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 »

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 »

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