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.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and John Davis, the grant manager for the VFW post, about how the Veterans Trust Fund grant supports local vets.

Veteran's Affairs: 2018 in Review

Jan 25, 2019
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In this month’s edition of Veteran’s Affairs, Montezuma County veterans service officer Rick Torres discusses claim numbers for 2018, a refresher on the appeals process and what veterans should expect in 2019. 

Helping Homeless Vets In Southwest Colorado

Nov 30, 2018
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Veterans constitute about 11% of the adult homeless population in the U.S., and are particularly vulnerable due to mental health issues that can follow traumatic combat experiences. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Rachel Bauske-Frasure, the Southwest Colorado Division Director at Volunteers of America in Durango, about why vets are at risk of becoming homeless, and what her organization is doing to help vets find homes and steady employment.

In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Ben Mestas from the Colorado Division of Veteran Affairs about how they help veterans connect to their benefits, the role of county veteran service officers across the state, and a new office they will be opening in western Colorado.

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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