Calendar of Events

Get YOUR Veterans Event



March 13

SCVAN Meeting

1:30 p.m.

Location: South Coast Hospice Bereavement Center Conference Room
1620 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR


Help Vets

Volunteers Needed!

DAV Van Drivers

Must be able to pass a physical & have desire to help veterans get to and from appointments.

They've got the van and the gas.
They just need you!

For more information call the North Bend VA Clinic

(541) 756-8002


Future Projects

Veterans Court ?

Stand Down 2014


Veteran-Owned Businesses

Red Rock Java & Juice on Hwy 101 (Menu)
North Bend, OR


Silver Dollar Bison Ranch Buffalo Meats


The Hair Co Salon & Day Spa


The Homey House Lakeside, OR
Vacation Rental


Past Projects

Stand Down 2013

Stand Down 2012

Stand Down 2011

Military Surplus Event



• Provide a strong network for veterans and community organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies to share news, activities and events to improve the lives of local veterans.

• Coordinate an annual outreach event to inform and provide social and support services for honorably discharged veterans who are homeless.


Click for the latest Coos Bay weather forecast.

Coos Bay Web Cam

Next Meeting

Regular Monthly Meeting on Mar 13th at 1:30 p.m.

SCVAN Meetings

2nd Thursdays

1:30 pm

March Meeeting will be at South Coast Hospice Conference Room at 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay

Usually held (in the warm months) at:

American Legion Hall

Post 34

1421 Airport Way

North Bend, OR

All veterans and interested parties are welcome to attend and share information.

Meeting Minutes February 13, 2014
January 9, 2014
December 12, 2013
November 14, 2013
October 10, 2013
September 12, 2013
August 8, 2013
July 11, 2013
June 13, 2013
May 9, 2013
April 11, 2013
March 14, 2013
February 14, 2013
Feb 2013 attachments
January 10, 2013
December 13, 2012
November 8, 2012
October 11, 2012
September 13, 2012
August 9, 2012
July 12, 2012
June 14, 2012
May 10, 2012
April 12, 2012
March 8, 2012
February 9, 2012
January 12, 2012
December 8, 2011
November 10, 2011
October 13, 2011
August 11, 2011
July 14, 2011
June 9, 2011
May 12, 2011
April 14, 2011
March 10, 2011
February 10, 2011
January 13, 2011

Other Veterans Organizations Meetings

American Legion
Post 34 Meeting

1st & 3rd Mondays

Hall opens 6 pm

Meeting @ 7:30pm

American Legion Hall

North Bend, OR

Bay Area Post 34 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting

3rd Mondays

Meeting @ 5:30-7pm

American Legion Hall

North Bend, OR



AMVETS Meeting

2nd Wednesdays

7 pm

Eagles Lodge

Coos Bay, OR

Bandon VFW Meeting

2nd Sundays

1 pm

Bandon, OR VFW Hall

Bay Area VFW Meeting

3rd Saturdays

2 pm

Grange Hall

Glasgow, OR

DAV Meeting

2nd Saturdays

1 pm

American Legion Hall

1421 Airport Way

North Bend, OR

Point Man Ministries 101 Bible Study on Issues of PTSD


4:30 - 6:30 pm

Four Square Church

4th & Donnelly

Coos Bay, OR

Wednesday Vets Breakfast

7 am

Tai's Dynasty

North Bend, OR

Marine Corps League

Saturdays @ Noon

Locations Vary

Rose: (541) 267-0156

USCG Auxiliary

2nd Tuesdays

6:30 pm - 8 pm

CG Sta Umpqua River

335 Beach Blvd

Winchester Bay, OR

J. Yoder (541) 991-1181


American Legion Post 34


City of Coos Bay

Coos Community Foundation

Coos County

Coos County Veterans Service Officers

Curry County Veterans Service Officer

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 (DAV)

Douglas County Veterans Service Officer

North Bend VA Clinic

Douglas County Veterans Service Officer

Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach (SOVO)

Oregon Coast Community Action

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA)

Point Man Ministries

South Coast Business & Employment Corp (SCBEC)

South Coast Hospice

Veterans Admininistration

Vet Center

Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts & Auxiliary 965/3440/2928 (VFW)

WorkSource Oregon Employment Department


SCVAN welcomes veterans community information!

Meeting minutes
February 2014!
SCVAN meeting minutes - February 2014
Oregon Women Veterans Conference
Meeting minutes
January 2014!
SCVAN meeting minutes - January 2014
Meeting minutes
December 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - December 2013
VA Roseburg
Transportation Services Program

VA Veterans Transportation Program
SCVAN Letter of Suport
North Bend VA CBOC
SCVAN Letter of Support - North Bend VA CBOC
Meeting minutes
November 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - November 2013
Point Man Ministries
Outpost 101
Bike Raffle
Point Man Ministries Outpost 101 - Bike Raffle
Veterans Art Show
Pony Village Mall
November 6-30, 2013
Veterans Art Show in Pony Village November 2013 Veterans Art Show 2013
North Bend, OR
Douglas Co Vets Forum
VAROS Urgent Care Questionnaire
Douglas County Veterans Forum Urgent Care Questionnaire
Supportive Services For Veteran Families
(SSVF) (2014)
at Oregon Coast Community Action
ORCCA Supportive Services for Veterans Families grant program
Eagle Landing
Veterans Apartments

Roseburg VA
Eagle Landing Apartments - Veterans Housing on VA Roseburg - Apply Today!
U.S. Naval Sea Cadets
(Comm. Officer: Will Kern)
need field exercise training equipment: backpacks, canteens, camping gear, belts, etc.
Call Tony Pasqualetti at (541) 888-2129
or (541) 290-9187.
Point Man Ministries Outpost 101 Emergency Assistance Application
For Veterans
Point Man Ministries Post 101 - Emergency Assistance Application

FOB 101
Vietnam Veterans Support Group

Pony Village Mall


Thursdays 6:30-8pm

FOB 101
Modern War Vets
Support Group

Pony Village Mall


Weds 6:30-8pm

FOB 101
Military/Vet Wives
Support Group

Pony Village Mall


Thursdays 1-2:30pm

Oregon National Guard Family Assistance
Specialists Map

Famly Assistance Map - Oregon - September 2013
Salute to Veterans Luncheon
Salute to Veterans - Veterans Day Luncheon
Pony Village Mall
November 11, 2013

S.O.V.B. Raffle
SOVB Raffle 2013
Nov 1-16, 2013
Contact: Russ McBride
(541) 778-3171

Meeting minutes
October 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - October 2013
Lane County
Stand Down

October 25, 2013
Lane County Stand Down 2013 Flyer
Meeting minutes
September 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - September 2013
Benefit Car Show

September 22, 2013
Frontier Communications Benefit Car Show
Meeting minutes
August 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - August 2013
Meeting minutes
July 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes - July 2013
Meeting minutes
June 2013!
SCVAN meeting minutes June 2013
Meeting minutes
May 2013!
SCVAN Meeting Minutes May 9, 2013 Family Assistance Specialist Guide - 2013 - OregonFamily Assistance Specialist Guide
DEERS/RAPIDS Locations Guide - Oregon
Locations Guide
Meeting minutes for March 2013!
Memorial Day 2013 Parade applications
Coos Bay Memorial Day Parade Application
Telechaplaincy brochureVA Telechaplaincy Program
Veterans Resources in Coos CountyVeterans Resources in Coos County Oregon
Starting Over brochureStarting Over in Coos County Oregon
VA-Access the Law Free Legal Clinic flyer
Never Again Stickers Template

Want your South Coast veterans event posted on

Call 541-751-8518

Or come to a SCVAN monthly networking meeting!

Oregon Parks and Recreation Veterans Application
Oregon Parks and Recreation Veterans Application


Stand Down 2012 Preparation Work Party

SCVAN awarded
Coquille Tribal Community Fund Grant
for the
2012 Coos Bay Veterans Stand Down Project

Coquille Tribal Community Fund
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, they capture the flag raising, National Anthem, Veteran speakers and the US Coast Guard flyover!

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10

Part 11 - Part 12 - Part 13 - Part 14 - Part 15 - Part 16

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 Part 1 Part2.

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.

Does your veterans organization have an event coming up that you'd like to share on the calendar?
Please email the information to us!

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

Marine Daniel Hickey shakes hands with Mark Winders of Point Man Ministries before he departs North Bend Sept 21, 2011 Marine Daniel Hickey and his family

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

Senior Airman Nicholas Esch and his family at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport on Sept 17, 2011

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

American Flag

2011 Stand Down Poster

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.