December 21, 2016

Forest Service military internship offered in Trout Lake

The Forest Service’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the Mt. Adams Institute are jointly offering an 11-month internship to military veterans to support and improve the Scenic Area’s Special Uses program.

December 20, 2016

World War 2 vet’s 99th birthday an Internet sensation

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — World War II veteran Jack Hardy turned 99 on Monday, and he’s celebrating like never before.

People from all across the world have sent the Hillsboro man thousands of birthday cards.

It all started with a few simple posts made via social media. They included a message informing readers that Hardy was about to turn 99 and encouraged the idea of sending him a card. Thanks to the Internet, the whole

December 20, 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to Algiers

It’s like a scene from an old movie. Maybe something Humphrey Bogart would star in.

In 1943, four World War II soldiers from Wallowa County, serving in different units, accidentally meet each other on the streets of Algiers in north Africa. Those soldiers spend one day together: reminiscing, posing for a street artist caricature and spending the evening in a bar.

But this is not the scene from Casablanca. It’s a real-life incident that happened to four

December 19, 2016

Homeless Veteran Who Died Of Hypothermia Remembered

Friends, officials, and homeless advocates gathered to honor the memory of Thomas Egan today, at the site of his death roughly eight years ago. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the veteran’s legacy lives on through a warming shelter service in his name.

December 18, 2016

Battle of the Bulge

The 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest conflict in World War II in terms of U.S. casualties, was Dec. 16, and a local Army veteran recently took time to reflect on that historic time.

December 17, 2016

Volunteers place Christmas wreaths for veterans at Willamette National Cemetery (photos)

Members of the Civil Air Patrol in Oregon have been coordinating volunteers to place Christmas wreaths on grave markers at Willamette National ...

December 17, 2016

Albany veterans assemble to deploy Christmas cheer

The Albany American Legion Post 10 was overrun Saturday as members rallied to issue Christmas cheer to nearly 200 area kids during their annual toy drive.

December 16, 2016

Gresham Elks bring holiday cheer to National Guard families

The event is part of the lodge's commitment to outreach and support of local military families.
December 15, 2016

One local business surprises a veteran’s widow with bathroom remodel

HERMISTON, OR – Today, a local company gave a woman in Hermiston an early Christmas present just days after her husband unexpectedly passed away. 

Nora Costin and her husband Ken have been married for 63 years. As a veteran, Ken was applicable for a $2,000 HISA grant through the VA, and he was going to use that money to remodel his bathroom so it could be safe and functional.

However, Ken unexpectedly passed away ten days ago, so