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Nevada football ‘Salute to Service’

Th University of Nevada, Reno will recognize the service of military veterans and first responders during a game against Idaho on Sept. 9.

Purchase tickets at and some of the cost will go to the charitable activities of the Sparks VFW Post.

Contact Ross Melen at with questions.

Remembering 9/11

Fallon and Fernley will each have 9/11 remembrance ceremonies on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

The Fallon ceremony will be conducted behind Fallon City Hall and will feature Capt. Shane Tanner, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Fallon, as guest speaker.

The Nevada Veterans Coalition is hosting an observance between 9-10 a.m. at the North Lyon County Fire Department, 195 E. Main St.

Veterans Summit 2003

The Veterans Summit provides information on Veterans Service Officers, veterans originations, VA healthcare representatives, employment assistance, education information and more.

• Douglas County Senior Center: Sept. 11. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Topaz Ranch Estates: Sept. 20. Wellington Nevada Community Center, 3-5 p.m.

• Eureka/Austin (Eureka Opera House): Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For information on the summit, contact

Nevada Guard monthly meetings

• The Nevada Air Guard’s monthly breakfast is on the second Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Reno Elks Club. Cost is $10. For information or to confirm, email

• The Nevada Army Guard’s breakfast is on the second Monday of the month at 8 a.m. at the Carson City Elks Club. Cost is $8. For information or to confirm, email

AARP workshop

The 2023 AARP Livable Communities Workshop will explore how local leaders can advance economic development in urban, suburban and rural communities.

The free online workshop will be held Sept. 27 and 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.

Join national leaders, practitioners and AARP staff and volunteers for a deep dive into four core themes — Built Environment, Digital Connections, Work and Jobs, and Local Economies.

A variety of presentations from more than 30 dynamic speakers will showcase effective livability strategies, initiatives and programs that benefit local economies for people of all ages.

For information and to register, visit

Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Join the upcoming VA Women Veterans Healthy Teaching Kitchen classes. Making healthy food choices is one thing you can do for your health. Learning how to cook can be one step toward getting healthier foods on your plate.

The Healthy Teaching Kitchen program at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, 955 Kirman Ave., in Reno, provides veterans with nutrition knowledge, cooking skills, and guided practice to build confidence in cooking at home with healthy, minimally processed foods.

This monthly in person and virtual teaching kitchen program has been created to support veterans with healthy meal planning, preparation, cooking, and nutrition education. Classes occur the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. and you can participate either in-person at the VA or virtually from the comfort of your own home.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno welcomes veterans. TMCC can help with academic advisement, college applications, educational benefits, academic review and referrals to community resources.

Veterans Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program for veterans. For information call 775-829-9007 or email The website is

VFW golf tournament

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8071 is hosting golf tournament to support our Veteran and Community Service Center building project in Virginia City.

The tournament is Sept. 2 at the Dayton Valley Golf Club. Entry fee is $150 per player. This includes breakfast, lunch, drinks, cart rental and 18 holes of golf. Additionally, there will be golf contests, raffles, and auctions.

Details and online registration available at

Sparks VFW golf tournament

Sparks VFW Post 3396 will sponsoring this golf outing at Red Hawk Golf and Resort on Sept. 15 to support a number of charities and scholarships.

For information, contact

Homeless veteran event

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Homeless Veteran Annual Stand Down Event. Is Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Veterans Outreach Center, 350 Capitol Hill Ave., in Reno.

For information email

2023 Mustang Reunion

The Mustang Reunion is set for Sept. 23. For those arriving early, there’s the Mustang Golf Tournament the day prior on Sept. 22. The reunion is at the Reno Elks Lodge.

The easiest way to register and pay is through the website Look under the "EVENTS" tab, and you'll see a link to the reunion as well at the golf tourney.

Or you may send a check to Sean Laycox, 1721 Burwood Circle, Reno, Nev., 89521.

AUSA dinner

The Association of the United States Army William C. Westmoreland Veterans Day dinner is set for Nov. 10 at the Tamarack Junction in Reno.

Guest speaker will be Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith, USA retired, the AUSA vice president of Leadership and Education. Smith received his commission from Georgia Southern University in 1983 as a Field Artillery officer. In 1985, he graduated from GSU with a bachelor's degree in accounting and as a distinguished military graduate. He branched as a chemical officer.

For information contact

MOAA fall dinner

The fall dinner of the Military Officers Association of America is Sept. 20 at the Tamarack Casino, 13101 S. Virginia St., in Reno.

Members of Sierra Nevada MOAA Chapter and guests are welcome. MOAA is a professional association of U.S. military officers.

Cost is $50 per person before Sept. 6 and $60 per person after Sept 6 .

Register on line or to use credit cards.

NVMP annual benefit dinner

The 2023 Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza annual benefit dinner will be at the Nugget Casino Resort on Sept. 28. The funds raised will go directly toward completing this project.

The NVMP is looking for local businesses that would like to be a part of the silent auction and raffle. The NVMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit (#81-2009660).

All items donated to the silent auction will receive recognition within our social media, on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and at the dinner.

For information, contact Diana Caswell at or 775-235-6885.

Stand Down

Stand Down: Elks Help Veterans in Need is Oct. 7 from 8 4 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center’s gym, 851 E. William St.

Transportation will be available (Free JAC rides all day for veterans). Reserve your resource table, make a donation or volunteer your time. For information, call or text 775-301-0605. You may also email

Golf tourney to benefit Veterans Guest House

The 10th Annual Al Porta Memorial Tournament will be Sept. 24 at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley.

All proceeds will benefit Veterans Guest House, a local nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the veteran community has access to the medical care they need.

Tom Porta started the tournament to honor his late father, Al, who served in the U.S. Air Force for three decades.

A foursome is $520; singles are $130. Each player will receive a boxed lunch, cart, and range balls. Players can purchase mulligans and raffle tickets. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Hole sponsorships are $200 and the organization is seeking two Closest to the Pin sponsors at $500 each.

Individuals or organizations wishing to sponsor may contact Patrice Klaich, donation relations manager, at or 775-324-6958. For registration information, go to

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