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When: May 15th, 2019— 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: VACIHCS Des Moines Campus, starting by the revolving door
Details: 2K (about 1.2 miles) Walk/Roll to promote wellness activities and support the Homeless Veteran Program. Fun activities will be along the course! Donations to our Homeless Veteran Program are encouraged, but not required, including non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, toiletries, cooking utensils, pots and pans, men’s shorts and t-shirts (new, all sizes), backpacks, and new bed pillows.
When: May 17, 2019, 1:30-2 p.m.
Location: VACIHCS Des Moines Campus, Main Lobby
POC: Dr. Andrew Muth, Andrew.Muth2@va.gov
Details: MISSION Act legislation contains more than 50 sections intended to strengthen and improve VA’s ability to deliver world-class health care. Stop by our main lobby and speak with Dr. Muth and VACIHCS Director, Gail Graham for the most recent answers to your questions. If you cannot make this opportunity, please send your important question, comment or concern to Andrew.Muth2@va.gov.
When: May 18, CHECK IN 8:30 a.m.; EVENT 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: DMAAR - 5950 Village View Dr. #100 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
POC: Register at http://veteranshousingsummit.com/?page_id=612
Details: This event is exclusive to veterans and their families only. Learn about • VA Home Loan Program • Home Buying Process • Importance of Good Credit • Down Payment Assistance • VA Certicate of Eligibility (COE) • Local Housing Market Summary • Meet With Local Housing Specialists • Housing Services EXPO. Click here for event flyer. Click here for event registration.
When: May 22, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Location: VACIHCS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VACentralIowa/
POC: Dr. Andrew Muth, Andrew.Muth2@va.gov
Details: MISSION Act legislation contains more than 50 sections intended to strengthen and improve VA’s ability to deliver world-class health care. Join us virtually on our VACIHCS Facebook Page as Dr. Muth will be giving a brief overview on the MISSION Act and what we are doing here locally. Like us on Facebook and stay tuned for the virtual invite. This video will be posted afterwards for all to view.
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Des Moines VA Hospital parking lot, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
POC: Bob McCarthy at (515) 274-9110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Be an exhibitor or come to see great classic cars and trucks. Food stands, silent auction. All proceeds to veterans. Co-sponsored by VA, PVA and Larry Nehring Det. #103 Marine Corps League..
When: May 27, 2019 at 8 a.m.
Location: Iowa Veterans Cemetery , 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, Iowa
POC: IDVA Main Office at 515-252-4698 or 800-838-4692; or email@example.com
Details: Come join Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and keynote speaker Iowa National Guard Command Sergeant Major Rachel Fails, as we observe our grateful nation's 148th Memorial Day. Supporting participants include Young Patriot's Club, JROTC Red Bull Battalion, and ceremonial performances from individual local talents.
When: May 27, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Location: Resthaven Cemetery , 801 19th St., West Des Moines, Iowa
POC: Cheryl TanCreti, 515-223-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Please join us for a special Memorial Day event in honor and celebration of those who have proudly served our country. 88th ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – “A DAY TO REMEMBER” Military honors by American Legion Hispanic Post #731, Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa, West Des Moines V.F.W. #8879, and Boy Scout Troops #280.
When: May 28, 2019, 8 a.m.
Location: VACIHCS Building 4, 3600 30 th St, Des Moines IA 50310
POC: To register send the below forms to Lori Reynolds at email@example.com; 515-214-4593
Details: On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, VA will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Des Moines for the first time at VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS). This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.