San Luis Obispo, California Veterans and Family Resource Fair – June 1, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday June 1, 2019

10:00am – 2:00pm

Cuesta College SLO Main Campus

VETERANS and FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR

The SLO Veterans Services Collaborative (SVSC) is bringing together all our local veterans services and community resources into one big day. Veterans, Active Military and their Families will find the contacts they need to secure VA benefits, to find better employment and to get information with housing rentals and purchases.  We will have workshops on spousal rights, education opportunities, health clinics, financial planning and more.  There will be games for kids, activities for spouses and food available.

Registrations for resources, agencies or groups who wish to provide or attend this event, begin immediately.  Please keep an eye out for registration forms coming by email or feel free to contact us anytime.

 For more information or to sign up as a resource:

slovsc1@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/slovsc

Paul Worsham

paul@worsham.com

 Visit the CalVet website at www.calvet.ca.gov.

Memorial Day coast to coast, American Legion-style

Memorial Day coast to coast, American Legion-style

As the nation remembers those members of the military no longer with us this weekend, American Legion Family members across the nation are stepping up to lead Memorial Day observances in their communities, towns and cities. The events include parades, ceremonies and the placing of U.S. flags on veterans’ graves – along with a few less-traditional events.

https://www.legion.org/honor/245707/memorial-day-coast-coast-american-legion-style

West Maui Veterans Club Annual Memorial Weekend Event

The West Maui Veterans Club, Inc. is going to hold its annual Memorial Weekend event on Saturday the 25th of May at 10:00 a.m. This event has been held earlier than the Makawao Veterans Cemetery event as it is a focus event with special interest to West Maui residents. Traditionally, this has been an in-club exclusive event but this year it is open to all. Leading the event will be M.C. Bo Mahoe, 1st Air Calvary Viet Nam. Chief Speaker will be Janna Hoehn, of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Fund. Music by Melemai Kapu’uwaimai. Marilyn Kim, Director. Bobby Lee, Elocutioner, giving recognition to all our local participants in 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat team and those who served in Korea.

USS Arizona Memorial Dock Update

Subject: USS Arizona Memorial Dock Update

Aloha.

We are writing to provide you with our monthly update on the current status of the repair of the USS Arizona Memorial and its dock. In our previous communication, on March 28, we informed you that we had awarded the contract. We will send you updates by the end of each month, or sooner if we achieve a significant milestone. A similar email is being sent to your staff in Washington.

Memorial Dock Update:

The contractor, Silver Mountain Construction LLC, is thus far on track with timely submittals. The NPS received insurance and bond information from the contractor, as well as the list of subcontractors they will be using on the project. The NPS issued the Notice to Proceed to the contractor on April 4.

The NPS has approved all requisite associated pre-construction plans (Water Quality Management, Waste Management, Spill Prevention, Survey Plan for ESA-listed Species, Site-Specific Best Management Practices, Construction Site Plan, Traffic Control Plan, and Staging/Laydown Area Plan). These plans have been forwarded to regulatory agencies, where applicable, such as the State of Hawaii for review of Water Quality Management, and the US Navy for review of traffic/construction/staging in Pearl Harbor waters.

Other pre-construction activities, such as the approval and procurement of materials for the repair, are ongoing.

The next major milestone is a pre-construction meeting with the NPS, US Navy, the contractor, and applicable subcontractors scheduled for the second week of May. Mobilization in the field will occur after this meeting, with on the ground construction projected to begin the week of May 22.

Shoreside Dock Update:

The US Navy conducted a shoreside dock inspection last month and it was determined that the dock is still anchored to the harbor floor. Thus it is not at risk to break away and create a navigation hazard, as was feared. The NPS and the US Navy, with engineers from both agencies, are now considering alternatives for keeping the dock in place rather than removing it.