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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Newport's First Annual Barbeque and Hoedown "for Those Who Serve" Saturday July 16, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Veterans Park in Newport, next to the Washington Federal Bank parking lot. Music provided by Carl Rey and Truck Mills - enjoy Blues, Reggae, Country and Jazz, food soft drinks and camaraderie!  This is a no cost dinner and dance for all Pend Oreille County Veterans, Military, Police, Firefighters, and EMS as well as those from Oldtown, Priest River and the surrounding area.  Questions - contact Brad Hanson 509-671-3585.

Priest River VFW Outreach, Tuesday May 17 9am - 1pm
Bonner County Veterans Service Officer, Bryan Hult, will be at the Priest River VFW to answer questions about current veteran’s benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and initiate new claims for benefits for eligible veterans and their dependents. The VFW is located at 220 Larch St, Priest River. Veterans will be seen by appointment only to ensure you are given quality time. Call (208) 255-5291 no later than FRIDAY prior to May 17th to schedule your appointment. If there are NO appointments scheduled for this outreach, OR if conditions prohibit travel, the outreach will be cancelled.

VA Town Hall Meeting - VA Representative will present information and answer questions regarding changes to VA Sandpoint Clinic

A Veterans Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled to discuss contract changes with the Sandpoint VA Clinic. The Town Hall Meeting will be held May 17, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Sandpoint Library located at 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint.
As of June 30, the VA’s contract with Kaniksu Community Health will end. The VA has a new contract with a company named STG and will continue to serve veterans. Please attend this informative town hall meeting to find out more.
Bonner County Veterans Services does not have any additional information at this time, so please be sure to mark your calendar and attend the town hall meeting.


April is Financial Literacy Month - Virtual Presentations offered by VA

Click for more information and to register. 

Clark Fork Public Library Outreach Tuesday, April 12th 10am to 2pm

Bonner County Veterans Service Officer, Bryan Hult, will be at the Clark Fork Public Library to answer questions about current veteran’s benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and initiate new claims for benefits for eligible veterans and their dependents. Clark Fork Public Library is located at 601 Main St, Clark Fork, ID. Veterans will be seen by appointment only to ensure you are given quality time. Call (208) 255-5291 no later than FRIDAY prior to April 12th to schedule your appointment. If there are NO appointments scheduled for this outreach, OR if conditions prohibit travel, the outreach will be cancelled.

2022 Stand Downs

Spokane VA Stand Down - 17 September 2022 10:00
To be held at Salvation Army Spokane, 222 E Indiana Ave, Spokane WA  99207


2022 North Idaho Veterans Stand Down - May 7th, 8 am to 1 pm  
 Resource, Health & Benefits Fair for ALL Veterans & their families
          North Idaho College, Christianson Gymnasium
         1000 W Garden Ave
          Coeur d'Alene, ID
Services - VA Medical, Counseling, VA Benefits Advocacy, Employment Opportunity, Legal Services, Veterinary Care, Bike Repair, Haircuts, Dental Services
Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee
Admission - Military ID, VA ID, or DD214

For more information - NIVSD  208-964-2819


Spokane VA Stand Down - 17 September 2022 10:00
To be held at Salvation Army Spokane, 222 E Indiana Ave, Spokane WA  99207


BASE CAMP GRAND OPENING:  Sandpoint VFW Post 2453 "Base Camp"
On Saturday, March 19th at 10 am, VFW Post 2453 will hold their Grand Opening for Base Camp!  All are invited - hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided!  

To enjoy Base Camp, you do not need to be a VFW member or a member of any veteran organization, just a veteran! Base Camp is a place for local veterans and their buddies to socialize and enjoy playing pool or darts, watching TV, reading, or just hanging out.  To make a donation or if you have questions, you can reach the VFW at 208-263-9613, or email post2453vfw@gmail.com. Mailing address is VFW Post 2453, 1325 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID  83864.


Continuous Events 


  • Veterans Reflective Space Project presented by Eastern Washington University Veterans Resource Center. Click for more information
  • Yoga & Meditation on Mondays (Virtual and In-Person) presented by the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. Every Monday in Spokane
  • Spokane Mobile Vet Center in Newport - The last Thursday 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 additional questions, please send an email to Mary Lindgren; mary.lindgren@bonnercountyid.gov.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Bonner County Veteran Service Officer, Bryan Hult, at 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 122 in Sandpoint or call between 8:00 am and noon to schedule an appointment at 208-255-5291.