This Week In History

 
February 23, 1945 – During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag.
 
February 24, 1982 - President Ronald Reagan announces a new program of economic and military assistance to nations of the Caribbean designed to “prevent the overthrow of the governments in the region” by the “brutal and totalitarian” forces of communism. 
 
February 25, 1944 - In the climax of the “Big Week” bombing campaign, aircraft of the US 8th Air Force (830 bombers) and the US 15th Air Force (150 bombers), with fighter escorts, conduct a daylight raid of the Messerschmitt works at Regensburg and Augsburg. 
 
February 26, 1984–The last U.S. Marines sent to Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force leave Beirut, the war-torn Lebanese capital where some 250 of the original 800 Marines lost their lives during the problem-plagued 18-month mission. 
 
February 27, 1968 - CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite‘s commentary on the progress of the Vietnam War solidified President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s decision not to seek reelection in 1968.
 
February 28, 1994 - In the first military action in the 45-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. fighter planes shoot down four Serbian warplanes engaged in a bombing mission in violation of Bosnia’s no-fly zone.
 
March 01, 2003 - In Pakistan a joint raid outside Islamabad by CIA and Pakistani agents led to the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, along with 2 others. 

 

 

 

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Welcome to VETERANS' OUTREACH Internet Community! Veterans' Outreach is proud to finally have a multi-faceted presence on the World Wide Web. We hope that you enjoy your visit while you learn about us and scan through all that this site has to offer, such as the news links, corporate gallery, store depot, veterans services, and so on. Veterans’ Outreach, with this site, will finally be able to reach out to wherever there are AMERICAN VETERANS, to offer a "beacon of hope", a flame in the night, to our vets in need. We hope to inspire, connect, and help transform a bad situation into a managed opportunity. The development of this Internet project will be an ongoing work in progress. It will be a place where the world of our military, our veterans, and loved ones can come together and be united stronger than ever in "serving and honoring" all of America's heroes!

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Generous Donation and Drop-by From Niles OH Eagles Club

The Eagles Club in Niles Ohio reached out to Veterans' Outreach in December to inquire about services and our mission. After a brief discussion and providing proof of our non-profit status, we didn't hear from The Eagles again until last week.

 

 

Mahoning County Job & Family Services Makes Donation to Support Local Veterans

As winter settles into the Valley, the need to supply veterans with basic necessities is greater than ever. The Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services generously donated a significant amount of basic necessities for veterans in need, including paper towels, toilet paper, and non-perishable food items.

The Dice Run 2014... a run to celebrate (and repeat!)

We are excited to announce the second annual “Dice Run for Veterans' Outreach”!
 
This past September 20124, Veterans’ Outreach and A.B.A.T.E. of Ohio (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) hosted the first annual “Dice Run” in Youngstown, OH with great success! The event raised $1,209.50 for local veterans in need, bringing together bikers and locals for a great cause.
 

Veteran's Well Being Survey: Win Amazon Gift card

In an effort to better understand the health and well being of our country's bravest, East Tennessee University is conducting a survey to help raise awareness on potential protective characteristics that might influence veterans' health. The survey is completely confidential and asks questions ranging from your exercise habits to how many times you have been deployed.

 

The survey will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be entered into a drawing to win several Amazon gift cards.

 

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Jim (pictured right) with VO president John Ely.

 

VO President's 2015 Address

A Charity’s Legitimacy

Since the dawn of Veterans’ Outreach, we have worked tirelessly towards to help better the cause of American veterans and yet the attacks and the cynically charged are still out there.
 

A New Year of Hope For Veterans in Need: 3 Ways You Can Make 2015 a Great Year For Vets

We wish each and every one of you the best that 2015 has to offer from Veterans’ Outreach. We want to thank all of our sponsors that have enabled us to help thousands of veterans last year and the many thousands over the last 20 years!

 

Would you like to make a difference this year? Join OUR TEAM in 2015!

 

Please consider any one or all of the following;

 

Brand New Headquarters Maximizes Space To Serve Nation’s Bravest

There are milestones that are reached throughout the course of a non-profits’s existence, and Veterans’ Outreach has hit one of its biggest milestones to date. The corporate headquarters of the national veterans’ charity has moved its location from Struthers, Ohio to a much larger facility located in Liberty. The building is a sign of new beginnings for Veterans’ Outreach and an opportunity to help those who served from every angle possible.

Youngstown Inner City Gardens partners with Veterans' Outreach To Provide Fresh Produce

Last Monday, Veterans’ Outreach hosted a produce drive at the corporate headquarters in Struthers, Ohio. The produce drive was complimentary of Youngstown Inner City Gardens, another local nonprofit organization that services the community with fresh grown produce.

Four Reasons Why Our 'Home Base' Campaign Hits Home

If you haven’t heard yet, the corporate headquarters of Veterans’ Outreach is moving. After many years of Planning and saving, we were finally able to purchase a building that is better suited to

Top 6 States Where Vets Set Roots

Is your neighbor a vet? After hanging up their combat boots, there are parts of the country that are popular places for vets to call home. Surprising to some, you’re the least likely to have a vet as a neighbor if you live in New York City, Washington DC or Los Angeles.

Unique Program Assists Vets Full Circle For Jobs, Financial Assistance

Lack of employment is one of the major issues facing veterans of all ages. According to PBS, around 9% of veterans are unemployed. That average is higher than the unemployment rate of civilians at 7%. As veterans struggle to find employment, Veterans’ Outreach offers a unique opportunity to employ local vets.

 

Top 4 Ways To Help Veterans' Outreach Today

Like most nonprofits, Veterans’ Outreach depends on public support to help meet the needs of its mission. Veterans’ Outreach works tirelessly each day for veterans’ assistance not only in Youngstown, but throughout several parts of the country. We are a veterans’ assistance organization that exists for the sole purpose of assisting. Sometimes, the organizations who do the helping need help themselves. Following are the top 4 ways that you can help VO today; they’re quick, easy and always 100% appreciated.

 

Veterans' Voices: Kentuckiana

 

As veterans re-adjust to civilian life, advocacy groups can help them examine and solve their problems. One is Veterans' Voices, a nonprofit organization with 113 volunteer councils across the United States.

 

Celebrate July 4th by Giving Back to Our Veterans — Volunteer, anyone?

The BEST way to show your thanks this Fourth of July, to those who fought for your freedoms, is to make a commitment. Volunteer a small piece of your available time!
 
 A volunteer is our greatest, most precious commodity that a charity can boast. They are worth their weight in gold! Here at Veterans’ Outreach, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteering.
 
Contact us and we will show you how!
 

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