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 »

Project Provides Housing for Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a great way to salute a veteran of your choice while providing housing for vets coming back from overseas right now. It’s all part of the Honor a Veteran display that went up at Valley River Center Tuesday morning. Here’s how it works. For $20, you can buy a flag with … Continue reading »

Community Members Honor Fallen Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Flags line the rows at Pioneer Cemetery where many of Eugene’s oldest veterans are buried. ┬áMonday afternoon the cemetery was filled with people who gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. During the ceremony a middle school band performed music and the Eugene firefighters pipes and drums group performed as well. Veterans … Continue reading »

VFW Virtual Post Installed

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a big day at the University of Oregon as the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lane County installed a historic post on campus. The VFW held the ceremony at Mac Court Arena. It’s the ninth┬ápost in District 13, which is all of Lane County. It’s the first virtual post on … Continue reading »

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