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  • MANA House

    MANA House Serves Homeless Vets In Phoenix Arizona


    https://manahouseaz.org/about-us Formerly known as Madison Street Veterans Association, the MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House is a peer-support organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans. We help support veterans rebuilding their lives by providing support from our staff and partners.' Vision Alone, the challenge of homelessness is daunting. Together, no one is alone and we can overcome any obstacle. Together we can bring an end to veteran homelessness. Mission MANA House... Full story

  • Jimmy Stewart


    Publisher's Note - I recently saw "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" with Jimmy Stewart. In today's times people everywhere could benefit from seeing this movie. We are at a crossroads with our country. Which ever direction our country goes in this struggle will be felt around the world. This movie points out how one man can change the course of history. It also points out the need for every citizen to be constantly on the lookout for corruption in our government. This Veteran Served In Many Roles... Full story

  • Audie Murphy

    Dennis McCarthy, Los Angeles Times on April 15, 2010|Jun 1, 2023

    Another example of the Greatest Generation. Bless them all. Before we get to Audie Murphy's wife, some background on her husband. He was born in rural Farmersville, Texas, and was only 46 years old when he died in a plane crash in the Virginia Mts. He was bothered from PTSD after he came back from War II, and it affected him all his life. Few young people know who Audie Murphy was or how big a war hero he really was. He was born into a poor sharecropper family in rural Texas. He started picking... Full story

  • Duties of a Chaplain

    Tom Cole Marine Retired, AZBW WOT Special Features Writer|Jun 1, 2023

    In years past being a Chaplain in any service organization was usually pretty simple. You would do the standard prayers at meetings, blessings at dinners, the 7 o'clock toast, provide counseling to people for mostly mundane events and just generally help out people around you. It involved helping families of veterans to occasionally put to rest their loved ones, which were often rare events. And may I mention that Chaplains are, for the most part, ignored by the hierarchy of most organizations;... Full story

  • American Sportfishing Association

    American Sportfishing Association, Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director|Jun 1, 2023

    Industry leaders bring experience and perspective to address issues that impact the recreational fishing industry and fisheries conservation Alexandria, VA – June 23, 2023 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2023. ASA is the national trade association that represents the sportfishing industry. The association has six regions: West, South Cen... Full story

  • On The Cover May 2023

    Carol L. Allen

    You - the people, the citizens, the patriots, the Americans - all are the wind beneath our country's wings. With your loyalty and support, our eagle flies free, unencumbered by a divided citizenry, destructive politics, and weak leadership. It is up to you: Be a strong wind beneath our country's eagle or let it falter and fall. This Memorial Day we salute those who did not let the eagle fall: our veterans. Be Heard! These are five ways to get help when you need it. Lake Powell, Lake Mead Rising... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    Many nations around the world observe some kind of Armed Forces Day to honor their military forces. It is celebrated in the United States as a day to appreciate all active duty service members. This day is not to be confused with Veterans Day or Memorial Day....  Website

  • Veterans Page

    Before Memorial Day in 1922, VFW conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today. During our 1923 encampment, we decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. The next year,... Full story

  • Faces Of CNIC Mac Ralph Deines

    Coleen R. San Nicolas-Perez Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs|Apr 1, 2023

    Faces Of CNIC: Mac Ralph Deines ‘Success At CNIC Equals Success At Any Other Command’ From Coleen R. San Nicolas-Perez Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs Editor’s Note: This is a special edition of Faces of CNIC in recognition of the 130th birthday of the Navy’s chief petty officer. Chief Master-at-Arms Ralph Deines considers himself “nobody special.” Well, with all due respect to Chief Deines, the rest of us disagree. There is something distinctive about Deines that makes him... Full story

  • Men, Like Nations, Think They're Eternal

    WOOT|Dec 1, 2022

    INTERESTING ESSAY Author UnKnown Men, like nations, think they're eternal. What man in his 20s or 30s doesn't believe, at least subconsciously, that he'll live forever? In the springtime of youth, an endless summer beckons. As you pass 70, it's harder to hide from reality....as you lose friends and relatives. Nations also have seasons: Imagine a Roman of the 2nd century contemplating an empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East, thinking: This will endure forever.... Forever was about... Full story

  • Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

    On The Cover November 2022

    Carol L Allen

    November is also a month to express our gratitude. As John Anderson writes, dogs are a key to both hunting success and rewarding companionship. I second that as I have had the honor of living with dogs many years of my life and will always remember my first dog a little black English cocker spaniel - Sammy - who was an excellent hunter and my best friend growing up. This article is featured because it is bird-hunting season, and the best luck for a hunter will be to go into the field with a... Full story

  • VFW 3513 Alley Cat Rescue

    VFW 3513 Alley Cats Project

    Marianne Cole, Secretary, VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary|Nov 1, 2022

    In Scottsdale,Ariz., just south of Thomas Road, there resides a community of cats tucked away in the back parking lot and alleyway of the VFW Post 3513. These cats live and lounge on three different three-and four-tiered cat houses brought in by caring members of the community. But when spooked, they disappear into their hiding places. It was just two years ago when VFW Post Auxiliary members, spearheaded by Senior Vice President Jim Allen, made it their mission to care for the growing cat... Full story

  • Purple Heart Medal Recipients Eligible

    Purple Heart Medal

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2022

    Significant discounts are available for Purple Heart recipients and disabled veterans. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proud to announce a special benefit for Arizona veterans who have received the Purple Heart medal. A Purple Heart recipient who has been an Arizona resident for at least one full year is eligible to purchase a state combination hunt and fish license for 50 percent off the standard price. This went into effect in late September. A Purple Heart recipient will be... Full story

  • Bringing Back The '60's

    Tom Cole|Oct 1, 2022

    Since the 1960's, which I must admit I was there, the liberals (read that as today's Progressives) have been trying to bring back the 1960's. You, know,the fun times of the riots, the fires, the murders, the lawlessness, the racial inequality, and hatred that came with it just so that they could maintain political power. Yup, Good old liberal times and good old socialism. Well Congrats Progressives!!! Success! In the past there has been Fascist Socialism (Italy), National Socialism (Nazis),... Full story

  • Downstream Events Calendar October 2022

    Carol L Allen

    Downstream is a list of upcoming events in Arizona. An opportunity for you and your family t plan ahead to enjoy the best that Arizona has to offer. October 11 Deadline For Applications The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting applications for 2023 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and raptor capture. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on "Apply for a Draw." For an overview of the application service, including license requi...  Website

  • U. S. Flag Retirement Ceremony


    From left, Scouts Brian Giorlando, Thomas Giorlando, and VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary member retrieve 242 used flags to be retired honorably on Veterans' Day. The public is welcome to attend this meaningful ceremony; email Eagle Scout Thomas for details: giorlandothomas@gmail.com.... Full story

  • VFW 3513

    Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

    Tom Cole Marine Retired, Special Features Writer

    Publishers Note - With all that is going on in our world today I wanted to highlight one of the good things. We are looking forward to the next one. Now that he was tasting the freedom that American's took for granted, .... Independence by Dana Fuller Ross These marines never took that freedom for granted. Welcome home. Thank you for your service. You Are Invited To The Ball That Honors 247 Years The 'Corps – soldiers of the sea, green amphibious monsters who will attack from the foam of the o... Full story

  • Gone Fishing

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2022

    There are so many opportunities to enjoy angling in Arizona. Here are a few to add to your tackle box. Editor's Note: Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Arizona; both tournaments and fun family angling events are available almost every month of the year. There is not room here to even begin to cover them all, but here are a few sites to check for upcoming events. Arizona Game & Fish Department Volunteer The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help buil... Full story

  • MANA House

    MANA House

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2022

    MANA house is for Marine, Army, Navy, and Air Force vets who need a helping hand. Far too many veterans are homeless. At MANA House, we offer a safe place to start over for veterans experiencing homelessness in Phoenix. Once they reach stability and move on to permanent housing, we do our best to send them off equipped with a Welcome Home Kit. Learn about these kits, the important role they play in veteran housing success, and how you can help. https://www.catholiccharitiesaz... Full story

  • VFW-Auxiliary-Scholarships

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2022

    Pass This On To The Students You Know Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Auxiliary invite students to enter and express their appreciation of our veterans in writing, in recording, or in an art form. Excerpts From A Letter From Laurie Sparwasser Scholarship Program Chair Hi! My name is Laurie Sparwasser. I am thrilled to chair the Scholarship Program again this year for President Marvie's "Boots on the Ground for Our Veterans" year. I really love this program of the VFW... Full story

  • Purple Heart Recipients Eligible

    Purple Heart Recipients Eligible 


    Sept. 26, 2022 The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proud to announce a special benefit for Arizona veterans who have received the Purple Heart medal. Effective Sept. 26, 2022, a Purple Heart recipient who has been an Arizona resident for at least one full year will be eligible to purchase a state combination hunt and fish license for 50 percent off the standard price. A Purple Heart recipient will be required to complete an application and provide proof to the department that the... Full story

  • Veterans Charities

    Carol L Allen

    In 2022, K9s For Warriors intends to establish Arizona as the headquarters for its West Coast Operations. Editor's Note: Although there are many ways to help and honor our veterans, here is a summary (in no particular order) of some. Even though there are some ratings -- by letter -- below, this publication does not recommend any one above another; that is for individuals to decide. Some Top Choices Among Veterans Charities Armed Services YMCA of the USA (A) Who We Are: The Armed Services YMCA (... Full story

  • A Lifetime of Your Parents, Grandparents

    WOOT|Aug 1, 2022

    We certainly were the lucky ones, in so many ways: Obviously some of you don’t fall in this age group but your parents and/or your grandparents do and this will help you appreciate what they endured in their lifetime. Interesting Facts: IF you were born in the 1930s to the mid 40s - you exist as a very special age group. You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900s. You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the i... Full story

  • Guns, Gun Safety, More

    Tom Cole|Jul 1, 2022

    I am a legal gun owner. I have owned guns for years and have many according to some people's estimates. Being a legal gun owner is a heavy responsibility. It starts with ensuring you know how to properly use the weapon and adhering to the five basic safety rules: 1. All firearms are considered loaded (never assume anything – check it). 2. Always point firearms in a safe direction until on a target and ready to fire. 3. Always keep your trigger finger off the trigger until ready to fire. 4. A... Full story

  • Military Branch Birthdays

    Carol L Allen

    These are the guardians of our country - on land and sea and in sky and space. Birthdays are all about celebrating the birth of those we love and respect. That is why we take the time out to invite friends over, plan parties, bake birthday cakes, and sing loudly to the guest of honor. It is certainly no different with a military birthday. We celebrate each branch and its birthday because we are proud of our military members and what they represent. Below is a quick guide (in chronological... Full story

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