December 12, 2016

Roseburg VFW Post Hosts Operation Homefront Toy Drive

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg VFW is teaming up with Dollar Tree as part of this year’s Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive. This is the seventh year VFW Post 2468 has helped out in this drive.

The Roseburg and Sutherlin Dollar Tree locations gave them about 200 boxes of toys this year.

On the 18th, veterans and their families will come in, and will get to shop for as many toys as they need for their family.

“We do

December 11, 2016

Local Pearl Harbor survivor to be honored by Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society will honor Lincoln City local and Pearl Harbor veteran Ed Johann for his service this Wednesday at the Benson Hotel in Portland.

December 11, 2016

Veterans Stand Down Event gets the job done

Veterans needing assistance lined up early and often for the Lincoln County Veterans Stand Down
Ken Gagne photos


Inside National Guard Armory inside where it was warm and dry….


Plenty of camping gear and outdoor survival clothing and gear.


Photographer Ken Gagne spent Friday covering the Lincoln County Veterans Stand Down held at the Oregon National Guard Armory in downtown Newport.

A good crowd of veterans, of all ages were given dental services, groceries, haircuts, tools, hot meals

December 7, 2016

Salem man who died at Pearl Harbor identified

Rob Sederstrom spent days one summer visiting a cemetery nicknamed the Punchbowl while studying for his CPA exam years ago in Honolulu. He found solace there, being able to pay respect to an uncle he never met but considered a hero,. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific has been the resting place for most of the 429 sailors and Marines who were killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, including

November 29, 2016

Hunting program pairs aides with vets

They arranged for me to hunt with an injured Army veteran. ... At that moment, a suicide bomber walked into the mess tent wearing the uniform of ... Central Oregon,” “Fishing Mount Hood Country,” “Hunting Oregon” and other titles.

November 25, 2016

A Veteran’s “Thank You”

But, out here in Oregon, I was thanked by the DMV when I went to register my car and was encouraged by them to show my veteran's status on my ...

November 24, 2016

Police Deliver Turkey Dinners To Disabled Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. - Disabled veterans getting a special delivery this Thanksgiving, courtesy of Eugene Police.

Patrol and SWAT officers offered curbside turkey dinner deliveries for 15 veterans in need and their families.

Donors and police put the boxes together and the Police Crisis Negotiation Team helped in the kitchen with the Elk Horn Brewery yesterday.

"Really, the best things we have in our lives here in our country are based on opportunities and privileges that were secured

November 23, 2016

Veterans, Trauma, and Identity

Winter Term 2017 Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease will be teaching a reading and conference course PSY 405/505 on Veterans, Trauma, and Identity at Oregon State University’s main campus in Corvallis. Students will need her approval to take the course and can do this by turning in a Psychology Override Form with her signature. The form is available in Reed Lodge. The time is TBD based on participants schedules. For more information about this course you can

November 22, 2016

VFW Holiday Bazaar offers crafts, foods

Story & photos by Gini davis  – The Creswell Chronicle

Vintage and handmade Christmas ornaments and holiday décor; hand-knitted animal-themed children’s hats and baby blankets, handmade soaps, gourmet rubs and spices, homemade almond military-themed gift items, jewelry, crafts and more tempted shoppers as Creswell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #4039 hosted their annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 19 and 20 at the Creswell VFW Hall.
Soup and sandwiches, snack foods and pie were for