Military and Veterans

Jeff believes strongly in supporting our military both overseas and at home. Our veterans have stood up for us, and we must stand up for them. If you or someone you know is a veteran or currently serving in the military and seeking assistance, Jeff and his office stand ready to help.  

Please select one of the following links that best describes the help you are seeking. You’ll be directed to another page with an online form. Please fill out the online form and then print the corresponding privacy release. Send your completed privacy release to our Portland office, and a member of Jeff’s Constituent Services Team will get back to you to discuss how we can best help you.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free program) in order to generate and print out the privacy release for your signature. If you are unable to print this privacy release form, please call Jeff’s Portland office after completing the online form. We will be happy to mail you a paper copy of a privacy release form for you to use.


Due to heightened security concerns in the U.S. Capitol, all physical mail sent to my Senate office in Washington, D.C., may be significantly delayed by security screening procedures.

Note also that my office is receiving an extremely high volume of letters and e-mails each week, and it is taking us longer than usual to respond. We appreciate your patience as we work to get back to you.

CALL IF URGENT: If your issue is urgent or time-sensitive, please call my office in Portland (503-326-3386) and ask to speak to a Constituent Services Representative.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
Finding a veterans service officer in Oregon

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