Military and Veterans Service Alliance
of the Lowcountry South

Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS)

On May 22, 2014, the Lowcountry Council of Governments will host two Public Kick-Off sessions for Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS) being conducted for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort.  Click here for details.

Bowling for the Brave

Station 300, a bowling and entertainment complex located at 25 Innovation Drive, Buckwalter Place in Bluffton, is dedicating the month of May 2014 to supporting the veterans of the Lowcountry.  $1.00 for every game bowled will go to support the Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry and Honor our Heroes Foundation, both founding members of MAVSA.

Zeppelins Bar & Grill, located in Station 300, is also creating special military themed drinks such as Anchors Away and The Rolling Thunder for the month.  $1.00 for each drink sold will also be donated.

The goal is to raise $15,000 for the two veteran-support organizations.  Participants can register groups during May to bowl and/or attend the tournament celebration on May 31.  Contact a Station 300 event planner at 843-815-2695, ext. 3, or
send an email.

Click here to visit Station 300's web site.

Armed Forces Day Annual Rib Burnoff

The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island is conducting the 18th Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island from 11:30 to 3:30 on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to honor active military families who will receive special admission rates of $10 per person over 12 years old.  Regular admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.  A couple of MAVSA organizations, Operation R&R and VIM are among the charities that will benefit.

Creating Community Solutions for Mental Health

Beaufort County's Mental Health Access Coalition is holding the second Community Conversation on Mental Health to be held on May 17 at Okatie Elementary School from 10 am to 2 pm.  Click here for details on this event.

A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart is a play based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam. It’s drawn from interviews with 26 women that were done in the 1980s, and the six main characters in the play are based on composites of those women. Three are nurses, one is an NCO Intelligence Officer, one is a Red Cross “Donut Dolly,” and one is a singer who tours with a USO shows. The show begins and ends with the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall, and in between, through monologues and scenes, we see how they were before, during, and after their experience of the war.

The play will run May 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 and 25 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a special show exclusively for military members, veterans and their families on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Center for the Arts is on the USCB campus, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.  The producers are attempting to get the Vietnam Wall replica at the Performing Arts Center for the play. There will be a Military Appreciation night on May 15th where only veterans and their guests will be able to attend at a reduced price. Military ID will be requested for this performance. The Service organizations will be able to set up a table in the lobby for the event for all nights of the performance. This will raise awareness in the community about what the service organizations do for Veterans.

The attached flyer contains details about this event.

AMVETS Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Benefit Run

On Saturday, May 3, AMVETS Post 70 in Beaufort is sponsoring the 7th annual Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Benefit Run.  This is not affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.  Details for this event are available by clicking here.

Unknown Confederate Soldier Identified

The only Confederate soldier interred in the Beaufort National Cemetery with a tombstone marked as unknown has been identified.  He is Private Haywood Treadwell of the 61st NC Volunteers, Company G.  Events will include a Friday evening, May 9, symposium, and a Saturday, May 10, unveiling of the new headstone.  Click here to see details about this event.

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