Veterans-Only Swim Gets Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — Veterans in Eugene will get access to another form of therapy, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Country Fair Board. The funding makes a veterans-only swim at Tamarack Pool available to veterans at no cost. Staff members say the warm, therapeutic pool offers important healing aspects. Ted Vasquez, a disabled veteran, … Continue reading »

Stand Down for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There was a big show of support for those who have put their lives on the line for our country. Hundreds of vets, many of them homeless, turned out for Friday’s Stand Down in Springfield at the Willamalane Center. There was everything from clothes, glasses and a warm meal, to information about … Continue reading »

Bike Shop Modifies Motorcycle For Vet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thunderstruck Bikes is helping a disabled veteran regain his mobility. Sgt. Brian Mast is flying into Medford on Sunday to meet with the bike shop and tailor the motorcycle to his specific needs. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was donated by Sgt. Mast’s hometown in Florida. Thunderstruck Bikes is planning on turning the motorcycle … Continue reading »

Group to Build Vietnam Wall Replica

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group supporting local veterans says it is planning to build a permanent replica of the Vietnam Wall in Jackson County. The president of the Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit group says he’s working with the city of Medford to find a place for the wall. It would be 250 feet long and … Continue reading »

New Home for Veterans in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene program that provides homes for those who have served our country is expanding its services. On Wednesday, there was an open house for a new building in the 1700 block of Willamette Street operated by Housing Our Veterans. It’s the fifth unit in Eugene, which provides housing and support for … Continue reading »

Vets Connect with Employers at Job Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Over a hundred veterans attended a job fair Wednesday in Springfield. Dozens of employers set up booths, including the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Oregon and H&R Block. They were all looking to hire veterans and military spouses. Attendees got a chance to learn interview tactics with job experts and … Continue reading »

Veterans Job Fair in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Veterans looking for work should head to Springfield on Wednesday, July 9. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a Hiring Our Heroes event at the Lane County Armed Forces Reserve Center, located at 3106 Pierce Pkwy. The event will include an employment workshop. The workshop focuses on resume writing, interview … Continue reading »

Veteran Upset Over Health Care

CRESWELL, Ore. — It’s a growing problem among veterans nationwide: access to health care. For one Creswell veteran, he says his wait could be a matter of life or death. Veteran Glenn Trump says he’s been waiting to get into a drug and alcohol treatment program through the Roseburg VA. But this week he was … Continue reading »

Sheldon Park D-Day Commemoration

EUGENE Ore. — Friday marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To honor those who fought in World War II, Sheldon Park held a special commemorative event. Of its 110 residents, 37 are veterans. Nathan Fendrich, a well-known historian in Eugene presented a slide show and lecture about the events that took place on D-Day. “We … Continue reading »

Veterans Thank Business for Donation

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of WWII veterans thanked a Eugene business for a very generous donation. CBT Nuggets, a tech company off of Country Club Road, gave $25,000 to the Honor Flight program. It’s a program that takes local veterans for a weekend trip to see the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. “The … Continue reading »

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