July 10, 2018

Women Veterans Group seeks members

COOS BAY — The inaugural meeting of the Women Veterans Group will be taking place at 3 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Coos Bay Elks […]
June 28, 2018

Celebrating 70 years of equal service and pay on the anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act

Seventy years ago, in 1948, women Veterans were given a landmark step up with the passing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act – for the […]
June 14, 2018

AAUW hosts ‘I Am Not Invisible’

The Tillamook County American Association of University Women (AAUW) is co-hosting an exhibit highlighting Oregon women veterans and the …
May 29, 2018

Battling Depression And Suicide Among Female Veterans

Female veterans have higher rates of depression and suicide than their male counterparts. Advocates say the VA must step up its efforts to reach women who […]
May 24, 2018

Silver Star-recipient to represent the more than 300,000 women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan

As a child, Leigh Ann Hester’s father took her to see parade where she watched service men and women march in uniform. Looking up as they […]
May 14, 2018

VA updates compensation rating criteria, adds women-specific conditions to the schedule

In September 2017, VA began updating the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, the federal regulations used by claims processors to determine the severity of disabilities related […]
March 30, 2018

Female veterans say it’s their time to write the memory of war

A movement is growing to bring the unvarnished experiences of women who have served into mainstream popular culture.
March 30, 2018

Unforgotten: Stories of Oregon’s Women Veterans – Carol Brown

Vietnam veteran Carol Brown recalls caring for patients in uniform -- having no scrubs and often no gloves. Patients were from every branch of the military and even other countries, including North Vietnam.
March 29, 2018

Unforgotten: Stories of Oregon’s Women Veterans – Melanie Bjerke

Marine Veteran Melanie Ku’Ulei Bjerke was 21 when she enlisted in the Marines because it looked like the most challenging branch. It was not what she expected.