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50th Vietnam War Anniversary Commemorative Dinner – Yuma, Arizona

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Vietnam Veterans of America

All Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans are invited to join the
Vietnam Veterans of America, Yuma Chapter 835 and the
Arizona State Council for a
Vietnam Veterans Dinner
in honor of the
50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Faith Baptist Church
(Commemorative Partner)
1535 S. 8th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
RSVP at http://www.vvaarizona.org/orgbiz/rsvp.php?id=65

If no computer, RSVP NLT October 26th to
Andy Noriega at 928-580-5190

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Vietnam Veterans give therapy rides to fellow Vets in 1968 Huey Helicopter

On the tarmac at the Bud Field Aviation Hanger, there’s a sound familiar to all Vietnam Combat  Veterans. The deep, loud ‘thud, thud, thud’ of a Huey helicopter. This distinct sound meant supplies, medic rescue, and most importantly, that they were going home.

Source: Vietnam Veterans give therapy rides to fellow Vets in 1968 Huey Helicopter


Lawmakers seek to fix Veterans Affairs $1 billion budget gap | Editors Pick | lmtribune.com

Lawmakers seek to fix Veterans Affairs $1 billion budget gap

By HOPE YEN of the Associated Press Jun 22, 2017 0 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated questioning, VA Secretary David Shulkin acknowledged the department may need emergency funds.

Source: Lawmakers seek to fix Veterans Affairs $1 billion budget gap | Editors Pick | lmtribune.com


Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users – VAntage Point

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program usersVeterans Choice Program phone number is 1-866-606-8198 10

Source: Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users – VAntage Point

Cross-country horseback rider finishing dad’s bucket list

KINGMAN – Cliff Romberger served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and died in 2015 of a brain disease as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. He was a lifelong horseman and never fulfilled his last bucket list item: to ride coast to coast on horseback. His son is now fulfilling that wish.

Source: Cross-country horseback rider finishing dad’s bucket list