New Facebook Page

April 13, 2016

Squadron 283 now has a page on Facebook.  Members can see updates here on meetings and activities, post photos and other content related to the Squadron as well California Detachment and National SAL news. Go to the link here: https://www.facebook.com/squadron283/

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Adopted Platoon in Afghanistan Specially-Requested Items

March 20, 2016
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Our Adopt-a-Platoon unit in Afghanistan requests the following items for their CARE packages broken out by category below. You can drop these items by the Post any time during business hours Monday-Friday. You can also bring them to the monthly Squadron meetings. Thanks! Foods/Snacks: Trail mix, peanuts, beef jerky, homemade cookies, Clif bars,granola bars, fruit […]

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February Meeting Highlights

March 14, 2016
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      During Squadron 283’s February meeting, we were privileged to host the California Detachment Commander Robert T. Kelly Jr. The squadron presented him with a plaque to commemorate his visit while serving as Commander. Our Living History Night speaker in February was Ray Landgraf, seen here also being presented a certificate of appreciation […]

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Squadron 283 Officers attend Detachment Exec Committee Meetings

March 14, 2016
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    Prior to the spring Detachment Executive Committee meetings this past weekend, Officers and Executive Board members of Squadron 283 were privileged to attend a dinner to honor the SAL National Commander, Kevin Collier of Alaska. Afterwards, the National Commander spoke on the mission of the Sons of the American Legion and how the […]

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February Adopt-a-Platoon Shipment

March 9, 2016
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18 boxes were sent by our Adopt-a-Platoon committee during Super Bowl Weekend. We will be collecting additional items during the March 17th Squadron meeting at the Post. Please bring items to the Post for donation to our adopted platoon if you cannot make the monthly meeting.

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Squadron 283 Helps Sponsor Camp Pendleton Event for Marines and Their Families

March 9, 2016
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Squadron 283 helped to sponsor the annual family event for the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion held at the beach of Camp Pendleton. Members from the Hollywood, San Bernadino, Newport Beach, Ontario, Fontana and Pacific Palisades Squadrons also staffed a booth to help feed the Marines and family members while entertainment, contests and games were run […]

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October/November Adopt-A-Platoon Update

November 12, 2014
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Our platoon continues to benefit from the generosity of corporate sponsors and friends Squadron 283. And now it’s time for our November care packages: can you help?

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Thank You From Our Adopted Platoon!

September 21, 2014
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We recently received a thank you note from our adopted platoon. Here’s an excerpt: “On behalf of the Soldiers in my shop, we would love to thank you for the boxes of goodies that you sent addressed to SFC Stone (he shares with each Section)….”

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May Adopt-A-Platoon Update

May 30, 2014
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We have a new platoon deployed in Kuwait until March 2015! At their request, we were able to send them an Xbox 360, extra controllers, and a lot of games in addition to the usual supplies!

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March Adopt-A-Platoon Update

March 19, 2014
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While waiting to be assigned a new platoon, Neal Conners and Nicky Casalenuovo have formed an Adopt-A-Platoon club at Saint Monica High School to help support our efforts and to raise student awareness for our U.S. military. Students were able to contribute some green-packaged products for our last St. Patrick’s Day packages and will also help in the coming months with writing morale-boosting cards and letters.

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