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Richard Schleeter

Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

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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

Complaints about VA care? Here’s what to do

The Veterans Administration Health Care System strives to provide exceptional customer service to patients, their families and visitors. So when patients or others have concerns or complaints...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans agency streamlines claims processing

A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the 21...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

County needs provider for readjustment counseling services

The Vet Center program was established by Congress in 1979 out of recognition that significant numbers of Vietnam Era veterans were experiencing readjustment problems. Congress later extended this...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Legislation offers more benefits for veterans

With the passage of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, new benefits are available to unemployed veterans. Veterans may qualify for additional education benefits, and veterans with...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans have options in health emergency

When faced with an emergency, veterans who need health care might have options outside Veterans Administration health services.Under the Fee Program, (also called Fee Basis or Non-VA care), the VA...

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

Make new year a time to check your benefits

Happy New Year. Nobody really knows what the future holds. It’s a brand-new year, so start it right by paying a visit to your local Veterans Service Office to find out what Veterans Administration...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Durango VFW to remember Pearl Harbor

“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 to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Homelake Center offers wide range of care

Homelake Veterans Center near Monte Vista was established in 1889 as the Soldiers and Sailors Home, providing a peaceful home for aging disabled Civil War veterans. Homelake, which believes in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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