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U.S. Bank will be hosting the 8th Annual Joes for GI's charity event Thursday, August 10th from 11am to 1pm. Joes for GI’s is the Signature Event for Operation Salute Our Service Members. It consists of a lunch including a Sloppy Joe, Chips, Cookie and Water for a $5.00 donation. This year for the first time, the event will be held at the Fargo Air Museum, located at 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102. The $5 donation includes lunch and admission to the Fargo Air Museum. All proceeds to benefit local military.

The Hazen ND American Legion post 189 made a donation toward the new Commemorative Memorial Coin Project. The American Legion post 189's donation of $100 will jump start the efforts to raise funds to establish the new program.

The Fargo Elks Lodge 260 made the first donation toward the new Commemorative Memorial Coin Project. The Fargo Elks donation of $300 will jump start the efforts to raise funds to establish the new program.

North Dakota's 65th Legislative Assembly created and enacted through SB2183 an unfunded legislative mandate for the ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) to "..create and confer a commemorative memorial coin upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors for ND veterans.

The Fargo Elks Lodge 260 is teaming up with the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans to have a public forum for Vietnam Veterans and their families to discuss the effects of Agent Orange toxin on those exposed and their children. Open to the public and food will be provided. The Vietnam Veterans, their children and grand children are suffering from many health problems which includes cancer, learning disabilities, and autism, plus birth defects and physical disabilities that may be traced to the use of Agent Orange Dioxin.

Governor Burgum signs proclamation making March of 2017 Women Veterans Month in North Dakota.

See Proclamation

Governor Burgum proclams' March 29, 2017 as North Dakotas Vietnam Veterans Day.

See signed Proclamation:  2017 Governors Proclamation Vietnam Veterans Day

ND VETERANS HOME FOUNDATION

GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017                                         REGISTRATION:  11:00 AM

 

GOLF: 12 NOON SHOTGUN START

 

4 MAN SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT                 FEE:  $75/PERSON; $300/TEAM

ALL GOLFERS WELCOME

FEE INCLUDES, 18 HOLE GREEN FEES; GOLF CART; PRIZES;   STEAK DINNER FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT

VETERANS OUTDOORS ADVENTURES NORTH DAKOTA is seeking Veterans of the United States Armed Forces and any first responders (Peace officers, Firefighters or EMT's) to join them on a Deep Sea Adventure off the coast of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This is an all-inclusive trip there are NO costs or fees-you need only to apply!

Names will be drawn July 9, 2017 to announce the Lucky winners of this trip.

Travel dates : September 9-16, 2017

FARGO, N.D., Nov. 2 - Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events held in November in salons across the country. In an effort to support communities, Brides Across America this November will provide free wedding gowns at participating salons for active-duty personnel and first responders. 

 

The Marine Corps League (MCL) is expanding into the Fargo area and is searching for a few good Marines! Touted as the only Marine Corps specific veteran service organization, the MCL was chartered by Congress in 1937 and has proven to be the singular voice for Marines since its inception.

Fargo, N.D., Sept. 8 – Gov. Dalrymple appointed David Rice to serve a two-year term on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs. He will replace former ACOVA member Emery Fisher, who passed away in July.

Rice, Fargo, was nominated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During his first term, he will serve on one of the ACOVA’s three subcommittees to oversee the Post War Trust Fund, the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs or veteran-related legislation.

Fargo, N.D., July 22 – Gov. Dalrymple appointed one new member and re-appointed four members to the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs. Each member will serve a three-year term representing the veterans of North Dakota.

 

Dean Overby, Wahpeton, was re-appointed to his fifth term. James Verwey, Valley City, was re-appointed to his third term. Jim Haukedahl, Fargo, and Trish Hodny, Grand Forks, were both re-appointed to their second terms. Alan Wondrasek, Bottineau, was newly appointed to the board.

 

Fargo, N.D., July 22 – The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the promotion of Bryan Watters, Fargo, to veterans service officer supervisor. Watters will be responsible for training veterans’ benefits specialists in the NDDVA’s Veterans Service Office.

 

“Bryan has a great deal of knowledge in this field. He is very enthusiastic and has the drive to keep our organization moving forward,” said Lonnie Wangen, commissioner of the NDDVA.

 

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