veterans

Honor Flight hub in Grants Pass is closing

Grants Pass, Ore., — “It was really an experience of a lifetime.” Gordon Hoefer and William Isely only spent two years in the Navy during World War II. They didn’t know each other during their times served, but say their paths probably …

Landlords needed for veteran housing program

Medford, Ore. — In 2015 ACCESS was awarded a 3 year, 6-million dollar federal grant for an SSVF program, or Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Since receiving it, over 600 homeless veterans in Jackson County have received housing help. But vacancy rates remain at …

Oregon veterans upset with proposed state budget

Salem, Ore. —  A ballot measure aimed at generating additional funding for Oregon veterans passed overwhelmingly in November. The measure sets aside 1.5% of Oregon lottery funds for veterans services; funding that’s expected to bring in $18-million over the next 2 years. …

N. California veterans in need of firewood

Siskiyou County, Calif. — If you have some spare firewood, veterans in Siskiyou County would be happy to use it. The Veterans Assistance Program says they’re in dire need of dry wood or donations to buy wood for veterans in the area. …

Local veterans honored in ceremony

Eagle Point, Ore. — A Rogue Valley organization is honoring veterans whose remains haven’t been claimed by family. On Thursday, the Old Guard Riders gathered at the Eagle Point National Cemetery for their quarterly ceremony. The names of 29 Southern Oregon veterans …

Medford Senior Center

Medford, Ore., — The community is rallying together to get a new American flag for the Medford Senior Center. One of the center’s board members, Ryan Mallory, posted on Facebook saying the flag at the center is a disgrace. And goes on …

Forever Honor, Never Forget

Grants Pass, Ore., — A ceremony unlike any other, an American flag standing 140 feet tall, honoring those who have served. “We’re looking for those things that bind us together, and our flag certainly does, and so today this has just drawn …

National Guard bonus scandal

Yreka, Ca., — Nearly 10,000 California Guard members were ordered by the Pentagon to give back bonuses they received a decade ago for reenlisting. Robert D’Andera, a former Guard member, was one of the thousands who received that notice. He was given …
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