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Veteran Networking, Recreation & Support

Everyone Can Make a Difference

American Legion Posts:

District Meeting is the 2nd Thursday of Every Month:

  • American Legion Department of Montana, (406) 324-3989, amlegmt29@mtlegion.org; http://www.mtlegion.org/

  • American Legion Auxiliary: District 5 President – Tori Nobles, (406) 363-0467, C (406) 961-3570, tori@losthorseranch.com

  • Corvallis Post 91 Legion Riders ~  Their Monthly Meeting is the 1st Tuesday of Every Month at BJ's Restaurant, 900 N. First St., Hamilton, 6:30pm. Anyone can come and join us. Come on down to BJ's and have dinner and a drink with us. We are accepting new members so please come check us out; Questions: Don Goodnight, Corvallis Legion Riders President, (406) 360-5275

  • DILLON: Beaverhead Post No 20 The American Legion, 437 East Glendale St., Dillon, MT 59725; (406) 683-5305

  • FLORENCE: American Legion of Montana District 5, (406) 274-4589

  • HAMILTON: Post 47, 322 S 2nd St, Hamilton, (862) 824-5225, (406) 363-6667, amlegionpadre@gmail.com; https://centennial.legion.org/montana/post47; Commander, Ruth Cook, (406) 363-8463

  • LOLO: Chief Joseph Post 135 ~ Come find out about our organization and all that we do for Veterans and our community. Questions: Commander, Alex Vogel, alexv1@hotmail.com OR JOIN: elmerwpalmer@gmail.com; http://chiefjosephpost.org/

  • KALISPELL: Post 137, 351 4th Ave EN, Kalispell http://www.americanlegionkalispell.com/

  • MISSOULA: Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula; John, American Legion Post 27 Commander, (406) 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com; John is also the UVC Treasurer (Veteran Relief Fund for emergency gas, etc.) and the AL office is open Tues & Thurs afternoons. Flags that need retired may be dropped off at Missoula Textile, VFW, and/or American Legion (Missoula Textile will also repair and clean American flags for anyone, free of charge, throughout the year).

  • MISSOULA: Auxiliary Unit 27 Monthly General Meeting Theresa Woomer’s Home, 313 S. 2nd St. W., Msla 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

  • MISSOULA: American Legion Riders Chapter 68 - Main events & info: The American Legion Legacy Run: http://www.legion.org/riders/legacyrun; Rolling Thunder: http://www.alrrollingthunder.com/;  American Legion Riders E-newsletter: http://editor.ne16.com/legacyrun/legacyrun-signup.html; Contact: Earnest Bennett (406) 370-3879; Or, leave a message on the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ALRChapter68MissoulaMT/

  • PARADISE: Post 129, 450 Railroad, Paradise, (406) 826-3191, 215-4349

  • STEVENSVILLE: Fort Owen Post 94, 754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd., Stevensville; FYI (9/2020), "Post 94 received a grant that will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to several thousand dollars, every donation made specifically into the Post's "Veterans in Need" fund. If you've EVER considered donating to help veterans in need, now is the time. (Checks - Note line, "Veterans in Need" - PO Box 795; Stevensville MT 59870; Questions: (406) 777-3834; Or, Don, Chapter President, (406) 360-5275, phantom_colt45@hotmail.com;  Auxiliary Questions: Cheryl, (406) 531-4132

  • ST. REGIS: Post 13 - Scott Burrows, Adjutant, scotpix2@montana.com OR Mary Jo Berry, (406) 822-4800

  • Women Veterans of MT American Legion: Cheryl Kester Hanson, President - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 135, (701) 260-2833, loh_cih@yahoo.com

America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP)

https://www.americaswarriorpartnership.org/

AWP is committed to a one-size-fits-one approach that empowers military, veterans, families, and caregivers.

Questions: Erica Floyd, Administrative Assistant, America’s Warrior Partnership, (706) 434-1708, EFloyd@americaswarriorpartnership.org

Association of Defense Communities

https://defensecommunities.org/

Representing every major defense community and state in the country, 300+ member organization dedicated to advancing issues that build strong communities and strengthen the ability for service members to defend our nation.

Questions: Matt, Executive Director and fellow Montanan, (202) 822-5256, matt.borron@gmail.com

Camp Ponderosa ~ Veterans Retreat in the Swan Valley

Daily Interlake 6/9/19, “Mission Possible — Food pantry founders turning former Swan Valley boot camp into veterans center”

https://www.dailyinterlake.com/local_news/20190609/mission_possible__food_pantry_founders_turning_former_swan_valley_boot_camp_into_veterans_center

Questions: Allen Erickson, (406) 756-7304, allen@veteransfoodpantry.org

Outreach questions: Cinnamon Davis-Hall, Community Outreach Specialist, NW MT Veterans Food Pantry & Stand Down, (406) 250-2394, cdhall03@gmail.com

Color Guards ~ Honor Guards

FYI: Almost every American Legion & VFW Post on this page has an Color / Honor Guard

  • American Legion Color Guard (requests and scheduling): Richard Wherley, (406) 728-7178 

  • Montana Army National Guard Color Guard / Military Funeral Honors: Andrew, Area Coordinator, (406) 529-8447 or (406) 324-3230

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) (406) 778-7749 or Jim Bobbitt (406) 240-9742

  • Montana Honor Guard: Chuck Lewis, (406) 270-5735

  • Montana Youth Challenge Academy: (406) 683-7533

  • State of Montana Military Funeral Honors: (406) 324-3231

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) ~ Montana

https://cv4a.org/

TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM & PROSPERITY WE & OUR FAMILIES FOUGHT & SACRIFICED TO DEFEND.

Questions: Henry Kriegel, CVA – Montana, (406) 581-5410, hkriegel@afphq.org

DREAM Adaptive Recreation, Inc.

https://www.dreamadaptive.org/

P.O. Box 4084, Whitefish, MT 59937

Military Program: FREE of Charge! We welcome Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans with a disability to participate in ANY of our adaptive programs, equipment available.

Military Programs - Summer: https://www.dreamadaptive.org/militarysummer/

Military Programs – Winter: https://www.dreamadaptive.org/militaryski/

Contact: (406) 862-1817, info@DreamAdaptive.org


Governor’s Veterans Board

 Veteran Support activities in Missoula.

Gary Swartz (406) 544-3823, ghswartz214@gmail.com

Impact Montana

http://impactmontana.org/

Promote wellness among Service Members, Veterans and Families.

Questions: (406) 431-6530, impactmontanateam@gmail.com

Or, Chantelle Russell, Statewide Physical Wellness Program Coordinator for Impact Montana, impactmtrussell@gmail.com

Kayak Lessons ~ FREE for Veterans & Spouses (Kalispell)

Whitewater Kayak Lessons – learn kayaking skills such as: proper stroke technique, how to enter and exit a boat; read running water; safety skills and more. Maximum of 3 families per sessions. 3 lessons per session, 1 pool, 2 lake / river. All equipment provided.

Questions: Travis Schule (406) 871-3591


​​Merging Vets & Players (MVP)

https://www.vetsandplayers.org/

Combat Veterans and former professional athletes are coming together for exercise and peer support.

8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Questions: (323) 536-9322, mvp@vetsandplayers.org

Mineral County ~ VSN Liaison

Monte Turner, Veteran - (406) 370-4335, monteloie@montana.com

Montana Film Festival

http://www.montanafilmfestival.org/

*** VSN featured interest: 10/8 – 10/11/20 Fort Irwin, “To confront his past trauma, an amputee veteran acts in a hyperrealistic military simulation.” 11m, 2019 USA Montana Premiere, Director: Quinn Else; Producer: Marc Tarczali; Produced by AFI Conservatory: http://www.montanafilmfestival.org/programming/fort-irwin/

Questions: (406) 728-9380, hello@montanafilmfestival.org

Montana Repertory Theatre ~ UM College of the Arts & Media

https://montanarep.com/

PARTV 101, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula

“ReEntry” will be the final show of the Montana Repertory Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season, ReEntry is a docudrama drawn from over 100 interviews with US service members and their families. Questions: Michael Legg, Artistic Director, Michael.Legg@mso.umt.edu

Montana Repertory Theatre: (406) 243-6809

Montana’s Superior Resort, R Bar ~ Superior

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/mtsuperiorresort/

1186 Mullan Rd. W., Superior

Any veteran needing to getaway for a free night we have room for camping, R Bar & river access

Contact: Jason Maxwell (USMC Veteran) Owner (307) 670-0227

Montana Veterans Association (MVA)

The MVA Facebook page has launched! MVA is a non-partisan organization that advocates for the freedom, security and prosperity with Montana Veterans for all Montanans: https://www.facebook.com/MontanaVeteransAssociation/

Questions: Samuel Redfern (406) 218-1696, Samuel@unitedstatesofhope.org   

Montana Warriors on the Water

“We take Veterans on fishing and hunting trips" (Missoula & Ravalli Counties)!

Contact: Colin, (315) 405-2020, cmarcoux7199@gmail.com

National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

~ FREE for Disabled Veterans:

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/60590/disabled-veterans-eligible-free-national-park-service-lifetime-access-pass/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VAntage

Operation Veteran Strong

https://www.operationveteranstrong.org/

Questions: Veteran Coalition of NW MT, (406) 407-8423, info@vcnwm.com

Or, Jim Higgins (Brig Gen Retired), (406) 291-0356, higginsjw.1@gmail.com

​Patriot Guard Riders of Montana

pgom.org

The Patriot Guard of Montana is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security.

State Captain: Lewis Wendt, statecaptain@pgom.org

Contact (Western District): Jeff “Jeffrow” McClanahan, (406) 239-0982, jsmcclanahan@gmail.com

​Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. ~ Wise River

https://projecthealingwaters.org/freedomranchforheroes/

Freedom Ranch For Heroes hosts military heroes who have served our country, as well as young heroes who are fighting disease.

Questions: (866) 251-7252, info@projecthealingwaters.org

Or, Rachel, Freedom Ranch for Heroes, Trip Host: (406) 925-1104, rachel.stepan@projecthealingwaters.org

*** NEW Chapter in the Bitterroot ~  teaching fly tying. Participant Registration Form (Select Rocky Mountain Northwest and then Hamilton): https://www.tfaforms.com/4653180

Questions: Scott Roberts, (406) 880-1149, scott.roberts@projecthealingwaters.org


Quilts of Valor

https://www.qovf.org/

Cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Thousands of quilters all over the US work daily to create quilts to cover warriors from all conflicts. REQUEST FORM: https://www.qovf.org/request-qov/request-qov-form/

Questions: Quilts of Valor® Foundation, info@QOVF.org

RallyPoint ~ Military Social Network

https://www.rallypoint.com/

Nearly 2 million current and former members of the US military gather to discuss military life, share information, and exchange stories.

Questions: info@rallypoint.com

​REAch Program ~ Post 9/11 Combat Transition

https://reainc.org/toolbox-sign-up/

WWII Veteran and former POW Clarence Robert “Bud” Shepherd created the REAch program to assist Post-9/11 combat wounded with the Veteran Toolbox Program.

Questions: (877) 570-2975 or (336) 227-0000, reach@reainc.org

REBOOT Combat Recovery ~ Become a REBOOT ALLY!

https://rebootrecovery.com/howtohelp

REBOOT ALLIES are on the front lines of our mission, responding to the needs of veterans and first responders in their own communities. Working together, we see families celebrating healing instead of mourning loss.

Questions: Buddy Hanrahan, REBOOT Montana Leader, (406) 438-6319, buddy@reboot-mt.com

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History

Building T-316 at Fort Missoula (3400 Captain Rawn Way)

If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Hallsell at (406) 731-7034 or troy.hallsell@us.af.mil for additional information.

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.

Questions: Tate, militarymuseu45@hotmail.com

Sacred Mountain Retreat Center

sacredmtnretreat.com

12032 Sacred Mtn. Place, Deadwood, SD 57732

Zilis' Sacred Mountain Retreat Center provides a place to allow veterans, Gold Star families, first responders, and their family members to begin a personal journey of discovery through honest reflection and self-accountability.

Questions: (406) 891-0024, jerrid.sacredmtn@gmail.com

Scuba Therapy ~ Underwater Soldiers

https://www.facebook.com/flatheadscuba1/

Flathead Scuba, 203 Business Center Loop, Ste A, Kalispell

Therapy through Scuba Diving – Join other Veterans on a new adventure while experiencing comradery, excitement, and healing while having some fun. This experience is free for Veterans.

Questions: Charles Williams, (406) 260-1526

​“Silent Warriors: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific” (Novel for Naval History Buffs):

Historical fiction centered around a WWII submarine, USS Orca, her skipper, Lt. Cdr. Jake Lawlor, and her crew of grizzled regulars and raw recruits.

Pacific campaign, 1941 through to final victory in 1945, as it follows Orca through eleven war patrols.  

www.genemasters.net

Questions: Author, Gene Masters, masterseugene@gmail.com

Special Forces Association (SFA)  Chapter 28 Montana

http://www.sfa28.org/

25685 Nine Mile Rd., Huson, MT, 59846

Members and Sponsors serve through education, training, and support for all members of Army Special Forces.
Officers: Bill Woon, President, C (406) 461-7485, bwoon1325@bresnan.net; Max Carpenter, Vice President, C (406) 531-8732, maxey.b.carpenter@gmail.com; Bob Brugh, Sec/Treasurer, C (406) 240-7368, rgb@montana.com
Questions: Montana Special Forces Association Chapter 28, sfaxxviii@gmail.com

Team Fastrax

http://www.teamfastrax.com

Professional Parachute Demonstration Team ~ We are America's Skydiving Team

Questions: (513) 422-5867, info@teamfastrax.org

​​Team Red, White & Blue (RWB)

JOIN - it's FREE: teamrwb.org/join/

Team Rubicon

http://www.teamrubiconusa.org/

TR Montana public group page - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/178204389218402/

TR is collecting the availability of Greyshirts to create an Assignable Reserve of Greyshirts willing to deploy on operations in their local area.

THERE ARE 2 STEPS - In order to be good to go, WE NEED YOU TO DO BOTH:
1. Add the types of deployment opportunities you would be willing to serve in: https://rollcall.teamrubiconusa.org/profile/deployment-preferences/ (Add each capability one by one. Be patient & thorough)

2. Add the dates you are available to serve: https://rollcall-events.teamrubiconusa.org/resourceavailability [rollcall-events.teamrubiconusa.org]

Once you're done, standby for us to notify you about specific opportunities to deploy.  

Questions: Anne Marie Scott, TR Region VIII Admin, (406) 381-9383, anne.scott@teamrubiconusa.org

Or, Gerald “GT” Auch, Gerald “GT” Auch, Team Rubicon, City Administrator -Missoula (Region VIII - CFC #59162) Cell (910) 603-6549, gerald.auch@teamrubiconusa.org

Three Rangers Foundation

https://www.threerangersfoundation.org/

The Foundation directly supports active duty and former Rangers, their families, and Ranger Gold Star Families from the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment.

2020 VIRTUAL MOG MILE WOD https://www.threerangersfoundation.org/virtual-mog-mile

Contacts: Vanessa & Steve Berry, berry_vanessa@ymail.com or steven.l.berry52@gmail.com

​​TogetherWeServed.com (TWS)

https://www.togetherweserved.com/

online community connecting and honoring every American who has worn the uniform of the United States military.

Questions: 1-888-398-3262, admin@togetherweserved.com

Upper Canyon Outfitters ~ Alder, MT

https://ucomontana.com/

6 Tate's Upper Canyon Loop, Alder

Located in the heart of the Upper Ruby Valley, at the foot of the Greenhorn, Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountains. Also known as the “Tate Ranch” which was homesteaded by our Grandparents Peck and Mary Tate in 1910. We offer guided / unguided hunting (Elk, mule deer, whitetail, and antelope), fly fishing trips, horseback riding, hiking / history tours, or a summer vacation at a premier guest ranch in Southwest Montana. We have a lodge with 6 guest rooms, and 4 cabins with full kitchens to accommodate our guests.

Questions: Jake and Donna McDonald, Owners, (406) 842-5884, ucomontana@gmail.com

U.S. Military Campgrounds & RV Parks

https://www.militarycampgrounds.us/

Use of MWR facilities (includes campgrounds) is primarily for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, and DoD civilians.  

Questions: Larry Farquhar, U.S. Air Force Veteran, Larryf@militarycampgrounds.us

VA History in Brief

https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/archives/docs/history_in_brief.pdf

Valor Worldwide  

https://www.ourmilitary.com/

The trusted resource for military families, providing direct access to information procured specifically for active-duty military, retirees, veterans and their families.

Questions: (253) 503-7308, info@valorworldwide.com

VA Veteran's Canteen Service (VCS)

https://www.vacanteen.va.gov/ [vacanteen.va.gov]

Online shopping site: https://shopvcs.va.gov/

Questions: (800) 664-8258, vcs.canteen@va.gov

VA Veterans Experience Office

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

National Veterans Intermediary (NVI) “PsychArmor school, Communities Serving Veterans."

https://psycharmor.org/courses-for-communities-serving-veterans/

Western US Rep:

Bob (360) 568-4592, robert.mortenson@va.gov

VET2VET

PTS Outreach ~ 24 hour hotline open for Veterans and military personnel.

Vet2Vet groups may be arranged by visiting the CBOC outpatient desk, 2687 Palmer St., Missoula. Or, if you are a Veteran or you know someone who has trouble with memories and experiences of war, please call 1-877-VET-2-VET (1-877-838-2838).

Veteran Art Connection ~ Share YOUR Art!

veteranartconnection.com

‘Art as therapy’ is a focus not on the disability, but on each Veteran’s possibility and potential. The veteran artist receives 50% of the proceeds of each sale. Your purchase will make a difference in the life of someone who gave their all for our country.

Questions: https://veteranartconnection.com/contact/

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)

ShopVCS.com

VCS is proud to offer Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, their families and VA employees exclusive online shopping

Questions, “Submit a request”: https://support.shopvcs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana (VCNWM)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7266, Kalispell, MT 59904

(406) 407-8423, info@vcnwm.com

www.vcnwm.org
Board Meetings (First Tuesday of Every Month): Bigfork VFW Post 4042, 8098 MT Hwy 35, Bigfork, 1 – 3pm

 ****** Members of the coalition have been actively providing Veteran Specific QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. If you have an organization or group who would like to get this valuable FREE suicide prevention training, please email request to: info@vcnwm.com

Questions: Nan Wise (Spouse of Veteran), Executive Assistant, (406) 407-2153, nan@vcnwm.com
Or, Jim Higgins (Veteran), (406) 291-0356, higginsjw.1@gmail.com

Veterans Community Response (VCR)

https://www.vetcomres.org/

Non-profit organization composed of firefighters, Veterans and therapists working diligently to support combat Veterans in their post war readjustment process.

Contact: (509) 730-9413, vetcomres@gmail.com

Veteran History & Arts Initiative

920 Technology Ave., Bozeman

Doc is working to preserve Veteran History through Art by capturing the stories of Montana Veterans of all ages and eras.

Questions: VHAI@montana.edu

Contact: Marcus “Doc” Cravens, US Navy Veteran and Director of the Initiative at MSU (406) 579-2154, marcus.cravens@montana.edu


Veterans History Project (VHP)

http://www.loc.gov/vets/

Or, http://www.daines.senate.gov/serving-you/for-veterans

American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to help collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of Montana's wartime veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Questions: Robin Baker, Project Coordinator (406-453-0148 x11, robin_baker@daines.senate.gov)

Or, Denny Lenoir, Director of Veteran & Military Affairs, US Senator Steve Daines, Montana, 30 West 14th St., Suite 206, Helena, MT 59601, 406-443-3189, Denny_Lenoir@daines.senate.gov

Veterans Honor Guard ~ Polson / Ronan Area

https://www.facebook.com/VeteransHonorGuard/

We are Veterans from every branch with the mission to provide Military Honors for Active Duty, Reserve or Veteran Funerals in our area without charge. We perform final and full Military Honor Funeral Services.

Contact: Glen Sharbono, veteranshonorguardronanpolson@gmail.com

Veterans Legacy Program ~ National Cemetery Administration

Through a competitive selection process, teachers from around the country joined the program, researching "fallen heroes" from their hometown and creating lesson plans about them. These teachers also had the opportunity to visit the gravesite of their fallen hero and give a eulogy of them.

NCA – Veterans Legacy Program: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/legacy/  

NCA – History Program: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/history/

Fallen Heroes: https://www.abmceducation.org/understandingsacrifice/soldier

National History Day: https://www.nhd.org/

Questions: Bob Mortenson, Veterans Experience Office (VACO), Veterans, Family and Community Engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs, (360) 568-4592, robert.mortenson@va.gov

Veteran News Network: Television for Veterans, by Veterans

While the Veteran News Network has not yet been rolled out to all VA facilities, it is accessible to everyone 24/7 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA3X-ZxMTfg

​VET TIX

https://www.vettix.org/

The Veteran Tickets Foundation provides free and discounted event tickets (with a nominal delivery fee) to Veterans, active-duty military, their families, and immediate family survivors. There’s also:

Tickets For Troops https://www.VetTix.org
Hero's Wish https://www.VetTix.org/wish.php

Questions - Message VET TIX on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/VetTix/

VFW POSTS:

​​****** 3-Volley Salute VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Military Funerals ******

Active-duty military and Veterans with an honorable discharge are rendered last honors when they die. In Missoula, the local VFW Post 209 Honor Guard does the three-volley salute (They have six funerals in 3 days this week alone); however, you do NOT have to be a member of the VFW to be on the Honor Guard and you can pick which funerals fit your schedule. Providing the three-volley salute is an all-volunteer effort; however, the VFW Post 209 will provide the M1 rifles, blanks, white dicky, patches, name tag, Garrison hat, white web belt / gloves, and jacket for winter months (You only need to have blue slacks, white shirt, and black shoes). Please help us honor fellow Veterans, service members, and their families. 

Contact (All military branches / areas are welcome to contact her with questions): (719) 661-4037, bluemountain@montana.com

Ole Beck VFW Post 209 ~ Missoula, MT

vfwpost209.org

245 W. Main St., Missoula, (406) 728-7749

Our VFW is DOG friendly and has Free Wifi!

Commander: Anton Johnson

Contacts: Jim Bobbitt 240-9742, Steve Hale 493-2264

Reach Out: We invite you to reach out and connect with us. Whether you are looking to contact us for veteran related questions, to book our catering, inquire about our music venue, or our bar and canteen, we are here to help!

Questions: VFW (406) 778-7749, info@vfwpost209.org

VFW Post 3596 - Plains, MT

201 West Lynch Street

Plains, Montana

(406) 826-5960

Bill Warren VFW Post 5652 ~ Ronan

https://www.facebook.com/RonanVFW5652/

Post 5652 is the home Post for the Ronan VFW and the Ronan Ladies Auxiliary, 35981 Round Butte Rd, Ronan, Montana 

Contact: (406) 676-5652

Or, Glen Sharbono, veteranshonorguardronanpolson@gmail.com

Bill Carroll VFW Post 9040 ~ Dillon

400 Center Creek Rd, Dillon (In care of Ralph McOsker, PO Box 4, Dillon 59725); Jodie Jolly (406-925-3563), "She is an amazing resource for the Dillon area"

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) ~ Bitterroot Chapter 938

https://www.vva938.com/
P.O. BOX 1391, Hamilton

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS

President: William Beckman; VP: Walter Briggs; Treasurer & Membership: Al Sperry

(406) 961-0035 or per FB: (406) 381-7899, vva938@gmail.com

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

https://www.vvmf.org/

1235 S Clark St, Suite 910, Arlington, Virginia

VVMF’s mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that founded The Wall in Washington, D.C. in 1982.

Contact: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, (202) 393-0090, vvmf@vvmf.org

Virtual Hope Box

Overview: http://www.vaat.pitt.edu/index.php/device-review/ecd-category/56-virtual-hope-box-application

Virtual Hope Box is a multi-media coping skill app designed for individuals struggling with depression (particularly military service members).

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t2.vhb&hl=en

APP Store preview: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/virtual-hope-box/id825099621

Warfighter Scuba

www.warfighterscuba.org

Nonprofit organization that offers scuba diving to Veterans that have been wounded in combat. Warfighter Scuba primarily operates in Roatan, Honduras, offering Veterans a seven-day experience where they become certified scuba divers and participate in swimming, diving, and fishing activities.

APPLICATION: https://www.warfighterscuba.org/become-a-warfighter-diver/

Questions: (602) 399-7243, info@warfighterscuba.org

Or, toll free 1-833-838-3483

Warriors & Quiet Waters ~ Bozeman

https://warriorsandquietwaters.org/

Through the experience of fly fishing in Montana, Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat Veterans.

Contact: WQW, 351 Evergreen Drive, Suite A, Bozeman, MT 59715, (406) 585-9793, info@warriorsandquietwaters.org

Welcome Home, Inc. ~ Polson

https://welcomehomevet.net/

Here to assist Veterans, their families, and Gold Star Families. Jeannie’s family is a Gold Star Family ~ they lost their youngest son at the age of 25, US Army Special Ops (SGT Crew Chief), 160th Night Stalker.

Contact: Jeannie Butler, Welcome Home, Inc., (406) 890-1405, jeanniebutleremail@gmail.com

Western Montana Military Officer’s Association

http://www.wmmoa.org

 

Veteran Networking, Recreation & Support Continued...

Whitetail Ranch Center, Women Veterans, XSports4Vets, and Yellow Ribbon Events:

Whitetail Ranch Center ~ Three Forks

​whitetailranchcenter.org​

WRC’s mission is to empower Veterans to “lead independent, productive, and healthy lives.”

The ranch will be open in 2020 and will include an intense, 6 months – 2 year program (free) of “pathways” and “added value projects” (culinary training, equine-assisted therapy, growing squash / melons / berries) to learn vocational skills. WRC will be able to assist Veteran entrepreneurs with business plans, setting up SBA loans, etc.

Questions: Julie M. Tudor, ED.D., CEO/Co-Founder, Whitetail Ranch Center (WRC), 123 Main St. #2, Three Forks, (406) 404-7300, julie@whitetailranchcenter.org

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WOMEN VETERANS

Networking & Support

​*** American Women Veterans ~ National and overseas chapters providing outreach, professional development, events, and programs for women Veterans: http://americanwomenveterans.org/home/

*** Service Women’s Action Network ~ A member-driven network supporting, connecting, and advocating for the service women's needs--past, present and future--to succeed in and out of the uniform: https://www.servicewomen.org/

*** Women Military Aviators ~ Educates and promotes the legacy and future of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew. Their Women in Aviation conference brings together over 400 members each year: https://www.womenmilitaryaviators.com/

*** Women Veteran Alliance ~ Online and in-person networking groups for mentorship, resources, and career opportunities and directory of women Veteran-owned businesses, community events, and conferences: https://www.womenveteransalliance.org/

*** Women Veterans Interactive ~ Providing “advocacy, empowerment, interaction, outreach, and unification” for women Veterans. With national chapters and events, find your community and learn more about how to transition from the military to civilian life: http://womenveteransinteractive.org/

*** Women Veterans Network ~ A national social network of women Veterans to foster connections and build relationships in local communities and across the nation: https://www.wovenwomenvets.org/

*** Women Veterans ROCK! ~ A coalition supporting women Veterans and military families in housing, employment, education, financial stability, and health and wellness so they can excel in their post-military/civilian lives: https://womenvetsrock.org/

*** Women Vets USA ~ A resource hub for hundreds of non-profits and organizations for women Veterans: https://womenvetsusa.org/benefits-services/organizations/women-veterans.php

Xsports4Vets

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Extreme Sports for Veterans

 We are a group of current conflict veterans that strive to help other combat veterans succeed through extreme sports. We utilize as many veteran extreme sports as we can to take the edge out of civilian life.

Some of us have wounds left over from combat, others can't be seen - but we all benefit from getting out
and meeting people that have been in our shoes.

Contact: Anton (406) 396-8390 or Steve (406) 493-2264

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