On Friday, Dec. 15, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bandon Post No. 3440, celebrated the National Guard's 381st birthday. The guests of honor, from Coos Bay and North Bend National Guard Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry are, from left: Staff Sergeant Nathan Kinzey, Specialist Camille Deming and Sergeant Glenn Christianson. Friday Dec. 22, the VFW will hold its annual potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether they are VFW members or not. Bring a potluck dish and family and meet new friends. Karaoke will follow at 7 p.m. The VFW is located at Highway 42S and Bates Road. For more information call post commander Royce Kelley at 541-294-5995.