Veteran's Affairs

Airing on the last Friday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

Join Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and the Disabled American Veterans for a monthly discussion of the issues facing veterans in the Four Corners area, their challenges and successes.

Veterans Affairs: Looking Back At 2017

Jan 26, 2018
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affirs program, Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres for a review of developments that benefited vets in 2017 and a look ahead to possible changes vets could see in 2018.

Tom Yoder

In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder joins Sandi Valencia from local veteran's organizations to talk with Jack and Janelle Kays, the owners of Jack and Janelle's Country Kitchen restaurant in Cortez about how and why they support local veterans with their business.


Challenges For Veterans During The Holidays

Nov 27, 2017
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Serving in the military during the holidays can be difficult when it is not possible to be with family, and veterans many times feel alienated when the holidays bring up memories of loneliness or loss. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with local vets Sandi Valencia and Darla Sanders about their experiences serving during the holidays, and how friends and family of vets can be more sensitive to the challenges they face this time of year.

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In this episode of KSJD's Monthly Veterans Affairs program, Austin Cope speaks with Rick Torres of the Montezuma County Veteran Service Office about changes to VA healthcare, dental care, and about the upcoming Veterans Day Parade in Cortez..

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the programs and services offered by the Vet Center in Farmington, New Mexico, how those programs are also available at the Cortez Vets Outreach Center, and the differences in Vets Centers and the federal Veterans Administration.