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WELCOME to the Veteran Support Network (VSN) ~ Missoula Region

 

Who "WE" Are

WE are HERE for YOU!

The Missoula Region VSN is a group of Veterans, service providers, volunteers, non-profits and businesses who have built relationships in order to provide a complete portfolio of resources to help Veterans, service members, and their families obtain the services they need for transition, personal growth, and community belonging.

Veteran Service Provider (VSP) Meetings

The Missoula Region VSN meets on the 3rd WEDNESDAY of every month

Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St., Missoula (3pm)

The meetings are called Veteran Service Provider (VSP) Meetings; however, EVERYONE is welcome!

The VSN also has an ANNUAL Event

Heroes at Home BBQ: vsnmontana.org/bbqandvsap

In conjunction with the & Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) Run / Walk / RUCK: runsignup.com/vsap

Veteran Suicide Awareness ~ Community Action

Student Veteran DOCUMENTARY by Sanai Abell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkEpiTFqxh8

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** Photo of Anton & Shannon (upper right corner) by the Veterans Portrait Project (VPP) 7/11/19

Stacy is an award-winning military photographer, disabled combat veteran, and hopes to photograph Veterans in every state by the end of the year! Visit veteransportraitproject.com for more info!

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Veteran Support Network ~ Leadership

Making A Difference

"Creating Community for Veterans from Finding Homes to Whitewater Rafting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHDlWtnNnM

Anton Johnson (U.S. Army Veteran) ~ VA Readjustment Counseling Technicians

Missoula Vet Center, 910 Brooks St. Ste 101, Missoula, (406) 721-4918, Anton.Johnson@va.gov

Vet Center Call Center 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)  

Commander, Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St., Missoula, (406) 728-7749 (vfwpost209.org)
Director, XSports4Vets.org, (406) 396-8390, xsports4vets@gmail.com

Erick Kahila, MSW (U.S. Marine Corps Veteran) ~ VSAP Coordinator & HUD VASH

Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) Coordinator, (406) 224-3334, kahilaem@gmail.com or Erick.Kahila@va.gov

HUD/VASH Case Manager, David J Thatcher CBOC, MT VAHCS, 2685 Palmer Street, Suite B, Missoula (406) 493-3706, C (406) 202-5640

Member - American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula

​Rebecca Stancil, C.W.S, W.P.D.P. (U.S. Navy Veteran) ~ Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program Director

Missoula Housing Authority, APPLY: missoula.house, 1235 34th St., Missoula, (406) 549-4113, ext. 106, rstancil@missoulahousing.org

Housing Services Leader & Spokeswoman for the VSN

International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

American Legion Post 27 & the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27  

Shannon Noble (U.S. Navy Veteran) ~ Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)

Job Service – Missoula (Montana Department of Labor & Industry: montanaworks.gov), snoble@mt.gov

Veteran Service Provider (VSP) Meeting Coordinator

Outreach Specialist, Web Master & Social Media Administrator for the VSN

American Legion Post 27 & the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27

Tom Curran (U.S. Air Force Veteran) ~ Peer Support Specialist, Missoula Vet Center

910 Brooks St., Suite 101, (406) 721-4918, thomas.curran1@va.gov

VSN Events CMTE ~ Heroes @ Home & VSAP “Event Commander” (623) 229-1225, currant1973@gmail.com

Tate Jones (Son of U.S. Air Force Veteran) ~ Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History

2975 General Foster Ave. (Building T-316), Fort Missoula, (406) 239-7738, militarymuseu45@hotmail.com

WEB: http://www.fortmissoula.org/; MAILING: P.O. Box 7263, Missoula, MT 59807

Museum exhibits on War of 1812, Frontier era, Civil War, Imperial Age, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, Montanans in battle, and Civilian Conservation Corps.

Summer Hours (6/1 – 9/6): Open 7 days a week, 12 – 5pm

Fall & Spring Hours (Sept – Dec & April - June): Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 5pm

Dec – Mar: Ltd. Service, advance inquiry advised

Officers: Major Gary Lancaster, USAR (Ret) – President; Stan Cohen – Treasurer; Hayes Otoupalik – Vice President

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, (406) 728-3476. Carolyn Thompson - Assistant Director of HMFM (406) 258-3478, cthompson@missoulacounty.us

Northern Rockies Heritage Center, Heritage Hall, 3255 Fort Missoula Rd, Missoula, Heritage Hall, (406) 396-4750, info@nrhc.org

Event calendar for Heritage Hall http://nrhc.org/calendar/cal.html

​VA Welcome Kit:

https://www.va.gov/welcome-kit/

Questions / Regional VA Rep: Bob Mortenson, Veterans Experience Office (https://www.va.gov/ve/) Department of Veterans Affairs, "Veterans, Family and Community Engagement" https://www.va.gov/ve/engagement/index.asp

Contact: Bob (360) 568-4592, C (206) 554-1491, robert.mortenson@va.gov


Community Veteran Engagement Boards (CVEB) ~ Nationwide MAP of Veteran Support Networks

https://www.va.gov/ve/engagement/communityBoards.asp

Office of Community Engagement (OCE) ~ Quarterly newsletters

https://www.va.gov/HEALTHPARTNERSHIPS/newsletter.asp

2021 TRUST REPORT: https://www.va.gov/initiatives/veteran-trust-in-va/

Rest in Peace, US Army Major Angwin (Ret)

A true "Heroe at Home" ~ he helped the VSN w/the annual BBQ from the beginning and knew it was important to honor our Veterans by having a community led / non-partisan event to say, “We appreciate you; we want you to feel safe; we want to honor you; you are part of this community, and we have your back.” 

Garden City Funeral Home ~ Obituaryhttps://www.gardencityfh.com/memorials/john--angwin/4373846/obituary.php

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​*** Accessing Benefits, Counseling, Disability, Health & Wellness, Retirement

​*** Supportive Services: Financial Assistance, Housing / Homelessness, Legal Assistance & Volunteer Network

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*** Education & Employment Opportunities

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*** UPCOMING EVENTS

*** Veteran Networking, Recreation, and Support

 
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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

-General George Patton

 

Serving Granite, Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli Counties
(And beyond..)
WELCOME HOME!

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