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On this episode of KSJD's monthly veterans' affairs program, KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Bert and Sandy Valencia, with VFW Post 5231 and the local chapter of Blue Star Moms, about the role Blue Star and Gold Star Moms play in the community, what it's like to have a child in the military, and what to expect from the upcoming George Geer Memorial Car Show August 11th through 13th.

A Look At The Issues Facing Women Veterans

Jun 30, 2017
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The challenges that women veterans face can be quite different than those that their male counterparts are dealing with. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 talk with Melanie Suazo from the New Mexico Women Veterans Program to discuss how women vets are viewed and treated differently.

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres to discuss the latest updates from the county, changes that may be coming at the Veteran's Administration, and events that will be happening locally on Memorial Day.

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In this episode of KSJD's Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about new leadership in the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Washington and how it may affect vets here in the Four Corners area, as well as how funding from the Colorado Department of Veteran's Affairs is dispersed within Montezuma County.

Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Mar 31, 2017
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Substance abuse is a growing problem among veterans in the U.S. And although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, alcoholism, and especially prescription drug abuse, are  prevalent. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Albert Gomez, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Veteran's Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about substance abuse among vets and programs that are available to help.

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