Operation Outreach To Serve Del Webb Community

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Operation Outreach To Serve Del Webb Community With pleasure we announce that the Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters (DWLRAVMS) – under the leadership of Commander Herman Martinez and Vice Commander Jerry Hufford – has commissioned a new service for all our community residents known as "Operation Outreach." The focus of Operation Outreach is twofold: To … Read More

Lakewood Ranch Veterans Group Donates Bike to Turning Points

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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters’ monthly meeting on February 12 featured the donation of a nearly new road bike to Turning Points spokesperson Edwin Robinson, who was our guest speaker. “A resident of our Del Webb community passed away shortly after purchasing a high quality road bike,” explained AVMS Commander Herman Martinez. “His wife was … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting: March 12th at 6:30pm in the Oasis Club House

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In March, we host Ambassador Deb Kehoe (Left in picture) who represents Homes For Our Troops. HFOT is a wonderful organization that provides debt-free housing for those combat-wounded veterans who can no longer be employable. AVMS Commander Herman Martinez was personally involved in a similar program in the Orlando area. “I can tell you, it brings you chills when you … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting: February 12th at 6:30pm in the Oasis Club House

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Lakewood Ranch Veterans Group Monthly Meeting February 12 Come join us for our Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters February meeting on Tuesday, February 12. Our guest speaker for the meeting is Mr. Edwin Robinson, Program Manager for Turning Points, a local community and Veterans service organization “Yellow Ribbon Program”. This is a wonderful cause in … Read More

Richard Albero Speaks at Lakewood Ranch Veterans Group Meeting

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Albero Walked 1,200 Miles, Raised $56,000 for Project Wounded Warrior Del Webb Lakewood Ranch resident Richard Albero was guest speaker at the October 9, 2018 monthly meeting of the Association of Veterans and Military Supporters. Albero offered a short presentation about his solo 1,200 mile walk that raised $56,000 for Project Wounded Warrior. Albero’s effort occurred 3 years ago starting … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting will be November 13th from 6:30 to 8pm in our Club House

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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters Monthly Meeting November 13 Our next Manatee County veterans group monthly meeting is November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm. The meeting location is the Oasis Amenity Center in Del Webb Lakewood Ranch. In honor of Veteran’s Day the Del Webb AVMS group plans to make a donation to the Manasota Operation … Read More

Member of the Quarter: Steve Dretar

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Lt Col Steve Dretar

Member of the Quarter: Steve Dretar Lt. Col Stephen Dretar entered the USAF on June 6, 1973, after graduating from the USAF Academy. After graduation, he attended pilot training at Laughlin AFB, TX and F4C fighter transition training at Luke AFB, AZ. Subsequent assignments included: Elmendorf AFB, Alaska Osan AB, Japan and ROK Holloman AFB, Arizona Lt Col Dretar retired … Read More