February 14, 2017

Wall of honor coming to Albany

The traveling Wall of Honor, a 32-panel wall displaying the 7,265 names of all fallen servicemen from Operation Desert Storm in 1991, through the Somalia and Bosnian […]
February 9, 2017

Foundation building ‘smart home’ for triple-amputee veteran and his family

Tigard resident Wade Mitcheltree is looking forward to living in his new house, now under construction on Inez Street. But for Mitcheltree, life is quite a […]
February 4, 2017

Military Widows Find Hope And Understanding Together

In the kitchen of a vacation rental in southern California, family pictures form a collage on the refrigerator. On closer inspection the photos are of multiple […]
January 27, 2017

Photographer focuses on soldiers’ stories at Milton-Freewater exhibit

Jim Lommasson has noticed a disconnect between the American public and soldiers who have fought in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Portland-based freelance […]
January 10, 2017

A lonely veteran opened the doors to this American Legion post in order to save it

Post 134 looks a lot like left-wing Portland. It is strikingly young and feisty and plays host to indie-rock shows, sexual assault survivor groups, Sunday morning […]
January 7, 2017

Local soldiers deploy for desert warfare training

Eighty-five soldiers from the 224th Engineer Company in Albany will spend 21 days at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert. The soldiers drew their […]
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

Disabled veteran comes home to find tools stolen from storage unit

WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) – A disabled veteran in Woodburn returned from a job out of state to find several thousand of dollars worth of tools and […]
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 […]