An Update from Jake

Run as One 5k - A Report from Jake Pelroy, Veterans Outreach Coordinator

  Photo: Members of the RWB Team at the run.

Photo: Members of the RWB Team at the run.

This weekend I had the pleasure of joining some fellow Veterans in Wilsonville for the "Run as One." The run was coordinated by Team Red, White & Blue, Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues. The event was in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. 

Most of the participants were “Eagles” from the group Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB). Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. They have chapters in Portland, Salem, Eugene & most recently Bend and Roseburg. It is free to become a member. Any additional info about TeamRWB can be found on the national website

The Salem RWB Chapter is hosting an Armed Forces run next month. It's at no cost for Active Duty military or Veterans. There is more info on their Facebook event page. Their goal is to get maximum participation. You do not need to be RWB member to participate. All proceeds benefit the Oregon National Guard Scholarship Foundation. See more information here >>>

April is Month of the Military Child: An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character,courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

Important military events this week: April 23, 2016 - Army Reserve Birthday

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 Veterans Events

Campaign Rally

Now is when we need feet on the ground and energy across the state to get over the finish line. Help Dr. Pierce as he enters the final stretch of the primary on a tour around the state.

When: Friday, April 22, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Ike Box, 299 Cottage St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Brief comments at 5:45 p.m.

Light snacks provided.

Please RSVP by calling 503-991-5238 or visit Bud's website.

Duck Centennial 5k Run

Where: Autzen Stadium Footbridge, Eugene, OR

When: Saturday April 23, 8 am-10 am

What: All Oregon alumni, service members, veterans, family, friends, and fans of the University of Oregon are invited to participate in the Duck Centennial 5K Run. All proceeds from the Duck Centennial 5K Run will help fund the University of Oregon Military Science Endowment. This endowment will help improve academic and leadership operations on campus and assist in training future leaders.

Cost: $10

Register here

Share Your Story

 Photo: Bud at his graduation from Marine boot camp.

Photo: Bud at his graduation from Marine boot camp.

Are you a veteran of the US military? 

Would you be willing to share your story of service and why you are supporting Bud Pierce for Governor of Oregon? We may share it in upcoming issues of our newsletter and on social media. 

To share your story, please call 503-991-5238, email, or send a letter to PO Box 2889, Salem, Oregon 97308.