Bowe Bergdahl Arrives in US

(ABC) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived in the United States this morning, Pentagon officials said, marking another step in his reintegration process following nearly five years spent in captivity. The former POW’s plane landed in San Antonio, Texas, where he’ll get treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said … Continue reading »

Sheldon Grad Receives Special Gift

EUGENE, Ore — A Sheldon High School senior gets the gift of a lifetime, her dad watched her graduate from half a world away. It’s a proud moment for any parent and it only happens once on graduation day. There’s no place a parent would rather be, watching their child cross the stage. But for … Continue reading »

Report: Released POW to Return Friday

(CNN) — A U.S. Official is reporting that Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to return to the United States early Friday. Bergdahl has been in a military hospital in Germany since he was released from five years of Taliban captivity nearly two weeks ago. He is expected to be taken to a military hospital … Continue reading »

Soldiers Say Goodbye to Loved Ones

EUGENGE, Ore. — Families filled a conference room at the Hilton Friday night to say goodbye to their loved ones. The 970th Transportation Detachment, a Eugene based U.S. Army Reserve unit made up of about 20 soldiers will leave for Afghanistan in less than 36 hours. “We’ve got everything from brand new soldiers that just … Continue reading »

Fallen Soldier Buried

PORTLAND, Ore. – Since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2002, 33 Oregonians have lost their lives while serving. Monday, the latest, 22-year-old army specialist John Pelham, was laid to rest. Pelham died in a firefight in Afghanistan earlier this month. His body was brought back to Oregon Friday with flags lining his … Continue reading »

Honoring SPC Cody Patterson

PHILOMATH, Ore. – A community came together Thursday afternoon to honor Army Specialist Cody Patterson as a motorcade procession passed through Philomath. Hundreds of community members lined the streets, showing their support not only for the fallen soldier, but for his family as well. Patterson, a 24-year-old Philomath High School graduate, was killed less than … Continue reading »

Philomath Soldier’s Memorial Service Set

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A Philomath soldier recently killed in Afghanistan will be honored at a public memorial service this Sunday. Spc. Cody Patterson, a Philomath High School grad, will be remembered at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. The service starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. In a … Continue reading »

Local Marines Return Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local Marines reunited with their families Friday. The men were greeted at the airport by three local VFW posts, freedom rider volunteers and then escorted to the reserve center by many law enforcement officers. Spencer Curtman, Chris Norris, Ben Nelson and Master Sgt. Richard Thomas spent the last seven … Continue reading »

Oregon Solider Killed in Afghanistan

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan — An Oregon soldier serving in Afghanistan died in combat on Friday. Captain James Nehl was from Gardiner, near Reedsport. The Department of Defense says he was killed in small arms fire while on patrol. He was based in fort Riley, Kansas.

National Guard Prepares for Mission

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard is preparing for a possible mission to Afghanistan in 2014. The 41st Infantry Brigade, made up of 1,800 soldiers, includes the 2-162 Battalion. That has soldiers in places like Springfield and Corvallis. But leaders say this notification is very preliminary — the first of three stages before officially … Continue reading »

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