Friday, September 14, 2018

7 October 2018 Fundraiser

Marines:  Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range is hosting the National Competition for the RED OKTOBER AK-47 MATCH on Sunday, 7 October.  This has the potential to be a huge fundraiser for the Utah Dixie Detachment, AFJROTC and Devil Pups.  Below is a link to a sign-up sheet for those who are able to lend assistance to the competition.



Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Devil Pup Graduates Thank Marines

On September 8, seven SoUtah Devil Pups had breakfast with Marines of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, St. George, Utah, to thank them for their support.  Devil Pups received Commendations from the Marines and PFT winner, Jason Hanks, received a monetary award for his efforts.  Thank you, Marines!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Poet Justice Johnston

Marines:  Billion and I thought you might get a kick out of a poem that Justice sent home from Devil Pup summer camp this year.  As you know, Justice is Billion's daughter and has been training with him for two years because she wanted to go to Devil Pup camp so badly.  She not only qualified at age 14, but came pretty close to a perfect PFT score at camp.

The pups all have to write a letter home to their parents.  They are only to write a letter and nothing else, but our little poet decided to add a poem on the back of her letter home.  The instructors caught it - but thought it was so funny they didn't yell at her!  Here's the poem (translation below):

Poem from Devil Pup Camp
By Justice Johnston

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why did I come here?
I think I’m screwed.
My hair is messed up
and my whole body’s sore,
I’m so flippin’ tired
I’d nap on the floor (I got MRE cheese spread on my paper)
The instructors are scary,
They’re all women here.
If I mess up,
They’ll all scream in my ear!
We get MRE’s
And they taste like trash,
They won’t let us shower –
I smell like A**.

Love you all,
I’ll be home soon,
Justice Johnston

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dreams of the Black Echo

September 3rd is the premiere of the documentary film “Dreams of the Black Echo”  This film features interviews with several local veterans (including our members) and has the honor of  opening this year’s DOCUTAH International Film Festival.  The film is a very fresh, non-political look through the eyes of young students.

The Premiere Gala on September 3rd begins with an appetizer reception at Cappeletti’s Restaurant on Tabernacle Street at 6:00pm followed by screening of the film in the Electric Theater at 7:00pm.

A donor has agreed to pay the ticket cost of $50 per person for up to 50 Vietnam Era veterans and one guest, a total of 100 tickets.  Interested Vietnam Era veterans must reply to me not later than Friday August 24th   to reserve free tickets.  Please reply right away before the free tickets are all gone.

Additional tickets may be purchased online by going to then click on the “Buy Festival Tickets” red button, then scroll down to the “Festival Gala” option.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Cox box-office.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

To You, Doc

A Tribute:


Thursday, July 26, 2018

DoD Begins Notifying Over 130,000 Vets They May Be Due Tax Refunds

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Birthday Ball Tickets Available


Tickets are still a bargain at $35 each.
9 November 2018
Choose beef medallions or salmon.
Dancing will be to Soul What band.
For tickets, call Jon Hinz