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 »

A Look at Sexual Assault in the Military

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of female veterans are in town connecting with their comrades, trading service stories, and learning about crucial services available to them. Oregon has an estimated 28,000-thousand veterans, and many of them were in Eugene for the Oregon Women Veterans Conference. The badges of honor, service and sacrifice filled the Eugene Hilton … Continue reading »

UO Vets Help Vets Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of University of Oregon student veterans spent Saturday lending a hand to others who have also served our country. The Veterans Housing Project offers affordable homes to local veterans who have recently returned to the US from deployment. St. Vinnie’s is behind the project, but they say a lot of … Continue reading »

Local Veterans Remember Iwo Jima

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 69 years ago this week since the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima in World War II. But for two veterans from the Willamette Valley, their experience on the island seems like yesterday. It all started at 8:59 a.m.–one minute ahead of schedule. Thirty thousand Marines wading ashore on the tiny … Continue reading »

Quilts to Honor Local Vets

EUGENE, Ore. — The local chapter of Quilts of Valor honored a group of war veterans today with quilts made by residents. As they walked up to the front of the room to be recognized, the crowd clapped for their service. The emotional veterans say to many people, these might just be quilts but to … Continue reading »

Quilts for Local Soldiers and Vets

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is quilting her way into the hearts and minds of local veterans and their families. Bobbie Sanford is her name and she’s the coordinator for the west central Oregon chapter of the organization, Quilts of Valor. She’s only been involved for about two years but the number of quilts … Continue reading »

New Veterans Clinic to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A new V.A. clinic is set to open later this spring. When the doors open, vets in Grants Pass will no longer have to travel to White City for services. A building is being renovated for a larger, more accessible clinic to veterans in Grants Pass and throughout the county. Primary … Continue reading »

LCC Veteran Center Celebrates First Year

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Community College Veteran Center is celebrating a milestone–its one-year anniversary. The center has a study room filled with computers and a lounge where veterans can go to rest between classes. It also has a little library where vets can borrow books for the semester instead of buying them. Veterans who … Continue reading »

Albany Parade Brings in Thousands

ALBANY, Ore. – At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I formally ended in 1918. And on Monday, the eleventh day of November 2013, thousands of people filled the streets of Albany for its 62nd annual Veterans Day parade at 11:00 am. The parade, thought by organizers to … Continue reading »

Horse Program Helps Veterans

(CNN) — In the past 15 years, Maj. Perry Jarmon has been deployed four times. Today, he is part of a different kind of operation called Operation Free Ride. It’s part of a program called Horses4Heroes, a nonprofit organization made up of equestrian facilities nationwide, designed to introduce troops, veterans, first responders and their families … Continue reading »

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