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2019 National Convention

Saturday, August 3 - Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
407-996-9939 or 866-996-9939
Group Code: Disabled American Veterans
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Upcoming Events
Veterans of America Day - August 19, 2018
14th Army Hope Picnic - Sunday September 9th 2018
POW MIA 24 Hour Vigil  - September 21- 22 2018 

August 2018 Events

Extortion 17 Memorial Ruck

August 10, 2018

08/10/2018 - 08/11/2018 - Extortion 17 Memorial Ruck: All Day
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." - John 15:13 This event is in memory of EXTORTION 17, the callsign for the Chinook helicopter shot down while attempting to insert reinforcements for a unit of Rangers on 6 August 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan. EXTORTION 17 remains the single greatest loss of life in that war. Of the 38 KIA, 17 were SEALs. All were willing to risk their lives for their brothers on the ground. At your challenge, expect the scenarios to build in concert with how the mission unfolded that fateful day. The initial insertion of Rangers, the follow on mission for the Taliban commander, the "Fallen Angel", and the aftermath. Rest in Peace. Participants are requested to bring a laminated picture of a service member who passed on EXTORTION 17. Philadelphia, PA Tough Challenge 08.10.2018 Light Challenge 08.11.2018.

August 11, 2018

Homeless Vets Summer Fest

Homeless Vets Summer Fest: 12:00 am
Ride to Homeless Vets Summer Fest, hosted by Operation Chillout, a homeless veterans outreach.


Saturday, August 11, 2018 Registration: 9am to 10:30am; Kickstands up at: 10:30am

Tramontin Harley-Davidson, Route 80, Exit 12, Hope, NJ

Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ. Free will donation accepted for entry. Bands throughout the day, Vendors, Car Show, Food & Beer for purchase. Vasa Park, Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ.

August 12, 2018

4th Annual Never Forgotten Ride

4th Annual Never Forgotten Ride: 9:00 am
The ride starts at Toyota of Scranton, 3400 N Main Avenue in Scranton. Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. The ride ends in Olyphant with food, basket raffles, bands and more. The ride will benefit first responders in memory of Scranton Firefighter Captain James L. Robeson.

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/neverforgottenride

Toyota of Scranton, 3400 N Main Avenue, Scranton, PA.

August 18, 2018

Operation Beachhead

Operation Beachhead ~ Charlie Butler Memorial Surf: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Operation Beachhead grew out of the desire to provide fun and adventurous beach activities to the most brave and deserving among us; disabled U.S. military veterans. Generally these experiences that we like to refer to, as "storming the surf" are unavailable to the disabled without safe instruction and appropriate lifeguard presence. Entirely supported by donations and managed by volunteers whose sole purpose it is to help enhance the lives of our heroes and those with challenges, Operation Beachhead continues to expand its programs and services to offer a variety of year round activities including winter sport programs providing free services and opportunities to 225 participants. On Saturday August 18th, Operation Beachhead, American Legion Post #184 and Kona Surf Shop in Wildwood, will be hosting The Fourth Annual Charlie Butler Memorial Storm the Wildwood Surf. The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Davis Avenue beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event is opened to all current and past military and their families and is geared to help those with physical and emotional challenges the opportunity to participate in a safe and viable manner. This event is also open to non-military physically and emotionally challenged adults and children.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this day of fun, recreation, and inspiration, please send an email to: janepotoczniak@gmail.com, with subject: Wildwood, or call George @ (732) 986-6462 An idea became a vision; a vision became a mission; and a mission brought Operation Beachhead to life. This life continues to grow through the support of people who wish to show their appreciation and thanks to our veterans. Wildwood NJ, Davis Avenue Beach, Wildwood, NJ.

August 18, 2018

Pirate Day: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ahoy there! Pirates land at Fort Mifflin and skirmish with the British soldiers defending the Fort! Tours, musket drills, scavenger hunt. What do you have to trade with the Pirates? Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA

August 18, 2018

A Night at the Races Fundraiser, benefiting Semper Fido: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us at the 2nd Annual A Night at the Races Fundraiser, benefiting Semper Fido. This lively and entertaining event features video horse races, 50/50, raffles, and dinner, BYOB. All of this fun raises money for Semper Fido - K9 Basics, an organization that rescues dogs that need a home and trains them to be service companions for veterans suffering from PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Contact vicari427@comcast.net or call 856-952-3459 for info and tickets. U.S.S. New Jersey Lodge No. 62, 425 Brooke Ave, Magnolia, NJ.

August 22, 2018

Thunder on the Boardwalk - Atlantic City Airshow

Thunder on the Boardwalk - Atlantic City Airshow: All Day
Free show over the beautiful beaches and Atlantic City Boardwalk! http://www.atlanticcityairshow.com. Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder Over The Boardwalk", 2300 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.

August 22, 2018

Atlantic City Air Show

Atlantic City Air Show: 8:00 am.
Atlantic City Air Show per flyer attached.

August 23, 2018

Beat The Heat Free Movie for Underserved Veterans

Beat The Heat Free Movie for Underserved Veterans: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
eat The Heat with a Free Movie for Underserved Veterans 8/23/18 @ 11:30am at AMC Broad Street 7 Theatres brought to you with Gratitude from Thank-A-Vet, AMC Theatres and Drake's Cakes! AMC Broad Street 7, 1600 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.

August 25, 2018

Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash: All Day
Warrior Dash is the 5k obstacle course race and festival enjoyed by over three million Warriors worldwide. Since 2009, this is the get-dirty race anyone can start and everyone can finish. And once you're done, get ready to party at a festival with a live DJ, great beer, activities and sponsors and the best people watching. 12 Muddy Obstacles - Take down 12 world-class obstacles and test your strength against the muddiest obstacles around. 3.2 Mile Course Length - Venture through mud-caked backroads and uneven terrain as you race over three miles to the finish line All Day Festival & DJ - Enjoy the live DJ, beer, grub, and warrior games all day long - before and after your race. $55 Registration includes TShirt, Fuzzy Helmet, Finisher Medal, Fee Race Day Photos, Festival access, complimentary beer.

Complete information & register at:

Pocono Raceway, 500 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA.

August 25, 2018

No Dog Gets Left Behind Fundraiser

No Dog Gets Left Behind Fundraiser: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Please join us to help raise money and awareness for 'No Dog Gets Left Behind'. No Dog Gets Left Behind is an organization who helps soldiers be reunited with their war torn pups. Without them we would have never been able to bring Kimo home to join our family here in Philadelphia. Event includes: Drinks, Food, music, Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, and a 50/50, but most importantly awareness and funds to help other soldiers be just as lucky as we were to bring home their war-torn friend. Tickets are $30 All you can eat and drink & you will need your ticket to get in.

More info and get tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/250338625524660

FOP Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA.

August 26, 2018

Annual Boardwalk Ride Bike Show

Annual Boardwalk Ride Bike Show - Blue Knights MC: 9:00 am
Sponsored by Blue Knights NJV & Cape Classics M/C The ride starts at The Cape Classics M/C Club House, 337 W. Spicer Avenue in Wildwood. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 per person. The scenic ride will go through Cape May County which includes riding on Wildwood's famous boardwalk. The ride ends with a ride in the bike show. Trophies will be awarded for the best dresser, touring, crotch rocket, cruiser, vintage, and for the best of show.

For more information call (856) 364-6843

The Cape Classics Clubhouse, 337 W. Spicer Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.

Veterans Administration Health Studies 

Grape Juice

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Gulf War Illness

Gulf War Illness

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Water Contamination

Water Contamination

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