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.

Mental Health Services For Veterans

Mar 30, 2018
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The Veteran's Center in Farmington, New Mexico provides mental health counseling and group therapy for local vets in Montezuma County. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder and local veteran Bert Valencia talk with Robby Lewis, a mental health counselor with the Farmington Veteran's Center, about the service they provide and how vets are benefiting from them.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders, Director of the Cortez Veterans Public Outreach Center, about the recent relocation of the center, what services the center provides, and how the new location will better serve area vets.

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.

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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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