Belong Tour tickets available

The Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center have provided a limited number of tickets available for military connected women to the BELONG Tour being held at the Excel Energy Center on Friday, October 21st from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What is the BELONG Tour?  BELONG is a Friday night – Saturday live event bringing women together in arenas across the country.  Thousands of women will gather to hear remarkable communicators Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, Nichole Nordeman, Sharon Irving, Angela Davis, Patsy Clairmont hone in on how to live a fun, faith-filled, purposeful life.  There will be plenty of personal stories, music, laughter and maybe even some tears in this open space where women can connect to one another, to see and know each other, and carry each other’s burdens.

I have the tickets in my St Paul Office or can mail them as well. Let me know if you have any military connected women who may be interested in this inspiring event.

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
MN Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
St Paul, MN 55155-2004
(O) 651.282.4002
(C) 651.955.3108

 

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PBYR participates in Plymouth on Parade 2016

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On September 24, 2016 PBYR participated in Plymouth on Parade with walkers and a booth for the 5th consecutive year!

We did some outreach and it remains clear that many people still do not know about PBYR or the MN BYR network of 219+ cities.

The PBYR goal for such events is to request that people visit our website (PBYR.org) and note the list of resources available for service members, veterans and their families. Also, to welcome them to reach out to PBYR via the website if they have a special need or request for the PBYR Board to consider.

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Fall Family Retreat for Military Families

Fall Family Retreat for Military Families

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Looking for a beautiful fall getaway? Ironwood Springs Ranch in Stewartville, MN has a military family retreat. Activities included for all members of the family and time to connect and recharge.

Who: Military Families (currently serving or veteran)

What: Fall Family Retreat

Where: Ironwood Springs Camp, Stewartville, MN

When: Sept 30-Oct 1 and Oct 21-23

How to register: www.ironwoodsprings.com/operationwelcomehome

POC: Laura Weiss
Office Manager Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
(507) 533-4315
laura@ironwoodsprings.com

All Veterans Career Fair for Veterans, National Guard and Reserve, and their Families

All Veterans Career Fair for Veterans, National Guard and Reserve, and their Families


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What: A free hiring event for Veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses.

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: 6155 Earle Brown Drive Minneapolis, MN 55430

How: Register at https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/minneapolis-all-veterans-job-fair-october-13-2016

There will be information on Job Opportunities, Continuing Education Opportunities, Business Ownership Opportunities. Please see attached PDF flyer for more information.

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Pain Free Patriots Program

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What: Grant opportunity for Veterans dealing with chronic pain

Why: Pain Free Patriots changes lives by providing medical grants for elective treatment to help relieve chronic pain for military Veterans.

How: Contact our Veteran Advocate Chris Barber at 952-746-3174 or chris@painfreepatriots.org.

Website: Painfreepatriots.org

For more information on program: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/07/04/pain-free-patriots/ and see attached PDF flyer.

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Minnesota WILD Pre Season ticket offer

wild-ticketsWhat: Minnesota Pre Season Take a Service Member or Veteran to a game event

Where: Tickets will be available at will call on 2 October game day

How: Call the Rosemount FAC at 651-282-4748, please have child’s name, age and number of tickets needed. Requests must be received by close of business on 16 September

The hope is that children who might not otherwise be able to go to a game will get the chance. They will also have several other things going on that night like meeting Nordy, face painting, 1st game certificates and other things.

The Medal of Honor Convention at US Bank Stadium

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This event serves as an opportunity for Minnesota to show the Medal of Honor recipients our level of enthusiasm and honor by filling over 1,000 seats of the US Bank Stadium; we invite the public to show their support during this opening once in a lifetime event as we give a Minnesota Nice welcome to our nation’s greatest heroes.

What: The Medal of Honor Convention

Where: US Bank Stadium- 401 Chicago Ave, Mpls MN 55415

When: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Why: This event serves as an opportunity for Minnesota to show the Medal of Honor recipients our level of enthusiasm and honor by filling over 1,000 seats of the US Bank Stadium; we invite the public to show their support during this opening once in a lifetime event as we give a Minnesota Nice welcome to our nation’s greatest heroes.

To register: http://bit.ly/MOHTCWelcome

Contact: Dept. Adjutant – Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chuck Jones Phone: 763-607-0245 | Email: cjmoph1@gmail.com

Please see attached PDF for further information:

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PBYR Participated in the MN State Fair!

Yellow Ribbon State Fair Volunteers,

I want to thank you for making the 2016 Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair a success! Beyond the Yellow Ribbon really got the word out and together we made some great connections with those who are soon to be involved with their local networks. I enjoyed meeting/reconnecting with you and appreciate your support at the BTYR Booth. The parade really came together and “set the stage” for the Ceremony.

Attached are a few photos and more are posted at:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6Khww9BJA0AazUtSGREVHhMVU0&usp=sharing

As a service member and veteran I truly appreciate everything you are doing to support us!

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Respectfully,

CHRISTOPHER C. HAARS
JOINING COMMUNITY FORCES-MN MANAGER
MN DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
CELL 612.598.9252
christopher.c.haars.mil@mail.mil

CHRISTOPHER C. HAARS
WO1, CM, MNARNG
1-125 FA CBRN TECHNICIAN