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.
Until last month, the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center was ranked one of the worst in the country by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was one of 15 on a list of high-risk VA facilities.
The Roseburg National Cemetery received an Organization of Excellence award last week. It’s one of six veterans cemeteries to receive the award this year. There are 135 cemeteries in the national system.
A small, empty table at the front of the auditorium was set for one — the missing soldier — at the 17th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony at the Umpqua Community College Danny Lang Event Center on Friday.
Beginning the week of Oct. 8, veteran walk-in day at the Douglas County Veterans Service office will change to 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
A veteran who gave his name only as “Bear” said he lives in his camper, partly because money’s tight and partly because he wants to. Some people would call him homeless, and some wouldn’t, he said.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been taken off a “high-risk” list in a national assessment of VA medical centers across the country, Interim Director Dave Whitmer announced Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General issued a report Monday detailing the results of a recent review of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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The results of a 2018 All Employee Survey of Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff suggest negative views of management remain despite a rollover of the top brass. However, the head of the employee union at the VA said he believes morale has improved since Interim Director Dave Whit…