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VA extends program for veterans with traumatic brain injury

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end…

Veterans for Veterans golf tournament Saturday, May 16

By Ken Rogers Special to The SUN Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County is proud to announce its second annual golf tournament scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 16,…

VA works to expand Choice Program eligibility

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a…

Veterans Memorial Park seeks design ideas

By Val Valentine Special to The SUN Have you seen a statue or veterans memorial in other parts of the country that you would like incorporated into the Veterans Memorial…

Requirement of standardized forms simplifies application process for veterans

By Teresa Large Special to The SUN With the goal of making the application process easier and more efficient for our veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires…

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department…

VA changes to Veterans Choice Cards benefit local residents

A press release from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it would alter its 40-mile rule to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas. This…

American Legion Post 108 recognizes Vietnam Veterans

By Roy Vega Special to The SUN Last session of Congress, a bill (S. 409) was introduced in the United States Senate by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) calling for a…

Elimination of net worth makes more veterans eligible for health care

The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more veterans having access to the health care…

Veteran’s health care benefits outlined

Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,500 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and…