson Almost every STC member has had Steve Leane restring a racket at one time or another. No surprise there because Steve is a Master Racquet Technician who has played with us and strung our rackets for us more than a decade. But there is more to Steve than many of our members…

Honor Flight #19

Julius C. Gutierrez aka “Gute”

Jerry Lujan SaddleBrooke resident, Julius “Gute” Gutierrez, was one of 25 military veterans flying to Washington, D.C. on October 17. This is Gute’s military career. In 1952 Gute enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Airman. He was 19 at the time. The next 20 years of Gute’s career were a mixture of…

Honor flight #19 October 17-19, 2015

“Gute” at home in SaddleBrooke

Jerry Lujan SaddleBrooke resident, Julius “Gute” Gutierrez, was one of twenty-five military veterans flying to Washington, D.C on October 17 to see their war memorials. Ten were WWII veterans, 12 were Korean veterans and three were Korea/Vietnam veterans. Gute was one of the three who served during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. This Honor…

MOAA meeting recap

Rett Benedict The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter met on November 21 at the MountainView Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke. The speaker was Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff since 2008. He also served over 20 years in the Army National Guard, retiring as a Major. His service included Iraq and Commander of Operation Jump Start, a Southwest…

Honor Flight

Jerry Lujan The Korean War began 65 years ago in June 1950. The United Nations called it “A Police Action” but if you ask any soldier, marine, sailor or airman who fought in it they will tell you it was a war. Korean veterans, you are next up for Honor Flights. If you haven’t registered…

Honor Flight

Jerry Lujan Honor Flight is a nationwide program that flies military veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight recognizes these veterans for their sacrifices and achievements. Top priority has been given to World War II and terminally ill Veterans from all years but Honor Flight has expanded to include Korean War and…

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge remembers veterans

From left, back: ER Gloria Cisneros, Bob Kielsa, Lucy Suddath and veteran Mike Baracco; front: veteran Mike Holsten and Kelly Laurich, Rehabilitation Center Rec. SME.

Pat Cox The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks proclaimed the month of November as Elks Veterans Remembrance Month to pay tribute to veterans and active military in appreciation for their service to our country. On November 4, members of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 personally presented 65 handmade lap blankets that were generously…