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 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

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

​​SAVE the DATE: September 20, 2020 ~ 5th annual VSAP & 7th annual Heroes at Home BBQ!

(For information and updates, click on "MORE" and go to the "Heroes BBQ & VSAP" page!)

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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) ~ 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

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

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

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

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

Starting June 1: HUD VASH MSW, David J. Thatcher CBOC, Missoula, Montana VAHCS, 2685 Palmer St., Ste B, (406) 493-3800

American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula (Commander: John Angwin, (406) 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com)

​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 Service 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, 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

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) 549-5346, militarymuseu45@hotmail.com

RMMMH SUMMER HOURS: 12-5pm Seven Days a Week - 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.

*** Remember to visit the Civil War camp and reenactors on our front lawn during the Heroes at Home BBQ!

Visit Fort Missoula:

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

Office of Community Engagement (OCE) ~ Quarterly newsletters

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

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