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Bud Cordes, Florence Blake & Ken Wilson at a recent fund raising event at Food 4 Less

Desk of the Chairman April 2022

April is here and with it a number of themes to recognize.  Even though April starts with April Fool’s Day on the 1st, it is the National Month of Hope, Stress Awareness Month and Military Child month.  April is the first full month of spring where days start getting longer, flowers and trees start showing […]

Chairman Haines presenting WW2 medallions to USN vet Helen Fairley, USMC vet Ben Martens, Elise Armour widow of USAF Vet Richard Armour, Mary Bradford, widow of Army vet Edward Bradford J

Desk of the Chairman March 2022

March is Women’s History Month and is celebrated on March 8th.  Do you know of a woman that has contributed to our military or your community, state or country that has made a positive difference?  Remember them in March!  I want to also recognize that the Navy Seabees have a birthday on March 5th. The […]

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Desk of the Chairman February 2022

Wow…can you believe that February is already here, and we find ourselves guessing whether the groundhog will see its shadow or not on February 2nd!  Two of our country’s greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, were both born in February, and we celebrate their combined birthdays on February 21st which is now known as […]

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Desk of the Chairman January 2022

January is the beginning of a new year and as such gives us all an opportunity to lay a new way forward in front of us.  New Year’s Day is a day where many of us watch football, recover from New Year’s Eve parties, and begin to think about how we want the rest of […]

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Desk of the Chairman December 2021

On December 13th we will celebrate the birthday of the first militia formed 385 years ago in 1636 in what is now known as Massachusetts.  Happy Birthday National Guard.  December is a busy month for most Americans.  December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a day that sparked our official entrance into World War 2.  […]

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Desk of the Chairman November 2021

Happy 246th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps on November 10th.  Semper Fidelis to all Marines, for once a Marine, always a Marine!  Also, November 11th is Veterans Day, a day when all that have served their country in the armed forces are acknowledged and thanked for their service.  November also marks the celebration […]

Chairman Haines presents Medallion to daughter of LTC Allen Carrico

Desk of the Chairman October 2021

Happy 246th Birthday to the United States Navy on October 13th.  Also, thank a fireman the weekend of October 2-3.  Whether a local firefighter within your community or those fighting fires in forests and on rangeland across this country; we owe you a lot for what you do. I am excited to report that your […]

Large Chapter of the Year Award:   L-R NCOA President Paul Kingsbury, Trustee Rachael Watters, Chairman of the Board Terry Haines

Desk of the Chairman August 2021

August is upon us and I want to take a moment to wish the United States Coast Guard happy birthday.  They were established on August 4, 1790 and have done this nation proud for hundreds of years.  August 4, 1964 also marked the beginning of the Vietnam War; a war that impacted many of our […]

Rogue Chapter Chairman presented an NCOA World War Two Medallion to Army veteran Harry Howard at a recent veteran breakfast gathering.

Desk of the Chairman July 2021

July doesn’t have a lot of days that highlight historical events, but there is one worth remembering.  July 4th is Independence Day, a date established by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.  The significance of this day has been somewhat lost in recent years as forces try to downplay what this day really means.  […]

Terry Haines, Rachael Watters, Ron Kohl & Ken Wilson present Veterun check to Chad & Kathy Robichaux

Desk of the Chairman June 2021

June brings about the anniversary of D-Day, the 6th of June where thousands of brave young men stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the eviction of the German army from France and ultimately bring about the end of WW2 in Europe a little over a year later.  June also celebrates the Birthday of the […]

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Desk of the Chairman May 2021

May is upon us and there are several days to remember. May 7th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. May 8th is the anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe.  Mother’s Day is the 9th and date that all guys had better remember.  May 16th is Armed Forces Day, so whether you served or are […]

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Desk of the Chairman April 2021

April is upon us and for many of us, we celebrate Easter.  April is also the month when the Persian Gulf War had its official Cease Fire on the 11th; Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day is celebrated on the 9th and finally, the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo is remembered on the 18th.  Thank you […]