ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEWS, POSTS

12/8/18 RACE2ERASE22 DONATION

Race2Erase22 is an organization with a mission to reduce Veterans suicides one vet at a time!  Casey and Debbie are in this picture.

Tony, Debbie Casey and Pat.

 

 

 

11/27/18 PRESCOTT NATIONAL CEMETERY NEWS.

PNC Media Advisory – Columbarium completion 11-16-18

 

10/31/18 AND THE BLOODSUCKING PROCESS BEGINS!!

  

 

10/28/2018 A pool table was donated for Operation 6.   Thanks to the CREW for the Sunday morning pickup.  This donation will bring many hours of joy to our veterans when Arnold Plaza opens next year!

Operation 6: A Welcome Mat For Homeless Vets

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open Enrollment Facebook 2018 BHC Oct

Open Enrollment Facebook 2018 Kingman Oct

Open Enrollment Facebook 2018 LHC Oct

Open Enrollment Facebook 2018 Parker

 

66 AUTO SALES HONORING OUR HEROES EVENT

 

9/26/18 A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

PLEASE REVIEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY!

A-New-Lease-on-Life-VCC-application-no deadline date

Christopher Todd, a Phoenix-headquartered developer of innovative single-family gated rental communities comprised of one- and two-bedroom single-story smart homes, has a 501(c) 3 nonprofit program called A New Lease on Life™. This giveback program is currently focused on providing three-year rent-assistance for eligible Veterans transitioning from the U.S. Armed Forces to civilian life, providing a home rent free, with specific terms, to a selected transitioning Veteran who has met the requirements, completed the application and essay requirements, been vetted by a community panel and ultimately selected after an in-person interview. The company may also elect to offer a helping hand up via some other means as new communities opens, evaluating the needs of each area in which the company develops.

Christopher Todd Communities has partnered with Vets’ Community Connections (VCC) to enhance their direct engagement with the overall Veteran and Military community in Maricopa County. Additionally, VCC will support the selection process and bring in additional community based and Veteran-based organizations from the neighboring areas of selected communities to make the final Veteran selection process decision.

Vets’ Community Connections (VCC) is a Maricopa County initiative connecting veterans, military and their families with local residents willing to share their expertise and knowledge about life in Maricopa County.

VCC empowers community members to do more than say, “thank you for your service” by filling a key need of local veterans, military, and their families: getting answers to a whole range of questions that fall outside the realm of traditional nonprofit and government support. The VCC’s partnership with Maricopa County’s 2-1-1 call center ensures veteran, military, and family callers have an easy way to get connected.

9/26/18 ANNUAL VA REPORT

Subject: Annual VA report shows Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
has improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans
From: “NAVAHCS/PublicAffairs \”PRE Public Affairs Corporate Mailbox\””
<PublicAffairs.VHAPRE@va.gov>
Date: Wed, September 26, 2018 11:13 am
To: “Dillinger, Mary E.” <Mary.Dillinger@va.gov>
DEPARMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

NEWS RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs Officer
Email: Mary.dillinger@va.gov
Annual VA report shows Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
has improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans

PRESCOTT, AZ (September 25, 2018) — Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is one of the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks. The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System has made small, but meaningful improvement since last year that is reflected in moving from a one star to a two star rated facility.

“Our improvement has been driven by our frontline staff. Staff have formed small teams to understand the data, and to focus on persistent improvements over time, using best practices from other VA sites. We will continue to focus on improving the care we provide to Veterans, in order to provide the Best Care Anywhere,” said Barbara A. Oemcke, MBA, Medical Center director.

Compared with data from the same period a year ago, the July 2018 release of VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report showed 103 (71 percent) VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have improved in overall quality — with the largest gains seen in areas where there were VA-wide improvement initiatives, such as mortality, length of stay and avoidable adverse events. Seven (5 percent) VAMCs had a small decrease in quality.
“This is a major step in the right direction to improving our quality of services for our Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Over the past year, we were able to identify our problems and implement solutions to fixing the issues at 71 percent of our facilities. I’m extremely proud of our employees and the progress they have made to raise VA’s performance for our nation’s heroes.”
Additionally, of the 15 medical centers placed under the Strategic Action for Transformation program (StAT), an initiative that monitors high-risk medical centers and mobilizes resources to assist the facilities, 33 percent (five medical centers) are no longer considered high-risk and 73 percent (11 medical centers) show meaningful improvements since being placed under StAT in January 2018.
The quarterly SAIL report, which has been released publicly since 2015, assesses 25 quality metrics and two efficiency and productivity metrics in areas such as death rate, complications and patient satisfaction, as well as overall efficiency and physician capacity at 146 VAMCs. It is used as an internal learning tool for VA leaders and personnel to pinpoint and study VAMCs with high quality and efficiency scores, both within specific measured areas and overall. The data is also used to identify best practices and develop strategies to help troubled facilities improve

9/26/18 VETERANS SCAM, PLEASE REVIEW.

VETERANS SCAM

9/7/18 GEORGE AND RICHARD DISPLAY QUILT FROM SNUGS AND HUGS GROUP – THANKS!!!!

 

8/29/18 9/11/2001 REDEDICATION CEREMONY

Subject: 9/11/2001 REDEDICATION CEREMONY
From: “Russell M. Mascari” <russmascari@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, August 28, 2018 5:28 pm
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

9/11/2001 REDEDICATION CEREMONY
Please mark your calendar join us on 9/11/2018 as we remember
those who lost their lives when terrorists attacked our country on September 11, 2001
…a day we must never forget!

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8/26/18 Honor Mission

Honor Mission
Lyric Young , Active Duty
USA – , WoT
Bullhead City, Arizona – 08-29-18

Source:
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Escort / Flag Line Mission for Lyric Young U.S. Army. Age 22
He spent a one year deployment in Afghanistan.
Lyric was killed in a car accident in New Mexico while traveling back to base after being home on leave.
The family has requested the PGR for an Escort / Flag Line mission after his funeral service.
We will be honored to do so.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-29-18
Staging Time: 10:30
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
1691 N Oatman Rd.
Bullhead City, Arizona 86442
Ride Captain:
Chris Bechtel
Ride Captain
515-360-0210
Special Instructions:
The family has requested that this will be an escort / flag line mission.
Staging is at the church, and the service will be have already started, so please arrive as quietly as possible.
Staging: 10:30 AM.
Briefing: 10:50 AM.
KSU: After the service, and family is ready.
The escort will be from the church to Desert Lawn Cemetery
9250 S. Ranchero Lane.
Mohave Valley, AZ. 86440
There will be a Flag Line at the cemetery for the flag presentation.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

HYDRATE!!! HYDRATE!!!! HYDRATE!!!!!

Thank you.

Ride safe,
Loren

Honor * Remember * Respect
Loren Larson
Assistant State Captain
pgrlars@gmail.com
(928) 530-1992

 

8/24/18

The Airport Director at the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is seeking to honor WWII veterans at a fly-in from September 4th to the 9th. Tuesday/Friday hours are 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Wednesday/Thursday hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Call 928-754-2134 for more information.

8/21/18  MIAP Escort and Flag Line, Kingman

ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Missing In America Project volunteers have asked the PGR to help escort William Kelly to his final resting place.
We will be honored to do so.
William Kelly was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps pilot with over 600 combat hrs. over Burma. He earned several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross and one from the Chinese Government.
We will assist the MIAP folks with the escort of Mr. Kelly from Kingman to Camp Navajo Veterans Cemetery in Bellemont, AZ. for Military Honors.
I have found out that there will be a second veteran coming out of Flagstaff who will also receive Military Honors, but I don’t have details at this time.
Staging:
Date: 24 August 2018 ( Friday )
Place: JB’S 2940 E. Andy Devine Ave. Kingman, AZ.
Time: 0800
Briefing: 0820
KSU: 0830
Anyone who would like to come and join us for a pre-mission breakfast, that will start at 0700 when JB’S opens. Please be prompt we need to done with breakfast by 0820 for the briefing, and KSU by 0830.
There will be a fuel/relief stop in Ash Fork.
HYDRATE!!! HYDRATE!!!! HYDRATE!!!!!

Hope to see you there.

Thank you.

Ride safe,
Loren

Honor * Remember * Respect
Loren Larson
Assistant State Captain
pgrlars@gmail.com
(928) 530-1992

8/5/18 WELCOME HOME VICTORIA DOSS USAF-FORT MOHAVE, ARIZONA
Welcome Home
Victoria Doss
USAF –
Fort Mohave, Arizona – 08-05-18
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Source:
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Senior Airman Victoria Doss, special forces.
She was deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan April- November 2017. She suffered Knee and Shoulder injuries in Afghanistan and that has had her tied to her home base in Georgia. She is coming home to visit for the 1st time in 5 years.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-05-18
Staging Time: 13:00
Fort Mohave Elementary 1760 Joy Ln, Fort Mohave, AZ 86426
Fort Mohave, Arizona 86426
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fort+Mojave+Elementary+School/@34.9944135,-114.5912013,15.18z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x80ce3ef94d627123:0x139517060bc47e66!2s5542+Integrity+Ln,+Fort+Mohave,+AZ+86426!3b1!8m2!3d34.9957861!4d-114.5769302!3m4!1s0x80ce3ee223a34199:0x160fd5c82147ff28!8m2!3d34.996346!4d-114.5882499
Ride Captain:
Kim (Gus) Gustafson
kimandginag@gmail.com
651-247-6201
Special Instructions:
Please meet no later the 1pm, we will have KSU at 1:30, we will then drive to the home to pick her up. We will then proceed to the VFW 1005 in BHC. Dad is trying to keep this as a “Surprise” but he does think she knows something is up.
Due to the heat, please remember to hydrate the day before and day of the welcome home.
Cages are welcome if you dont want to ride .
Please remember to bring water.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
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STAGING #2 DETAILS:
Staging Time:
,
Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:
Flags & Water:
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STAGING #3 DETAILS:
Staging Time:
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Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:
Flags & Water:
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STAGING #4 DETAILS:
Staging Time:
,
Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:
Flags & Water:
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Submitted By: Kim (Gus) Gustafson
Position:
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Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a Veteran to join and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
8/3/18 SNUGS AND HUGS WILL BE MAKING QUILTS FOR ARNOLD PLAZA RESIDENTS.  THEY WILL NEED COTTON OR COTTON POLYESTER BLEND MATERIAL, BATTING AND YARN.
 
7/24/18 COMING TO KINGMAN IN OCTOBER!
7/19/18 PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
7/17/18 CHAPLAIN PAUL PITTS HAS A FUNDRAISER ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.  We have a matching donation if the fund reaches $200.00 BY NOON!!!
7/9/18 NEWSLETTER – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Jerry Ambrose Veterans of Mohave County is seeking volunteers for the following positions.

As we move forward on our Operation 6 project, our involvement with the Veterans Treatment Court and Stand Down we are going to start a monthly newsletter.
I would like to have three volunteers for this committee and although past experience is preferred all that is really required is a willingness to learn, computer, Internet, good communications skills,and the enthusiasm to help our struggling veterans and keep our circle of supporters current on our projects.
The perfect group would include members from BHC, Kingman, and LHC. Time investment would be 4 hours a month.

Ad Hoc event planners are needed. This opportunity is open to as many of you that are interested in assisting in marketing, fund-raising and special events. Time investment would depend on the specific event.

Questions? Please contact me by email at president@javc.org or by phone at 928-716-3001.

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
William James

Dorn Patrick Farrell
President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council
P.O. Box 4463
Kingman, AZ. 86402
928-716-3001
Member AZ Veterans Hall of Fame 2015

Veterans Assistance telephone number
928-377-2487

6/30/18 YOUNG MARINES GRADUATION
6/29/18 VA CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

Clothing Allowance
Dear VA Beneficiary,
Did you know that you may be eligible for an annual clothing allowance if you use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance and/or medication for a service connected skin condition that causes permanent damage to your outer garments?
If you’re eligible, and you haven’t yet applied for this year, you need to act fast! If you have already submitted your application, then no further action is required on your part. Your application should be submitted on or before August 1, 2018. To apply, submit (in person, by mail, or fax) VA Form 10-8678, Application for Annual Clothing Allowance, to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at your local VA medical center.
Additional information on this benefit is available at https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Clothing_Allowance.asp.
Thank you for your service!
Sincerely,
Veterans Benefits Administration
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6/29/18 MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

6/26/2018 JULY 4TH CELEBRATION!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  Here is the information below!
FLAG DAY!
HOOCH’S FUND RAISERS!  
JUNE 16TH, 8:00 AM TO NOON, CAR WASH FUND RAISER FOR YOUNG MARINE, TOMMY JOHNSON.
JUNE 16TH, 1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM, TRI-STATE VETERANS HONOR TRUST, BANNER PROGRAM FUND RAISER.
Your participation for these two fund raisers are appreciated, Not to mention the food is great.  Please see the attached flyer.
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PROCLAMATION TO BE READ.  YOU ARE INVITED!
SCAM ALERT!

The leadership of the Unified Arizona Veterans has received reports that a group calling out of Tucson are fundraising on the supposed behest of the UAV. This is not true. We do not use telephone solicitors to fund raise.
If you receive a call please report it at:

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
Office of the Attorney General
Phoenix Office
2005 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2926
(602) 542-5025
Fax (602) 542-4085
Hours: 8AM-5PM
Area Map (link is external)

Tucson Office
400 West Congress
South Building, Suite 315
Tucson, AZ 85701-1367
(520) 628-6504
Fax (520) 628-6530
Hours: 8AM-5PM
Area Map (link is external)

Prescott Office
1000 Ainsworth Dr.
Suite A-210
Prescott, AZ 86305-1610
(928) 778-1265
Fax: (928) 778-1298
Hours: 8AM-5PM
Area Map (link is external)
Phone:
Consumer Information and Complaints
consumerinfo@azag.gov
Phoenix: (602) 542-5763 Fax: (602) 542-4579
Tucson: (520) 628-6504 Community Outreach / Satellite Offices
Phoenix: (602) 542-2123 Fax: (602) 364-1970
Tucson: (520) 628-6504 Taskforce Against Senior Abuse
(602) 542-2124 Military and Veterans Alert Hotline
(866) 879-5219 Civil Rights
Phoenix:
(602) 542-5263 TDD (602) 542-5002
(877) 491-5742 TDD (877) 624-8090
Fax: (602) 542-8885 Office of Victim Services
Phoenix: (602) 542-4911 Fax: (602) 542-8453
Tucson: (520) 628-6456 Fax: (520) 628-6566
Toll-free: (866) 742-4911 Attorney General Information
AGInfo@azag.gov
(602) 542-5025

We cannot report it for you. If you have any questions please contact me.
Bob Dalpe
Communications Director
Unified Arizona Veterans

Bob Dalpe USAF Vet
Horse Rhythm Foundation
Unified Arizona Veterans
Veterans Medical Leadership Council

 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES 2018

The following programs have been scheduled for Memorial Day, May 28, 2018.

Kingman- The Vietnam Veterans of America Mohave County Chapter #975 will have a ceremony starting at 9:00 AM in Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Rt 66 and Beale St. Call 928-716-3001 for more information.

Kingman- The American Legion Post 14 will be placing flags at the Cemetery on Stockton Hill Rd. starting at 6:00 AM with a service at 11:00 AM. They are having a BBQ at 1:00 PM and will be removing the flags at 6:00 PM. For more information call 928-753-3555.

Lake Havasu City- VFW Post 9401 is hosting a ceremony at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens, 1698 Deer Run Drive, Monday at 10:00 AM ( bring your own chair) Call 928-855-5374 for more information.

“The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.” Calvin Coolidge

Dorn Patrick Farrell
President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council
P.O. Box 4463
Kingman, AZ. 86402
928-716-3001
Member AZ Veterans Hall of Fame 2015

 

RUN FOR THE WALL 2018

Good Day Marines

How would you like to participate in a little R&R? No not a vacation but a Rifle Raffle. The Kingman Young Marines are holding a Rifle Raffle to raise funds for equipment and projects.. The rifle was donated by a YM Dad and has a EGA engraved in the stock. See the poster for details. Call the numbers listed on the posters and we can get you tickets. Cash/check/MO. Make out to Kingman Young Marines

Marines Rifle Raffle 2018

Semper Fi

Terry Flanagan

Commandant MCL887

XO-Kingman Young Marines

DOT Foods!  Thank you!!!

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Published by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

Newly released report shows combined economic and social impact of Arizona nonprofits.

• View Report & Marketing Toolkit
• Register Tucson Report Unveiling & Panel Discussion on May 16
• Register for Flagstaff Report Unveiling & Panel Discussion on May 7

If you were to ask anyone in your community whether nonprofit groups are valuable, they would nod in agreement, saying, “Of course they are.”

But if you asked them what the specific impact nonprofits were having, would they know the answer? Probably not.

The Alliance, along with our partners and community stakeholders, decided we needed to show the value of nonprofits — in measurable ways.

To get some hard data, we commissioned a 2016 study that measured the economic impact nonprofits were having in Arizona. The results were eye-opening.

For example, our nonprofit activity contributes to nearly 8% of Arizona’s Gross State Product. And we provide nearly 12% of all paid jobs across the state.

Imagine walking into a decision maker’s office and handing them such concrete data. That’s what I’ve been doing all year, and from business leaders to state officials, they’re standing up and taking notice. – Kristen Merrifield, Alliance CEO

 

Beyond the Bottom Line: The Economic and Social Impact of Arizona Nonprofits

The response has been so tremendous, we decided to take it a step further and find out how nonprofit programs and services are affecting social, public and civic value, as well as economics.

The results are in, and I think you’re going to be excited to see them.

This second study collected data from focus groups in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, as well as a statewide survey.

 

The results show just how much Arizona is reliant upon nonprofit activity — in specific, measurable ways which will help the sector gain support from grantmakers and lawmakers, alike.

Sneak Peek:

One example included in the study reveals how the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix evaluated the tangible impact of:
• higher graduation rates
• lower underage drinking
• juvenile crime savings
• lower teen pregnancy rates for program participants
The key is that the results are tangible and measurable.

The report suggests research-based metrics are needed to help nonprofits evaluate their own social impact. Seven nonprofits were profiled in the study, showing how they have been able to successfully evaluate outcomes of their programs and services.

We are convinced developing local metrics to show social impact is an essential part of nonprofit strategy, moving forward.

Please open the report and read the results for yourself. Then download the Social Media Marketing Toolkit so you can easily share key points of the study in your newsletters, Facebook posts, tweets, and other communications.

Get Access to Report & Toolkit

We’re also organizing community forums across the state to showcase the study results. If you’d like to host an event please contact us.

 

 

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Date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Subject: VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review
To:

VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review Process

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is offering two opportunities for early participation in the new, more efficient claims decision review process outlined in the historic Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017.

These two opportunities will allow eligible Veterans to receive a review of a decision on a claim much faster than the current appeals process.

“VA is committed to transforming the appeals process,” said VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This is evidenced by the success of Rapid Appeals Modernization Program which has seen over 12,000 Veterans opt-in. In addition, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals has issued approximately 46,000 decisions this fiscal year — nearly 23,000 more decisions than last year at this time. We are on pace to reach a historical fiscal goal of 81,000 decisions.”

First, VA will expand the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP,) by removing the requirement that Veterans first receive an invitation from VA in order to elect participation in the program.

RAMP, which was initially launched in November 2017 as an invitation only program, allows eligible Veterans with a disability compensation appeal early access to the Higher-Level Review and Supplemental Claim Lanes outlined in the Appeals Modernization Act. By removing the invitation requirement, Veterans will have the opportunity to benefit from the new, more efficient decision review process, versus continuing to wait in the legacy appeal process. As of March 31, RAMP reviews were completed in an average of 52 days.

Second, in May, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals will launch its Early Applicability of Appeals Modernization (BEAAM) pilot project. Under this project, the Board will partner with the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to identify 50 Veterans who are dissatisfied with a recent decision on their benefits claim.

These Veterans will participate in a study that allows them the option of appealing directly to the Board or seeking a review in RAMP. In this study, the Board will collect preliminary data about Veteran choices and experiences.

In October, the Board will begin deciding appeals from RAMP decisions using the features of the Appeals Modernization Act, specifically its new, separate Direct, Evidence and Hearing dockets.

The expansion of RAMP, combined with the BEAAM, will allow VA to collect valuable data about implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act.

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VA News Release
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The JAVC has an opportunity for several volunteers interested in researching through the Internet and other traditional resources. All of this research will be to benefit the Operation 6 Arnold Plaza project.

Please email Pat Farrell at president@javc.org to discuss this exciting opportunity.

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2018 RFTW Routing and Daily Intinerary
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HUD NEWS
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Ben Carson, Secretary
Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410
HUD No. 18-027 FOR RELEASE
HUD Public Affairs Friday
202-708-0685 April 6, 2018
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.com

HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES
HUD-VASH vouchers to provide housing for 5,211 veterans
WASHINGTON – In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $43 million to 325 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
A component of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HUD-VASH vouchers being awarded today enable homeless veterans to obtain affordable, decent housing in the private market. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans. See local funding chart below.
“Our nation’s veterans deserve more than a life on the streets,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “There is no greater responsibility than to end veteran homeless and to make certain that those who have served our nation have a home they can call their own.”
More than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 144,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008. More than 500 PHAs administer the HUD-VASH program, and this most recent award includes 102 additional PHAs, increasing HUD-VASH coverage to many communities. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans.
In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.
Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov. You can also connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

You can follow Secretary Carson on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

HUD-VASH AWARDS
STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY PARTNERING VA MEDICAL FACILITY NUMBER OF VOUCHERS AMOUNT
Alabama Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Birmingham 7 $38,567
Huntsville Housing Authority Birmingham 6 $26,853
Alabama Total 13 $65,420
Alaska Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Alaska Health Care System 15 $121,835
Alaska Total 15 $121,835
Arizona Mohave County Community Svcs. Department Northern Arizona Health Care System 15 $74,219
Tempe Housing Authority Phoenix 10 $68,078
Arizona Total 25 $142,298

 

 

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Certificate of Appreciation presented to Joe Kalous at Adan Repair.

Certificate of Appreciation presented to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

 

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Kingman Daily Miner article re cleanup of Arnold Plaza

https://www.thestandardnewspaper.net/index.php/16-countywise/1681-from-decrepit-building-to-valuable-veterans-resource

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I have attached a flier announcing the Silver Auction AZ Charity Auction of a beautifully restored 1958 Chevy Yeoman Station Wagon on March 31st. Over 5,000 hours of donated time was used along with many manufacturers donated parts to bring this rare vehicle back to the shining example of yesteryear and the days of our youth.

Thanks go to Dan Dowdy of Street Rods by Dowdy for his expertise in overseeing this restoration.

Proceeds will go into our Operation 6 project of transitional housing for homeless veterans. More information on this project can be found on our website at www.javc.org under the “Operation 6” tab.

I can be reached at 928-716-3001 with any questions you may have about the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, INC. We are a Public Charity 501.c.3.

Please forward this announcement to anyone that you believe may be interested in this opportunity.

“A rising tide raises all ships.”
JAVC Veterans Assistance line 928-377-2487

Dorn Patrick Farrell
President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council
P.O. Box 4463
Kingman, AZ. 86402
AZ Veterans Hall of Fame member.

www.javc.org
https://www.facebook.com/JAVC.org

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WALAPAI 4 WHEELERS EVENT 2018 REGISTRATION!!!!
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On Sunday 2/4/18 I was assisted by two of our Young Marines in placing the bricks into the memorial Park.
Bricks placed………….
Dixon
Hassell
Koster
Munyon
Roster
Slater
Walden
A special thanks to Image Tech Designs, a Veteran Owned Engraving Service who got me one brick in two days. This company is owned an operated by a Army Vet and is located at 4495 North Bank St, corner of Bank and Northern, next to uptown drug. Vets get a discount on all engraving from glassware to plaques to custom shirts. Tell them the Marines sent you.
Semper Fi
Terry Flanagan
Commandant MCl887
XO-Kingman Young Marines
TFT Coordinator- Mohave Co North

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COUNTY SET TO SELL ARNOLD PLAZA TO THE JERRY AMBROSE VETERANS COUNCIL.

Click below for article published in the Mohave Daily News!!!

http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/county-set-to-sell-arnold-plaza-to-jerry-ambrose-veterans/article_0719a1e0-f8f3-11e7-aa99-7ba990a5611e.html

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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP TAKES CARE OF VETERANS FROM THE BATTLEFRONT TO THE HOME FRONT

Click below to open this very important Executive Order.

Veterans Transition EO Factsheet Embargoed Until 1.9 1045 AM-1________________________________________________

Honor Flight Southern Nevada Holds Honor Flight Experience
A recognition event for World War II and Korean War veterans

Click below to view event!!!!!!

HFSN Honor Flight Experience PR

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BeConnectedAZ.org presented an overview of their abilities to support veterans with needs in all categories at the recent JAVC meeting in November.

Program Overview

The Be Connected program is a statewide effort to strengthen access to support and resources for the 600,000+ service members, veterans and their families who call Arizona home.

Be Connected Goals

There are three goals for the Be Connected program:

  • Reduce deaths by suicide in Arizona’s population of service members and veterans.
  • Build upon existing capacity and strengths within our service systems, adding a new layer of coordination and support.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness and develop a sustainability plan that builds program components into systems and funding.

Be Connected Partners

There are three types of partners:

Be Connected Components

There are three parts to the program:

  • CALL – A 24/7 support line that anyone can call, including service members, veterans, family members, helpers and providers.
  • MATCH – A Resource Match Tool and help to navigate to the right resources for each person or family’s situation.
  • LEARN – Training, including in-person and online options, to equip everyone with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help.

Please click below to learn more about this most concise vault of information to assist veterans.