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What Veterans Day Is Really About

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 29, 2012 – With Veterans Day coming up, a jeep club built around the military community of San Diego is headed to Big Bear. The 4X4 Corps treats injured Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines with recreation as part of their recovery. Their second annual event – Off Roading for Our Heroes II — will take place in Big Bear on Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2012. The club will bring up Wounded Warriors from Balboa Naval hospital and the Wounded Warrior Battalion Camp Pendleton for Jeep runs. The event will include trail runs, raffles and entertainment on November 10, and all proceeds will benefit injured veterans through the support they receive from the well known nonprofit organization, the Warrior Foundation. Off Roading for Our Heroes II currently has the proud support of the National Forest Service, Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office,  The American Legion, the Elks and Moose Lodges, Warrior Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Last year 28 Wounded Warriors and their families got a much-needed break from hospital rehabilitation. This YouTube video shows one of the American heroes helped by this program: http://youtu.be/QpvHZ-LvyF8 For more information on how you can help please contact Jeff Forrest of 4X4 Corps at jforrest50@hotmail.com or at (619) 990-5098 or Sandy Lehmkuhler from the Warrior Foundation at (619)...

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SB County Supervisors Approve Veteran Training Program

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2012, 3:00pm – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our county, including Fort Irwin and Twentynine Palms where many soldiers and Marines were trained for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, we have numerous veterans who have experienced heavy combat and are now wrestling with the stress and strain on their mental health and on their family lives,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who served as a Marine in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. “This training will help veterans to recognize potential problems in their colleagues and help them implement personal strategies to handle those problems.”  The Board agreed to increase the contract with Trauma Resource Institute by $145,892, which is fully funded by Mental Health Services Act Innovation funds.  The increase will allow for about 30 veterans and 17 contract personnel, military personnel and/or their families to be trained in techniques to control stress and maintain general wellness for those who have experienced traumatic events, as well as their family members. It is expected that those who undergo the training will be able to train up to 200 others per year throughout the...

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Veterans Sought for No-Cost Job Training

San Bernardino, CA, January 16, 2012, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is seeking 50 veterans discharged from the military during the last four years to participate in free job training programs for local green industries. The deadline for veterans to complete their no-cost training and obtain a job certification is March 31, 2012. The program is open to a total of 100 veterans, with 50 of those openings reserved for veterans who separated from the military in the past 48 months. Openings for the recently discharged veterans are still available. The training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries. Interested veterans can apply at the San Bernardino County One-Stop Employment Resource Center in Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31289.mp3|titles=Veterans...

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony Moved Indoors Due to Possible Weather

Big Bear, Ca, November 8, 2011, 12:00pm – Due to possible cold weather storms this Friday, the American Legion Post 584 is moving the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, to the Big Bear Convention Center.  Post Commander Bill Wilson said the traditional celebration that honors America’s military veterans was being moved indoors due to forecasts calling for rain and snow on Friday.  “We’ve never canceled a ceremony,” Wilson said, “and Monica and Anthony Marini were gracious to literally open their doors to the convention center so we can again salute our military veterans.”  County Supervisor Neil Derry, a former Marine who served in the first Gulf War, will be a guest speaker and Post Commander Wilson will read letters from area children to service men and women. The American’ Legion’s Color Guard will post the colors of each of America’s services, and veterans will be invited to stand with the flags of their branch of service.  All Big Bear Valley residents are invited to join with the American Legion and city officials in this annual recognition of America’s veterans.  The Convention Center is at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m for the ceremony.  For more information, contact the American Legion at...

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5th Memorial Run For Freedom Takes Place Saturday

Big Bear, Ca, September 19, 2011, 1:00pm – The 5th Annual First Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom will be held at Snow Summit  this Saturday, September 24th. There is a 5k, 10k, and 15K Run/Walk, with a 1 mile Family Fun Walk, and is an event for all ages and levels of activity. The opening ceremony will start 8:45am with the Marine Corps League Color Guard leading the flag salute, along with a releasing of doves.  It is an emotional but patriotic event and it is a fun way to show your support for our military and their families. All proceeds raised go to the Seven Stars Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, which provides financial and emotional assistance to those who have and are serving our nation. The Seven Stars Foundation also provides local high school scholarships and meals at the Barnstorm Cafe for all military personnel who fly in on training missions. Many of those aviators are now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Seven Stars Foundation began when the seven crew members of a US Marine Corps CH-46 Casevac helicopter was shot down in Iraq on Feb. 7th, 2007 on their last mission. For more information visit...

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