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Are you a mom of a service member, active or a vet? Consider joining our local Blue Star Moms Group!

Are you a mom of a service member, active or a vet? Consider joining our local Blue Star Moms Group!

Are you a mom of a service member (active or veteran)? Do you have a child at boot camp? Join our local Blue Star Moms group! What we do:  • Support each other and our children • Support those actively serving • Support our veterans • Honor fallen heroes and support their families Meetings | […]

D-Day and those who are denied ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ in America Today 

D-Day and those who are denied ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ in America Today 

    By Gail Hubbs Today we celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day that honors those courageous soldiers who either lost their lives that day, or may have survived, but were willing to die. This battle ended out being the turning point to the future defeat of Hitler’s Nazi reign.  It is so moving to […]

Naval Base Ventua County to participate in Exercise Pacific Blitz

Naval Base Ventua County to participate in Exercise Pacific Blitz

U.S. Marines, Sailors and Soldiers will participate in Exercise Pacific Blitz at various training facilities and at sea in the southern California region March 12 – 26, 2019. The exercise is designed to test our forces’ ability to plan, communicate, and conduct combined amphibious operations over great distances. Forces will enhance expeditionary logistic capabilities and […]

September 21, 2018 | Simi Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars National POW-MIA Recognition Day Remembrance

September 21, 2018 | Simi Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars National POW-MIA Recognition Day Remembrance

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Honors Ceremony at the Moving Wall Commences on June 23, 2018

Honors Ceremony at the Moving Wall Commences on June 23, 2018

Together for the first time, the Remembering Our Fallen traveling photographic memorial which pays tribute to the 750 California Veterans who have fallen in the War on Terror since 9/11 and The Moving Wall honoring the 58,479 veterans who died in Vietnam will be staged at the Ventura Government Center from June 19 – 25.  The Honors Ceremony will […]

The Moving Wall together with the photographic memorial Remembering Our Fallen | June 19 – 25

The Moving Wall together with the photographic memorial Remembering Our Fallen | June 19 – 25

Together for the first time, the Remembering Our Fallen traveling photographic memorial which pays tribute to the 750 California Veterans who have fallen in the War on Terror since 9/11 and The Moving Wall honoring the 58,479 veterans who died in Vietnam will be staged at the Ventura Government Center from June 19 – 25.  If you would like […]

The Embers Glowed Softly – A Christmas Poem to those who Stand Watch

The Embers Glowed Softly – A Christmas Poem to those who Stand Watch

By Jack Morgan  The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.  My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights […]

Thoughts on Veterans Day

Thoughts on Veterans Day

    By Mel Mann        We are on the verge of Veteran’s Day and as a veteran it brings to the surface a number of thoughts. During my lifetime I have seen the public perception of veterans, the military and patriotism go through some extreme cycles. There is likely no better time […]

Ash Carter approves final strategy for women in military combat roles

Ash Carter approves final strategy for women in military combat roles

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter approved Thursday final plans from military service branches and the U.S. Special Operations Command to open up all combat jobs to women, medicine and authorized the military to begin integrating female combat soldiers “right away.” All of the services submitted their plan to integrate women into combat roles by Jan. 1 […]

At the Gate

At the Gate

L. Neil Smith There’s an old Air Force fable, possibly apocryphal, that my dad loved to tell, about a young Air Policeman, standing duty at the entrance to his Strategic Air Command base when a military jeep came blasting through the gate. He hesitated only for a moment, then fired a shot at the jeep from his 1911A1 pistol […]

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