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VOL. 1/ ISSUE 11 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 35 cents The show went on four times. Thanks to an unexpected outpouring of support, on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 9 and 10, the movie Honor Flight made its local debut at Carmike Cinema 14, 1900 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. Vanessa Smolen, a local Honor Flight Network volunteer, found out about the movie by accident when browsing the web. She came upon a trailer for the documentary that follows World War II veterans as they participated in the Honor Flights program. I sat there and cried the entire time, Smolen said in an interview before the local showings. The Honor Flight Network is a national program that takes World War II veterans to see the memorial dedicated to them on the National Mall. It was erected in 2004. The cident, a year later. Smolen checked the movies web site to see where it was playing. It was in Naples, and I said, Im not going to go that far to see a movie, she said. But, Smolen also saw that folks have a chance to get the movie in aters willing to play it, and sell Theater packed for Honor Flight movieBy Patrick McCallister For Veteran Voice Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer A blueprint for returning vets Theres a blueprint to help re turning service members accli mate to their new civilian lives. Martin Marty Zickert, president of the Veterans Council of Indi an River County, said the Points of Light Institutes Community Blueprint will get started locally in 2013. Its going to be a big deal, he said. We hope to spread it throughout the Treasure Coast and get the Space Coast guys on board. The institutes website explains, The Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for com munities to produce positive, measurable outcomes for veterans, military members and their families. Mike Monroe is a Marine Corps veteran, and vice president of Mil itary Initiatives at the institute. He said the Community Blueprint was born in the Sunshine State About three years ago there was an off-site retreat (at the White Oak Plantation near Yulee) he er to discuss community needs ings out there is anything to help communities help veterans would help the communities. He said 12 of the participating organizations at the retreat decid ed to explore the issues recently discharged military members faced and form plans commu-Program designed to help transition from active duty to civilian lifeBy Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee BLUEPRINT page 3 See MOVIE page 4 Last-minute push sold out three of four showings

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To become a blueprint community, one or more organizations have to complete a needs assessment and survey, then submit an agreement to implement solutions to at least two of the eight items within a year. When done, the in stitute can provide volunteer help from the Veterans Leaders Corps, which operates through AmeriCorps. The Veteran Leader Corps has 75 members, and will grow to as many as 16,000 in coming years. Zickert said the Indian River Veterans Council opted to focus on behavioral health and reintegration. He said reintegration has service members because established veterans service orgatime crossing generation gaps to appeal to younger folks. (A returning veteran) walks in, looks around, and says, This is what veterans are all about, he said. They walk out and we nev er see them again. Behavioral health was selected, Zickert said, because many vetderstanding that the stresses of military life, especially in combat areas, affect them deeply. Ive yet to see anyone come back without (post-traumatic stress disorder) to some degree, he said. At press time, Monroe said there are about 20 blueprint communities. The goal is to get to 200 by 2014, he said. Well be adding about 10, 11 in the next month or so. Zickert said anyone wishing to help returning service members and veterans can call him for additional information about the Community Blueprint at (772) 569-9533. Were going to have a lot of sup port, we think, he said. Additionally, more information is at ty-blueprint. BLUEPRINT from page 1 to our country is a big reason they treat the employees so well. In turn, we work hard to make their retirement enjoyable, Green said. Responsible for soups and lunch specials, Greens delicious recipes are well-known and appreciated by members. When two Marine Corps wives approached Green with an idea they had to produce a soup cookbook for charity, her answer was an enthusiastic Yes! But before she could reduce the bulk recipes to a single gallon, she ents and cooking directions from her head, heart, and hands. Members Judi Bickmore and Nancy Carroll worked hard to edit, produce and taste-test recipes for the three-month book project sponsored by Indian River Colony Club Chapel Foundation. Simply Soup! A Collection of Soup Recipes From the Kitchen of Kathy Green, contains more than 50 soup recipes and cooking pointers, along with a section entitled, Things That Go With Soup. Proceeds from the locally printed $11 cookbook go to the Veterans Transitional Facility in Melbourne, which provides housing for homeless veterans. To purchase Simply Soup! A Collection of Soup Recipes From the Kitchen of Kathy Green, call (321) 255-6000. Photo courtesy of Joyce Wilden RECIPE from page 2

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4 JANUARY 18, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE enough advance tickets online. That was in early December. She talked to the theater, and contacted the movie promoters for one show. I thought one screening, she said. I didnt know what the capacity of the theater would be. Turned out, tickets sold quickly after she used social networking and e-mail lists of Honor Flight volunteers and participants to promote the local show. So, she booked a second show. That one sold out immediately, Smolen said. She talked to the theater management and movie promoters again and got showings three and four. But ticket sales had slowed, until Veteran Voice and Your Voice News & Views ran a press release advertising the movie. About a week later, they gave me the third of fourth showings, she said. But, once that Veteran Voice article came out it sold a lot more than I thought. They gave me bigger theaters for the third and fourth showings. One show was coming down to the wire, and didnt have enough tickets sold as a deadline approached, until an unexpected benefactor stepped up, fellow Honor Flight volunteer Dr. Shamsher Singh. I bought a few, but the show was in danger of not going on, he said in an interview before the showings. They had to sell a minimum number of tickets by (a deadline date), so I bought the rest they needed to make sure the show went on. I bought about 35 tickets. Singh, who was born in India, said hes long been very patriotic for his adopted country, but his professional friendships with many military veterans has made him more so. I gave (movie tickets) away to my patients already, he said. Im just giving them away. I bought them because I wanted the show to go on. Philip Borneman, a manager at time the theater has ever had the community bring a movie to it, rather than it offering movies to the community. Its something new to us, he said. Its not something we previously did. He predicted that opening the theater to movies promoted by members of the community may become a trend. I think we will (do this again), Borneman said. I think with this event, people will get excited about the opportunity to see the content they want to see here. Smolen said more than 400 advance tickets were sold for the local shows. Tickets were $12 each, and shell get a small portion of the proceeds. Not enough to cover her expenses, however. For example, she purchased 500 small American to donate it to the local Honor Flight program. For additional information about the movie, visit ie.com. For more about the national Honor Flight Network, see honInformation about the Washington, D.C., World War II Monument is at wwiimemorial.com. The local Honor Flight program, called a hub, is online at honorTed ElkinsPublisherSteve ErlangerPartnerPhil GaldysDebbi DenningJennifer ToombsDave MercierTammy RaitsMitch KloorfainNicole RodriguezPatrick BernadeauShelley KoppelDonna MarinakEricka King SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.com e Voice of Experience Carol Gerback John Phoh through a at Carmike Theater in St. Lucie West on Jan. the memorials created in their honor in Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer MOVIE from page 1

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S t a r to f f t h e N e w Y e a rw i t hG r e a t E n t e r t a i n m e n t S t a r to f f t h e N e w Y e a rw i t hG r e a t E n t e r t a i n m e n t F o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f a l l s h o w s c o n f i r m e d t o d a t e o r f o r m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e F o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f a l l s h o w s c o n f i r m e d t o d a t e o r f o r m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e 2 0 1 2 / 1 3 S u n r i s e T h e a t r e P r e s e n t i n g S p o n s o r s 1647 8 JANUARY 18, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Hollywood tenor, a blonde bomb shell in the Jane Russell mode and the girl next door, a la June Allyson. Madaras said that the bombshell, Betty Blake, is based in part on Frances Langford, the actress who is a beloved part of Stuart history. There is also a band, led by real-life bandleader Rob Martino. For the second act, the group is called upon to do an emergency live radio broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. The role of the studio audience is played by the Lyric audience. We turn the stage into a ra dio studio, Madaras said. There are skits, jingles and commercials for things like Maxwell House Coffee. We end the show with a big salute to the military with Photo courtesy of Jody Madaras HANDS from page 6 See HANDS page 10

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes 17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of My Three Sons 19. Oprahs Broadway show 22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 23. Oarlock 24. Agile, lively (nautical) 25. Skim or dart 26. And, Latin 27. Embodies 28. Gallivants 30. Hyperbolic cosecant 32. Rural delivery 33. Atomic #89 34. Opposite of wealthy 36. Imus and Knotts 39. Yellow ageratum species 41. Large tropical Am. lizard 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 47. Death in the Family author 48. Liquors from rice 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 52. 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 53. Two-year-old sheep 54. Hyrax or cony 55. Engine additive CLUES DOWN 1. Danish krone (abbr.) 2. Insect repellents 3. Move sideways 4. Octobers birthstones 5. __ Alto, California city 6. Mark of healed tissue 7. Somewhat purple 8. Egg mixture cooked until just set 9. Past tense of bid 11. Ancient stone slab bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. Waiting for Lefty playwright 21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun barrel spirals 29. Youth loved by Aphrodite 30. Get by begging 31. Cleans by scrubbing vigorously 34. Bubonic calamity 35. Radioactivity unit 37. Bow (Sanskrit) 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) 43. Something that is owed 44. Mild exclamation 45. River in Spain 49. Variation of 17 down SUDOKU CR OSSW ORD 1584 MOZART MEETS MONTY PYTHON La Diva Tenors 1629 848 S.E. BECKER ROAD PORT SAINT LUCIE, Reservations Required (772)-785-5220 Includes the Following:1 HOUSE BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE TO INCLUDE DRAFT BEER, HOUSE WINE, WELL DRINK, SOFT DRINK OR COFFEE $3.00 up charges for Call brand cocktails, martinis and on the rocks HOUSE SALAD WITH HOUSE DRESSING or SOUP OF THE DAY DINNER ROLL WITH BUTTER CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ENTREES : GRILLED SALMON SESAME SEARED TUNA MACADAMIA GROUPER FILET COCONUT SHRIMP SHRIMP WITH TORTELLINI ALFREDO MEATBALL AND SAUSAGE OVER LINGUINI CHICKEN PARMIGIANCHICKEN CORDAN BLEU` CHICKEN BREAST MARSALAGRILLED PORK CHOP PETITE FILET MIGNON NEW YORK STRIP STEAK All above entrees include chefs starch and chefs vegetable CHEESECAKE / DESSERT OF THE DAY 5:00 6:00 (RESERVATIONS for 8 or more ) FIRST COME FIRST SERVED MUST BE SEATED AND YOUR Sunset Dining Specials $17.95 Plus tax and Gratuity-Per Person ($3500 Value)1634 U P C OMING EVENTSJanuary 18, 2013 WINE PAIRING February 14,2013 V A L EN T INE S D A Y VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 18, 2013 9 The AVG was disbanded at midnight after its last mission on July 4, 1942. It had only been seven bat. But that was not to be the end of the Flying Tiger legend. The AVG was replaced initially with the China Air Task Force and ultimately, as the American forces strengthened; the 14th Air Force was formed with Chennault as rd Fighter Group and since it, along with all the other organizations in the 14th Air Force, were in the same theater of operations, conducting the same missions against the Japanese, they also picked up the nickname of Flying Tigers -and the name lived on. This legacy continues today with the 23rd Fighter Group at Moody Air Force Base with their famous A-10 Warthogs; descening Tiger heroes. Additionally, right here at Patrick AFB, the 45th Space Wing is a subordinate command of the present day 14th Air Force and can also trace its lineage back to Claire Chennault and the famous Flying Tigers. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terry Yon for the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville. He can be reached at the museum, (321) 268-1941 or by email at vacwarbirds@bellsouth.net. TIGERS from page 7

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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. 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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. 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