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 Justice Outreach

Sep 28, 2018
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In this edition of KSJD's Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder of KSJD and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 talk with Bob Sanders, who advocates for veterans in the area as a volunteer with the veterans justice outreach program. He helps vets when they are facing legal trouble by finding resources that can help their case, connecting them with counseling or rehabilitation services, and making sure they have proper legal representation.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Paul Sweeney, the Veterans Experience Officer with the Veterans Administration, about their Patient Advocates Program, designed to help guide vets through the health care choices and administrative processes they must navigate within the VA.

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.