Meeting Tackles Veteran Incarceration

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon leads the nation in veteran incarceration. Friday night veterans came together at a town hall meeting aimed to tackle the delicate issue. Veterans at the meeting agreed a lot of service men and women need help when they come back home from overseas and the Veterans Treatment Court gives them options. … Continue reading »

Town Hall Meeting Held for Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Veterans Treatment Court is holding a town hall meeting for veterans Friday, so they can learn about all the different services the court has to offer. Event organizers say the court is focused on helping those already in the justice system, but they want all veterans to come out … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Housing Project Opens New Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The grand opening of a home that will help veterans get back on their feet happens on Thursday. It’s part of the Veterans’ Housing Project. More than 75 volunteers donated their time, materials and labor to refurbish the home on 1320 Jefferson St. One group, the University of Oregon Student Veterans, built … 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 »

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 »

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