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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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Poster credits go to organizations/businesses sponsoring events.

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Outreach & Special Events

For assistance from Veterans' Services Officers in our area, call 208-446-1096, or see events calendar (below).

**Service officers act as advocates for veterans & their dependents for technical assistance & referral services for:  disability compensation, VA pensions, dependency & indemnity compensation, burial benefits, re-opened claims, employment, education, retirement issues, awards/decorations, correction of military records, & hospitalization/medical/counseling & rehabilitation care.

  • Oct 3 (Mon), 9 am-3 pm, "Spokane Mobile Vet Center" at Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Unit A, Post Falls. For all veterans as well as active duty, National Guard & Reserves - connect with resources, VA benefits (disability compensation, burial & medical), counseling, re-adjustment, & to answer questions/concerns about benefits earned. No app't needed. Direct questions to Stu Sturtevant, 509-444-8387.

  • Oct 4 (Tues), 9 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Services Officer Outreach" at Benewah Co. Courthouse, 701 College Ave., St. Maries. Drop in during hours or set app't time by calling 208-446-1096. Also: Oct 18, Nov 1, 15 & 29; & Dec 13 & 27.

  • Oct 5 (Wed), 5-7 pm, "Steak Night - Vets Eat FREE" at Wallace Elks Lodge 331, 419 Cedar Street. Take-out available. (Elks & guests pay $15.) Also: (1st Wed), Nov 2 & Dec 7.

  • Oct 6 (Thurs), 10 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Services Officer Outreach" at Osburn VFW, 318 E. Mullan Avenue. Call Mac Gibler at 208-752-3331 to schedule app't, or IDVS at 208-446-1097. Also: Nov 3 & Dec 1.

  • Oct 12 (Wed), 10 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Services Officer Outreach" at Plummer City Hall, 880 C Street. Drop in during hours, or set app't time by calling 208-446-1096. Also: Nov 9 & Dec 14.

  • Oct 22 (Sat), "Shoshone Co. Veterans in Need" will receive FREE of charge: coats, gloves, hats, socks, slippers, blankets, hygiene items, gas/grocery gift cards & more at a morning distribution at Osburn VFW Post #1675, 318 E. Mullan Avenue. Also sponsored by Kellogg Elks Lodge #1841. More info - 208-752-4811 (Chris Marker).

  • Nov 5 (Sat), 10 am, "Veterans Recognition Ceremony" at Betty Kiefer Elementary School, 13898 Schooner St., Rathdrum. All veterans & families are invited to ceremony (begins at 11 am), followed by refreshements & lunch. Sponsored by American Legion Post 154, NW Guardian Riders & City of Rathdrum. More info - 208-687-2399.

  • Nov 11 (Fri), 11 am, "Veterans Day & 2022 Distinguished Veteran Ceremonies" at McIntire Family Park (stage), 8930 N. Gov't Way, Hayden. More info - 208-209-1080 (City of Hayden Veterans Commission).

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 2022

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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

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

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 4th Thursday, 6:30 pm

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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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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

November 11, 2022

**Take proof of military service.

**If franchise, check local establishments' participation, variations & times.

 

  • Applebee's - FREE lunch or dinner. Choose from (7) different meals

  • Buffalo Wild Wings - FREE wings & fries

  • Chili's - choice of FREE meals from Veterans Day menu (dine-in only)

  • Cracker Barrel - FREE double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake dessert

  • Denny's - build a FREE Grand Slam

  • Little Caesar's - FREE lunch pizza combo (small pizza & drink), 11 am-2 pm

  • Olive Garden - FREE meal

  • Perkins - FREE breakfast (2 bacon strips & pancakes)

  • Red Lobster - FREE appetizer or dessert (dine-in)

  • Red Robin - FREE burger w/bottomless steak fries

  • Starbuck's - FREE 12 oz. coffee

  • Texas Roadhouse - FREE meal from Veterans Day menu

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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!