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* The third annual Marathon Jam was held on May 19, noon to midnight in the Ashe County Arts Council building. * While pickin’ and grinnin ... [more]
VA Welcome Kit

VA Welcome Kit

* One complaint that Veterans have voiced about the VA is their uncertainty as to where to begin in order to receive services and supports.

* VA’s myriad of services, resources, and materials can be daunting. Therefore, the VA listened and released a Welcome Kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services that they have earned.

* The VA Welcome Kit is user-friendly and addresses eligibility and benefits in six areas:

- Health Care,

- Finances,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Education,

- Memorialization.

* Based on Veteran’s stage of life, Veterans can figure out how the VA can help in the present and future.

* Veterans can download a copy of the Welcome Kit for their convenience by clicking here.

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Ilario Pantano, NC Division Director of Veterans Affairs July 21, 2015

Ilario Pantano, NC Division Director of Veterans Affairs

July 21, 2015

* Follow this post to read about the regular meeting of the New River Chapter which featured Ilario Pantano, Director of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs.

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Memorial Day, Boone Mall, Boone, NC May 25, 2015

Memorial Day, Boone Mall, Boone, NC

May 25, 2015

* Presented here are a medley of service songs (music only, no pictures - Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force and Navy) played by the Watauga Community Band at today's Memorial Day celebration at the Boone Mall hosted by the High Country Chapter, Military Officers Association of America. Thanks to all our Armed Forces Veterans - those in attendance, those not in attendance and those who've made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation...

* THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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Gulf War Claims

* According to U.S Dept of Veterans Affairs, the extended date for filing a Gulf War disability claim is now Dec. 31, 2016.

* Please visit www.military.com for more information. There is also a Gulf War Registry Health exam for Veterans so contact your local VA environmental Heath Coordinator about getting this exam.

Contact information for NC:

Charles George VA Medical Center

1100 Tunnel RD

Asheville, NC 28805

Coordinator is:

Sharon Shivers

828-298-7911 x3914

sharon.shivers @va.gov

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* W.G.(Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center

1601 Brenner Ave.

Salisbury, NC 28144

Coordinator is:

Patricia Brown

704-638-900 x 2576

Patricia.brownd717b@va.gov

On the Military.com site (below), search for Gulf war disability claims. Much more information related to Gulf War research can be found there and who may be eligible for compensation.

Link: Click here:

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Protect Your Identity When Using Your VA ID Card If not needed, leave it at home!

Protect Your Identity When Using Your VA ID Card

If not needed, leave it at home!

Watch the below YouTube video from the Tampa Bay, Florida ABC I-team Action News which contains important information to help protect veterans from fraud and identity theft.

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Lee Eldreth In Memoriam

Lee Eldreth

In Memoriam

Born: November 24, 1931

Died: May 5, 2016

Read the obituary posting for Lee in the May 6th Ashe Mountain Times .

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Willian Lynn Hunt, Capt., USAF, Frm. February 11, 2015
Willian Lynn Hunt, Capt., USAF, Frm.

Willian Lynn Hunt, Capt., USAF, Frm.

February 11, 2015

* Lynn Hunt, a former USAF Captain who lived in Todd and had been a member of our New River Chapter for the past 2 years passed away on February 11, 2015.

His obituary, provided by his daughter, Karleen Basch follows:

Hunt, William Lynn, October 24th, 1928 - February 11th, 2015

On February 11, 2015, William Lynn Hunt, Ph.D., passed away in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born in Douglas, Arizona. Lynn served in the U.S. Air Force as a First lieutenant. He was assistant director of Clinical Research at G.D. Searle in Skokie, IL, and Deputy Director of Clinical Trials at Family Health International in North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Arizona, M.S. in Reproductive Physiology at Washington State University and Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Oregon. While a professor at Cornell University, Dr. Hunt became a pioneer in the field of reproductive technologies, and one of the very first clinicians to transfer embryos in animals in the early stage development of IVF.

He was a former cattle rancher and cowboy in Arizona. He spoke fluent German, and belonged to a German speaking-club in NC. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors as well as computers. Lynn was a man of strong intellect and a heart of love.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Susan Hunt (nee Bushman), and children, Leslie, Mark, Karleen and Kirstin, daughter-in-law, Robyn, son-in-law, Andrew and ex-son-in-law, Dane. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Hunter, Nina, Dashel, Austin, Emilee and Elle, as well as his older brother Lee Hunt and nieces and nephews, Terri, Jeanne, Scott and Jeff. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers, Sterling and Norman and first wife, Anneliese Hunt (nee Tichi) and their daughter, Carina Lu.

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on a later date in Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to one’s choice of cancer research or veteran’s fund.

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