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3rd Annual Ladies’ Golf Tournament

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Still Serving Veterans (SSV) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Ladies’ Golf Tournament on April 28th, 2014 at the Links at Redstone and will begin check-in at 7:00am. This event is a four person scramble competition and serves as a fundraiser that supports SSV’s vital programs and services such as job training and placement services; claims and benefits assistance; and connections to resources for Veterans and their families at no charge to them.

Player fees are priced at $75 per player and include a continental breakfast, lunch, and covers green and cart fees. Each player will also receive a player pack with various snacks and gifts. Sponsor levels are available and range from $100 to $5,000 with varying perks including an opportunity to have one or more team in the competition, inclusion in event marketing, and sponsor recognition during the event. Sponsors and players will benefit from a tax deductible donation.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. There will also be additional competitions throughout the course with prizes available to include a longest drive, hole-in-one, closest to the pin, and putting contest.

Register to be a player or sponsor for the 3rd Annual Ladies Golf Tournament now!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Shannon Drake / phoone: 256.883.7035 / email: sdrake@stillservingveterans.org

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2013 Veterans Day Activities

Friday, Nov. 8
YMCA Veterans Prayer Breakfast, Craig and Steven Hogan Family YMCA, 130 Park Square Lane, Madison, 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for an individual, $200 for a table of eight. Reservations are requested and due by Nov. 5. Walk-ins will not be turned away, but table seating is not guaranteed. For tickets and more information, call 428-9622. Reservations may also be made at www.ymcahuntsville.org.

Veterans Day Dinner, Von Braun Center North Hall, 5:30 p.m. The evening will include keynote speaker Gen. Dennis Via, Army Materiel Command commander, as well as the Hall of Heroes induction, Purple Heart Honor Roll induction and announcement of the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition’s Veteran of the Year. Reservations are required. Tickets are $40 for an individual, $400 for a table. For reservations, visit www.ausaredstone.org.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Marine Corps Birthday Ball, The Westin, 6800 Governors West NW, Huntsville. Reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. Cost is $75 for an individual; $750 for a table of 10. For tickets call Staff Sgt. Juffure Delle at 213-9683 ext. 105, or stop by Kilo Battery, 3506 Memorial Parkway SW.

Monday, Nov. 11
Breakfast, Von Braun Center North Hall. Doors open at 8 a.m. with breakfast at 8:15 and program at 9. Program includes remarks by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Redstone Arsenal senior commander and deputy commander of Army Materiel Command, as well as recognition of Gold and Blue Star families and Heroes Week participants. Cost is $10 for an individual, $100 for a table. For tickets, visit www.ausaredstone.org.

Veterans Day Parade, 11 a.m., beginning in front of the Von Braun Center’s North Hall. Events, to include a Military Walk through Time and the Huntsville Concert Band will be ongoing at Veterans Memorial Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m., until the parade arrives at the park.

Tri-dedication, EarlyWorks Patriot’s Mosaic, Gothic Guild Patriot’s Gateway and Patriot’s Pathway, Historic Huntsville Depot, 320 Church Street NW, Huntsville, 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Open House at the Veterans Memorial Museum off Airport Road.

Corps of Engineers waives day use fees for valid ID holders on Veterans’ Day for boat launches and swimming areas.

OK Tornado Relief Drive

25-28 April 2011 – You remember the reports…

“Officials have confirmed an EF4 tornado swept through areas of Limestone and Madison Counties, where they are continuing to survey damage.  An EF4 tornado with wind speeds of 190 mph started by Browns Ferry and continued to track along U.S. 72 at Tanner to Harvest and Anderson Hills. A weaker tornado was also confirmed along Gooch Lane at Wall-Triana Highway in Madison.  A total of seven tornadoes were confirmed across the state, and the Weather Channel reported six were EF4 tornadoes. At least 210 people have died in Alabama and nine people were killed in Madison County…”

Floods of assistance came into Alabama as we tried to recover from this devastating storm system that literally, “knocked us off our feet”.  But through our perseverance,  and assistance, most of which came from private citizens, not government, we have recovered.  It wasn’t easy.  It was hard work.  But at least we didn’t feel like we were alone.  We had people that came to help.  We had people that couldn’t come, so they sent things that were desperately needed, and appreciated.  We had people sending their prayers and they were certainly appreciated.

Now is your chance to give back, Team Redstone!

Oklahoma has been hit recently, not by one, but two major storms, that produced tornadoes that have devastated Moore, Shawnee, El Reno and the surrounding area.

Team Redstone is sponsoring an effort called “Team Redstone Gives Back”.  We will be collecting clothing, stuffed animals, coloring books and crayons, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items.  Collection points will be set up throughout the Arsenal during the week of 17-21 June.  Please help us, help Oklahoma like so many people helped us.  What you donate will make a difference.

Please ensure that all clothing is in good shape.  You may also include cards with words of encouragement.

Collection points will be set up at the new Redstone Welcome Center, AMC Headquarters (Bldg 4400), NEC-R Lobby (Bldg 3400), Sparkman Center Complex lobby (Bldg 5400).  If you organization would like to serve as a collection point, please let Randall Yeoman know.

Points of contact for this drive are Randall Yeoman, 256-842-9139, randall.p.yeoman.civ@mail.mil and Edwin Smith, 256-842-3028, edwin.n.smithiii.ctr@mail.mil.  If you have any questions or your organization wants to serve as a collection point, please contact Randall or Edwin.

For further information, see the flyer: OK Tornado Drive.  Tell someone.  Do your part!  Let’s all work together to see that those affected by the tornadoes, are once again, OK!

Wear Blue: Run to Remember

Wear Blue: Run to Remember serves as a living memorial to the service and sacrifice of our Fallen Warriors.  The group walks/runs together once or twice a month, and participate in running events around the community to raise awareness and to “remember” our Fallen SoldiersAt each meeting, they begin with a moment of silence, then those that would like, call out the name of the Soldier‘s they are running for.

There are approximately 250 Surviving Family Members of over 100 Fallen Soldiers who reside in the 11 counties surrounding Redstone Arsenal.  It is their desire to run in honor of each of these Soldiers and in support of their Families left behind.  Some members run in honor of Fallen Soldiers they have once served with or have known.

They are now recruiting participants whether you want to run, walk, or just support the cause!  If you are interested please call or email Charity Watral at (256) 542-1208charity@usaeod.net.  Also, to purchase a shirt or other Wear Blue: Run to Remember merchandise go to http://www.wearblueshop.org/.

If you do not wish to participate by running they are looking for volunteers to help with holding flags along the course that honor a Fallen Soldier.  They are also looking for volunteers to help with a Wear Blue: Run to Remember” water station.