Desk of the Chairman

NCOA July 2022

Desk of the Chairman July 2022

July is here, and with it, we celebrate the 4th of July as a day when we recognize our Independence. We have parades, family gatherings with BBQs, and fireworks displays. […]

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Desk of the Chairman June 2022

June is here already, and we will be halfway through 2022.  June 6th marks the anniversary of D-Day which was the beginning of the end of the Nazi threat on […]

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Desk of the Chairman May 2022

May is upon us, a month with family as we recognize our mothers on Mother’s Day, May 8th, and it ends on a somber note as we celebrate Memorial Day […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]