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Joining Forces with our Military…

http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/

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WW II Veterans are being honored with an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to view the War Memorials, the Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.  For an application and more information log onto honorflightsandiego.org or phone Steve Geotas (760) 722-7225.

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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton recently launched a Facebook page.  The intent of the patient-centered page is to communicate health news, medical alerts, and information about important services and programs.

Please check us out at http://www.facebook.com/NavalHospitalCampPendleton.

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DoD Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)

The DoD level Board provides Veterans who were medically separated from their Military Service between Sept 11, 2001 and 31 Dec 2009 an opportunity for review of their disability ratings to ensure fairness, consistency and accuracy?

The PDBR was created by Congress in 2008 and the PDBR began reviewing its first cases in June 2009.  We have over 77,000 Veterans in this country eligible but have less than 2500 applicants to date.  Since the PDBR began review cases, over 50% of Veterans have had their original disability determination upgraded, resulting in a retirement for the Veteran.

We are committed to getting the word out to our Veterans and many of the Eligible Veterans reside in California. We have started our outreach efforts in Colorado and will now focus on California and Texas.

Also linked here is a Press Release with the details of the program.  As a 30 year Air Force Veteran myself, I know how much good this program can do for our soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors.

Thank  You,

ANN C. SHIPPY

Strategic Communications & Outreach

SAF/MRBD

Department of Defense

Air Force Review Boards Agency

Physical Disability Board of Review

719.651.1268

ANN C. SHIPPY

Strategic Communications & Outreach

SAF/MRBD

Department of Defense

Air Force Review Boards Agency

Physical Disability Board of Review

 

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GOVERNMENT LINKS

Alphabetic Sequence

Appeals:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

 

California Department of Veterans Affairs:

http://www.cdva.ca.gov

 

Calvet Special Edition Disabled Veterans Activity Guide 2013

http://www.calvet.ca.gov/Files/Newsletters/2013/2013-06%20Special%20Edition.pdf

 

California’s Women Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma:

http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/12/S-12-004.pdf

 

California Women Veterans and Mental Health:

http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/12/S-12-005.pdf

 

California Women Veterans and Employment:

http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/12/S-12-007.pdf

 

California Women Veterans’ Benefit Utilization:

http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/12/S-12-008.pdf

 

California Women Veterans At A Glance:

http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/12/S-12-009.pdf

 

Centre for Minority Veterans:

http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

 

Centre for Women’s Veterans:

http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

 

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with Gulf War Service:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/Site_Map.asp

 

Compensation Rate Tables:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

 

DD Form 214 and SF-180 Service Records:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

 

Title 38 PART 4–SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B–DISABILITY RATINGS

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov

 

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

 

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans

http://www.valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

 

VA National Hepatitis C Program

http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

 

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War

http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

 

Vet Center Eligibility – Readjustment Counseling Service

http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

 

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page

http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

ALERT: An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans.  This organization is NOT affiliated with VA in any way.  VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal.

Michael G. Daugherty,
Staff Attorney,
Department of Veterans Affairs,
Office of General Counsel

 

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information

http://www.38uscode.com/

 

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

 

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

 

VONAPP online

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal?_nfpb=true&_portlet.async=false&_pageLabel=ebenefits_myeb_vonapp1

 

WARMS – 38 CFR Book C

http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/Site_Map.asp

 

Wartime Disability Compensation

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

 

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center – New Jersey

http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/nj/

 

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site

http://www.gibill.va.gov/