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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Welcome to EAST BAY STAND DOWN 11-14 September 2014

Pre-registration for Veteran Participants and their Families began August 11th. Eligibility for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs services is NOT required for admission here for more info...


Registration for Volunteers for Stand Down is now OPEN here to Volunteer...
Volunteer Registration closes September 1st and no walk-in Volunteers will be accepted at Stand Down this year. Thank you for your support!

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

Tent Leaders needed now and training begins July for more information...


2014 Major Sponsors


Alameda Fairgrounds

Army Reserve
US Army Reserve Medical Command
VNV of Diablo Valley
Sovereign Order of St. John
Bank of America
Veterans Admin
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Remembrance
Veterans Remembrance Committee
Online Marketing & Publishing
VFW Auxiliary
VFW Antioch Ladies Auxiliary Post 8435
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Northrop Grumman
Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund collected donations on behalf of the San Francisco Bay Area community
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Meal and KP Equipment Donators