Local Veterans Tell Their Stories

More than 13,000 veterans live in Douglas County, and each as a story to tell.  Here are a few of those stories.

American Legion Post 16

Location: 406 SE Oak Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97470

Eligibility: Active federal military service during a war era, including national guard and reservists. 

Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month at noon.

Contact: 541-672-4392

Also office hours Mondays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m.

American Legion Post 123

Location: 252 S. Old Pacific Hwy, Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

Eligibility: Active federal military service during a war era, including national guard and reservists. 

Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Contact: 541-863-7575

American Women Veterans Association

Location: meetings held at 406 SE Oak Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97470 (American Legion Post 16)

Eligibility: Woman veteran of all armed forces, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists. 

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.

Contact: awvaforwomenveterans@gmail.com

Associates Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 805

Location: 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97471 (go to the Information desk for assistance in finding office).

Eligibility: People looking to advance the work of Vietnam Veterans of America through cooperative projects and programs to facilitate, enhance and improve communications with members and the general public to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights and benefits for all veterans and their families.

Meets: 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Roseburg VA Campus, Building 16 Auditorium.

Contact: 541-229-3456

Blinded Veterans Association

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Eligibility: Any person having been, or being, in the Armed Forces of the United States who has sustained an impairment of sight or vision, which is defined as central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses, or a visual field restriction no greater than 20 degrees or less in the better eye.

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Douglas County Wings of Love

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Eligibility: Open to all people, veterans or not, with a willingness to serve.

Meets:

Contact: Sandy Marcell 541-863-4212

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 328

Location: 406 SE Oak Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97470 (American Legion Post 16)

Eligibility: All current and former enlisted members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Meets: 2nd Thursday of each month at 19:00

Contact: Bud Bessey 541-863-6861

Military Order of the Purple Heart

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Eligibility: All persons of good moral character who are awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the Government of the United States, AND are currently serving or have an honorable or general discharge.

Meets: 2nd Thursday of each month at 19:00

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Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 22

Location: 570 SW Douglas Blvd, Winston, OR 97496 (VFW Post 9745)

Eligibility: Current and former officers of the VFW.

Meets: Last Sunday of the month at 1 p.m., at VFW Post 9745

Contact: Contact your local VFW Post.

Non Commissioned Officer Association Post 1308

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Eligibility: Current and former Non Commissioned Officers of any branch.

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Scouts of Servicemembers

Promotes Scouting in the community, caring for veterans, and providing leadership opportunities for veterans.

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Eligibility: Veterans looking to be involved in scouting.

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Contact: 541-680-6975 or scoutsofservicemembers@gmail.com

Southern Oregon Warbirds

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Eligibility: All veterans who have served on active duty or in the reserves in aviation-related jobs.

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Contact: 541-672-4635

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Roseburg Division

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is a program for young men and women ages 13-17 who are interested in developing their skills in leadership, basic seamanship, courage, self-reliance, military discipline, and are committed to being drug and gang free.

Location: 406 SE Oak Avenue, Roseburg, OR 9747 (American Legion Post 16)

Eligibility: 13-17 year olds.

Meets: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Contact: 541-680-6975 or scoutsofservicemembers@gmail.com

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.

Location: Southwest Oregon

Eligibility: Active duty, retired, and other Submarines who earned the designation "Qualified in Submarines".

Meets: Regular meetings in Southwest Oregon.

Contact: 541-879-3038 or kenearls.ss@gmail.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2468

Location: 1127 NE Walnut Street, Roseburg, OR 97470

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or U.S. national, honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge, and served in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

Meets: 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

Contact: 541-672-9716 or vfw2468@hotmail.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3970

Location: 202 E. Central Avenue, Sutherlin, OR (Sutherlin Senior Center)

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or U.S. national, honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge, and served in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

Meets:

Contact: 541-459-1123

Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 9744

Location: 252 S. Old Pacific Hwy, Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or U.S. national, honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge, and served in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9745

Location: 570 W. Douglas Blvd, Winston, OR 97496

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or U.S. national, honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge, and served in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

Meets: Monthly

Contact: 541-679-4090 or vfw9745@qwestoffice.net

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 805

Location: 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97471 (go to the Information desk for assistance in finding office).

Eligibility: U.S. military veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.

Meets: 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Roseburg VA Campus, Building 16 Auditorium.

Contact: 541-229-3456

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