veterans

Noise from fireworks can be a trigger for some vets

Sacramento, Calif. (KTXL/CNN Newsource) – Fourth of July fireworks are a hallmark of celebrating freedom. But for some who’ve risked their lives defending that freedom, fireworks bring them right back to the horrors of the battlefield. Vietnam War veteran Richard Tincher said, …

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 …
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