Women in the Air Force 51 years ago


The Veteran Club’s Guest Speaker for April will be Denise Bianca, Lt Col, USAF Retired. Her topic will be “Women in the Air Force 51 Years Ago.” Denise enlisted in the Air Force in March, 1972. Her first assignment was as an Operating Room Technician, starting a career of almost 29 years as a recruiter, F-4 aircraft electrician, personnel specialist, then becoming an officer in 1984. 

As an officer, Denise became a Colocated Operating Base  Commander, and finishing her career as the Commander of the 261st Combat Communications Squadron, Van Nuys, CA, whose leadership at one time provided the most Combat Comm Specialists deployed to hot spots around the world. 

Denise spoke to the Veteran’s Club in December, 2012, and was very well received. Her presentation should be very interesting for all.

Red White & Blue BBQ


Please mail a check to "SCA Veterans Club,  2450 Hampton Rd, Hendrson, NV, 89052, or payment can be put into the Veterans Club Mailbox in the Fitness area of the Anthem Center. Seating limited to 200 people 

Larry Hattersley & Steve Holmstrom NVDS Advocates


Larry Hattersley was on active-duty in the U.S. Air Force from June 1962 to September 1966.  He was a SGT -E4 in the Air Police stationed in Korea and Japan. And then served 25 years with the U.S. Marshals Service from 1970-1995.

He has been an SCA resident from 2000 to the present. He served two terms each with the ARC and Covenants committees.

Mr. Hattersley has served as a Veterans Advocate for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) for four years.  Primary duties are to help educate and inform active duty military members, Guard, and Reserve members, as well as veterans and their families, about the benefits that they may be eligible for.

Since 2003, he has served as a Nevada District Appeals Board Member for the United States Selective Service System.  

Steve Holmstrom was on active duty from April 1969 to January 1971 in the US Army. He did basic training at Ft Lewis, WA, EIT in airframe repair at Ft Eustis, VA, then Engineer OCS at Ft Belvoir. He completed his active duty while stationed again at Ft Lewis.

Mr. Holmstrom has been a Veterans Advocate since 2022. His duties are the same as Mr. Hattersley.

To earn their certification as a Veterans advocate, they completed 20 class modules that are taken online.  After completing and passing all modules, they were certified as a Veterans Advocate (VA).  A VA must be recertified every three years.  He also volunteers with the NDVS Outreach Director for Southern Nevada.


2023 Veterans Club Board of Directors


Frank BiancaDon WalshPat PrevostoLaurie DeGarmo
Robert BushCarmen RickenbackBob GatewoodDebbie Glazier
Tony PatirePhil CitronPatty Ko Paul MacDowell 
Bonnie Meadows   

Veterans Club Color Guard

The SCAVC Color Guard was organized in 1999 and marches  at club events throughout the year.  

Phil Citron USMC (Color Guard Commander) Arnie Malinger USA; George Price USN;