NOW: REGISTER for Summer Intensive Photography at Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP), 301 Expressway, Missoula
Veterans can utilize their GI Bill benefits to train at RMSP! For over 30 years, we've been offering excellent photographic instruction through in-person, hands-on courses that can accommodate any skill level. 6 weeks of immersive photography education (FT for 6 weeks starting 6/20): https://www.rmsp.com/summer-intensive
Do you know a Veteran interested in photography but needs help w/the cost of training? The VSN is donating a gift certificate to a Veteran in NEED! Rocky Mountain School of Photography has been donating to the Heroes at Home silent auction for YEARS! This year Bob provided a $250 gift certificate good for either of his two major photography training programs (Summer Intensive and/or Professional Intensive). If you know a Veteran in need, please have them contact ASAP: Rebecca Stancil – VSN Leadership Team “Housing Services Leader” & MHA Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Director (406) 549-4113 ex 106, Rstancil@missoulahousing.org
Learn more: http://www.rmsp.com/ OR follow them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/rmsp.photography
Questions: (800) 394-7677, email@example.com OR Bob McGowan - Admissions Counselor (406) 543-0171, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW: Rocky Mountain Fire Company Recruiting
Learn more about the 100+ Firefighter positions they are trying to fill before June 2023. This is an entry level position and no experience is necessary; RMFC trains, certifies, and verifies all applicants that complete the screening process; This process involves a 5 day training course, field day, physical fitness test, background check, and drug screening; This is at will and seasonal employment; RMFC prefers applicants that can dispatch from its Home Base in Missoula MT within 60 minutes of its home base in Missoula Montana; Wage totals $20.00 / hour. Please contact RMFC office 406-240-2801 for specific pay breakdown which is based on experience and the US Forest Service wage scale. https://rmfcfire.com/
NOW through 6/4 (DRAWING 6/5): ECHO Fishing Rod Raffle Sponsored by The American Legion Post 13 of Saint Regis
Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased from Post 13 members beginning April 4. Tickets will be available at the American Legion booth at the World’s Largest Flea Market over the Memorial Day weekend in the St. Regis Community Park. Drawing will be held on Monday; June 5th at the American Legion meeting. Winner need not be present. Echo 9ft., 4-piece rod with pre-wound reel and carrying case. Matched set of 6-weight rod, reel and line. Order tickets (406) 280-0249
Military Appreciation Month & Mental Health Awareness Month
Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
Memorial Day (May 29th)
5/22 - 6/1 Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program (HTOP)
Through HTOP, Red Willow makes all of their courses available free of charge to Veterans, service members, their families / caregivers, and First Responders: https://redwillowlearning.org/product-category/classes-for-veterans/
5/22 (Every Monday) Yoga for Veterans with Nick Gonzalez, Freestone Climbing Center, 1200 Shakespeare St., Missoula, 2pm. Thoughtfully designed for Veterans, service members and their caregivers, this class celebrates the therapeutic mental and physical benefits of the practice and leaves you energized, restored and ready to take on life’s challenges. COMPLETE FREESTONE WAIVER: https://redwillowlearning.org/product/yoga-for-veterans
5/30 & 5/31 (Every Tuesday & Wednesday) STEVENSVILLE: Bitterroot Yoga for Veterans ~ Tuesdays w/ Jessa Krahn-Christian 1-2pm at American Legion Post 94 (754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd, Stevensville (406) 369-3276) and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm at Iron Root Fitness (3901 US Hwy 93 N in Stevensville (406) 544-8801, email@example.com) - REGISTER: https://redwillowlearning.org/product/bitterroot-yoga-for-veterans/
5/31 (Every Wednesday) ONLINE or IN-PERSON: Restorative Yoga for Veterans, Missoula Vet Center, 910 Brooks Ave., Missoula, 2:45-3:45pm. Practice comfortable and supported positions to help release muscular tension, calm and balance the nervous system, and promote overall relaxation. All in a safe, supportive environment. Check in with the Missoula Vet Center prior to course participation ((406) 721-4918): https://redwillowlearning.org/programs/restorative-yoga-for-veterans/
5/25 & 6/1 (Every Thursday) ONLINE or IN PERSON: Meditation for Veterans, Missoula Vet Center, 910 Brooks, 1pm - 1:45pm. FREE for Veterans. Meditation for Vets is a guided mindfulness practice exploring the method of paying attention to the breath to increase calm and reduce stress. REGISTER: Vet Center (406) 721-4918 / info: https://www.redwillowlearning.org/programs/meditation-for-veterans/
Questions: Red Willow Learning Center, Inc. (406) 530-7175, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Kathy – Executive Director, email@example.com
5/24 - 5/28 LIVE POKER, Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St., Missoula, 8pm Wed-Sat, 2pm Sun
Get your poker face on Wednesday through Sunday. We got the tourneys EVERY Sunday in the month of May. Message us with any questions or better yet, come by and ask us in person! See you around the table! As always, Veterans receive a BONUS 10 in chips with their buy in! https://www.facebook.com/VFW-Poker-100134718934624/
NEW schedule, "Summer is coming and our summer hours are here. Pushing everything back a little bit to give everyone more fun in the sun" ~ Ole Beck VFW Post 209 is a nonprofit Veteran organization. ALL profits go back to the local Veteran community and/or Veteran programs …Gamble for a cause! Reserve your seat (406) 272-7722
5/25 (Every Thursday until 6/22) PGA HOPE, UM Golf Course, 515 South Ave E, Missoula, 11am
The HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, led by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency - Missoula (CLOSED): https://www.pga.com/things-to-do/events/pga-hope-missoula-mt-spring-session
Other Sessions in Missoula (August), Helena & Bozeman: https://www.pgareach.org/services/military
Questions: Brandy – PGA HOPE (704) 578-8289, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Erick – VSN Leadership Team, email@example.com
5/25 - 6/14 ONLINE: Hiring Our Heroes ~ Event Platform for Transitioning SM, Guard/Reserve, Veterans & Military Spouses
Virtual education and training center that allows our military community to engage in world-class career curriculum taught by subject matter experts, along with a library of pre-recorded sessions, available 24/7. Career Community: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/career-community/
5/25 Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Summit in collaboration with U.S. Small Business Administration, 11am
6/1 Employer Spotlight: CVS Health, 11am; 6/1 Salesforce Fellowship Program Information Session, 1pm
6/6 Exploring Careers In Media and Communications, 11am
6/7 Virtual Hiring Fair: Media and Communications, 11am - 2pm; Military Spouse Fellowship Programs Information Session, 1pm
6/13 Exploring Careers in Healthcare, 2pm
6/14 Virtual Hiring Fair: Healthcare, 11am - 1pm
Schedule of Events: https://events.hiringourheroes.org/c/calendar/a7a5b351-8807-4343-8561-c757c022600f
Questions: Cara Cooke (Capt, USAF, vet), Senior Manager, Veteran Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Hiring Our Heroes, email@example.com
5/25 (Every Thursday) ONLINE: Mindful Recovery and Wellness, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Using mind/body practices offers individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) skills training to support relapse prevention. Mindfulness and other resilience-building skills have become an integral part of both residential and community recovery services. Research has continued to show these practices to be helpful in helping to manage the experience of anxiety and depression for those in recovery: https://4thdmissoula.org/mindful-recovery-wellness Questions: Fourth D, Inc. (406) 209-9570, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/25 ONLINE: Getting Hired with a Criminal Background, 12pm
In this live webinar, we will explore the advantages that reentrants offer to employers and how to communicate those benefits effectively during job interviews and networking. We will also discuss the financial and tax benefits that employers can receive from hiring reentrants: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5379555682895426391; Learn more about DiversityJobs for Veterans: https://www.diversityjobs.com/veterans-job-search/; Questions: email@example.com
5/25 ONLINE or KALISPELL: Flathead Veteran Service Provider (VSP) Meeting, Job Service, 427 1st Ave E., Kalispell, 1pm
This is an official invite to our next meeting next Thursday, 25 May @ 1300 held at Job Service Kalispell. AGENDA: Current Veterans Unemployment Data; Current Veterans in need of services/employment/Case Studies; Field of Honor 2023; Upcoming Annual Veterans Appreciation Day BBQ; Upcoming MT State VFW Convention; Updates from Various Providers; Discussion for a potential social media Page. We will be available via Zoom as well for those that cannot make it in person (Meeting ID: 862 7502 2686, Password: 223915): https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/86275022686?pwd=YWdsYnZpcUgvT0JPTWJCSCtMV2F6QT09
American Job Centers / Montana DLI Job Service Offices: https://montanaworks.gov/job-service-montana/
Questions: James Graham – DVOP, Job Service Kalispell (406) 758-6279, James.Graham@mt.gov
5/25 CASA Meet & Greet ~ Soldier for Life, Missoula
Julie – Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army (CASA: https://www.army.mil/casa) & Soldier for Life visited Herd 2 Human, Missoula Vet Center, Red Willow Learning Center, Rose Memorial Park, and then our VSN Leadership Team is hosted a meet & greet at the VFW 5/24. On Thursday, 5/25 the plan is to visit UM MVSO, the Grateful Nation Memorial, ROTC, Veterans Treatment Court, and they're having another SOCIAL HOUR 1600 at Lolo Creek Distillery. Contact Julie Vacura - CASA (406) 531-6380, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/25 (Every Thursday): BINGO! Missoula Senior Center, 705 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, 5pm
The Senior Center has Yoga on Tu/Th (9am), lunch daily 11:30a-12:30p, and BINGO every Thursday! You do not have to be a senior to join the BINGO fun (Doors open at 5pm - 6 cards/15 games $20; 3 cards $10) Follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MissoulaSeniorCenter; Learn more about the Missoula Senior Center: http://missoulaseniorcenter.org/; Questions: (406) 543-7154, email@example.com
5/25 – 6/9 VICTOR: The Hops ~ Veteran Owned Business, 2412 US Route 93, Victor
The Hops are hosting art classes, trivia (4th Wed), beginners poker, food and live music. They're goal is to furnish the tap house and restaurant with as many American made products as possible: https://thehopsmontana.com/
5/25 & 5/28 (Every Thursday & Sunday): LIVE Music Thurs 5-8pm & Poker Sun at 2pm
6/9 VICTOR: OPEN MIC Comedy Night, Sign up 7:30pm ~ Start your weekend off with some good laughs and great beer! Hosted by Amos Parks – flyer: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=607067994771947&set=a.470552748423473
Questions: (406) 443-HOPS (4677), Info@thehopsmontana.com OR Bar Manager, Mat@thehopsmontana.com
5/26 (Every Friday) HAMILTON: Breakfast with VVA Bitterroot Chapter 938, BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N 1st St, Hamilton, 7 – 8:30am
The Bitterroot Chapter of VVA welcomes new members to join them on Friday mornings for breakfast. Learn more about the Vietnam Veterans of America - Montana: https://www.vvamontana.org/; Questions: Al Sperry – VVA (406) 381-7899, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/26 COLUMBIA FALLS: Shining Honor Project, Columbia Falls Veterans Cemetery
You may remember Denny Lenoir being involved with the Shining Honor Project in Helena (before the pandemic). This May, Lighthouse Christian is hosting the 2nd ceremony w/ distinguished speakers (Director of Shining Honor at HQ in OK, Governor / Senators, etc.): https://www.shininghonor.org/; Questions: Billy Angel – Development Director, Lighthouse Christian Home & Services (406) 250-9605, email@example.com OR Shining Honor Project (918) 317-3486
5/26 – 5/29 KALISPELL: Field of Honor® Glacier High School, 375 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell
Hosted by Flathead Valley Exchange Club, the event will officially kick off on May 26th, with an opening ceremony from 3 - 4:30pm at Glacier High School. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges” and the FVXC club is honored to have Andy Stumpf, Former Navy SEAL and owner of Black Rifle Coffee to say some words during the ceremony. Event, flag dedication, and sponsorship information for the Field of Honor® can be found at https://www.healingfield.org/event/kalispellmt23/
Questions: Mireille Bierens (406) 212-4031, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Yuliya Colvin (406) 314-5043
5/26 - 8/5 STEVENSVILLE: Fort Owen American Legion Post 94, 754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd, Stevensville
We are Veterans dedicated to the support of Veterans & community service! (VERY involved in the community)
5/26 & 5/29 Memorial Day Weekend: Invites all who would like to attend and honor our Veterans’ graves by placing flags on their graves for Memorial Day weekend Friday, 5/26 at 5pm: A short ceremony followed by placing flags on graves starting at Riverside, Maplewood, and Sunnyside. Monday, 5/29 at 6pm: Short memorial service at Riverside, playing at TAPS and volley, then to Maplewood, St. Mary’s, Veterans Park, and Sunnyside.
6/6 & 6/20 (1st & 3rd Tuesday) The Mobile Vet Center ~ Visit the Vet Center in Stevensville! If you need immediate assistance, please call 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) or visit: https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/; Questions: Anton Johnson, BSW - Mobile Vet Center (406) 721-4918, Anton.Johnson@va.gov
6/20 (3rd Tuesday) STEVENSVILLE: Monthly Meeting, 754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd., Stevensville, 7pm ~ ALL Veterans are welcome to attend the monthly meeting - if you're not a member, come and fill out a membership form!
8/4 & 8/5 Creamery Picnic (110th Annual): https://www.facebook.com/CreameryPicnic
National - American Legion: www.legion.org; AL Post 94 Public Group FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/955743594488748/; Questions: AL Post 94 (406) 777-3834 OR Chuck – Commander (253) 380-7016; Adjutant (406) 369-3276; Cheryl – Auxiliary (406) 531-4132
5/26 – 8/19 Jaden Decker LIVE
Country/Americana with a psychedelic jam-band sound! LIVE SHOWS: 5/26 The Tin Can, Stevensville, 7pm; 5/27 Limberlost Brewing, 5pm; 5/28 The 7th Annual TESTICLE FESTIVAL (FREE), The Old Saloon, 4pm (followed by Peter King’s Neon Moon 6pm & The Damn Quails 8pm) “ROCK OUT with our BALLS OUT” (ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS): https://www.facebook.com/events/1295276964720011/?ref=newsfeed; 6/23 OPENING for Tanner Usrey - Great Falls; 8/18 - 8/19 Dess Fest in Helena; Visit https://www.facebook.com/jadendeckerofficial; Questions: Jaden (406) 214-5541 OR Clint Decker – Army Veteran & Founder of HSP & Clark Fork Entertainment, email@example.com
5/27 HAMILTON: Bitterroot Valley Military Program CAR WASH
Fund-raising car wash at Mildenberger Motors, Hamilton. You know your car is dirty, and they could use our support: https://bvmp.us/about-bvmp Questions: 406.360.0633, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/27 - 6/18 PARADISE: American Legion Post 129, 450 Railroad, Paradise, 9pm
We're a Veterans club ~ Everyone is welcome! We host live events and music and offer great food.
5/27 Brey will be smoking pork loin and cooking roasted potatoes and green beans: https://www.facebook.com/ParadisePost129/photos/a.1357171627704458/6114019638686276/
5/29 LIVE POKER every Monday night at 9pm ~ $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’Em - $25 buy-in, 9pm.
6/18 Brats and burgers this Father's day ~ Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Special pricing for Dads.
Paradise Legion: https://www.facebook.com/ParadisePost129/ (406) 826-3191, email@example.com
5/27 FERNDALE: Montana Legends ~ 14th Annual Memorial Poker Run for the Vets, 12pm
Helping our Veterans help themselves. Raffle tickets (2001 Harley Factory Custom Deuce $20ea/6 for $100 & Custom Built AR-15 $10ea/6 for $50) Tickets outlets: A Bar, Tall Pines, Bigfork VFW Post 4042 (see bike there), Rocky Mountain Cannabis, Sliters – flyer: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=6689115431103298&set=gm.6103812203009244&idorvanity=1092950890762092
Questions: JP (406) 261-3043 OR Katie (406) 249-7279
5/27 & 6/10 (Every 2nd & 4th Saturday) RONAN: BINGO! American Legion Post 138, North Crow Club House, 44027 N. Foothills Dr., Ronan, 6 – 8pm
Twice monthly ~ See you there! MORE INFO / FLYER: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=532547738901016&set=a.463120639177060; Rent the club house: (406) 210-2607 OR Glen, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/28 Lochsa River Whitewater Rafting, 7:30am – 9:30pm
XSports4Vets would like to welcome all post 911 veterans to whitewater raft the Lochsa River with us for our annual trip! Zootown Surfers will one again be providing the gear, guides and grub for an amazing experience! Full details will be provided upon registration as well as answers to any questions. https://www.facebook.com/events/142867325392383/
RSVP: If you would like to Secure a spot, reach out to Anton at 406-396-8390.
5/28 Memorial Day Weekend 2023 ~ Honoring U.S. Air Veterans, Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Bldg. T-316, Fort Missoula, 3pm
Sunday, May 28, join RMMMH for refreshments and Program: “Montanans in the 56th Fighter Group. World War II and Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to all USAAF and USAF veterans, living or deceased; to apply call (406) 239-7738 or email email@example.com
Exhibits on Montanans in battle, Civil War, Frontier Era, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, and Civilian Conservation Corps. Museum Summer Hours from June 1 on: Seven days a week, 12-5; Museum open Memorial Day, May 29, 12-5. Questions: (406) 239-7738 or message: https://www.facebook.com/rockymountainmuseum
5/28 LIBBY: Valor Equine Therapy Services, Inc. (VETS) ~ Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, Happy’s Inn, 72576 US Highway 2, Libby, 7pm
Annual Veterans fundraiser Memorial Weekend May 28th (gopher derby & live music to support HEROES): https://www.facebook.com/events/1355477078563144/; VETS is a Montana based 501(c)(3) established to help Veterans and first responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through equine therapy: https://www.equinetherapy-vets.org/;. TICKETS - 406Tix: https://406tix.com/events/tim-montana-and-the-shrednecks-5-28-2023
Questions: (406) 314-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Happy’s Inn (406) 293-2929, Coles1222@aol.com
5/28 (Every Sunday) OPEN MIC: Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W Main St, Missoula, 8pm
Bone Dry runs three open mics throughout Montana: https://bonedrycomedy.com/; Questions: Bone Dry Comedy, email@example.com OR VFW (406) 728-7749, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/29 Memorial Day ~ All gave some, SOME GAVE ALL
NATIONWIDE MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: https://news.va.gov/120170/more-than-200-free-memorial-day-observances-and-events-across-the-country/
The 34th annual National Memorial Day Concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol takes place Sunday, May 28th at 6pm (MT) and will be broadcast on PBS and streaming platforms: https://news.va.gov/120111/national-memorial-day-concert-honor/
5/29 MEMORIAL DAY WREATH CEREMONIES, 7am - 5pm
7am – Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Military flag poles. Service to commemorate military veterans that committed suicide and all veterans that died in service to our nation. Words of comfort offered by Anton Johnson. One wreath presented at base of flag display. Playing of Taps. Honor Guard (no shooting).
9:30am – VFW Post 209 Headquarters, 245 W. Main Street, Missoula. Opening prayer and send-off to American Legion Post 27 Color Guard and VFW Post 209 Honor Guard as they begin the day of wreath presentations around Missoula. Schedule for day given to public.
10am – Van Buren Street Bridge between Eastgate Shopping Center and Chamber of Commerce. Tossing of patriotic wreath into Clark Fork River by Navy representative. Full military honors. Playing of Taps.
10:30am – Missoula County Courthouse on front lawn beside Doughboy Statue. Retirement of American flag. Short procession and wreath presentation. Full military honors w/ Taps.
11:15am – Fort Missoula Military Cemetery, Ole Beck Grave/ Wreath. Full military honors. Playing of Taps.
12pm - Memorial Day Ceremony, Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Missoula, 12pm
Flag Jumper: Mr. Al Charters; Emcee: Ret. Army CW3 Jack Babon - WMMOA Board. Opening Ceremony: Montana Patriot Guard Flag Line; Flyover C-47|DC-3 "Miss Montana" & P-51 Mustang; Flag Raising: American Legion Post27 Color Guard (US, MT, POW- salute); VFW Post 209 Honor Guard (Service Branches); National Anthem: Big Sky High School Band (salute); Invocation: Rev. Jared Beaird, Covenant Reformed Church; Adjutant General Maj Gen Pete Hronek; Sen. Tester Oflice Shibu Arens or Kate Halm (TBD); Sen. Daines Oflice Sharon Parks-Banda; Rep. Zinke Oflice Scott Hagan; Wreath Ceremony (provided by American Legion Post 68 Aux): Army Ret. Lt Col Merava Kaymeyer; Marines Vet. Sgt Jared Beaird; Navy Vet. ADJ3 Ron Milam; Air Force Ret. TSgt Bill McChord; Space Force Ret. Air Force MSgt Tom Curran; Coast Guard Vet. DC3 Chris Paul; POWA4IA Ret. Air Force Col. Ryan Torkelson; Brother of Hanoi Hilton POW Lt Loren Torkelson; Daughters of the American Susan Stone Revolution; Firing Party: Malmstrom AFB Honor Guard (salute); Taps: Narry Vet. UTI/SS Tim Gress (salute); Flag Fold: Montana Army National Guard; Flag Recipients: WWII Pearl Harbor Navy Vet.; Coxswain Ron "Rondo" Scharfe; Acknowledge WWII Veterans in attendance...Korean Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Persian Gulf Veterans, and any other service members. WMSVC: https://dma.mt.gov/MVAD/WMSVC Reminder that all items on the graves will be removed Wednesday morning prior to mowing. Thank You for attending the ceremony. Justin Kendhammer - Veteran Service Officer, Montana Veteran Affairs Division 406-721-3034, email@example.com
Questions: Matt Manning (USAF Veteran) – Bureau Chief, State Veterans Cemetery Program / MVAD (406) 218-2949, firstname.lastname@example.org
1pm – Sunset Memorial Gardens, Veteran’s Monument. Flag dedication and wreath presentation. Full military honors. Playing of Taps. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED HERE.
2:15pm - Missoula City Cemetery, Veteran Monument. Wreath presentation. Full military honors. Playing of Taps.
2:30 - St. Mary’s Cemetery Annex, Jesus Statue & Veteran Monument. Presentation of wreaths. Full military honors. Playing of Taps.
3:15pm – Memorial Rose Garden, Full military honors and playing of TAPS at start of wreath presentations at EVERY monument (18).
4pm – Iraq-Afghanistan War Memorial, University of Montana. Wreath presentations. Full military honors.
Special thanks to American Legion Post 27 Color Guard, VFW Post 209 Honor Guard, Missoula Civil Air Patrol. Wreaths made by the American Legion Post 68 Auxiliary. Beach Transportation provides a charter bus, driver, and fuel to take the honor and color guards to cemeteries and parks. Benson’s Farm provides baskets of red, white. and blue flowers. To receive this schedule, email us at email@example.com
5/29 BUTTE: Memorial Day Ceremony, Butte KOA Journey, 1601 Kaw Avenue, Butte, 9am
Butte Koa is having a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2023 from 9am-11am. We are having the local boy scouts do their flag raising and salute ceremony, have a local singer for the National Anthem, and still trying to secure an outfit to put on a TAPS ceremony as part of a moment of remembrance. We will also have the Sweet Petites Donut Truck and a Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate Bar set up: https://www.facebook.com/ButteMTKOA Questions / Reservations 800.562.8089, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO BUTTE: Local VFW Memorial Day ~ The Post coordinates flag placement for Memorial Day. They need all the help they can get to put out 4000+ flags. Volunteers for the flag placement will meet at 0900 May 27th at the Spanish American plot. The volunteers will meet again on April 30 at 0900 to retrieve the flags.
The United Veterans Council of Silver Bow County (UVC) will host the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the United Veterans Memorial in Stodden Park. We are honored that Elton “Mick” W. Ringsak Jr. will be our Guest Speaker. It will be held on Memorial Day at 10:00 am on May 29, 2023. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Civic Center. The UVC Honor Guard will also conduct Remembrance Ceremonies at the area cemeteries from 11:30 – 2:00. The American Legion Post 1 Auxiliary and the UVC will host a free luncheon for Veterans and their families at the American Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne Ave. at 3:00 pm.
Questions: Shannon Ray – Navy Vet & DVOP in BUTTE AMERICA (406) 494-0313, Shannon.Ray@mt.gov
5/29 – 6/24 CORVALLIS & HAMILTON: American Legion Post 91, Amateur Radio Club & Legion Riders
DEDICATED TO VETERANS & COMMUNITY SERVICE: https://www.facebook.com/Corvallis91HeartValleyMT/
5/29 CORVALLIS: Annual Memorial Day Parade, Main St., 10am ~ This year’s theme is “Be The One”, with the goal to Reduce Veteran Suicide One Veteran at a Time. The Bitterroot Community Band will be playing for the parade! Kicking off with the National Anthem, and then following up with patriotic tunes. HEROES & HOT RODS CAR SHOW IN HAMILTON FOLLOWING THE PARADE: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=6658899494122494&set=gm.6517481511648234&idorvanity=955743594488748
5/29 CORVALLIS PERFORMING ARTS BOOSTER CLUB’S Annual Memorial Day BBQ & Carnival (games, face painting, prizes, photo booth, cotton candy) after the parade in front of CHS, 10:30am – 1pm ($7 hamburger, $6 hot dog / cash or check only. All proceeds go to help Corvallis K-12 music & arts) ~ Don’t forget to get your Krispy Kreme donut and coffee in the morning 8 – 10am.
6/5 (1st Monday) Amateur Radio Club (KG7SPL) Monthly Meeting at BJ's in Hamilton, 6 – 7pm
6/5 & 6/19 (1st & 3rd Monday): Fly Fishing Club Monthly Meeting, Masonic Temple, 115 S. 3rd St, Hamilton, 6:30pm ~ We recently partnered with Project Healing Waters which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of active military service personnel and disabled Veterans through fly fishing, education and outings (3rd Monday is an informal fly-tying meeting).
6/6 (1st Tuesday): Corvallis Post 91 Legion Riders Monthly Meeting, 6:30pm ~ We are accepting new members so please come check us out. https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisMTLegionRiders/
6/20 (3rd Tuesday) Post 91 General Membership Meeting, 317 Woodside Cutoff Rd, Corvallis, 7pm ~ All are welcome (Members and non -Members): https://www.facebook.com/Corvallis91HeartValleyMT/events/?ref=page_internal
6/24 Veterans Ride Poker Run 2023, 10am ~ We will be adding more information as it becomes available: https://www.facebook.com/events/5639917306133659
Corvallis American Legion Post 91 Blog / Newsletters: https://corvallispost91.blogspot.com/2023/
Questions: Don Goodnight, Corvallis Legion Riders President (406) 360-5275, email@example.com; Doug Mason – Historian & Amateur Radio Club President (406) 546-4244, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dan Griffin – VSO (406) 544-5257, email@example.com
5/29 RONAN & POLSON: Memorial Day Parades
Sam, “Thank you to Gil Mangels for the Team MVA VIP private tour of the Miracle Across America Museum in Polson Montana. A stunning display of Montana and American history. The Military History is incredible from the Civil War to the founding and exploration of Montana, the Indian wars, WW 2- Korea, Vietnam and modern OIF & OEF. I appreciate the attention to detail and stories of many Montana heroes commemorated here in Lake County right near Flathead Lake. Highly recommend you visit this summer. I will be driving one of the Jeeps from this museum during Memorial Day parades in Roman & Polson.” Miracle of America Museum: https://miracleofamericamuseum.org/MoAM/ContactUs/ContactUs.html; Questions: Sam Redfern – Montana Veterans Association (406) 218-1696, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/29 (Every Monday) ONLINE: VBC Happy Hour, 5pm (MT)
The Veterans Breakfast Club is a community of listening around Veterans and their stories to connect, educate, heal, and inspire. Veterans and active duty members from all branches of service and eras are encouraged to attend our events: https://veteransbreakfastclub.org/events/
Questions: Shaun Hall - Director of Programming, Veterans Breakfast Club (412) 623-9029, email@example.com
5/30 VA Careers & “Veteran X ~ Veterans Empowering Veterans”
Montana VA serves over 47,000 enrolled Veterans across Montana. One third of Montana VA employees are Veterans. Veterans can connect to their VA healthcare records, information, and message their VA care teams 24 hours a day through the MyHealtheVet patient portal (https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/how-to-use-mhv). Montana VA information, updates, and events are available on the Montana VA website (https://www.va.gov/montana-health-care) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VAMontana).
Every Tuesday: Join VA Careers and Veterans Health Administration's Mike Owens for “Talk About It Tuesday” Every week we invite you to chat about things that are happening culturally in and around VA via LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/department-of-veterans-affairs/; Questions: (844) 456-5208, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTANA: Potential candidates can also look at open positions online at: AMSA - USAJOBS - Job Announcement; Housekeeping Aid - USAJOBS - Job Announcement; Learn more about the benefits of a VA Career at: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits/ or http://www.vacareers.va.gov; Questions: Nikole Gribben at Nikole.Gribben@va.gov
Every Tuesday: Veteran X ~ Veterans Empowering Veterans, CBOC (VA Clinic), 3885 W Broadway St, Missoula, 4 - 5pm ~ Even when the individuals can articulate their goals, they may lack the confidence to believe they can develop a strategy to reach them. Members of the group help Veteran “X” navigate many of the challenging obstacle on the path to recovery in a supportive, collaborative environment. Through this process, participants achieve a greater sense of involvement in accomplishing their goals. Questions: Clayton – Peer Support Specialist (406) 417-8065, email@example.com
Learn more about Missoula's David J. Thatcher VA Clinic: https://www.va.gov/montana-health-care/locations/david-j-thatcher-va-clinic/
Montana VA Health Care / Hiring Questions: Paden Holman - Patient Care Services (406) 447-6054, Paden.Holman@va.gov
Missoula Hiring Questions: 406-215-0100 OR Kalispell: Tiny Hudson – Clinic Manager (406) 758-2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/30 – 6/1 BUTTE: Disability Employment Conference, Hotel Finlen, Butte, 5/30 at 1-4pm & 5/31 & 6/1 at 8:30am
FREE conference offered by Montana VRBS (Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services). Plan to attend & learn about Neurodiversity Recruitment; Mental Health in the Workplace; Service Animals in the Workplace; Tax Credits; Wrongful Discharge and more! REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-employment-conference-tickets-568695973967
Questions: Allyson Talaska - Counselor Supervisor (406) 329-1436, Allyson.Talaska@mt.gov
5/30 (Every Tuesday) TRIVIA, Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St., Missoula, 8pm
Join the fun w/different categories every week: https://www.facebook.com/VFW209trivia/
*** Ole Beck VFW Post 209 is a Non Profit Veteran Organization, and all profits go back to the local Veteran community and/or Veteran programs. Questions: VFW 406-728-7749, email@example.com
5/31 (Every Wednesday): Missoula Senior Forum, Country Club, 3850 Old U.S. 93, Missoula, 8am
If you’re an early riser and looking for a fun coffee club, this might tickle your fancy. Breakfast buffet optional at 0800. Welcome and introductions along with a few announcements at 8:20ish and an invited speaker up until around 0915. Good group of retired professionals ($25 a year): https://katrinastout.wixsite.com/missoulasenior/about
5/31 ONLINE: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) JOB FAIR, 11am
We are currently looking for qualified individuals who may be interested in our open employment opportunity for Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist. Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions! Join us for our Virtual Job Fair May 31: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irs-virtual-job-fair-featuring-variety-of-business-divisions-tickets-628708352607?aff=OTAB
Questions: Jamey Magee - Human Resource Specialist/Recruiting Agent Talent Acquisition Strategic Talent Analytics & Recruitment Solutions (STARS), Jamey.L.Magee@irs.gov
5/31 ONLINE: ARC Military & Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN)
The MVCN hosts online support groups to offer caregivers the opportunity to connect and engage with peers to support one another
5/31 at 11am ~ Well Being YOU: https://www.facebook.com/events/921546415774021
Find other peer support opportunities on the Caregiver Calendar: https://www.redcross.org/caregivers
Visit the safe and secure, caregiver-only Online Community available 24/7 for support: https://mvcn.force.com/MVCN/s/login/; Questions: American Red Cross 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), ID/MT (406) 493-8778, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/31 & 6/15 (Every Wednesday & 3rd Thursday): NAMI Support Groups
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. No Silence. No Stigma. No shame. Get involved. Make a difference: http://www.namimissoula.org/
5/31 (Every Wednesday): NAMI Connection Support Group, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St. RM 208, Missoula, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ~ Free, confidential , peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness (There is also a Zoom option): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87295090925
6/15 (3rd Thursday): NAMI Monthly Family Support Group, 202 Brooks St. Rm 208, Missoula, 6:30pm ~ This is for relatives, friends, and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness. Families or friends can join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Drop-ins welcome.
Questions: NAMI Missoula (406) 880-1013, email@example.com
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