Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

Post-Sept. 11 GI bill offers array of education benefits for veterans

The post-Sept.11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 is a new education benefit program for people who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. It includes the most comprehensive education benefits...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Vets invited to health, wellness fair in Durango

Veterans and their families will have the opportunity to meet staff members of the Durango Veterans Administration Clinic and learn more about VA health care at a veterans health-and-wellness fair...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Administration plans to expedite claims decisions

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the implementation of an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer since filing their...

DATE: May 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

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: April 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Website offers access to health care

My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov) is the Veterans Administration’s e-health website, which offers veterans, active-duty soldiers and their dependents and caregivers Internet access to VA...

DATE: March 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA program compensates the survivors of veterans

A Veterans Administration program is designed to compensate survivors of a veteran who dies while serving or from a service-connected disability.Dependency and Indemnity Compensation payments may...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

The keys to your pension benefits

The Veterans Administration pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime veterans with financial need and their survivors. As veterans and survivors consider applying for...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Readjustment counseling program coming to Durango

A new readjustment counseling services program for La Plata County veterans will be starting in January.A readjustment counseling therapist from the Farmington Vet Center will be conducting weekly...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans Day activities to honor service men, women

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Armistice that ended fighting in World War I – “the war to end all wars” – was signed. While the peace did not last, the date gained...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Acupuncturists form local alliance to treat military, vets

Local acupuncturists have joined to offer their skills in service to military servicemen and women and veterans.Durango Acupuncture Alliance is a group of independent, professionally licensed and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Enroll now in VA health-care system

The Veterans Administration’s Contracted Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Durango has highly knowledgeable staff members to serve all primary health-care needs and has openings for more...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Health-care reform offers new choices for veterans

The Affordable Care Act brings new choices in health care for veterans and their families. The Affordable Care Act does not affect the health care veterans may already receive from the Veterans...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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