Rachael Watters has made it her mission in life to help local veterans. As the new commander of Medford VFW Post 1833, she is the
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The Million Veteran Program is working to recruit more women participants to expand its research database. (Photo courtesy of VA)
ASHLAND, Ore. – An SOU Alumni is becoming the first woman in Oregon history to become an ROTC-trained infantry officer. Her graduation was Tuesday morning
Women Veterans have access to gender-specific resources from VA, including helping them achieve housing stability and security, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The Center for
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The following story continues our month-long focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans. The daughter
During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, VA is emphasizing its ongoing work to ensure that Veterans and their partners who are experiencing or engaging in IPV
Kristin Gyford was honored recently by the Veterans Administration, named a Woman Veteran Trailblazer for her work after her service. Her time in uniform might
A Bend woman is one of 27 veterans nominated for 2021 Trailblazers by the VA’s Center for Women Veteran’s. Kristin Gyford of Bend was chosen
Haleigh Wagman knew long before her graduation from SOU last year that she was on track for something special, but she chose to keep it
Wrapping up Oregon Women’s Military History Week are Coast Guard veteran Kim Gray (one of the few people on earth who can say they’ve sailed around the world — literally) and Jean Kirnak, a nurse in the legendary 8076 MASH unit, which was recognized for the meritorious and life-saving service it courageously provided throughout the Korean War.
Today’s featured Oregon women veterans include “living legend” Mildred LaViolette Harrison, part of the first class of WAVES during the Second World War, and Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, the first to secure burial rights for her same-sex spouse in a national military cemetery.
Featured today are two more outstanding figures from Oregon’s women military history, including a Jewish German refugee who directed the troops’ dietary needs during WWII and one of the first known women with children to be allowed to serve in the nation’s military.