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.

Veteran's Affairs - May 29th, 2015

May 29, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about their upcoming business directory, awards that were recently given to local supporters of veterans, changes to the Choice program being offered by the Veterans Administration, and new legislation that will affect Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

Veteran's Affairs - April 24th, 2015

Apr 24, 2015
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Sexual trauma and harassment in the military is an issue that can take many forms. In this episode of KSJD's monthly look at veterans affairs, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44, and Sandi Valencia, a woman veteran who served in the Army during the Invasion of Kuwati, about how women and men confront sexual trauma in the ranks of the military, and what can be done about it. Sandi Valencia also shares a poem she wrote about serving as a woman in the military, and it is also available below as a separate audio file.

Veteran's Affairs - March 27th, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 about a new therapy group being offered at the Cortez Vets Center, why services for women vets is starting to take on more importance at the VA, and changes to the new Veterans Choice program that is allowing vets to see medical providers outside the VA system if they live over 40 miles away from a VA clinic.

Veteran's Affairs - February 27th, 2015

Feb 27, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about how vets who are passing through Cortez can get help at the local Vets Center, why it is important for women vets to be able to meet with each other, and current events and activities that local veterans organizations have going on.

Veteran's Affairs - January 30th, 2015

Jan 30, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly program on veterans issues in the Four Corners area, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the new "Choice" program that has been set up for vets who live over 40 miles from a VA medical center, new services that will be offered in their Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and the schedule for updates on the veterans business directory.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly program dedicated to veterans issues, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres about what resources are available to veterans through the county office, and why access to these services is important for servicemen and women and their families.

Cortez Journal

In this episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about their upcoming Christmas Bazaar fundraiser and what veterans can expect at the new Veterans Outreach Center in downtown Cortez.

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KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans in this special Fall Membership Drive episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program looking at issues facing military servicemen and women in the Four Corners area and beyond.

Veteran's Affairs - August 29th, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders of local VFW Post 5231 about the latest reports of problems at VA medical centers across the country and long waiting times for veterans and what this situation is like in the Four Corners area. Also, a new Veterans Outreach Center is set to open in Cortez, and event announcements for October and November.

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Veteran's Affairs - May 30th, 2014

May 30, 2014
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rick Torres, Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer, and Bert Valencia from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about issues that will be covered at a Veterans Forum on June 14th in Cortez, Colorado. Topics include why it is important for veterans to sign up for benefits as soon as possible, and why families of vets should also understand how VA and other benefit programs work.

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