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Veterans Organizations

Local & National Service Organizations • Links and Contacts

Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

If you are interested, or know of another Veteran who might be interested, please contact Len Crosby

by phone (208/651-0697) or e-mail ( who is working to form the N. Idaho Chapter.

Forming a North Idaho Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart • Click Here

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

VVA knows what returning veterans face. We have been through it before and we know that, despite all the rhetoric, returning veterans will face major problems. VVA will be here for as long as it takes to make sure that those who serve our country receive the care and respect they have earned.

Our Inland Empire Chapter 879 is based in Spokane Washington. The chapter helps sponsor and provide for the needs of three primary service organizations in our area. The Spokane Veterans Home, our Washington State Veterans Cemetery located in Medical Lake Washington and the Idaho Division of Veterans Services located in Post Falls Idaho.

VVA Chapter Spokane #879meets the Third Tuesday of the Month

5:30 for dinner • 6:30 for Meeting

Stop in to Frankie Doodles

and visit with freinds.

IAVA is the voice of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Washington. Led by veterans, our non-partisan advocacy work ensures that Iraq and Afghanistan vets and their families are supported, protected and never forgotten. Since 2004, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington, creating and driving the national conversation on issues ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to women’s issues to unemployment. IAVA’s dedicated staff in Washington, D.C. leads this work, advocating on behalf of our members daily. We also train our member veterans to be powerful advocates for their community.


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.



The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


1. National website

2. Rathdrum website

3. Post Falls website

4. St Maries website

5. Athol 149 website  http://www.


Local Facebook Pages:

1. Rathdrum

2. Post Falls

3. St Maries


AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.


Call For Spokane, WA Meetig Location: Daane E. Herman (509) 475-3835  •  Email:


BVA Mission Statement: To promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.


You may contact any BVA National Officer or Staff Member by addressing your email correspondence to that individual using the links below, or send a message to for our general mailbox. You can also call BVA toll-free at 800-669-7079 and leave a message for the person you wish to speak with on the BVA automated voicemail system. To speak to a Field Service Officer, contact our Field Service Hotline toll free at 844-250-5180 or email You can also send a fax to 202-371-8258.


DAV Mission Statement: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.


We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.




Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and 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 that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.


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MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.


Spokane, WA • Couer d' Alene Contact:

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OUR MISSION: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.


OUR VISION: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country. 


National Website is   •   State of Idaho 



Local Facebook pages & Contacts

1. Coeur d'Alene Post 889

2. Spirit Lake Post 1473 in conjunction with Spirit Lake Troop Support

3. Post Falls Post 3603 • Contact Russell Thomas (208)770-9407 • • 1225 E. 3rd Ave. Post Falls, ID 83854

4.Clark Fork Post 10320 • Contact Lew Beebe (208)-266-1105

Our Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight



Inland Northwest Honor Flight's mission is to transport Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Welcome to the Coeur d’Alene Squadron Civil Air Patrol (CAP) official website.  We have approximately 35 senior members (adults) and close to 40 cadets (ages 12-21) volunteering and supporting our three primary missions: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education.  We are always looking for new members to join our team.  Please visit our Calendar page for more information on meeting times and locations.

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