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Court decides ‘Blue Water’ Navy veterans should be eligible for Agent Orange benefits

Court decides ‘Blue Water’ Navy veterans should be eligible for Agent Orange benefits

By NIKKI WENTLING | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 29, 2019  WASHINGTON — A federal court ruled Tuesday that Vietnam veterans who served on ships offshore during the war are eligible for benefits to treat illnesses linked to exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange – a decision that has the potential to extend help to thousands of […]

Naval Base Ventura County | African American History Special Meal

Naval Base Ventura County | African American History Special Meal

A special meal will be served at the NBVC Port Hueneme and Point Mugu galleys on 13 February. This meal is open to Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, and DoD employees with CAC I.D. For questions, please call Theresa Miller McKenrick, Public Affairs Officer, 805-989-9234. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Veterans Will Have More Access to Private Health Care Under New V.A. Rules

Veterans Will Have More Access to Private Health Care Under New V.A. Rules

By Jennifer Steinhauer | Jan. 30, 2019 Published in the New York Times WASHINGTON — Veterans who live as little as a 30-minute drive from a Veterans Affairs health care facility will instead be able to choose private care, the most significant change in rules released Wednesday as part of the Trump administration’s effort to fix years-old problems with […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Simi Valley Museum of Military History

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Simi Valley Museum of Military History

All proceeds go to support the VFW Post 10049 Museum of Military History in Simi Valley. The VFW Military History Museum is open to the general public and it welcomes Veterans and Active Military from all the Armed Services. Veterans can come and see displays of WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The Museum also has […]

Helping Veterans Heal Mental Illness through Photography

Helping Veterans Heal Mental Illness through Photography

E.P. Foster Library- will present on Saturday February 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the new documentary “Visions of Warriors” in the Topping Assembly Room. The Veteran Photo Recovery Project (VPRP), an innovative art therapy program at the Veterans Affairs Menlo Park, utilizes photography to help veterans suffering from moral injury, post-traumatic stress […]

The Purple Heart Project | Woodworking for Wounded Warriors

The Purple Heart Project | Woodworking for Wounded Warriors

Woodcraft of Ventura is proud to partner with Rob Cosman to support and participate in the Purple Heart Project. Rob Cosman’s Purple Heart Project Mission: Introduce physically and mentally Wounded Warriors, suffering the negative effects of combat, to the peace and joy that can be found through the therapy of traditional hand tool woodworking. Rob Cosman is a […]

Triple-Amputee Veteran Brian Kolfage Delivers an Inspirational Message for 2019

Triple-Amputee Veteran Brian Kolfage Delivers an Inspirational Message for 2019

Stephanie Hamill | Video Columnist WATCH:  The Purple Heart recipient who started the GoFundMe page to fund President Trump’s border wall shared his New Year’s Resolution with The Daily Caller and offered some inspirational words and encouragement to everyone in 2019. Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee shares how he overcame adversity after his life-changing injury that occurred […]

Ventura County rideshare drivers can now serve passengers at local Navy bases

Ventura County rideshare drivers can now serve passengers at local Navy bases

Lyft, Uber and other app-based rideshare company drivers can now pick up and drop off customers at both Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu and Port Hueneme locations. In the past, rideshare drivers have only been able to access local bases when dropping off passengers with defense department identification cards. The Navy’s new rideshare program […]

No Hero Forgotten: Thousands Participate in Wreaths Across America Event [VIDEO]

No Hero Forgotten: Thousands Participate in Wreaths Across America Event [VIDEO]

Stephanie Hamill | Video Columnist WATCH:  Thousands turned out for the annual Wreaths Across America event held at the Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers, despite the cold weather and rain. The morning started off with an opening ceremony where the national anthem was sung and a prayer was said for the fallen […]

Fundraiser for Team RWB, Red-White-and-Blue, in memory of Daniel Manrique

Fundraiser for Team RWB, Red-White-and-Blue, in memory of Daniel Manrique

The Ventura County chapter of Team RWB, Red-White-and-Blue, will hold its fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st in memory of Daniel Manrique. Daniel was Pacific Regional Manager for Team RWB and a former marine. Doors to CKO Kickboxing will open at 9:00 am. Class will start at 9:30 am with a celebration of life to follow. […]

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