iVets is suspending operations indefinitely, this directory will stay up until 3/3/2021 when the funds for the website run out.
It will not be updated past it’s current state.
I hope that the Veterans in Central Oregon found it a valuable resource while it existed.
Point of contact is Margaret Kincaid.
This Legion post meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1800, the auxiliary meets quarterly on the the 4th Monday of the first month at 1800.
The post website is not maintained anymore.
Point of contact is the bar phone.
This Legion post meets on the 1st Thursday at 1800.
The post adjutant is available Wed-Thur 0800-1100.
Point of contact is the bar phone or the commander Larry Roshak.
This Legion post meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1800.
Point of contact for the post is A.J. Atencio (Adjutent)
Point of contact for the auxiliary is Suzan Guerin (President)
Point of contact is Vice Commander David Allen.
This Legion post has meetings on every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1800.
Point of contact is Lance Trowbridge (Adjutent)
This Legion post meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1830-1930 and there is an informal lunch at Takoda's at 1200 every Thursday.
Point of contact for the post is...
Commander Dan Hayward - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please text or e-mail, Dan will generally not be available for phone calls during the standard work day.
Point of contact for the auxiliary...
President Yvonne Drury - email@example.com
Vice President Katie Terry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Both organizations meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1800, currently over zoom.
Points of contact are Ray Hartzell or JW Terry.
Points of contact are Dan Swearington (President), Charlie Hupp (Secretary Treasurer), or Jim Taylor (Board Member).
This band has a social breakfast & meeting at the Elks Lodge on Thursdays at 0730.
Points of contact are Carl Ylvisaker (President) or Mark Thorsell (Vice President).
Currently meeting at General Duffy's due to CV Tuesdays at 1230. May change location to VFW when weather starts to get worse for winter.
Points of contact are Jim Morrell or Lyle Musel.
This band meets at Takoda's on Wednesdays at 1200.
Veteran: Ryan Rappond co-owner – marine
Bend Brothers Inspection Services LLC focuses on doing the best inspection possible to help you feel great about your home. We are customer focused and are always willing to go above and beyond to make sure your needs are met. Bend Brothers is a family and veteran owned business.
Veteran: Bob Sofsky - Unknown service.
Braveheart Brewing is an idea born of individuals with a heart for service and a desire to give back to those who defend our freedom. Veteran owned and operated, Braveheart’s mission is creating craft beer that truly “tastes good and does good.” Braveheart Brewing is honored to support the POW-MIA Families, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, SEAL Family Foundation and 03XX Foundation with contributions from every sale of Braveheart Brewing brands.
Provides care packages for deployed military personnel with a connection to Central Oregon. Please submit those deployed or deploying’s names. Caring for Troops relies on the public for information to send care packages to our troops.
Point of contact is Dianne Brock (Quartermaster) or Tom Majchrowski (President)
Care package packing every second Saturday 1000 at the VFW in Bend.
To sign up for military personnel to receive free care packages please visit the website.
Board meetings first Tuesday at 1700 at the VFW in Bend.
VA Combat Veteran specific counselling facility.
The VetCenter is located next to Lava Lanes and across the street from the Bend Police Department.
They would also like people to know that they are taking on new patients during the coronavirus for individual counseling sessions, most of which are being held over video on the internet. If a person does not have the means to participate in online counseling sessions it is possible that the VA will provide an iPad free of charge to help facilitate them. In person meetings are available on a case-by-case basis.
The VetCenter is requiring face masks be worn and is screening for COVID-19 inside the building.
Currently they have these recurring groups available, you will need to contact them for location and time as they are not open to the public and require screening for eligibility...
1. Monday PTSD support, in person.
2. Monday La Pine PTSD, internet videoconference.
3. Wednesday GWOT support, in person.
4. Wednesday PTSD support, in person.
5. Thursday womens group, internet videoconference.
6. Thursday Madras PTSD, internet videoconference.
Point of contacts are President Wendy Rudy or Secretary David Huntley
Zoom meeting every second Wednesday of the month at 1400.
A working ranch that restores purpose and spirit to Veterans of all ages.
Point of contact is the front desk.
The Veterans Ranch hosts a Veterans volunteer day every Thursday at 0900-1500. No children. Veterans only.
Weekly meditation Fridays at 0900-1000.
Veterans in recovery, Friday at 1200 in GP Tent. Contact Joe at 541-382-4887. No pets, service animals only.
Saturday is family day, bring everybody.
Point of contact is Don Surrett.
The DAV is available at the Bend VFW on the 3rd Thursday of the month between 1830-1930.
Patience is requested by this organization, it is all volunteer and may take a couple days to respond to messages.
Veteran: AJ Garis - Unknown service.
Bend Chiropractor, Dr. AJ is dedicated to providing exceptional care to you and your family. Our goal is to provide your family with a holistic approach to achieving optimal wellness! Our primary focus is on the detection and correction of spinal interferences. Our chiropractor will evaluate your spine and nervous system, providing gentle chiropractic adjustments to restore your body’s innate potential to self-heal. A healthy nervous system insures you are able to maintain a state of overall balance and well-being.
Mission 22 provides equine assisted therapy, food sponsorship program, natural supplements program, and a recovery and resiliency program.
Currently only seeing people for the equine program, apply through website.
From their website:
Elderheart Inc. is the 501C3 behind Mission 22. Its Board of Directors is comprised of Special Forces operators Magnus Johnson, and Mike Kissel and Infantryman Brad Hubbard. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI they have made it their mission to raise awareness, enlist support, and end veteran suicide in America. To find Elder Heart on the IRS Non-Profit website search under "ElderHeart Inc." or EIN Number 46-2750726
Veteran: Hunter Giffin - Coast Guard
Giffin Bros Excavation is a local contractor that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have over 22 years of hands on excavation experience. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today!
Office Email - email@example.com
Katee Hoffman - CVSO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy McKay - CVSO | email@example.com
Tim Mosher - CVSO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapeutic horsemanship, Veteran services are free.
The point of contact is Penny Campbell
Office Email - email@example.com
Statement from organization...
"Due to COVID we are not conducting outreach at this time or seeing clients face-to-face. However, we are working in the office and scheduling phone appointments. We have been able to serve DRCI via phone appointments as well. Any needed signatures and documents, we are getting this info from vets in whatever method works best for them. This could be email, sending self-addressed stamped envelopes, or scheduling times and dates to meet them in the office parking lot."
Veterans coordination and support organization.
Points of contact:
LPVO Main Office, (541) 536-6072
Dale Dines, LPVO President, (541) 419-0372
Brian Schmidt, LPVO Vice President, (541) 536-3484
William Reeder, LPVO Volunteer, (707) 410-7588
The Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions, promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service.
Point of contact is Robert Cusick (Paymaster Adjutent).
The Central Oregon of the Military Officers Association of America includes commissioned officers and warrant officers from all eight Uniformed Services and their surviving spouses. The organization supports and advocate for America’s active duty, Guard, and Reserve forces, military retirees, veterans, and their families throughout Central Oregon. Their motto, “Never Stop Serving.”
Veteran: Mark Miller – Army
Wealth management providing expertise in financial planning, investment management, retirement plans, and risk management.
Point of contact is Darlene Strupith.
Veteran: Jacob McIntyre - Unknown service.
Specializing in Residential Home Inspection, Commercial Home Inspection, Mold Inspection, and More.
Chapter President High Desert Eagles - Larry Moyer
State President - Ray Rose
Veterans motorcycling organization.
Meetings on the third Saturday of the month at Northside Bar and Grill in Bend from 0830-1000 are currently suspended due to COVID-19, organizations requests people contact them through the website.
Also "Still Serving Central Oregon" non-profit.
Provides individual, group, couples, and substance use therapy for veterans, first responders, military members, and their families. Stop by and check us out or feel free to call for more information. We are veterans serving veterans!
Point of contact is Kristin Gyford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This group hosts a recurring hike every Tuesday contact or check their website for location, it changes monthly.
Team RWB is a community event sponsor and coordinator, to quote them "Our chapters deliver local, consistent, and inclusive opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. Volunteers host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events, and facilitate building strong local connections with members and organizations within the community."
Free Veteran and first responder counselling service.
Point of contact is Dan Anderson.
Veteran: Tony Ravera – Air Force
Local, veteran-owned, full service flooring installation contractor. We install carpet, carpet tiles, laminate, waterproof LVP, and LVP. Licensed, bonded and insured. Contact us today!
Veteran: Boe Brodun - Unknown service
Urban Forest Tree Service LLC is a local and veteran owned business that provides all services related to residential tree work. These services include: tree removal, tree pruning, fire mitigation and fuels management, stump grinding and more. We aim to provide the highest quality of skill and attention to detail within our trade. Our desire is to earn our customers trust while caring for their trees and plants. Our business model focuses around making customers happy and exceeding expectations.
This VFW meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1730.
Point of contact is Clyde Evans (Quartermaster).
This chapter meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1900 at the La Pine Community Kitchen.
Point of contact is Terry Rasmussen (President)
This chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1800 at the Bend VFW.
Point of contact is either...
Carl Bass (President) email@example.com
Clyde Evans (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
This chapter meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1900 at the La Pine Community Kitchen.
Point of contacts are Jim Fleming (President) email@example.com or Clyde Evans (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Hunt - CVSO | email@example.com
Note: After multiple attempts to contact them iVets believes this organization is no longer operating.
Point of contact is Carla Merrell.
Holistic and equine assisted therapy.
Female military veterans support organization.
Point of contact is Dani Shine.