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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 […]

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 […]

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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.  […]

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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; […]

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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 […]

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 […]