Tag: veterans

Ten years of helping our homeless veterans

Cindy Mayron This year’s VA Homeless Veterans Clothing and Household Goods Drive celebrates ten years of helping our homeless veterans with its fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. With the start of autumn only days away, it’s a great time to clean out your closets to support the drive, sponsored by The…

Quail Creek to host Navy Birthday Ball on Oct. 12

Paul Engstrom, Quail Creek Navy Veteran’s Association This year, the U.S. Navy will celebrate its 244th birthday, and the Quail Creek Navy Veteran’s Association will gather to salute the greatest navy that has ever sailed the seven seas. All Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard veterans, their families and friends, are invited to attend the Quail…

VA speakers share how our donations are used

The Performing Arts Guild Mixed Chorus singing Back to the 50s at the Quail Creek’s Got Talent show in August. They also will perform a special tribute for Pearl Harbor Day at the PAG Christmas Show on Dec. 5 to 7.

Peggy McGee One homeless veteran is one too many for those who have served, but when there are almost 1,000, many with families, then it’s a major problem. Fortunately, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System—better known as the Tucson VA Hospital—has aggressively addressed this problem, and the number of homeless veterans has decreased significantly over the…

Olbeters are QCVGA champs and Air Force wins the battle

Charlie Shultheis The Quail Creek Veterans Golf Association (QCVGA) held its annual “Battle of the Branches” and “Club Championship” event at Quail Creek on Saturday, March 23. With 76 golfers playing on a beautiful Saturday morning, it was a fun and spectacular event. The format is individual play from either the silver or copper tees,…

Military Baby Shower diaper call

JoAnn Haberer If you’ve ever had a baby in disposable diapers you know how big a dent they make in your shopping budget. The Women of Quail Creek’s annual Military Baby Shower helps out local service men and women who are new parents by providing diapers from NB (newborn) to size 4. But we need…

Attention on deck – now hear this

Paul Engstrom Calling all Quail Creek U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veterans, reservists, retirees, family and friends to join together for an afternoon of food, good times and of course, sea stories. On Friday, May 3, you are invited to connect with shipmates at the Kino Conference Room from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Besides camaraderie,…

Honor Flight Mail Call: thank our veterans

The Honor Flight is taking 75 Korean War Veterans and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials commemorating their service. The next chartered flight from Tucson Airport is April 23-24. On the return flight “Mail Call” is announced. The guardian for each veteran delivers a packet of notes from family, relatives, friends, The Women…

Attention on deck – now hear this

Paul Engstrom Calling all Quail Creek U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veterans, reservists, retirees, family and friends to join together for an afternoon of food, good times and, of course, sea stories. On Friday, May 3, you are invited to connect with shipmates at the Kino Conference Center from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Besides camaraderie,…

QCVGA opens registration for Battle of the Branches

Charlie Shultheis The Quail Creek Veterans Golf Association is sponsoring the annual Battle of the Branches Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, playing the Roadrunner and Quail courses. The event is open to all players. The Battle of the Branches is an annual golf course battle (individual play, net scores) between veterans of the…

Sun Lakes Rotary Club and Healing Vets present the Hooked on Healing Veterans Ride Feb. 23

This rapidly growing ride raises funds that go support our returning wounded veterans. One hundred percent of our ride proceeds go to the Phoenix program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a not-for-profit dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled Veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including…