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One of the great things about the Roseburg VA is how they make use of an army of volunteers to bring additional services, opportunities and outreach to veterans. Here are a two examples of the great work being done by the employees and volunteers at our local VA.

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After an unexpected holiday hiatus, I am back to bring you, the great citizens and veterans of Douglas County, information important to veterans, their families and supporters. Not to mention providing information about events and activities that promote patriotism and Americanism.

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Walla Walla Veterans Affairs Medical Center Interim Director Keith Allen has been selected as the new permanent director for the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in a generation.

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The state is committed to building a retirement home for veterans on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus and hopes to secure funding next year to build it, a representative of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs told veterans at a VA town hall meeting Tuesday.

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The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a Blue Christmas service Saturday for those who struggle with emotional or spiritual pain and loneliness during the winter holiday season.

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Dave Whitmer arrived at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in February to take on the role of interim director. He was brought in as a “fixer,” tasked with turning around a VA that was struggling with problem managers, low staff morale and allegations of bullying and whistle-blower…

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The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Building 16 auditorium on the VA campus at 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

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An online petition asking the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center to reinstate surgeon and retired Air Force Col. Scott Russi had garnered more than 2,500 signatures as of Monday. The petition, on the Change.org website, is accompanied by a 14-minute documentary that includes footage fr…