The poverty-level pay, however, keeps the number of available workers too low to meet the growing needs of the veteran population
Opinion: The governor has the opportunity to improve the mental health of military veterans
He should take it, and sign the bill on his desk that would empower psychologists to prescribe medicines.
Opinion: On Memorial Day, let’s remember the thousands of unclaimed veterans not yet buried
Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on and honor those who gave their lives in the service of the U.S. Today, many Americans will visit the graves of the millions of soldiers buried in national cemeteries, including Fort Logan in Denver and Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. This year, while honoring those fallen service […]
Opinion: A Colorado veteran on why the true cost of war is not worth paying in Afghanistan anymore
Even from a young age, I knew I was bound for the military. I come from a long line of warfighters. Both my grandfathers served in World War II, one in the Pacific and one in Europe. My great uncles fought in Korea. My father fought in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. […]
Opinion: Colorado needs the CORE Act. It’s time for the Senate to act.
I discovered the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) in 2014, the longest of America’s great trails, as part of the Warrior Hike program to help military veterans “walk off” the effects of war. My service in the Army from 2008-12 included time as an aviation officer and UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter pilot , as well […]
It’s not just underlying medical conditions that pose problems. As a veteran, I know.
I wrote this for myself and then shared it with a few friends and got some good reviews. As with similar pre-existing medical conditions, those with pre-existing mental conditions are vulnerable to the effects of today’s locked-down restrictions and gloomy news. As a veteran, I know how sensitive vets and others with PTSD, for example, […]
For war-weary veterans, a dose of “adventure therapy” can help them ski off the war
RIDGWAY — It’s nearly dark when the team arrives at the Blue Lakes Hut. After slogging nearly eight miles through melting snow, they celebrate their arrival with steaming bowls of mashed potatoes. With socks and boot liners dangling from the rafters, the team of former Green Berets rib and tease each other. They poke fun […]
97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies
COLORADO SPRINGS — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since contracting pneumonia in October. “He was a very […]
Final duty: These Colorado veterans ensure every comrade is honored at Fort Logan
On a frigid Tuesday, six old soldiers stood sentinel, stiff-backed and rifle ready, for the funeral of a veteran they didn’t know. As the family solemnly gathered in a glass shelter, the Fort Logan All Veterans Honor Guard riflemen waited at attention outside, and when the service was over, they performed a three-rifle volley — […]
Opinion: Let’s celebrate our nation’s heroes — and hidden heroes — this November
November is not only National Veterans Month but also National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and thank the more than 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. This November, we should honor and pay respect to both: those who served our country in uniform and the hidden heroes caring for our veterans at […]