A New Home for Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — A new home for a veteran returning from overseas is almost complete. The house was up on jacks Friday on 13th Avenue as volunteers prepare to move it to its new home on Jefferson Street. The Veterans’ Housing Project is a collaborative effort of private, public and non-profit organizations including the city … Continue reading »

Funds to Boost Homeless Veteran Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless veterans are getting a big boost in housing funding to the tune of $60 million nationwide. Grace Manor staff and tenants are pleased to hear there will be more funding from the HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which they say is vital for homeless veterans in Lane County. The … Continue reading »

Homeless Vet Finds Help

EUGENE, Ore. — On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters across America. “Memorial Day is a wonderful time to remember all the men and women who help our country stay the beautiful country that it is,” said Rebecca Larson,┬áSaint Vincent de Paul’s Public Relations Director. That … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Residents Honor Veterans

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — All over western Oregon people found special ways to honor our military men and women on Memorial Day. Cottage Grove residents held a special ceremony to remember what’s important in life and the people who fight so hard to keep us safe. Patriotism. Honor. And remembrance. Those themes all rang true … Continue reading »

Beavers Dedicate Game to Veterans

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Kicking off the Memorial Day weekend, OSU is inviting veterans to some good old-fashioned baseball. The Beavers are taking on Washington State Cougars at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 and dedicating the game to all veterans. Two vets will be honored on the field at Goss Stadium. Discount tickets are available to … Continue reading »

Veterans Embark on Flight to D.C.

EUGENE, Ore. — Charlie Schull’s bags are packed. He’s ready for an adventure–a trip to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial was officially completed in 2004. The next year, the first Honor Flight took off. Now honor flights are in coming daily, bringing World War II veterans to the memorial. … Continue reading »

New Student Vets Center Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon unveiled a new Veterans’ Center Saturday. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter Defazio spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. During the ceremony the UO band played each branch of the armed services songs. Speakers honored the veterans and the ceremony and all spoke about what an honor it … Continue reading »

New Phone Scam Targets Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a scam that’s targeting Oregon veterans. Deputies say a woman called a vet and told him the VA was in the process of issuing new veteran cards. She then asked for his personal information, including where he banked. When the veteran asked who the … Continue reading »

Local Iraq Veterans Seek Support

EUGENE, Ore. — While the debate continues about the war on Iraq, one thing is certain: veterans of the Iraq War are in need of assistance. Veterans services advocates say nearly a third of all veterans in Lane County served in Iraq, and the weapons used in the conflict made a severe impact on those … Continue reading »

Veteran’s Wife Creates Care Packages

EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are alarming. According to the Department of Defense, in 2012 the U.S. military suicide rate grew 15 percent. But it’s not just veterans who are suffering. A veteran’s wife who’s drawn on her own experience is now offers support for others. Kati De’Atley world is a mother of two and … Continue reading »

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