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Sixpence Fundraiser for Delaware Veterans Trust FundIn a trip down memory lane, Sixpence is back and the first performance of the newly reconstituted band will be a benefit for the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund at Cowboy Up Saloon, 1036 Lafferty Lane, Dover on Friday, October 13, at 8 p.m.

Sixpence was formed in 1973 with founding members Mike Dunlop, Marie Dunlop, Stan Little, Michael Utley and many others along the way, including Lori Christiansen and Wayne Lopez as lead vocalists. They band began playing small jobs back then, including Dover’s Holiday Inn, The Hub, The Brown Fox, Timberwick, The Sidedoor, China Gardens, and Cadeaux’s. “A couple of us were talking about how much fun we used to have and decided to get back together to play 60s, 70s and 80s hits just for fun. We hope to see a lot of old friends at the fundraiser,” said Mr. Dunlop.

This will be a showcase event for the band. Lead vocalist Lori Christiansen has been involved with veteran related organizations and events for years. She is also the permanent national anthem vocalist for each of the three to four annual events put on by Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America, at the County Veterans Memorial Park. She sings to honor her late father, a WWII veteran. Actually, all of the band members have a military connection in their families.

“Cowboy Up has done a lot of fundraisers and we suspect this will be one of our last,” said Felicia Baker, who recently announced she and her husband Jimmy will be selling to a new owner but the show will go on.

“We are pleased this event will raise money for Delaware veterans in need.” She and Sixpence are working with the Friends of Delaware Veterans, the official fundraising organization of the Trust Fund. The Friends is a 501c3 organization made up of veteran leaders from across the state who volunteer their time and effort. All proceeds will be turned over to the Trust Fund.

Cowboy Up Admission will be $10 and there will a 50/50 and a Chinese Auction. Posters will be displayed in area businesses along with a $1 contribution sheet for those who would like to contribute but cannot attend the event. “We anticipate a large crowd and attendees are encouraged to get there early,” said Ms. Baker. Call 736-8500 for a poster or a pledge sheet.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com or call 302-739-2792 for more information on the Trust Fund and how to make a tax deductible contribution.

Operation: Tohidu® is an experiential and educational retreat designed for a growing population of warfighters living with post-traumatic stress, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury, and other service-related traumas.

“Tohidu” is a Cherokee word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit. At Operation: TohiduR retreats, veterans focus on confidence-building, outdoor activities, and group discussion in a relaxed, positive environment, learning proven techniques for self-management of symptoms, stressors, and responses.

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www.OperationTohidu.org

tohidu@melwood.org | 301-599-4550

DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents…

“Blended Retirement System” Workshop

Need information on the new Blended Retirement System (BRS)? Come attend one of our Lunch & Learn workshop sessions!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Anyone who is eligible to opt into the new Blended Retirement System in 2018 and has questions on the overall program should attend this Workshop!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

  • Who is eligible for the Blended Retirement System?
  • When will eligible members need to make a decision?
  • How is the new system different from the current retirement system?
  • How does the Thrift Savings Plan integrate into the new BRS system?
  • How can I compare the benefits of the new system to the current system?
  • Where can I find more information on the BRS program?

LUNCH & LEARN

NORTH: WED, OCT 11 • 11:30-12:30

Biden National Guard/Reserve Center, Room 2077
One Vavala Way
NEW CASTLE, DE  19720

SOUTH: WED, OCT 25 • 11:30-12:30

Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 520. Room 205
Dover AFB, DE

** In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.


No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.  

Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

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DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents

COMMAND YOUR CASH Workshop

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  NO WALK INS; YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

LUNCH & LEARN


SOUTH: WED, SEP 27 • 11:30-12:30
Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 202
Room 213

* In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.

No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.  


The USAA Educational Foundation offers the military and local community the opportunity to be better informed and prepared to make the best financial choices through every stage of life.  Attend this workshop and learn a basic overview of how we all can improve our overall financial readiness.  To lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness for the military and local community, the USAA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Presented by:   Mr. Ronney Wright, USAA

To REGISTER, please email:   Christine.F.Kubik.nfg@mail.mil

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Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

EFMP 1st Responder Open House

DATE:  November 18, 2017

TIME:  12:00 – 3:00

POPULATION: All families with access to the base who have dependents or other family members with special needs. This may include Active Duty families, retirees, civilian employees on base, as well Guard and Reserve families.

PURPOSE:  An opportunity for families dealing with special needs to interact with 1st responders in a fun, engaging and “low-threat” manner.  Exhibitors have the opportunity to share information and resources about their programs.

RESERVE A TABLE:  
Contact Sonya Dyer at sonya.dyer.1@us.af.mil or 302-677-6383.

POC:

Sonya R. Dyer, LCSW
School Liaison/EFMP Family Support Specialist
864 Center Rd.
Dover AFB, DE 19901
(302) 677-6383

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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

LOCATION:  DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON STARBUCKS
WILMINGTON NEMOURS BUILDING
1007 NORTH ORANGE STREET
Wilmington, DE  19801

DATE: November 6th

CONTACT:  302-477-2056 (Appointments Only)

Dear Veteran:

I am pleased to announce that beginning September 19, you will be able to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at the main campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The vaccine will also be available at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in the following areas:  Dover and Georgetown, Delaware; Cape May, Northfield and Vineland, New Jersey.

In addition to our clinical locations, this year the VA has partnered with Walgreens to offer a regular dose flu vaccine for Veterans. If you chose to receive the regular dose vaccine at Walgreens, you will need to identify yourself as a Veteran using your Veteran Identification Card (VIC) so your electronic medical record can be updated.

The flu vaccination does not contain live virus and cannot give you the flu.  If you are severely allergic to eggs, do not get the vaccination.

  • Flu vaccinations are available during regularly scheduled appointments after September 19 or by visiting your primary care team during clinic hours.  Please note there may be a short wait if you do not have a scheduled appointment.
  • Walk-in flu vaccinations will be available at the medical center during the dates and times listed below.  For your convenience, there will be three (3) afternoon and evening clinics.

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

Sept. 18

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm

Sept. 25

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 3

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am –  12pm

Oct. 5

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 16

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 24

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm

If you live closer to a CBOC, beginning the week of September 18, flu vaccinations will be offered to enrolled Veterans during the hours listed below:

CBOC CLINIC

WEEK DAYS 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

Kent County CBOC
1198 S. Governors Ave., Dover, DE

FRI

N/A

1pm – 3:30pm

Sussex County CBOC
21748 Roth Avenue, Georgetown, DE

TUES and
FRI

7:30am – 8:30am

N/A

N/A

1pm – 3:30pm

Atlantic County CBOC
1909 New Road
Northfield, NJ

TUES and
FRI

10am –12pm

1pm – 3:30pm

Cape May County CBOC
1 Monro Avenue
Cape May, NJ

MON

1pm – 3:30pm

Call the clinic:
800-461-8262, 2850

Cumberland County CBOC
79 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ

WED and FRI

10am –12pm

1pm – 3:30pm

Please notify your primary care provider if you have already received your flu vaccination using My HealtheVet.  If you do not have secure messaging, complete and return the form on the back of this letter.  Thank you for choosing VA to receive your healthcare.  We want to continue to make quality care accessible and timely for Veterans.  Please take this opportunity to get vaccinated.

Sincerely,

VINCE KANE

Director

If you have received your flu vaccine elsewhere, please complete the form below and mail to:

Wilmington VA Medical Center
(Attn:  Flu Vaccine Letters)
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE  19805

Name (please print):


Last four digits of your Social Security number:  


Date of Flu Vaccine:


Location:


Name of your VA Primary Care Provider:


Sam Cannon had a dream to teach veterans his watchmaking skills to help give them purpose after serving. The Veteran Watchmaker Initiative held its first class this past Tuesday teaching veterans the knowledge of repairing time.

Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal

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Watchmaking School for Veterans

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