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.

Suicide Among Our Nation's Veterans

6 hours ago
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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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Veterans in the Four Corners area are facing challenges that many of us may not be fully aware of. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231, and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres about how veterans can claim the benefits that are due to them, and how these claims can improve the local economy.

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The role of women in the military is often misunderstood or viewed as secondary to the role of men. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Austin Cope talks with military veterans Darla Sanders and Nancy Nelligan about their experiences as women in the military and how the perception of women serving in the armed forces has changed over the past few years.

Women In The Military: Changes and Challenges

Apr 29, 2016
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Veterans in the Four Corners area face challenges that many of us are not aware of. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Sally Mead, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, about some of the issues that women veterans are facing, and why getting access to mental health services continues to be a problem for many vets.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 about recent successes in getting local vets their benefits, and how the Veterans Choice program continues to be problematic for vets and medical providers.

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In this episode of KSJD's Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 talk with Tony Seahorn, a Vietnam veteran who has post-traumatic stress, and his wife Janet about how PTSD has affected their family and the ways they have dealt with it to maintain healthy, loving relationships.


Veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Jan 29, 2016
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 talk with Dr. R.J. Turner, staff psychologist with the Veterans Administration, about what post-traumatic stress disorder involves, the misconceptions that the public has about PTSD, and why its important to better understand this mental health condition.

Veteran's Affairs - November 27th, 2015

Nov 27, 2015
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The holidays can be a difficult time for veterans, and for servicemen and women who are away from their families at this time of year. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about why veterans struggle at the holidays, and how we can be more aware of their needs.

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In this segment of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with David Johnson from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231, and Rick Torres, Veterans Service Officer for Montezuma County, about the successes of local veteran service organizations working with the county to assist veterans in southwest Colorado.

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