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VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an
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Veterans Day 2014 Roundup

Communities all across Oregon took the time to honor veterans with celebrations, parades, and tributes thanking those who served. Here are some highlights of this year’s Veterans Day activities:

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Going beyond a day of honor and recognition

November 11th is one day out of the year that we pause collectively as a nation to celebrate the service and sacrifice of our military, veterans and their families. I am proud that we mark the day with patriotic parades and ceremonies in communities across the state from Astoria to Ontario, Portland to Klamath Falls,
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From the Archives – 1947

Today is our inaugural “From the Archives” section. We hope you enjoy the look back through our state’s military history! The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been serving Oregon’s military since 1945. Vets News, our flagship publication, has been in print since the very beginning and is ever-evolving to best serve our veteran community.
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2014 Oregon Veterans Day Events

SALEM – Communities throughout Oregon will once again host ceremonies, parades, and special gatherings to honor America’s military veterans and commemorate Veterans Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of that war.  A Congressional resolution in 1926 made Nov. 11th an annual observance and in
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RURAL VETERANS TO GAIN BETTER ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

SALEM — Oregon military veterans who reside in highly rural areas will have improved access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and services thanks to a $400,000 grant that has been designated to expand transportation services for veterans in eight counties. The VA and the White House Rural Council have announced a national
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Department of Veterans Affairs Partners With Walgreens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will join forces with retailer Walgreens to provide greater access to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended vaccinations to Veterans across the country. This partnership grew out of a successful pilot program that began in Florida to provide
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Request for Applications: ODVA Advisory Committee

September 29, 2014 Dear Oregon Veteran Community and Partners: For the first time in the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) nearly 70 year history, our state is striving to serve veterans spanning four generations and five major wars. The core services that the agency provides and coordinates result in vital state and federal benefits
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Oregon Veterans’ Home Earns Top Distinction for Excellence in Quality Care

              THE DALLES, Ore. – The Oregon Veterans’ Home, located in The Dalles, has been recognized as the first and only state veterans’ home nationally to ever earn the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long-term and post-acute care profession. The award is one
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VA Fights Against Veteran Identity Theft

VA Launches new identity theft website and toll-free help line   WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it has launched a new campaign to educate Veterans about identity theft prevention. The new campaign, titled More Than a Number, references the personally identifiable information that VA encourages Veterans to protect. “We
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