August 19, 2017

Post-911 educational assistance changes

A lot of conversation was generated around innumerable veteran coffee-clutches after the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 was passed this last month. […]
August 16, 2017

Former mayor’s son talks about father’s WWII heroics

As family members celebrate former Umatilla mayor George Hash’s 95th birthday, his son Randy is hoping that his father’s legacy is not forgotten. Hash, who turned […]
July 28, 2017

County searches for new veteran service officer

Grant County is seeking a new veteran service officer. Funding for the position has almost doubled, and the Grant County Court plans to increase the position […]
July 22, 2017

Continued story of Sgt. Joshua Brennan and Sgt. Sal Giunta

There has been a development in the story of a local soldier who died from his wounds during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. Sgt. Joshua […]
July 10, 2017

Expo event connects veterans

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, more than 75 booths will provide information about services available to veterans and their …
July 8, 2017

A “Cup of Joe” and our future…

Many veterans that join us around the coffee table for morning talk and a cup of Joe share their stories about their experiences during their military […]
July 4, 2017

Veterans use writing to tame trauma

Skip Nichols walked to the podium, breathed deeply and shared one of his most agonizing life experiences. Nichols, a Vietnam veteran and retired managing editor of […]
June 27, 2017

Local “angels” to perform during park series

A duo that began singing together while attending Blue Mountain Community College will take the stage during the upcoming Music in the Parks. Marie Rose and […]
June 26, 2017

Expo aims to connect veterans with valuable resources in central Oregon

One of the largest veteran resource events in the state will be held in central Oregon next month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. With over 75 booths featuring state and federal service providers, non-profit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families.