Sunday, February 13, 2011

Opportunity to Ride Horses

The Heischmidt family has a horse ranch near Oregon City and wants to offer
our members/families the opportunity to ride, work on (volunteer), or just
visit their ranch. The cost is ridiculously small and doesn't begin to cover
their expenses. Please visit to learn more.

The Guard Family Program does not endorse Haven of Hope Ranch, but is just passing this info along.

Military Teen Public Speaking Workshop

Know of any Military Teens that want to improve their Public Speaking Skills?

Join us for a fun and exciting day that will also help your teen be more confident speaking in front of people!

Who: Any Military Affiliated Teen (Ages 14-18)
When: Saturday, February 26th (1100-1530 hrs)
Where: Medford, OR

Lunch Provided!

Register by e-mailing Hank Bauer at
Include: Name(s), Age(s), and Branch of Service Affiliation
Pre-Registration Required!

Event sponsored by: 4-H Collegiate Ambassadors, ORNG Child & Youth Program, and Operation: Military Kids

Beware of False Facebook Pages

There is only one official Facebook page for the Oregon National Guard /
Oregon Military Department, which is administered and monitored by the
Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office. That page is located

Discount for OMSI Camps

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Strengthening Families Program for ages 10-14

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Scholarship Opportunity

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Roseburg - Commissary Sale

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

File Taxes For Free Through Military OneSource and H&R Block

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The Military OneSource Tax Program has begun! The program provides free access to a customized version of the basic H&R Block at Home® electronic tax- filing product. This customized product allows for free federal filing and free state filing (up to three states). In addition, free telephonic tax consultations are available to help with tax- related issues.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Opportunity for Vets Seeking Employment

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Strengthening Families Program

4th Annual WA State Military Kids and Families Summit

On March 4, 2011, there will be an event that will reach out to not only
our military families but to educators, community leaders and anyone who
wants to learn more about understanding and supporting military kids.
Washington State Military Kids and Families Summit will focus on deployment,
transition, and other related issues. There will be resources, networking,
dynamic speakers, and outreach opportunities.

Friday, March 4
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tacoma Elks Lodge #174
2114 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA


Registration is $10 per military family member, and $20 per professional.
Vendor fees are $50 for a Non-Profit table and $75 for For Profit vendors.
Registration on-site will increase by $5.

Lunch and breaks are included.
Clock Hours and STARS Credits are available.

Thank you for supporting military kids and families! Scholarships are
Please contact Joy Thompson at
509-335-4194 or e-mail if
you have further questions.

Habitat for Humanity


Our Family Readiness Group is seeking a vFRG chairperson who will be willing to do some online training and update the vFRG site through out deployment. Please let Amy Christensen know if this is something you would be able to do. It will take about an hour or two a week.