Veterans Affairs: Looking Back At 2017

Jan 26, 2018
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affirs program, Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres for a review of developments that benefited vets in 2017 and a look ahead to possible changes vets could see in 2018.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder joins Sandi Valencia from local veteran's organizations to talk with Jack and Janelle Kays, the owners of Jack and Janelle's Country Kitchen restaurant in Cortez about how and why they support local veterans with their business.


The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of two more of its legendary code talkers.

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.