Veterans Hotline: List and request still on agenda

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Ed Wilkinson

• I am still compiling a list of Moffat County veterans who are buried at cemeteries other than the Craig cemetery.

• I also am waiting for forms from Michigan to fill out a request seeking a Huey helicopter for a proposed William E. Adams memorial. Adams was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot who was killed during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

This is a step forward in this endeavor.

Historical veteran/national dates:

• June 25, 1942 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower is made commander of U.S. forces in Europe

• June 25,1950 - North Korea invades South Korea

Excerpts from VA news release:

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently said, "We, who enjoy liberty's blessings, will forever remain in debt of the men and women who served our nation in uniform."

He noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a long tradition of volunteering. Last year, more than 80,000 people volunteered more than 11 million hours of service to the VA. They drove patients to medical appointments, welcomed returning combat veterans home, helped homeless veterans and donated time to maintain the VA's 128 national cemeteries.

Craig Telehealth Clinic reminder

The Craig Community Telehealth Clinic offers U.S. veterans state-of-the-art technology as well as onsite nursing support and remote practitioner availability. The clinic's goal is to provide an extensive array of health care services to veterans in a setting that is accessible and professional. To appropriately plan and coordinate visits, access to the clinic is by appointment only. The clinic will not handle emergency needs. Flu shot walk-ins still are ongoing for vets currently enrolled in the VAMC health care system. For more information, call 824-6721.

Tele-psych services now available

Veterans can now get tele-pysch services at the Craig VA Telehealth clinic. All they need to do is call 970-263-2824 to set up a follow-up appointment for their mental health visit to be done there.

If there are any questions, contact Jayne Scribner at VAMC Grand Junction via phone or e-mail. Her e-mail address is Jayne.Scribner@va.gov

For information on these programs and/or other veterans' benefits, call or stop in the Moffat County VSO at 480 Barclay St., or west of the Bank of Colorado parking lot.

Call 970-824-3246 or fax 970-824-7108. Our e-mail address is veterans@moffatcounty.net. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Other times can be arranged by appointment only.

Bring a copy of your separation papers (DD-214) for application for VA programs and for filing at our office.

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