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General Information
Phone Numbers
208-255-5291
Fax: 208-255-2554
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
1500 HWY 2
Suite 122
Sandpoint,
ID
83864

Veteran Events

September 11th - March for the fallen, Ruck in remembrance will be 9.11 miles or 9.11 km (5.6miles) at the Riverside State Park in Spokane. Team/Individual Registration can be found at http://www.marchforthefallen.com

September 11th - 2021 Inland NW Heroes Memorial Classic, a 9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament to honor those we lost and those who continue to fight for us on all platforms today. You can sign up or find out more information at inlandnwheroesfoundation.com. There will be a shotgun scramble, a post-tournament BBQ dinner provided, and prizes awarded. All proceeds will go to the Inland NW Heroes Foundation, supporting Military, Veterans, and First Responders. 

September 13th - Mental Health Summit, Virtual event hosted by Mann-Grandstaff VAMC from 8 am until 4 pm, please register before September 12th. For more information, you can contact Katie Ramos at 509-435-8380 or register at https://bit.ly/3B7kBZ8

September 14th - Job Fair, A virtual hiring event from 11 am until 2 pm. Please register at jobfairspokane.com.

September 18th - Wenatchee WA Stand Down, location at the National Guard Armory. For more information contact one of the Stand Down Coordinators Kevin Copelin 509-462-2500 ext 4017 or Charlie Duranona at 509-462-2500 ext. 4044. 

September 19th - 15th Annual POW/MIA Ride, Registration at Newby-ginnings, 570 Clearwater Loop A, Post Falls, ID 83854 at 9 am, $25 per person. Kickstands up at 11 am and they will have an auction, door prizes, and live music. For more information contact Georgine Froewiss at 509-270-3061 or Dorothy Payne at 509-599-0484. 

September 25th - Moses Lake WA Stand Down, location will be at the Grant County Fairgrounds.  For more information contact one of the Stand Down Coordinators Kevin Copelin 509-462-2500 ext 4017 or Charlie Duranona at 509-462-2500 ext. 4044. 

September 25th - Wenatchee Valley Veteran's Picnic, a picnic from 11 am until 3 pm at the Walla Walla Point Park at Picnic Shelter #1. Bring your own chair and side dish! The menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwurst accompanied by potluck side dishes, desserts, sodas, and water. 

September 25th - Veteran Resource & Job Fair, from 10 am until 1 pm at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Drive, Moses Lake WA. Employment Opportunities, free cold-weather gear for homeless veterans, representatives from the VA, Veteran Organizations, Community partners, and much more. This event is coordinated in partnership with the Grant County Veteran's Advisory Board, for more information contact Eileen Boylson at 509-766-4111. 

October 2nd - Project Community Connect & Veteran Stand Down, on Saturday, October 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm at the Promise Inn Parking Lot, 204 SE Dorion, Pendleton. This event will have health screenings, dental exams, vision, flu shots, education resources, employment, housing, DHS Services, and much more.  For more information contact Heidi at 541-966-0908. 

October 9th & 10th - 21st Annual Libby Stand Down, North West Montana Veteran's Stand Down 2021 Honoring all Veterans. There will be haircuts, surplus clothing, refreshments, and lunch as well as food boxes. Please bring your DD214, VA Card, or Military ID to this event. The event will be from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday the 9th and from 9 am until 2 pm on Sunday the 10th at the MT Army National Guard Building, 1004 Treasurer Ave, Libby MT 59923. For more information contact Allen Erickson Sr. at 406-756-7304 or visit www.veteransfoodpantry.org.

October 22nd - Gold Classic, You can sponsor the event at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick WA. For more information call 509-545-6558 or visit columbiabasinvetcenter.org. 

October 23rd - Yakima Valley Stand Down. Free services for active duty, reservists, veterans, & their family members. Lunch will be provided and over 100 service providers will be there for medical screening, flu shots, housing, clothing, dental, haircuts, va claim processing, veterinarian, military issues, food boxes, hygiene supplies, and referrals. For more information contact 509-574-1537, please bring Veteran/Military Verification. 


Continuous Events 


  • Spokane Mobile Vet Center in Newport - The last Friday of every month the mobile Vet Center will be at the Hospitality House (216 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA 99156) from 10 am until 1 pm. No appointment necessary, if you have questions call Stu Sturtevant at 509-444-8387. 
  • Coffee & Comradery - VA enrolled veterans meet up every Wednesday from 8 until 8:45 am at the 2nd-floor room C223 of the Mann-Grandstaff VA to have a free cup of coffee and share information. If you have questions you can contact Kari Tabino at 509-434-7657. 
  • Idaho Female Veterans Network - Held the second Tuesday of each month in Post Falls VFW Post 3603 (1225 E. 3rd Ave) join the group on Facebook:  HERE to find out more information! 
  • Sandpoint War Vet’s Group   – Every Other Thursday from 10:00 until 11:30 at the Sandpoint VFW; Next meeting will be on January 12th. Offering war veterans of all eras a place to meet and overcome the unique challenges of life after war. Open to veterans of all wars, on the corner of Pine and Division. If you have any questions call 509-844-1053. 
  • Sandpoint War Veteran’s Spouses Group   – Meeting every other Thursday from 10:00 until 11:30 at the Sandpoint VFW; next meeting will be January 5th. Offering support for spouses and significant other of war veterans in Sandpoint. Call 509-844-1053 with questions.
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10th, 2001. Need some more information on what the VA can provide for students, check out their website  HERE.
  • Military  Family Scholarships  –  BestColleges.com has created a financial aid guide specifically for military spouses and children. They provide context for how students can best take advantage of available federal resources, and offer over 30 scholarships and grants for veterans, spouses, and dependents of veterans. Check it out  HERE.

For more information on these upcoming activities or any questions send an email to  lyndsie.halcro@bonnercountyid.gov  .

To schedule an appointment get in contact with our Veteran Service Officer Bryan Hult today, 1500 Hwy 2, suite 122 in Sandpoint or call between 8:00 am and noon to schedule an appointment; 208-255-5291.