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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.

Outreach & Special Events

For assistance from Veterans' Services Officers in our area, call 208-415-3480, or see events calendar (below).
 

  • Feb 7 (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 208-415-3480. Also Feb 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, & May 2 & 16.

  • Feb 8 (Wed), 10 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Service Officer Outreach" at Plummer City Hall, 880 C Street. Call 208-415-3480 to schedule app't, or stop during scheduled hours. Also March 8, April 12 & May 10.

  • March 1 (Wed), 5-7 pm, "Steak Night - Vets Eat FREE" at Wallace Elks Lodge 331, 419 Cedar Street. Veterans are treated to a steak dinner. Elks & guests pay $15. Take-out available for an extra $2. Held the 1st Wednesday of each month.

  • March 2 (Thurs), 10 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Service Officer Outreach" for Shoshone County at Osburn VFW, 318 E. Mullan Avenue. Schedule app't by calling Dan Merrill at 208-752-3331, or stop during scheduled hours. Also April 6 & May 4.

  • March 20 (Mon), 9 am-3 pm, "Spokane Mobile Vet Center" at Department of Veterans Affairs, North Idaho Clinic, 915 Emma Ave., CdA. 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.

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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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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VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

 

VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

**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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