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180 W. Idaho Ave, Ontario, Oregon 97914
Our Hopes and Prayers and Wishes are for All our Veterans & Military and their Families to have a New Year that brings Peace, Happiness, Good Health and Prosperity in our minds and hearts and souls.
We do so appreciate the resolve and love that you have ‘put on the line’ for our Country, and that you have chosen to protect and maintain our values and freedoms thus enabling all of us to not only be able to celebrate a 'New Year', but to exercise our ‘free-will’ living in this country. Thank you!
We would also like to thank all the people who have also shown their thanks to our Veterans and Military by supporting us here at VAOI through their ongoing support of financial assistance, volunteering and donations of goods and products. Your assistance has truly been life saving.
Our Chairman / Founder Ronald Verini , writes 2 articles a month which are published in a regional newspaper. You can read these articles here on our Webpage just by clicking on the heading 'Veterans Articles'. This Article will be published November 11, 2018.
Friday Jan. 4, 2019, VA Sec. Robert Wilkie told a large gathering of student Veterans that his #1 PRIORITY for the VA in 2019 is "quality customer service".
Click the link and read the article from Military Times "RebootCamp".
Any veteran that was in country during the Vietnam War will tell you in 'no uncertain terms & words, about Agent Orange! There is still today nearly 50 years after its' use, debate about its' effects on those who were exposed to it. Please click on the 'button' below here to read more about Agent Orange and its' horrific consequences'.
The VA has an 'Agent Orange' helpline and email: 1-800-749-8387, or email
We have added this '9/11 Special' to the top of our "SHOP" Page. Just click on the Red Action Button just below here and it will take you right to the section.
We have also added this week three more 'Community Supporters', the Ontario Basque Club, The Ontario Elks Lodge#1690, and the Saturday Market in Ontario. We thank them all for supporting our Veterans, Military and First Responders.
Many folks visiting our site here asked if we could include some 'Patriotic Music' to listen to, so just below the 'Community Supporters' section we added 4 hours of great American Marches. Enjoy.....
We really appreciate your interest in 'Who we are and What we do'. If you have any questions or suggestions well please contact us with an email, a phone call, or just drop on in the office. The 'Red' contact button below will give you our contact info. Thanks
For those of you who did not serve in the Military, here are easily understood definitions of the Ranks and Jobs and Pay of all our enlisted personnel in all Branches of the US Military.
Here is a look at the requirements of the physical fitness tests that each branch of the service has for the 'minimum' standards.
When your not living the life you know you want and can have, here are some great ideas to help you get there.
Dr. Mike Haynie, a veteran and Founder & Ex. Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University's Whitman School. Dr. Haynie is also the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship.
We support 'Our Mission' through Donations and an All Volunteer Staff. Pictured here to the right is a young High School Senior whose Senior Project was to raise money for our Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida programs, which he did by completing an engine swap in a Ford Taurus and thus raised $2,666.75. He is pictured with our Chairman and a few of our Veteran Volunteers.
The Men's Basketball team at Virginia Tech actually took time to recognize and honor our Military Veterans, Coach Buzz Williams indeed is a leader !!
Our new Logo reflects the two main States we serve, Oregon & Idaho, and was created by Brian McKinley with Young Leaders Program headquartered in Salem, Oregon. Thank You.
Symbol of the Greatest Nation on Earth, and we are privileged to be an 'American'.
This 'Logo' has been so good for us that we will still continue to use this along with our 'New Logo'.
We are thankful for the benefits and interest garnered from this billboard, courtesy of Meadow Outdoor Advertising .
Since it's beginnings in 1947, the Basque Club has continuously supported our Countries Military and Veterans. We at Veteran Advocates of Ore-ida thank the Basque Club for their continuing encouragement and support. Please click on the photo to learn more about the Ontario Basque Club.
Here in our Downtown Moore Park, a group of area Farmers and Crafters offer their 'bounty' every Saturday from June thru September. They have always been supportive of our Veterans and their Families, and we thank them all for that support. To see more about the Saturday Market click the photo & see their Facebook page.
It is now 1 year and 6 months after the damage from the winter storm of 2017. The heavy snow collapsed our roof and we are just now getting the re-construction of our Main Building. This has been a bit of a 'setback', but as veterans and military, we all know that we 'continue on', make the best of what we have, do the best we can with that, and 'CARRY-ON' !
We had just been in our new 'Headquarters' a year, and starting to really build a new momentum, then the damaging winter storm of 2017 really put us in a hole, temporarily disrupting our abilities to provide resources & services to our local & regional veterans and their Families.
We then set up in our smaller front building and started the movement to rebuild.
How many times in life have we learned that "WHAT DEFINES US IS HOW WELL WE RISE AFTER FALLING".
After arduous negotiations with Insurance and Code issues, we finally get to start deconstructing the Main building. We want to thank our General Contractors, Our Insurance Company, the City of Ontario, Oregon, and all the contractors that are engaged in the reconstruction process. We are told that the "New Building" might be ready by Veterans Day 2018, and are looking forward 'opening the doors' and really thanking ALL those who worked on getting back in our main office.
Recovery has many 'looks',as you can see through the shell of our building, there is the Mobile VA Vet Counseling Van preparing 'combat vets and their families for a new life. We still are maintaining our commitment to those that need assistance and resources, even though we too are tending our injuries from this destruction of our main building.
NEVER GIVE UP!
Sometimes 'progress' seems so very slow, but if we have patience and 'bank' on a solid foundation for the structure of our lives, we will be rewarded with positive results with which to build our future!
We are very thankful for the 'crew' working on building us a very strong supportive 'foundation' and support for the new Roof, all adding to the longevity and solid future of our "Mission".
Yes, the construction crews have been diligently working to get this building maybe ready for Veterans Day! We at VAOI have never given up hope, and as you can see our 'confidence' is being rewarded! This picture was taken the last week of September 2018, the first picture here 'Initial Damage' was taken in December 2017, Patience and Confidence have given results.
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