HELP MAY BE ON THE WAY, HOMELESS VETERANS SOUGHT

If you’re a homeless veteran, help may be close. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, partnering with Loma Linda Healthcare Systems and Joshua Tree VFW Post 7264, will hold a Homeless Veterans Outreach event offering counseling, behavioral services and various other support services aimed at helping homeless veterans get back

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2ND ANNUAL AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION OCTOBER 8

The second annual air rifle shooting competition will be hosted by the Disabled American Veterans. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The air rifle shooting competition will be held Saturday, October 8, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Sign-in and range safety instruction is from 7:30 a.m.

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DAV MOBILE SERVICE VAN IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree to advise and help veterans with questions about their rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be held on Saturday, April 2,

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN DAY THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event will include a patriotic tattoo contest, chili cook-off, entertainment, raffles, resources for veterans, vendors, and more food. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event is

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COUNTY CLAIMS TO HAVE HOUSED EVERY HOMELESS VET

The County of San Bernardino is claiming to have located housing for every homeless veteran in the county. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says work still needs to be done… Last summer, county supervisors vowed to find housing for every homeless veteran in the county by the end of 2015. In a

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CONRESSMAN COOK HONORS TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN

In honor of the 50th anniversary since the start of the Vietnam War, Congressman Paul Cook honored 25 Vietnam veterans during his Heroes of the 8th ceremony November 13 in Apple Valley. Two local veterans—Edward Bates and Glenn Isaacs, both of Yucca Valley—were among those honored for their service and

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CONGRESSMAN COOK SEEKS NOMINEES TO HONOR VIETNAM VETS

Congressman Paul Cook will be honoring area Vietnam veterans. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to nominate a veteran to be honored… 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. “Heroes of the 8th” takes place in Apple Valley next month to honor Vietnam veterans from

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TRAVELING VIETNAM WALL COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

The traveling Vietnam Wall will be coming to Twentynine Palms during the annual Pioneer Days celebration. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The city of Twentynine Palms will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute of the traveling Vietnam Wall. From October 15 through 18, during Pioneer Days, the 80-percent

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SALUTE TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DESERT SHIELD DEPLOYMENT PLANNED

This is the 25th year since troops left Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin to be in Desert Shield. To commemorate the effort, a local committee is raising $25,000 for a four-day event called the Salute in conjunction with the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days event. The event honors and thanks

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RED CROSS WORKSHOP FOR AFTER-DEPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION TOMORROW

Military members returning from deployment face difficulty in reconnecting the the routine. A workshop tomorrow will deal with that adjustment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… “Communicating Clearly” is a free, one-evening workshop for service members, veterans and their families who want to improve or gain valuable communication skills and techniques.

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree August 27. Service officers will advise and assist veterans with any and all questions about rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will

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JOSHUA TREE VFW LOOKING FOR BIKE RUN PRIZES

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is seeking donations for prizes for its third annual Poker Run fundraiser. The poker run, set for Saturday, September 26, will be 110 miles with five stops in the Morongo Basin. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, worst poker

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VA ON THE MOVE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

VA on the Move will be at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on June 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mobile Vet Center, along with multiple VA and state personnel, will be able to answer questions and provide information and services to local veterans, active duty military, and

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VA ON THE MOVE IN 29 PALMS JUNE 30

VA on the Move will be in Twentynine Palms Tuesday, June 30. Reporter Taylor Thacker says make plans to take advantage of the valuable free services…

The VA on the Move will be visiting Twentynine Palms on June 30 and will be having services available for local veterans and their

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VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic May 23 to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help for claims

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic tomorrow (Saturday, May 9), to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help

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ARMY VETERAN BIKING TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STOPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 55-year-old Army veteran stopped in Twentynine Palms this week on his way to a job in northern California. Bob Trout and his service dog, Maggie, left his home in March, in Tempe Arizona, and are traveling to Humboldt County by bicycle, with a little trailer for Maggie. Trout is

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be on hand during a meeting of the Regional Council on Aging at 1 p.m. tomorrow. The meeting will be held in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center, 57088 29 Palms Highway. The public is invited to bring their questions, concerns, and needs.

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OPERATION TAKE CHARGE AT CMC BENEFITS VETERANS

“Operation Take Charge” at Copper Mountain College tomorrow is offering a wide range of veteran’s services. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… All veterans, active duty military, and dependents who find VA benefits and services can be confusing will want to attend Operation Take Charge! this Friday at Copper Mountain College.

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