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 »

Bill Aids Kids in Military Families

SALEM, Ore. — A new measure could bring some relief to kids in military families who have to move every few years. Oregon lawmakers say moving around so often brings challenges to the kids, relating to school enrollment and graduating on time. A bill passed in early March creates certain rules to make sure those … Continue reading »

Military Death Benefits Bill Passes

(CNN) — The Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday to restore death benefits to military families. Benefits were cut almost two weeks ago due to the government shutdown. The bill was approved by the House on Wednesday and is one in a series of House Republican bills passed to reopen parts of the government. Senate Democrats … Continue reading »

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