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05/27/2021

What a moment, and what a man. On 25 November 1950, First Lieutenant Ralph Puckett led his company across 800 yards of exposed terrain on a mission to capture an enemy position, consistently exposing himself to small arms and machine gun fire. Securing the position, he prepared for a counterattack, as Puckett and his company of 51 Rangers faced six waves of enemy attacks over the span of four and a half hours while defending Hill 205 overlooking the Chongchon River in Korea. Wounded by gr***de fragments and mortars that left him barely conscious, Puckett ordered his men to leave him behind so as not to slow their withdrawal. Despite his protests, his men dragged him to safety, saving the life of a man who would become legend among his fellow Rangers. Today, at 94, Colonel Ralph Puckett stands as a witness to history, and the United States Military’s newest recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Please visit our Memorial Day page.https://veterans.oregonstate.edu/memorial-day-2021
05/27/2021
Memorial Day 2021

Please visit our Memorial Day page.
https://veterans.oregonstate.edu/memorial-day-2021

Originating during World War I, the Service Flag is a blue star on a white field with a red border. Families would display the Service Flag in their front window to show that an immediate family member was serving in the military. If that loved one died, the blue star was replaced by a gold star, al...

Join the members of the Oregon State University Military Connected Community in  honoring those that paid the ultimate s...
05/14/2021
Memorial Day 2021

Join the members of the Oregon State University Military Connected Community in honoring those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
https://veterans.oregonstate.edu/memorial-day-2021

Originating during World War I, the Service Flag is a blue star on a white field with a red border. Families would display the Service Flag in their front window to show that an immediate family member was serving in the military. If that loved one died, the blue star was replaced by a gold star, al...

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will honor the nation’s fallen service members this Memorial Day during a vir...
05/14/2021
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The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will honor the nation’s fallen service members this Memorial Day during a virtual Statewide Memorial Day Ceremony, in line with continuing gathering limits in place in many areas due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will serve as emcee and one of the event’s keynote speakers, delivering remarks on the theme of unity. The event will also feature remarks by other honored veterans and distinguished guests, as well as pre-recorded ceremonial elements filmed on location (with no audience) at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville. These elements include a color guard ceremony, the national anthem, a wreath-laying ceremony and Taps.

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is grateful to the Oregon Military Department, Oregon National Guard, City of Wilsonville and Korean War Veterans Association for their support of this unique event.
The ceremony will premiere virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 on ODVA’s page (https://www.facebook.com/odvavet) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQVavs9KmvDeJ42ySFtY8A).

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The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is excited to announce the outstanding trio of women veteran leaders w...
05/10/2021
Women Veterans' Conference – Bi-Annual Conference for Oregon Women Veterans

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is excited to announce the outstanding trio of women veteran leaders who will headline the first-ever virtual Oregon Women Veterans Conference on Saturday, May 22.

This free biennial conference, organized by ODVA for more than 22 years, celebrates the contributions, diversity and strength of Oregon’s women veteran community, and is the largest gathering of women-identifying veterans in the state.

The lineup includes Maj. Gen. Tammy Smith, Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, and Dr. Betty Moseley Brown.

This year’s Oregon Women Veterans Conference will also feature a vibrant series of workshops exploring new, and important topics on VA health care for women, along with valuable resources ad connections with employment, education and other earned federal veterans’ benefits. Attendees will also be able to connect with event sponsors and vendors.

The day’s agenda also includes a listening session for Oregon women veterans, hosted by ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick and ODVA’s new Women Veterans Coordinator, Jessica Bradley.
“We could not be more excited about this conference, from the outstanding guest speakers who will be sharing stories from their remarkable lives, to the benefit experts who will be answering questions and offering critical information to the Oregon women veteran community,” Fitzpatrick said. “We look forward to connecting with Oregon women veterans during this unique event.”

Women veterans who have served in every era and branch of military service are invited to join in this inspiring event. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please visit https://wvc.oregondva.com for more information or to register today.

Save the Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021! The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is excited to announce the return of the Oregon Women Veterans Conference in a robust, virtual format that will make the event even more accessible to women veterans in every corner of the state.The one-day event wil...

Military Appreciation Month 2021
05/05/2021
Military Appreciation Month 2021

Military Appreciation Month 2021

Celebrate Military Appreciation Month as we mark a series of important military dates and anniversaries, including Memorial Day.

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a day trip, check this outJoin the Plant Sale Fun: Saturday, May 15, 9am to 2...
04/29/2021
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If you are looking for somewhere to go for a day trip, check this out

Join the Plant Sale Fun: Saturday, May 15, 9am to 2pm

https://www.covranch.org/

We will have plenty of vegetable starts and perennials for sale at the 4th Annual Armed Forces Day Plant sale on Saturday, May 15 - save the date! Gates open at 9am and the sale wraps up at 2pm.

Get here early before we sell out - this is a Deschutes County "best kept secret" event! Find us at 65920 61st Street - take the 61st Street exit off Hwy 97 and stay right on 61st, we are one mile up the road on the right hand side.

We will have coffee, food for sale, and live music beginning at 9:45am with Joe & Bri Schulte, who will play until 11:45am. Americana and bluegrass band She's With Me (pictured) will perform from 12-2pm.

Whether you're a frequent visitor or have never been to the Ranch before, we welcome you to come check out our property and benefit a great cause while stocking up for your summer garden needs.

A working Ranch that restores purpose and spirit to veterans of all ages. For the past five years COVR has operated a 19-acre working farm and engaged hundreds of veterans of different ages and eras in peer support and agriculture-related activities, or "agri-therapy". COVR has built

Jessie came up to campus and helped us with the Lioness Documentary screening, she's awesome.https://oregondva.com/2021/...
03/17/2021
Women’s Military History Week Highlights: Muriel “Dolly” Ruble, Jessie Miller – Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Blog

Jessie came up to campus and helped us with the Lioness Documentary screening, she's awesome.

https://oregondva.com/2021/03/16/womens-military-history-week-highlights-muriel-dolly-ruble-jessie-miller/

Women’s Military History Week Highlights: Muriel “Dolly” Ruble, Jessie MillerODVA / By odva Muriel “Dolly” Ruble, Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, WWII Muriel “Dolly” Yandle Ruble made the decision to enter the Marines just one month after women became eligible to join that branch of se...

Timeline Photos
02/15/2021

Timeline Photos

An incredible mind and talent, Charity Adams Earley commanded the first Black unit within the Women’s Army Corp to go overseas where her leadership and expertise led her to rise to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during her active duty service in World War II.
In 1982, at the age of 64, Earley founded the Black Leadership Development Program (BLDP) and continued to educate, organize, and lead up to her death in 2002.

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Read more about Earley’s life at https://buff.ly/3mjElBT

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
11/17/2020

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.

Sisters by blood, now sisters-in-arms: Two sets of sisters graduate recruit training

Three days before her grandfather passed away, Ashley Valentine, 19, made a promise to carry on his legacy in the United States armed services. After deciding to join the Marine Corps, her sister Amber, 22, made the decision to enlist as well.

“After talking with the recruiter about how it would impact my life, I was committed,” Amber said. “I was ready to go no matter what.”

Amber waited for her sister to be approved medically before she went to recruit training. The Manassas, Va. natives both agreed that having each other to rely on through recruit training helped during some of their highest highs and lowest lows.

“I went through a moment during first phase where I received some bad news in a letter, and she was there to be a shoulder for me to lean on,” Amber said.

The two will not be attending Marine Combat Training together however - Ashley suffered a hip fracture prior to graduation and will be remaining on the island while she heals.

The two sisters both have faith and confidence in each other on the next step of their lives, despite being physically distant. After they complete Combat Training, Amber will continue on in the Communications field and Ashley will be certified as a Motor Transportation Operator.

“I know she’s going to be ok,” Ashley said of her sister. “She’s always been independent and I know she’s going to succeed in her career.”

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When Maria, Vanessa and Melissa Placido Jaramillo were young children, they made a pact to join the military together; yet it was their unbreakable bond that got them through the trials of recruit training.

The three sisters were born in Panama and moved to Las Vegas at a young age. Maria, 21, said she loved war movies growing up; When she saw “Tears of the Sun” for the first time, she said she was truly inspired to join the military. After learning about the ROTC program, she found her true motivation to become a Marine; to honor her family and give back the country who gave her so much.

Her other two sisters, identical twins Melissa and Vanessa, 22, were also in the ROTC program exploring their options of different branches, but it was their younger sister who first spoke with a Marine Corps recruiter.

During recruit training, it was friendly competition and daily positive affirmation that keep their relationship with each other strong, Melissa said.
“When one of us is lacking and the other is strong in that area, we always push each other to become to best we can be,” Melissa said.

“We have an unbreakable bond,” Maria said. “We are always together, but we know how to live separately. I know that my sisters will always be there for me, even when they are not physically with me.”

The three sisters have yet to find out what Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) they will be assigned, but are looking forward to what the Marine Corps has in store for them. Maria says she is excited to expand her knowledge of a new occupation while completing her education.

Melissa and Vanessa also both intend to complete their education, Melissa as a double major in Political Science and Medical Science, and Vanessa in Political Science and Legal Science. They all will become nationalized as American citizens.

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These five success stories of triumph and resilience may have come to Parris Island with different mindsets and from different backgrounds, but they will forever share the bond of becoming Marines side-by-side.

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