SCVAN is working on Stand Down 2013!
Please send donations to:
Coos Community Foundation/Stand Down Fund
1499 N Collier, Coquille, OR 97423
Your donation is tax deductible!
Call (541) 751-8518 for more information.
Memorial Day 2013 Parade applications
Veterans Resources in Coos County
Starting Over brochure
VA-Access the Law Free Legal Clinic flyer
Never Again Stickers Template
at Oregon Coast Community Action
Stand Down need donations of hygiene items like:
Want your South Coast veterans event posted on OregonSCVAN.net?
Or come to a SCVAN monthly networking meeting!
Vietnam Veterans Support Group
Pony Village Mall
Modern War Vets
Pony Village Mall
Pony Village Mall
Stand Down 2012 Preparation Work Party
Coquille Tribal Community Fund Grant
2012 Coos Bay Veterans Stand Down Project
January 12, 2012
SCVAN would like to say THANK YOU! to the Coquille Tribal Community Fund for it's generous support of the 2012 Coos Bay Veterans Stand Down Project.
Pictures from SCVAN's November 5th, 2011 Military Surplus Event are now posted.
If you missed the David Dewett Veterans Tribute on Veterans Day, check out this series of 16 short videos on YouTube.com, they capture the flag raising, National Anthem, Veteran speakers and the US Coast Guard flyover!
5th Anniversary Veterans Tribute
David Dewett Veterans Memorial Wayside - North Bend
Friday November 11, 2011
Gathering will begin around 10:30 a.m.
Introduction of the 5th Anniversary Veterans Tribute.
Steve Krajcir will play "Reveille" on his bugle.
Kimmy, Kyler, and Riley Wesman and Boy Scouts will raise the (3) flags.
Moment of Silence to honor all Veterans at 11:00 a.m.
Corin Wesman will sing the National Anthem.
Five Veterans will share on what it is like to be a Veteran.
World War II veteran - Bill Christensen
Korean War veterans - Keith Gulley
Vietnam War/Iraq War veteran - Ron Van Vlack
Gulf War veteran - Jeff Freerksen
Iraq veteran - Andy Osborn
Closing prayer - Michael A. Harris
United States Coast Guard helicopter flyover
Point Man Ministries will have their ambulance and bunker display.
A tribute to honor all veterans, as the David Dewett Veterans Memorial is a Living Memorial.
2011 Veteran Only DOD Military Surplus Event (Flyer)
Saturday, November 5
American Legion Hall, North Bend, Oregon
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ~Rain or Shine~
Veteran ID required showing military service - DD-214 or VA ID or similar.
Surplus items available (LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND): Combat boots (Men's 8-1/2 and smaller, Women's 6-9-1/2), backpacks, cots, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, coats, laundry duffle, wet weather bags, hats, mittens, neckerchiefs, trousers, small raincoats, wool scarves and blankets, socks, sweatshirts, towels, thermal undergarments, men's underwear.
Community Send Off: Daniel Hickey United States Marine Corps and Silver Star recipient.
Where: Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, in front of terminal
When: September 21, 2011 at 12:45pm
Photos by H Partipilo
Marine Corps Daniel Hickey and his family are greeted by veterans and community members as he departs from the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport.
Community Send Off: Nicholas Esch, Senior Airman, United States Air Force - returning to Afghanistan.
Where: Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
When: September 15, 2011 at 12:45pm
Photo by Martin Zucker
Family and friends, Point Man Ministries Post 101, the Hauser Fire Department, and the North Bay Fire Department gathered at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport to give a send off to United States Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Esch of Coos Bay as he returns to Afghanistan.
Thank you everyone for making the 2011 Stand Down a huge sucess!
2nd Annual Coos Bay Veterans Stand Down
September 9, 2011
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Empire Fire Hall
189 South Wall Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Veterans of all eras encouraged and invited to attend!
Call now to request transportation assistance!
SERVICES and INFORMATION at the Stand Down: Benefits, medical, dental, housing, counseling, legal, haircuts, showers, necessity kits, bicycles, employment, training, education, women’s services, DOD military surplus, pet food, credit counseling, legislative representation, business development, BBQ lunch, refreshments and much more!
Special Guest Speaker - Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs' Director Jim Willis
What is a Stand Down?
Traditionally, during wartime or combat action, exhausted troops in need of rest and recovery were removed from the battlefields and provided a place of relative security and safety. Now, a Stand Down refers to a community-based intervention program designed to help the nation's estimated 200,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Stand Downs have “become recognized as the most valuable outreach tool to help homeless veterans in the nation today”.
Cash donations are welcome and should be addressed to:
The Coos Community Foundation Stand Down Fund
1499 N Collier
Coquille, OR 97423
Or call a SCVAN coordinator at (541) 751-8518
History of SCVAN
The South Coast Veterans Assistance Network was started in late 2008 by a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist at the North Bend Oregon WorkSource Oregon Employment Department. Today, three years later, the unofficial networking organization is thriving and bringing important events and services to all veterans on the South Coast.