December 27, 2016

Japan’s Abe offers ‘everlasting condolences’ at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Under a warm Oahu sun, with the tranquil, teal waters of Pearl Harbor behind them, former enemies came together Tuesday to […]
December 27, 2016

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor

(HONOLULU) — Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic […]
December 27, 2016

Women’s writing group feature of Big Read

Fishtrap’s 2017 Big Read features the Vietnam War classic “The Things They Carried,” the semi-fictionalized wartime experience of author Tim O’ Brien. Although the story is […]
December 27, 2016

How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received […]
December 26, 2016

US Marine veteran found herself homeless

Before moving to Oregon, Hughes was retired and living in Denver, Colo. … Veteran’s Affairs peer support specialist Jonathan Harkness said homeless veterans … “We have […]
December 26, 2016

No G.I. Bill for Ore. Marine reservists deployed to Honduras

CORVALLIS — When Marine Corps reservist Daniel Ha was offered the chance to take part in a humanitarian mission to Honduras, he was excited for the […]
December 24, 2016

Historical military and patriotic events on Christmas day

It was about 11 p.m. on Christmas Day, and there were about 2,400 soldiers huddled together in three separate areas along the half-frozen river. Tired from […]
December 23, 2016

Coast Guard veteran dies, but not without support from strangers

Myron Wilkes needed more than a little holiday cheer when he contacted me a few weeks ago from his bed at Oregon Health Sciences University.
December 23, 2016

Central Point home built to suit wounded veteran’s needs

The U.S. Marine Corps’ motto of “semper fidelis” — “always faithful” — is playing out in Southern Oregon, where local volunteers and businesses are partnering with […]