Tag: veterans

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…

Veterans Memorial plan details

The monument will be located behind the rocks to the right of the flag and centered on the portico of the clubhouse. Some of the rocks will be relocated.

Location: The monument will be located in the landscaped area to the east of the main entrance of the MountainView Clubhouse. Monument Area: The area for the monument is circular with an 18 foot diameter. There will be seat walls on each side. Monument Shape and Dimensions: The monument will be five sided, five feet…

Award to SaddleBrooke Troop Support

Left to right: Mrs. Kim Sloan, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW; Commander George Phillips, VFW Post 10188; George Bidwell of SaddleBrooke Troop Support and President of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 10188 Francine Phillips

George Bidwell On Sunday, March 23 SaddleBrooke Troop Support Chairman George Bidwell and wife Louise attended the post deployment event of the 860th Military Police Unit at the National Guard building on Valencia Road adjacent to the Pima Air Museum. There were approximately 65 soldiers in all. Of that total, eight were returning from their…

Just a Soldier

Honor Flight Network is a way of paying a small tribute to those who gave so much a memorable, safe and rewarding – Tour of Honor. Just A Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today) by A. Lawrence Vaincourt He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion,…