April 21, 2017

A better transport plan

There had to be a better way to transport local veterans to their medical appointments. That was the premise that has ultimately led to the Band […]
March 31, 2017

Honoring veterans on the big screen

April 11, 1966, is recognized as one of the bloodiest days of the Vietnam War. That day, during Operation Abilene, Air Force pararescuemen were called upon […]
March 29, 2017

Vets home recruits volunteers

Volunteering at the Oregon Veterans’ Home is more about play than work, say Dan and Vickie Brindell, who reside near Lyle and have been taking residents […]
March 24, 2017

Awarding Quilts of Valor

Six local military veterans received “quilty hugs” Tuesday morning from some local quilters who want the elderly war heroes to know they are appreciated. “Quilts of […]
March 16, 2017

VSO in need of more volunteers

Mark Fortin, an Army veteran, started volunteering at the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office in the spring of 2016, and sees it as a way to […]
March 10, 2017

Purple Heart returned

Following a brief ceremony Thursday, a Purple Heart medal found by a local man 27 years ago in an attic started its journey back to its […]
February 25, 2017

A medal goes home

In a surreal sequence of events, The Dalles resident Richard Hicks’ insomnia led to the return, after nearly 50 years, of a Purple Heart medal to […]
February 24, 2017

“Doc” focuses on veterans

A Navy corpsman, known as “Doc” to the Marines he cared for, is returning to his hometown of The Dalles to take on the role of […]
February 23, 2017

Veterans Service Office Cuts Wait Times for Appointments

Deschutes County – The Deschutes County Veterans’ Services Office announced wait times dropped to fewer than 10 days from October through December. The solution was simple: […]