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Month: March 2018

Volunteers Needed for Vietnam Traveling Wall

Volunteers are needed to help with the Vietnam Traveling Wall – Celebration of Freedom. Coos County Veteran Services will be hosting the exhibit. The wall will be located at Sturdevant Park, Coquille from September 13-16, 2018.  For more… Read More

Applications Opening Soon for 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Albuquerque, New Mexico, event kicks off Aug. 3 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin accepting applications on April 2 from Veterans interested in competing in the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games in… Read More

VA and U.S. Digital Service Launch New Web Tool to Help Veterans Track their Benefits Appeals

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S Digital Service announced their launch of an improved Appeals Status tool to increase transparency and enable Veterans to track the progress of their benefits claims… Read More

Bandon to be designated ‘Medal of Honor City’

George Trott, District 3 commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has made another step in making Bandon the only city in Oregon to be designated a “Medal of Honor City” according to a report published in the… Read More

Veterans Hear From New VA Roseburg Director At Town Hall

reported by Rachael McDonald for KLCC The new interim Director of the Roseburg Veterans Administration Health Care system held a town hall this week on the Medical Center campus. This comes as the VA Office of the Medical… Read More

Veterans can now use My HealtheVet credentials to access benefits tools on Vets.gov

reprinted from the USDOVA Blog More than four million Veterans can now use their My HealtheVet credentials to access services from across VA on Vets.gov. This means that Veterans can now log in one time, in one place,… Read More

Seeking 2018 Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year

Do you know an inspirational Oregon woman veteran? The Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year Award recognizes a woman veteran who has compiled a record of exemplary service as a veteran and an outstanding member of the community…. Read More

First 2018 meeting of the Oregon Veterans’ Advisory Committee will be held in Corvallis

The first 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 7 at 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 S.W. Deschutes St. in Corvallis. The public is… Read More

Oregon veteran who secured first military headstone for same-sex spouse dies at 71

It’s been five years since retired Air Force Lt. Col. Linda Campbell buried the ashes of her wife, Nancy Lynchild, at Willamette National Cemetery just southeast of Portland. It was just after the military dropped the “don’t ask, don’t… Read More