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Minority Veterans Program

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System staff is dedicated to ensure that all veterans, regardless of race, origin, religion, gender or ethnicity receive equal and fair service.  Title 38 Public Law 103-446 establishes a Center for Minority Veterans.  This law places primary emphasis on the following minority Veteran groups: Pacific Islander, Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American - to include American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian.

Our Mission is to assist the VA in “keeping the promise” first spoken by Abraham Lincoln “ care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan”.  We do this by acting as facilitator, change agent, strategic thinker, honest broker and cheerleader to the men and women of VA in executing its MISSION.

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System has appointed Milo Quiroz as the Minority Veterans Program Coordinator.

The Minority Veterans Program Coordinator will serve as principal advisor to the Medical Center Director on issues and concerns that relate to health care services affecting minority Veterans.  The Minority Veterans Program is sponsored by the Center for Minority Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.






Milo Quiroz, MPA
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
Exec. Assistant to the Associate Director, PCS
Office: (801) 582-1565 ext 4399


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Learn more about the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) here: 

VA Eases A/O Claims for Korea Vets: Under the final regulation published this week in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any Korean veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit recognized as having operated in or near the DMZ where herbicides were applied. Previously, VA only conceded Agent Orange exposure for certain units between April 1968 and July 1969. VA encourages Korean veterans who may have medical conditions related to Agent Orange exposure to submit their VA claims as soon as possible. Read the VA press release with links to additional information at

Service Members, Veterans, and beneficiaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss Authority between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2008 are eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Pay.  The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act stipulates those eligible for the special pay will receive $500 for each month or partial month served in stop loss status.  Those eligible must submit their claim by March 4, 2011.