“Rolling Thunder” presents AMVETS Dept. of CA’s Smokey Rickerd with Commanders Coin

1072nd Transportation Company “Rolling Thunder” presented Smokey Rickerd Executive Director of AMVETS Department of California, with a certificate of appreciation award, as well as a Commanders Coin in support of the company’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreational (MWR) events.

AMVETS Department of California’s continued support dedication to local veterans, selfless service greatly contributed to the success of both unit MWR Events.  We have been able to support the 1072nd Transportation Company, and the California Army National Guard in our community.

State Commander Durbin @ North County Veterans Stand Down (NCVSD)

North County Veterans Stand Down is a four-day event in Vista, California, that enables ALL veterans and their families to receive much-needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free, and secure environment.

Our California State Commander Sandra Durbin drove one of the transportation carts around the ranch — shuttling her fellow veterans, to dental, vision, medical, veterans court, clothing tent, cabins, chow hall, DMV, city and county, and state, and federal services.

Central Valley Veterans 2022 Stand Down

Each year, the CVV Stand Down provides Veterans with access to a wide array of services and support, including: California ID Card applications, Social Security Card applications, mental & medical health referrals, VA claims, vaccinations, dental & vision services, hot meals, clothing, personal hygiene supplies and overnight lodging.

AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation was proud to participate with a coalition of VSOs and the VA Central California Health Care System. Our Service Foundation showed up to provide Veterans with clothing from the AMVETS Thrift Store’s Fresno branch.

MIA/POW Recognition Day

Last Friday these women from AMVETS Department of California were recognized for their services at the MIA/POW Recognition Day held in Clovis at the Clovis Veterans Memorial.

Darla Rambonga  (USMC October 1976-October 1980), Sabrina Galindo-Ford (USMC March 1991-July 1995), Reyna Montoya (USARNG May 2008-May 2017), and Heidi Holguin (USA April 1996-Apr 2017). They were presented by a medal and rose.

Congratulations on the honor and for your contributions to our nation and our veterans.