Veterans

Information on Transportation, Benefits, & More

Here at DRMAC, one of our many goals is to fill in gaps between transportation providers and riders. DRMAC wants to enhance your knowledge of transportation resources and provide options for transit. One benefit you may qualify for is travel reimbursements! Start learning about your benefits today. You can also find more resources for military and veterans by following this link.

Veteran’s News

October 9th - Denver Veterans Day Virtual Run – 11/7 – 11/15

FOX31, as part of Serving Those Who Serve, are proud to support our partners at Colorado Veterans Project as they host the Denver Veterans Day Virtual Run. Join us as we run to honor those who have served our country.

October 8th - World War II veteran named ‘Hero of the Month;’ still runs own business at age 95

LIMON, Colo. (KDVR) — The sign that greets you on the edge of this Eastern Plains town promises that Limon is “open for business.” That includes a small petroleum company on the west edge of town, now in its 74th year, with the same boss…

September 15th - Loveland ranch dedicated to helping veterans heal wants to expand

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A ranch in Loveland dedicated to helping military members heal has seen so much growth over the last couple of years, it will need more land to continue expanding. Stillwater Ranch came to fruition about seven…

September 8th - Longmont breaks ground on Tiny Home Village for homeless veterans

The Longmont Village will feature 26 tiny houses where veterans can live for free and a 3,000-square foot community center.
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August 5th - VA, Elizabeth Dole Foundation to offer respite relief for Veteran caregivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) today announced the launch of a new foundation program granting family caregivers access to no-cost, short-term aid to help those…
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July 28th - An Update from the VA

As of Friday, July 24, 2020 8:09 AM MDT The VA has a comprehensive plan in place to protect the health of everyone who receives care or works at one of our facilities. Using an abundance of caution, all VA medical facilities are implementing…

July 20th - New photo book to honor Colorado veterans of Vietnam, Korean wars

GOLDEN, Colo. (KDVR) – When you’ve taken a bullet to the helmet like Bill Purcell has, your story needs to be told. “All I remember is it was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat,” Purcell says. The Marine veteran came…

July 7th - VA Hopes To Build Awareness And Trust Among Female Veterans

In 2019, 20,000 women transitioned out of the military, making them the fastest-growing cohort of veterans. Yet compared to men, they're much less likely to get their health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. On average, they wait…

June 22nd - The Freedom 4 Miler has gone virtual; participate today to support our veterans

Who: Colorado Veterans Project What: Freedom 4 Miler (virtual) When: Now through July 4th FOX31, as part of Serving Those Who Serve, is thrilled to support the Freedom 4 Miler, put on by our partners at the Colorado Veterans Project,…

June 16th - Pat Tillman Foundation awards 60 scholarships to U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses

CHICAGO — The Pat Tillman Foundation is awarding scholarships to 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses. In recognition of their service and leadership potential, the Tillman Scholars will receive scholarship funding to…

June 1st - COLA Increase for Veterans Benefits Passes House

The House on Thursday passed by voice vote an annually required measure to increase cost-of-living adjustments tied to veterans benefits in parity with the COLA approved by the Social Security Administration. Senate passage and the president's…

May 29th - 99-year-old Colorado veteran going on 100 walks before 100th birthday to raise money for first responders

SALIDA, Colo. (KDVR) — A World War II veteran is on a unique mission to raise money for first responders. George Blake, of Salida, is an Army veteran. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He turns 100 in January 2021. Inspired by a close…

May 21st - The only VFW Post in Aurora is about to disappear, and veterans are asking for your help to save it

AURORA, Colo. -- The only VFW post in Aurora shut down during stay-at-home order, but the bills kept coming in. Now, Post 3631 may have to close its doors for good if help doesn’t come fast.

April 29th - Their trip to Russia is delayed by pandemic. But veterans from Denver charity still remember when US & Soviet forces fought side by side

DENVER (KDVR) – A group of World War II veterans was about to embark on a long-planned trip to Russia, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the party.

April 22nd - ‘Operation Help A Hero’ seeks grocery gift cards for veterans financially strained by coronavirus

DENVER (KDVR) – A Denver-based veterans charity is Serving Those Who Serve. They’re sending grocery gift cards to veterans who are in financial need because of the coronavirus outbreak, and they need your help.

April 22nd - Colorado state-run veterans homes report no cases of novel coronavirus among residents

All five of Colorado’s state-run veterans care and nursing home facilities – with more than 450 residents and 500 staffers between them – are without any infection from the new coronavirus among the residents, according to the state…

April 13th - Veteran-led disaster relief group delivers protective gear to crews on coronavirus front lines in Boulder County

BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) – They’re used to fighting on the front lines. But for a group of Colorado veterans, this is a different kind of war.

April 13th - Vietnam veteran rallies support for health care workers outside Westminster hospital

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — Vietnam War veteran Joe Duran, 70, spent Friday rallying support for health care workers outside the St. Anthony North Health Campus at West 144th Avenue and Delaware Street.

April 8th - VA extends financial, benefits and claims relief to Veterans

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, April 3, a number of actions to provide Veterans with financial, benefits and claims help amid VA's COVID-19 response.

April 3rd - 104-year-old WWII veteran recovers from COVID-19, celebrates birthday

LEBANON, Ore. (KOIN) – An Oregon man is celebrating both his 104th birthday and his recovery from the novel coronavirus.
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April 1st - Senate passes coronavirus relief bill with $60 million for VA

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will get $60 million in emergency funding as part of a coronavirus relief package the Senate approved Wednesday.

March 30th - Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program to host mobile food distribution for low income veterans in need

Below are details for the mobile food distribution: Friday, April 3rd 11:30a – 1:30p Elks Lodge – 3690 S. Jason St., Englewood, CO 80110 Veterans looking to utilize this resource must sign up in advance to receive food. Click…

March 25th - Hospitals in Colorado Springs are taking a page from the military to prepare for potential overflow

Several of those who lead emergency preparedness in the Colorado Springs area, home to Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy, point to their military backgrounds as a key reason they recently set-up MASH-like tents adjacent to hospitals in the…

March 17th - VA is ready for coronavirus - and working to protect you

Plan to visit a VA health care facility? Here’s what to expect...

March 17th - VA Doctor Appointments and Coronavirus: How Can You Stay Safe?

You have a scheduled medical appointment at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, but you have a nagging cough and cold symptoms. What do you do?

Drivers needed to help local veterans

Good job and thank you Franklin Simbeck!!! We appreciate all the work you do for our Vets!!!!

Manage Your Representative for VA Claims

You can appoint an attorney, claim agent, or VSO to act on your behalf in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits (38 U.S.C. 5902, 5903, and 5904). If you have an open application for a representative for VA…
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How to apply for VA health care

Find out how to apply for VA health care benefits as a Veteran or service member.

Veteran Information from HUD (Department of Housing & Urban Development)

What is HUDVet? HUDVet facilitates collaboration among Federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations regarding programs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Contact hudvet@hud.gov.