Free Tax Help Available for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local veterans are getting some help with their taxes this week at Liberty Tax. The tax office is holding Military Appreciation Week. Any veteran who’s a new customer at the tax office can get their taxes done this week for free. Stephen Snyder is a Navy veteran and says he’s very grateful … Continue reading »

Obama Signs Suicide Prevention Bill

(CNN) — In Washington, President Obama signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act. It will support VA programs that help veterans returning from the war zone transition back into society. Clay Hunt was a decorated veteran, who earned a Purple Heart in Iraq and fought the Taliban in Afghanistan. At just 28 years … Continue reading »

UPS Store Makes Valentines for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A special effort is underway at the UPS Store in Springfield. Store employees, along with Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Kaylin Salladay, spent Tuesday making Valentine’s Day cards, as well as thank you cards, for local military service members. It’s the eight year the UPS Store has taken part in what it … Continue reading »

Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor

PHOENIX, Ore. — Sunday is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It was on this morning 73 years ago, off the southern coast of Hawaii, that part of the U.S. naval fleet was decimated after a surprise attack by Japan. More than 2,000 people lost their lives, but some survived, and one of the survivors lives in … Continue reading »

Roseburg VA Holds Town Hall Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — There were a few tense moments Thursday as area veterans vented their frustrations at a town hall meeting put on by the Roseburg VA. It was a full house at the Elks Lodge in west Eugene where dozens of veterans got a chance to make their voices heard. One by one they took … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Opens For Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the oldest cemeteries in the Willamette Valley opened its gates on this Veterans Day. There are more than 160 tombstones at Luper Cemetery. It was founded in the mid-1800s and is the burial site for some people who traveled to the area on the Oregon Trail. While the cemetery is … Continue reading »

“Dog Tags to Ducks” Supports Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — Transitioning back to civilian life can be hard for some veterans, especially for those choosing to go back to college after serving their country. That’s why the University of Oregon program “Dog Tags to Ducks” was started, in hopes of making that move a little easier. The program has been around for … Continue reading »

Interview: Call of Duty Endowment

EUGENE, Ore. — Unemployment rate for young veterans is nearly three times the national average, but a nonprofit is helping veterans find careers. Retired General James L. Jones, a formal White House National Security adviser, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and the 32nd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, joined KEZI 9 News This Morning to … Continue reading »

Parade Honors Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County veterans received some recognition Sunday at the 15th annual Lane County Veterans Parade in Springfield. Hundreds came to watch the parade as it started on Olympic Street and made its way to G Street. Coordinators say the parade is a way to show veterans across Lane County that their service … Continue reading »

Veterans Record Their Stories

EUGENE, Ore. — In an effort to preserve their stories, veterans all over the state of Oregon are recording their personal accounts of war. It’s called the Oregon Veterans History Project and it’s put together by a number of organizations. It’s happening in Portland, Salem, Medford, Bend, and Eugene. Coordinators say the stories are produced … Continue reading »

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