April 18, 2014 “Our Community Salutes” – April 26th



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COMMUNITY MILITARY APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

NEWSLETTER

www.cmac11.com

April 18, 2014

Our Community Salutes” – April 26th, 1:00 PM held at Skyview High School (1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA). This is an opportunity for family, friends, and the community to honor the young men and women who are entering military service. The event is sponsored by MacKay Sposito and other donations. Lite Refreshment will be provided.


Memorial Day Ceremony – May 26th, 11:00 AM at the Memorial Grounds Fort Vancouver National Park. Reception starts at 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the Artillery Barracks (Invitations Only – CMAC Members are welcome!). Guests speakers: Air Force Colonel Richard W Wedan. NPS Tracey Fortman, LTC Jonathan Litton, Mayor Tim Leavitt, and hopefully Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler.

National Park Service Soldier’s Bivouac will be after the ceremony.
Memorial Bricks for Sale – $100 for each brick, up to 18 characters on each line up to 2 lines. These bricks will be placed at the upcoming Memorial site in front of the new Armed Forces Reserve Center. To place your order call Bob Bean at 360- 696-2326 or 360-903-2340, and/or email address robertbean511@msn.com.

American Legion Post #14 Smith Reynolds “Celebrate 90th Birthday”- April 25th, 5:00PM Social, 6:00PM Dinner, Program following. Come and celebrate with past and present Post Commanders and Unit Auxiliary Presidents of the Post. There will be stories and pictures throughout the 90 years. Also, door prizes and entertainment. Ticket cost $15 per person. Please RSVP before April 10th with Julie, phone 696-2579, or drop by the Post (4607 NE St. James Rd, Vancouver, WA).

Home with Heroes “5k Run n’ Gun” – April 26th A 5k Run with workouts and shooting stations held at Centerville, WA. $100 Registration fee which includes your shirt, food, prizes and ammo. For more information, contact Jake Carse 360-513-3581 or e-mail jjcarse@gmail.com.
Veterans Court Board “Mediterranean Feast & Concert 4 Vets” – April 27th, 2-5 PM at the Petra House Restaurant (1900 NE 162nd Avenue, Suite d-106, Vancouver WA 98684). Performances by Guitarist Ernesto Quilban, Violinist Douglas Canoose, Pianist Yvonne Payne, Miss Clark County Bhanu Kaur, and other special entertainers. Tickets $40 per person advance, $60 at the door, Children 12 & under $20. Tickets available online at www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org, or email Samantha Whitley@clark.wa.gov, or call 360-397-2075 ext. 7842.

Silver Buckle Ranch “Hope for Heroes Day” – May 17th 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (11611 NE 152nd Ave, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. On Armed Forces Day come join us in honoring all Military families, Veterans, First Responders, and other Heroes in the community. There will be free activities, lead-line horse rides, lawnmower train rides, BBQ, and more. For more information call 360-260-8932, or visit our website www.silverbuckleranch.org, or email info@silverbuckleranch.org.

Riverview Bank presents “Glamorous Gams2” – May 31st, 6 PM Social 7 PM Event, at the Hilton Vancouver Convention Center. Proceeds to help the Children’s Center. Come and watch our community movers and shakers strutting down the catwalk. To purchase tickets go to https://www.tickettomato.com/event.php?event_id=2145, to support a team with donation go to https://www.firstgiving.com/9062/glamorous-gams.
Costco Salutes Veterans – June 21st at Costco East Vancouver 192nd and 1st Street, 6:30 AM through 9:00 PM. Partnering with Columbia Credit Union, honoring all Veterans with activities, prizes, raffles, booths, etc.
Team Rubicon “Brothers in Battle” Fundraiser – June 27th, an all-day event at Alderbrook Park in Hockinson, Washington. This will include a BBQ, Volleyball Tournament, bands, raffles, etc. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. It is a twofold mission using veterans to improve disaster response while using disasters as an opportunity to serve again. Visit their website www.teamrubiconusa.org to support a team or for more information.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball Club “Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration” – July 4th, 5th and 6th. On July 4th we will Thank, Honor, and Salute all the Veterans for their tremendous service in Vietnam. Our special guests for the day will be (1) Vietnam Prisoner of War Air Force Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Bob Jeffrey who was a prisoner for 7 years and 3 months, (2) Captain Ernie Brace – the longest held American civilian in a Vietnam prison, 7years 8 months and prisoner with Senator John McCain, (3) Sergeant Robert Maxwell – the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient in the United States (93 years old), and also (4) Retired Major Larry Delbert – Oregon’s most decorated Soldier with 570 Combat missions in Vietnam. The Volcanoes will be playing the Hillsboro Hops who are affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks. For more information visit our website www.volcanoesbaseball.com.

PureKraze “Events for Veterans – July 12th 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Hilton (301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660). VIP Tables of 10 seats for $500 or general seating $25 per person. There will be a special tribute to Michael Jackson by Michael Knight and special guest Anastasia Destiny. Proceeds will go to CMAC National POW/MIA. Get your tickets at TicketsWest.com.
Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center “Cruse-In” – July 12th 10:00 AM thru 3:00 PM, held at Valley Catholic School (4275 SW 148th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007). $15 pre-registration by July 1st or $20 at the event. Free to spectators. All cars are welcome! This is our 3rd annual cruise-in. There will be fun for the whole family with Food, Vendors, Blue Grass Band, Kids Activities, Raffles, and Trophies. All proceeds go toward our American Disabilities Act Room at our Center which houses 68 homeless Veterans and their families. It is a transitional housing center that provides a therapeutic environment for 68 homeless veterans and their families up to nine months. These clients are provided with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient. For more information contact Lynn Kirwan 503-780-4679 or e-mail lynn@veteranscruisein.com.

Anima Mundi Productions “The Canticle of the Black Madonna”- A soldiers journey from the desolation of war to the healing embrace of love. A new opera coming to Newmark Theatre September 5th and 6th, 2014. This opera addresses the thousands of US Veterans from combat related PTSD. Free workshop for Veterans before and after the premier. Free live showing of the opera for Veterans and their families. Free art therapy workshops, a guest lecturer, casting of Veterans to appear on stage, and hiring of Veterans to work on the design of the opera. For more information visit www.CBMOpera.com, email info@animamundiproductions.com, or phone 541-778-1211.

CDM Services “My Enemy my Friend” Symbol Freedom Theme – November 5th at the Hilton Hotel Convention Center. Tickets $100 per person to include book. Major Dan Cherry and lt. Nguyen Hong My intersected their lives 36 years in the future by meeting for the first time by the dogfight in the skies 30 miles southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam. They both survived to meet again, come and hear their story.


Civil Air Patrol meets every Monday 6:30 PM at the new Armed Forces Reserve Center (15005 NE 65th Street and Fourth Plain). For more information contact Jim Beckelhiemer 360-936-0546.
Community Home Health Hospice “We Honor Veterans” is uniquely designed program to help our caregivers meet the needs of each Veteran’s experience, whether it’s medical or social support. We are trained to provide the best care for hospice patients who are Veterans. For more information contact Julie Rinard 360-414-5406 or email jrinard@chhh.org.
Free Dental Hygiene Program – Contact Clark County Community Service, Samantha Whitley for more information. Phone 360-397-2130 or e-mail Samantha.whitley@clark.wa.gov.

Healing on the Homefront – This program is designed to assist military and Veteran’s families by offering community resources, solution based workshops, and family counseling. For more information or schedule an appointment, contact Dixie Hotaling at 360-910-8434 or e-mail rebel2@comcast.net.

Homes for Heroes NW – A group of local real estate professionals, mortgages brokers, and title companies dedicated to supporting our countries heroes from our local veterans, police, first responders, teachers, and nurses.

For more information contact Kristine Kunz – Phone 360-953-0653 or email kristinakuntz@niellas.com.


Iron Tribe Peer Support Services encompasses all nations, tribes, ethnicities, lineages, and religious preferences by celebrating the diversity that is contained in each individual character; and encouraging each member in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Our mission is to provide peer support and guidance for the releasing ex-con and/or person in recovery, as they navigate successful integration into our community. For more information 503-344-6710 or visit our website www.irontribenetwork.org. For referrals: ipsreferral.irontribe@gmail.com.
Korean War Veteran Association Meeting – Richard L. Quatier Chapter Unit #321 meeting every 3rd Wednesday 10:00 AM at the 40 et 8. For more information contact Jerry Keesee, phone 360-573-1035 or e-mail saverflag@yahoo.com. Jim Moody is setting up a list of organizations that would like to be linked to KWVA. If you would like to be on this list contact Jim at 360-576-5315 or e-mail jcoyote@comcast.net or edwardjames@gmail.com

LINKS – Involved in the community disbursing food, juices, and personal care products to families, homeless, emergency situations, veterans, and several others in need. These items come directly from donations. We ship juice to various local military events, public events, and organizations. It has been a blessing to serve so many Veterans and families. They are looking for a warehouse for free in the Clark County area. If you know of a place contact or for more information, contact George Golden 360-713-3297 or e-mail ggolden85@msn.com.

Love Our Vets – If you know of anyone planning a military reunion, or a conference for veterans or those who work with veterans, please contact Welby O’Brien at welbyo@juno.com or visit website www.LoveOurVets.org.
Marine Corp League Auxiliary “Fisher House” – The Auxiliary are having a fund raiser making and selling purse bags to support the building of the Fisher House here in Vancouver. To buy or for more information contact June Lasch at e-mail junelasch@yahoo.com.
Oregon Military Support Network – Meetings held every 2nd Thursday at the 40 et 8. Contact Glenn Shuck at ggshuck36@aol.com
PT Boat 658 is now available for fund raising events. For more information contact Tom Cates 360-892-9642 or email tomjanetcates@q.com.
Resource Guide for Military Families 4th Edition – Booklets compiled by American Red Cross Southwest Region are available now! They will be starting the 4th Edition. If you would like to be in it, or change your last one, in the Resource Book, please contact Julie Burger at julieandles@comcast.net. Excellent to have the Resource Book in your office!

Returning Veterans Project by providing free counseling and additional health services. We provide free Mental Health Counseling, Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Naturopathic care and more. Log onto website www.ReturningVeterans.org and click on “Find a Provider” tab. Feel free to contact any provider on the list to make an appointment. Make sure you mention Returning Veterans Project to receive free, confidential services. Please call us at 503-954-2259 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

USO” NW PDX Center will be opening May 1st for all military, military families, and veterans by providing care and comfort while waiting for their flight. Planned services will include a lounge area, TV and movies, snacks, refreshments, discounts from airport restaurants or vendors, email access, Wi-Fi access, travel assistance, XBox 360 Entertainment system, and much more. We are looking for your support by either volunteering in shifts or donations to maintain the center. For more information e-mail pdx@usonw.org, phone 503-467-9775 or visit our website USONW.ORG/PDX
Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office – working with military and veteran groups for conventions, events, and military reunions here in Vancouver. They will provide contacts for speakers, welcome committees, color guard, tour guides, and resources for other requests. Please contact Christine Whitney at 360-750-1553 Ext. 16 or e-mail CWhitney@VisitVancouverUSA.com or visit their website www.VisitVancouverUSA.com.
Veteran’s Museum at the VA Medical Center – Open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information, contact Anne Marie Murphy 360-737-1441 or anne.murphy@va.gov.
Veteran’s Victory Chapel – Each Sunday, 2:00 PM, held at the Friends of the Carpenter (1600 W 20th St, Vancouver, WA 98660). Welcome to everyone! For more information contact Jerry Keen at jerrykeen@juno.com or phone 360-907-9473.

Vets Work Program – A career development internship program for military veterans interested in employment with the natural resources/public lands management agencies (US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, National Parks, State Parks, and City Governments). Must be a Veteran with a DD214 indicating Honorable Discharge, General Discharge status will be evaluated case by case. Ages 21 to 35. Positions begin February 3, 2014. For position postings and application instruction visit website www.mtadamsinstitute.com/jobs, or for more information visit www.facebook.com/Mt.Adamsinstutue, and/or phone Aaron Stanton 253-653-4231 email address programs@mtadamsinstitute.com.

Secretary, Anita Stadey


CMAC.Secretary@gmail.com
CMAC Meeting Dates Events

May 2nd at the 40 et 8 Chateau 8:30 AM April 26th Our Community Salutes

May 16th at the 40 et 8 Chateau 8:30 AM May 26th Memorial Day Ceremony 11:00 AM

May 23rd at the Artillery Barracks 9:00 AM




  • 40 et 8 7607 NE 26th Ave, Vancouver, WA

  • Armed Forces Reserve Center 15005 NE 65th Street, Vancouver, WA

  • Skyview High School 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA

  • Artillery Barracks 600 E. Hathaway Road, Vancouver, WA






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