St. Tammany Parish President's Veterans and Military Affairs Advisory Council
The purpose of the VMAAC is to advise the Parish President with respect to the affairs of veterans and the extended military community of St. Tammany Parish. It also strives to increase public awareness on the needs of veterans, military personnel, and their families. VMAAC meetings are open to the public. Join us and be part of a wonderful organization that helps St. Tammany Parish be the premier destination to live, work, and play for those who served.
Featuring Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Join us as our panel of speakers featuring: Dr. William "Ron" Hill - Suicide Prevention Coordinator Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System of New Orleans, Dr. Charles Preston - Coroner St. Tammany Parish, Lynette Savoie - Executive Director St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of Suicide (STOPS), Stacy Gilmore - Outreach Specialist
Martha Benson - Program Coordinator NAMI St. Tammany
VMAAC exists to provide support, services and advocacy for warriors, veterans and their families in appreciation for their everyday sacrifices on our behalf.
This event is FREE and open to the public but SPACE IS LIMITED.
For more information or to register your attendance, please contact VMAAC@Yahoo.com.
St. Tammany Parish officials said last Friday and Saturday were the first nights that pier patrons could enjoy night fishing until 11 p.m.
According to the parish, night fishing is just one of the new options available for visitors to the pier. The pier is located on East Howze Beach Road near Slidell.
On Wednesdays, the parish is offering discount days. Military members, active and retired, and senior citizens can fish for $1.
Pier hours have also changed. They are:
- Closed Monday and Tuesday
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
- 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Children under 12 fish for free. Regular admission is $3 per person, and sightseers pay $1. Visitors must also have a valid Louisiana fishing license.
I am both humbled, and honored, to have been elected to serve as the Chairman, St. Tammany Parish President’s Veterans and Military Affairs Advisory Council (VMAAC), for 2015. The St. Tammany Parish President and Council stood up the VMAAC with Resolution C-3456, July 12, 2012. We serve as the “Eyes and Ears” for St. Tammany Parish Government in all matters relating to our amazing Veterans and Military Community. Our focus is to be Community “Ambassadors” and advocate on behalf of our Veterans and to connect Veterans and their Families with all resources available to them to improve their quality of life and standards of living. We help our Veterans to connect with Veterans, Military, Civic, Government, Community Action Agencies, non-Government Organizations (NGO), etc., to acquire all benefits and entitlements they deserve. On-going issues include Veterans-in-Crisis - - Homelessness, Veterans Stand-Down 2015, Sexual Assault, Drug Abuse, non-Judicial “Veterans Court”, and many other timely and relevant issues.
Our Regular VMAAC meeting are generally the 2nd Tuesday of each month (with the exeption of Summer-Break) at 6:00 P.M., Staff Conference Room, Building “B”, St. Tammany Parish Government Administrative Complex, Koop Drive, Mandeville. All meetings are open to the public. Although the St. Tammany Parish President has appointed 20 members to the VMAAC (per Resolution C-3456), all organizations - - Veterans, Military, Civic, Community Action, non-Profits, et al - - within and from outside the parish “Have a seat”, and a “Say so”, at the table. Any and all input will be valued and considered. We are all part of the “Team” and corporate body to assist and support our Veterans and Military Community to the greatest extent possible.
Again, the VMAAC exists so we can provide services and advocacy for warriors, veterans and their families. This year we want to enhance our ability to provide that support and show our appreciation for those who sacrifice everyday on our behalf.
Our next meeting is August 11, 2015.
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired)
Chairman 2015, VMAAC
The VMAAC is not a professional benefit, medical, legal, or like organization. Information found in the website is strictly informational and the third party subject matter may change without update.
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