Banners Honor Military Members

CRESWELL, Ore. — Walk up and down Main Street in Creswell, and you’ll notice military banners hanging on the light posts. It’s the final product of a project city council has been working on for months to honor local service members. Creswell city councilors put up the military banners last month, and they say it … Continue reading »

Dinners Given to Military Families

EUGENE, Ore. — One hundred military families got thanksgiving meals this Wednesday morning at an Albertsons in Eugene. The store on 18th Ave. donated the money from its Turkey Bucks campaign to support those who serve America and the loved ones they leave behind. Sandy Giles’s husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan for the holiday … Continue reading »

Pres. Obama Sends U.S. Advisors to Iraq

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The crisis unfolding in Iraq is turning into a politically delicate situation in Washington, D.C. and overseas. President Barack Obama announced during a news conference Thursday, that he is sending military advisers to Iraq to help advise Iraqi forces. He emphasized that the U.S. would not return to a combat role … Continue reading »

US Military Prepares for Iraq Airstrikes

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. is moving an aircraft carrier closer to Iraq, but President Barack Obama says that doesn’t mean U.S. troops are getting involved in the fighting on the ground. “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare … 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 »

House Passes VA Health Care Measure

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — A bill aimed at giving veterans more options for medical care in response to the VA wait time scandal passed Tuesday in the U.S. House by a unanimous vote. The legislation would allow veterans who experience long wait times for appointments to seek care outside VA facilities. The U.S. Senate is … Continue reading »

US Air Force Band Kicks Off Free Tour

EUGENE, Ore. – The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is kicking off a free concert series in Oregon. The 50-member band is stationed outside of Sacramento, and will kick off the tour Saturday night in Florence. The critically acclaimed musicians travel thousands of miles every year, entertaining audiences with music, fun, … Continue reading »

Banners to Honor Active Military Members

CRESWELL, Ore. — If it weren’t for the light poles on Main Street, the heart of Creswell wouldn’t shine very bright at night. In this close-knit town where each face is not only unique but familiar, the community wants some to fly high. “We have a real strong sense of community here and we have … Continue reading »

Local Mental Health Treatment Resources

EUGENE, Ore. — For some veterans, it can be mentally challenging to adjust to civilian life after military experience. Student vets at the University of Oregon say the mental health between veterans vary; some are just fine while others need the help, but not all people know about resources out there that can help. For … Continue reading »

Women Veterans Conference in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Set-up is under way for the seventh bi-annual Oregon Women Veterans Conference in Eugene. The event begins Friday, March 28 at the Eugene Hilton and lasts through Saturday. Event organizers say they’re expecting 370 female vets to attend from all over the state of Oregon. The conference features workshops on employment, benefits, … Continue reading »

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