Challenges For Veterans During The Holidays

Nov 27, 2017
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Serving in the military during the holidays can be difficult when it is not possible to be with family, and veterans many times feel alienated when the holidays bring up memories of loneliness or loss. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with local vets Sandi Valencia and Darla Sanders about their experiences serving during the holidays, and how friends and family of vets can be more sensitive to the challenges they face this time of year.

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A monument honoring Navajo Code Talkers will be unveiled Friday, November 10th, in Aztec, New Mexico.

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In this episode of KSJD's Monthly Veterans Affairs program, Austin Cope speaks with Rick Torres of the Montezuma County Veteran Service Office about changes to VA healthcare, dental care, and about the upcoming Veterans Day Parade in Cortez..

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One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers has died. David Patterson, Sr., died Sunday in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, from pneumonia.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the programs and services offered by the Vet Center in Farmington, New Mexico, how those programs are also available at the Cortez Vets Outreach Center, and the differences in Vets Centers and the federal Veterans Administration.