VA Center in Grand Junction gets $20 million |

VA Center in Grand Junction gets $20 million


GRAND JUNCTION – U.S. Representative John Salazar says the VA Medical Center here will receive $20 million to fund projects for the growing veteran population.The Grand Junction VA Medical Center is funded entirely through Congress and serves 37,000 veterans, 500 of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Salazar made the funding announcement Friday.Center spokesman Paul Sweeney says veterans moving to the area need to register so Congress knows what resources the hospital needs. The Western Slope and Utah has seen an increase in the veteran population.