veterans

HOPE: Curry County Veterans Services

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with two veterans who experienced homelessness or were on the brink of homelessness. Both of them went to …

Ride in a WWII fighter plane in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’ve ever wanted to fly in a vintage military plane from World War Two, now’s your chance! The Liberty Foundation is hosting rides in their P-51 Mustang at Million Air in Medford Saturday and Sunday. It’s known as …

Custom made motorcycles for wounded veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two local organizations are helping wounded combat veterans transition back into normal life. Combat Hero Bike Build is a non-profit organization that builds custom motorcycles for wounded heroes.  It’s a national program with a portion of the work being …

98-year-old WWII Navy veteran laid to rest

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A Rogue Valley veteran from our greatest generation was laid to rest Friday afternoon. You may have gotten to know Geraldine “Ruth” Parks in early November, when the 98-year-old was featured in NBC5’s Honor Flight series. A memorial …

Part 6: The Southern Oregon Honor Flight

Washington, DC –  As we observe Veterans Day, we’re wrapping-up our special series on Honor Flight of Oregon. 25 veterans from southern Oregon went to Washington, DC in September. Over three days they traveled across the country and back again, seeing more …