January 13, 2018

Vets’ Viewpoint for Jan. 14

Do you have information of interest to Douglas County veterans? Contact John McDonald at jd.mcdonald.jd@gmail.com or 541-580-6178. He is a combat veteran with more than 18 […]
January 12, 2018

VA Seeks Public Comment on Caregiver Program

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks public comment on Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) until February 5, 2018 to further strengthen and improve […]
January 12, 2018

Calling all artists, performers, musicians and writers: Veterans arts festival and competitions kick off

The 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition began January 1. During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient […]
January 12, 2018

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now […]
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 […]
January 11, 2018

VA & the Humane Society: connecting Vets with pets

Pets make life better. So much so that we’re partnering with the Humane Society of the United States to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership as […]
January 11, 2018

VA becomes first hospital system to release opioid prescribing rates

Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with […]
January 11, 2018

New commemorative silver dollar recognizes World War I centennial

The World War I centennial year has arrived. There are a number of events planned in Europe to commemorate military campaigns and battles in the months […]
January 10, 2018

Western Oregon University Chapter Named National Student Veteran Chapter of the Year

Western Oregon University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter won the Chapter of the Year award Jan. 6, 2018, at the organization’s national conference in San […]