Position: Serving Veterans

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Military burials now available in Pikes Peak National Cemetery

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office in St. Louis began accepting burial applications for deceased eligible veterans and their spouses on Sept.26 for Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Four Corners Veterans Stand Down heading to Durango

“Stand down” is a military term that was used when soldiers returned from combat and needed a safe place to recover and regroup before heading back into battle. They were provided warm meals,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Vets may be affected by past water contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people serving or living at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans should be aware of their health care benefits

The Durango VA Contracted Community Based Outpatient Clinic has a highly knowledgeable staff available to serve all primary health care needs and has the capacity for more veterans to receive free...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

What does readjustment counseling offer vets?

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in an effort to assist them in making a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Appeals Status tool new resource for veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Digital Service announced their launch of an improved Appeals Status tool to increase transparency and enable Veterans to track the progress of...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Program offers more efficient review process for veterans

In November, Veterans Affairs launched Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or RAMP, with the goal of providing eligible veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disability...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Patient Advocates can help with veterans’ needs

The Veterans’ Complaint Hotline is now live. President Donald Trump’s campaign promise of enacting a veterans’ complaint hotline has officially launched. The phone number is (855) 948-2311. ...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Are you eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery?

The Department of Veterans Affairs implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans: Do you know about the disability compensation program?

The Veterans Administration provides disabled former servicemen and women with compensation programs designed to assist disabled veterans and their dependents. The disability compensation program...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is Dec. 7

“December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy ... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

New filing process established for vets

The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families so they can maximize their quality of life,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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