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Civilian furloughs expected to be hit hard

SUN Columnist Most of the 800,000 Department of Defense civilian employees will see their workweeks shortened and their pay cut by 20 percent from late April through September if Congress,…

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program update

SUN Columnist This was received from Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Opportunity Veterans Benefits. “Many of you were instrumental in helping us get the word out (thank you).…

VA hires more mental health professionals

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for our nation’s veterans by hiring…

Ground broken for Colorado Freedom Memorial

SUN Columnist After 12 years of fund-raising, research and planning, the Colorado Freedom Memorial finally broke ground Saturday. More than a hundred people, including veterans, community members and families of…

VA grants will improve health care access for women veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women veterans, expand women’s health education programs for…

Costs for disabled veterans on the rise

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist What the nation owes each year to veterans who are disabled during service has more than doubled since 2000, rising from $14.8 billion to $39.4…

Veterans for Veterans plan Chilly Chili Potluck

By Charlotte Ann Jones Special to The SUN As the new year begins, new goals and projects begin, and so it is with Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County. Besides…

Veterans: Learn about VA Health Care Benefits

SUN Columnist 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…

VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year (FY) 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) and is…

A holiday message from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

SUN Columnist Remarks by Secretary Eric K. Shinseki: “During this special Holiday Season — this season of giving and of sharing; this holy season of worship; this season of thanksgiving…