A Simulated Deployment Experience for Children, 6-15 Years Old
Next month (October) Operation Kids will gear up for a day in the life at Luke Air Force Base. Children will sample military chow and will be issued military IDs. The mission: to take some of the mystery and fear out of the deployment process for kids with active duty parents. “Operation Kids is a simulation of what mommy and daddy go through when they’re deployed,” said assistant Arizona MAP chairman Vincent “Vinny” Rigo.
When: Saturday, October 25, 8am – 3pm
Where: Team Luke & Camp Thunderbolt, Bldg. 400 & ATSO
Registration: Oct. 4th, 9am-1pm, Oct. 8th 9am-2pm, Oct. 15th, 8am-Noon @ A&FRC, Bldg. 1113
At 5pm on Monday, August 25th Post 1760 member Herman Simonis had passed away.
Services are being held on Monday, September 8th at 10am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. There after at 1pm there will be a Memorial held at the VFW Post 1760 hall.
Mesa VFW Post 1760 is looking to reactivating their Honor Guard. In this process volunteers are needed and the Mesa VFW is seeking any Post member who has interest being a rifleman, and/or bugler to contact the SNCOIC Matt ‘Ole’ Olsen at the Post building or email (contact form below).
9-11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
Nathan Martens Memorial
In late June news reporter Eric Mungenast contacted our Commander seeking assistance with a news article they were putting out, specifically with honoring veterans in the East Valley. Within a 48 hour window Commander Dan Wilson gathered information (bio data) from Post 1760’s website, and active duty pictures from those members the news reporter were seeking and was able to submit most of them by the deadline (one member’s information missed).