MAY 2023

I want to thank all of you for your Arizona Qualified tax contribution not only to the JAVC but also all the very worthy charities in your locations. You help us all make a difference in so many lives.

We look forward to seeing you at the Veterans Resource Fair on May 5th at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the opening ceremony will be at 9:45 AM. We will close at 2:00 PM. We will be drawing the winner for the life size wooden motorcycle that was donated by the GEO Group. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Resource Fair. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.

Kingman Area Food Bank Director Ryan Garcia has announced that Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM will be a veteran only time slot. The Food Bank is located at 2930 E. Butler Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409. Thank you, Ryan and the BOD.

The VA may offer housing grants for Veterans and service members with certain service-connected disabilities so they can buy or change a home to meet their needs and live more independently. Changing your home might involve installing ramps or widening doorways. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant—and how to apply. More information is available at or you can call 800-827-1000.

Like many states, Arizona has added benefits for veterans. For a comprehensive list please visit

The Arizona Coalition of Military Families has initiated a program known as BeConnected. They have many resources for you to connect with and a lot of them are statewide. Please call 866-429-8387 with your request.

There will be a Veterans Stand Down at Twin Arrows Navajo Resort in Flagstaff on June 29th. For more information please contact 928-286-7446 or email

Residents of Kingman with a low income may contact JAVC at 928-715-1244 and request free bus passes for KART.

The Kingman Downtown Merchants Association will be meeting on Friday, May 12 at 3:00 PM to discuss the possibility of no longer coordinating the Kingman Veterans Day Parade if someone or organization does not step up to assist and eventually take on the organizing. They meet at the Chamber Office MCC Building across from the “Old Rickety Cricket” at 309 E. Beale Street. If you would like to speak to her directly, or more immediately, she would be happy to discuss any details by calling: 928.279.8448 or emailing

Military and Veteran related holidays in May:

May 1, 2023 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, it is an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured Veterans”.

May 12, 2023 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – This date recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses.

May 13, 2023 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A Day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our freedom.

May 20, 2023 – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May, this is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 29, 2023 – Memorial Day A solemn occasion to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military.

Many towns have a special service for Memorial Day. Check your local media outlets or veterans service organizations for more information.

Stay safe!

Dorn Patrick Farrell, Executive Director and President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, INC (JAVC)
315 Oak St.
PO Box 4463
Kingman, AZ 86402
Member AZ Veterans Hall of Fame