February 5, 2018

Retired Marine helps local veterans get their benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — This week’s Hometown Hero is Mike Barker. He spent 30 years in the Marines working as a wireman and in the legal sector […]
February 3, 2018

Vet’s family gets new Habitat home

A Salem family has a new home in Keizer thanks to the efforts of Salem Habitat for Humanity. Greg, Olivia, Joshua and Ravyn Wuelfing were given […]
January 31, 2018

American Legion officer seeks graves of local veterans

Dale Jenkins is looking for the public’s help in locating the graves of veterans in the Sweet Home area.
January 25, 2018

Leaving the community better than they found it

Nine Western student veterans had the opportunity to attend the Student Veterans of America National Conference from Jan. 4-6, the largest annual gathering of student veterans […]
January 25, 2018

Local artist honors female soldiers who lost their lives

In less than 24-hours, Matthew Boulay traveled 3,000 miles for his art. The former marine has two shows going on at the same time, one in Salem, […]
January 24, 2018

County, church team up to help vets

There’s no place to shelter homeless veterans — or anyone who is homeless for that matter — in Polk County.
January 22, 2018

ASUO seeks to fill new position for veteran support

ASUO is accepting applications for a new executive position called the Veteran Student Advocate. ASUO Chief of Staff Will Iverson hopes this will create a new […]
January 19, 2018

American Legion’s first female national commander Denise Rohan visits Salem

Leah Sundquist and acting ODVA director Sheronne Blasi were among the dignitaries on hand to officially welcome Denise Rohan to Oregon. Rohan is the first female […]
January 11, 2018

Family first is American Legion national commander’s goal

That is the type of “family first” mentality Denise Rohan, the first female National Commander of the two-million member American Legion, said on Jan. 11 during […]