Desk of the Chairman

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 […]

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Desk of the Chairman March 2021

March is upon us and with our entry in this month we can look forward to the coming of spring and the departure, very soon I hope, of winter.  March also marks the establishment of the Navy Reserves as well as marks the birthday of the Navy Seabees.  The one phrase that I associate with […]

The picture is Chairman presenting the VeteRun proceeds to the SOVB Board for the Vietnam Wall Project.

February 2021 Update

This year started with a ton of hope on my part and that all changed on January 9th when my wife passed away.  It has been an extremely difficult past couple of weeks, but two things have sustained me.  My Lord and savior along with my family and the literally hundreds of well wishes and […]

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January 2021 Update

It’s here!  2021 is here and all of the issues and struggles that 2020 subjected us to can now begin to be replaced with the hope that a new year brings.  January starts off with New Year’s Day and many people go through the ritual of making resolutions.  Let’s just focus on one.  2021 will […]

Rogue Chapter Trustees presenting award to Paradux Media for outstanding sustained support

December 2020 Update

December is upon us and we barely have had time to recover from Thanksgiving and now we find the official start of winter and a Christmas that has COVID pressing in on it from all sides.  Each of us has a decision to make.  The start of December marks the 79th anniversary of the attack […]

Ken Wilson, our newest trustee

November 2020 Update

November brings us Veteran’s Day which started as a day to commemorate the end of WW1 and over time transitioned to a day when the service of all veterans is acknowledged. Like many things, this year it will be different. COVID-19 imposed restrictions on public gatherings may have cancelled or modified many of the traditional […]

Chairman Haines presented Russ Schweikert, Lauren Trantham & Melanie Madden, the Veterun committee, with awards from NCOA for their hard work.

October 2020 Update

September was National Suicide Prevention Month and it hit close to home for one of our International Board members who as an active duty first sergeant had to deal first hand because a member of his unit took their own life.  In this fast-paced world that is so disrupted on so many levels, it is […]

At a fund raiser was for the upcoming VeteRun.

September 2020 Update

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and with the veteran suicide rate on or near an all-time high, it has never been more important for each of you to reach out to your buddies and do buddy checks to make sure that your buddy will be there tomorrow. My fellow Non Commissioned Officer Association (NCOA) […]

Chairman Haines swears in our newest trustee, Army Sgt. Rachael Watters.

August 2020 Update

Several years ago I made telephone calls to several members at large in the Midwest and New England areas as part of a project to clean up our database.  At that time I was encouraged by many of you regarding your support for NCOA.  Several of you even indicated that you might be interested in […]

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July 2020 Update

July is normally a month when we celebrate our Nation’s birthday with parades, fireworks, picnics, and an assortment of sporting events.  This year will be different.  Parades celebrating our history, our birthday, and patriotism are banned for fear of spreading COVID-19.  Fireworks are also banned because they might draw large crowds and God forbid we […]