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Military and Veteran Resources - Oregon State University Our page is a cooperative effort of OSU Military and Veteran Resources Department, VA Certifying Officials and ASOSU Veteran Affairs.

Student Veterans of America
03/12/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

Today, SVA sent a letter including 54 signatures from VSOs, schools, and associations urging Congress to pass legislation to ensure students receive proper benefits if their schools make emergency course changes due to #Covid_19.

Measure to Protect GI Bill Recipients Amid Closures
03/12/2020
Measure to Protect GI Bill Recipients Amid Closures

Measure to Protect GI Bill Recipients Amid Closures

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would have the discretion not to reduce GI Bill benefits for student veterans if their colleges or universities close or go online only during the coronavirus pandemic, under a bill proposed Wednesday in the U.S. Congress. “No student veteran, dependent or s...

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
03/11/2020

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch Partners With Oregon Department Of Agriculture To Bring Hydroponics To Veterans And The Ce...
03/10/2020

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch Partners With Oregon Department Of Agriculture To Bring Hydroponics To Veterans And The Central Oregon Community

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch is updating our greenhouse from soil to hydroponics! In the last quarter of 2019 COVR was awarded a 120K Specialty Crop Block Grant from Oregon Department of Agriculture. We are excited to bring the hydroponics technique of growing to veterans and to the greater Central Oregon community. The ODA grant will triple production of our existing lettuce crops for sale to local markets and restaurants. We are in the final stages of implementation and hope to begin growing hydroponically by the end of March. We welcome any and all veterans who may be interested in learning about hydroponics and helping to operate the system. Please contact us for hours of operation – we are onsite Monday-Saturday. Stay tuned for upcoming classes and other offerings on our website where you can also sign up to receive monthly updates from COVR: covranch.org or call us at 541-706-9062.

Head to the Southern Oregon Coast and show your support.
03/04/2020
Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Veteran Organization

Head to the Southern Oregon Coast and show your support.

Battle Buddy Fun Run registrations have begun. Grab your buddy or your squad and sign up for our fun 15+ obstacle course around the Coos Bay SWOCC campus. We will have different obstacles that represent military, fire fighting, EMT, and police along with some that are just FUN. Teams of 4-10 have a discounted rate.

Money raised will be put towards building a Veteran Scholarship fund for Coos and Curry county Veterans and/or their dependents and other Veteran organizations.

REGISTER TODAY!
https://www.active.com/coos-bay-or/running/distance-running-races/battle-buddy-fun-run-2020?int=

OSU SVA
02/27/2020
OSU SVA

OSU SVA

The SVA has a walking team for the Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk. Anyone who is interested in walking with our team can sign up through this link:https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/250482. The walk date will be April 18th, 2020. Check-in starts at 10:00 AM, and the actual walk will begin at 11:00, and end around 1:00 pm. Last year, after the walk, a few of us hung out at a bar afterwards.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
02/24/2020

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Today we commemorate Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims, U.S. Army, for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader with Company D, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Hue, Republic of Vietnam, on 21 February 1968.
Company D was assaulting a heavily fortified enemy position concealed within a dense wooded area when it encountered strong enemy defensive fire. Once within the wood line, Staff Sergeant Sims led his squad in a furious attack against an enemy force which had pinned down the 1st Platoon and threatened to overrun it. His skillful leadership provided the platoon with freedom of movement and enabled it to regain the initiative.
Staff Sergeant Sims was then ordered to move his squad to a position where he could provide covering fire for the company command group and to link up with the 3rd Platoon, which was under heavy enemy pressure. After moving no more than 30 meters Staff Sergeant Sims noticed that a brick structure in which ammunition was stocked was on fire. Realizing the danger, Staff Sergeant Sims took immediate action to move his squad from this position.
Though in the process of leaving the area two members of his squad were injured by the subsequent explosion of the ammunition, Staff Sergeant Sims' prompt actions undoubtedly prevented more serious casualties from occurring. While continuing through the dense woods amidst heavy enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Sims and his squad were approaching a bunker when they heard the unmistakable noise of a concealed booby trap being triggered immediately to their front. Staff Sergeant Sims warned his comrades of the danger and unhesitatingly hurled himself upon the device as it exploded, taking the full impact of the blast.
In so protecting his fellow soldiers, he willingly sacrificed his life. Staff Sergeant Sims' extraordinary heroism at the cost of his life is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
#Heros #BlackHistoryMonth #ScreamingEagles #AirAssault

Oregon Veterans' Home - Lebanon
02/21/2020

Oregon Veterans' Home - Lebanon

Save the date!

Vets kicked out for being gay can upgrade their discharges
02/21/2020
Vets kicked out for being gay can upgrade their discharges

Vets kicked out for being gay can upgrade their discharges

Carl Tebell finally received word in December that he had been granted an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years after he was drummed out for being gay.

Oregon dates for Veteran Golfers Association tournaments.   www.VGAgolf.org
02/17/2020

Oregon dates for Veteran Golfers Association tournaments. www.VGAgolf.org

Rest in Peace, Until Valhalla
02/14/2020

Rest in Peace, Until Valhalla

Minority Veterans of America
02/14/2020
Minority Veterans of America

Minority Veterans of America

“Brigadier General Young was a pioneer that showed groundbreaking dedication to his country and peers while becoming only the third African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “It is a great honor to recognize General Young for consistently displaying moral courage and selfless service, all while overcoming personal adversity with honor and integrity.”

#BlackHistoryMonth #MinorityVets #VetsLikeUs

American Gold Star Mothers, National (Official)
02/14/2020

American Gold Star Mothers, National (Official)

Remember Everyone Deployed 🇺🇸

Women In Military Service For America Memorial
02/05/2020

Women In Military Service For America Memorial

You may have heard of the Buffalo Soldiers, but have you heard of Cathay Williams?

She was the first Black woman to enlist in the U.S. Army and the only known woman to serve in the historic, all-Black regiment called the Buffalo Soldiers. When Williams enlisted in 1866, women were prohibited from serving in the military. Not to be deterred, Williams disguised herself as a man and enlisted under the false name of William Cathay. Like many servicewomen, she quietly defied norms to find a better life, overcoming continuous obstacles.

In celebration of Black History Month, please share Cathay Williams’ remarkable story of service and dedication!

Minority Veterans of America
02/05/2020
Minority Veterans of America

Minority Veterans of America

“In selecting this name, we honor the contributions of all our enlisted ranks, past and present, men and women, of every race, religion and background,” Modly said Sunday. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observed, ‘Everybody can be great - because anybody can serve’. No one understands the importance and true meaning of service than those who have volunteered to put the needs of others above themselves.”

#MinorityVets #BlackHistoryMonth #VetsLikeUs

Oregon State Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
02/03/2020

Oregon State Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Want to eat a good meal while supporting a great cause?

Every Tuesday in February from 11:30am to 1:00pm we will be hosting a soup lunch at the Naval Armory to benefit the Oregon State University 2020 Food Drive. The food drive supports organizations within the Linn-Benton Food Share, including OSU's own food pantry!

We will have new soups weekly, so be sure to come on in each Tuesday. Prices are $4 for a bowl, or $7 for a double portion. This includes bread as well! We will be accepting both cash and Venmo.

#BeaverBattalion #BeaverNation #goBeavs #Soup #osufooddrive2020

Oregon State Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
01/28/2020

Oregon State Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

It's #MidshipmanMonday!

This week's featured #BeaverBattalion member is MIDN 2/C Stefanou, a Junior majoring in Kinesiology. She proudly serves the battalion as our Academics Officer, making sure Midshipmen have all the resources to succeed. Last term, she planned our Fall Ball, which was a roaring success!

#goBeavs #KnowYourMil #OregonState #BeaverNation #nrotc #motivator @ Oregon State University

Scholarship Application Season is upon us.  Take a look at the OSU specific scholarships:  Mark & Vicki Hehnen Scholarsh...
01/28/2020
Scholarships

Scholarship Application Season is upon us. Take a look at the OSU specific scholarships:

Mark & Vicki Hehnen Scholarship for Veterans in Science

Class of ‘65 Service Member / Veteran Alumni and
Descendants Educational Scholarship

4Spirits Distillery Combat Veteran Scholarship

Zonta Foundation Scholarship

https://veterans.oregonstate.edu/scholarships

The Office of Military and Veteran Resources and the College of Science are proud to manage the selection and award of the Mark & Vicki Hehnen Scholarship for Veterans in Science. The scholarship may be awarded to an OSU undergraduate or graduate student (or a Degree Partnership undergraduate) pursu...

Apply to join the 2020 Class of Tillman Scholars. Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/2Tf0Kob
01/27/2020

Apply to join the 2020 Class of Tillman Scholars. Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/2Tf0Kob

This is an amazing place with a great staff.
01/27/2020

This is an amazing place with a great staff.

We currently have Day and NOC openings for CNAs, part and full time.

Why work at Oregon Veteran’s Home – Lebanon? We have extraordinary staffing ratios! CNAs: DAYS 1:4.4, NOC 1:7. (LNs: DAYS 1:14 NOC 1:21)

Some of our benefits include:
~ 12-hour shifts (more flexibility!)
~ 7 paid holidays along with accrued PTO and sick time
~ Company provided benefits including medical, vision, dental, and more with family options
~ Monthly daycare reimbursement
~ Company provided shirts
~ Reimbursed license renewals

We honor veterans through the delivery of person-centered care in an innovative small home setting where our caregivers, who, through respect, integrity, stewardship and excellence, create a community of honor where veterans, their families, and caregivers can thrive!

Must have a current OSBN license or Certificate of Completion from an Oregon Certified Nurse Assistant Class.

Equal opportunity employer pre-employment drug test and criminal background check required for new hires.

Great job Beavs!
01/27/2020

Great job Beavs!

It was close, but the 2020 team finished second to Gonzaga overall, and came in first in the Commander’s Challenge (the only event to receive its own streamer). A great effort and a lot of lessons learned. They truly made Oregon State University proud! #roadtosandhurst #8thbderotc

Gilman International Scholarship
01/27/2020

Gilman International Scholarship

The #GilmanMcCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. The next application deadline is March 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time for programs starting between May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

Learn more and apply at gilmanscholarship.org.

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Department of State U.S. Study Abroad
Military OneSource
#GilmanScholarship #ExchangeOurWorld #StudyAbroad

Go Beavs!
01/23/2020

Go Beavs!

Friends, family and Alumni of the Beaver Battalion, this weekend our Ranger Challenge team is competing at JBLM for the BDE Championship and a slot at Sandhurst- for the first time ever! If you are in the area, come out and support them, but definitely come out for the trophy presentation at 1500 on Saturday, 25 January.

We will be posting updates throughout the weekend, so stay tuned!

Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Veteran Organization
01/23/2020

Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Veteran Organization

The SWOCC Veteran’s Club is excited to announce the date of the first ever BATTLE BUDDY FUN RUN! This event will be April 18th, 2020 starting at 9:00 am. Grab your buddy or your squad and register today! https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=66220053

Our event will be open to the community and will be honoring ALL veterans, military, and first responders. It will include an obstacle course around campus, a bbq, raffle drawings, music, and more! The purpose of this event is to start a scholarship fund for veterans and/or their dependents, support other veteran based organizations like Operation Rebuild Hope & Oregon Coast Community Action among others, and support our club.

We also want to bring awareness to the suicide rate we are currently facing in our community and nation, with 22 Veterans turning to suicide a day. As well as bring light to the amount of homeless Veterans in our community

The obstacle course will require endurance, agility, and teamwork, but also allow for people of all ages to participate. Participants will be required to go through the course in at least a two person team (BATTLE BUDDIES).

In the military we are taught that you never leave a man/women behind and that we are better as a team rather than one individual person. By doing this we feel it will bring camaraderie to Coos/Curry/Douglas county and the SWOCC students.

**If you have a community resource you would like to share with the community at our event please contact me, Tiffiany, at [email protected]

**If you are interested in being a sponsor for our event or have items you could possibly donate, please contact me at the above email. I’d be happy to send you are sponsorship letter.

Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) teams with Military & Veteran Resources to offer Stud...
01/06/2020
Counseling & Psychological Services

Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) teams with Military & Veteran Resources to offer Student Veterans Support Group.

Coffee and conversation about school, life, career, your service, mental health, or anything else that might be on your mind. Facilitated by former VA social worker and current CAPS counselor Mark Davis.

Thursdays (starting Jan 16) in the MVRC Conference Room Snell 172.
2pm-2:30pm Mindfulness (optional)
2:30pm-4:00pm Group Discussion

For more information please contact the Military & Veteran Resources Center at 541-737-2278 or [email protected]

If you know someone that is looking for a place to donate to before the end of the year, or anytime for that matter, the...
12/23/2019
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch – What If We Could?

If you know someone that is looking for a place to donate to before the end of the year, or anytime for that matter, these are some great folks.

We provide healing to combat veterans in Central Oregon through agri-therapy, peer support, and trauma-informed education programs. We outreach to the most vulnerable and isolated veterans and engage them through agriculture-related activities, peer connections, and access to resources. We work to p...

Devil Dogs
12/16/2019

Devil Dogs

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters has issued orders today to Master Gunnery Sergeant S. Claus, recalling him to active duty, with a RNLTD of 24 Dec 2019.

MGySgt. Claus, known to use the alias “Saint Nicholas”, “Kris Kringle”, “Father Christmas”, or simply “Santa”, is a reserve Marine with 1,743 years of service.

He specializes as a tactical operator of the next generation DEC-25B, Cargo Airborne Delivery (CAnDY) Carrier.

The DEC-25B is contractor-modified and fully equipped with Cargo Antlered Navigation Equipment Sensors (CANES).

It has also been retrofitted with eight high-powered, air-cooled Rangifer Tarandus carrot-fed generators.

As a single seat cargo delivery platform, it is capable of vertical delivery of high-value items, take-off and landing without pilot controlled lighting (PCL).

These unique specifications, coupled with the additional Public Affairs skill sets possessed by Master Gunny Claus, classify the entire deployable package as a low-density, high-demand (LD/HD) asset.

Also recalled, were MSgts Dasher and Dancer, GySgts Prancer and Vixen, SSgts Comet and Cupid, Cpl. Donner, and PFC Blitzen (recently selected for LCpl.)

PFC Rudolph is also authorized to report for duty; however, he must first successfully complete his Phase II SERE Training, which he has failed three times due to a medical condition related to his nose.

Although the above Marines are on orders for only 24 hours, it is anticipated that they will submit a travel claim for 24,901 miles at .56/mile, using a POV. Suitable Government transportation is not available.

As a special operations unit, each member is granted a high level of uniform flexibility, as well as relaxed grooming standards.

Per diem has been modified to include large quantities of hot cocoa and cookies.

Government travel card use has been authorized.

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