Veteran's Benefits and Services
Military Appreciation Day- 11 NOV
-3 lined up almost two dozen bikes outside Coastal Carolina University's (CCU) Brooks Stadium in Conway to the sound of practicing cheerleaders cheering, college bands playing, football teams practicing, and the CCU announcer's booming voice. This was the way that CCU hosted and showed not just -3, but the whole Myrtle Beach Veteran Community how much they appreciate the dedication, loyalty, comradery, and sacrifice of Veterans everywhere....but ESPECIALLY in the Myrtle Beach area/Horry County. We lined up our bikes in the hash marks (EXCEPT for MOOSE) and greeted the home team CCU to LOUD, ROARING, and racing engines, mixed with the "CCU fog", as they ran through the tunnel and onto the field. Despite the coldness, we were energetic and optimistic for CCU to beat Troy University; alas it was not to be !!! CCU lost 42 to 17, with CCU not scoring a point after the third quarter.
See You Next Year Chanticleers on Veteran's Day 2018---Best of Luck in your season !
Patching-In: 04 NOV 17
On 04 NOV 17 the chapter patched-in our newest FULL MEMBER by awarding the FM Patch to Navy Vet Phil Pilot for his time in combat in Iraq from 2005-2006. "Thank You for Your Service and WELCOME HOME Brother !!!!" Never forget to LIVE the motto of "I got your six !" Dedicate yourself truly to "have your comrade's back" to -3 members AND any Veteran your path comes upon. Huah !!
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Tanger Outlet Special Hero Awards- 11 NOV
On 11 NOV the Tanger Outlet in North Myrtle Beach gave special recognition two of our own as a "Special Hero". This recognition was extremely meaningful to WALDO and SPECIAL K. These two comrades were given a fabric US Flag signed by local Veterans. What a great way for our local community to express their appreciation for the efforts of our comrades-in-arms. Huah !!!!
The "New and Improved " Bike Night - 10 NOV 17
On 02 NOV 17 the 34-3 chapter initiated their "new and improved" Bike Night; we went from having it weekly at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach to once quarterly at The Whiskey Fish in Murrells Inlet. We were able to partner with The Whiskey Fish Saloon and scheduled in one of our favorite local bands: "Throwing Peanuts at Monkeys (yes--that's their real name)--as ALWAYS --awesome tunes throughout the night ! We instituted three new crowd favorite bike competitions such as: Best In Show, Best Paint, and Loudest Stereo. As well, we also garnered the crowds approval with our first "Pin-Up Contest" withALL the proceeds going to local Veterans who daily are in need. The next Bike Night will be in the spring with time/exact date to be determined.
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Founded in 2012 and recognized as a Chapter in 2014 . CVMA 34-3 is dedicated to helping Veterans in the Horry County Area. Known as the -3 (dash 3) Crew locally, we are contacted to perform in ceremonies, raise and donate funds, as well as participate in local social activities throughout the area. Click below to learn more about us.
Currently, CVMA 34-3 is involved in fund raising events weekly. We donate a large portion of our collected monetary gifts to Operation Welcome Home as well as providing local veterans with service/companion animals, emergency monetary assistance, emergency housing, as well as "Homeless Emergency Bags" throughout two-four counties.
Introducing the "new" 34-3 Chain of Command !On 02 NOV 17 the 34-3 chapter elected a new Commander, Executive Officer, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Senior Road Captain. A hearty Congradulations and "Get To Work !!" to JEWELS, CAJUN, CRUX, and GUNNER !! We wish you the best as you act and make decisions on behalf of the chapter and the needs of the local community of Veterans.
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