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HonorVet's
A Challenging Way of Life - With Honor!
We meet to discuss and assist the veteran entrepreneur and the social and
economic welfare of U.S. Armed Forces Veterans; provide substantial hands-on
assistance directly to homeless Veterans, disadvantaged Veterans, their families
and nonprofit groups that support these populations, long-term transitional
assistance, linkage with case management and rehabilitation, available income
support and permanent housing, assist in legal service acquisition, continued
education, employment assistance, and, conduct programs for charitable, literary
and educational purposes, care and assistance to hospitalized Veterans sponsor
or participate in activities of a patriotic nature, and provide social and recreational
activities for Veterans and their families.
Any Questions Please Contact Us at; honorvet637@gmail.com
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LINKS

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Never underestimate the government's ability to give you information.  It's all
here!          Reams upon reams...so much for the Paperwork Reduction Act.  In the box below you'll find important toll-free VA
phone                    numbers and a listing of VA web sites.


Important Phone Numbers

VA Benefits      1-800-827-1000
Health Care      1-877-222-8387
Education      1-888-442-4551
Life Insurance      1-800-669-8477
Debt Management      1-800-827-0648
Mammography Hotline      1-888-492-7844
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)      1-800-829-4833
CHAMPVA      1-800-733-8387
Headstones and Markers      1-800-697-6947
Special Health Issues: Gulf War, Agent Orange, Project 112/Shad
1-800-749-8387

Web Sites

VA Home Page ....................................................... www.va.gov
VA Health Care ............................. www.va.gov/health_benefits/
Returning Veterans ................. www.seamlesstransition.va.gov/
Survivors .......................... www.vba.va.gov/survivors/index.htm
VA Facilities ................... www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
VA Forms ................................................. www.va.gov/vaforms/
VA Benefit Payment Rates ........ www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/
Education Benefits ........................................ www.gibill.va.gov/
Home Loan Guaranty ......................... www.homeloans.va.gov/
Life Insurance ....................................... www.insurance.va.gov/
Voc Rehab ........................... www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
Burial and Memorial Benefits ......................... www.cem.va.gov/
Veterans Employment and Training .............. www.dol.gov/vets/
Federal Jobs ......................................... www.usajobs.opm.gov/
Veterans Preference ............ www.opm.gov/veterans/index.asp
Records .............. www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/
Department of Defense ............................ www.defenselink.mil/

The National Archives and Records Administration is where you can order a copy of your military personnel and medical records.  
Always have  copies of these.

T
he U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims could be your next step if your claim has been denied.  Study this site                           
carefully...you will find  everything needed to take your claim to the court.

You can get to the
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with this link.  Are your Senators working for you?

Click on this link to find out
how your Senator has voted.  There are lots of great links on this page...especially check out the               
appropriations link.

Here is the link to the
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  Find out what your reps are doing for you.

You can click on this link to
find out how your representative in the House has voted.  Again, there are other great informational       
links on this page.

If you want to write to the elected
Representative for your district...here is the page to find them.

If you want to write to your Senator...here is the page to find them.

And, firstgov.gov is a portal that will take you to all government sites.

Want to raise hell with the Reps and Senators on the Veterans' Affairs Committees?  View the complete list of members with           
addresses, phones and emails and get to work!  (
click here)  (Thanks to Richard Carter.)

To call your Senator or Representative toll-free just dial:  1-877-SOB-U-SOB  (honest)

SERVICE, HELP AND INFORMATION ON ORGANIZATIONS FOR VETERANS

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is one of the best organizations when it comes to fighting for your benefits.  Even if you are    
not a member the VFW has Service Officers at most VA facilities who can help you with your claims.

The
American Legion is the largest veterans organization in the world.  Again, a great source of information and help if you need    
it.  The Legion can represent you in the claims process and you don't have to be a member.

A great organization with incredible resources and lots of informaion is the
Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  Just click the link    
to peruse their services and see if they might be able to help with your particular situation.

Here is the link to
AMVETS, another great service organization.

Even if you aren't a Vietnam vet the
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) can provide great information on VA benefits and              
dealing with the VA.  This is a great site to explore.

USDR is the Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees.  This is a great site for retirees who are disabled.  Always up-to-date                     
information.  
Find them here...

Here is the best source for information on medical malpractice at the VA...
http://www.vamalpractice.info

Just for women veterans...the help and information you need at...Sisters Bound by Honor...
http://
www.sistersboundbyhonor.org

Blue Water Navy ... Dioxin exposure information for sailors.

HR2370 dot Org ... Check out this site to support H.R. 2370 which will issue a medal to certain veterans who died after their
service           in the Vietnam War as a direct result of that service, or who were presumptively exposed to ionizing radiation,
herbicide agents, or  chemical agents during their service in the Armed Forces.

Here is great PTSD info and support for all vets at
PTSD Support dot Net

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) ... Formerly known as Operation Truth.

Veterans Rest Camp of Minnesota is open to all vets.  
Click here for more.....

The Veteran's Coalition, People who Care is a great site.  This is a spin-off of VVW.

The National Gulf War Resource Center provides incredible information for anyone who served in the Gulf at any time.  The site      
is
NGWRC.org.

And don't forget the
International Gulf War Council -- a centralized working group for the advancement of veterans health issues.

I know you'll find
Vets for Justice an interesting site.  Full of mind-boggling information about the condition and operation of the         
Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy will set you straight on the Feres Doctrine.  Also, many links to other great sites.

Veteran's Help Network is just that.  Lot's of great help and many links to places you'll want to explore.  Especially good if you are    
looking for legal help with a VA claim.

AHRP is the Alliance for Human Research Protection and this link takes you to pages that detail human research at VA hospitals.
Good Day, Veterans!

I’d like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Vince DaSilva your new organizer.  I am a Service Connected Disabled Veteran involved in a new
tech startup. A Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) (LCD/HD) multimedia digital platform, interfacing the world wide web and mobile apps with long range WiFi
technology. Our LCD (HD) media platform will interfaces mobile, website, social media, and long range WiFi, while providing emergency and community
services. All in real time, though streaming and other venues via the World Wide Web and digital technologies.

At this time (and for some) our new location is currently being remodeled, however I do hope to announce a meeting sometime in January 2016 at a
restaurant next door. I anticipate having up to 2 meetings a month, - during the weekday and on weekends of the same week. At times, that would be
most convenient to our membership. I also anticipate the following amenities…

•        No Charges or Fees and Access to;
•        WiFi – Etha Net Connection,
•        Electric Power,
•        Workstations,
•        Printers/Scanners,
•        Presentation Projector,
•        Library (Collecting),
•        Lounging Area,
•        Flat Screen TV,
•        Music – During Social Events,
•        Outside Deck,
•        Kitchen/Pantry (Under Construction),
•        Guest Speakers,
•        BYOF – Two Take-Out’s - Next Door,
•        Limited to 12/15 members @ anytime,

We own the location so - No Time Constraints,

Your donations will be appreciated, – We will elect a Group Treasurer – Somehow?

Your participation and involvement in building HonorVet's @ our new location is greatly appreciated. This is our group, I look forward to seeing you all at.

We also have convenient access to; Flap Jacks, Domino Pizza, and, ShapeitUp - Nutritional drinks are next door.

+++ The main issues that I've had to contend with has been parking - I wish all members to feel safe! And when you visit I'm sure you will understand - I's
not about security, it's about space. Our driveway can only accommodate about 7/8 cars. We are also on the RIPTA lines 33 and 34.
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