Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

From the Legion Magazine.


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Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Richard Johnson is an old-school war artist. He’s walked the hard miles in Iraq and Afghanistan, shunning the camera for pencil and sketchbook, speedily yet meticulously recording soldiers at war and peace in shades of grey.

His work has toured the United States, it is in the permanent collections of Washington’s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia and now it is part of a military-themed art exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Gaps in long-term care noted by ombudsman

Gaps in long-term care noted by ombudsman

Story by Sharon Adams

Some elderly and disabled veterans are falling into a gap between support provided to help them remain in their homes as long as possible and entry into long-term care, says Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent.

The Veterans Independence Program (VIP), which helps pay for housekeeping and yard work, is not enough support for some veterans who need extra help to continue to live independently, says his report, Continuum of Care: A Journey from Home to Long-Term Care.

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This week in history
This Week in History

February 8, 1945

Bitter fighting occurs with the launch of Operation Veritable, the Canadian Army’s assault on the Rhineland.

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Hearing Life Advantage

Arkansas Division Annual Inspection 2018 Invitation

Note this up-coming event from our sea cadets (a PDF of this invitation is available here).


We extend our greetings by way of Invitation to

Come have a Maritime

with the

United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

LTJG Gabriel Mikulich – Commanding Officer

ENS Vivian McBride – Executive Officer

 

Your presence is requested in support

of the

Cadets of Arkansas Division

&

Training Ship San Francisco

at their

2018 Annual Inspection

of the

Pacific Central Region

under the direction of

LCDR Steven Nash – Senior Regional Director

LCDR Mark Lewis – Regional Director Subregion 12-3

At

Yerba Buena Island – Coast Guard Sector San Francisco

On Saturday, 17 February at 1010

 

Concluding with Light Refreshments    

      

RSVP to seacadet@att.net

for your name to be added to the access list no later than Tuesday, 13 February

 

Sponsored by

San Francisco Bay Area Branch 25 – Royal Canadian Legion  

   Pacific Merchant Marine Council – Navy League of the United States

 

Hosted by

The United States Coast Guard

 

 

Please allow time to enter the gate and park.

Vehicles must have proof of insurance and current registration.

Identification will be required.

CAN Upcoming Events

From one of our fellow Canadian-focused Bay area organizations.


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Panel Discussion
North American Futures: NAFTA in the Balance
Join Canadian Studies and the Institute of Governmental Studies for an expert panel discussion on the future of NAFTA.
Participants will include:
Moderator:
Consul General Rana Sarkar
Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco
Speakers:
Maria Echaveste, JD
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy | UC Berkeley School of Law
Christopher Sands, PhD
Center for Canadian Studies | Johns Hopkins University
Jeremy Kinsman
Diplomacy Scholar & Former Canadian Ambassador
Tuesday February 13, 2018 4:00 PM, 109 Moses Hall (Institute of Governmental Studies Library).
Reception to follow.
The panel will explore this topic:
What is the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement? With changes to NAFTA on the horizon and negotiators gathering for a new round of NAFTA talks, this panel of experts examines the economic, political, and diplomatic aspects of NAFTA’s past, present, and future.
This event is free, but an RSVP is requested. Please RSVP via eventbrite at
North American Futures: NAFTA in the Balance
4 PMTuesday February 13, IGS Library — 109 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Spring 2018
Colloquium Series
Free | Open to Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Wednesday February 28, 12:00 Noon
How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada? Past, Present and Future
Prof. Han Ru Zhou (Law, University of Montreal)
Co-Sponsored by Center for the Study of Law & Society
Wednesday March 7, 12:00 Noon
On a Lesser Known Montreality: French Among the City’s Haitian Youth
Prof. Luc Baronian (Linguistique & Langues Modernes, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
Wednesday March 21, 12:00 Noon
Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business
Prof. Neil Longley (Economics & Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Friday April 27, 5:00 PM
The Influence of Immigration on Tourism – The Case of Canada
Prof. Frederic Dimanche (Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University)
Co-Sponsored by the Tourism Studies Working Group
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Canadian Films at CINEQUEST
SPOTLIGHTS CANADIAN FILMS & ACTORS
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 11, 2018
Never to disappoint us with incredible artistry, Canadian cinema thrives at Cinequest.  Here is the exciting line-up:
Theater Codes:
RWC = Redwood City Downtown 20 Theaters                     3B = 3 Below Theaters, San Jose
CAL = California Theatre, San Jose                                    HAM = Hammer Theatre, San Jose
MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD EVENT
THUR, 3/87:30PM (California Theatre, San Jose)
The Emmy Award-winning Canadian star of Orphan Black will be at Cinequest for the premiere of her new film Souls of Totality. Don’t miss this rare chance to spend time with one of the most talented actors working today.
WORLD PREMIERE FILMS
The premiere of a film is always exciting, especially when you’re part of the first audience to see it. And, seeing a film with the filmmakers in attendance to engage in conversation with the audience after the screening? Priceless.
Use Promo Code “CANADACINEQUEST” for
SUN 3/46:00PM (HAM) and get $3 off ticket price!!!
Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12-year-old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, in this exciting thriller.
Also Showing: SAT 3/37:15PM (RWC) | WED 3/76:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/9;12:45PM (RWC)
A fascinating exploration of a small mining town’s eccentric obsession with its legendary junior hockey team, and how the team and community thrive off one another.
FRI 3/27:15PM (3B) | SUN 3/45:40PM (RWC)
WED 3/77:15PM (HAM) | FRI 3/95:15PM (RWC)
Screwing up goes ballistic in this superb comedy of two hustlers who join forces to get money. But will they end up in jail or each other’s arms?
FRI 3/29:40PM (CAL) | SUN 3/47:35PM (RWC)
MON 3/511:30AM (3B) | SAT 3/107:45PM (RWC)
The incredibly powerful story of a single mom, who’s been treading water since her six-year old son was born, and now finds herself thrust in a fight for survival.
SAT 3/34:30PM (RWC) | MON 3/59:45PM (HAM)
THU 3/84:50PM (RWC) | FRI 3/97:15PM (RWC)
Starring Matt Wells (Scars, Designated Survivor), Michael Rowe (Arrow), and Natalie Brown (The Strain). A powerful and raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins.
FRI 3/28:30PM (RWC) | SUN 3/48:30PM (RWC)
TUE 3/612:45PM (3B) |THU 3/89:30PM (RWC)
                                                                                                                        
Searching for answers, Stu Stone finds more than his old trading card collection. He finds his estranged father Jack, who disappeared over 20 years ago.
SAT 3/33:40PM (RWC) | SUN 3/44:45PM (RWC)
THU 3/82:30PM (HAM) | SUN 3/113:00PM (3B)
UNITED STATES PREMIERE FILMS
A family separated for decades is finally reunited, in this captivating examination of the “60s Scoop” – where indigenous children were taken away from their birth parents and given to non-indigenous families.
WED 2/286:00PM (RWC) |THU 3/11:45PM (3B)
WED 3/74:45PM (3B)
A delinquent teen is kicked out of heaven by her father (who happens to be God) until she is able to learn empathy.
FRI 3/29:00PM (RWC) | SUN 3/45:20PM (RWC)
TUE 3/67:15PM (RWC) | FRI 3/95:00PM (HAM)
A beautiful and captivating dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy.
SAT 3/36:45PM (RWC) | SUN 3/41:35PM (3B)
TUE 3/62:00PM (CAL) | SUN 3/1112:30PM (RWC)
SHORT FILMS
RAKKA
THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT
BOTH FILMS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 2
WED 2/289:30PM (RWC) | THU 3/13:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/411:00AM (3B) | MON 3/58:30PM (3B)
SNIP
WED 2/282:15PM (3B) | THU 3/16:00PM (RWC)
FRI 3/25:15PM (RWC) | SUN 3/48:45PM (3B)
I LIKE GIRLS
THU 3/18:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/24:30PM (3B)
SAT 3/10; 12:55PM (RWC) | SUN 3/11; 5:15PM (3B)
STRANGERS
FRI 3/2; 11:30PM (3B) | MON 3/5; 5:30PM (RWC)
FRI 3/9; 9:00PM (3B) | SAT 3/10; 10:20PM (RWC)
TWILIGHT DANCERS
FRI 3/2; 1:45PM (3B) | SUN 3/4; 12:50PM (RWC)
TUE 3/6; 6:00PM (3B) | SUN 3/11; 3:15PM (RWC)
MULTIVERSE DATING FOR BEGINNERS
MUST KILL KARL
BOTH FILMS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 7
SAT 3/3; 11:15AM (HAM) | SAT 3/3; 9:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/4; 8:30PM (HAM) | SAT 3/10; 7:50PM (RWC)
SUN 3/11; 10:15AM (HAM) |
PRECEDES THE FEATURE FILM CYGNUS
THU 3/1; 9:30PM (RWC) | SAT 3/3; 1:05PM (RWC)
MON 3/5; 4:45PM (CAL) | SAT 3/10; 2:15PM (RWC)
To learn more about the full festival lineup, and to purchase festival passes, tickets to screenings and special events, visit www.cinequest.org.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

For your Sweetheart

From the Legion Magazine.


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Who are Canada’s most notorious criminals?

From the Legion Magazine.


Crime, Canadian Style

Act fast! Don’t wait!

Crime, Canadian Style
Escape Artists + Train Robbers + Sex Scandals


Subscribe to Canada’s Ultimate Story before Mon, Feb.5, 2018, to receive Crime, Canadian Style as your first issue!

Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Style scopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.

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Vintage War Posters!
Communication Arts

Legion Magazine has received an Award of Excellence for Illustration from the prestigious Communication Arts Magazine’s 59th Annual Illustration Competition.

The winning illustration was created by Robert Carter for the article “Cure or Curse?” in the September/October 2017 issue.

 

The illustration, depicting a soldier being bitten by a large, blood-filled mosquito, accompanies the article about the use, side-effects and research into mefloquine, an anti-malarial medication administered to Canadian Armed Forces personnel deployed to mosquito-ridden tropical regions.

 

The competition winners are selected by a jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators. Winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual print and digital editions and at www.commarts.com.

 

To see the illustration and articleclick here.

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How are Islamic State fighters acquiring their weapons?

From the Legion Magazine.


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Weapons report finds IS has a robust supply chain

Weapons report finds IS
has a robust supply chain

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A report by an investigative organization says about 90 per cent of weapons and ammunition used by Islamic State (IS) fighters comes from China, Russia and Eastern European producer states—much of it purchased by the terrorist group’s declared enemies, the United States and Saudi Arabia.

It determined that most of the materiel fell into IS hands through unauthorized transfer—or violations of agreements by which supplier governments prohibit the re-export of materiel by a recipient government without prior consent.

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Crime, Canadian Style

Act fast! Don’t wait!

Crime, Canadian Style
Escape Artists + Train Robbers + Sex Scandals


Subscribe to Canada’s Ultimate Story before Mon, Feb.5, 2018, to receive Crime, Canadian Style as your first issue!

Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Style scopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.

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This week in history
This Week in History

February 1, 1968

The Unification Act comes into effect, unifying the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force into a single organization called the Canadian Armed Forces.

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[eNewsletter #169] Special Announcement For February

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


New Year, New Opportunities

Over the last several weeks, the team has been working diligently to review feedback and answer questions from dedicated volunteers and supporters across the country. As a result, we are going to take the necessary time needed over the next several weeks to make some changes and really focus our efforts on the information our followers are looking to receive from us. During this time, we’ll be pausing the distribution of the newsletter, but will be back the last week of February with a revised format, fresh design and original content — including features by guest columnists and images from across the country. We’ll also be sharing our new theme for 2018 in that issue! 
In the interim, I encourage you to follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and tune into WAA Radio to keep up to date with new stories about service and sacrifice and to stay in the know about all things Wreaths Across America.
I continue to be humbled by the amazing people we’ve met and heartfelt stories shared through the incredible growth of this organization, and I am SO excited for what’s to come in 2018. Stay tuned for more!
With gratitude,
~ Karen Worcester
Executive Director

News From The WAA Blog

Younger Generations Answer the Call to Service With Wreaths Across America

Younger Generations Answer the Call to Service With Wreaths Across America

 “I witnessed a few of the boys laying an “in honor of” wreath. They did it with reverence.”
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Wreaths Across America Introduces You to Your Regional Liaisons & Fundraising Supervisor

Wreaths Across America Introduces You to Your Regional Liaisons & Fundraising Supervisor

To better serve our volunteers in 2018 and beyond, we’re reorganizing and providing more tools to support their inspiring efforts.
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Do You Know The Story Of The Four Chaplains?

Join Wreaths Across America in Honoring the Four Chaplains

Join Wreaths Across America in Honoring the Four Chaplains

Guided by an infrangible faith when the supply of lifejackets ran out they gave up their own to save the lives of others.
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News Stories For And About Our Veterans

Unaccompanied veterans given military funeral honors

The Super Bowl is Getting the Most Awesome Air Force Flyover Ever

The Air Force Heritage Flight will participate in a pre-game flyover of the Super Bowl. A P-51 Mustang will fly alongside two A-10s and an F-16.
Veteran students, horses partner in care at UCD

Rico’s Last Call: Squadron, Base Bids Farewell to Airman’s Best Friend

Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron, military working dogs and their handlers formed outside the veterinary clinic Jan. 24, 2018, at Dover AFB for Rico’s “last call.”
Why Bangor, Maine is the most patriotic town in America

This Green Beret Was the First Medal of Honor Recipient in Vietnam

Born and raised in New York, Roger Donlon enlisted the Air Force and served for nearly two years before earning admission into West Point.
Family Searching For Owner of WWII Military Photo Found in Alley

Family Searching For Owner of WWII Military Photo Found in Alley

A couple of kids walking to school in south Columbus found a photo of what appears to be a soldier, or another military branch member, from World War II laying in an alley.
Nonprofit seeks to pair military veterans with rescued dogs

World War II U.S. Serviceman Returned to Northwest Florida

It’s a somber homecoming decades in the making. On Thursday, the remains of a recently identified World War II U.S. serviceman made their way home to Northwest Florida.

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Winners Chosen For The WAA Toy Truck Giveaway

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Yesterday, the WAA Toy Truck Giveaway wrapped up the selection of three winners. Please watch your email for notifications send to all three winners.

Didn’t win but still want to buy one of the toy truck sets for your little (or big) one?
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Join us on December 15th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2018 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2018)!
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This Week We Remembered…

Each day we #SayTheirNames and #We Remember:

On January 23rd, we remembered Navy Lieutenant Russell Ford Kippen who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during WWII on this day in 1946.
On January 24th, we honored Army Pfc. Jesus A. Leon-Perez who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day 13 years ago while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On January 25th, we remembered Marine Private First Class Joseph Lynn Meade who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Vietnam on this day in 1969.
On January 26th,  we recognized Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On January 27th, we honored Air Force Captain Laurence Edward Anctilmade who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during the Korean War 67 years ago on this day.
On January 28th, we recognized Army Sgt. David L. Herrera and Army Pfc. Brian J. Schoff who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2006 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On January 29th, we honored, Coast Guard Enlisted Charles H. Fletcherwho made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 1942 while serving during WWII.
And on January 30th, Join us in honoring the life, service and sacrifice of Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark S. O’Steen. He gave his life on this day 15 years ago while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”
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