Saturday, February 23, 2019



On Sunday, March 3rd, the movie, IMMORTAL WARS RESURGENCEwill premiere at AMC Town Square Theater, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd, So, LV 89119.  This is a sci-fi movie produced in Las Vegas. The “red carpet” will be rolled out at 6:00pm. 

The movie producers will salute the Southern Nevada chapters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart at the premiere and depending on the number of paid attendees, we may receive a nice financial contribution too.  The theater room will seat 430 and they anticipate a nearly full house.  They will also provide us a table at the entrance to the room for MOPH literature at which we may place a donations jar, distribute violas, greet the movie-goers, answer questions, etc.

Today I met with Joe Lujan (Director/Writer/Producer) and Robert Larson (Executive Producer) of Carcass Studios, who advised me the film will only be shown in Las Vegas on March 3rd and then in a few other select cities.  In June, DVDs of the film will be available for purchase at Wal-Mart, Target and other retail outlets.  The DVDs generate the revenue to the film studio; not the premieres, which are for promotion and publicity.  FYI, tickets must be pre-purchased online (no tickets sold at the theater) for $15.  See Carcass Studios on Facebook for more information.  

I would like five patriots from Chapter 711 and five from Chapter 730 inappropriate attire to attend and help at the premiere (comp tickets for these ten).  We will need representation at the MOPH    table, literature for the table, violas, Donation jar (Chap 711), the US and MOPH flags at the table (Chap 711) and a US flag on the stage (Chap 730) for the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the showing. Those ten patriots should be at the AMC Town Square Theater by 5:30 pm to set-up.  Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm, film will be shown from 7:20 pm to 9:20 pm, preceded by Pledge of Allegiance and remarks by the producers and perhaps some of the cast.

Robert Serge, You should be receiving an email or call from the producers with information, artwork and a short preview of the film for Chapter 711 website, facebook page, and your blog. 

Dan Peterson, please contact Robert Serge (702 715-0558, rserge1@outlook.com) if you wish to post on Chapter 730 website, etc.



Joe Lujan will be at Chapter 711’s March 2nd meeting to tell us more.  

Yours in Patriotism,






Hello Robert, Len ask for me to send artwork and the trailer to our film 'The Immortal Wars: Resurgence” for marketing and promotions. Attached is the film poster and trailer. 

Trailer Link:

Ticket Link:

Film Website Link:

Please let me know if there is anything needed from. 
Thank You 


Joe Lujan
Director/Writer
Ph.(702)470-9759

Learn more about Joe:

Friday, December 21, 2018

2019 Southern Nevada Veterans Legislative Summit January 12, 2019



2019
Southern Nevada
Veterans Legislative Summit
January 12, 2019

The event is designed to provide summary information from the Legislative Symposia, and review current State issues regarding veterans and veteran supporters for the upcoming 2019 Legislative session. The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS), in partnership with the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC), will be hosting the upcoming event in southern and northern
Nevada.
VA Southern Nevada Medical Center
Auditorium
6900 North Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, Nevada
8:15 AM – Coffee and Networking
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Summit

To RSVP, email Josh Loftis at Loftisj@veterans.nv.gov
Or RSVP online at: https://bit.ly/2T58LJd

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fisher House Flapjack Fundraiser jan 12 2019



 Friends of Fisher House pass this on to all your friends and come to join us at Applebee's and help the Las Vegas Fisher House or make a donation to Nevada Veterans Foundation

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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In This Issue: November 13, 2018


November 14 at the National Archives: Remembering Vietnam

 As part of a week-long schedule of activities to celebrate and honor Vietnam veterans, on Wednesday, November 14, at 2:00 pm, at the William G. McGowan Theater, former Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will deliver remarks for a program on support and resources for Vietnam veterans.

Expert panelists include Rick Weidman, ED for Policy and Government Affairs for VVA, and Dr. Linda Schwartz, VVA Special Advisor.
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Vietnam War Veterans' Kids Say Agent Orange Impact 'a Nightmare'

As reported November 12 by Beatrice Peterson for ABC News, More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, children of the men and women who served say they are battling a new war for benefits as they grapple with the impact of toxic exposure which has wreaked havoc on their lives.
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November 15: National Academies Veterans and Agent Orange Report Update 11


The release of the National Academies report Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (2018) will take place at 11am EST on Thursday, November 15, 2018. This update— the result of our years-long grassroots effort which resulted in the passage of the Toxic Exposure Research Act on December 16, 2016—includes the panel’s opinion of the feasibility to study the generational health effect of military toxic exposures. Copies of the report will be available for free download in PDF format from links found at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25137 (link only available after November 15).

A briefing on the report’s content is scheduled for November 15 from 11:00 am to noon EST at the Keck Center of the National Academies (500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001), Room 101. This briefing will also be broadcast over the web—remote participants will be able to view slides, hear the presentation, and participate in the question-and-answer session that follows.

To view the report briefing, join here or through the details below:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nasem.zoom.us/j/552288898
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,552288898#  or +16699006833,,552288898# Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
    Meeting ID: 552 288 898
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ad0u6jmmt0

All are welcome; interested persons who are outside the Washington, DC area are encouraged to participate via the web.

Vietnam, U.S. Complete Cleanup of Toxic Chemical from Airport


Filing from Hanoi on November 7, AP reports that Vietnam and the U.S. said they have finished the cleanup of dioxin contamination at Danang airport. The 74 acres of land, cleansed of the toxic chemical, were handed over to Vietnam at a ceremony. Vice Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh praised the U.S. government's involvement in the cleanup. "It is proof that we are opening a future of good cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and the United States," Vinh said. "Today marks the day that Danang airport is no longer known as a dioxin hotspot, the day that Danang people can be assured that their health will not be destroyed by chemicals left over from the war."
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VA Returns Medical Professionals Currently Serving Unions to Serving Veterans

On November 8, the VA announced it will be moving nearly 430 medical professionals from taxpayer-funded union work back to healthcare jobs serving veterans. The move will take effect Nov. 15, when VA repudiates certain provisions of master collective bargaining agreements VA accepted during the Obama administration with the following unions: American Federation of Government Employees, National Federation of Federal Employees, National Association of Government Employees, and National Nurses United.
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VA Secretary Expects Budget Increase despite Trump’s Order to Slash Spending

As reported November 9 by Eric Katz for Government Executive, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie expects his agency will see its largest budget ever in 2020, despite a request from President Trump for all agencies to slash spending by 5 percent.
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“I Am Not Invisible” Photography Project Spotlights Women Veterans


Women veterans make up ten percent of the veteran population and total roughly two million women veterans. The "I Am Not Invisible" Photography Project aims to instill their joy, professionalism, and service in each photo.
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AARP: Operation Protect Veterans


The AARP Fraud Watch Network is working with the US Postal Inspection Service to raise awareness of common scams that target America’s military veterans, and as such, is asking that if you encounter suspicious emails, phone calls, or mailings targeting military veterans, you report them to protectveterans@aarp.org or 1-855-800-9023. You can take a picture with your phone or tablet and email it, or call the toll-free number and leave detailed information about the solicitation. You don’t need to have absolute proof that an offer is fraud to report it.
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Enormous Solar Storm Caused Hidden US Bombs to Detonate During Vietnam War


As reported by Chris Ciaccia for Fox News, the Vietnam War may have been one of the most unpopular wars in U.S. history, but the massive solar event that took place in August 1972, towards the end of the war, may have caused a greater impact than the government let on. According to a new study published in the journal Space Weather, the enormous solar storm may have actually caused old sea mines to detonate unintentionally.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Soldier uses school project to combat suicide

Soldier uses school project to combat suicide

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Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Michael Barnes talks to a Soldier about the Ohio Vet 2 Vet Network, a website and mobile app with information and resources for military veterans and their families to combat the risk factors of suicide among veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)

Suicide Prevention
COLUMBUS, Ohio — during his career with the Ohio National Guard, Capt. Michael Barnes has had many opportunities to lead fellow Soldiers through a deployment as well as numerous training exercises. He’s also taken to heart the leadership philosophy of taking care of his Soldiers’ mental health and well-being.
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As part of his coursework for a master’s degree in nursing, Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Michael Barnes has created the Ohio Vet 2 Vet Network, a website and mobile app with information and resources for military veterans and their families to combat the risk factors of suicide among veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
“I helped my first suicidal Soldier in basic training back in 1993,” Barnes said. “When I was in my company command, I counseled at least a dozen Soldiers expressing suicidal ideations. It is then that I truly began to realize how bad the issue was and also how suited I was to help.”
Barnes is channeling his passion for helping veterans to get a master’s degree in nursing, which will allow him to specialize as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. As part of his coursework, Barnes has created a website and mobile app to, as his website states, “bring together a wealth of information and resources to combat the risk factors of suicide.”
“I’ve known veterans who have committed suicide and I’ve heard my military brothers and sisters say, ‘I wish that I could have done more.’ I have even said it myself. The problem is that we say it in the moment and then move on with our lives. I decided I was no longer going to move on with my life without doing something,” Barnes said.
With his Ohio Vet 2 Vet Network, Barnes’ goal is to create a nonprofit, build a network of peer-to-peer support groups and, eventually, establish transitional housing and a counseling center. For now, he’s gathered resource links related to topics that can be risk factors for suicide, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness and access to health care.
Barnes estimates he’s put in more than 150 hours of work into the project. His professor for the course at The Ohio State University, Judy Donegan, calls the project “remarkable” and plans to have him present it to health professionals during national conferences.
He’s done a remarkable job of bringing his own passion for his fellow veterans to life for those of us who are not military,” she said. “I want my students to do projects that have meaning, not just projects for a class that will go in a cupboard and sit there. My mantra is you can change the world one person at a time, and that is what Mike’s doing.”
According to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study, an average of 20 U.S. military veterans take their own lives every day. Barnes will be marketing his app to military groups, social workers, and shelters and charities that assist veterans.
“In the military, you’re taught to be strong,” he said. “Veterans are hesitant to reach out and ask for help. I want to provide them with easy access to help when they’re ready to ask.”
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Passing of Senator John McCain

 

08/25/2018 08:42 PM CDT


IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. NR-248-18
Aug. 25, 2018


Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Passing of Senator John McCain

Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.:
"Senator McCain exemplified what it means to be a warrior and dedicated public servant. Both as a naval officer and as a member of Congress, he was a lifelong and tireless advocate for the men and women of the U.S. military.


"He traveled the world to meet personally with Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, to hear what they had to say, and to see firsthand our military in action on the front lines. Senator McCain recognized the sacrifice and hardships military members and their families can experience and proudly served as their champion in Congress. He visited our nation's wounded warriors around the country to offer encouragement and to thank them for their service. Through his tenacious and selfless leadership in the Senate, he fought hard to ensure our Armed Forces remained strong and had the support and resources needed to succeed when placed in harm's way.


"While we mourn Senator McCain's passing, we are eternally grateful for his distinguished service to our nation, his advocacy of the U.S. military, and the incredible example he set for us all."