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This site is for all Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans who wish to add your service information so your fellow veterans can get a chance to reunite and connect with you.

Your Free membership entitles you to search for Vietnam Veterans and find old friends from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy along with those that served from other countries who were attached to our units now living in or outside the USA. Sign up now to view their profiles and with our contact request forwarding form allows you to contact them.

Registered Veterans can access the compete profile search directory to find your veterans. Search for by: Lastname and Service Branch.

Once you have registered you will be able to view our members list which shows Veterans complete profile.

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General: We’re Failing Our Female Veterans. How Can We Turn It Around?

Posted by Finn on 2017-11-22 07:37:57 EST
By Jacy Gomez
November 11, 2017

More females than ever are joining the ranks of our nation’s armed forces. As of April 2017, 15% of active duty military personnel were women—a 4% increase from 1990.

Despite this trend, services to support female veterans at home are still woefully inadequate. Suicide statistics for female veterans are harrowing. And Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are underequipped to treat the unique mental and physical needs of female veterans.

This Veterans Day is a time to reflect on how we’re failing female veterans. As more women risk the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country, the U.S. must do better at supporting these brave women once they return home.

Suicide rates among female veterans are surging. More than 7,000 veterans take their own lives each year, which adds up to nearly 20 lives lost per day. Female veterans account for a disproportionate number of these tragedies. According to the latest VA statistics, male veterans were 19% more likely to take their own lives than their civilian counterparts. For women, that rate is an astonishing 250% higher.


Read More: http://fortune.com/2017/11/11/female-veterans-day-2017-suicide/



News - : September is Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-29 09:00:36 EDT

Let people in your community know that simple actions can make a difference. Be there for veterans and service members in need of your support. Find out how you can support veterans and service members who may be going through a difficult time.

News - : Welcome Home 1st Lt. David T. Dinan, III

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-21 15:10:09 EDT

Air Force Reserve 1st Lt. David T. Dinan, III, killed during the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for.

On March 19, 1969, Dinan was a member of the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 288th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, and was the pilot of the number two aircraft in a flight of two F-105s on a strike mission over northern Laos. During the second strafing pass over the target, Dinan transmitted a distress message. The Forward Air Controller then observed Dinan’s parachute enter the jungle, as well as an aircraft crash. Search and rescue aircraft conducted an aerial search and located a parachute and confirmed the death of the pilot, however, due to enemy fire in the area and the hazardous location, his body could not be recovered. The U.S. Air Force subsequently reported Dinan as killed in action.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Dinan's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from the Vietnam War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.



News - : President Signs VA Funding Bill

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-21 15:07:47 EDT

According to an August 12 TIME article by AP reporter Jonathan Lemire, the President, who made improving veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act. The bill, which addresses a budget shortfall at the Department of Veteran Affairs that threatened medical care for thousands of veterans, provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care.

For mor info click here: http://time.com/4898296/donald-trump-bill-funding-veterans-affairs/

General: VA Sec to Decide by Nov. 1 on Additions to Agent Orange Presumptive List

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-05 13:30:06 EDT

As reported August 3 by Tom Philpott for Stars and Stripes, VA Secretary Shulkin has announced he will decide “on or before” Nov. 1 whether to add to the Agent Orange presumptive list bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson-like symptoms without diagnosis of that particular disease. But hypertension (high blood pressure) and stroke also might be embraced, or ignored, as part of the current review.

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News - : Senate Passes Bills to Address VA Budget Crisis, Claims Backlog

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-05 13:27:56 EDT

As reported August 2 by Hope Yen for The Washington Post, the Senate has approved two bills intended to address urgent problems at the VA, “clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims….”

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News - : Mesothelioma and Veterans

Posted by Finn on 2017-08-01 11:32:22 EDT

Veterans of the United States military are entitled to the thanks of the nation, and are often recognized for their service and courage. These are well-respected, hardworking Americans who made great sacrifices to serve the country through the military. Unfortunately, many of these brave men and women spend their final days battling the illnesses triggered by years of exposure to asbestos, including mesothelioma.

For further info: https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-and-veterans/

General: June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted by Finn on 2017-06-10 09:47:54 EDT

On June 2, VA launched the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid, a new online tool to help veterans compare treatment options for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The interactive tool is intended to help educate patients about effective treatment options and encourages them to participate actively in decisions about their care. To learn more about PTSD, visit the National Center for PTSD website at www.ptsd.va.gov