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 - 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.

Bringing Younger and Older Veterans Together

Oct 28, 2016
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders and Eljay Rogers from local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about the different perspectives that younger vets have that sometimes put them at odds with older vets, and why it is important that vets of all ages come together around issues they hold in common.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Rick Torres, Montezuma County Veteran's Service Officer, about how claims for local vets improves their quality of life, staffing additions in his office, and updates on local veterans events.

Suicide Among Our Nation's Veterans

Aug 26, 2016
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Suicide among our nation’s veterans has been estimated to be about 50% higher than those who have not served in the military. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Albert Gomez, a readjustment counseling therapist from the Veterans Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about why vets are struggling with mental health issues, and how they can find help.

 

 

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Although exact counts are impossible to come by, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that nearly 48,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. To take a local look at this issue for KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program, Tom Yoder talked with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44, about homelessness among vets in the Four Corners area, and what is being done to help them.

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