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  • 2017 Arizona Standdown

    2017 Arizona Standdown

    The Arizona Veteran StandDown Alliance is a DBA of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness. This StandDown is community-based event where organizations come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State’s homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services. This year’s event will be held on February 9th, 10th and 11th (Thursday-Saturday)....

  • U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

    U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

    This year on Thursday, November 10th the Mesa VFW and our Marine veteran contingent held our annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with our Senior Vice Commander Jesse Chitwood (USMC) as the master of ceremonies. Highlights included a ceremonial cutting of the USMC Birthday cake that was conducted by the oldest and youngest USMC veteran, the USMC Birthday message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, singing of...

  • U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

    U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

    This year on October 15th the Mesa VFW with a few of their Navy Veterans put together for the first time a Navy Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with honors conducted by both the Black Eagles Squadron and the Phoenix Division Sea Cadet Corps., a historical overview, a special visit by active duty  AO Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Portillo, video presentations along with food, music and ceremonial toast for all Navy Veterans in...

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About VFW Post 1760

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Established in 1929, our establishment is one of the five oldest VFW posts in the state of Arizona. Our post’s namesake Joseph ‘Dode’ Morris is the second citizen in the city of Mesa’s history to be killed in action. Our post proudly continues to serve both our veterans and community. Learn more about the VFW, Post 1760 & our hall with taking an online tour by clicking >>here.

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U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

This year on Thursday, November 10th the Mesa VFW and our Marine veteran contingent held our annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with our Senior Vice Commander Jesse Chitwood (USMC) as the master of ceremonies. Highlights included a ceremonial cutting of the USMC Birthday cake that was conducted by the oldest and youngest USMC veteran, the USMC Birthday message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, singing of the Marine Hymn, the ceremonial drinking from the boot, and much food for everyone in attendance.

12 Nov, 2016  Posted by Dan W   No Comments »
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U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

This year on October 15th the Mesa VFW with a few of their Navy Veterans put together for the first time a Navy Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with honors conducted by both the Black Eagles Squadron and the Phoenix Division Sea Cadet Corps., a historical overview, a special visit by active duty  AO Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Portillo, video presentations along with food, music and ceremonial toast for all Navy Veterans in attendance from a ceremonial keg. It was the first US Navy Birthday Celebration event conducted at the Mesa VFW and we look forward to more to come.

18 Oct, 2016  Posted by Dan W   Comments Off on U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration
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Annual Youth Scholarship Competition

Annual Youth Scholarship Competition

Do you know a high school student who could use some help paying for college?

Let them know about the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition! Find out more information at VFW.org > VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

This Year’s Topic: My Responsibility to America

ENTRY DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

We need to spread the word, and we’re asking friends like you to help out. The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

16 Sep, 2016  Posted by Frank 'Gunny' A.   Comments Off on Annual Youth Scholarship Competition
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National Guard Troop Event

National Guard Troop Event

I just wanted to share this with all of you who weren’t able to come help out at the National Guard Deployment event yesterday.

 

First, I want to thank those from our Post who came to help out: Angela Donkers (and her daughter, Heather), and Kristi Kellogg.  I noticed several other familiar faces, Scott Burns and the beautiful Michelle.  Thank you for stepping up and sacrificing part of your Saturday.  In case you want to follow up, the main sponsors of yesterday’s event were Post 7968 (Apache Junction) and District 4.

12 Jul, 2016  Posted by Barbara W.   Comments Off on National Guard Troop Event
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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016

This year we had a great Memorial Day with all those involved. Saturday, we had a great turnout at Mesa Cemetery of about 75 people to help with getting the flags out on the veteran gravestones. And on Monday morning we had a great ceremony that was organised by our own Chaplain Frank ‘Gunny’ Alger. A big Bravo Zulu to you comrade on a job well done!

01 Jun, 2016  Posted by Dan W   Comments Off on Memorial Day 2016
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