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2012 Anchorage Stand Down Serves Veterans in Need

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"Convoy of Care for Veterans"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 26, 2012 – Anchorage Stand Down will be held at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport North Terminal.  Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A variety of information from various federal, state, municipal, and non-profit agencies will be available as well as medical screening, clothing distribution, a continental breakfast and noon meal.  An opening ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m.  The event targets homeless Veterans and Veterans in Need to offer a “hand up.” 

For Veterans showing a VA ID card, there will be free People Mover bus transportation to the airport (Bus 7A) as well as to the two “rally points” where Princess Cruise Shuttle Buses will shuttle participants to the airport.  The schedule for the shuttle buses is as follows:

SHUTTLE #1 NORTHWAY MALL TO AIRPORT NORTH TERMINAL: Parking Lot of Northway Mall – West side of Carr's (side nearest Airport Heights).  Look for Princess Cruise Tour Bus.   Pick-ups will occur at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., Last Pick-up is 3:00 p.m.  Returns will leave the North Terminal back to the Northway Mall at  8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.   

SHUTTLE #2 VA DOMICILIARY, 3001 C  STREET  TO AIRPORT NORTH TERMINAL.  Look for Princess Cruise Tour Bus on the south side of Domiciliary.  Pick-ups will occur at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Last Pick-up is 3:30 p.m.  Returns will leave the North Terminal back to the Domiciliary at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.

For general information, you may contact VA Public Affairs at 257-5490 or marcia.hoffman-devoe@va.gov or Health Care for Homeless Veterans Programs at 273-4050 or john.pendrey@va.gov.  Tax deductible donations may be mailed to Stand Down, Inc., P.O. Box 92135, Anchorage, AK  99509.  Stand Down is a drug and alcohol free event.