Ed Wilkinson: Veteran feedback: Honor Flight is a worthwhile trip

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Ed Wilkinson

If you are a World War II veteran, or if you know of one, applications for the Honor Flight in May to Washington, D.C., are available in my office.

The flight is free, and the veterans I have talked to have said the trip is well worth it.

Also, if you would like to go as a caregiver, there is a fee, but it is nominal for the trip, food and lodging.

Donations can be made by organizations and individuals to defray the costs of the flight.

For more information, contact Bill Harding at wshjr@bresnan.net

Web sites to assist with educational pursuits

There is a Web site that a veteran can visit to order transcripts from military schools and have them forwarded to a college for credit.

The Web sites are navycollege.miltranscripts.com and navymarine.transcripts.com.

Census Bureau taking applications from vets

The Census Bureau is taking applications for people

to conduct the census this year.

Veterans interested can get a 5- or 10-point lead over civilians applying for the same job.

The telephone number to call is 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov.

Wages are paid plus mileage.

VFW, American Legion posts meeting schedules

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 host monthly meetings Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively.

Remember, these organizations are here for you as veterans, and your participation will be beneficial for you and them.

The meeting nights are every third Monday and third Tuesday of the month.

For more information, call the VFW at 824-7145 and American Legion at 824-3625.

Historical veteran/national dates:

• Jan. 10, 1901 — Drilling derrick near Beaumont, Texas, produced an enormous gusher of crude oil signaling the advent of the American oil industry.

• Jan. 16, 1920 — Eighteenth Amendment to U.S. Constitution went into effect prohibiting the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.”

• Jan. 18, 1919 — Peace conference in Paris, France of world’s most powerful people to negotiate an official end to World War I.

Craig Telehealth Clinic offers veteran services

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 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 your visit, access to the clinic is by appointment only. The clinic cannot handle emergency needs. Flu shot walk-ins still are ongoing for veterans currently enrolled in the VAMC Healthcare system. If you have any questions, call 824-6721.

Tele-psych services now are available for vets

Veterans now can 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 at Jayne.Scribner@va.gov

For information on these programs and/or other veterans’ benefits, call or stop in the Moffat County VSO office at 480 Barclay St., west of the Bank of Colorado parking lot. Call 970-824-3246 or use the 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. Mondays through Thursdays. 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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