January 27, 2017

Veterans gather to celebrate future home of Vietnam Memorial Wall

MEDFORD, Ore. – A sign was unveiled at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Medford today. Veterans gathered to celebrate the progress of the memorial at U.S. […]
January 25, 2017

Local Vietnam vets share at Fishtrap event

It was standing room only at Fishtrap’s second Big Read event Thursday night, Jan. 19, at the Tomas Building conference room. Fishtrap titled the event: What […]
January 17, 2017

Big cold doesn’t stop Big Read

The latest cold snap didn’t keep the reading public, including students from Joseph and Enterprise schools, from packing the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall for Fishtrap’s Big […]
January 13, 2017

New rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune

VA has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, […]
December 27, 2016

Women’s writing group feature of Big Read

Fishtrap’s 2017 Big Read features the Vietnam War classic “The Things They Carried,” the semi-fictionalized wartime experience of author Tim O’ Brien. Although the story is […]
December 23, 2016

A meal worthy of heroes

For those who have given so much for country and community, it was a rare opportunity for them to be served for once, as a sign […]
December 20, 2016

Former defense chief Hagel opens Pentagon’s Vietnam exhibit

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon Tuesday to pay tribute to his fellow Vietnam veterans who he said fought in an unpopular war they didn't understand and returned to an ungrateful nation

November 29, 2016

Blood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.

Researchers at VA’s Post Deployment Health Services Epidemiology Program, Office of Patient Care Services, conducted the Army Chemical Corps Vietnam-Era Veterans Health

November 23, 2016

American Legion meets monthly in Hermiston

Veterans from all eras and members of  American Legion Post 37 are encouraged to attend its monthly meetings.

They meet the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at the Hermiston VFW Hall ,45 W. Cherry Ave.

Chartered by Congress in 1919, the American Legion provides service to veterans, current military personnel and the communities in which they reside. The nonprofit organization is committed to advocating patriotism, mentoring youth and supporting worthwhile community programs, including American