Event Schedule

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Disclaimer: This page contains information that may be useful to currently serving military members, veterans, and families. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is redistributing these events to assist in reaching a wider distribution population. Please check your event request for errors prior to submission. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is not responsible for errors submitted.

 

Marine Corps League/Auxiliary Meeting/Dinner

When: 1 March 2017

Location: Mid-Iowa Council Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, Iowa

POC: Commandant George Kline, (515) 314-9955, sgtklineusmc6369@gmail.com

Details: Larry Nehring Detachment and Auxiliary Unit monthly dinner 1st Wed. 6:30 p.m., followed by meetings at 7:30.

Blue Grass American Legion Post 711 Pancake Breakfast

When: 4 March 2017, 6:30am-10:00am

Location: American Legion Post 711, 106 South Juniata Street, Blue Grass, IA

POC: Adjutant Wayne Kraft, (563) 326-4670, ialegion.post711@gmail.com

Details: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, Homemade Syrup, Cinnamon Rolls and Biscuits & Sausage Gravy. Visit the Post website at: www.al711iowa.com.

Operation Engage America-Davenport Iowa

When: Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:00am-2:00pm

Location: St Ambrose University, Rogalski Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa

POC: Mitch and Lindsey Chapman Lisa Naslund or Greg Paulline, (563) 275-6568, chapmans@operationengageamerica.org

Details: Expanding to Eastern Iowa, partnering with Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 776, Bettendorf, Iowa! Veteran, Military, First Responder, Community members, and their Families Resource Fair, providing support, awareness, education and resources for those living with PTS and TBI and for those in the community who want to support them. If you would like to participate as a valuable resource, please contact Mitch and Lindsey Chapman, Greg Paulline ghpaulline@mc or Lisa Naslund.

Inaugural Statewide PTSD Awareness Conference

When: 29 March 2017, 9:00am-2:00pm

Location: University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union, 063 Maucker Union, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0167, Cedar Falls, Iowa

POC: Chris Kennedy,(319) 273-3040, kennecad@uni.edu

Details: The UNI Veterans Association is hosting the Inaugural Statewide PTSD Awareness Conference. This conference will cover PTSD that originates not only from military experiences but also sexual assault and other traumas. For more information: https://uni.edu/military/inaugural-ptsd-awareness-event.

Blue Grass American Legion Post 711 Pancake Breakfast

When: 1 April 2017, 6:30am-10:00am

Location: American Legion Post 711, 106 South Juniata Street, Blue Grass, IA

POC: Adjutant Wayne Kraft, (563) 326-4670, ialegion.post711@gmail.com

Details: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, Homemade Syrup, Cinnamon Rolls and Biscuits & Sausage Gravy. Visit the Post website at: www.al711iowa.com.

Operation Engage America- Sioux Center, Iowa

When: Saturday, 22 April 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: All Seasons Center, 770 7th St. NE , Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

POC: Lisa A Naslund, (515) 984-0661, lisa@operationengageamerica.org

Details: Time: 10:00 AM-2:00PM-Free Open House The focus of the fair is to help connect veterans, their families, and first responders with organizations like yours that provide resources, programs and services related to PTS, TBI, and a host of other transitional issues. This important event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Vendor participation at the event is free of charge!Please contact Lisa Naslund if you would like to participate as a resource.

Operation Engage America-Council Bluffs, Iowa

When: Saturday, 29 April 2017

Location: Community of Christ Church, 140 W Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, Iowa

POC: Lisa A Naslund, (515) 984-0661, lisa@operationengageamerica.org

Details: The focus of the fair is to help connect veterans, their families, and first responders with organizations like yours that provide resources, programs and services related to PTS, TBI, and a host of other transitional issues. This important event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Vendor participation at the event is free of charge! Vendor participants in lieu of a fee, are requested to provide a min $25.00 door prize item and free small items to be given to attendees for the tote bags provided to them.

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

When: 5 May 2017, 11:00am

Location: Vietnam Memorial, Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, (Polk) IA, 50319

POC: Meghan Larkins, Outreach Coordinator IDVA, 515-727-3442, Meghan.Larkins@iowa.gov

Details:

Masons & Veterans Trout Fishing Event

When: 13 May 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Bailey's Ford Recreation Area, 2379 Jefferson road, Manchester , Iowa

POC: John Mikelson, (319) 321-1387, Jmikelson16@gmail.com

Details: Join us for a day of trout fishing. The Masonic Lodges are supplying the poles, bait and the Disabled Veteran's Lifetime Hunting & Fishing License if you don't already have one DNR stocks the river that day.

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255