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FAMILY MAY FEST 22ND MAY 2015

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FAMILY MAY FEST 

22ND MAY 2015 FRIDAY

Family May Fest is a Memorial Weekend Family Event to honor Veterans and the Veteran’s families of Acadiana’s fallen heroes.

The event will kick off w/free live Cajun Music provided by Geno Delafose & the French Rockin Boogie & T’Monde. There will be plenty of BBQ & boiled crawfish available, In addition there will also be plenty of activities for the kids including: fun jumps, water wars, a kick ball tournament, face painting , etc.

At 7:00pm there will be a special tribute ceremony honoring the families of Acadiana’s fallen Veteran’s along with opportunities for the community to volunteer & help out our Veterans by signing up to participate in an initiative to provide rides to help Veterans get to their doctors appointments.

There will also be a raffle held that will help raise funds to train a rescue dog to become a service therapy dog for an Acadiana Veteran suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

It will be a fun family event and a chance to give back and honor Acadiana’s heroes.

Hope to see you there!

WANT TO GO?

The event will be held:

FRIDAY 22nd May 2015 (TONIGHT)
5:00PM-9:00PM
FABACHER FIELD
221 LA NEUVILLE RD. , LAFAYETTE

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VA COALITION APRIL 2015 MEETING

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR COALITION MEETING FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL.

The meeting will be held TOMORROW EVENING at 7:00pm.
It will be held at THE SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY BRANCH LOCATION, located off Johnston St. in Lafayette.

Meetings last 60-90 minutes.

During this meeting we will:
-hear from special guest speaker, Mark Bologna from VA Disability Claims Office in New Orleans

In addition we will also:
-have updates on both our new soon to be built CBOC and the additional space authorized by Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson.

-Interim VAMC Alexandria Jimmy Murphy will also be planning on attending to give us the latest updates.

Please note that these meetings are not only limited to Veterans but all concerned for the healthcare of Veterans.
These meetings are very beneficial to Veterans, their families, friends, etc.

Meetings are normally held on the 2ND TO LAST THURSDAY of the month unless stated otherwise.

Please mark your calendar for our May and June 2015 meetings which will be held:
TUESDAY, MAY 26TH 2015
THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH 2015

All public is invited and you are urged to bring a friend.
Hope to see you there!!!

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HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

 

 
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HELP SPREAD THE WORD…

Please help us by spreading the word about the Coalition and our efforts in obtaining better healthcare for our Veteran’s.

Our coalition is not only limited to Veterans but family members, and friends of Veterans as well as concerned citizens regarding Veterans and their healthcare.

If you know anyone who would be interested in our Coalition please share our Facebook page with them as well as our website.

To learn more about The Veterans Action Coalition of South Louisianaplease visit our Facebook page and our website at www.vacoalition.com

“They fought for us, now it’s time to fight for them”…

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UPCOMING MEETING DATES

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Below are the Upcoming Meeting Dates for the Veteran’s Action Coalition.

All meetings will be held at the South Regional Branch Library Location, located off Johnston St. @ 7:00pm

Meetings last 60-90 minutes.
All public is invited to attend. Please note these meetings are not only limited to Veterans, but everyone who is concerned about Veterans and their healthcare.
Meetings are normally held the SECOND TO LAST THURSDAY of the month unless stated otherwise.
As it gets closer I will have details for the meetings as who will be speaking and such. Hope to see you there!
THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD 2015
TUESDAY, MAY 26TH 2015
THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH 2015
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VETERANS ACTION COALITION MARCH 2015 MEETING

 

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Our March meeting  will be MONDAY 30TH MARCH @ 7:00PM , at the LAFAYETTE SOUTH REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY LOCATION BRANCH located off Johnston St.
Jimmy Murphy, Acting Director VA Alexandria will be our guest to give the details of our CBOC award to Johnson Development LLC.
As you may already know the location will be on Amb. Caffery across from Walmart.
All public is invited and urged to attend.
Please note: These meetings are not only limited to Veterans
Meetings last 60-90 minutes
Hope to see you there!!

 

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Show Veterans You Stand With Them

The Daily Advertiser:

For the full article click the link below:

Show Veterans You Stand With Them

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Veterans Action Coalition Meeting Approaching

American Legion Post 241, 6 p.m., First Wednesday, at The Hall, Gloria Switch Road, Contact: Rudy Bourg, 298-3201

• Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard: first Thursday of the month, American Legion Post 69, 1501 Surrey St., 6 p.m. Contact: Aubrey Milligan 337-278-4460

• 82nd Airborne Association, 11 a.m., First Saturday, at Holy Cross Church, Building C, 505 Broadmoor Blvd at the intersection of Broadmoor Boulevard and Robley Drive, Contact: Randy Vidrine, 288-2730

• Veterans Action Coalition: The monthly meeting of the Veterans Action Coalition of Southwest Louisiana will take place at 7 p.m. on March 30 at the Lafayette South Regional Library , 6101 Johnston St.

The latest update on the new, soon to be built, clinic will be the primary focus along with the promised additional 5,000 square feet to supplement the existing small overcrowded clinic.

Two suitable spaces have been located at the St. Francis building on St. Mary Boulevard. We are not so patiently waiting for the VA the cut through the red tape and lease the space. Yolanda Jackson, Deputy Director of VA Alexandria will be a guest speaker to give the VA update.

• On the first Sunday of the month, admission will be free to the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and Museum.

The USS KIDD is located at 305 South River Road, Baton Rouge. This First Free Sunday event occurs every first Sunday of the month. For more information, please call 225-342-1942 or visit usskidd.com.

• American Legion Post 69 women’s Auxiliary currently has two available scholarships at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. If you are a child or grandchild of a U.S. veteran and attend UL in the nursing or business curriculum, you may be eligible for a scholarship. For more information, please contact Lela DeBate at 337-886-6727.

• The Acadiana Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association Spring Bar-B-Que will be held on Saturday April 11 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 415 Robley Drive.

This event is for our Acadiana Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association members. If you are an Airborne Jump Qualified veteran no matter what unit, we invite you to come to this event and to join our Chapter.

If you were ever assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and are not jump qualified, you are still eligible for membership. An example of this are the non-jump qualified replacements who were sent to Vietnam in 1968-69 as replacements. We hope that you would join the Chapter. If you are interested, in attending or want more information, please contact the Chapter Chairman: John R. “Randy” Vidrine, Home number 337-684-6175, or cell 337-288-2730 or email: jrvidrine@aol.com.

 Smile God is here was founded in 2010 to show appreciation to our precious veterans for all they have done for us.

Our main focus is repairing the homes of veterans in need. We believe in providing a safer and more livable environment.

We are currently partnering with various parishes at this time in an effort to help repair as many homes as possible. The following parishes are eligible for services: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin and Vermillion.

Our Services include: Indoor or outdoor repairs on doors, windows, porches, floors, ceiling, cracks, holes, etc.

If you are a handyman wanting to give back to those who have given so much, or if you are a veteran in need of our services, please contact us. We are also in need of volunteers for noncarpentry services.

For more information please call, or contact us by website. Veronica Mallet, founder/president 337-255-2655 smilegodishere.com

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Boustany: Contract awarded for Lafayette veterans clinic

The Daily Advertiser March 23rd 2015

 

Boustany Contract Awarded

 

 

For the full Article click the link:

Boustany: Contract awarded for Lafayette Veterans Clinic

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VA COALITION MARCH 2015 MEETING

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The VA Coalition will hold it’s monthly meeting for March on: MONDAY, 30TH MARCH @ 7:00PM at the South Regional Library Location off Johnston St. in Lafayette. 

 

During the meeting we will discuss:  

-announcements of our new CBOC location and its ”shovel–ready time” to start building.

-details and location of the 5000 square feet of healthcare space off-campus to supplement the present overcrowded conditions at the present CBOC

 

Meetings last 60-90 minutes.
Please note that these meetings are not only limited to Veterans but all concerned for the healthcare of Veterans. These meetings are very beneficial to Veterans, their families, friends, etc.

Meetings are normally held on the second to last Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise.
All public is invited and you are urged to bring a friend.

Hope to see you there!!!

 

 

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VA Coalition February 2015 Meeting

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The VA Coalition will hold its monthly meeting for February on:

26 February 2015 @ 7:00pm at the South Regional Library location in Lafayette off Johnston St.

Meetings last 60-90 minutes.
Please note that these meetings are not only limited to Veterans but all concerned for the healthcare of Veterans. These meetings are very beneficial to Veterans, their families, friends, etc.

Meetings are normally held on the second to last Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise.
All public is invited and you are urged to bring a friend.

During this meeting we will discuss
-the current status of the long delayed CBOC

Some members of the VA Advisory Board visited Alexandria on Wed. Feb. 4th & spoke with the acting director Jimmy Murphy & deputy director Yolanda Jackson. There will be a report on this meeting during our public VA Coalition meeting.

-correspondences with National Secretary McDonald in DC
*VA Co-chair Skip Palmintier sent a letter to Secretary McDonald. Secretary McDonald responded to the letter and a conference call as held. This call will also be discussed during our public meeting.

The successful bidder for the new CBOC will be awarded by 27 Feb.
(hopefully before).