All veterans invited to Rifle for benefit information

RBC I The Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle invites all veterans, seniors and children of seniors to an information fair on May 16, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon during National Nursing Home Week.

VFW memorial …

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RBC | Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5843 in Meeker and VFW Post 5261 in Rangely are currently raising funds for the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial to be placed on the courthouse lawn in Meeker.

History many don’t know

RBC I There are 58,267 names now listed on the polished black wall of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date. Within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it […]

Hometown hero returns to Pearl Harbor

(Above) Archie Gregory in his Navy uniform. He was aboard the USS Arizona when it was bombed at Pearl Harbor. Today the ship is still visible underwater, and is the site of a memorial to those who died. (Below) Archie Gregory, 96, was among 24 survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor who returned to the island for the 70th anniversary in December. Gregory attended school in Meeker from the age of 8 to 18. He currently lives in California with his daughter.

MEEKER I “Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy…” These words were spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Veterans can show their service

RBC I A small group of retired veterans makes 36 metalized film window stickers and magnetic vehicle plaques that provide a way for all U.S. veterans to show their service.

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.