More than 30 volunteers took time to visit the Hyesimwon Youth Center recently to bring holiday cheer to more than 50 of the children living there. Members of the NCOA Dragon Hill Chapter, MARFOR-K, 121st CSH and others joined together to provide dinner, toys and more. Some even joined in to sing a few Christmas tunes with the children! A great time was had by the children and volunteers alike!
The Dragon Hill Chapter recently presented the NCOA JROTC Award, medal, and certificate, and a chapter coin at the JROTC Pass-In-Review on 25 May, to two Cadet 1SGs. Both cadets did an outstanding job as first sergeants of their respective companies within the Falcon Command.
NCOA’s Oregon State Advisory Council Chairman Sir Roger Arnold and members from the Oregon-based chapters recently gathered at the American Legion Hall in Roseburg, Oregon, for the Annual Oregon State Meeting.
A virtual who’s who of Oregon and Roseburg dignataries was on hand to welcome and brief the meeting’s attendees to include Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman, Roseburg Medical Center Director Douglas Paxton, Douglas County Veteran Service Officer Pat Plouford, Douglas County Veterans Forum President John McDonald, South Willamette Valley Honor Flight Director Mike Pungercar, Oregon Dept of Veterans Affair Director Cameron Smith. Gigi Shannon and Carol Hunt presented a seminar on death benefits and NCOA Board Member Sir Terry Haines presented an NCOA update and legislative briefing.
Saturday, April 23, saw the NCOA Dragon Hill Chapter teaming up with Area II BOSS, Area II SAMC, Yongsan Lanes and NU Foundation to host the 2nd Annual Month Of the Military Child Bowling Friendship Event.
Volunteers and youth from on and off base enjoyed some bowling, pizza, team building and marble cake in recognition of the Month of the Military Child. Everyone had a fantastic time!
As always, a huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers and sponsors for their awesome support in making this event a success!