In 7 years, the Rogue Chapter's VeteRun has raised and given away $131,850. This year the chapter raised $43,200 with the assistance of Tabitha Carlson who held a golf tournament focusing on Veteran suicide prevention and helping veterans, as a result we were able to present checks at our annual Christmas social in the amount of $14,400 each to David's Chair, Mighty Oaks Foundation and Operation Rambo.
Every year the gross amount earned has increased and the amount given to each charity has increased so our goal next year is to exceed $50,000. The 5K fun run usually happens in October, so plan to help us out next year.
On December 7, 2023, during the Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 265, Onslow County Commissioner Walter Scott presented the NCOA Down East Chapter Vice Chairman Sir Paul Siverson with a Proclamation that recognized November as "Veterans Recognition Month 2023".
Veterans and family members from 3 wars were presented NCOA medallions for their service in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. A huge thank you to CSM Edwin Sizer, USA (Ret), GEICO's Military Agency Operations Manager, for attending the presentations during the Fort Sam Houston Chapter's End of Year Christmas Social and to the NCOA Fort Sam Houston Chapter and GEICO Military for sponsoring the medallions!
The NCOA Fort Sam Houston Chapter recently held their end of year Christmas Social and awards presentations. Congratulations to these hard-working individuals for their continued support of NCOA and the NCOA Fort Sam Houston Chapter.
Rogue Chapter member and member of the International Board of Directors Vicky Hensley recently presented a number of NCOA Korean and Vietnam War Medallions.
NCOA Mountain Post Chapter Chairman Michael Wescott recently presented NCOA Vietnam War Medallions to a 5 veterans from the Highland's Ranch Rotary. Receiving medallions were:
Army Veteran Allan Balfour who served from 1969 - 1971
Army Veteran Gui Caves who served from 1972 - 1978
Army Veteran Connie Golas who served from 1965 - 1993
Army Veteran Bob Martin who served from 1966 - 1972
Air Force Veteran Tim Sparks who served from 1958 - 1962. Sparks is also an NCOA Knight of the Square Table and a member of the Mountain Post Chapter #154.
The Sunshine State Chapter #1683 recently presented an NCOA World War II medallion to World War II Army veteran John Ter Borg, who is in in-home hospice. John and his family were elated for this presentation. Mr. Ter Borg exclaimed that he would never forget this moment!
Grand Knight Sir Paul Siverson, spent Thanksgiving Day in the field with the USO and about 700 Marines undergoing Marine Combat Training. The USO provided snacks, drinks, games, and the Mobile USO Center which provided video games and TV.
had the honor of presenting It’s Veterans Day in cloudy Roseburg, OR, and the annual parade is an annual highlight in the town’s agenda of events. Roseburg just experienced a flyover of twin F-15 Eagle Fighter jets from the 173rd Fighter Wing from Klamath Falls Air National Guard…and all action stopped and the crowd celebrated the awesome sight! The local NCOA Umpqua Valley Chapter 1308 was on hand with a Legacy Medallion display to advertise NCOA’s program to seek and honor local veterans. Located directly behind this display is the renowned Veterans Traveling Wall, sponsored by the local Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 805. Pictured from right to left are Roger Arnold, Vice Chairman; Don Adams, and Ron Dukes, Chairman. All are members of the Vietnam Veterans of America…a strong supporter of the NCOA’s Legacy Medallion program. After the parade, Don Adams and Ron Dukes had the honor of presenting three Korean War Legacy Medallions at the Brookdale Care Center as family members and staff helped celebrate their military service. (Photo by Cleta Yarbrough)
Three NCOA Medallions were presented to two deserving individuals during the 248th Marine Corps Birthday Ball with the Marine Corps League, Sumter Detachment 1202.
In the photo on the left, an NCOA Vietnam War Medallion was presented to Mr. Harry Thompson, a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient (left). Mr. William Hartley (right) received both the NCOA World War II and Korean War Medallions for his service in both conflicts.
In the photo on the right, members of the Marine Corps League pause to enjoy some birthday cake.
A big thank you to Eric Shumpert, NCOA life member, for providing the photos and to the Marine Corps League Sumter Detachment for your efforts to get these small symbols of tremendous sacrifice and service around the necks of those who deserve them!
Veterans Day Activities at Arlington National Cemetery with our National Commander Garry McClure, Chairman of the Board Robert Llewellyn, Government Affairs Director Levi Sadr, and Members.
While at a memorial commemorating the War of 1812 at the battle of Lake Erie, NCOA Sunshine State Chairman Michael Bogmenko had the opportunity to present an NCOA Korean War Medallion to NCOA member James Jensen in recognition of his father who had passed away twenty years ago.
Past Grand Knight Sir Ted Pilihos recently presented the NCOA Korean War Medallion to CMSgt Rob Brink, USAF (Ret).
It’s a beautiful day in the Umpqua Valley at Roseburg, Oregon, as another Korean War veteran is presented the NCOA Korean War Legacy Medallion. Pictured are the family and friends of past 82nd Airborne paratrooper, Jerry Fueston. Making the presentation on behalf of the NCOA is Ron Dukes, Chairman of the NCOA Umpqua Valley Chapter and Honor Guard Chaplain for the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #805.
Rogue Chapter Chairman, assisted by chapter trustee David Haines, recently presented NCOA Medallions at a veteran's breakfast in Grants Pass, OR.
World War II Medallions
Korean War Medallions
Vietnam War Medallions
Rogue Chapter Chairman Terry Haines recently presented a Vietnam Medallion to Army veteran Bob Dhone on behalf of his twin brother, Army veteran Rod Dhone.
The Central Valley Chapter #1551 and Spirit of Sacramento Auxiliary Chapter #270 participated in the Sacramento Air Show on September 23rd and 24th. The highlight of the show was a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds.
According to Scott Rodowick, Spirit of Sacramento Auxiliary's treasurer, "Chapter volunteers cooked and served more than 900 pizzas over the two day event. It was a great event to showcase the NCOA and make a little money for our organizations. We had a great crew and a lot of fun."
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