RBC I This year, the Meeker Fourth of July parade will be led by members of our local American Legion Post No. 74, VFW Post No. 5843 and Ladies Auxiliary No. 5843, and all three groups are inviting any veterans from all services to march or ride with them during the parade.
MEEKER I On March 26, Dr. David Hildebrandt of the Grand Junction Veteran Center visited Meeker VFW Post No. 584 to evaluate the feasibility of providing ongoing counseling for Meeker veterans. The new VFW is located at 290 Fourth St.
WASHINGTON, D.C. I The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday it will alter its “40-mile rule” to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas.
RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the U.S. House to ensure veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a VA healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home.
RBC I President Obama signed into law the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 on Aug. 7, allowing eligible veterans to elect to use non-Veterans Administration health care for a period of up to three years, based either on the distance a veteran lives from a VA facility or if he or she […]
RBC I If there are Rio Blanco County military veterans who do not currently receive travel compensation for trips to Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals or clinics, your county veteran service officers want to know.
Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all Rio Blanco County veterans.
RANGELY I Each week, the Cell Phones for Soldiers program mails approximately 12,000 calling cards to veterans at home and soldiers overseas. Each card provides veterans and troops 2-1/2 hours of talk time with family and friends.
MEEKER I Brice Glasscock, an IT technician for Rio Blanco County and a Staff Sergeant in the 928th Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMC) National Guard Unit based in Montrose, Colo., was surprised when his commander, Major Ed McLean, presented him with the Meritorious Service Medal last weekend when he reported for training.