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Memorial Day events planned for Durango and Bayfield

Here are the Memorial Day events planned for Monday in Durango and Bayfield: Durango 10 a.m.: Vietnam War service, Iris Park, 1234 Camino del Rio. 11 a.m.: Memorial Day ceremony...

Gary Sinise Foundation donates smart home in Bayfield

Community can take part in halfway-point celebration for wounded veteran’s new home

Gary Sinise Foundation donates smart home to veteran in Bayfield

Community can take part in halfway-point celebration for wounded man’s new home

Cortez’s Stand Down for veterans assists with military benefits

Event aims to improve access to benefits

Agent Orange exposure in the Republic of Vietnam waters

Blue Water Navy veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for conditions related to Agent Orange exposure. This extension of the presumption is a result of...

River trip on Animas looks to unite veterans

Community groups hope to rebuild camaraderie lost after military life

Blue Water/Brown Water distinction has been eliminated

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a decade-old ruling that potentially paves the way for the return of earned disability benefits for so-called Blue Water Navy veter...

Take time in the new year to review your benefits

It’s a brand new year, so start it out right by paying a visit to your local Veterans Service Office to find out what VA benefits you may qualify for. Below is a brief description of some of...

Fly-fishing program offers classes, outings for members of armed forces

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing strives to effectively serve past and present members of the armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of the nation. The miss...

Military burials now available in Pikes Peak National Cemetery

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office in St. Louis began accepting burial applications for deceased eligible veterans and their spouses on Sept.26 for Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Color...

Four Corners Veterans Stand Down heading to Durango

“Stand down” is a military term that was used when soldiers returned from combat and needed a safe place to recover and regroup before heading back into battle. They were provided warm meals...

Vets may be affected by past water contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people serving or living at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial...