Veterans Feel Silenced After VA Meeting

WHITE CITY, Ore. —  Veterans are dissatisfied after the White City VA promised an open public forum Friday night, but restricted their ability to speak. Residents at the facility were prevented from talking to media or even home videographers unless they signed a waiver. However, waivers were not brought to the meeting in the first … Continue reading »

Officials Censor White City VA Town Hall

WHITE CITY, Ore. – The town halls were designed to give veterans the opportunity to stand up to a panel and voice whatever questions or frustrations they have with their local Veterans Affairs facilities. “They come back my cousin committed suicide a year ago and he was a veteran. A young boy at that. You … Continue reading »

Motorcycles for Veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many veterans return to the states with injuries after war, some even have disabilities. One organization is working to change the lives of wounded veterans by giving away custom motorcycles. One recipient is arriving Thursday at the Rogue Valley Airport from Idaho. Sergeant Linville lost the lower part of his right leg … Continue reading »

Klamath Veterans Memorial Discussed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A plan to build a World War II veterans memorial near the state capitol in Salem is getting a cold shoulder from the county with the second largest per capita population of veterans. On Wednesday, Klamath County Commissioners informally decided to make a token donation of $500 to the proposed state … Continue reading »

Fund Set Up to Restore Veteran Memorials

SALEM, Ore. — Tens of thousands of dollars are up for grabs in the state of Oregon for organizations wanting to build or restore veterans’ and war memorials. The fund is specifically for non-profit veteran’s organizations. In the past, awards have ranged from $14,000 to $80,000. The deadline for applying is November 8. Grants must … Continue reading »

“Sisters in Arms” Meet for Tea

MEDFORD, Ore. — A special event was held Thursday for women who have served in our armed forces. “Sisters in Arms” was the theme of this year’s Women Veteran’s Tea, held at the Inn at the Commons in Medford. More than one hundred fifty people attended the event, most of them female veterans representing every … Continue reading »

VA In Need of Drivers

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Drivers are needed to help veterans get to mental and physical health care and surgery. The VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center is looking for volunteer drivers for its transportation network. The Center is looking for people that can driver veterans throughout Southern Oregon to and from the VA for important health … Continue reading »

Klamath Vets Home Proposed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County officials say they think their county should use a voter-approved bond measure for a state veterans home, and build the project themselves. Outgoing Commissioner Cheryl Hukill made the announcement Wednesday night. She says after being passed over the state for the project, the county should use the bond money … Continue reading »

Locals React To ‘No Easy Day’

MEDFORD, Ore. — A book, “No Easy Day”, is a first hand look on the Navy Seal attack that killed Osama Bin Laden, and it is causing quite a stir at the Pentagon and with local veterans. A Navy Seal is accused of breaking the confidentiality agreement signed by all retiring Seals by helping write … Continue reading »

Veterans Train To Become Firefighters

By Rob Scott MEDFORD, Ore. — Veterans around the country often have a hard time finding work after serving, but a small group of veterans in Southern Oregon are training for a different type of fight. On Tuesday, the new firefighters, and military veterans, left the classroom, and took to the streets for training and … Continue reading »

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