May 8, 2019

Malheur County veterans organization ready to move into new digs

Veterans Advocates of Ore-Ida, an Ontario-based non-profit, will sponsor an open house May 18. At the center of the celebration will be the dedication of a […]
May 7, 2019

Grant County: VSO has important message for vets

Grant County Veteran’s Service Officer Katee Hoffman swung by the studio recently to discuss some veteran issues. She said one thing that’s kept her office busy […]
April 25, 2019

Appeals Modernization simplifies complex process allowing Veterans to choose one of three lanes

On Feb. 19, 2019, VA implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), transforming a historically complex appeals process into one that is […]
April 19, 2019

HOPE: Curry County Veterans Services

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with two […]
April 10, 2019

Appeals Modernization: Veterans now have greater choice in VA claims decisions review process

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act) is one of the most significant statutory changes to affect VA and Veterans in […]
March 1, 2019

Purple Heart recipients added to VA priority claim process

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie was six-years-old when his father came home after being gravely wounded during the invasion of Cambodia. His father spent years recovering from […]
February 26, 2019

Purple Heart vets will get disability claims moved quicker

Marine veteran Matthew Follett wears his Purple Heart after a presentation in Pasadena, Calif., on Oct. 19, 2018. New Department of Veterans Affairs rules will give […]
February 19, 2019

VA’s Appeals Modernization Act takes effect today

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was signed into […]
February 6, 2019

New programs support local veterans

Once a month, on the fourth full week of the month, Greg Ford, a readjustment counselor with the Central Oregon Vet Center in Bend, attends the …