June 6, 2019

D-Day Paratrooper: ‘It Was Not My Aim To Be a Hero’

Seventy-five years ago today, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. This famous photograph, known as “Into the Jaws […]
May 21, 2019

Memorial Day reminds us of our highest ideals — and the price we must sometimes pay for them

Memorial Day 2019 Message from ODVA Directory Kelly Fitzpatrick Every year, I’m struck by the powerful — and often, opposing — emotions that Memorial Day stirs. […]
May 15, 2019

State Partners to Educate Oregonians about Scams Targeting Veterans and Seniors

Operation Stop ScamsMay 20, 9AM – 3PMWorld of Speed, Wilsonville Every two minutes, someone in the United States becomes a victim of fraud. A disproportionate number […]
May 2, 2019

Online directory of statewide Memorial Day events now available to the public

Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area? You can start online with the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2018memorialday.
March 28, 2019

Governor Brown Proclaims March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in Oregon

Governor Brown Proclaims March 30 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" in Oregon.
March 25, 2019

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled for April 4

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, in Roseburg. The public is invited to attend and participate.
March 7, 2019

This Tax Season, Support Oregon Veterans

Did you know that the Charitable Checkoff program lets you designate all or part of your Oregon refund to support veterans?
February 6, 2019

State seeking volunteers to help aging veterans connect with earned benefits

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is seeking volunteers to work with veterans in Clackamas, Deschutes and Polk counties who may not be aware of the […]
January 25, 2019

Oregon Veteran Home Loan Program breaks milestone with $100M in new home loans in 2018

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Home Loan Program had a banner year in 2018, with an outstanding $102,044,184 in new loan origination — a 21 percent increase over the previous year and the program’s highest total in over two decades.