veterans

Building a Community for Military Families

Jun 29, 2018
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For this month's episode of Veteran's Affairs, a look at initiatives to build a support network for families of those in the military. KSJD's Daniel Rayzel and veteran Bert Valencia joined Sandi Valencia, president of the local Blue Star Mothers chapter, to talk about the importance of connecting in a community.

The Veterans CHOICE program was put into place so that vets could access healthcare through local medical providers instead of having to wait for healthcare provided only through the Veteran's Administration. Now CHOICE is being replaced with a new program that will have implications on how vets in Montezuma County get treated. In this episode of KSJD's Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Jason Moore of the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Grand Junction about what happened to the CHOICE Program and what is going to replace it.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and local veteran Bert Valencia talk with Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres to hear an update on the activity of his office in the first quarter of 2018, and news that came out of the recent Colorado State Veterans Service Office Conference.

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.

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