Veterans Trained to Fight Flames

GLENDALE, Ore. — One group of firefighters is a unique unit for the Bureau of Land Management. Almost all are veterans of the war in Iraq or Afghanistan and are now trained to fight wildfires and do other forest work in the off-season. With the fires now raging in Southern Oregon they’re being called to … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Fallen Soldiers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — More than a hundred people gathered at the Eagle Point National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Veteran Emmitt Patterson attended the service to remember his father who served in World War II and his friends who didn’t make it back from Vietnam with him. “It makes me feel good … Continue reading »

Free Tax Assistance For Veterans

PHOENIX, Ore. — Veterans looking to file their taxes can have them done for free at two locations in the Rogue Valley. Liberty Tax in Phoenix and Ashland will file tax returns for both military veterans and those currently active in the military. Liberty Tax officials say it is all about giving back to those … Continue reading »

UO Starts Veterans Oral History Project

EUGENE, Ore. — While the state of Oregon and indeed the nation honors veterans on November 11th, one project at the University of Oregon is trying to preserve their stories. The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project is headed by Professor Alexander Dracobly, and aims to document the military experiences of men and women associated with … Continue reading »

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