The Douglas County Veterans Day Parade Committee has named “Generations of Military Families” as this year’s grand marshal, and special honors for “Rosie the Riveters.” Generations of military families have been serving, defending, and dying long before we were a country.
The Elmer's Restaurants company has donated $40,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation to fund seven scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled during their service.
As a Vietnam-era Army veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Lloyd-Rogers knows the importance of outreach and advocacy for veterans struggling with mental illness.
When Adam “Tom” Britto and his wife, Dorothy Britto, presented a new community charity project, Operation Warm and Cozy, to the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge No. 1943 it was enthusiastically endorsed.
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.
SUTHERLIN — The lights in the Sutherlin High School gymnasium dimmed Thursday just as a video began to play. Pictures of local veterans mixed with messages from Sutherlin students.
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.
A group of 25 Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees gathered by the flagpole on the VA grounds Friday afternoon. Each of them had been impacted by the suicide of someone they cared about.
The Elkton School District is creating a Veteran’s Memorial on the Elkton High School Campus, and community members have 10 days left to help out by purchasing tiles honoring individual veterans.
A group of Vietnam veterans told The News-Review this week they’re about to lose a group therapy program they say has improved their lives and, in some cases, saved their marriages.
Local veteran leaders are worried a proposal to shift billions of dollars away from VA hospitals and into private health care will adversely affect their health and the health of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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.
Andrea Bernhardt didn’t work for the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, but she feels like she got fired by it last month anyway.
Seven wreaths went up Saturday at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex at the annual Wreaths Across America event commemorating the veterans who died for their country, along with prisoners of war and those missing in action.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for an open position on the Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee.
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.
Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center Interim Director Dave Whitmer received praise from veterans at his final town hall meeting before he heads back to Florida on Dec. 21.
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.
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…
Shortly before President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral, Douglas County Human Resources Director and Army veteran Michael Kurtz offered a personal tribute to his former commander in chief.
The interim director of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is about to wrap up his assignment here and return home to Florida.
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…
Twenty-one years after leaving the U.S. Army, 51-year-old Linda Graves still struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. She said the beginning of fall is always difficult because it reminds her of traumatic experiences.
For the first time since 2012, the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday in downtown Roseburg. Several thousand people are expected to attend the event, billed as the second largest in Oregon.