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National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (NDVWSC)

The 32nd Annual NDVWSP will be held April 1 – April 6, 2018 in Snowmass Village, Colorado this upcoming year.

Disabled Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations and visual impairments are headed to the mountains for some magical times.

Events include adaptive skiing, adaptive Alphine & Nordic skiing, sit skis, bi skis, rock climbing, mono skis, scuba diving and sled hockey.

Check out this video of a veteran participating in the winter events. If you, or a veteran you know, would like to participate visit https://www.wintersportsclinic.org/participate.

 

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Homemade Neopolitan Pizza

This Neopolitan Pizza can be made in the oven or on the grill. The best recipe we have found so far is Neopolitan Pizza published by BrowneyedBaker. Cento’s San Marzano has one of the best tomato flavors around creating a soft, mellow and amazing sauce. This brand of tomatoes can be hard to find but they are well worth the hunt. We have made this pizza both in the oven and on the grill; our favorite is the wood fired. We convert our 22″ Premium Weber grill into a pizza oven with use of the Kettle Pizza insert. The secret to a successful wood fired pizza is getting the temperature over 600 degrees.  This recipe takes homemade pizza to a new level, turns your kitchen into sensory overload station and makes you an artisan pizza maker. Hope you try it and enjoy. 2JAKS

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Combat Steaks

We purchased the Weber’s Greatest Hits recipe book from Lowe’s and have been trying the Fan Favorites. Colonel Stewart Navarre, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California submitted this recipe to Weber’s grilling contest in 2006. Last night we made Combat Steaks; they were tender, flavorful and mouth-watering. We made two small modifications to the recipe/directions; we used strip steaks instead of ribeyes and melted the blue cheese in with the mushrooms before topping the steak.

Check out the recipe on Weber’s site; they also have a pdf of the recipe here.

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Celebrate Soldiers To Win $25 Lowe’s Gift Card

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Lowe’s has generously donated a $25 gift card to help promote The Warrior Wall.

To be entered to win, simply submit a veteran or active duty member photograph to The Warrior Wall here. All submissions received between August 2, 2017 and August 11, 2017 will automatically be entered to win. A random winner will be selected on August 12, 2017 and announced on our Veteran’s Guard Facebook page.  Submit a picture of yourself, your family member or your friend. Multiple submissions are encouraged and give you more chances to win.

Combine your gift card with Lowe’s military discount for extra buying power. To enroll, or for additional details about the discount, visit Lowes.com/military.

Please share on Facebook to help honor more veterans and active duty members.

Thank you for participating and helping us Serve and Celebrate Veterans EVERYDAY!

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2017 National Women Veterans Summit

Women Veterans Summit

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans (CWV) is promoting this summit to be held August 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. The focus will be on the issues and needs of women Veterans; training, information and guidance will be provided on navigating the VA and community resources.

The summit will offer lectures, discussion panels, an exhibit hall and an open forum. The intention of the summit is “promote forward-thinking dialogue and innovative collaboration among private industry, nonprofit organizations, the federal government, innovators, researchers, caregivers, and women Veterans” according to the Department of Affairs VAntage Blog.

Attendees can participate in breakout sessions focused on employment, mental health, entrepreneurship, military sexual trauma, reproductive health, culture change and more.

Information including the start date for registration can be found at https://www.va.gov/womenvet/index.asp.

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