Veterans

Veterans and the Veterans Service Office

I want to use this article to talk about an issue that should be addressed as it affects approximately 28,000 veterans and their families -- the issue is our veterans service office.
 
The Veterans Service Office -- what the Veterans Service Office does for us and the challenges that they face in being able to provide services that directly deal with the Federal Veterans Administration, a task that they alone have a unique ability to do above o

Veterans Treatment Court seeks volunteer male mentors

Being a Veterans Treatment Court Mentor doesn’t take a lot of time… and it may change the life of a fellow vet. 
 
The unique piece about Veterans Treatment Court is the presence of volunteer veteran mentors for the participants. 
 
Male veterans are matched with male mentors and female veterans are matched with female mentors.

Nugent honors county veterans

Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)
Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. 
 
The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)
 
Location: 

BOCC honors veterans during special week

The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with representatives of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter No.192

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Oct. 25, proclaiming the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 14, 2016 as “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” in Citrus County, Florida and has designated Nov. 11, 2016, as “Veterans Day” in Citrus County, Florida.

This year “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” has been set aside to honor the Korean War Era Veterans.

Location: 

American Legion post donates to CCSO training effort

Homosassa American Legion Arnold Vern Post 166 Commander Clay Scott, far right, accompanied by other American Legion members, stopped by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Operations Center to give Sheriff Jeff Dawsy a $1,000 check for the CCSO’s training division.

Homosassa American Legion Arnold Vern Post 166 Commander Clay Scott, far right, accompanied by other American Legion members, stopped by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Operations Center to give Sheriff Jeff Dawsy a $1,000 check for the CCSO’s training division.

In prepared remarks, Commander Scott said it’s not easy today being a police officer or sheriff’s deputy or even a member of the military.

Location: 

Twelfth Annual Citrus County Veterans Benefit Golf Tournament

Cynthia Oswald,
Citrus County Public Information Officer

The Twelfth Annual Citrus County Veterans Golf Tournament will be held September 10, 2016 at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club Course for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation, Inc. 

County won't move Inverness veterans memorials

War memorials in Inverness FloridaIf the unanimous vote today of the Citrus County Commission is any indicator, plans to move veterans memorials from the front of the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness aren't going anywhere.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to not go ahead with moving the memorials to the back of the courthouse, where some groups had lobbied for the landmarks to be relocated to.

Location: 

Citrus Chapter of Rolling Thunder, Fla. presents POW/MIA chair

Members of Chapter 7, Rolling Thunder Florida (Citrus County) present the National Chair of Honor to the Citrus County Commission in honor of POW's and MIA's.

The local chapter of Rolling Thunder, Inc., Florida on Tuesday presented a POW/MIA remembrance chair to the Citrus County Commission.

The chair, also known as the "National Chair of Honor" is now displayed in front of the elevated dais on which commissioners conduct commission business.

Marion County loses bid for veterans nursing home


Florida’s seventh nursing home for military veterans will be built in western Port St. Lucie.

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve $17 million in funding for the 120-bed facility, which will cost an additional $27 to $37 million in federal funds to construct, according to the St. Lucie County government website.

The 28.5-acre site was donated by the Tradition Land Company, and is expected to employ about 190 people.

Channel: 
Location: 

County to study feasibility of veterans assisted-living facility

An area of interest to the EDC is in the area where the Lecanto Veterans clinic is currently located, in the Citrus County Resource Center.

Sheriff's Office affiliated with Military Order of the Purple Heart


The Citrus County Sheriff's Office today became the first law enforcement in the state and nation to become an official Purple Heart Law Enforcement Agency.

Fogarty graduated with honors from Navy basic training


FHTNC -- Navy Seaman Apprentice Christian M. Fogarty, son of Bryan K. and Brandy L. Fluegel of Inverness, was recently promoted to his current rank and graduated with honors from U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Fogarty received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.

Veterans Services to change schedule


The Citrus County Veterans Service Department has announced that, effective Aug. 1, there will be no Case Manager available on Wednesdays at Lakes Region Library, Homosassa Library and Coastal Regional Library.

The department said this will be the case "until further notice".

For assistance, call 352-527-5915 to schedule an appointment at the Veterans Services Officer's office in Lecanto.

FBI opens criminal investigation of the VA


FBI Director James Comey confirms that the bureau's Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department.



 

Channel: 

VA facilities' scandal a breach of trust


As I’m sure most of you have probably heard at this point, it’s become clear over the last few weeks that a number of VA facilities around the country have been keeping so-called “secret wait lists”.

Vietnam: America's missing parade

There were no ticker-tape parades. There was no nationally famous photo taken of the Vietnam-era sailor on the dock kissing his girl when his war ended and he came home.

Nor was there any newspaper or magazine photographer to memorialize the coming home on film for these Vietnam veterans. There would be little recognition at all for them.

But now, there's a plan to host a parade to officially welcome Vietnam Veterans home.

Location: 

Navy Seaman Miller completes basic training


April 9, 2014 (FHTNC) -- Navy Seaman Eric S. Miller, son of Bradley S. and Rose A. Miller of Inverness, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Miller completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety.

Veterans could get lifetime passes to nat'l parks in new bill


A few months back, a constituent of mine named David Chilbert sent me an email explaining a few thoughts he had on our national parks.

Specifically, he said that senior citizens currently have access to a lifetime pass for our national parks, available for a fee. Active duty members of the military also enjoy free access to our parks.

May brings Saturday service to county transit


Citrus County Transit will begin offering Saturday service starting May 3, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Saturday service will have the same hours of operation as Monday-Friday buses, operating from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on the same schedule. The fare for the Orange Line is $2 all day, $1 one way.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observed Dec. 7


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will be observed on Dec. 7 in Citrus County.

More than 2,000 Americans were killed, and more than 1,000 more were wounded during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, an incident that marked the entry of the United States into World War II.

Pages

Subscribe to Veterans