January 4, 2017

WOU president adjusts program to support veterans

Last month, WOU President Rex Fuller learned that 36 Oregon members of the Marine Corps Reserves had been denied G.I Bill education benefits during a six-month […]
January 3, 2017

New scholarship opportunities available at Oregon State

We are excited to announce that there are two brand new scholarship opportunities available for the Beaver Vet community here at OSU. The Class of ‘65 […]
January 3, 2017

Pentagon to Pay Back Soldiers Whose Bonuses Were Garnished

Thousands of veterans who were forced to pay back the millions of dollars in bonuses they’d gotten for reenlisting to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan will […]
December 29, 2016

VFW Recruits On College Campus To Bring Young Vets Into The Fold

The VFW is trying to solve a problem. Younger vets aren’t joining, and even when they do, they’re not active. So recently, Veterans of Foreign War […]
December 26, 2016

No G.I. Bill for Ore. Marine reservists deployed to Honduras

CORVALLIS — When Marine Corps reservist Daniel Ha was offered the chance to take part in a humanitarian mission to Honduras, he was excited for the […]
December 21, 2016

Veterans Face Uphill Fight Getting College Credit for Military Training

Steve Mayou was dumbfounded when he was told he’d have to take courses in introductory physics and basic math on his path to a bachelor’s degree in sustainable building science and technology. Over a 14-year career in the Navy, Mayou had already worked as a nuclear reactor operator on three submarines. Yet just about the only thing his college offered in exchange for that experience was one credit for physical education.

“Not only did I

December 13, 2016

EOU earns military rankings

Photo by Laura Hancock / EOU

EOU ranks among best schools for military, veteran education News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585

LA GRANDE, Ore. December 13, 2016 – Three new independent guides for military friendly colleges and universities include Eastern Oregon University among the top-rated schools for military and veteran students.

Military Advanced Education and Transition (MAE&T) designated EOU as a Top School in their 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities.

Released this month, the

November 21, 2016

Poor oversight of a student loan benefit may be hurting military borrowers, GAO says

Inaccurate information and poor coordination between federal agencies is putting members of the military at risk of paying more on their student loans than necessary.

November 21, 2016

Obama Administration Marks Five Years of the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act

President Barack Obama shakes the hand of Donald E. Larson, National President of the Fleet Reserve Association, after delivering remarks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Five years ago today, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which brought about major changes to help