2018 Newsletter: Happy New Year!

360VA Newsletter, December 2018

From the President

It has been an important year for 360 Veterans’ Association. Our membership continues to grow as we add Leader 360° Course Alumni, Veterans and Family Members, and 2018 brought some significant firsts:

Membership crossed 360! We were able to mark the occasion at Joint Base San Antonio. Congrats to TSgt David Britt, our 360th Member!

360VA JBSA Chapter has been “provisionally” established as our first local chapter. Its purpose is to promote and sustain the connections created and skills obtained during the Leader 360° Course. We also want to create connections with local Veterans and other organizations that support them. You can contact Lyle Kelley lyleakelley@yahoo.com to join.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2052678801711811/

Got Our Troops Foundation of New Orleans invited us to participate in their annual golf tournament and made a generous donation that allowed us to launch member programs for you this year. We are invited back and look forward to their 2019 tournament! You can follow GOT Foundation on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/GotOurTroopsFoundation/

Member Programs. Thanks to some great donations this year we were able to start three programs:

 Nutrition Promotion. 360VA provides nutritious snacks during Leader 360° Courses to promote a nutritious lifestyle.

“I am 360 Strong” Campaign. Members are issued I am 360° Strongwristbands to serve as a reminder, as so well stated by one of our members,“...I have always been strong, but now I am even stronger and can make it through anything.”

Spouse Incentive Program. Promotes the participation of spouses in Leader 360° Courses. Spouses are so important to support of our military members, but they have so many demands on their time it is difficult for them to break away to participate. This year the Spouse Incentive Program supported 45 spouses and we hope to support many more in the coming year.

Your association was able to obtain Guide Star’s 2018 Bronze Seal of Transparency. This is very important to us and we will pursue Gold for 2019. There are many well and some not so well intended organizations raising funds under the auspices of Veteran causes. We want you, our members, and potential donors to know that their donations make a difference. 360VA is an all-volunteer staffed association that works for you.

Pay it forward: Pass the word to your “Brothers and Sisters in Arms” and our military Veterans by inviting them to register for their membership atwww.360VA.org. Send us your feedback and recommendations. Participate in member groups and pass the word and follow us on:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/360-veterans-association/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/360VA.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/360va/

Military Community Significant Days & Observances: 

  • 01 Jan 2019       Happy New Year
  • 21 Jan 2019       Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Holiday
  • 04 Feb 2019       Leader 360°Course, Vicenza Military Community
  • 11 Feb 2019       Leader 360°Course, Vicenza Military Community
  • 18 Feb 2019       President’s Day
  • 19 Feb 2019       Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
  • 01 Mar 2019       Women’s History Month
  • 03 Mar 2019       Navy Reserve Birthday
  • 05 Mar 2019       Seabee Birthday
  • 13 Mar 2019       K 9 Veterans Day (1942)
  • 15 Mar 2019       Centennial Anniversary of the American Legion (1919)
  • 25 Mar 2019       Medal of Honor Day
  • 25 Mar 2019       Leader 360°Course, Military District of Washington
  • 29 Mar 2019       Vietnam Veterans Day
  • 05 Apr 2019       Gold Star Spouses Day
  • 01 May 2019      Loyalty Day
  • 06 May 2019      Got Our Troops Golf Tournament
  • 12 May 2019      Mother’s Day
  • 18 May 2019      Armed Forces Day
  • 27 May 2019      Memorial Day Federal Holiday

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a great year!

Stay 360° Strong!

Steve Salazar

BG (R), USA
President
360 Veterans’ Association“Making the Strong Stronger”