Standown is a term used during war to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area.


We don't leave our wounded behind...


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EBSD 2016 is being planned for September 15-18, 2016
at the Alameda County Fairgrounds


Our next community meeting is:

August 9th, 6pm, at the Danville Veterans Memorial Building (VMB)


2016 Volunteer Regiatration is now open HERE

Volunteer categories

The MINIMUM Volunteer Age is 13 years of age.
ALL Volunteers under 16 (sixteen) years of age must be under the
constant supervision of an onsite responsible Adult when at EBSD.
Closed-toe Shoes are required for safety when at EBSD.

A community is often judged by how well it takes care of its own. Serving those who have served our Nation is the primary goal of the East Bay Stand Down.

The East Bay Stand Down is a consortium of community organizations coming together to provide a four-day event every other year that bring together the nine-county homeless and at-risk military Veterans living in the Bay Area of California, connecting them with services ranging from:

VA HealthCare, Dental, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. The East Bay Stand Down is currently held at Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton, California, serving no more than 500 Veterans. MORE...

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2014 News Articles Links

LZ Burbine Thursday
LZ Burbine Friday
LZ Burbine Saturday
LZ Burbine Sunday
New Photos found from 1999!


2016 Major Sponsors

VNV of Diablo Valley


Palo Alto Veterans Admin
Palo Alto
Healthcare System
Alameda Fairgrounds
Online Marketing & Publishing

Pleasanton Rotary North

Pleasanton Rotary North

Lafayette Veterans

Lafayette War Veterans

Northrop Grumman
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Dept of Defense
Innovative Readiness
Training (IRT) Units