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Compare VA Backlogs and Wait Times on Interactive Map

Map: Veterans stuck in disability claims backlog limbo

Now you can compare backlogs and wait times at the 58 VA regional offices on an interactive map provided by the Bay Citizen. The Bay Citizen claims that map automatically updates weekly, tracking in real-time whether the VA is living up to its promises to improve. Check it out and see for yourself.

At the time of this posting, the map shows that 821,143 military veterans are waiting with an avreage wait time of 273 days. The interactive map gives a pretty clear visual that our military veterans are stuck in disability claims backlog limbo.

 

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Brain Injury Resource Center

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HeadInjury.com provides brain injury information, education and support to foster self-advocacy and self-care in partnership with families, doctors, rehabilitation facilities and lawyers. Phone: (206)621-8558

 

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Snapshot Of Our Nation's Veterans Infographic

US Census BureauThe United States Census Bureau has this infographic showing a snapshot of our nation's veterans.

Federal, state and community leaders; private businesses; non-profits; and community organizations use information about the military veteran population from the American Community Survey and Economic Census to determine the programs, services and infrastructure that serve the needs of our veterans.

What follows is the most recent snapshot of veterans statistics.

What is Veterans Day - US Vets Featured Video

Be sure to check out the History website, where we found this great video that gives the history of Veterans Day and its beginning as Armistice Day following the end of World War I and tells the significance of the moment of silence at the eleventh day, eleventh hour, eleventh month.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

VeteranAid website Has Information On Veteran Aid and Attendance Improved Pension

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The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an "Improved Pension" Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

Army Soldier Records Branch Article

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How to Access or Request Your Official Military Personnel File Documents

Accessing or Requesting Your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) Documents

There are two ways to obtain copies of specific document(s) or your entire OMPF:

  1. Accessing your OMPF electronically.
  2. Submitting a request to the appropriate Location of Military Personnel Records.

You may be able to access your OMPF electronically at no charge. Electronic access is an easy, fast, 24/7 way to view your OMPF, and it gives you the flexibility to print specific document(s) or download your entire OMPF.

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Veterans Benefits Links by Military OneSource

Get to know your benefits with these links from Military OneSource.

The 7 Most Common Veteran Scams

Veteran scams exploit patriotism and target our heroes: Internet Scambusters #479

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Chronic Health Conditions

Health care experts testified at a hearing on the benefits of telemedicine technology and how it can help better manage the care of Medicare patients. Committee members were taking the witnesses' testimony into account as they worked to advance a bill titled "Creating High Quality Results & Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act" (CHRONIC).

Local Law Enforcement Challenges

Local police chiefs testified at a hearing on the challenges facing local departments. Topics included improving relations between economically depressed communities and police, funding, and improving training for de-escalation techniques.

National Security and Space

The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing on U.S. military space assets and potential national security threats. Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, was among those testifying.

Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified at a hearing on the Trump administration's plan to address the nation's infrastructure challenges. She said the $1 trillion proposal would include $200 billion in federal funding and private sector investment and will address areas including safety, modifications for smart technology, the streamlining of permit approvals and the needs of rural communities.

Cyber Command Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Fiscal Policy

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin provided a domestic fiscal policy update. He stressed that housing finance reform was a priority for the Trump administration. He also told committee members he was committed to working with them and others on a bipartisan level to accomplish this goal. His comments came after Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt recently told the same committee that it was Congress' duty to act on housing finance reform. Secretary Mnuchin also clarified the administration's position on the Glass-Steagall legislation, saying the administration supported a 21st century version of Glass-Steagall but did not support a division of commercial banks and investment banks.

Rural Communities and Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the role of farming on rural economies throughout the U.S. Topics included an outbreak of bacteria on Florida's orange crop, a federal regulatory dispute affecting breeders of the Tennessee Walking Horse, and potential budget cuts. There were audio difficulties for a small portion of this hearing.

Medicare Program and Payment Systems

Following the House vote break, the hearing continued with questioning by the ranking Democrat of the House Ways and Means subcommittee, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).

Water System Improvement

Public officials in charge of water systems around the nation testified at a hearing on federal funding for infrastructure to provide clean drinking water and treat wastewater. Most of the witnesses told members the subcommittee needed to boost funding for water and infrastructure projects.

Watchdog Criticizes Process That Led to Cuts in Defense Long-Term Travel Per Diems

The cuts reduced employees willingness to travel, GAO finds.

Veterans get hope from job training

Memphis, Tennessee - There are 58,673 veterans in Shelby County, and of those, about 39,000 are unemployed or receiving assistance from the unemployment office, according to Karla Davis, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

Obama Details Veterans Job Corps

$1 billion program would focus on conservation

By Steve Vogel

President Obama will announce details Friday for a $1 billion Veterans Job Corps that the White House says will put up to 20,000 veterans to work over the next five years on projects to preserve and restore national parks and other federal, state and local lands.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki on Thursday described the program as "a bold new effort" to lower the high unemployment rate for post-Sept. 11 military veterans, which stood at 13.1 percent in December. The government estimates that 250,000 post-Sept. 11 veterans are unemployed.

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Feds Hire Vets

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For specific information on Federal employment for veterans

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Spots dwindling for veteran education assistance program

Fewer than 9,000 spots remain open in a government program that pays for unemployed veterans to get retraining in high-demand jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Part of the federal VOW to Hire Heroes Act passed in 2011, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program offers 12 months of assistance to 45,000 participants who sign up between July 1 and Sept. 30.

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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) offices

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free U.S. Department of Education TRIO program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in the postsecondary school of their choosing.

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Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Veterans Farm and Adam Burke - 5 Hour Energy

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Adam Burke served a 16-month tour in Iraq and was injured in a mortar attack two weeks before coming home. "It really broke me down and it took years to recover from this injury," remembers Adam. The army vet currently suffers from PTSD and from migraines caused by a traumatic brain injury. He found farming helped him.

After running into a young homeless veteran at a mall, Adam decided there needed to be more programs out there to help vets reintegrate back into society.

In April 2010 he started Veterans Farm in Jacksonville, Florida.

The farm trains veterans during six to nine month fellowships and gets them back on their feet. Fellow Shawn Rankin came to farm from Michigan after no one would employ him due to injuries sustained serving in the Navy. He was homeless and now has a house and is starting a farm.

Macho Spouse PTSD Video Series

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Macho Spouse PTSD Video Series: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Treatment

Our friends over at Macho Spouse - the male military spouse online community - have posted the fourth video in their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) series.  In this video on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment, Dr. Nicholas Lind, Co-Owner of Post Trauma Resources (Columbia, SC), shares his philosophy behind what makes PTSD treatments effective and what programs Post Trauma Resources uses to help those suffering from PTSD control their symptoms.

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One Veteran's Heroic Quest

Doug Sterner has for 14 years been doing what the Pentagon has failed to do: catalog all 350,000 recipients of top medals of valor.

By David Zucchino
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2012
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Doug Sterner drives from his cluttered apartment here to the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., carrying a portable photocopier and a belief in American heroes.

Inside the Navy archives, he flips through thousands of typed index cards detailing bravery in battle. Sterner pulls out a card and starts reading. He's mesmerized by this story:

Charles Valentine August, a Navy pilot who shot down two enemy planes in World War II, was later shot down himself and captured in North Africa. After escaping, August returned to combat and was shot down again and taken prisoner by the Japanese.

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Video - Vet to Vet: Prepare Yourself for a Career with the Federal Government

This video shows several Veterans giving advice to Veterans and transitioning service members about how to prepare for employment with the Federal Government as a civilian.

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Celebrating Veterans Service on July 4th - Thank You For Your Service
Thank You

America has a rich, unique history that allows us to celebrate many different things. Freedom is one thing we can celebrate on this Independence Day (4th of July).

While you celebrate with your family and friends, remember our Veterans - and celebrate them and the sacrifices they made for our Freedom.

To all our Veterans - Thank you for your service!

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Volunteer to Help Veterans - What Will You Do?

Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done.

Everyday, hundreds of people just like you volunteer to help our veterans. You can help by simply sharing your time, lending a warm smile, a supportive hand, or a sympathetic ear to someone ear needs it.

Everyone can do something to make our Veterans know how much we appreciate their service. What will you do?

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Radio - Armed Forces Talk Radio

Armed Forces Talk Radio is dedicated to all members of the United States Armed Forces, past and present. The show airs every week for an hour, on Thursday's at 10 AM Pacific Time. Armed Forces Talk Radio will cover issues important to Veterans and Military personnel, with information concerning all Branches of the Military and issues facing their Families. We’ll also bring you interesting Guests from a wide variety of organizations with an interest in Veterans and the Military!

About The Host: Introducing your host - Scott Langhoff is a Navy Veteran with many years of experience in Veterans Service.

Show Contact Info: 888-327-0061, VETRADIO@COX.NET

TUNE INTO "Armed Forces Talk Radio" Thursday 1pm Eastern 10am Pacific on wsRadio.com


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