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VOL. 1/ ISSUE 10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 35 cents Site helps vets market MELBOURNE Brian St. Ours is passionate about helping veterans. The Navy veteran is the founder of, a nation-wide, user-friendly directory of businesses owned by veterans, active duty military, reservists, service-disabled veterans and even service spouses. St. Ours background is in web-based marketing, especially in the hi-tech industry. He is the founder of eWareness, a marketthe VeteranOwnedBusiness site came to him a few years ago at a trade show. I was working for a hightech company in Melbourne, he said. I was asked if one of the owners was a vet, because there was a push to try to get gov ernment contracts to businesses owned by disabled vets. St. Ours discovered that the was veteran-owned was to ask. I left the trade show and put together a business plan for We launched the full site on Veterans Day, 2008. The idea was to have a full online resource for those who want to start a business, and market themselves as a vet eran-owned business. There is no charge for anyone using the site: not for the listing, not for the marketing help and not for those looking for a busi ness to hire. Right now, St. Ours business, eWareness, is funding the project. It is his way of giving back. If we charge, wed have a dif nesses are our goal. The mission is to empower small businesses Photo courtesy Brian St. Ours Brian St. Ours founded See VOB page 2 Staff writer


2 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE owned by vets with the hope that when they grow the business, they will look for vets to hire and cut the unemployment rate among vets. Simply by word-of-mouth, VOB has 15,000 members in every state. With a so trades and businesses within a 50-mile radius. Some of the businesses are one-man operations. Others are larger. The one thing every business owner must be is a veteran. through listings to make sure we have con crete evidence they are vets, St. Ours said. We do our due diligence. Some people are skeptical. They think well sell the informa tion. We never give away email addresses. The phone numbers are on the site. VOB is geared to anyone who did serve, is serving or is a military spouse, he said. The second most important job in the military is that of spouse. If the husband or wife is in Afghanistan, the spouse is home, running the business. The government doesnt recognize that. The site averages 125,000 unique visits a month from people wanting to list a business from one woman in New York. She found a plumber and a roofer in her area, all on VOB, he said. Her grandson was in Afghanistan and she wanted to show support. While helping veteran-owned businesses succeed is one goal, it is not St. Ours only goal. Were in the process of launching Vets Hire Vets, he said. It will be a free job bank. We did a survey of our members a few months ago and 97 percent of those surveyed preferred to hire a vet and would pay more for a vet. Thats why were starting the Vets Hire Vets Initiative. We average 500 emails a day three years (without work). The government takes forever. It doesnt move quickly. Its like a giant elephant youre trying to take for a walk. Our goal is on the private side to make the job easier, we can make a dent in the unemployment among vets. For St. Ours, patronizing a veteran-owned business or hiring a vet is not just patriotic, its good business. Im a vet, he said. Its about the camara derie, the loyalty, the respect, the dedication. People in the military take responsibility. These are things that are drilled into you. Ultimately, St. Ours hopes that veter nity. We hear about small contracts, he said. For a small business, a $100,000 contract allows them to hire two more people. If 1 percent of our member base can turn around and give back to help fellow vets, that will have a bigger impact than (action) at a higher level. The sooner they grow, the sooner they can hire fellow vets and the sooner they can give back to the community. Its a full circle. If the site helps a vet, at the end of the day, I feel great and my job is done. For more information about, visit the website www.veter or call 1(877) 8625478. You can also visit them on Facebook at Facebook/veteranownedbusiness. VOB from page 1 Call us at (772) 878-7271 for your free VA pension planning CD or to learn how you may qualify for up to $2,019/month in tax-free income! 1506 350 NW California Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 772-336-9956 617-650-0130 BoldTunes Inidvidual Concert Tickets $20 / $35 Season Tickets (all 4 shows) $70 Students Half Price / Children Under 13 Free Group Tickets Available Concert Series Presenting ... 1505 Monday February 18 7:00 PM The Vienna Boys Choir* Francesco Attesti February 1 The Boston String Quartet February 4 The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony February 11 The Vienna Boys Choir February 18 1501S Corporation Shareholder? Earlier this year the IRS armed its authority to re-characterize distributions as salary for shareholder-employees of S corporations. If your CPA or tax advisor has you taking a salary which is only a fraction of your total distributions you could be facing huge tax liabilities, penalties and interest. If you are not paying yourself what the IRS considers reasonable compensation IRS will say you are intentionally avoiding employment taxes and they could be right. We will review your situation at no cost or obligation.Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EACertied Public Accountant and Enrolled Agentcall: (772) 878-3703web:


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 11, 2013 3 15,000th member We have been in the USA Fast facts Shane D IrelandFinancial Advisor1172 Sw 30th Street Ste 3 Palm City, FL 34990 772-219-44541533 Keep Your Retirement on Solid Ground Even If Things at Work AreUp in the Air.Few things are as stressful as worrying about work. Because its easy to feel like things are out of control, its essential to This is especially true when it comes to your retirement savings. Edward Jones can help. Well start by getting to know your goals. Then well sort through your current situation and work with you face to face to develop a strategy that can help you keep your retirement on track.To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call or visit today. Few things are as stressful as worrying about work. Because its easy to feel like things are out of control, its essential to consider any nancial decision carefully. This is especially true when it comes to your retirement savings. Edward Jones can help. Well start by getting to know your goals. Then well sort through your current situation and work with you face to face to develop a strategy that can help you keep your retirement on track. rfntb b To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call or visit Member SIPC Shane D IrelandFinancial Advisor.1172 Sw 30th Street Ste 3 Palm City, FL 34990 772-219-4454 Providing Excellence with State-of-the-Art Dentistry including:Comprehensive Family Dental Care Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Crowns Implant Reconstructions Teeth in a DayTeeth Whitening Composite RestorationsComplete Personal and Professional ServiceWelcoming New PatientsEveryone is treated like family. e caring courteous team will make your dentalexperience worthwhile from start to nish S.B.P.omas A. Galinis, DMD Shannon P. Galinis, DMD T.L. Plymale, DDSGeneral & Cosmetic Dentistry2812 SW Mapp Road Palm City, FL 34990 (772) 220-8750 Fax contact @GalinisSmiles.comwww 1532 Commitment to ExcellenceAesthetic Dentistry of Palm City is Proud to give their Patients something to smile about. Our state ofthe-art technology and dental expertise will meet the needs of every patient.Dr. Shannon Plymate Galinis Dr. Thomas A. Galinis FREE 4 HOURS OF SERVICE*NON-MEDICAL SERVICES: Light Housekeeping Meal Prep Transportation Shopping & ErrandsAND MUCH MORE ...We accept ALL Long Term Care InsurancesMEDICAL SERVICES: Bathing Ambulating Medication & Care Management 1172 SW 30th St. Suite*With Purchase of 4 hours. New Clients Only. 1537 HOME HEAL THCARE YO U CAN TRU STnautilusSenior Home Care


4 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Ted ElkinsPublisherSteve ErlangerPartnerPhil GaldysDebbi DenningJennifer ToombsDave MercierTammy RaitsMitch KloorfainNicole RodriguezPatrick BernadeauShelley KoppelDonna MarinakEricka King SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 e Voice of Experience The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Park is getting some improvements by the end of the year. Later this month the Vet erans Memorial Park Expansion Advisory Committee will have its how to use a $700,000 state grant and possibly seek private funding to expand the military museum and monuments at the park. We put together an expansion committee, Bill Vagianos, president of Veterans Memorial Center, said. We have not really developed an expansion plan. The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center is in a county-owned building located on 2.6 acres. Jack Masson, the countys parks and recreation director, said that Brevard bought about 50 acres by the existing park 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island from Pulte Homes in 2010. About 30 acres was for See MEMORIAL page 5 By Patrick McCallister


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 11, 2013 5 stormwater management. Howev er, about $750,000 of the purchase price came from the Parks and Recreation budget. Within that 52 acres, Parks and Recreation purchased about 22 acres for the expansion of the vet erans properties, Masson said. We applied for a grant with the Florida Communities Trust for some improvements on that 22 acres. The Florida Communities Trust grant program is part of the Forever Florida program. Masson said that the county applied for the grant to build elevated board walks, pavilions and additional parking. The state approved the grant, but the county hasnt received it by press time. Recently, the Board of County Commission ers appointed six to the newly formed park-expansion advisory committee. All are veterans, Mas son said. What the Veterans Memorial Center would also like to do with the purchased property is expand its building to accommodate its large stock of museum items. That use isnt included in the grant, however. Vagianos said donors have been very kind to the museum over the years. We have Spanish-American War mementos, he said. The county is running out of space for us to store them. Additionally, both men said there are hopes to use the additional park acres to recognize the contributions of military mem bers and veterans to the nation and community. Masson said its an opportunity to give particular recognition to a local man. One (local veterans group) is interested in a Medal of Honor Park, he said. Thats to honor Emory L. Bennett. The New Smyrna Beach native moved to Brevard when he was 6. After graduating Cocoa High School, Bennett joined the Army in 1950. On June 24, 1951, ferocious attack so his unit could regroup into defensive positions. He succumbed to gunshot wounds that day. Six months later, he was post humously awarded the nations highest military honor, the Medal of Honor. MEMORIAL from page 4 See MEMORIAL page 6 1535


6 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The citation that accompanied the honor reads, Upon orders to move back, Pfc. Bennett voluntari ly remained to provide covering and, defying the enemy, continued to sweep the charging foe with wounded. His and intrepid actions saved the position from being overrun and enabled the company to effect an orderly withdrawal. Meetings of the Veterans Me morial Park Expansion Advisory Committee will be open to the public. The museum at the Veterans Memorial Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For information, call (321) 453-1776. MEMORIAL from page 5 772-878-8134 1503 After Christmas SALE!SERVICES OFFERED C ertified R olex R epair Appraisals C ustom D esign D iamond Setting Jewelry R epair Pearl R estringing R emounting Watch R epair BatteriesAll R epairs D one on Site Same D ay Service Layaway Plans1625 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, F L 34986 J B-O Sup to 70% OFF Photos: Min: Tim Hartis; Stadium, Brengle, Doubles: USTA; Townsend: Anthony Behar 2012 USTA. All rights reserved. THE ROAD TO THE U.S. OPENbegins at THE RACQUET CLUB AT TESORO To BenefitSponsored byJanuary 13-20th, 2013 The Racquet Club at Tesoro 772.345.2100for more information Sinkula Wealth Management 1524


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 11, 2013 7 BBC way Retired Capt. Carl D. Keske will present BBC History of World War II, a 10-week series of war documentaries, at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Jan. 9 and will continue through March 13 at the Blake Library, located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart. Keske provides commentary for these documentaries, which consist of all new subtitles. A question-and-answer a quiz at the end, and the winner will be awarded a WWII book. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information about these or other Chautauqua South events, call (772) 221-1403, or pick up a Library Connection at any branch library, or visit the library website at http://www. Also, attend the history lecture series with Josh Liller: Civil War 150th Anniversary Stones River. 3-5 p.m. Jan. 11. Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. (772) 221-1403; A RE YOU READY FOR LAORETTI?BASIC SAND SHOTS ... The stance should be more open, meaning right foot closer to the intended line than your left You should aim 3-5 feet left of pin. The club should go back on a parallel line to your feet with the club face wide open most golfers dont open the face enough. Picture the ball as a fried egg trying to hit the white part around the yolk, 2-3 inches behind the ball. This is a full swing back and thru no short swings. Slap the sand, dont pick it. Good Luck FAIRWAY BUNKER SHOT ... 1 inch. Feet should be a little wider than normal with a sound base. You really want to try to pick the ball out of the sand. Try to eliminate a big turn its basically an arm shoulder swing with little lower body action. The backswing should be a little shorter than-a-normal swing. The reason for the Basically youre trying to punch the ball The more your swing your body your more apt to hit the ball fat So tighten the swing up. Good Luck Larry Laoretti Call me at 772-285-6467 for appointment. All lessons are given at the Fox Club in Palm City.More tips to follow in coming weeks. 1523 Larrys Golf Tips of the Week $48..Before 11 AM$40.....After 11 AM$30.......After 2 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax)IN SEASON20 PLA Y LOY ALITY C ARDSave over 15%772-465-81101600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee Time From US1, turn East on Ohio A ve., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES Call for Mens & Womens League Info.1545 1550


8 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Edward Jones Investments and Inc, are asking Treasure Coast residents to help troops call home by donating gently used cellular phones. With ongoing deployments to combat areas and elsewhere, as many as 369,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas. By donating gently used cellular phones to Cell Phones for Sol diers, Martin County residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home. Residents can donate their phones to the cause at Edward Jones Investments located at: 1172 Southwest 30th St., Suite 3 Palm City. Cell Phones for Soldiers cre ates a vital link to home for our troops by enabling them to speak with family and friends when the support of loved ones is needed cial advisor with Edward Jones. Edward Jones is proud to partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers and provide our clients with an opportunity to support those who Siblings Robbie and Brittany Bergquist founded Cell Phones for Soldiers at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since proSee PHONES page 9 1542 Expires 1/18/13 Expires 1/18/13 Expires 1/18/13 Voted the Best Catering on the Treasure Coast Let Us Fulfill Your Every Desire for Your SPECIAL CA TERING EVENT! A ccommodations for up to 250 Guests for Any affair. Happy Hour All NightMon. & Tues. Sunday Brunch Free Champagne, Mimosa or Bloody Mary the Last Sunday of Every Month Full Bar Happy Hour, 2 for 1 House, 4pm 5:30pm A GREA T OCEAN FR ONT REST A URANT IN SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND! OCEAN FR ONT DINING OPEN TO THE PUBLI C 2400 S. Ocean Dr. Ft. Pierce, FL 34949 772-468-4929www.theinnatocenvillage.com1557


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 11, 2013 9 vided more than 114 million minutes of free talk time to service men and women stationed around the world. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase pre-paid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers distributes 12,000 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals. Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations like Edward Jones that take the initiative to support our troops, said co-founder Brittany Bergquist. We have also watched the communication gap between our armed forces and their loved ones continue to grow as more troops are deployed for their third or fourth tour overseas. Donated phones are sent to Michigan based recellular for recycling. For every donated phone valued at just $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops. Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. (CPFS) is a 501(c) deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. Based in Norwell, Mass., CPFS was founded in 2004. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations, the organization has raised more than $7 million, collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time. For more information, go to www.cellphones or http:// from page 8 The Valiant Air Command is proud to announce that one of its most vener able warbirds has once again; the C-47 TiCo Belle. From the Nor mandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there -over 68 years ago. Now, YOU can experience all this history as a special and unique present for yourself, or someone you love. Call or email ( us for additional information, or to get opportunity when the Tico Belle, returns to the skies with you aboard; complete with what it must have been like on that fateful June 6th, 1944. A day when the freedom of a world hung in the balance as she made her way in the pre-dawn darkness towards the beaches of Normandy; part of the largest aerial invasion armada the world has ever seen. The Valiant Air Command Museum is located at the Space Coast Regional Airport at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. Our website is and our phone number is (321) 268-1941. Photo courtesy of Terry Yon CLUES ACROSS 1. Winter capital of Kashmir 6. So. African Music Awards 11. The Bay State 14. A disorderly crowd 15. Actress Greta 16. Expression of surprise 18. Storybook elephant 21. John Jacob __, capitalist 23. Mulled wine 25. Membrane around the lungs 26. Shows how something works 28. Canonized 29. Layers bonded together 31. A vessel or duct 35. Female sibling 36. Israeli capital 39. Blocked in fencing 40. 98942 WA 44. Gasoline hydrocarbon rating 45. Light snacks with drinks 48. Am. composer & diarist Ned 50. A waterproof raincoat 51. Accumulate a large quantity 56. Am. Newspaper Assoc. 62. __ and Venzetti 63. Female servants CLUES DOWN 1. Poked at 2. Equally 3. Manuscript (abbr.) 4. Periodical (slang) 5. Fiddler crabs 6. Hero sandwich 7. Volcanic mountain in Japan 8. Of I 9. Indicates position 10. Legislative acts 11. Low sustained cry 12. Human resources (abbr.) 13. Supported by a prop 14. Megabyte 17. 9/11 Memorial designer Michael 19. The years someone has existed 20. Distilled from fermented molasses 21. a.k.a. 22. Estonian kroon = 100 24. The sun 25. Wide metal cooking vessel 27. Caesar or cobb 28. Building lots 30. 1/1000 inch 31. Apexes 32. Firth of Clydes largest island 33. Bringing suit 36. Forsyth novel The Day of The ___ 37. Perceive with the eyes 38. Was introduced to 39. Lines of verse 41. Household god (Roman) 42. Military mailbox 43. Challenge aggressively 46. Posted 49. One thousandth of an ampere 51. Generals assistant (abbr.) 52. Bovine sound 53. Associated press 54. Opposite of LTM 55. A very large body of water 58. Mas partner 59. Integrated circuit 60. Rhode Island 61. Potato state SUDOKU1519-h CR OSSW ORD


10 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The Valiant Air Command will hold the 36th annual three-day Tico Warbird Airshow March 22, 23 and 24. This year the airshow will be dedicated to the famous B-17 Flying Fortress and the 70th anniversary of the Memphis Belle reaching 25 missions -and for ileged to have the United States Air Force Thunderbirds performing! It promises to be a very special airshow with the Thunderbirds and some 75-80 vintage aircraft great warbirds such as the P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, F-8 Crusader, Grumman Wildcat, Avenger, F-4U Corsair, B-17, B-25s and many, many more. Additionally, the Valiant Air Command will have other mod tles, as well as vendors, exhibits and displays. The museum will be offering rides in the vintage Normandy invasion. There will be helicopter and bi-plane rides as well. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the airshow starts at 1 p.m., but there is plenty to do in the morning. There will be enter tainment, an antique automobile showing, lots to see, warbirds to photograph, combat pilots to talk to, vendors to visit and mock battles to watch. The airshow is a combination country fair, threering circus and Fourth of July all rolled into one -visit and become a part of history! So mark your calendars; visitors come from around the world. For more information con tact: (321) 268-1941, email us at Visit the website at www. to purchase advance tickets on-line and read more. And dont forget about the museum; its open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through out the year. You can see many of the same vintage warbirds and other memorabilia at the museum throughout the year. 1518 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM TO 5PM (321) 268-1941 www.vacwarbirds.org1525 Fill Your Tank 3 Times and get Your 4th FREE! Fresh Fruit & Vegetables FREE PROPANE! 3239 SW Mapp Rd., Palm City accross from the new Palm City Fire Station 219-8170Palm City Farmers Market1540Hours: M-F 10 AM-6PM Sat. 10 AM 5PM4 Ears of Local Corn FREE! With Each Purchase. While Supplies Last WATCH REPAIR C LINIC S 772-872-7310 1555 Rolex C leaning$149PARTS NOT INCLUDED


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12 JANUARY 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Donna Carlsen Phone: (772) 337-5670 Fax: (772) 337-5678 veterans@stlucieco.orgDorothy J. Conrad Building(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.) 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 By appointment Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Lucie County Community Services Bldg.(Corner of Avenue D and 7th Street) 437 N. Seventh St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Walk-ins Mon. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Brevard Veterans Services Office2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B, Suite 102 Viera, FL 32940 Office: (321) 633-2012 Fax: (321) 637-5432 Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-noon Manager: Glenn McGuffieIndian River CountyJoel Herman Vero Beach 2525 St. Lucie Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Ph: (772) 226-1499 Fax: (772) 770-5038Sebastian Square 11602 U.S. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 Ph: (772) 589-6597 Fax: (772) 581-4988Martin CountyTony Reese, Veterans Service Office Supervisor Nick Ciotti, Veterans Service Officer (772) 288-5448Veterans Services OfficeMartin County Community Services 435 S.E. Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Important Telephone Numbers (from Martin website need to check) VA Life Insurance Ctr., Phil., PA 1-800-669-8477 VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 VA Medical Ctr, W. Palm Beach 1-800-972-8262 Pharmacy, VA Medical Center 1-800-317-8387 Military Retired Pay Activities, Cleveland, OH (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force ONLY) 1-800-321-1080 Military Retired Pay Activities, Topeka, KS (Coast Guard ONLY) 1-800-772-8724 Survivor Benefits (SBP), Denver, CO 1-800-435-3396 Stuart VA Clinic (772) 288-0304 Okeechobee CountyVeterans Services office (863) 763-6441, Ext 5. Fax: (863) 7630118.Orlando VA Medical Cente5201 Raymond St., Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 629-1599 or (800) 922-7521Telephone Care(407) 599-1404 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (800) 645-6895 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon Fri (321) 637-3625 Viera patients 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center7305 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 (561) 422-8262 or (800) 972-8262 Telephone Care(561) 422-6838 (866) 383-9036 Open 24 hours 7 daysViera VA Outpatient Clinic2900 Veterans Way, Viera, FL 32940 Phone: (321) 637-3788 1 (877) 8788387 Mon. Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.St Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient Program 126 S.W. Chamber Court, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 878-7876Fort Pierce Community Based Outpatient Clinic727 North U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Phone: (772) 595-5150 Fax: (772) 595-6560St Lucie Community Based Outpatient Clinic128 S.W. Chamber Court, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 344-9288Stuart Community Based Outpatient Clinic 3501 S E Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: (772) 288-0304 Fax: (772) 288-1371Vero Beach Community Based Outpatient Clinic372 17th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 299-4623 Fax: (772) 299-4632IMPORTANT N UMBERS ... Veteran Voice is a weekly publication designed to provide information to and about veterans to veterans and to the broader community. Veterans are an integral part of their Florida communities, which currently have individual organizations of their own, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a narrow focus, but no convenient way to connect to a wider population of veterans and to the community in general within a limited geographic area, their community. The mission of Veteran Voice is to publish a weekly source of information that will provide, in one place, a listing of resources available to veterans, articles about changes in policies or organizations affecting veterans and events of interest to veterans as well as articles about veterans of interest to the general public. Veteran Voice LLC is organized as a partnership of experienced newspaper executives with an interest in veterans and in the communities of Florida veterans and friends. VV is a start-up intended to address a perceived lack of information readily available to veterans on programs and policies affecting them and objective reporting of veteran affairs to the public. To our knowledge, and based on comments from lead ers of local veterans organizations, there was no media or website currently meeting this need until the launch of VeteranVoice. We hope you agree, and will support this publication with your subscription. 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