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Public Veteran Events

At Ease Silent Salute to Freedom

Silent Salute flyerA Noise-Free Twist at our Silent Salute to Freedom Fireworks
Free for military families! Register below to attend.

Over the years At Ease USA has heard that for many service members, the Fourth of July can be a troubling day, rather than a celebratory day of remembrance. The loud booming sounds can often trigger unwanted, painful memories and can even cause difficult physiological reactions. As a result, At Ease USA is creating a family friendly indoor Third of July event, where service members and their families can enjoy this day replacing the traditional “noises” of fireworks, with music, dancing, games, laughter, and more.

  • Games for all ages

  • Prizes

  • Food

  • Mocktails

  • Music

  • And More

Registration: https://ateaseusa.org/silent-salute/

Event Time: 
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

2024 Veterans Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic

VetMOM Dental ClinicThe Veterans Mission of Mercy (VetMOM) Dental Clinic will provide a range of dental services to eligible Nebraska veterans and their spouses. Services include:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • Dentures - limited quantity available! Must register for a Friday morning slot and will need to return on Saturday to be fitted and receive dentures.

 

Date/Time: Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, from 8 am to 5 pm.  

Location: Army National Guard Titan Readiness Center, 789 County Road J, Yutan

Eligibility: any individual who served in the U.S. Armed Forces or a component of the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of type of service—active, reserve, or guard—as well as their spouse. If you were ever issued a U.S. military uniform by any component of the U.S. Armed Forces in service to our Nation, you and/or your spouse are eligible.

Registration Coming

 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering to help make the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic a success, please sign up to join us as a volunteer today! There is a range of opportunities, from help with dental work such as triage, hygiene, and sterilization to non-dental work such as setup/takedown, patient check-in/check-out, and more. 

Volunteer Signup Coming

 

Event Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2024 to Saturday, November 16, 2024

Forge Ahead 5K Run

At Ease USA will be hosting the Forge Ahead 5K run on June 8 at Walnut Creek Recreation Area in Papillion. Check-in for the race begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

Early Bird Registration is $25 per racer before May 20th, and registration is $30 after May 20th.

To learn more, please visit At Ease USA's website.

Forge Ahead 5K Flyer

 

Click Here to Download Event Flyer

 

Event Time: 
8:00 a.m.
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024

ENVH Expansion Ribbon Cutting & Open House

ENVH Ribbon Cutting inviteJoin us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home's new Honor Neighborhood. 

Remarks by Gov. Jim Pillen, NDVA Director John Hilgert, and ENVH Administrator Matt Bauman plus refreshments.

View details on the expansion project.

June 6, 2024
1 – 2 p.m.

12505 Harrison Tull Drive
Bellevue, Nebraska

 

Event Time: 
1-2 p.m.
Event Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Glass Art Workshop

Glass Art WorkshopSSG FOX PEERSUPPORT GROUP

LINCOLN HOT GLASS
500 W SOUTH ST. #5
LINCOLN, NE

WEDNESDAY May 1st @ 3:00pm

Class Size is limited to 6 participants.

This is a beginner class and open to everyone.

Please Call or Text - Owen at: 308-202-1216 to be signed up for the class.

Cost is Free

Event Time: 
3 pm
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

IT'S BOWLING TIME!

IT'S BOWLING TIME!In collaboration with CNCAP the SSG Fox SPGP presents
IT'S BOWLING TIME!

14 May 2024 at 6:00 PM
Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards
4700 Dudley Street Lincoln, Ne. 68503

Contact Owen at 308-202-1216 if you will be attending or have any questions.
LETS STRIKE OUT VETERAN SUICIDE

More info on the program & Local resources will be available

 

Event Time: 
6 p.m.
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Atkinson Veterans Claims Clinic

Veterans Claims Clinic Dates and Times

June 17th and 18th
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Atkinson Community Center
206 W 5th St
Atkinson, NE

Come meet with the NDVA outreach team to learn about federal, state, and local benefits you and your family may be eligible to receive. NDVA will have accredited state veteran service officers available to assist veterans with reviewing current claims, evaluating benefits veterans are currently receiving, educating veterans on navigating veteran benefits, and submitting applications to receive benefits.

Veterans Benefits Administration personnel will be on hand to process benefits claims as well as help answer any questions you may have regarding VA compensation and pension benefits, and vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits. Contract examiners will also be available to to provide C&P exams to further expedite the claims process. 

 

 

Event Time: 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 to Thursday, July 18, 2024

North Platte Veterans Claims Clinic

Veterans Claims Clinic Dates and Times

June 4th and 5th
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

D & N Event Center
501 E Walker Rd
North Platte, NE

Come meet with the NDVA outreach team to learn about federal, state, and local benefits you and your family may be eligible to receive. NDVA will have accredited state veteran service officers available to assist veterans with reviewing current claims, evaluating benefits veterans are currently receiving, educating veterans on navigating veteran benefits, and submitting applications to receive benefits.

Veterans Benefits Administration personnel will be on hand to process benefits claims as well as help answer any questions you may have regarding VA compensation and pension benefits, and vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits. Contract examiners will also be available to to provide C&P exams to further expedite the claims process. 

 

 

Event Time: 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 to Wednesday, June 5, 2024

HETRA Veterans and First Responders Events

HETRA Event PosterCoffee Hour
9am - 10am

Join us for a morning of coffee and connection inside the HETRA Barn. While you’re here, you can enjoy watching our horses in action and see our beautiful facility.

Project Team
10am - 12pm

The project team works with the HETRA staff and volunteers to tackle a facility project once a month. From painting benches or poles to gardening or landscaping, these projects help ensure our facility is ready for our participants.

Equine Experience Events
1pm-4pm

This unique experience is designed to engage the senses, learn different communication techniques, and discover what we can learn from our equine partners that can assist us in everyday life. This hands on activity will have you engaged in activities with the horses such as Herd Dynamics, Leading, and Grooming. HETRA offers a comfortable and supportive environment tailored to meet your needs.

These events are FREE to Veterans, Active Duty Military, First Responders, Spouse, significant others and caregivers (adults only please). Reservations are required and can be made through the website or QR on the poster.

 

Event Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2024