Retiree program set at Minot AFB
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - The annual Military Retiree Appreciation Program will be held at Minot Air Force Base Sept. 12.
A social hour will begin at noon at the Jimmy Doolittle Center, followed by speakers and an information fair beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics including a health care update from TriWest.
Col. Jeffrey Neischel, vice commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, said the men and women of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing are sponsoring the event to say thank you to military retirees for their service given and sacrifices they have made for this country. The event is also being held to update those attending on issues of importance to retirees.
For more information call the Retiree Activities Office at 723-3440.
Information fair for vets Sept. 4
BELCOURT The Rolette County Info Fair for Veterans will be held Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 124 at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt.
Representatives from a number of veterans organizations will be available at informational booths. There will also be break out sessions on Agent Orange, Veterans Administration benefits and Gatekeeper.
The North Dakota Veterans Affairs and Minot Vet Center are coordinating the event. For more information call the Minot Vet Center at 852-0177 or Brenda Bergsrud at 318-8575.
New veterans orientation
An orientation for new veterans will be held Sept. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ex-Servicemen's Room in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot. The event is sponsored by Minot Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Representatives will be available to provide information about services. Spouses of veterans are encouraged to attend.
To reserve a spot, call 727-9800.
Veterans Stand Down event
The North Central Veterans Stand Down, an event for homeless and in-need veterans, will be held Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Minot.
Information and assistance will be available including on veterans benefits, health care, food, clothing, employment and housing assistance, personal care service, hygiene items, counseling and legal service. VA ID card pictures will be taken.
If possible, veterans should bring their DD214 or VA card as proof of veterans status.
For more information or to volunteer at the event contact Kelli Weiand, military outreach specialist, at colleen.y.weiand.nfg
@mail.mil or call 340-2779.
The Armed Forces Reserve Center at 3420-2nd St. NE, near the Dakota Territory Air Museum.
Flu shots available at Minot VA clinic
The Minot VA Clinic will give flu shots Sept. 25, and Oct. 2, 8, 15, 22 and 30. Shots will be given from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Appointments can be made by calling 727-9800. Veterans must be registered with the VA to get shots.