The Rocky Boy Veterans Center holds that “Veterans helping Veterans for a Better Future” is the basis for all action in serving and honoring Rocky Boy Veterans and Service Members.

 

Our Mission

The Rocky Boy Veterans Center is a one-stop-shop for Veterans seeking assistance ranging from VA enrollment and benefits to housing to business and employment assistance.

Our goals are to ensure Rocky Boy Veterans and Service Members receive the care and benefits they have earned through their service to this country and the Chippewa-Cree people; and to advance and develop the Rocky Boy Veteran community, ultimately furthering the advancement of the Chippewa-Cree people.


THe veterans we serve

World War II Era

  • 7% of the 94,404 Veterans in Montana served during World War II*
  • 1% of Veterans in Rocky Boy that have served in World War II era survive today

Korean Conflict Era

  • 11.1% of the 94,404 Veterans in Montana served during Korean Conflict Era*
  • 2.8% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have served during Korean Conflict Era
  • 2.8% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Korean Conflict Era are unemployed
  • 2.8% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Korean Conflict Era have been identified with medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions

Vietnam Era

  • 37.8% of 94,404 Veterans in Montana served during Vietnam Era*
  • 20% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have served during Vietnam Era
  • 4% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Vietnam Era are homeless
  • 8% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Vietnam Era are unemployed
  • 8.5% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Vietnam Era have been identified with medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions

Gulf War Era

  • 15.9% of the 94,404 Veterans in Montana served during Gulf War Era*
  • 21% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have served during Gulf War Era
  • 3.5% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Gulf War Era are homeless
  • 6% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Gulf War Era are unemployed
  • 4.5% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during Gulf War Era have been identified with medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions

Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Era (OIF/OEF)

  • 10.7% of the 94,404 Veterans in Montana have served during OIF/OEF*
  • 19% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have served during OIF/OEF
  • 11% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during OIF/OEF are homeless
  • 9% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during OIF/OEF are unemployed
  • 5% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served during OIF/OEF have been identified as medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions

Non-War Time Service

  • 24.8% of the 94,404 Veterans in Montana have served between conflicts*
  • 38% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have served between conflicts
  • 9% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served between conflicts are homeless
  • 28% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served between conflicts are unemployed
  • 15.5% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that served between conflicts have been identified with medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions

Other Facts

  • 36% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy have been identified with medical/elderly/PTSD, etc. conditions
  • 16% of 176 Veterans in Rocky are Females
  • 18% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy are identified as combat Veterans (male & female)
  • 6% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that are female are identified as homeless
  • 6% of 176 Veterans in Rocky Boy that are female are identified as unemployed
  • 17 enrolled members of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe are still serving in the US Armed Forces

Source: VBOC Assessment 2011 and *Housing Assistance Council Tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2009-2013 American Community Survey