16th Annual Nez Perce Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony – April 20th, 10:00 AM, Vancouver National Historic Reserve across from 5th Street. A Memorial Service to remember Chief Redheart’s band, including singing in honor of the ancestors, the Riderless Horse Ceremony, the Sacred Pipe Ceremony, and recognition of Veterans. After the ceremony the public is encouraged to attend a Native American meal prepared and served by the Northwest Indian Veteran’s Association. Location will be in the picnic shelter directly behind the visitor’s center located at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. There is no Admission charge but donations are welcome. Refreshments at the ceremony will be provided by the Loaves and Fishes. For more information call 360-487-8630.
“Our Community Salutes” – April 27th, 10:00AM at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (15005 NE 65th Street, Vancouver, WA). Guest Speaker Colonel Ryder. This is an opportunity for family, friends, and the community to honor the young men and women who are entering military service. The event is sponsored by MacKay Sposito with other donations from Wal Mart, the local Elks organization, and Columbia Credit Union. Lite Refreshment will be provided.
Memorial Day Ceremony – May 27th, 11:00 AM at the Memorial Grounds. Reception starts at 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the Artillery Barracks (Invitation Only – CMAC Members are welcome). Guest Speakers will be General Jeff Buchanan, National Park Service Tracy Fortman, Mayor Tim Leavitt, and more.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Upcoming Events: www.nps.gov/FOVA For further questions call the Visitor Center (360) 816-6230. Address for the Visitor Center is 1501 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661.
April 22nd thru 26th – National Park Week (Free Fee Week)
April 27th – Junior Ranger Day
May 27th – Soldier’s Bivouac and Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31st – Children’s Cultural Parade
June 8th – National Get Outdoors
July 20th – Vantage Base Ball
August 25 – Nat. Park Service 97th Birthday (Free Day)
Sept. 14 – Campfires and Candlelight Tour
Sept. 28th – Nat. Public Lands Day (Free Day)
Nov. 9th thru 11th – Veterans Day Weekend (Free Weekend)
Dec. 14th – Christmas at Fort Vancouver
Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies “Welcome Home” – April 3rd at 7:00 PM. The Portland Trail Blazers and Portland VA Medical Center would like to thank you for your service and invite you and your family to the Rose Garden! Registration table in Memorial Coliseum will be at 6:00PM. Game tickets and food vouchers are free to all OEF, OIF and OND Veterans and their guests. RSVP Deadline is March 29th. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Limit 4 tickets per Veteran. To RSVP, please e-mail email@example.com or call 1-800-949-1004 ext. 53062.
National Historic Trust Events – Cara Cantonwine www.fortvan.org
April 11th George C. Marshal Lecture – at Hudson Bay High School 11:00 AM Guest Speaker Department of Defense Robert Gates. Free!
April 13th Aviation and Education Resource Fair – held on the Pearson Airfield at the first Hangar.
June 14th Flag Day – 3:00PM to 4:00PM on the Fort Vancouver Parade Grounds at the Bandstand area (1000 Evergreen Blvd.)
Incight “Career Expo” – April 11th from 9:00AM to 10:00 AM workshops on empowerment, networking, and entrepreneurship; and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM twenty nine employers and seven resources for people with disabilities including Veteran’s Affairs. Incight mission is to cause success of education, employment, networking, and independence for people with disabilities. For more information, visit website www.tappingfreshtalent.org.
“Klineline Kids Fishing” Event – April 12th and April 13th, held at the Klineline Pond, ages 5 to 14 along with their parents. Over 3,000 children are expected to attend and will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the sport of fishing. Friday, April 12th will be “Special Needs Kids Fishing” day. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and local fishing groups will help the children learn more about fishing and the outdoors. To become a sponsor we are asking $250 or more and we will print your logo on the back of every child’s T-Shirt. We will also provide space to hang your banner at this event. All donations should be made to Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit (16505 ASE 1st St PMB 143, Vancouver, WA 98664), or more information on how to become a sponsor contact Jamie Birkeland 360-514-5196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Barracks Military Association – April 16th Come and have diner at Joe’s Crab Shack (101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA), tell you server that you would like to donate to VBMA and Joe’s Crab Shack will give 10% of their profit to VBMA. There will be no extra charge to you. Coupons will also be available at the event. Joe’s Crab Shack – 360-693-9211.
Clark County Veterans Assistant Center “Fun Run” – April 20th, 5K Walk or Run on the scenic Riverfront. Registration 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Inn at The Quay on Columbia Street, or online at www.CCVAC.net. Official start is 9:00 AM. Individuals $25, or Team $250 (up to 12 people). All participants will receive an event T-Shirt, water, and snacks. More information please phone CCVAC 360-693-7030, or call Ron 360-574-8070 or Wendy 360-597-5109.
Managing Life Network – April 24th 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Crown Plaza (1441 NE Second Ave., Portland, Oregon). Come and join others in our community for a very special fundraising Dinner and Program, taking back our neighborhoods one family at a time. Tickets $45, after April 12th $60. For tickets go to www.mlnfamilyservice.org and click on Events. For Sponsorship opportunities call or e-mail Matti Neal at 360-573-9637 or 360-901-6329, or email@example.com.
Clark County Veterans Court “Pop & Country Concert 4 Vets” – April 27th, Luepke Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663). There will be two performances: Matinee Concert 2-4:30 PM and Evening Concert 5-7:30 PM. Playing will be Ricky Lee Jackson, The Young Marines, Cynthia Hamm, Jesse Wade Holyk, and Miss Clark County Dayzsha Ab-Rahman. Earlybird ticket price – $10, or after April 13th – $15. For more information, contact 360-694-9942 or 360- 601-2372.
Returning Veterans Project – May 3rd, all day event held at Lewis and Clark College. We are sponsoring an all- day conference on MST with the Women’s Health Clinic and MIRECC at the Portland VA. Registration for non-VA practitioners will be at the Lewis and Clark website and the training is free. For more information, contact Belle Landau 503-954-2259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver Barracks Military Assoc. – May 4th , 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Kamlu Retirement Inn (1000 NE 82nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA) hosting a Spring Fundraiser to save the Camp Hathaway Chapel. Built in 1942 and is the last surviving chapel ever built at the Vancouver Barracks. Today it is the community center of Memorial Lutheran Church at 2700 E 28th Street in Vancouver. Please help the VBMA and their partners move the chapel to a new location to turn it into a military history interpretive center. A requested donation of $15 is asked to attend this spring event where the Vancouver Community Concert Band will play patriotic music while the Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Band provides dancing music. There will door prizes, charity raffles and a silent auction. For more information, visit www.vbma.us/projectsMuseum.
Work Source “Hiring Event” – May 16th, hosted by the Armed Forces Reserve Center (15005 NE 65th Street, Vancouver, WA) partnering with US Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” Program. 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM will be the Opening Ceremony and Remarks. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon will be the Hiring Event. Employers: Registration is free and can register at HOH.Greatjob.net. Job Seekers: Registration is optional and free. You can register also at HOH.Greatjob.net. You can post your resume before, during and after the event. Additional information call Michael Benko 360-735-4981, or Monique Martin 360-735-4985 MoMartin@esd.wa.gov, or Brian Ehlers 360-735-5026 email@example.com.
Military Officers Association of America Columbia River Chapter – May 18th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. We invite you to attend a presentation and dialogue concerning a new state wide Community Blueprint initiative to assist Veterans called “Rally Point 6.” We will discuss Community Reintegration, Employment, Education, Family Strength, Health/Behavior Health, Finance/Legal, Housing Stability, and Volunteerism. MOAA’s 40th Anniversary will follow with dinner that night and will recognize Larry Smith and CMAC for their contribution to our community. Dinner Social is at 6:00 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM. Dinner invitation will be mailed out. Reservations will be by advanced payment only. For more information on Rally Point 6 visit website www.theunfinishedmission.org and click on Rally Point 6.
5th Annual Patriotic Tribute at Volcanoes Stadium – July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd,Volcanoes Stadium (I-5 and Exit 260, Keizer, Oregon). There will be fun, music, heroes, fellowship, food, professional baseball, fireworks on all three nights. Last year we Thanked, Honored, and Saluted 93 men and women on the field. The stadium was adorned with American Flags, had an F-15 flyover, a huge fireworks show, and honored 10 Military families from the Klamath Falls Kingsley Air Force Field and 7 Military families from McChord Base in Tacoma. Our “Stars and Stripes” Patriotic Baseball Cards was a huge success. Each Volcano player and a Military Hero were featured with their bio’s and a sponsor on the back of the card. One evening we honored our Native American Veterans who have bravely and honorably served our country since President George Washington days. For more information visit our website www.volcanoesbaseball.com.
Marine Corps “Semper Fi Golf Classic” – September 27th at the Langdon Farms Golf Club (24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora, Oregon 97002-9552) starting at 1:15PM. The tournament is open to all, especially Marines, Corpsmen, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, National Guard, Coast Guard or any friends of the Marines, limited to the first 144 players to register. All sponsors and donors will be recognized during the tournament. Fee $130 for a single golfer (18 holes), a cart, practice facilities, a gift package, buffet dinner, and prizes. For more information contact John Stofiel 360-907-5342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran’s Therapeutic Court will assist those who are facing challenges such as combat trauma, and as a result entered the criminal justice system for low offenses. The Veteran must plead guilty to receive intense supervision and court-ordered treatment for a minimum of 12 months. Non-compliance can include jail time.
Resource Guide for Military Families 3rd Edition – Booklets compiled by American Red Cross Southwest Region are available now! They will be starting the 4th Edition. If you would like to be in it, or change your last one, in the Resource Book, please contact Julie Burger at email@example.com. Excellent to have the Resource Book in your office!
FREE Dental Hygiene Program – Contact Clark County Community Service, Samantha Whitley, for more information. Phone (360) 397-2130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korean War Veteran Association Meeting – Richard L. Quatier Chapter Unit #321 meeting every 3rd Wednesday 10:00AM at the 40 et 8. For more information contact Jerry Keesee, phone 360-573-1035 or e-mail email@example.com. Jim Moody is setting up a list of organizations that would like to be linked to KWVA. If you would like to be on this list contact Jim at 360-576-5315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Civil Air Patrol meets every Monday 6:30 PM at the New Vancouver Reserve Center (15005 NE 65th Street and Fourth Plain. For more information contact Jim Beckelhiemer 360-936-0546.
Oregon Military Support Network –Meetings held every 2nd Thursday at the 40 et 8. Contact Glenn Shuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver Barracks Military Museum – Anyone interested in taking Cemetery Walks, please contact Jeff Davis for scheduling a time. Phone 253-223-0125 or E-Mail email@example.com
Veteran’s Museum at the VA Medical Center – Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Wednesday will open at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, contact Anne Marie Murphy 360-737-1441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PT Boat 658 is now available for fund raising events. For more information contact Tom Cates 360-892-9642 or e-mail email@example.com.
Healing on the Homefront – This program is designed to assist military and Veteran’s families by offering community resources, solution based workshops, and family counseling. For more information or schedule an appointment, contact Dixie Hotaling at 360-910-8434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS – Involved in the community disbursing food, juices, and personal care products to families, homeless, emergency situations, veterans, and several others in need. These items come directly from donations. We ship juice to various local military events, public events, and organizations. It has been a blessing to serve so many Veterans and families. For more information, contact George Golden (360) 713-3297, or e-mail email@example.com.
40 et 8 Loci – Frank Falbee stated that the Loci is available for any events, especially giving rides to children. Contact Frank at 360-991-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Services Council will now be partnering with Clark County Veterans Assistance Center. They will now be at two locations (Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM 1305 Columbia St Ste. 100 and Fri’s 8AM to 4:30PM at Clark County Center for Community Health 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd. Bldg. 17, Room A141). Phone 360-397-8478 or e-mail email@example.com.
Parents Helping Parents – Kathy Scott gave a presentation of Managing Life Networks Family Services dedicated to helping parents build skills to create a stable and supportive family environment. To register for a class (20 week program) contact MLN Family Services 360-573-9637 or e-mail Matti Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Iron Tribe Peer Support Services encompasses all nations, tribes, ethnicities, lineages, and religious preferences by celebrating the diversity that is contained in each individual character; and encouraging each member in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Our mission is to provide peer support and guidance for the releasing ex-con and person in recovery as they navigate successful integration into our community. For more information 503-344-6710 or visit our website www.irontribenetwork.org. For referrals: email@example.com.