Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Friday, April 16, 2021

RAO Homestead ARB



It has been a long time since you have heard from us, but we are still monitoring our phone messages (786) 415-7580 from home and getting into the office on base as often as we can.  If you need assistance please call the office and leave a message with you name, a phone number to get in touch with you and a short comment as to the type of assistance you require.   The base is still on Health Protection Condition  “Charlie”, which means that only mission essential personnel are allowed onto base.  


We now have a new commander of the 482nd Fighter Wing.  Col. David M. Castaneda came to Homestead Air Reserve Base in July 2020 from Combat Air force Requirements Division, Directorate for Operational Capability Requirements, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Va.   Col. Castaneda is a Command Pilot with over 3,000 flight hours which have been flown in T-37, T-38, F-16C/D and F-35.   The RAO would like to welcome Col. Castaneda to Homestead Air Reserve Base.


Retiree ID Cards are still good to June 2021.  HARB ID Cards section will be making appointments only to update ID cards for Retirees and surviving spouses who are turning 65.  This is to insure that DEERS is updated in order for the Retiree to obtain medical care.  Because of Covid-19 everything is subject to change at any time.  The phone number for the DEERS office is 786 415-7138 or 786 415-7057.


Homestead now has a new Personal Financial Counselor,  Mr. Shane Coker.  Mr. Coker can assist in training and workshops on topics such as money management, budgeting and developing spending plans, debt and credit card management, consumer rights and obligations, home buying, retirement and estate planning, taxes and more.  For more information on services Mr. Coker can provide and how to obtain them (for free)  call 305 401-3029 or emailPRC.HOMESTEAD.USAFR@ZEIDERS.COM.


The volunteers at the RAO hope that everyone is staying healthy and we look forward to the day we can welcome you back on Homestead ARB.



Retiree Activity Office


786 415-7580



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Armed Forces Week at Mission Bar-B-Q

Hi Folks, 


We like to think every day is Armed Forces Day. We are grateful for the service and sacrifices of those men and women who have put the uniform on to protect and defend the freedoms of Our Country. 

Each year at MISSION BBQ, we make Armed Forces Day a very special day. It is our privilege to honor and support Our Uniformed American Heroes. As a small gesture of appreciation, all Veterans and Active Duty Military are served a Free Sandwich. 


At noon, we will have a live version of the National Anthem and we recognize all members of the Armed Forces in attendance. It would be our privilege to Serve you. 


We would appreciate it if you can share this flyer. Hope to see you soon!


Proudly Serving Those Who Serve!


Tammi Pasquale

Community Ambassador - Orange Park

Regional Community Ambassador - North Florida, Eastern Ohio & Western PA

MISSION BBQ - Orange Park 



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Passing of Ray Dunkman

 It is with deep regret that we announce of the Passing of

RRaymond Dunkman


August 8, 1929 - April 2, 2021

Ray was the first President of the Flamingo Wing Association and had been instrumental in setting up the organization

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Vet Resources

#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.


Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA.

If you’re a Veteranspousecaregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient, you’re now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine from VA. Sign up online, and we'll contact you when we have a vaccine for you. Please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.


UPDATE: VA Compensation & Pension in-person exams resume

Virtual Events this Week

Apr. 8 - Philadelphia Virtual Veteran Career Fair
Apr. 8 - Detroit Veteran Food Assistance
Apr. 8 - Veteran Solar Opportunities
Apr. 8 - Veteran Career Live with Leidos
Apr. 9 - Salesforce Fellowship for Veterans
Apr. 10 - Connecting with military kids
Apr. 12 - Bunker Bingo
Apr. 13 - Charleston Veteran Food Assistance
Apr. 13 - Corporate Fellowship with HoH


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Blood donation could earn Indy 500 trip or $1000 gift card from Red Cross

Those who give blood or platelets now through April 15th will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®.

The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice.


VA COVID-19: Updates | Chat | App | Weekly Report | Vaccine

Veteran Job Board on RallyPoint 

VA Medical Supply Technician, Denver, CO
CenterPoint Energy - Helper, Electric Distribution, Houston, TX
Boeing - Approval Process Coordinator, Seal Beach, CA
The City of Riverside MO - Full Time Police Officer 



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Military children qualify for a variety of VA benefits

Every April, the nation celebrates the Month of the Military Child. Dependents and surviving children of Veterans and service members may qualify for life insurance, education services and health care.


VA delivers COVID vaccines to homebound and rural Texas Veterans

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Navy Veteran Mikal Vega is an accomplished actor and nonprofit founder.

Vega discusses his military career, decision to come home for family, the rewards of finding a purpose in creative pursuits, finding alternative methods to alleviate his PTSD without pharmaceuticals and helping others heal.




AARP’s free financial workbook helps Veterans and military caregivers plan future

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MST Survivors: VA Believes You — and VA Believes in You

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month and year-round, VA reminds Veterans and their supporters of our many resources to support the recovery of military sexual trauma (MST) survivors. Learn more about MST and VA’s unique MST resources.


New features on Find Local Providers in the Community

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Solar Ready Vets Network looking for transitioning service members and Veterans

The Solar Ready Vets Network provides transitioning military service members and Veterans with career training, professional development and employment opportunities in the solar industry. Service members participating in the Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Program are paid by the military, and Veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition and materials.


VA extends debt relief through September 30, 2021

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How to get a virtual hearing at the Board of Veterans Appeals

Virtual tele-hearings allow the Board to hold hearings for Veterans safely and efficiently from wherever the Veteran chooses. Best of all, the technology allows the Board to be more efficient and more productive, increasing the number of yearly hearings it can hold.



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