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  • The VVA Veteran: Acadiana, Louisiana, Chapter 141 A Tribute To The Fallen
    Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Acadiana Louisiana Chapter 141 A Tribute To The Fallen On May 24 Acadiana Louisiana Chapter 141 sponsored a Memorial Day ceremony in Lafayette As of May Louisiana had lost 89 service personnel in the War on Terrorism

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  • The VVA Veteran: Memorial Mission is Complete
    Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Memorial Mission is Complete Monroe County Michigan Chapter 142 received its VVA charter in 1984 The next year the Chapter decided to build a memorial honoring all Monroe County soldiers who served their country during the Vietnam War After an ambitious and successful campaign to finance the project through public private and corporate donations the Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on May 17 1987 in Heck Park The memorial is named after Capt Norman W Rusty Heck of Ida Michigan who was killed in Vietnam in December 1964 In 1991 a Huey helicopter gunship was added to the memorial and a second helicopter a Cobra was dedicated on the site in 1994 On May 10 many Chapter members were on hand at Heck Park where they joined local officials including World War II veteran U S Rep John

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  • The VVA Veteran: Indianapolis Chapter 295 Community Service Pays
    E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Indianapolis Chapter 295 Community Service Pays In mid May VVA National President John Rowan attended the annual Indiana State Council Convention where among other things he visited the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis While there Rowan took part in a ceremony during which Indianapolis Chapter 295 presented a huge check in the amount of 22 500 to help underwrite the 2008 National Veterans Golden Age Games which will be held in Indianapolis from August 20 24 Every year the Chapter picks one worthy project to support through a series of raffles of big ticket items such as a Harley Davison motorcycle as well as donations from the community We knew that the VA needed help with the Games said Chapter board member Bob Parsons and we decided that this would be our 2008 big project The Chapter has a good track record in raising funds What helps a good deal

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  • The VVA Veteran: At The LC: The Good Soldier
    Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec At The LC The Good Soldier Pat Ramsey is the president of Greenville S C Chapter 523 It s a good chapter he says with more than sixty members though only ten to fifteen typically attend chapter meetings For him the road to Chapter 523 began with a boat show It was an impressive boat show But what caught his eye was a booth set up by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 523 They had a little putt putt golf fundraiser on the side I spent thirty years trying to forget Ramsey said and he wasn t going to be distracted by any veterans group Oh I remember him that day AVVA Regional Director Nancy Nix said Vietnam veterans still in the closet They re easy to spot He walked all the way around the boat show three times The first time around I said Hi Ramsey recounted The second time around I said No thank you And the third time slam dunks Nancy Nix he was lassoed and

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  • The VVA Veteran: AVVA Report
    Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec AVVA Report Good Bye Good Luck BY MARY MILLER PRESIDENT After serving VVA and AVVA for many years it is now time for me to move on

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  • The VVA Veteran: At the LC: A Tribute to Minority MOH Recipients
    Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS july august 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Membership Notes Constitution Committee Region 3 Report Veterans Incarcerated Veteran Benefits Women Veterans Chapter 141 Chapter 142 Chapter 295 Chapter 523 AVVA Report At The LC At The LC book review Diabetes Books In Review Letters Etabo Locator Reunions Taps PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec At the LC A Tribute to Minority MOH Recipients John J Johnson s Every Night Every Morn Tristan Press 201 pp 20 paper pays homage to the 87 African Americans 40 Hispanic Americans 32 Asian and Pacific Islanders 22 Native American 18 Jewish Americans and the one woman who have been awarded the Medal of Honor since the nation s highest military honor for valor began in 1863 during the Civil War Johnson the senior associate dean of Winston Salem State University s School of Health Sciences and a Vietnam veteran does an excellent job in this reader friendly compendium He has an entry for each one of the minority MOH recipients containing their official citations along with brief epilogues tracing their postwar lives Johnson

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  • The VVA Veteran: Book Review
    apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Book Review At The LC Matthew Friedman Reviewed by Tom Berger Chair VVA PTSD Substance Abuse Committee No one returns home from war unchanged and many troops find coming home to be more of a challenge than life in the combat zone Two experts from the National Center for PTSD Drs Matthew Friedman and Laurie Stone have put together an easy to read and practical guide to help service members their families and communities adjust after deployment in a war zone Drawing upon their years of research and clinical experience with Vietnam and Persian Gulf veterans suffering from traumatic stress and readjustment issues they provide valuable lessons learned tips ideas and advice for anyone who wonders what to expect when a service member returns home from a war zone and how they can help when the going gets tough The authors wrote the book in the hope that it will educate and guide a wide range of people It does that very well indeed and without a lot of technical jargon Although After the War Zone is designed to be read beginning to end the book s organization allows the reader to easily locate and read about specific topics such as PTSD or helping children cope with deployment The authors describe the stages of the emotional cycle of deployment and how they affect the family and the service member The myths that troops and their families believe about homecoming and the most common challenges faced during the first few months home are discussed as well as the emotional

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  • The VVA Veteran: A Significant Victory For Veterans With Diabetes
    VVA put together a white paper on the VA formulary and circulated it on Capitol Hill and elsewhere Among other things it showed that the VA pharmaceutical formulary was much more restrictive than either DoD or Medicare regarding new treatment medicines for control of diabetes We said that the VA was again being penny wise and pound foolish because the so called savings they made by effectively denying veterans and their clinicians access to the best pharmaceuticals available were miniscule in comparison to the expense of the damage done by diabetes being not as well controlled and the damage done by the resulting secondary conditions both of which meant many more very expensive acute care hospitalizations Sen Daniel Akaka D Hawaii wrote to the Undersecretary for Health regarding this issue The VA s reply was that there was no problem that they were the world class leaders in treating diabetes even though the evidence made it clear that this was not the case As usual the VA maintained that it knew more than anyone else including DoD the Medicare people the American Diabetes Association and certainly more than veterans advocates After waiting for five months in March 2008 the Veterans Health Administration quietly added the therapeutic category long acting insulin to the VA National Formulary This is a significant victory for veterans with diabetes said VVA President John Rowan The addition to the VA formulary of newer therapeutic categories of drugs such as long acting insulin brings the VA closer into agreement with treatment for diabetes in the rest of the country This is a very positive action that we have long advocated for Of the approximately 5 5 million veterans who receive VA health care services some 20 percent or 1 020 000 are diabetics By comparison the American

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/veteran/0808/diabetes.html (2016-02-15)
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