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Vet hotline: Craig clinic offering flu shots to veterans

The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic will be sending out postcards reminding veterans about getting their flu shot. The vaccine is in, so you can drop in and get a shot.

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

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.

Ed Wilkinson: Calendars include valuable veteran information

I have 2010 calendars in my office. The calendar I have is called “Salute to our Veterans.” These calendars have information on veterans’ Web sites, facts about health issues, and many other pertinent information pieces concerning veterans.

Ed Wilkinson: ‘Salute to our Veterans’ calendar available

I have 2010 calendars in my office. The calendar I have is called “Salute to our Veterans.” These calendars have information on veterans Web sites, facts about health issues and many other pertinent information concerning veterans.

Ed Wilkinson: Donations to troops accepted at several locales

Congratulations to Trish Johnson for winning the rifle from the American Legion Post 62 raffle. The Legion’s annual Christ­mas party will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the post headquarters, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Ed Wilkinson: VA, private sector partner to improve vet services

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Kaiser Pemanente have announced a new program designed to improve care and services to our nation’s heroes.

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Ed Wilkinson: Con artist looking for veteran mark

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 members need to be aware of a possible scam involving a person claiming to be a veteran and needing assistance to get back to his home in Arizona.

Ed Wilkinson: Assortment of local activities planned for Veterans Day

Wednesday is Veterans Day. Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, is hosting Veterans Day activities. A ceremony will start at 8 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

Veterans Hotline: Activities planned for Veterans Day

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is the day to honor all veterans. Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, will host a ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

Veterans Hotline: American NW Realty hosting Veterans Day event

American Northwest Realty is sponsoring a free lunch for veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at 105 E. Victory Way. I will issue another reminder later in month.

Veterans Hotline: Soldier who fought in Afghanistan earns Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously to Sgt. First Class Jared C. Monti.

Veterans Hotline: New brochures on Gulf War, Agent Orange available

I just received new brochures on Agent Orange review and Gulf War review. Anyone interested, come in to my office.

Veterans Hotline: Volunteers needed to drive veterans to Grand Junction

This office would like to recruit some drivers for the veterans van. The job entails picking up veterans on their appointment date, driving to Grand Junction and then returning here.

Veterans Hotline: VA expands suicide outreach services

The Suicide Prevention campaign of the Veterans Affairs is expanding its outreach program by piloting an online, one-to-one "chat service" for veterans who prefer reaching out for assistance using the Internet.

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Veterans Hotline: Local veterans visit nation's capital

Four local World War II veterans - Bill Cook, Bill Frye, Carl Medvesk and Leonard Yoast - went on the honor flight to Washington, D.C., to view the World War II memorial.

Veteran's Hotline: New rules on hearing aids and eyeglasses

Veterans do not have to have a military-service related disability to qualify for hearing aids and eyeglasses. The veteran only needs to qualify for care and have enough hearing loss to need hearing aids.

Veterans Hotline: VFW, American Legion meetings held

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 had their meetings Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively.

Veterans Hotline: Telehealth clinics to get $7 million

The Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Network will receive $7,320,523 for its Telehealth Outreach Clinic expansion initiative.

Veterans Hotline: List and request still on agenda

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

Veterans Hotline: VFW, Legion looking for more meeting participation

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 host meetings Monday and Tuesday nights at the organizations' respective buildings.

Veterans Hotline: VA awards $5.2 million for veterans homes

The VA recently awarded $5.2 million for Minnesota veterans' homes.

Veterans Hotline: Local vet organizing statue for Adams

This being my first "hotline," I am hoping to continue with the fine service that Bill Harding has done in the past years. The Moffat County Commissioners met with officers of the American Legion to update the status of the legion hall at Shadow Mountain.


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