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 23, 2016

When will Santa Claus get to Lake Oswego?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re naughty or nice — everyone wants to know what time Santa will be arriving in Lake Oswego on Saturday night. Fortunately, […]
December 22, 2016

Army deserter facing murder, may be in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — US Marshals sent an alert for the public to be on the lookout for a US Army deserter charged with murder who may be in Oregon.

John Tufton Blauvelt allegedly murdered his estranged wife, Catherine, on October 24 in South Carolina. The 28-year-old is an active-duty Army recruiter who is now considered a deserter.

Investigators learned Blauvelt left South Carolina with a 17-year-old girl, who was safely found in Eugene on

December 22, 2016

Honoring the Contributions of New American Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Families

America has long stood as a beacon of hope and opportunity, and few embody that spirit here at home and abroad more than the members of our Armed Forces and our veterans. Throughout his Administration, President Obama has sought to honor the brave men and women who have served this country. This includes foreign-born residents and naturalized citizens who are service members and veterans.  

Just last month, on Veterans Day, the President spoke

December 21, 2016

Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit responds to family request

MEDFORD -- News10 brought you the story of the Holzhauser family, a veteran with broken air conditioning and heating who heard Southern Oregon ...

December 21, 2016

Veterans Face Uphill Fight Getting College Credit for Military Training


Steve Mayou was dumbfounded when he was told he’d have to take courses in introductory physics and basic math on his path to a bachelor’s degree in sustainable building science and technology. Over a 14-year career in the Navy, Mayou had already worked as a nuclear reactor operator on three submarines. Yet just about the only thing his college offered in exchange for that experience was one credit for physical education.

“Not only did I

December 21, 2016

MyVA: Putting Veterans first by reducing wait times and providing better experience

Strong partnerships result in the best access to health services for Veterans in their communities and on their schedules. The MyVA initiative aims to foster and strengthen these partnerships.

From implementing the Veterans Choice Program to clarifying eligibility requirements, VA is working to make Veterans’ experience with community care as seamless as possible. Take a look:

Check back to learn about the department’s recommitment to ending Veteran homelessness.

This is the fourth installment of

December 21, 2016

Great Grandfather Shares Love Of War History With Great Grandson

PORTLAND, Ore.–  Robert is 96 his Great Grandson Max is 10.  The World War II Veteran served under General George Patton and was part of the D Day invasion of Normandy, France.  Robert lives in Maryland, Max here in Portland.  The pair began talking about the war on the phone and translated those conversations to extended talks in person .

Max has been all ears loving the detail his Great Grandfather shares.  Robert came to

December 21, 2016

Forest Service military internship offered in Trout Lake

The Forest Service’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the Mt. Adams Institute are jointly offering an 11-month internship to military veterans to support and improve the Scenic Area’s Special Uses program.