Blairsville VVA Chapter 1101

Blairsville VVA Chapter 1101

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Help Wanted : Get on board as we get ready for the APPALACHIAN VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK which will be located at Meeks Park , Blairsville, GA. This park will recognize all Military Branches, Veterans and VSO’s … check it out on the page and stay tuned for updates 🇺🇸🇺🇸
All Military Branches and friends are cordially invited to be with us for the 6th annual ALL MILITARY BALL on 6 March 2021 ... you won’t be disappointed 🇺🇸🇺🇸
***** REMINDER ******
All VSO’s will be meeting tomorrow at the HQ to do some much needed spruce up on the outside .. come help us make the Vet Building look more presentable from 09:00 to 15:00... the AL Auxiliary will be providing lunch so bring your yard tools and come give us a hand
Thanks
Be with us on 14 March for the 5th annual All Military Ball ... all invited
Hope all members of VVA 1101 will plan on being with us at the ALL MILITARY BALL.. This is the 5th annual Ball sponsored by the Navy Seabee Island ... All Military Branches and civilians are encouraged to attend
March 14 2020
Get your tickets now and receive a discount by 31 Jan 2020
Join us for a fun evening of dinner , music , dancing 🇺🇸👍🇺🇸
To all Chapter 1101 members Vietnam Veterans are welcome in the VFW . Our local Post in Blairsville is continuing to offer a FREE membership in the VFW .. as a Life Member Of The VVA I invite you to join also with your brothers and sisters in the VFW .. meeting ya are the 4th Tuesday at 18:30
Come check us out and get your FREE membership
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Choosing Honai for a meeting with Kim is a disgrace
John Walker and his wife Sonja were facing this winter without heat. Their old heat pump had given out. They needed assistance. John is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army.

Sonja mentioned their plight at the House of Prayer in Blairsville and that got the ball rolling.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1101, American Legion Post 121, Disabled American Veterans: Woodrow Wilson Chapter 11, and Warriors Veteran Outreach in Murphy, North Carolina joined together to raise the funds for a new heating system.

James Thomas Heating and Cooling, 48 Boardtown Road, Blue Ridge, Georgia, phone 706.632.1241, offered their services and equipment at a reduced cost and a work order was submitted.

The new heating and cooling system was installed Thanksgiving week.

The Walter's are extremely grateful and thankful for the support they received from the veteran service organizations and James Thomas.

Pictured is John Walter presenting the check to salesman Jimmy Ritter in front of his new heat pump.
Are there support groups in the area for wives of Vietnam vets? Thank you in advance!
Are you going to be in a 4th ot July parade? Dont know if there is one but I'm offering to drive my M38 Jeep.
****^*** Special Announcement ***
Local Navy Seabee Island here in Blairsville is again sponsoring a Military Ball recognizing the 76th Birthday Of The US Navy Seabees.
This is our 3rd annual Ball and all Military Branches will be recognized and are encouraged to attend. This year we have moved to the nice spacious Ball Room at North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville GA ... a number of members of VVA chapter 1101 have attended in the past and have really enjoyed themselves
Please mark your calendar for March 3, 2018 and join us for this fun event if catered meal, Bar, special Speaker, DJ and dancing you don’t want to miss this Military Ball ... get your tickets now😊👍🇺🇸
Thanks
Ed Crenshaw-Commander Seabee Island X-3 and Life Member VVA Chapter 1101
See you in 3 March
FYI: Band of Brothers Veterans Park 430 Carriage Ln, Murphy, NC 28906

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Blairsville VVA Chapter 1101, Nonprofit Organization, Blairsville, GA.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 12/02/2017

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

White House VA Hotline

VA
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
News Release
Office of Public Affairs
Media Relations
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 861-7600
www.va.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2017

White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed
and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation's Veterans

WASHINGTON

--- Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump's commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

The hotline, which became 24-hour operational in mid-October, is now staffed by a team consisting of 90 percent Veterans or employees who have a Veteran family member, and is in response to Veterans' requests to talk to agents who could relate to their experiences.

"The White House VA Hotline provides our nation's Veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line that allows them to interact with highly trained, live agents to answer their needs and concerns," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin.

"Since the initial launch of the hotline in June, we listened to our Veterans, who indicated that they prefer speaking with other Veterans and Veteran family members, and we adjusted our hiring based on that feedback," added Shulkin.

"We're proud that the hotline is now staffed 24/7 by a team of mostly Veterans or Veteran family members who have direct knowledge of their particular concerns and can use their experience to address them in the best way possible with the resources of the VA. This represents a true win-win for Veterans and their loved ones."

Since 24/7 coverage began in October, the hotline has served more than 10,000 callers.

Hotline agents answer inquiries, provide directory assistance, document concerns about VA care, benefits and services, and expedite the referral and resolution of those concerns. Agents undergo regular updates and training on VA services based on hotline trends and are assisted by newly implemented tracking software to help VA capture and improve its response, referral and resolution processes to best support Veterans.

The hotline can be accessed at 855-948-2311 and is VA's first non-clinical, non-emergency around-the-clock call center. It provides Veterans a supplemental option to report issues if they are not being addressed through VA's normal customer service channels.

The hotline's agents are located at a VA facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Agents have access to a multitude of resources and contact information to help Veterans. The hotline also generates real-time reports to VA experts who can help address the specific issues of Veterans as well as make better-informed decisions on where program improvements are needed.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits .and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.

Veterans were ‘Guinea pigs’ in Army’s chemical experiments. Now they need answers. 12/02/2017

Veterans were ‘Guinea pigs’ in Army’s chemical experiments. Now they need answers.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article186832223.html

Veterans were ‘Guinea pigs’ in Army’s chemical experiments. Now they need answers. The Army has begun notifying veterans who were used as test subjects for bio-chemical warfare agents they may be eligible for medical care. But critics say it isn’t trying hard enough to find people and still isn’t telling veterans what they were given in the tests.

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets 11/25/2017

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

https://www.apnews.com/710027879483439581359e5241456dd8/VA-study-shows-parasite-from-Vietnam-may-be-killing-vets

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show

Timeline photos 10/07/2017

Timeline photos

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

Timeline photos 10/06/2017

Timeline photos

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

10/06/2017

the Salute to Americas Veterans concert is next saturday 14th of Oct at 6:20PM.. You don't want to miss this one.. it will be a great event at the fine arts building Union County High school. Admission is FREE and someone will win $250 just for showing up.

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits 09/25/2017

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits 09/25/2017

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits

http://www.startribune.com/defense-bill-makes-provision-for-veterans-sickened-by-exposure-to-toxic-burn-pits/447199203/

Defense bill makes provision for veterans sickened by exposure to toxic burn pits Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy 09/24/2017

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy It was 1966. Bob Westfall was just 19, a kid really, too young to vote but old enough to fight for his country. He wasn’t much different than most of the young men who were either drafted or enlisted for an unpopular war halfway across […]

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy 09/24/2017

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy

An all too familiar story!!!!

https://myevergreenwellness.com/news/agent-orange/

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy It was 1966. Bob Westfall was just 19, a kid really, too young to vote but old enough to fight for his country. He wasn’t much different than most of the young men who were either drafted or enlisted for an unpopular war halfway across […]

Timeline photos 09/17/2017

Timeline photos

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

Report: New Mexico VA Office Denies 90 Percent of Gulf War Claims 09/17/2017

Report: New Mexico VA Office Denies 90 Percent of Gulf War Claims

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/14/report-new-mexico-va-office-denies-90-percent-gulf-war-claims.html

Report: New Mexico VA Office Denies 90 Percent of Gulf War Claims A Veterans Affairs office during the 2015 fiscal year denied more than 90 percent of benefit claims related to Gulf War illnesses.

"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams 08/16/2017

"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY&feature=youtu.be

"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice...

Timeline photos 08/04/2017

Timeline photos

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange 08/04/2017

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange OPINION | The VA bureaucracy has refused to reconsider its position despite CDC findings.

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange 08/04/2017

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/315556-va-leaving-navy-veterans-adrift-in-sea-of-agent-orange

VA leaving navy veterans adrift in sea of Agent Orange OPINION | The VA bureaucracy has refused to reconsider its position despite CDC findings.

Timeline photos 06/30/2017

Timeline photos

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

Timeline photos 06/30/2017

Come join us as the “Tunnel Rats Band,” accompanied by the “Union County High School Chorus” presents songs and ballads from the 60’s and 70’s.
Oct 14th At the fine arts building by the UC high school. Admission is free, donations accepted. It will be a fun evening.. Please join us. Concert starts a 6:20 PM - 9:30...

Budweiser | Special Delivery for Vets 06/29/2017

Budweiser | Special Delivery for Vets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzMSzLkOkJA

Budweiser | Special Delivery for Vets In partnership with Folds of Honor, Budweiser proudly honors those who have served with a special delivery. From May 22nd through May 29th, B...

06/19/2017

the TRUE story of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. It is long but from cspan and is REAL news. A MUST listen to clip.. Info released from the national archives.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?320643-1/gulf-tonkin-documents

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One 05/06/2017

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One If a Veteran loved one is living with PTSD, know that this condition can be treated. Learn about PTSD treatment options, mental health resources, and more.

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One 05/06/2017

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One

https://maketheconnection.net/whats-new/five-ways-you-can-support-a-veteran-living-with-ptsd

Veteran PTSD: Five Ways You Can Support a Loved One If a Veteran loved one is living with PTSD, know that this condition can be treated. Learn about PTSD treatment options, mental health resources, and more.

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967 05/02/2017

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967 ★ CHECK OUT OUR T-SHIRTS: https://bravestgeneration.com/collections/all ✚ Watch our "Vietnam War" PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaGAbbh1M3...

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967 05/02/2017

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09hksPIrboQ&feature=youtu.be

When you see an SO on the front of a boat(landing craft) or a KA104 on the back that is my ship's boats. This talks about Seabees also

US Navy in Vietnam | US Navy Documentary in Color | 1967 ★ CHECK OUT OUR T-SHIRTS: https://bravestgeneration.com/collections/all ✚ Watch our "Vietnam War" PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaGAbbh1M3...

Meeting with Secretary Shulkin May 21. 2017 04/23/2017

Meeting with Secretary Shulkin May 21. 2017

Meeting with Secretary Shulkin May 21. 2017 on blue water navy

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-give-the-vietnam-blue-water-navy-veterans-their-presumptive-rights/u/20081837?utm_medium=email&utm_source=61796&utm_campaign=petition_update&sfmc_tk=3evZOclXAVM2u%2fSsa3%2bwL3Nzaagh2olPV4SeMriX%2fa0%2fI1Z5O2VocZEBlj8HPJPd

Meeting with Secretary Shulkin May 21. 2017 Military-Veterans Advocacy Report concerning the meeting with Secretary Shulkin. Please “Like” our page). Military-Veterans Advocacy Executive Director CDR John B Wells, USN (Retired) and Deputy Chief of Staff Susie Belanger, met with VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD on Friday April 21, 2017....

Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees 04/19/2017

Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees

Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees VA making reforms.

Long List of Agent Orange Decisions Awaits VA in 2017 04/03/2017

Long List of Agent Orange Decisions Awaits VA in 2017

https://www.propublica.org/article/long-list-of-agent-orange-decisions-awaits-va-in-2017

Long List of Agent Orange Decisions Awaits VA in 2017 The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to add new diseases to its list of conditions presumed to be linked to Agent Orange. It also faces calls to compensate naval veterans and those who served along the Korean demilitarized zone.

02/28/2017

The VVA Veteran, a publication of Vietnam Veterans of America

From several sources...

Liver Fluke: Update on a Cancer-causing Parasite

(Adapted from an article by Claudia Gary in the January/February 2017 edition of The VVA Veteran magazine)

>>>> http://vvaveteran.org/34-2/34-2_parasites.html > cdc.gov/dpdx/opisthorchiasis/tx.html

The VVA Veteran, a publication of Vietnam Veterans of America American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchEndemic Infectious Diseases of Southeast AsiaPublic Library of Science Neglected Tropical Diseasesneglected parasitic infectionsneglected tropical diseasesliver flukesstrongyloidiasis

01/07/2017

Viewing for major Leon Davenport will be at 2pm Sunday at Cochran funeral home Blairsville. Funeral service Monday 2pm first baptist church in Blairsville

http://www.cochranfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Leon-Davenport/#!/Obituary

A Less Than Honorable Policy 12/31/2016

A Less Than Honorable Policy

Please see today's New York Times op-ed by VVA National President and CEO John Rowan.
"A Less Than Honorable Policy"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/a-less-than-honorable-policy.html

A Less Than Honorable Policy Thousands of recent veterans unfairly received less-than-honorable discharges. President Obama can immediately help them upgrade their discharges.

12/23/2016

What Is A Veteran?
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.' That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today who no longer understand that fact.

Timeline photos 12/06/2016

This needs no other words!!!

Timeline photos 12/04/2016

VVA chapter 1101 is raising funds for our next veterans community project. We are doing this by offering a personalized football commemorating your contribution to this country during the VN war. If you would like a ball, print out the form and send it in to the address on the bottom of the form.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

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Blairsville, GA
30512

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