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Sunaina Kumar-Giebel receives ACHE award from Dr. Shereef Elnahal - VA Under Secretary for HealthInterim Director Received Two National Awards
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain Network announced today that Mrs. Sunaina Kumar-Giebel, Interim Network Director, recently received two distinct awards for excellence in healthcare service to Veterans.
Sunaina Kumar-Giebel briefs an audience of congressional staffersVA 101: VISN 19 Hosts Congressional Staffers
The VA Rocky Mountain Network (VISN 19) hosted congressional representatives from the five primary states (Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) in their region during a VA 101 Seminar in mid-February.
A funeral service is being conducted at Pikes Peak National CemeteryBehind Friendly Lines: Memorial & Burial Benefits
Billy Earl Thornburg was laid to rest at Pikes Peak National Cemetery on August 22,2022. Billy’s daughter, TJ, grieved the loss of this monumental figure in her life. But the experience could have been more challenging.
MOVE! app iconBehind Friendly Lines: VA Technology
New Year, New You! Right?!?! Just 14 days ago, shortly after the AdAmAn Club launched the fireworks from the top of Pikes Peak, you likely made a resolution to exercise more, lose weight, save more or spend less...
Closeup of a military member's hands holding a Christmas present next to a Santa hatBehind Friendly Lines: 12 Days of Vet-mas
Most of us know the carol: “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” It’s a celebratory song about the birth of Jesus and describes the time from Christ’s birth to the arrival of the Maggi.
A silhouetted military figure stand next to text that reads The New PACT ActBehind Friendly Lines: Apply for PACT Act Benefits
The joke goes something like this: “How many veterans does it take to change a light bulb?” Answer: “You don’t know, man! You weren’t there!” For those of us who served, we get the joke.
Darrell Mendiola plays an acoustic guitar.Behind Friendly Lines: Reach Out to Help Veterans
U.S. Army veteran Darrell Mendiola was in a severe state of depression following his return from a deployment to Iraq with the 1st Armored Division in 2004. He wanted to end his life and he had a plan.
VA Doctor with PatientBehind Friendly Lines: Insights for Veterans
When Greg returned home from three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and serious physical injuries, he had nowhere to turn. He was not the same person as before; he had fallen into a figurative hole.
VA Doctor with PatientBehind Friendly Lines: Access & Transparency
Last month VA launched an improved Access to Care website,, which reflects the very concerns veterans voiced about what they wanted to see regarding access to their VA health care.
Behind Friendly Lines: Two Important UpdatesBehind Friendly Lines: Two Important Updates
Do you ever feel like you can’t keep up with all the change happening around you? It seems like as soon as you’re finally comfortable with something, the process is “updated” or “new and improved.”

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