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WELCOME to the VSN!

 

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 THURSDAY of every month at NOON

American Legion, 825 Ronan St., Missoula

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

The VSN also has an ANNUAL event called the "Heroes at Home BBQ, Music Festival,

& Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) RUCK / RUN / WALK" at Fort Missoula Regional Park

Veteran Suicide Awareness ~ Community Action by Sanai Abell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkEpiTFqxh8

​​SAVE the DATE: May 2, 2020 ~ See May events for details & updates! (Click on "More" on top of the page)

​​DONATIONS for the BBQ, silent auction, etc. may be dropped off or mailed to American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula (59801) using the UVC "Heroes at Home BBQ" Account: EIN# 81-6016498

Donation Questions: John, UVC Treasurer & AL Post 27 Commander, (406) 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com

*** THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR DONORS, VOLUNTEERS & VSP ~ YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!!!

(To view the 2019 LIST, go to "Current Drives, Donors, & Fundraisers")

Event Questions - VSN Events / Leadership TEAM:

Anton - BBQ Logistics & Event Leadership, Anton.Johnson@va.gov

Erick - VSAP Coordinator & VSAP Media Spokesman, Erick.Kahila@va.gov

Rebecca - BBQ Media Spokeswoman & Silent Auction Questions, rstancil@missoulahousing.org

Shannon - Social Media Outreach & Veteran Service Providers - RSVP to snoble@mt.gov

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** Photos of Anton & Shannon 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!

 

Veteran Support Network ~ Leadership

Making A Difference

Anton Johnson (U.S. Army Veteran) & Erick Kahila (U.S. Marine Corps Veteran) ~ Readjustment Counseling Technicians

Department of Veterans Affairs, Missoula Vet Center, 910 Brooks St. Ste 101, Missoula, (406) 721-4918

Anton.Johnson@va.gov & Erick.Kahila@va.gov

Vet Center Call Center 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)  
Anton: Director, XSports4Vets.org, (406) 396-8390, xsports4vets@gmail.com

​"Creating Community for Veterans from Finding Homes to Whitewater Rafting"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuFBWfhgQyQ

Anton is also the Commander of Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St., Missoula, (406) 728-7749 (vfwpost209.org)

Erick: Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) Coordinator, (406) 224-3334

Erick is also a member of the American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula (Commander: John Angwin, (406) 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com)

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

Job Service – Missoula, employmissoula.com, 539 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula (MT DLI), (406) 728-7060, 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


Rebecca Stancil (U.S. Navy Veteran), C.W.S, W.P.D.P., 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 Service Leader & Spokeswoman for the VSN

International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

American Legion Post 27 & the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27  

Senta Sandberg (Mother of U.S. Army Veteran), Costco Marketing & President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27

PLEASE join us! Membership is open to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Membership: Sandy, ALA Unit 27 Secretary, sldorsett@gmail.com

Questions: Senta, ALA Unit 27 President, mtsenta_grizfan@yahoo.com

Costco: Senta, Marketing, (406) 523-9993, w067mkt02@costco.com

VSN Leadership - PODCAST:

​"Coming Home: Family and Community Returning Veterans"

(University of Montana's Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development)

http://health.umt.edu/ccfwd/montana_minute/montana-minute-2018/family_veterans.php

VA Welcome Kit:

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

Questions / Regional VA Rep: Bob Mortenson, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

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

https://www.va.gov/ve/

Veterans, Family and Community Engagement

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

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

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

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​Click on "More" at top of page to view resources for:

​*** 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

 

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!

Soldier and Family Reunion