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.

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.

Veteran's Affairs - September 25th, 2015

Sep 25, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs programs, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders of local VFW Post #5231 and Disabled American Veterans chapter 44 about some of the reforms that the DAV would like to see at the Veteran's Administration, and a new campaign aimed at increasing awareness about suicide among vets.

Veteran's Affairs - August 28th, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders of local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about the 2015 Veterans Business Directory that is nearing completion, services available at the Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and upcoming events and services that benefit local vets.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Jeff Pope talks with Bert and Sandi Valencia about the impact on families when a loved one in the military is deployed overseas, and details about the upcoming George Geer Memorial Car Show.

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.

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