Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Maureen Masson as New Board Member

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Santa Barbara, Calif., March 17, 2016— Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Maureen Masson to the Board of Directors. Masson brings her former experience in the United States Air National Guard to the foundation.


Masson, also known as Mo, worked as a registered nurse for 14 years. She joined the Air National Guard in 1970 as an aerovac nurse. Masson was trained at both Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and Brooks Air Force Base in Texas. She became a fully trained flight nurse in the C-9, C-141 and C-130, which was the aircraft she flew in for 21 years.


Later, Masson was in charge of training medical technicians and RNs for aerovac. They did active duty on bases in Hawaii, Korea and Panama. Her final active duty was in Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield in 1991. Masson retired in 1992 as a lieutenant colonel.



About Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation was founded by John W. Blankenship in 2003 with an initial $1 million personal gift from Pierre Claeyssens. With his wife, Hazel, he has assembled an Executive Board and an Advisory Board that is involved with several projects which honor all veterans of all wars. An extensive collection of artwork, memorabilia and personal histories are collected and ready for exhibit. Santa Barbara and the Tri-County areas from Ventura to San Luis Obispo have played vital roles in all of the wars and conflicts of the 20th Century and have a proud history of service to our nation. The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation hosts many events throughout the year to support and honor Veterans and Active Duty Military. For more information, visit www.pcvf.org or Facebook (PCVML).


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