50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CITY OF SAN MATEO’S ADOPTED UNIT MARCH 4, 1968
COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION AND HONORING VIETNAM VETS (ABU) AND ACTIVE TROOPS OF BASTOGNE BRIGADE MARCH 22-25, 2018
Officials with the City of San Clemente and San Clemente Chamber of Commerce were invited by San Clemente’s Adopt Unit, the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines to participate in a morning tour of the USMC Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Lt. Col Cook and Captain Anderson provided an overview of base operations and arranged for interaction with fellow Marines in various assignments on base. The City and Chamber officially adopted the 2-4 Marines on July 3, 1996 through the America Supporting Americans program which encourages communities across the country to share support and form a bond created by connecting brave military servicemen and women with civilian forces. The City of San Clemente is thankful for the 2-4 Marines’ kind gesture and for their dedicated service to America.
The Westlake Sunrise Rotary Club proclaimed June as ASA Solder Appreciation Month. Members will be collecting items to ship to Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq and donating money for postage. Here is a picture of a certificate from US Congresswoman Brownley being presented to Rotary commending the club for working with ASA in support of our Soldiers.
One of ASA’s Units before they deployed A/2-35 INF on the Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor The USS Missouri made its final resting place at Pearl Harbor & overlooks the USS Arizona
Map of Adoptive Cities
Fort Campbell Soldiers To Honor their older Brothers
One of the events at this year's “Fort Campbell’s Week Of Eagles” (WOE) August 13-20 will be a Welcome Home Ceremony that mirrors the Welcome Home Ceremony that our units returning currently receive. The WOE Welcome Home Ceremony, will be for the Vietnam Veterans, as its felt they didn't receive a proper welcome home. the Welcome Home Ceremony is open to all era veterans who wish to participate. Following the official Welcome Home Ceremony, expected to last about an hour, there will be a reception along with time to mingle with current soldiers. The Welcome Home Ceremony will be Sunday, August 16, at 1500.