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May 2020 Update

May is a solemn month for those who have served.  Memorial Day is a day when we remember the lives of those who did not return that served alongside and […]


April 2020 Update

April is upon us and this April will be unlike any other April in the recent past if ever.  Tax Day, April 15th has been pushed back to July 15th.  […]

Chairman Haines presenting Certificate of Recognition to Trustee Dan Reno for his work on getting the Chapter Newsletter out to our membership

March 2020 Update

March is Women’s History Month.  I want to acknowledge and promote the fact that women have served honorably and side by side without complaints for decades and it is important […]

Vets at Grants Pass breakfast 2-6-20

February 2020 Update

February is here and we celebrate President’s Day which consolidates Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and Washington’s Birthday which is February 22nd into one national Holiday so that most of […]


January 2020 Update

January is upon us and we look forward and hope that this next decade starts off in a memorable way.  The Christmas and New Year holidays usually mean family, time […]

Navy Announces Targeted Reentry Program

December 2019 Update

December is upon us once again.  We start off remembering Pearl Harbor Day.  December 7th, the Day that will live in infamy and transition to Christmas to end the month […]

Bud Cordes and Terry Haines at Texas Roadhouse on Veterans Day raising fund.

November 2019 Update

November is the month that we in America celebrate three significant events.  Veterans Day, November 11th is a day that was originally called Armistice Day commemorating the end of World […]

Terry Haines swearing in our newest Trustee, Dan Reno.

October 2019 Update

One of the jobs of a leader is to lead.  Being a leader does not necessarily mean that you will be everyone’s friend.  From time to time we all need […]


September 2019 Update

Thank those of you who responded with encouraging remarks to my last as well as all of my previous articles.  Even when we disagree on a point, I appreciate it […]


August 2019 Update

August for most of us is the traditional last month of summer.  Many are still traveling on vacation and kids are preparing for the inevitable return to school.  Baseball is […]


July 2019 Update

July brings upon us the celebration of our Nation’s birth.  Many of us will be involved in patriotic parades either as participants or attendee.  There will be a massive amount […]

honor flight June 2019

June 2019 Update

As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, another milestone in modern military history will be remembered.  Thousands and thousands of terrified young men stormed numerous beaches in France in […]