Veterans Attend Job Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 40 companies and government agencies came out for the second annual Hiring Our Heroes event, which organizers stress is a hands-up, not a handout. Open to all veterans and their spouses, the fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a goal of hiring 500,000 vets by … Continue reading »

Hiring Fair for Veterans and Spouses

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The US Chamber of Commerce foundation is hosting a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, Thursday. Companies big and small will be on hand to speak with those looking for a job, post deployment. There will also be a free workshop for one-on-one resume building and interviewing techniques. The event runs … Continue reading »

Veteran Housing Project Home Moved

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday was a big day for the Veterans’ Housing Project as it moved a home to its new location on 13th Avenue and Jefferson Street. The home was moved early Sunday morning as part of a project to help rehab houses for homeless veterans. The city of Eugene, EWEB, St. Vincent de … Continue reading »

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 »

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