June 16, 2016

ODVA Through the Years

In honor of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ 71st anniversary, which we recognize today, we offer a look back at some of the highlights from the agency’s history. The following are excerpts from the Vets News veterans newsletter, published regularly since Aug. 16, 1946.
June 16, 2016

ODVA Celebrates 71st Birthday

The bill authorizing the creation of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs was signed into law by then-Gov. Earl Snell on March 12, 1945. But the agency was not officially established until June 16 (90 days after the Legislature’s adjournment that year), making today the ODVA’s 71st anniversary.
May 26, 2016

Oregon hires nation’s first advocate for LGBT veterans

May 24, 2016

Veterans Affairs committee to meet in Klamath

The public is invited to the next quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans‘ Affairs, which will be in Klamath …
May 20, 2016

Groups mobilize to help women veterans

Members of local organizations gathered at Southwestern Oregon Community College to discuss what else can be done to support veterans …