White City Responds To Veteran Concerns

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA Domiciliary’s director in White City finally responded to NewsWatch 12’s request for an interview Tuesday. Veterans are getting a chance to say what they want about the care they are receiving at the White City Dom. NewsWatch 12 was at the town hall meeting last Friday where veterans say … 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 »

American Legion Reaches Out to Veterans

WHITE CITY, Ore. – The American Legion will help local Veterans by holding a town hall meeting to discuss the quality of health care that they are receiving from Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC) and other VA facilities. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 22nd at the Jackson County … Continue reading »

White City VA Holds ‘Stand Down’ Event

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Wednesday morning veterans from all over Southern Oregon will be “standing down” at the veterans facility in White City. The event is designed to provide help for veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, but this year’s event will be different from years past. Cutbacks at the VA mean the agency will … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Women Veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon payed tribute to the women in the area who served for their country. Women from all eras, serving or retired, were invited to attend a special program at the Inn at the Commons in Medford yesterday afternoon. The annual event not only recognized the 31-hundred women from southern Oregon who … Continue reading »

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

(CNN) — Eric Shinseki has resigned as Veterans Affairs Secretary. President Obama made the announcement after a closed door meeting Friday morning. Just one hour before, though, Shinseki apologized and announced changes and recognized the extent of problems in the VA system. He apologized to veterans and congress fro not recognizing the issues earlier, but … Continue reading »

VA Officials Under Fire from House

(CNN) — It is still unclear whether three top officials at Veterans Affairs will show up for a House hearing Wednesday night. Lawmakers want to grill them about reports of excessively long treatment delays at VA Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. and other VA medical facilities. Last week, the VA’s office of Inspector General said it … Continue reading »

President Speaks About VA Hospitals

(CNN) — American’s are remembering the nation’s fallen heroes today. These are the men and women who have given their lives in defense of the nation. There are Memorial day ceremonies happening across the country. President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony and delivered a speech at Arlington National Cemetery today. During his remarks … Continue reading »

Local Veterans Honored with Quilts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Quilts of Valor is a national non-profit, made up of volunteers who give their time and energy to make beautiful quilts for service men and women. Friday, 4 southern Oregon veterans received quilts from the local chapter of the foundation. 15 to 20 people make the quilts in our area, and each … Continue reading »

House Approves Veterans Affairs Bill

(CNN) — There is now less job security at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the House approved a bill earlier this morning. This bill makes it easier to demote or fire executives. Right now, Senior officials get at least a months notice about a possible firing and have an option to appeal. The bill … Continue reading »

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