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CdA Events Calendar - Veterans & Military

Veterans & Military - We Honor You

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

outreach  |  events  |  organizations  |  discounts  |  resources

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Outreach & Special Events

For assistance from Veterans' Services Officers in our area, call 208-415-3480, or see events calendar (below).
Services provided by state & county VSO are FREE of charge.

 

  • Shoshone County Veterans' Outreach, 10 am-2 pm, at Osburn VFW Post 1675, 318 E. Mullan Avenue on these dates: Aug 1. Call Dan Merrill, Veteran Service Officer, at 208-752-1264  to schedule app't, or email dmerrill@co.shoshone.id.us. 

  • Benewah County Veterans' Outreach, 9 am-2 pm, at Benewah County Courthouse (basement), 701 College Ave., St. Maries. Call 208-415-3480 for app't or stop in:  July 23 & Aug 20.

  • Plummer Veterans' Outreach - Dates are suspended until Fall, 2024. To schedule an app't, call 208-415-3480 for St. Maries or Post Falls locations. 

  • Boundary County Veterans' Outreach dates are July 24; & Aug 21. Call 208-415-3480 to schedule app't. 

  • Every 1st Wednesday, 5-7 pm, "Steak Dinners for Veterans" at Wallace Elks Lodge #331, 419 Cedar St., Wallace. Arrive early & enjoy! Meal cost for non-veteran Elks & guests is $16.

  • Every Wednesday, 8-10 am, "Coffee & Conversation" at Lyfe Public House, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA. Gather for FREE coffee with local veterans & first responders (current & former).

  • Every Wednesday8-10 am, "Coffee & Donuts" at Post Falls American Legion, 138 E. Poleline Avenue. Gather for FREE food & camaraderie with other veterans!

Resources - National, State & Local

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Military Family Community News - N. Idaho

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Idaho Division of Veterans Services

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Idaho Dept. of Labor Veterans Services

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Kootenai County Veterans Services Office

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Veterans Stand Down Locations 2024

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Newby-ginnings of North Idaho

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U.S. Government Military & Veterans

Military Organizations - Camaraderie

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143 (STEVEN H. NIPP)

  • 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls; 208-773-9054

  • Office hours - Monday through Friday, 10 am-3 pm

  • Meets on 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm

  • Membership eligibility is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard.

  • Annual membership - $45

  • Affiliated groups are Auxiliary, Sons of Legion & Honor Guard

  • Drive-up container for proper retirement/disposal of worn flags

AMERICAN LEGION POST 154 (MANUEL SCHNEIDMILLER)

  • Meets on the 4th Thursday, 6 pm, at Rathdrum Lions Club, 16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

  • Email: rathdrum154@gmail.com

AMERICAN LEGION POST 149 (CLIFFORD A. HACKNEY)

  • 5525 E. Hwy 54, Athol; 208-683-2614

AMERICAN LEGION POST 36 (GUS ZOELLNER)

  • 110 N. Hill St., Kellogg; 208-682-5304

COEUR D'ALENE SQUADRON CIVIL AIR PATROL 

  • All-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

  • 2410 W. Miles Ave., Hayden; 208-649-6098

  • Senior members (adults) & cadets (ages 12-21) volunteer & provide support for Emergency Services, Cadet Programs & Aerospace Education. 

  • CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program focused on leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness & moral/ethical decision-making. 

  • Adults meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 pm; cadets meet every Tuesday, 6;30 pm, at Pappy Boyington Field (CdA Airport), Hayden.

  • New members welcome

  • Annual membership - $38 cadets; $64 adults

KOOTENAI COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE

  • 120 E. Railroad Ave., Post Falls; 208-446-1090

  • Offices for County VSOs; Tom Freeman, director

  • Advocates for veterans & their dependents, providing technical & referral services to assist veterans in obtaining entitled benefits:

  • Disability compensation, VA pensions, dependency & indemnity compensation, burial benefits

  • Claims, employment assistance, education, correction of military records, awards & decorations

  • Hospitalization, medical, counseling & rehabilitation care

  • Veterans' transportation service for taking veterans to area medical facilities; reserve by calling 509-434-7537

VFW (VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS) POST 3603

  • 1225 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls; 208-960-4104

  • Meets on 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm

  • Membership requirements - U.S. citizenship; must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces & either received an honorable discharge or be currently serving; & have served in a war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters

VFW POST 889

  • 406 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene; 208-667-5236

  • Office open Tuesdays, 8-10 am. Stop in for social time, coffee & donuts.

  • Meets on 3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm

VFW POST 1473 (ROY RACY)

  • 32119 N. 5th Ave., Spirit Lake; 509-891-6745

  • Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays, 6 pm

VFW POST 1675 SHOSHONE

  • 318 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn; 208-752-4811

  • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 pm

PAPPY BOYINGTON #966 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

  • Meets on the 2nd Thursday, 6 pm at Elks Lodge #1254, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

  • Provides mentorship, career counseling, Veteran Service Officer VA support, assistance with transitions, & opportunities for families

  • Contact: Dennis Dodd; 208-952-6725

  • DC.Dodd58.@gmail.com

IDAHO STATE VETERANS HOME

  • 590 S. Pleasant View Rd., Post Falls; 208-415-3430

  • 64-bed skilled nursing facility w/centralized community center, chapel, therapy room, dining room, sports bar w/big screen TVs & canteen

  • Also a common food preparation area, laundry facility & maintenance supply areasCovered pickup/drop-off area; parking for 90 vehicles

  • Dedicated November 11, 2021

  • See application HERE

  • Two State Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) from Office of Veterans Advocacy have offices in bldg to assist area veterans, family members/survivors

  • idvs@veterans.idaho.gov

Free or Discounted Meals, Items & Services

These businesses recognize the value of service to our Nation...one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.

 

**Note there may be variations in FREEbies, or they may be dependent upon participation of local establishments.**

**Ask for discounts if not offered. Take proof of military service (VA card, Active ID, Driver's License w/Veteran Designation, or DD214.)**

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Store Discounts

 

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON VETERANS' PURCHASES

**Take proof of military service.

**May have to register w/store's program.

 

  • Advance Auto Parts

  • Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's

  • Big 5 Sporting Goods

  • Foot Locker

  • Home Depot

  • Joann Fabrics

  • Lowe's

  • Michael's

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts

See BLOGS/VA.GOV/VAntage for more veteran discounts; & MANY MORE for active duty military!

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services discounts

 

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON SERVICES FOR VETERANS

**Take proof of military service.

 

  • Verizon Wireless

  • AT&T

  • 24-Hour Fitness

  • Avis

  • Budget

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car

  • Hertz

  • National Car Rental

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON SERVICES & PURCHASES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

All of the above, plus these categories:​

  • Automotive

  • Car Rentals

  • Clothing/Shoes

  • Computer/Electronics/Gaming

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Eyeware

  • Financial & Insurance

  • Fitness

  • Flowers/Gifts

  • Food

  • Health & Beauty

  • Home & Garden

  • Jewelry

  • Miscellaneous

  • Restaurants

  • Retail

  • Service

  • Shipping/Storage

  • Sporting Goods/Equipment

  • Travel & Lodging

  • Wireless & Internet

  • Refer to BLOGS/VA.GOV/VAntage for detailed list in each category.

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VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

 

VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

(Franchise Restaurants)

**Take proof of military service.

**Check local establishments' participation, variations & times.

  • 7-Eleven - quarter-pound beef hot dog

  • Applebee's - full-size entree from special menu & $5 Bounce Back Card

  • Buffalo Wild Wings - order of 10 boneless wings & fries

  • Chili's - meal from select menu

  • Cracker Barrel - Solo 1-item pizza & regular pop

  • Denny's - Grand Slam from 5 am-noon

  • Little Caesar's - lunch combo from 11 am-2 pm

  • Red Lobster - meal vouchers for shrimp & chips to be used Nov 13-Dec 10 for dine-in only

  • Red Robin - Red's Big Tavern Burger w/endless side of steak fries

  • Starbuck's - 12-oz hot or cold brewed coffee

  • Texas Roadhouse - meal voucher from 11 am-2 pm

  • Wendy's - breakfast combo from 6:30-10:30 am

See MILITARY.COM for more FREEbies.

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