Veterans targeted by scams

RBC I Veterans have recently contacted staff at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center to report attempts to get their personal information by phone.

Agent Orange eligibility expanded

RBC I Honorably discharged veterans who served on the Korean DMZ from April 1968 – Aug. 1971 are now eligible for enrollment into VA provided health care.

Free veterans’ flu shot clinic Sept. 27

RBC I The annual veterans’ walk-in flu shot clinic will open Monday, 9 a.m. at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.

Veterans’ representative on Western Slope

RBC I A Veterans Benefits Administration expert from the Denver Regional Office will be on the Western Slope June 27–30. Her schedule is as follows:

VA to take program applications

New rules for the Caregivers and Veteran’s Omnibus Health Services will provide for additional support to eligible post-9/11 veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary family caregiver.

Slide Show: Veteran’s Day Parade

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MEEKER | Click to view photos from the Veteran’s Day parade.

Veterans review information listed

RBC — Veterans who have been medically separated from military service since Sept. 11, 2001, will have the opportunity to have their disability ratings reviewed to ensure fairness and accuracy.

Tribute to Our Troops: Glen Willard Hauck

Glen Willard Hauck was in the Army three years, nine months and 23 days. He was taking his physical on Pearl Harbor day … if you could breathe that day you were accepted.

WW II vet spent lifetime fighting for beliefs

MEEKER — He was part of what has become known as the Greatest Generation. Orval LaBorde, a much-decorated veteran, died Saturday morning. He served in the Marines during World War II.

County residents asked to donate for soldiers

RBC — I have been sending care packages to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly thre emonths to date. I am working through the organization www.soldiersangels.com.

Veterans’ benefits expanded

RBC — Many veterans living on the Western Slope, to include the Utah counties of San Juan and Grand, will benefit by recent changes in VA policy and law. One change was a mileage allowance increase from 11 cents to 28 cents a mile for veterans living more than 50 miles from a VA medical […]