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DEPARTMENT OF OREGON ORATORICAL CONTEST

On Saturday, February 20th, American Legion Post 51 in Lebanon, OR hosted the annual American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest also known as 'A Constitutional Speech Contest'. Three contestants participated, and several members of posts throughout Oregon volunteered their time to support the event.  ‘A Constitutional Speech Contest’ was founded over eighty years ago … Continue reading DEPARTMENT OF OREGON ORATORICAL CONTEST

COVID Vaccination Scheduling For Veterans

Attention Portland and Vancouver area Veterans 75 years of age and older; please watch for a phone call from VA Portland staff to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination. We will soon be expanding vaccinations to other VA Portland clinic locations and ramping up the volume of vaccinations. Watch the VA Portland website at http://www.portland.va.gov where Veterans … Continue reading COVID Vaccination Scheduling For Veterans

Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans, Military Members and Their Families

The following links to free tax preparation services will ensure current and former members of the military and their families have access to free tax preparation and electronic filing services to keep more of their hard earned money. IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance(VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are available to taxpayers that earned less … Continue reading Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans, Military Members and Their Families

VA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Dec. 15, 2020, 09:17:00 AM Vaccinations began this week! WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today publication of its dynamic VA COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, being executed at 37 sites across the country. VA began vaccinating Veterans and frontline employees this week, following the Food and Drug Administration’s Dec. 11 decision to issue an Emergency Use … Continue reading VA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

When COVID-19 Vaccine Comes, VA Will Be Ready

Planning is underway at VA to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available. VA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a phased plan based on five core ethical pillars: safety, maximizing the benefit of the vaccine, equity, fairness and transparency. Veteran and employee safety remain our #1 … Continue reading When COVID-19 Vaccine Comes, VA Will Be Ready