Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Kelly Fitzpatrick has selected U.S. Army veteran Sean O’Day to serve as the new deputy director of ODVA. O’Day,
“Veteran stories are crucial part of our nation’s history” – Veterans Day Message from ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick
I love to study our nation’s history through the lens of our military veterans. Who could fail to be inspired by the brash courage of the United States Marines during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I? Or by the words of Marine Captain Lloyd W. Williams, who, after being repeatedly urged to turn back by retreating French forces, famously said, “Retreat? Hell, we just got here.” Legend has it that it was at this battle that Marines earned the German nickname “Teufelshunde”: “Devil Dogs.” What about the story of Pfc. Dirk J. Vlug, serving in the Philippines during World War II, who refused to back down despite being outnumbered 5-to-1. No, it wasn’t one against five enemy soldiers. It was one soldier against five, heavily armed Japanese tanks.
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Gov. Kate Brown and the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are seeking interested veterans to serve as members of the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee.
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, in Roseburg. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce that its Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon has been awarded the 2019 Silver National Quality
Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and in partnership with Oregon Lottery, the Expo is a one-stop shop for Oregon veterans to …
The fifth annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran benefit resource event, will be held in Pendleton next week, July 27th at the Pendleton
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has announced lower interest rates for its home loan products, effective this week. The rates for Qualified Veterans Mortgage
Story by Tyler Francke, ODVA Communications Seventy-five years ago today, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. Spurred
Every year, I’m struck by the powerful — and often, opposing — emotions that Memorial Day stirs. We celebrate our freedoms, and yet, we mourn
Every two minutes, someone in the United States becomes a victim of fraud. A disproportionate number of scams target the nation’s most honorable and vulnerable