August 2, 2018

Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits

Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred […]
August 2, 2018

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall scheduled to make appearance in Coos County

COQUILLE — Coos County Veterans Services seeks volunteers for the organization’s upcoming tribute ceremony where the group will host a viewing of a replica of the […]
August 2, 2018

Army veterans, meet an American band

Army veteran and Oregon native Steve Willard saw a lot of concerts while he was stationed in Germany from 1972 to 1976. But the most memorable … […]
August 1, 2018

“These Heroes Were Never Forgotten.” Vice President Pence Welcomes Return of Korean War Remains

(HONOLULU) — In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards […]
August 1, 2018

‘Winnie the Pooh’ was made by a vet explaining war to his boy

There is nothing more heart-wrenching to veterans with families than having to explain why daddy hasn’t been the same ever since he returned from the war. […]
August 1, 2018

Veteran Home Improvement Program

Washington County and Willamette West Habitat for Humanity have each been awarded funds from the State of Oregon Veterans Home Improvement Grant Program to assist eligible […]
August 1, 2018

How intimate partner violence affects women Veterans

Dr. Katherine Iverson is a clinical psychologist and researcher in the Women’s Health Division of the National Center for PTSD. (Photo by Cydney Scott) This interview […]
August 1, 2018

Reservists and National Guard members can transfer their remaining REAP entitlement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Did you know the “Forever GI Bill” allows certain members of the National Guard and Reserve to transfer into the Post-9/11 GI Bill after they lost […]
July 31, 2018

Here’s why more veterans, caregivers may get commissary, exchange privileges by 2020

Former prisoners of war, Purple Heart recipients, certain disabled veterans and caregivers for veterans are a step closer to being allowed to shop at commissaries and […]