JANUARY 2023 | Retiree Outreach Services
Year in Review 2022
MAY: After 72 years, Pfc. Kenneth LeRoy Bridger was finally laid to rest and closure was given to his family during a full military honors graveside ceremony held in Twin Falls, Idaho, on May 21. Bridger was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, while serving alongside his fellow U.S. troops during the war against North Korea.
JUNE: Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment and their counterparts from California, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin trained with the Royal Moroccan Army in the northern Sahara Desert as part of African Lion ’22 throughout June.
SEPTEMBER: The 124th Fighter Wing won Hawgsmoke for the second year in a row and the fourth time since 2000. More than 150 pilots, maintainers and weapon teams from 14 active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units from across the globe traveled to Gowen Field to compete in the A-10 Thunderbolt II competition.
NOVEMBER: The Idaho Army National Guard welcomed home nearly 100 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team - 116th CBCT Soldiers after a yearlong deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield. An additional 100 other Soldiers returned to their communities elsewhere across the state throughout the day.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: More Upcoming Events!
1/18- Military Retiree Night (Gowen)
2/15- Military Retiree Night (Gowen)
3/15- Military Retiree Night (Gowen)
If you are interested in starting a monthly get-together in your area please get in touch with your local Service Member & Family Support Specialist or Bill Fackler so we can help get the word out!
Volunteer and Job Opportunities
Volunteer with Treasure Valley Americorps
We are an AmeriCorps program here in Treasure Valley and we serve approximately 60 elderly military families with weekly visits from our volunteers. Our goal is to simply come alongside a military family in their “latter” stage of life, provide some companionship and support. About 1/3 of our volunteers are veterans themselves and the other 2/3 are military connected (parents of active military, retired military, etc.) We are always looking for ways to grow our volunteer team to serve the 130+ families on our wait list hoping for a Legacy Corps volunteer. We would LOVE if there was an opportunity to offer this opportunity to military men and women (active or retired) that might desire to connect with an elderly veteran and provide this type of support. We feel pretty grateful we get to serve the military community in this small way.
More information: https://www.agingstrong.org/legacy-corps-caregiver-support
Volunteer at the Military Museum in Boise
Information and Resources
Tax Season 2023
Watch the video above to learn what documents you should start compiling now to get ready for Tax Season 2023!
Resources of Care
Hours for ID Card/ DEERS Office
Join the Old Guard Guys Facebook Page
Deceased List Q4
Jack Anderson Buttars