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Korean War/Korea Service Veterans

Skip and Judy

The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, April 25, in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to welcome Sun Lakes resident Mr. Sid Singer. Mr. Singer served his first mission in World War II as a 21-year-old top turret…

Annual VFW 8053 Buddy Poppy Ball set for March 11

Thaddeus Rose

The Sun Lakes VFW Post 8053 invites you to the 2017 “Buddy Poppy Ball” to help us celebrate another outstanding year of service to our veterans and to our community. In recognition of the Sun Lakes community’s contribution to our efforts, we would like any Sun Lakes residents and their guests to celebrate with us…

East Valley Marines induct new 2017 officers

Dave Lott is sworn in as Commandant of the East Valley Marines by Pat Connell from the

Denise Lott Elected and appointed officers for 2017 were inducted at a ceremony during the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, monthly meeting. Pat Connell, Department of Arizona Commandant of the Marine Corps League, was on hand to do the swearing in. Elected officers are Dave Lott (commandant), Pat Rice (senior vice commandant), Rich Williams (junior…

Help Veterans in need

Annual golf tournament sponsored by East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296

Denise Lott East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, is sponsoring their fourth annual golf tournament to benefit our Arizona service members. The tournament is on April 7 at the Oakwood Country Club. It is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. You will also get a chance to mingle with several of the…

Desert Navy Club announces March speaker

David L. Riggall The Desert Navy Club at SunBird Golf Resort meets the third Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lakeview Room. The March speaker is Rear Admiral James Symonds speaking on the 4,000 flight hours logged during his career in an A-6 Intruder. The club membership is made up of Navy,…

Korean War/Korea Service Veterans news

Pictured (left to right): Commander Leon Johnson and January guest speaker Anda Vranjes

The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, March 28, in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to welcome back Elaine Poker-Yount, Community Liaison from Visiting Angels, columnist for the Arizona Republic and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Elaine will present…

Blue Star memorial dedication, February 11

Blue Star Memorial plaque honoring our veterans.

A Blue Star Memorial plaque has been installed in the flagpole pavilion in front of the Sun Lakes Country Club by the Weeders Garden Club to honor all men and women who have served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. This memorial will be dedicated on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 1:00…

WWII veteran briefs Aero Club

Gary Vacin “The sky was full of flak and I could hear it banging against the aircraft.” That’s how Sun Lakes resident Sid Singer described his first mission as a 21-year-old top turret B-24 gunner on a mission over BlackHammer, Germany in 1944. Singer spoke to a crowd of 96 persons attending a Sun Lakes…

VFW Auxiliary Post 8053

Janice Cournoyer Are you interested in being part of an organization that directly supports America’s Veterans? Membership in the VFW Auxiliary is an excellent way to show your support! The VFW Auxiliary started with a small group of women who wanted to serve veterans. Today, there are nearly 470,000 members across the country with a…