Military & Veterans

Military & Veterans

Recorded On: November 10, 2017

Air Date: November 13, 2017

In Lane County there are approximately 30,000 military veterans. Public support for veterans is high. Oregon voters recently approved a measure to increase funding for veteran’s services, and the Veterans Administration opened a new facility locally: the VA Eugene Healthcare Center on Chad Drive. As a new group of veterans from wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan transition back to civilian life, they face a different set of challenges. What does this mean for Lane County veterans?

Rachael McDonald

Friday, The City of Springfield will unveil a new monument honoring women veterans. It’s part of the city’s 5-year public art project.

Desmond O'Boyle

Investigators from Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. will be in Oregon next week to visit the Eugene and Roseburg V.A. healthcare facilities.

Desmond O'Boyle

Some doctors and nurses at the Veterans Administration clinic in Eugene say it’s being mismanaged by officials from the Roseburg VA. Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio has called for an investigation at the federal level.

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U.S. Army soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (in Washington State) are helping fight fires in southern Oregon. 200 soldiers have been deployed to the Umpqua North Complex of Fires, which has burned nearly 40-thousand acres east of Roseburg.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Across the Eugene-Springfield area, people gathered in parks and cemeteries to honor those Americans who gave their lives in times of war.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A formidable weapon against the Axis powers is visiting the Eugene Airport this weekend.  The World War Two-era bomber – a B-17 Flying Fortress called the “Aluminum Overcast” – will offer visitors a chance to learn of the aircraft's role in disrupting the Nazi supply chain.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports:  

Brian Bull / KLCC

One of the most famous bombers of World War II is in Eugene, this week.  A B-17 Flying Fortress --deemed the “Madras Maiden” -- touched down Monday, as part of an ongoing effort to educate people about the war against the Axis…and the airmen who served.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Kitty Piercy

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy visited the White House this week to be honored by First Lady Michelle Obama for the city’s work to house homeless veterans.

Recorded on: November 11, 2016

Air Date: November 14, 2016

Our speakers will share how the military transformed their lives, and the challenges they faced returning to civilian life.

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