JROTC  MILITARY BALL
I had the honor and privilege of attending the 17th Annual Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Mt. Diablo High School Military Ball.  Over 100 people were in attendance enjoying the dinner and event held at the Clarion Hotel in Concord.  The cadets were splendid in their dress blues and ball dresses.  I had the pleasure of dinning with the Mt. Diablo High School Principal  and JROTC cadre SFC McGee and SFC Hernandez as well as  Captain Casey J. Brown, Commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Company in Pleasant Hill.   On behalf of Post 246, I presented medals and certificates for Scholastic Achievement to Cadet Ervin De La Cruz and Military Leadership excellence to Cadet Maricela Jiminez. Needless to say, the evening was a great occasion.       by Alan M. Scharlach

(see pictures on our website)

SURPLUS UNIFORM ITEMS
We found some brand-new uniform items (purchased years ago) in our basement storage cage and would like to offer them to you our members at sale prices.

First, we have 2 men's official regular lined Garrison Caps, size 7 and 1 woman's (size 7 3/4).  Catalog price is $48.95, our sale price to you is $32.00 (33% off).










Second, we have four official American Legion patriotic ties.  Catalog price is $15.95, our sale price to you is $10.00 (33% off)



LEGION MEETINGS:

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville, CA 94526, unless otherwise stated. Meetings are held upstairs in the conference room. Lunch is $7.00. Please leave a message on our answering service if you are planning to attend.

925-277-7775

VETERANS VOICES OF CONTRA COSTA:
Join your friendly neighborhood County Veteran Service Office, Nathan Johnson and his co-host Kevin Graves as they discuss issues facing the Veteran Community.  Call in with information you have (925) 313-1170 or email questions to veteransvoices@contraostatv.org.  The show is on the third Monday of every month at 7p.m.  CCTV is channel 32 on Astound, channel 27 on Comcast, and channel 99 of AT&T U-verse.  Streaming on www.contracostatv.org/veteransvoices.


​​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DOCENT PROGRAM!

The Docent Program for the Veterans Memorial Building and Museum guides visitors through the history of our veteran's service highlighted by the exhibits showcased in the building. 

Docent shifts are for 3 hours during the weekdays, either in the morning or afternoon.  You can volunteer for on shift a month or more.  Please contact Art Gaskins at (925) 817-7980 for more information.

VETERANS TO GET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES 
Honorably discharged veterans are getting limited online military exchange shopping privileges as of November 11, 2017.   The Defense Dept announced the change Jan. 13 calling it a way to reward those who served their country and generate funds for the morale, welfare and recreation activities.  The privilege will not extend to purchase of uniforms, tobacco or alcohol products.  EOD views it as a win-win in that it is expected to bolster the exchanges' online retail operations, helping them develop inventory and improve service.

BOY SCOUTS SUPPORT
Alan Scharlach, one of our newest members has volunteered to become our Chartered Organization Representative for all four of the scout groups, Boy Scouts Troop 60 and 888 and Cub Scout Packs 995 and 997.  Alan, Randy, and I had the honor of attending Pack 997 Cub to Boy Scout Bridging ceremony on Thursday, 16 February where 16, yes 16, boys took the next step in their scouting careers.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:

​We have powered scooters, wheel chairs and various types of walkers available to loan to veterans at no charge.  We are here to help.  Call our message center at (925) 277-7775 or telephone Service Officer Leroy Vares at (925) 828-0421.


AMERICAN LEGION LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
As you may know the American Legion is very active and well respected on Capital Hill.  The National Commander and staff are testifying and providing counsel on any and all legislation pertaining to veterans.  Want to see what they are doing?  Want to get up to date and veteran legislation currently active in Congress?  Then check out the Legislative Action Center webpage at    http://capwiz.com/legion/issues/.

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