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This Week In History
October 20, 1962- Major General Donald McGowan, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and the other Reserve Component directors are given a Top Secret briefing in the Pentagon on the impending crisis following the discovery on October 18th of Soviet nuclear missile sites being constructed in Cuba.
October 21, 1916- US Army formed Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).
October 22, 1918- The new Army Air Service (forerunner of the U.S. Air Force) was organized.
October 23, 1998- An American brokered peace deal was reached at the Wye Plantation in Maryland between Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu.
October 24, 1944- “Ace of Aces” David McCampbell (1910-1996) and one other fighter faced 60 planes approaching US forces.
October 25, 1983 - 1,800 U.S. Marines and Rangers, assisted by 300 soldiers from six Caribbean nations, invaded Grenada at the order of President Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there.
October 26, 1962- At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
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We provide financial assistance for a variety of needs determined through assessment interviews. Needs that we address include but are not limited to: shelter for homeless vets, rent, utility payments for terminated or near-termination accounts, auto repair, clothing, insurances, relocation, glasses, and lay counseling. We maintain an “Outreach Program” for individuals who can not meet mainstream society work demands due to mental, emotional, or physical problems. This program serves a tri-fold purpose. It enables a veteran to earn much needed wages while going through personal issues that prohibit a mainstream position. This program brings awareness to the public of our charitable mission and services, and it is a source of fundraising.
We work with other organizations and agencies that provide aid to veterans in need in order to reach the most beneficial arrangement for each veteran. We make and receive referrals from several VA offices, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Rescue Missions, and other local agencies. Here is an illustration of how we network. The VA Clinic might refer a homeless veteran to us for temporary shelter while they prepare a slot at a rehabilitation center or hospital.
We have been involved with the National WWII Memorial in Arlington, Virginia since it was only an idea. Through our Outreach Program, we register WWII veterans, living or deceased for the Registry of Remembrances. It is a computer database listing those who served and a short overview of their time, as well as a photo if submitted.
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