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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…

Correcting military records

The secretary of a military department, acting through a Board for Correction of Military Records, has authority to change any military record when necessary to correct an error or remove…

Veterans Memorial Park board to host documentary screening

By Val Valentine Special to The PREVIEW On Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., the board to the Veterans Memorial Park of Archuleta County will present a short informational program…

Spouses/Family of Veterans Group reactivated in Archuleta County

By Sharon Carter Special to The PREVIEW Is your spouse, partner or member of your immediate family a military veteran who is experiencing mental health or adjustment difficulties? How is…

Veterans’ town hall meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 in Durango

By William Armstrong Special to The PREVIEW All veterans are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Feb. 4 in Durango. Veterans and their family members will be able…

Dental insurance for veterans, beneficiaries

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides comprehensive dental care to veterans who meet eligibility standards; however, the benefit is not available to many veterans. VA would like all veterans and…

Veteran Choice Program up and running

Many veterans now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. On Nov. 5, 2014, the new…