Part 1: The Southern Oregon Honor Flight

Medford, Ore. —  25 war veterans from all over Southern Oregon recently embarked on a whirlwind weekend to Washington, DC. The trip is made possible through Honor Flight of Oregon. The non-profit aims to make sure every World War II and Korean War veteran gets to visit their memorials in our nation’s capital.

Since Honor Flight Network started, more than 140 hubs have been established across the country, and more than 200,000 veterans have been taken to DC. In Oregon, there are 3 hubs, including Honor Flight of Oregon, which serves the 6 southernmost counties in the state.

Again, it costs the veterans nothing and is made possible entirely through donations. If you would like to help make a trip like this possible for a local veteran, click HERE. Donations are tax deductible, and every penny you donate goes to making a trip possible for a veteran.  There is no paid staff, and guardians pay their own way to travel with their vets.

Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.

She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.

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