Event Schedule

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Camp Dodge Concert Series

When: Most Thursdays May-July, 7 p.m.

Location: Old Camp Dodge Pool Complex, Camp Dodge, Johnston

POC: www.iowanationalguard.com

Details: Visitors can enter Camp Dodge for concerts through either the main gate at 7105 N.W. 70th Ave. or the historic east gate at 7700 N.W. Beaver Drive. Photo identification is required for those 16 and older.

May 23: Cloud Ten featuring Heath Alan (classic rock)

May 30: The Candymakers (team spirit night)

June 6: Gladys Kravitz (classic car night)

June 20: Dirt Renegade

June 27: The 34th Army Band’s Sidewinders group will play pop and classic rock (military heritage night; wear red, white and blue)

July 11: Faculty Lounge (suicide awareness and remembrance night)

July 18: Abby Normal (Johnston 50th anniversary celebration.

Iowa Military Veterans Band Concert Schedule

When: Various dates June-November

Location: See detals

POC: http://www.iowamilitaryveteransband.com

Details:  Glenwood Summer Concert, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00 PM,Davis Amphitheater, Glenwood, IA

American Legion Concert,Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1:00 PM,Bandshell Park, 1st Ave SW, Hampton, IA

Iowa Municipal Band Festival, Saturday, July 13, 2019, Time: 2:00 PM, Herman Park, Boone, IA

American Legion Convention Concert,Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM, Holiday Inn-DSM Airport, 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Fair Concert, Monday, Aug 12, 2019 3:00 PM, Susan B. Knapp Stage, Des Moines, IA

Veteran's Home Concert,Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2:00 PM,1301 Summit St, Marshalltown, IA

Reserve Officer's Association Dinner/Dance -Jazz Band- Saturday, September 28, 2019, Time: TBD,Location: TBD, Des Moines, IA

American Legion "Homecoming" Banquet,Saturday, October 5, 2019, Time: TBD,Location: TBD, Tama, IA

Star Spangled Salute to Veterans, Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00 PM, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA

World War I Honor Roll in Ottumwa

When: June 27-July30

Location: Wapello County Historical Museum, 210 W Main St., Ottumwa, Iowa

POC: https://www.facebook.com/events/366760047291942/, https://www.facebook.com/WapelloCoHist/, https://www.facebook.com/IowaHistory/

Details: The World War I Honor Roll, a State Historical Museum of Iowa traveling display, features thousands of names and corresponding photos the State Historical Society collected from Iowa families who lost loved ones during the war. The society sent out an initial call, in 1920, and then again in 2017, to shore up the official records during the war’s 100th anniversary. The display is the result of that research – and a tribute to a generation of Iowans who sacrificed their lives to the cause of freedom. Admission to the Wapello County Historical Museum is required.Learn more about the display and Iowa casualties at iowaculture.gov/honorroll.

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioners Meeting

When:  July 10, at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Iowa Gold Star Museum, Camp Dodge, IA

POC: Mari Mielke, 7105 NW 70th Avenue Camp Dodge, Bldg. #3465, Johnston, IA 50131-1824, Mari.mielke@iowa.gov, 515-252-4698, 800-838-4692

Details: Public Meeting.

Story County Veterans Resource Luncheon

When:  July 18, at 11:00-1:00

Location: Stevens Memorial Chapel 607 28th Street Ames, IA 50010

POC: RSVP to Tiffany at 515-207-9485 or Tiffany.Tope@dignitymemorial.com

Details: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS WITH: Story County Veterans Affairs, Iowa Veterans Home, Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Senior Helpers, Stevens Memorial Chapel. LUNCH PROVIDED

Quad Cities Veterans Experience Action Center

When:  July 19-20, 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Saint Ambrose University Wellness and Recreation Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. Parking available off W. Lombard

POC: For more information call United Way at 563-355-9900

Details: This grassroots effort will provide veterans the means to resolve pending or new concerns providing a one-stop-shop to access in-person VA and community resources. It is a collaboration between the Quad Cities Community Veterans Engagement Board, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state, county and local organizations in the community. Veterans should bring their DD 214. If you don't have one, help can be provided at the event to obtain one.

VA Services: face-to-face consultations with VBA and VHA, VA claims and appeals assistance, including new claims & claim development, VA healthcare enrollment, Suicide Prevention, Women's Health, TeleHealth, Million Veteran Program, My Health·E Vet, Homeless Outreach, Substance Abuse Program, Audiology, Veterans Experience Office, Caregiver support and home health care, VA Mobile Vet Center/Dog tags, VA National Cemetery Administration, And more!

Community Resources: Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, Goodwill of the Heartland, IL and IA Disabled Veterans Outreach Program, VALOR/Humility Homes and Services, Rock Island Arsenal, USO, Prairie State Legal, Red Cross, HELP - Iowa Legal Aid, IA CVSO/IL CVSO, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 776 and 299, Scott County Health Department, I-Smile Silver, Military One Source, financial counseling, And more!

Veterans Stand Down in Sioux City

When: Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Long Lines Family Recreation Center, 401 Gordon Drive

POC: For more information call 712-255-3808 or click here

Details: This annual stand down for all area Veterans will furnish on-the-spot help, including clothing, community housing referrals, medical triage, readjustment counseling, legal assistance, and women Veterans' services. The Sioux City Vet Center, area Veterans service oerganizations, and community agencies partner with VA in making this event possible. Lunch will also be served.The Sioux City Vet Center

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