November 9, 2018

“We stand today, in their debt.” 2018 Veterans Day Message

On Nov. 11, 1918, the U.S. State Department sent a very simple and short five word telegram. It read: “The armistice has been signed.” The signing marked the formal end of hostilities of World War I.
October 23, 2018

Online directory of statewide Veterans Day events now available to the public

Want to know what Veterans Day events are being held in your area? You can start online with the directory of Veterans Day ceremonies, parades and […]
September 20, 2018

National Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Removing the Stigma for Veterans

Every three days, an Oregon veteran takes his or her life.
September 12, 2018

Suicide Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans, Friends, and Family Members

Oregon faces a higher veteran suicide rate than the rest of the nation. But we can do better. Here's how you can #BeThere for a veteran:
August 29, 2018

ODVA Partnering With Warm Springs Tribes to Establish Oregon’s First Tribal Veteran Service Office

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week that will enable the tribal government to establish the state’s first-ever tribal veteran service office.
August 23, 2018

Governor Kate Brown Announces Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA)

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced the appointment of Kelly Fitzpatrick as the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA), effective September 4, 2018.
August 8, 2018

Oregon Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee to meet in Roseburg next month

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.
July 11, 2018

2018 Veteran Benefit Expo to be held in southern Oregon for the first time

The state’s largest veteran resource event will be held in southern Oregon this month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 9 a.m. July 28 at the Medford Armory.
May 24, 2018

“Thank you. We will never forget you.” 2018 Memorial Day Message