Veteran's Hotline: Reminder — Veterans are entitled to benefits

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Ed Wilkinson

The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic wants to remind local veterans that the facility is open to all veterans.

Even if you feel others deserve it more remember, you are a veteran and entitled to the benefits.

No matter if you have private insurance, you are still eligible for benefits.

Clinic staff is trying to get more patients to take advantage of the benefits they are entitled to.

For more information, call the clinic at 824-6721, or visit the clinic at suite 400 at 785 Russell St.

Suicide prevention program set for Feb. 22

Sheila Linwood will host a suicide prevention program at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

The program is open to the public.

Saving American Legion pool a worthy cause

I hope everyone read the Jan. 24 article in the Craig Daily Press about the swimming pool at the American Legion Post 62.

This is a worthwhile endeavor, so please notify all your friends and acquaintances and hopefully the American Legion will receive enough money to keep the pool open.

Historical dates

• Jan. 26, 1863 — General Joseph Hooker takes over the army of the Potomac. Hooker had prostitutes traveling with him all the time. They were referred to as “Hooker’s girls,” and the name was later shortened to “hookers.”

• Jan. 27, 1943 — Americans bomb Germany for the first time.

• Jan. 31, 1945 — Pvt. Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion. He was the first soldier since the Civil War and the only soldier in World War II to have this fate.

VA publishes final aid regulation

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs final regulation that will expand the dates when illnesses caused by herbicide exposure can be presumed to be related to Agent Orange.

Under the final regulation recently published in the Federal Register, the VA will presume herbicide exposure for any veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by the VA and Department of Defense to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which the herbicides were applied.

For more information, visit www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp

Visit VetSignia

An organization called VetSignia makes magnetized vehicle plaques and window stickers with insignias designating wars or service.

To view these insignias, or for ordering information, visit www.vetsignia.org.

A quote from veteran to veteran

“We know in the military life there is fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the back of the closet.”

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

Call 824-3246 or use the fax at 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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