VSO to attend training conference

I will be out of the office June 8 through June 16 attending the National County Veterans Service Office training conference and personal medical appointments.

During my absence, my volunteer VSO assistant, Richard Dieterich, will be on hand on some afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.

Richard recently attended the State County Veterans Service Office training conference in Denver with me. He will be able to answer many of your questions and assist you with filing some VA claims and benefits.

It is best to call before dropping in for a visit during my absence. The office is officially closed during the above period, but Richard may be on hand, as time permits.

DAV vans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization is running a VAHC Van from Durango on Tuesdays and Thursdays — call Mike Dunaway 247-2198 — and from the Farmington area on Mondays and Wednesdays — call Harriet Mulnix (505) 793-1782.

Durango VA Clinic

The Durango VA Outpatient Clinic is located at 400 South Camino Del Rio, Suite G, next to Big 5 Sports. Phone?number is 247-2214.

Further information

For information on these and other veterans’ benefits, call or stop by the Archuleta County Veterans Service Office located at the Senior Center in the Pagosa Springs Community Center. The office number is 731-3837, the fax number is 264-4014, cell number is 946-6648, and e-mail is afautheree@archuletacounty.org. The office is open from 8 to 4, Monday through Friday. Bring your DD Form 214 (Discharge) for application for VA programs.