McClellan Commissary will be having their biannual Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale June 28, 29, and 30. Each year they hold a sale around May/ June time frame and then again around September and October. Products are sold by the case or in large club pack sizes. Customers can save up to 50% or more off the regular price. By law they are not able to post prices outside the commissary. Patrons can also find more information at https://www.commissaries.com such as store locations, store hours, events, upcoming sales, jobs, holiday closures, savings, and other relevant information.
We encourage you to call a veteran friend you may not have seen in a while and just say hello. See how they are doing. A study of veteran suicides from 21 states came up with a 2010 national estimate of 22 suicides per day. Based on this number we have implemented a monthly “call a veteran day” on the 22nd of each month. Call a veteran you might not have heard from in a while. See how it’s going.
You should be aware, however, that the veterans most likely to contemplate suicide are NOT the current war vets but older vets. As a group, veterans are old. Military service being far rarer than it was in the days of the draft, more than 91% of the nation's 22 million veterans are at least 35 years old, and the overwhelming majority did not serve in the post-9/11 era. About 72% of veterans are at least 50. The VA found that people in this age group account for 69% of veteran suicides — or more than 15 of the 22 per day.
With this in mind, any suicide is too many but do not assume that our recent active and inactive vets are more at risk than their older counterparts. A couple things to point out are that veterans are NOT committing suicide at a greater rate than the general population and the studies do not place blame on VA, military service, or any other specific cause. The studies were inconclusive on causes. That being said, if you can help a friend just by calling and letting them know you care, you are making someone’s quality of life a little better and probably your own as well.
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As the unique representative of the Army’s professional association in the greater Sacramento and surrounding areas, we support America’s Army, its members and our chapter members and our stakeholders by assisting our Soldiers and their Families by outreach to foster greater understanding of the Army and Landpower needs for the 21st century.
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A few years of military service enabled some of us to gain a college education. For others, it was the start of a career. For many veterans, their military service was their earliest opportunity to gain independence, responsibility, and leadership skills while serving their country. There’s a way US Army veterans and civilians can honor the traditions of their military service. That’s by becoming a member of the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter of AUSA!
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army, the men and women who serve or have served and their families.
In the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter of AUSA, we provide and support local community events and organizations supporting our armed forces and veterans.
Below in orange is a map of the area we cover.
About Us - Meet our officers, links to our corporate and liason members
History - Our activities since 2011
Membership - Information on joining AUSA and the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter
AUSA Calendar - Upcoming events for AUSA and the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter
N CA Mil Calendar - Veteran support and other events in the Northern California Area including Blue Star Moms, Scottish American Military Society, VFW, etc.
Photos - Links to photos from our events