Connects Veterans experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness with the resources they need to become or remain permanently housed.
Provide a safe, supportive environment that allows multi-faceted holistic healing and a successful reintegration back into the community.
The University Of Oregon Army ROTC aims to recruit, educate, develop, and inspire Senior ROTC Cadets in order to commission officers of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to the nation and the Total Army.
EMERALD EMPIRE MOAA President Ken Evans (R) presents chapter donation to Zach Goodenough (L), veteran affairs representative for St Vincent DePaul.
ROTCS LTC Warren addressed the attendees as he explains the role Emerald Empire MOAA has played in support of the UofO program
Emerald Empire MOAA members Frank Balazs and Eric Watkins present scholarship awards to the two Cadet recipients Kasey Campbell Derek Akey
L=>R: Kasey Campbell, Frand Balazs, Eric Watkins, Derek Akey
Alex Andrade UofO ROTC Cadet receives the Emerald Empire Chapter Scholarship award
The Emerald Empire Chapter honored Marcy for her years of contribution to the annual ROTC scholarship award. COVID impacted the manner in which the award was presented, but the gratitude was evident by a moment of social distancing in order to get a picture. Thank you Marcy for all you have done for our Chapter!
Community-based Urgent Care Facilities in Lane County
ROSEBURG, OREGON – The Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), in accordance with the VA MISSION Act of 2018, is working with local Urgent Care facilities across its area to partner for Veteran care. Veterans may check VA benefit eligibility by calling 1-833-4VETNOW or by calling the RVAHCS eligibility office at (800) 549-8387. A list of available Urgent Care facilities in Lane County is below.
PeaceHealth Medical Group PeaceHealth Medical Group-Oregon
3321 W 11th Ave 1400 Valley River Drive
Eugene, OR 97402 Springfield, OR 97477
New Centralized Authorized Emergency Care (CAEC) notification process
The new process will be introduced across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and will centralize and standardize notifications and review for emergency care for Veterans enrolled in one of RVAHCS’s five facilities.
Under 38 CFR § 17.4020, the VA can authorize emergency treatment for an eligible Veteran when the following criteria are met:
- When a VA Emergency Room (ER) is not feasibly available;
- When care or services received were for the treatment of a medical emergency of such nature that a prudent layperson would reasonably expect delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be hazardous to life or health;
- When seen by an in-network community hospital;
- When the VA is notified within 72 hours of the beginning of emergency treatment;
Veterans, community-based, non-VA hospitals, their family or friends must email VHAEmergencyNotification@va.gov, or call 1-844-72HRVHA (844-724-7842) within 72 hours from the start of a Veterans ER visit or emergent hospital stay.
In a situation where the VHA does not receive notification within 72 hours, an eligible Veteran may still receive coverage of their community ER or hospital stay under Title 38 U.S.C. §1725 or §1728.
Veterans with questions regarding this change or the VHA emergency care benefit may contact the RVAHCS Office of Community Care at 541-440-1296 or visit www.va.gov/communitycare.
Are you in need of updating your military ID? Here is the information about the local military ID DEERS section, hours and days of operation...as of August 2020.
ID Card appointments at the Springfield Armory, 3106 Pierce Parkway.
By appointment ONLY: Tuesday thru Thursday from 9-11 and 1-3. Call: 541-915-2391
All service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.
Who is eligible?
Veterans Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war Veterans with 0-90% service-connected disability ratings
**Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are already eligible under existing DOD policy.
On Jan. 1, individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran under the PCAFC will be eligible for these privileges