veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Social Service Providers Provide Care To A Growing Population Of Military Vets http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/social-service-providers-provide-care-growing-population-military-vets <p></p><p>Returning from military service back into so called normal society continues to be a challenge for many veterans.&nbsp; It doesn’t help if they have difficulty getting Veterans Administration Services.&nbsp; In Wyoming, the two VA hospitals have been criticized for the amount of time veterans need to wait to get care.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports that social service providers say they <strong>are</strong> trying to provide adequate services to a growing population of vets.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:33:32 +0000 Bob Beck 59808 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Social Service Providers Provide Care To A Growing Population Of Military Vets Wyoming Colleges Look To Increase Support For Student Veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-colleges-look-increase-support-student-veterans <p>Robert Sheetz spent five years in the U.S. Navy, working on a flight deck, fixing fighter jets. When he got out, the Colorado native came to Wyoming—to put his GI Bill benefit toward an anthropology degree.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>“I was a 23-year-old freshman coming into the University of Wyoming, coming from an area where I had a huge structure system around me from being in the military,” Sheetz said.&nbsp; “So I had to kind of learn to build that system for myself and figure out how to be a college student after not being in school for five years.”</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:24:01 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Colleges Look To Increase Support For Student Veterans UW Hosts Veterans In Higher Education Conference http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-hosts-veterans-higher-education-conference <p>Higher education institutions from around Wyoming are working together to develop strategies to better serve military veterans on their campuses.</p><p>The first-of-its-kind, three-day conference features representatives from colleges and vocational schools statewide.&nbsp; They say veterans returning to civilian life face challenges and have special needs—and entering into a higher education setting adds to that.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:13:42 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59621 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Hosts Veterans In Higher Education Conference Cheyenne VA Controversy Angers Some Wyoming Veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-va-controversy-angers-some-wyoming-veterans <p>Veterans’ advocates in Wyoming are upset over reports that staff at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center may have falsified records to make it look like patients were getting appointments faster than they actually were.</p><p>Bob DeBernardo is with Veterans of Foreign Wars of Wyoming and receives regular treatment at VA facilities. He says the revelations don’t come as much of a shock.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 01:36:47 +0000 Aaron Schrank 58736 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne VA Controversy Angers Some Wyoming Veterans Memorial Day Special: Hearing Voices - For The Fallen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/memorial-day-special-hearing-voices-fallen <p>For Memorial Day weekend, Wyoming Public Radio brings you the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.</p><p>Host Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades. We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: “<a href="http://www.arts.gov/national/homecoming/index.html">Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience</a>.”</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:38:52 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 58723 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Memorial Day Special: Hearing Voices - For The Fallen UW will provide financial aid for student veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-will-provide-financial-aid-student-veterans <p>The University of Wyoming has solidified plans to provide&nbsp;financial&nbsp;aid to student veterans affected by the government shutdown.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:32:42 +0000 Jordan Harper 48429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW will provide financial aid for student veterans University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/university-will-cover-costs-student-vets-during-government-shutdown <p>University of Wyoming&nbsp;President Bob Sternberg says&nbsp;that veterans attending U.W. will&nbsp;not see their educations&nbsp;interrupted due to a lack of funding&nbsp;caused by the government shutdown.</p><p></p><p>U.W.&rsquo;s director of institutional communications,&nbsp;Chad Baldwin, says that the university will&nbsp;delay billing veterans for now, but hopes to recoup costs from the federal government later.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:22 +0000 Jordan Harper 48070 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown