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  • Oregon Guard Helps Vietnam with Trauma Care Requirements

    SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard is helping its State Partnership program partner, Vietnam, develop the country's first International Trauma Life Support training chapter.The goal of ITLS is to provide knowledge and experience to recognize, assess and care for critical trauma patients and

  • Veteran F-100 Crew Chief lives quiet life on Iowa farm after Vietnam

    Sioux Center, Iowa -- The tranquil setting of John De Groot’s family farm in Iowa’s far northwest corner is a lifetime away from the year he spent maintaining a F-100 fighter jet at Phu Cat Airbase during the Vietnam war.Since leaving the Air Force after his deployment over 50 years ago, De Groot

  • In Vietnam, Hokanson Sees Growing Partnership

    HANOI, Vietnam – In 2014, Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson came here as adjutant general of the Oregon National Guard to further his state’s nascent partnership with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.Recently, Army Gen. Hokanson returned as the National Guard’s top general to celebrate more than a

  • Vietnam Air Force vet tours Mississippi airbase

    KEY FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Miss. - With Veterans Day approaching, the 186th Air Refueling Wing was honored to host and provide a tour to a Vietnam veteran Nov. 6.James William Roberts, 82, from Brandon, Mississippi, was a U.S. Air Force boom operator stationed at Columbus Air Force Base,