Veterans

Arvada “Cooper’s Troopers,” a luncheon group honors it’s living Iwo Jima Veterans on the 79th Anniversary of epic WWII battle

By Grady T. Birdsong, USMC Vietnam Veteran ~ 19 February 1945, D-Day Iwo Jima  “Dawn broke for us favorably on D-Day. The weather, after several stormy days, was clear; the rough seas subsided; surf conditions were as good as could be expected on an exposed rock. Iwo Jima had only two beaches, one east and […]

A Pilot’s View of Vietnam from the Air and the Ground

A presentation given @ the Broomfield Veterans Museum in a Coffee and  Conversation History Seminar, on 9 September 2023. Talk by Cliff Lawson, US Army Helicopter Pilot & Vietnam Veteran~ By Grady T. Birdsong, Vietnam Veteran ~ Conversation History Seminar, on 9 September 2023 It was not the most ferocious of flying machines in the […]

Join a Winning Team to Help Veterans & Families

Want to help the Veteran Community? Want to be a part of something bigger than you are?   Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, is growing and so are the needs. We are looking for additional volunteers with the following interests:

Support Veterans Through King Soopers

Qualified Listeners has partnered with King Soopers to help support Veterans through their Community Rewards Program for no more than your actual cost of groceries at the checkout. They donate 5% of your total quarterly purchases directly into Qualified Listeners’ Veteran Relief Fund to help those in need.

The Veterans Museum: Broomfield’s Hidden Gem

One of the comments most often heard after someone visits the award-winning Veterans Museum Broomfield for the first time is, “I’ve lived here all my life and never knew you existed; what a great museum!” The reason for the museum’s relative obscurity is its location—a nondescript building set back from Midway Boulevard a quarter mile […]

Vouchers for Veterans

Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, partners with ARC Thrift Stores to provide vouchers for Veterans to any ARC Thrift Store in Colorado.

Veteran Service Officers

Veterans and their dependents are potentially eligible for benefits and eligibility will be determined during an intake interview.  The Veteran Service Officer (VSO) will serve as your advocate to assist you with the preparation, presentation, and possible appeal of your VA benefits. They are trained and accredited by the VA to aid Veterans, their dependents, […]

VA Compensation to Increase

On June 14, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023 was signed into effect. Veterans and dependents can expect to see an increase in disability benefits, clothing allowances, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) payments adjusted for inflation.

The Final Crossing – The 79th WWII D-Day Commemoration, 26 May – 10 June 2023

By Grady T. Birdsong, Vietnam Veteran ~ I remember those stories as a child. My mind would jump to rigid attention when tales of yesteryear and war became a subject of conversation. Listening to Veterans of Foreign Wars in my mind meant learning about my future. Those men who fought the nation’s past wars represented […]

New Adams County Veterans Service Officer Appointed

Today at public hearing, the Adams County Board of Commissioners appointed Andrew “Drew” Dixon as the new Veterans Service Officer (VSO) for the county. “The Board is pleased to appoint Drew as the new VSO,” says Steve O’Dorisio, Adams County Board Chair. “Drew is a dedicated public servant with a deep understanding of the challenges […]

Arapahoe County Veterans Stand Down and Job Fair

Arapahoe County’s Stand Down event includes an in-person job fair open to veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserve, and their families. It’s a great opportunity to connect with more than 25 employers and meet with workforce professionals for help with interview prep and your resume. Come meet with us and jump start your career! Questions? Call […]

Qualified Listeners Receives Grant

Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, was awarded a $5,000 grant from Premier Member’s Credit Union at their first annual Celebration of Giving Event on May 15th. Qualified Listeners was one of five nonprofits selected from 40 applicants. The funds will go toward helping Veterans who need assistance and to help them […]

Join a Winning Team to Help Veterans & Families

Want to help the Veteran Community? Want to be a part of something bigger than you are? Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, is growing and so are the needs. We are looking for additional volunteers with the following interests:

Veteran Award Presented to Mead Student Council

Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, presented a Military Shadow Box to the Mead High School Student Council in appreciation for their commitment in supporting Veterans.

Regional Veteran Event

Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, will be hosting their 4th Annual “Vet Connect” Regional Event on Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO


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