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ODF FIRE UPDATE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015

Tue. July 28, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: July 27th, 2015 11:43 AM
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

Rye Fire
Progress has been made on the lightning-caused Rye Fire located approximately 38 miles north of Enterprise in steep rocky terrain in Northern Wallowa County. The fire is currently 763 acres. The decrease in size is due to more accurate mapping by crews on the ground. The fire is now estimated at 80% contained and weather is cooler today. A fire camp has been established near Flora, Oregon to help support firefighters and limit the amount of traffic on area roads. The team is transitioning to a Type 4 Incident Commander in the local unit later today.

New burn pit report: Lung disease, high blood pressure common in exposed vets

Mon. July 27, 2015

Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during war-zone deployments, have higher rates of common respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema, as well as rare lung disorders, according to data drawn from the Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

New burn pit report: Lung disease, high blood pressure common in exposed vets

Mon. July 27, 2015

Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during war-zone deployments, have higher rates of common respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema, as well as rare lung disorders, according to data drawn from the Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

Veteran's ID Card Act would extend service to all vets

Mon. July 27, 2015

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the Veteran’s ID Card Act last week, a bipartisan effort to give all veterans the chance to receive an ID card through the Veterans Administration at no cost to U.S. taxpayers.

Obama Signs Vern Buchanan's Bill to Replace DD-214 With Veterans ID Card Into Law

Mon. July 27, 2015

President Barack Obama on Monday signed U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Veterans ID Card Act into law.

Veteran's ID Card Act would extend service to all vets

Mon. July 27, 2015

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the Veteran’s ID Card Act last week, a bipartisan effort to give all veterans the chance to receive an ID card through the Veterans Administration at no cost to U.S. taxpayers.

Obama Signs Vern Buchanan's Bill to Replace DD-214 With Veterans ID Card Into Law

Mon. July 27, 2015

President Barack Obama on Monday signed U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Veterans ID Card Act into law.