Oregon Soldiers Prepare for Afghanistan

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon National Guard troops are preparing for another tour of duty in Afghanistan, and could be some of the last troops in that country. President Obama announced Tuesday that only 9,800 troops would remain in Afghanistan after 2014. That number would continue to be reduced in 2015, and by the end of … Continue reading »

Veteran Disability Claims Rising

By Steven Sandberg WHITE CITY, Ore. — The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to take a toll -physically and mentally – on returning soldiers. Nearly half of the returning veterans from those conflicts are filing for disability benefits – that’s the highest number in history. Officials at the V.A. in White City say it … Continue reading »