* The below downloadable file is the VA's Office of Public Health "Agent Orange Review" which provides information on Agent Orange and related matters to Veterans, their families, and others with concerns about herbicides used in Vietnam or other locations.
* This is the 49th Agent Orange Review that VA has published. This issue was completed in winter 2012 and does not include developments that occurred after that time.
* For past issues of the newsletter and other information, please visit the VA website link below.
* Check out this link to the hearing aid program offered by the military. It took me about amonth to get them through Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
* My contact at Fort Jackson: Tommy L. Alston and/or Linda Ruckrigel who can be reached at 803-751-0307. They can send you the information you will need to work with them. You will need to get a hearing test according to their specifications and a referral to HealthCare Finders - 804-751-2362 - who will call and quality you and set up appointments.
* Linda did the fitting and obtained the hearing aids and set them up...it only took two day trips to Fort Jackson. My hearing aid person in Winston suggested I get the Siemens' Motion 700 ITE in the ear and the Tek unit that accompanies it. The program cost was $970 vs the $8,300 plus tax retail,
* You might want to look up the Siemens' Motion 700 on the Internet; it has features that help in noisy environments and is also Bluetooth capable for TV, cell phones, etc.
* I tried to get the VA to give me a hearing test, but quit after months and mounds of paperwork. Medicare paid for the hearing test, NOT TriCare for Life.
For locations, be sure to link to RACHAP/RHAPP Locations, under Hearing Adis, on the website link below.
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* A new guide, North Carolina for Veterans Resource Guide (for Veterans, their Dependents and Survivors) has recently been published.
* Click here to open and read, or save to your own computer for future reference.
* Resource materials included: employment, health care, VA benefits, housing, personal services and education. The guide covers veterans programs, benefits and services, and federal, state, county, non-profit organizations and more...
* The North Carolina's Division of Veterans Affairs Directory can be opened here. It has numerous web addresses and web links for VA resources in North Carolina.
* The NCDVA also publishes newsletters regularly...click on the below downloadable file(s) to read recent editions of "NC4Vets Newsletters".
* Click here for the November 15, 2015 edition which features:
- Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- New NC Veterans Cemetery Dedicated in Goldsboro
- NC4VTES PSA Reaches Nearly 20k in Weekend Release
- 2016 Conference at VMI; Anatomy of a War Experience
- Homeless Vets get Meal and Assistance at Local Event
- Hiring Fair to Feature Employment Opportunities Aimed at Veterans
- Disabled Veterans May Receive Support Through Low Energy Assistance Program
- Veterans Day Parade Attracts the Patriotic
- VA Launches Hepatitis C-Advanced Liver Disease Disparities Dashboard
VeteranAid.org provides information, free of charge, to veterans, their spouses and families where a veteran, the surviving spouse of a veteran, or the responsible family member of a veteran, can apply for VA's Aid and Attendance Special Pension, a benefit which could make the difference between a veteran or surviving spouse living in a high-quality assisted living facility versus a state-operated nursing home.
Link: Veteran Aid website
Jeff Turner of the Veterans Leadership Council North Carolina - Cares announces the restart of their regular monthly newsletter which is a report to friends and supporters. The Council has brought back “By Popular Demand,” as they say, the Medal of Honor section so many have enjoyed. Other new additions include: a Legislative Update, where you can keep current on veteran-related legislation both in Washington and here in Raleigh, and a Leadership Profile, in which we will introduce you each month to a new member of our team!
Click here to read the 2015 Memorial Day newsletter from VLCNC-Cares.
* Listed below are several links that provide resource support on issues that are important to veterans:
The below link is to the Virtual Wall– Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The names, and profiles, of persons lost, or missing, from the Vietnam War can be located by last name, state, and various other forms of searching.
Individual profiles can be viewed, as well as printed, and the location of the individual service member on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall can ascertained.