Eight Upcoming Events for Veterans and Military Families!

To receive email updates about events and services for Siouxland Veterans and Military families, please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

You be the Judge! BBQ Competition & Tasting to Benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Castle Pub, 4400 Singing Hills Blvd.
You be the Judge! Join us to sample some of the Best Pork Ribs in the Midwest! Teams will begin seasoning and smoking Saturday morning. We need you to decide the winner! Tasting and judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Only $8 for 10 ribs, Live music at 7:00 p.m. Winning team receives $500!
Proceeds benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers food assistance program for Siouxland Veterans

Military Kids Rock Event!
Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102
Military kids ages 2-10 who have a parent actively serving in the military
Includes a free Usborne Military Children’s book, Rock painting with Siouxland Rocks & Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes, Usborne Books Storytelling & Book Fair, Snacks provided by Carpet One and Isegenix.
Limited Seating: Register at https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/FHL7bRDn

Military Tent and Convoy of Hope Event
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cook Park, 520 W. 5th St. Sioux City
Free Convoy of Hope event will provide groceries, hot lunch, children’s shoes, health services, kids zone, job and career services, family portraits, haircuts, Veteran services and prayer.

50th Anniversary of the Mobilization of the 2nd Mech
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City
RSVP by Sept. 10 with names of guests
Send check for $10.00 per person to 2nd Mech 50th Reunnion
and send to 3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City, IA 51111
For more information please call Bill Anderson @ (712) 490-5043

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Support Siouxland Soldiers Dinner & Groceries Event
Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
Free event includes hot dinner, groceries, resource fair, winter clothing and more

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event
The Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event has been scheduled for Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 @ Liberty Elementary. More details to come. This free event includes a catered broasted Chicken Dinner meal, holiday groceries, clothing, Holiday gifts for the Military kids in attendance and resource fair.

Thank You to Those Who Made this Event Possible

Join us for a free public screening of the new Afghan documentary, ‘Trauma’ at the Sioux City Orpheum. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the 90 min. film will begin at 6:00 p.m.

We would like to thank the Orpheum Theatre for donating their beautiful venue for this event.

We would also like to thank the film producer, The Colony for donating their film rights for tonight’s screening. This film was funded through Kickstarter. If you’d like to support this film and their great work in sharing these Veterans’ stories, please make a donation here: https://www.paypal.me/traumafilm

Thank you to all of the Veteran Service Organizations who are participating in this event including:

185th Yellow Ribbon Program – Loni Kuhlman
113 CAV Iowa National Guard Family Support – Jacquie Adams
Iowa Workforce  – Shawn Vodenik
Iowa Transitional Assistance – Billy Foley
Operation Engage America – Lisa Nauslund
Vet Center – Mary Jordan – Amber Martin
Woodbury County Veterans Affairs – Nick Nieman
Support Siouxland Soldiers – Sarah Petersen

Stand Down Event, August 24

All Veterans, Service Members and their Dependents are invited to attend the Veterans Stand Down Event on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Long Lines Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.

This free event will include on the spot assistance, a hot meal, grocery distribution, community housing referral, medical triage, readjustment counseling, clothing, legal assistance and more.

To Receive Info On Upcoming Events
Email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com
Facebook: Support Siouxland Soldiers
Call (712) 541-8020
Visit SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com

Thank you to the event partners!

Iowa, Woodbury and Plymouth County Pork Producers
Wells Blue Bunny
Wells Fargo
Bimbo Bakeries
Food Bank of Siouxland
Micah Project
Vet Center
VA Hospital
Red Cross
and Support Siouxland Soldiers

Free, Public Movie Screening of the New Documentary ‘Trauma’

Join us for a free, public screening of the new documentary ‘Trauma’ on August 9, 2018
6:00 -7:30 p.m.
at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater

For Free Tickets Click Here: http://trauma.eventbrite.com

“Trauma,” the new Afghan war documentary, follows the daily lives of a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac platoon, depicting their heroics and struggles during service and their transition to civilian life years later.

This free event is organized by a collective partnership of the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre, film producer: The Colony and local Veteran Service Organizations. There will be representatives and information about local support services and programs in the lobby after the film.

“The film gives the audience an authentic and relentless first-person experience of the medics’ mission ― a high-powered mix of adrenaline, dust and heroism,” producer Ryan Cunningham said in a news release.

Australian journalist Harry Sanna embedded with C Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He befriended the medics and filmed hours of their daily lives on base and on missions.

This footage is interwoven with footage from 2014 and 2015 interviews with the medics in their hometowns about their memories of service and their ability to integrate into new jobs and home lives.

“My hope, with ‘Trauma,’ is to simply highlight a very small but real aspect of that war, and what it is like now for those individuals.” – Harry Sanna, Director

Click here to view the trailerhttps://trauma.film/

For Free Tickets Click Here: http://trauma.eventbrite.com

4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament – 2018

Floyd Softball will host their 4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24 at the Coca-Cola Fields at Chautauqua Park in Sioux City, IA.

Teams from across the Midwest are invited to compete with 100% of the tournament proceeds staying local and being donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers to provide food and housing assistance, emergency support and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans and Troops.

Saturday will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, and more. The grill and concessions will also be available all weekend.


Register Your Team Here

Become a Sponsor

A $100 donation will get your company name on the back of the official tournament t-shirt as well as the Floyd Softball and Support Siouxland Soldiers Facebook pages and websites.

If you would like to donate a product or service to the auction or raffle please call Sarah at (712) 541-8020. Thank you for your support!


Click here to sign-up to Volunteer!  Join us for a fun, fund-raising event for Support Siouxland Soldiers while supporting our Siouxland Military! We are seeking 30 volunteers to work 3 hour shifts selling raffle tickets and announcing winners at the raffle tables at the 4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament.


Call Rita at (712) 279-0248 or Sarah at (712) 541-8020

Support Siouxland Soldiers BBQ








Support Siouxland Soldiers invites all Service Members, Veterans and Military families to attend our upcoming BBQ on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Long Lines Rec Center, Hall of Fame, 401 Gordon Dr.

This free event will include:

  • a BBQ supper of corn bread muffins and pork ribs smoked by Famous Dave’s
  • sides and desserts provided by the American Red Cross
  • a box of groceries provided by a partnership of Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Food Bank of Siouxland
  • free clothing and hygiene items provided by the Micah Project
  • and a resource fair organized by Operation Engage America!

We hope to see you all there!


Choose which shift you’d like to help with below:

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Volunteer to hand out groceries

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pack grocery boxes and clothing setup

Help Support our Siouxland Veterans & Troops!

If you would like to make a secure, online and tax-deductible donation to help offset our Veteran support event costs, please click here. Thank you!


Support our Siouxland Troops and the Sioux City Stampede!

Join us in Supporting our Siouxland Troops and 2017 Midwest Football Alliance Champions, the Sioux City Stampede! The Stampede Football Season opener is Saturday May 5th at Memorial Field.

The Stampede will honor our Siouxland Troops, Veterans and Military families with a Military Appreciation Night at the first home game on Saturday, May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

The evening will include:

  • $3 off tickets with Military ID (Normal tickets are $10 per game)
  • Presentation of the Colors by the 185th Air National Guard
  • Military swear-in ceremony during half-time
  • Throw-outs and other tributes throughout the game

We hope to see you all there as we support our Siouxland Military and our Sioux City Stampede!