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Nov. 11, 2021

Ep. 7 Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served

Ep. 7 Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served

Veterans Association of North County Veterans Day, November 11, 2021

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Welcome Remarks - Frank Pulley, SgtMaj USMC (Ret)

Invocation - LCDR Buster L. Williams, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, MCB Camp Pendleton

Posting The Colors - Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance - Eve Nasby

National Anthem - Eve Nasby

Keynote Speaker - Daniel Whitney, Commanding Officer, H & S Battalion, MCI-West

Benediction - Walter Leverette, VANC Chaplain

ANC gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance provided by the following:

American Legion Post #760
Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation
Top NG

Color Guard
 H & S Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton

Color Sergeant: Sgt Xiaotang Xu
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Cpl Elisabeth Posey

LCpl Isaura Rioslopez 

PFC Jony Morales

VANC Volunteers & Membership 

A very special thank you to:

Dorothy’s Military Shop and Laundry

Music by Emmalyn – VANC Choir

VANC Member Organizations and Programs, * denotes Congressionally Chartered organization.

*American GI Forum, Oceanside Chapter – 3rd Thursday (6 PM)

*American Legion Post #760 N. Oceanside – 2nd Monday (6 PM)

Buffalo Soldiers – 2nd Saturday (11 AM)

Connected Warriors Yoga – Every Tuesday (10 am)

Eagle Young Marines - ongoing

*Gold Star Wives of America - Monthly

Homeless Veterans of San Diego –Monday & Wednesday (9-noon)

Hospice of the North Coast

Interfaith Community Services

Involved Men of Oceanside, 2nd Saturday (9 AM)

*Jewish War Veterans- North County 385 -2nd Sunday (10 AM)

*Marine Corps League -Camp Pendleton 3rd Thursday (6 PM)

Marine Corps Riders MC – on going

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military In Transition - Firefighter For A Day – Palomar College

*Military Order of the Purple Heart, #493 – 3rd Wednesday (1 PM)

*Military Order of the World Wars – 4th Saturday (10 AM)

Military Solutions, Inc.

Save Our Streets (SOS) - Monthly

Team Rubicon - Monthly

Team Souther – Monthly

Top NG Services

Vet Art – on going

Vets Beyond the Uniform – ongoing

Veterans Writing Group of San Diego, 3rd Saturday (11 AM)

Women Marines Association, CA7 – 2nd Saturday (11 AM)

If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below!

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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel M. WhitleyProfile Photo

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel M. Whitley

Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 11th Marine Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Whitley was born in Massapequa, NY. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1997 after graduating from Trenton State College with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

Following The Basic School and the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to 2d Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, California. During this tour, Lieutenant Whitley served as the Fire Direction Officer and the Liaison Officer for Kilo Battery, 3/12 and as the Executive Officer for Fox Battery, 2/11 completing two deployments to Okinawa, Japan with the 31st MEU.

Captain Whitley then reported to MCRD San Diego where he served as a Series Commander, Company Commander, and Assistant Depot Inspector. Captain Whitley then attended the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was subsequently reassigned to 1st Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, California.

While at 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, he served as the Assistant Operations Officer and Fire Support Coordinator for 1st Marine Regiment. He was deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06.2 as the Fire Support Coordinator for Task Force 2/2. Upon return to CONUS, he commanded Battery C and also served as the Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. Major Whitley deployed as the Operations Officer in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.2. He was the Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Albany, NY from June 2008 to June 2011. He assumed the duties of the Executive Officer for 2d Battalion, 11th Marines in July 2011 and deployed in that capacity in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 11.2. From June 2012 to April 2014, he served as the Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Logistics Officer, 11th Marine Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Whitley earned a M. A. in Human Behavior from National University in 2004.

His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.