News - Support the Troops

WC Noon Rotary Land O'Lakes Satellite Club Ceremony Honors Vietnam Veterans at the newly built Heritage Stage

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Rotary Club's Activities, Support the Troops
WC Rotary Land O' Lakes Satellite Club held a Vietnam Commemoration Ceremony for thirty Vietnam Veterans at the newly built Heritage Stage at the Land O' Lakes Community Center on October 28th.  The club became a commemorative partner with the Department of Defense in April and previously commemorated  [...]

Operation Finally Home for Army Sgt. Dave Roca with Connerton & Lennar Homes

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Support the Troops

The folks from “Operation Finally Home” totally surprised U.S. Army Sgt. Dave Roca with the news that he’ll be getting a new home, and celebrated by breaking ground! Thanks to Lennar Tampa and Connerton in Land O’ Lakes for making it possible as [...]

Wesley Chapel Toyota of the Williams Automotive Group Awards Support the Troops, Best in Town

Wesley Chapel Toyota of the Williams Automotive Group awards Support the Troops, Best in Town. They would like to thank the Command Sergeant Major and Medal of Honor Winner Gary Littrell, and a couple of his key volunteers, Ski and Dennis [...]

Golden Corral Holds National U.S. Military Appreciation Night, on Veteran's Day (Photos by Jake Tyyrell)

Golden Corral held a “U.S. Military Appreciation Night, on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. All active and former US military members were invited to enjoy a free "Thank you" dinner. Vets met up and hung out while being able to eat free at Golden Corral. A veteran’s [...]

Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony Recognizing Veteran Employees and Citizens of Pasco County

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Administration held a special ceremony Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to show our deepest sense of gratitude to Veterans employed by Pasco County and to those living in Pasco County.
The resolution and recognition ceremony was held during the Board of County Commissioners regularly scheduled board meeting in the West Pasco Government Center Board Room, at 8731 Citizens Dr., New Port Richey, Florida.  The event was followed by a group photo outside the building in front of the Pasco County Veterans Memorial.  Please click here to see the photo.
Pasco County is proud to recognize those who have served our great nation, both in their military service and now in their civilian service.  There are more than 50,000 Veterans living in Pasco County.
“Pasco County remains a community that has historically honored its Veterans,” said Pasco County Veterans Services Division Manager Don Stout.  “We have a community that is proud of those who served; and it is an honor to have the opportunity to bring together, in recognition, those Veterans who serve the citizens of Pasco County and those who represent the citizens of Pasco County.”
The ceremony featured Keynote Speaker Saint Leo University Director for the Office of Military Affairs and Services Pamela Martis.  The Ridgewood High School Chorus sang a beautiful rendition of the U.S. National Anthem.
Click here to learn more about Pasco County Veterans Services.
The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Administration held a special ceremony Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to show our deepest sense of gratitude to Veterans employed by Pasco County and to those living in Pasco County. The resolution and recognition [...]

2016 Operation OCN Stand Down, in Hudson (Photos by Various Photogs)

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 | On Target Page: Trinity & West Pasco, Support the Troops

The 2016 Operation OCN Stand Down event was held from September 29, 2016 through October 1, 2016, located at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson, Florida 34669. There were vendors, a yoga class, free haircuts for veterans, and delicious food, all to support Pasco County's veterans. [...]

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Open House & Job Fair, at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Lutz, Land O'Lakes Community Events, Support the Troops

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs held a Open House and Job Fair at the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home is located at 6919 Parkway Blvd. Land O' Lakes, FL [...]

Veterans Day Inaugural Boxing Throw-Down and Dinner, to Benefit Veterans Alternative

The Inaugural Veterans Day Boxing Throw Down brought to you by the Veterans Alternative and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, at the Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, [...]

Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner Tribute to Veterans with Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 | On Target Page: Trinity & West Pasco, Support the Troops

The Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce held their membership dinner on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655. The Evening was a tribute to Veterans, dedicated to the Men [...]

Land O'Lakes US Air Force MSG Matthew Feldhouse beloved 1998 Honda Prelude totaled by hit-and-run driver

When U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Matt Feldhouse returned home from his 18th deployment to to the Middle East in October 2013, he was greeted his beloved 1998 Honda Prelude ,which had been on blocks with a blown timing belt when he left, had been repaired, overhauled [...]

Congressman Gus Bilirakis at Veterans Alternative Grand Opening, on Memorial Day

Veterans Alternative held their Grand Opening on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at 5:00pm. Ann P. sang the National Anthem, also in attendance were Congressman Gus Bilirakis & his father, former Congressman Mike Bilirakis, who are supporters of the center. Chris Sullivan, of [...]

World War II Vets Honored with Support the Troops Dinner Fundraiser at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club

On Tuesday (Veterans Day) November 11th 2014 Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club sponsored a gala event that include dinner / fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Support the Troops located on SR 54 in Wesley Chapel.  The club was recognizing the 11 World War II veterans that reside in the community and ALL the other veterans from ALL wars and conflicts that also reside in the complex. Each of the World War II veterans were escorted in with the ROTC.

Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home Celebrates Traditional Memorial Day

Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home Administrator Marlies Sarrett, welcomed residents, guests and dignitaries to their Memorial Day Ceremony located at 6919 Parkway Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes on the Traditional date that started with General U.S. Grant following the Civil War. The Master of Ceremony for the event was Charlie Reese of JC Audiology in Lutz. The Invocation was given by Albert Herrera and the Presentation of Colors by the Honor Guard of the 927th Air Refueling Wing USAFR. The pledge of Allegiance was led by Chuck Wills and the guest Speaker was Veteran Advocate Keith Collins. Roll call of the Fallen Comrades was read by Sharon Richman from Operation Patriot. Mrs. Bettie Neville placed the Memorial Wreath. The Honor Guard of the 927 Air Refueling Wing USAFR demonstrated the Thirteen Flag Folding Ceremony and Taps for the residents, guests and dignitaries in attendance. Albert Herrera gave the Benediction and Administrator Marlies Sarrett gave the Closing Remarks.

Congressman Gus Bilirakis Hosts Annual Veterans Fair

On Saturday, May 17, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) hosted his Annual Veterans Resource Fair, which provided important information and services for Veterans and their families in the 12th Congressional District.  “Veterans have given so much to our country, and it is only right that we give back,” Bilirakis said. “I am proud to host our 8th Annual Veterans Resource Fair. This event will be a one stop shop for our Veterans, providing them with access to a variety of available services and resources. These services include, medical care, assistance with their disability claims or education benefits, and employment information.”  Following the resource fair, the Congressman invited everyone to join him for a short patriotic program, hosted by Frank Wuco, Commander, USN, (Ret.), which also included a performance by the East Lake High School Band & Chorus. Additionally, Tech Sergeant Brad Clark of the 927th Air Medical Staging Squadron – MacDill Air Force Base, will be singing our National Anthem and God Bless America. The fair will be held at East Lake High School, at 1300 Silver Eagle Drive in Tarpon Springs.

Books for Troops Book Drive

Starting Oct. 1, and continuing throughout the month, Books for Troops will collect paperback books for its annual book drive to support deployed troops around the world. Volunteers from Boy Scout Pack 366 will support this year's drive. Collection sites are throughout north Tampa, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Lutz. Books, some of which will be delivered to [...]

Key Ceremony for Cpl Justin West with Homes for Our Troops - 2013 Homes for the Holidays season

Justin West doesn't let anything hold him back, especially the fact  that he lost both legs in a 2010 IED attack in Afghanistan. "I'm  just a stubborn person. I wanna take care of myself, I wanna be  independent, I wanna get out there and do my own thing," said West.

He's  got a job and girlfriend and is always up for an adventure.

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