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San Francisco Bay Area Veterans: Sankofa Sunday

San Francisco Bay Area Veterans Celebrate Black History Month February 10, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month
African American Veterans
Warriors of Courage, Change & Peace
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Noon-7pm
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 223
San Francisco

Join us and celebrate our rich, fascinating, and empowering Black History.
We’ll have an array of information booths, video stories, distinguished guest speakers, a screening of the acclaimed WWII film “Red Tails,” a dinner, and awards/recognition ceremony.

For event updates & RSVP visit www.SFBAVeterans.wordpress.com
A $25 donation is suggested to benefit Veterans community sponsored events.

Contacts:
Latonia M. Dixon, oshun45@gmail.com
Eve Purvis-Allen, qbeve67@gmail.com

Event Sponsors: American Legion Bob Basker Post 315, Veterans Artist Guild, Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69, Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.


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WWII: African American Women In The Military

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Women in the Military “…Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was renamed the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in July 1943, and the Air Corps (AC), after a reorganization, became the Army Air Forces (AAF) in March 1942…”  Excepts from Pictures of African Americans World War II. Read more… National Archives: Pictures of African Americans during World War II


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Join Us: Vet To Vet Roundtable

Vet to Vet Roundtable Introduction & Discussion
Friday, November 16, 2012, 5–7 pm
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 207
San Francisco

Meet Moe Armstrong (Vet to Vet founder) and Roy A. Brown (Vet to Vet National Deputy Director) and find out about Vet to Vet Peer Counseling Workshops and how to participate. Vet to Vet’s peer-facilitator training program teaches Veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions.The event on Friday the 16th at the Veterans Building leads into the 2-day workshop: Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 at Fort Miley/VA Medical Center. For more information contact Bob Hollis 415·479·5713, 415·990·0069

About Vet to Vet is an independent provider partnership program that utilizes peer-counseling to help Veterans in recovery. They are administered by Veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental-health services. They are a group of Veterans who promote awareness by developing activities that connect Veterans with the VA Veteran-based groups and the community. They provide a safe and supportive place for Veterans to share memories, challenges, and experiences with others—who understand from a personal perspective. No one better understands than those who have lived and continue to live with these experiences.

Napa's Iraq & Afghanistan War Virtual Memorials


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Napa’s Iraq & Afghanistan Virtual Memorials

Virtual Monuments Honors The Military Service of Fallen Iraq & Afghanistan Service Men & Women
Napa Veterans Memorial Park
September 29, 2012

Napa’s memorial monument is dedicated to the men and women of Napa County who lost their lives serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Virtual Memorials for SSGT  Dwight J. Morgan, LCPL Phillip G. West, PFC Jennifer L Cole, CPO Darrik C. Benson, SGT Chase B. Stanley, and SPC Garrett A. Fant were created as living legacies and as a of their military service by their family and friends. Veteran Stone, Inc. created free site app technology to host the Virtual Memorials. So the Memorials can be viewed on Androids or iPhones by simply downloading the QR code at the site. The Memorial videos were produced by the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.

Napa’s memorial is located at Napa Veterans Memorial Park


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San Francisco Junior ROTC

The Veterans Media Center was asked by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to help the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training) program in the San Francisco schools with its public outreach and education. Interviews were conducted at the War Memorial Veterans Building as well as five high schools in the district. At the premiere of the video we were presented with a beautiful silver helmet of the Color Guard for appreciation of our effort.

San Francisco Unified School District JROTC — 12 minutes