Rogue Chapter

ID Card Renewal/DEERS

The Medford National Guard Armory is now doing ID card renewals M-F on Walk-In ONLY from 9:00 to 16:00.

Located at:
1701 South Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501

Call 503-584-3040 to make sure you have all paperwork needed before you go.

DoD DEERS Enrollment

Desk of the Chairman July 2021

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

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.  Those of us who have served in the military know how disruptive war can be.

The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 patriots, all of whom were men of means and they risked everything should the British have been victorious.  Nine died in combat, five were captured and killed as traitors, two lost sons in the fighting and most of the rest lost all of their worldly possessions.  They signed that document knowing what they risked, yet sign it they did.  Out of the Declaration came our Constitution which housed the Bill of Rights that made the United States of America a special place in world history.

Efforts to water down our Bill of Rights or in some cases eliminate those rights place all of us in a difficult position.  The sacrifice of those who signed the original documents was significant and each citizen of this country could very well find themselves in a difficult place should forces that are challenging our history, our constitution and our freedoms continue to erode those freedoms.  When we served our country, many of us went into harm’s way.  We made that journey not only out of duty, but we did it because we understood that freedom was worth the potential sacrifice.

This July 4th, remember what that day truly meant to all of those who came before us and take a moment to share those memories with our kids and families.  This year our conference that will be held in July in the home of the Alamo will be a special gathering.  I hope to see many of you there and I hope that we can all take some time to remember the true cost of freedom.  I will, how about you?

If you have any ideas or suggestions, either contact headquarters or contact me at retiredveteran89@outlook.com and I can assure you that your leadership will take note.

Strength in Unity & Leadership By Example,

MCPO (SCW) Terry M. Haines
Chairman, International Board of Directors

Recruiting Drive at the Army Navy Store in Central Point

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 United States Army on the 14th.  Happy Birthday US Army. Flag Day is also on the 14th followed by Father’s Day on the 20th, so a blessed June to all of you who are fathers!

Things are beginning to show signs of opening back up in this country after more than a year of isolation, fear, and erosion of our freedoms.  I love this association and the service and sacrifices that each of you made in order to serve our country and protect our way of life.  Some of you joined as a favor to a friend and some because you wanted a discount on an education or to be eligible for a Tricare supplement.  Some of you joined out of curiosity and some even joined to get someone off of your back.

A funny thing happened to me and perhaps the same thing happened to you.  I made new friends and NCOA and the things that we did grew on me.  How about you?  The camaraderie and friendships developed have a growing value as we age.  I am thrilled to see all of the new chapters and the engagement in activities that improve the community in which you live.

I realize that it takes time and finances to go to a national conference, but I can assure you that the benefits received are long lasting.  I encourage all of you to register and plan to attend.  The recognition afforded our Vanguard heroes makes a lasting impression on all of us and solidifies that our military has some exceptional people.  Come meet them and participate in a briefing and discussions with the SEAC and most if not all of the Senior Enlisted from our respective branches.  This year we will also be releasing our newly created strategic plan that will serve to lay the foundation for our future.  After more than a year in isolation, come to San Antonio and be part of our/your future!

If you have any ideas or suggestions, either contact headquarters or contact me at retiredveteran89@outlook.com and I can assure you that your leadership will take note.

Strength in Unity & Leadership By Example,

MCPO (SCW) Terry M. Haines
Chairman, International Board of Directors

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