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 Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about new leadership in the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Washington and how it may affect vets here in the Four Corners area, as well as how funding from the Colorado Department of Veteran's Affairs is dispersed within Montezuma County.

Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Mar 31, 2017
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Substance abuse is a growing problem among veterans in the U.S. And although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, alcoholism, and especially prescription drug abuse, are  prevalent. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Albert Gomez, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Veteran's Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about substance abuse among vets and programs that are available to help.

Veteran Homelessness In The Four Corners Area

Feb 24, 2017
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW post 5231 about homelessness among local veterans and resources that are available to help vets find work and housing.

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In this Veteran's Affairs episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Officer Rick Torres about 2016 data on how veterans are doing getting adequate health care and other benefits, and what they can expect in 2017.

Veteran's Affairs - 2016 Year In Review

Nov 25, 2016

In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local veteran Bert Valencia of VFW Post 5231 about some of the big issues that vets faced in 2016.

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