Verona Veteran Denise Rohan First Woman Elected American Legion National Commander

About 38 years ago, a recruiter from the American Legion came to Army veteran Denise Rohan’s door in Marshall, wanting to speak to her husband, who was also a veteran. Rohan, who now lives in Verona with her husband, Mike, told the recruiter she was also eligible for Legion membership. But he suggested she instead look into the American Legion Auxiliary, made up of women whose relatives served in the military during wartime. While proud to be a military wife, Rohan said, she also had every right to join the Legion. In August, Rohan, 61, became the ...

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Army Infantry’s 1st Women, Heavy Packs and the Weight of History

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The first group of women graduated from United States Army infantry training last week, but with soldiers obscured by body armor, camouflage face paint and smoke grenades, it was almost impossible to distinguish the mixed-gender squads in the steamy woods from those of earlier generations. That’s just how the Army wants it. After the Obama administration ordered the military in 2013 to open all combat positions to women, the Army developed gender-neutral performance standards to ensure that recruits entering the infantry were all treated the same. ...

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All Women Veterans’ Luncheon – November 4, 2017 in Tucson

Attached is a registration form for the luncheon to be held in Tucson for $25.  The contact information is on the form itself, so you will need to print out out. This is a great opportunity for women veterans of all branches of service to connect. Please make check payable to San Pedro Chapter 95 and mail to: Lourdes Cruz 2672 Far Horizon Way, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 (520) 249-7556 Additional point of contact is Margo Campo, (520) 459-0733 (more…)

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22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness – October 19, 2017

Please join the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Mental Health Awareness Coalition at the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness at Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix to recognize and honor people who live with mental illness and come together to reduce the associated stigma! Thu, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location Civic Space park 424 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004 View Map

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Women Veterans Town Hall Meeting – November 8, 2017

Who: Women Veterans, their families and the community What: Town Hall Meeting When: Wednesday, November 8th, 4:30-6 p.m. Where: ACC SW Basement, Carl T. Hayden Medical Center 650 E. Indian School Road Phoenix AZ 85012 Why: An opportunity for Women Veterans to meet with leadership to share information, provide feedback, and have their questions addressed. (more…)

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Induction for Honor House Founder, Brian Mancini – October 27, 2017

Join Honor House and Veterans First in honoring the Honor House Founder, Brian Mancini during the induction into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Honor House Founder, Brian Mancini will be inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame on October 27th, 2017. Honor House, Operation Healing Journey Graduate, Stephen Bradford nominated Brian saying, " Brian Mancini the Founder of Honor House was a solider, a healer, a visionary and so much more to those who loved him and to the Veterans whose lives have been a will forever touched by the work he started. Brian's legacy ...

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Women Veterans Only – Women Veteran Beauty Bash – October 28, 2017 – LDS Church

Join Veterans First Ltd. for a day of relaxation and fun! When: October 28, 2017 Ÿ Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: LDS CHURCH 1835 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016 No smoking on the property, including the parking lot. Services available include: Paul Mitchell Haircuts (Hair must be clean for haircuts) Mary Kay Camelback Medical Massage Techs VA Women’s Clinic MST/PTSD Clinic Vet Center IServe Mortgage WAC -Women’s Army Corp MWAN - Military Women Across the Nation WMA - Women Military Aviators Raffle prizes and much more. THERE WILL BE ...

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Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Event – October 4, 2017 – Phoenix VA Hospital

Join Veterans First Ltd on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Wear purple to show your support for ending domestic violence. Please refer to attached flyer:   IPV Conference PROOF and PRINT (1)

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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Norma Jean Bradford

Norma served in the Army from 1987 to 2017; 30 years of honorable service. During that time, Norma deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has received a number of awards, including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. After her time in the Army, Norma founded Been There, Done That – a company that helps girls and women aspire to reach for their fullest potential in whatever career field they choose. Thank you for your service, Norma!

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The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame to Induct A New Class of 24 Veterans in Ceremonies, October 27, 2017

The annual Induction Ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, October 27th, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Talking Stick Resort Conference Center, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.  Doors open at 11:00 a.m.  The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is sponsored and administered by the Unified Arizona Veterans, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, www.azuav.org. The Induction Ceremony recognizes and honors Arizona veterans who have honorably served their country and who continue to serve and inspire their fellow American citizens with ...

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