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VOL. 1/ISSUE 17 FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 35 centsGroup honored for vet work CAPE CANAVERAL Valiant Air Command and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have partnered to offer a special ticket package in celebration of the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow, March 22-24. The Ultimate Aviation Combo package includes a one-day admission to the TiCo Warbird Air Show and a one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex valid March 22-24. The Ultimate Aviation Com bo package provides the public with an opportunity to share their pride for two of mankinds greatest achievements in avia and aerial maneuvers at the TiCo Warbird AirShow and a journey through more than 50 years of Americas greatest space adventures at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, said of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Showcasing the pride and precision of Americas Warbirds, the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow is a celebration of past and present. Highlights of this years show include an air performance by the United States Air Forces Thunderbirds the show and a B-17 Flying Fortress; a great bomber made famous throughout the WWII European Theater. In addition to the exciting air performanc -KSC, VAC partner to offer Ultimate Aviation Combo package featuring the USAF Thunderbirds Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force E. Reid Jr.Package includes admission to the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow March 22-24, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex For Veteran Voice ST. LUCIE WEST Thanks to the tireless efforts of one local group, 43 World War II veterans were able to visit the national memorial in Washington, D.C., which was constructed in their honor. The Fourth Degree Knights of Our Lady of Fatima Assembly, which is part of the nationally organized Knights of Columbus, raised approximately $42,000 last year to send area veterans on the September trip, member Tony Frasca of the PGA Village said. Frasca, a 4th degree Knight of St. Bernadette Catholic Churchs Council Knights of Columbus, said the group teamed up with the St. Lucie County Fire District, the New York Mets and the city of Port St. Lucie to fundraise. Frasca said most of the veterans were in their 80s and 90s. The money was given to Honor Flight, a day trip, Frasca said. According to the latest statistics show WWII veter ans are dying at a rate of approx imately 800 per day. The organization, which has hubs across the country, aims to transport veterans free of charge to see By Nicole Rodriguez Staff writer nrodriguez@yourvoiceweekly.comSee HONOR page 2 See KSC page 3 2243 Providing weekly news, information and updates for veterans and their families. Call (772) 20 4-2409 or go to today to subscribe.


2 MARCH 1, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE memorials dedicated to salute their service. Its very important to get them to Washington, D.C., Frasca said. Most will pass away before seeing it. Frasca said he is forever men made during WWII. He said the group, which has more than 225 members, aims to give back to veterans. They meet once a month at St. Ber nadettes in St. Lucie West. Patriotism is the motto of the 4th degree and it is a self less labor of love, Frasca said. For their remarkable fund raising efforts, the group received an International Service Program Award from the Knights of Columbus in No vember at the annual Supreme Convention. A month before, the group was awarded the State Province Award from the national organization, Frasca said, who added the group plans to help veterans again this year. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organiza tion founded in 1882 and head quartered in New Haven, Conn. The organization provides service to those in need. There are more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members worldwide. The State and International Service Program Awards competitions annually recognize the best programs conducted by local councils in the areas of church, community, council, family, culture of life and youth activities, the Knights of Columbus website states. The parishs priest said the groups work is extraordinary. They are a wonderful ex ample of what it is to be a good steward, the Rev. Victor Ulto said. Its a way to say, thank you and empower them to see the national monument. Its so wonderful. kofc. org HONOR from page 1Independent Budget now out for inspectionIts among the most important annual publications for veterans, the Earlier this month, the latest edition was released. Its the 27th year. The annual report and recommendations to Congress is co-au thored by the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Another 54 organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, Easter Seals, and Air Force Association added their support to recommendations in the this year. We can possibly have a bit more were the only game in town, Carl Blake, national legislative director of the Paralyzed Veterans of Amer ica, said. Its 2013-2014 budget talk time in Washington, D.C. Thing is, no ones talking about 2014. This is a rare year where the administration is yet to release its own budget, Blake said. No ones because theyre still talking about sequestration talk going on. Previously, Congress passed and By Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee BUDGET page 5 Its very important to get them to Washington, D.C. Most will pass away before seeing it. Tony Frasca 4th degree Knight of St. Bernadette Catholic Churchs Council Knights of Columbus Three Redneck Tenors 2294


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MARCH 1, 2013 3 es, guests can enjoy more than 70 vintage aircrafts on display, exhibits, musical entertainment and specialty vendors. Valiant Air Command is time with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to provide an adventures, said Col. Terry Yon, Air Command. The TiCo Warbird AirShow is being held at the Space Coast Regional Airport, located on 355 Golden Knights Blvd. in Titus ville. For more information on the airshow, visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attrac tions and year-round interactive programs, including an opportunity to meet a real astronaut. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the VABs exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket. Coming to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in spring 2013 is the opening of the new Angry Birds Space Encounter attraction. This one-of-a-kind ex perience brings Rovio Entertainments globally successful Angry Birds franchise to life in a unique multi-faceted adventure featuring Danger Zone, Eggsteroids Slingshot and Red Planet Lazer Challenge. The Ultimate Aviation Com bo package is available at or by calling (877) 313-2610. Combo tickets can also be purchased in person at the Valiant Air Com mand Museum. The ticket package is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, featuring an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience, two Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, lo cated six miles west of the Visitor Complex, which features a his toric spacecraft and the worlds largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia. It is open daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Ad mission is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Com manders Club Annual Pass is $63 plus tax for adults and $53 plus tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call (877) 313-2610 or visit The Valiant Air Command was started by a group of 12 indi viduals in 1977. It was formed to perpetuate the history and culture of military aviation, to encourage the gathering of men and women in camaraderie, re search and warbird restoration, to serve as an educational tool for young and old alike and to assure that the memory of all those who gave their lives in service to their country shall not perish. The Valiant Air Command is a tax-ex ucational museum that currently has 10 acres of property at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. The museum displays, main tains and restores all types of air craft that were indigenous to the worlds military Air Forces from WWI to the present. The facilities consist of three exhibit hangars and two separate museum areas with some 35-40 vintage warbirds on display at any time. The cost of the museum is $18 for adults and $5 for children up to age 12. Special rates for tour groups and for special events such as birthdays, meeting, wedding, par ties, etc., are available. Come in take a tour and become a part of history! KSC from page 1 to innovation WASHINGTON The De partment of Veterans Affairs is launching the VA Center for commitment to innovation and building on the success of the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2). Ideas are the heart of inno vation and VACI provides a dynamic ecosystem that lowers the barrier of entry for innovation within VA, said Eric K. Shinse ki, secretary of Veterans Affairs. The new Innovation Fellows Program, Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, and Partnerships Program will bring proven innovators from government and the private sector into VA to fo cus on high-opportunity areas. Launched in 2010, VAi2 From the Department of Veterans Affairs 12,000 Copies Distributed at the call us today (772) 204-2409Veteran Voice, LLC. 1919 SW South Macedo Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS in a Special Print Edition of Special Advertising Rates2242 2317


4 MARCH 1, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore WilsonPublisherPartnerPhil GaldysDave MercierTammy RaitsMitch KloorfainShelley KoppelDonna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 e Voice of Experience Photo courtesy of Pete SaylesWrapping up the toys Anderson, born in the south Georgia farming community of Glennville during the Great Depression. Cute little Gloria was a playmate, destined to become a life-long companion. School life in the small town centered on a long building with classrooms astride a single hallway, down which students progressed with each passing year. In grade 10, Gloria joined the class and romance blossomed. Depression lessons bred practicality, and Gene worked at odd jobs as well as at the local Ford dealership, 1937 Ford V-60. North Georgia College Gene Anderson: Just do itBy Joyce Wilden For Veteran VoiceSee ANDERSON page 9


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MARCH 1, 2013 5 the president signed the Budget Control Act of 2011. The Joint duction, often called the super committee, formed to work out a deal for Congress to raise the fed eral governments debt ceiling to avoid sovereign default on previ ously-appropriated spending. The committee hatched the idea of giving Congress and President Barack Obama a frightening prospect if they couldnt agree on budget cuts and revenue increases sequestration, automatic across-the-board spending cuts over 10 years accompanied by expiring tax reductions. Many bethat could send the nation into recession would force Congress and the president to work toward more agreeable solutions. While some compromises have happened, the Congress and White House are still locked in budget battles that will end in sequestration if not resolved. In the meantime, the capital and nation are at a 2014 budget standstill. The Department of Veterans Affairs is insulated from seques tration, but will need appropria tions to fully operate into the next 1. The VAs budget is split between mandatory and discretionary spending. For example, retire ment pensions are a mandatory spending, whereas veterans health care is discretionary spending. The focuses on discretionary spending. Congress appropriated about $64 billion for discretion year, close to $2.7 billion more than for 2012. The recommends increasing discretionary spending to about $68.4 billion in national legislative director of the DAV, said some of that recom mended increase is for reducing a longstanding problem at the VA. The most important thing for the average veteran is our rec ommendations for improving the claims process, he said. That directly impacts veterans out there. The most important part is the paperless claims process. Having VA input all the papers into a searchable electronic database. It would speed the process up. The recommends about $3.4 billion for needed technologies to create a paperless claims process. In recent years the VA has about at any given time. Additionally, in recent years, about 600,000 claims have been awaiting deci sions for 125 or more days. Ray Kelley, national legislative director for the VFW, said that over the last 26 years members of Congress and their staffs, along with veterans advocates, have increasingly turned to the to understand and explain issues at the VA. It is a single place you can go from Agent Orange and Korea to annual cost-of-living adjust ments, he said. It will talk about anything anyone has questions about and in a voice anyone can understand. Most of the issues ly and have a few paragraphs or pages of explanation. The is online at BUDGET from page 2The most important thing for the average veteran is our recommendations for improv ing the claims process. That directly impacts veterans out there. The most important part is the paperless claims process. 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6 MARCH 1, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Indian River Colony Club sponsors U.S. Army Field Band The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will contin ue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, on April 15 at 7:30. The Field Bands concert in Melbourne is sponsored by Indian River Colony Club. As the premier touring musi cal representative for the Unit ed States Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world. Since its formation in 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents. Along with the Soldiers Cho rus, which was founded in 1957, this 65-member Concert Band presents a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selec tions, and instrumental and vocal solos. A music critic for the called a Field Band performance a cause to stand up and cheer. Past performance highlights include World War II 50th an niversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, For Veteran VoiceSee BAND page 11 Larry Laoretti Call me at 772-285-6467 for appointment. All lessons are given at the Fox Club in Palm City. 2234 Rickie Lee, Tiger, Rory, or anyone of the 144 tour players that will be here at the PGA National Golf Course playing in the Honda Classic from Fe. 25th March 3rd. If you love golf this is a must see golf event. Get there early and watch your favorite player go thru his warm ups, pre paring for that days round. Practice rounds are great to watch, Mon, Tues, Wed. I think youll get a little closer to the action on these days. If you have trouble hitting pitch shots, bunker shots, Irons or whatever is your choice you will see every player doing a little of each. So enjoy your day or week at e Honda Classic, you will love it!!WHO DO YOU LOVE.... Larrys Golf Tips of the WeekMore tips to follow in coming weeks. A RE YOU READY FOR LAORETTI? 2287 $48..Before 11 AM$40.....After 11 AM$30.......After 2 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax)MARCHSA TURDAY SPECIAL$40 TIL 2PM 772-465-81101600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee TimeFrom US1, turn East on Ohio A ve., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES2301


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8 MARCH 1, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Dont miss the annual HOGG WILD event Sunday, March 3, featuring cold beer and live music at Archies Seabreeze in Fort Pierce. military veterans through the organization that provides assistance to homeless and at-risk veterans. North Poker Run1. Sign up for North Run at Earls Hideaway; out at 10 a.m. 2. Rossie Malloys 3. Shadow Pub 4. Little Jim Bridge 5. Archies Everyone back by 3 p.m., no later!South Poker Run1. Sign up for South Run at Treasure Coast Har1ey Davidson, out at 10 a.m. 2. Sheas Pub 3. Neelys 4. American Legion Post 40 5. Archies Everyone back by 3 p.m., no later! First bike out at 10 a.m. Last bike out by 1 p.m. Everyone back at Archies by 3 p.m. $10 per hand for Poker Run to The Stand Down House Cold beer 50/50 giveaways Live music by Big Dick & The Extenders and D.J. Pink, starting Time to go Hogg Wild!For Veteran VoiceSee HOGG page 9 established a portfolio of more than 120 innovation projects that help VA identify, test, and evaluate promising solutions that enhance the accessibility and quality of care and services delivered to Veterans. As a per manent part of the department, VACI, which will be the new name for VAi2, will continue to tap talent from government, in dustry, and the entrepreneurial community. Also, VACI will add several new programs that expand VAs capacity to embrace innovative ideas and address VAs most critical challenges. VACI has launched a new web al report, and announced 13 new awards from its industry innovation competition. These awards respond to needs identiare focused on teleaudiology, prosthetic socket redesign, Blue Button, and automating the sterilization process for reusable medical instruments. With the integration of VAi2 into the Center for Innovation, VA is taking a leadership role in making innovation a core competency and an ongoing practice in the second-largest federal agency. By knitting together inno vative talent and 21st century solutions into a vital ecosystem, we ensure that VA meets the evolving needs of current and future Veterans with energy and imagination, said director of VACI Jonah Czerwinski. .VACIs 13 new awards from the industry competition include: RemotEAR, by Otovation of King of Prussia, Pa., to improve the availability of audiology ser vices for Veterans by providing a solution for assessing all audi ology services through rehabili tation; Technical Feasibility of Smartphone Based Teleaudiology, by Phonak of Warrenville, Ill., to enable remote program ming of hearing aids through a smartphone; Remote Audiometry in VA CBOCs, by Audiology, Inc., of Arden Hills, Minn., to develop an automated audiometer that See INNOVATION page 9 INNOVATION from page 3 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 G e t Y o u r T i c k e t s T o d a y G e t Y o u r T i c k e t s T o d a y 2296


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MARCH 1, 2013 9 meant majoring in business administration and ROTC training for Gene. Gloria joined him at North Georgia College and the pair married during college. At his 1953 graduation, Gene received his commission and immediately reported to Fort Benning. More training awaitCourse, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Assigned as a student to Syracuse University, Gene added an MBA degree. Genes assignments were many during a 33-year Army career, ultimately achieving Major General of the 3rd Armored Division. In Vietnam, Gene served as the advisor to the Vietnamese 3rd Division Armored Cavalry Regiment. He lived with the Vietnamese, sleeping in a hammock and of Army life. He and Gloria 15 years in Germany, where his 25th wedding anniversary found him commanding an Armored Brigade, supervising tank gunnery. He headed for home and a special dinner with Gloria, but an upside down tank with live ammunition changed those plans. The episode ended satisfactorily and left Gene and Gloria with one more story to chuckle about. After retirement, the two returned to Georgia and their aging parents. Once decided on sunny Florida, they bought their Indian River Colony Club home in typical no-nonsense style, just three hours after arriving! Gene has served on the Board of Directors for nine of their 14 years at IRCC, his clear leadership a factor in maintaining the Southeasts The pair have two sons and seven grandchildren spread between the U.S. and Germany. ANDERSON from page 4 at 1 p.m.ContestsWet T-shirt; Who Came The Farthest; Best Paint Job; Tattoo Contest hosted by South Florida Tattoo. Archies Seabreeze is located at 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 For more information, call (772) 461-3352 or (772) 460-3888.HOGG from page 8 can be used by audiology support personnel in VA facilities without an audiology clinic; Cochlear Implant Program ming, by Cochlear Americas of Centennial, Colo., for the remote programming of cochlear im plants. The concept has been useful for other implant technol ogies but will be innovative for cochlear implants; Quasi-Passive Prosthetic Socket Technology, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cam bridge, Mass., to improve sock socket that allows for adjust ments to stiffness and reduction of movement within the socket using continuous electronic sensors and laminate technology; Pro-Active Dynamic Accom modating Prosthetic Socket, by Infoscitex of Waltham, Mass., to create a prosthetic socket that conforms to volume changes over the course of a day, as well as those caused by the gait cycle, with a system of sensors that automatically detect changes in pressure and allows the bladders to rapidly change in response to movement; SOCAT: Socket Optimized for Comfort with Advanced Technology, by Florida State University of Tallahassee, Fla., to develop a new prosthetic socket that better manages changes in volume and pressure while providing active cooling and temperature control; Synergetic Improvements for Transfemoral Prosthetic Sockets, by the Ohio Willow Wood Compa ny of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, to create an improved transfemoral suspension and socket system made INNOVATION from page 8 See INNOVATION page 11 Visit our Family ... It will Become Yours!PARKING FREE ADMISSION $3.00 (PER PERSON)CHILDREN UND ER AGE 8 FREE Greek Dancing Greek Music Greek Food March 1, 2, & 3Fri. & Sat. 11am 10pm Sun. 11am 7pmSaint Nicholas-Greek Orthodox Church2525 SOUTH 25TH STREE T, FORT PIERCE, FL(2 Blocks South of Virginia Avenue)772-464-7194 2292


10 MARCH 1, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Baseball fans at Saturdays Mets game in Tradition Field will have a chance to show appreciation for Americas World War II veterans by buying food and drinks from a special concession stand to beneMayor JoAnn Faiella and Team Port St. Lucie volunteers will work the Terrace Concession Stand behind third base, selling hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, soda, nachos and other ball park favorites. Proceeds will be given to Honor Flight Southeast, which ton, D.C. in April and May, and will provide seats for U.S. military veterans from Port St. Lucie who served in World War II. Last year more than 80 veterans from Port St. Lucie completed a similar trip to the nations cap ital, gathering at 4 a.m. in City Hall and boarding busses to the airport in West Palm Beach. The arranges the trips to allow the veterans to see the World War II Memorial and to visit other na erans. There is no cost charged to any veteran for the service.Mayor, Team PSL to raise funds for Honor Flight at Mets game SaturdayFor Veteran VoiceSee METS page 11 CLUES ACROSS 11. Forbidden (var. sp.) 5. Strike a heavy blow 9. Guy (slang) 12. Tel __, Israel 13. The superior of an abbey 15. Swiss river 16. South American nation 17. Span. town Aranda de ___ 18. Yellows complement 19. Sun in Spanish 20. Sharp slaps 22. Cash dispensing machine 25. Persistently annoying person 26. Japanese rolls 28. The woman 29. Fiddler crabs 32. Buddy 33. Majuscule 35. Lake in Oklahoma 36. Airborne (abbr.) 37. Physicians moniker (abbr.) 38. Lincolns state 39. Doctors group 40. By way of 41. Coated with tobacco residue 44. Collect information 45. Smallest whole number 46. Honey (abbr.) 47. Luggage containers 49. Nine banded armadillo 50. Malaysian isthmus 51. Very heavy hammer 54. Cry made by sheep 57. Gorse genus 58. Chilean pianist Claudio 62. Table supports 64. Insect feeler 65. Pointed fork part 66. Periods of time 67. Harvards league 69. An open skin infection CLUES DOWN 1. Draw beer 2. Bird class 3. Ballpoint pen 4. Soft palate extensions 5. Not good 6. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 7. One point E of due S 8. Old fashioned upholstery fabric 9. Stop short 10. Large extinct European wild ox 11. Important pollinator 14. Magnum P.I. star 15. Basic 21. Indicates position 23. 4th day (abbr.) 24. Underground phrase 25. 23rd Greek letter 26. Live polio vaccine developer 27. Forearm bones 29. An edict of the Russian tsar 30. Tent places 31. Not home 32. Peafowl genus 34. Bog berry 42. A shag rug made in Sweden 43. ___ Constitution Hall 48. Soft black furs 49. Atomic #46 51. Defense to the Queens gambit 52. Dutch painter Peter 16181680 53. UK rock band 55. About aviation 56. Used as a culture medium 57. Intl. news organization 59. Fish eggs 60. Tennis star Ivanovic 63. Point midway between S and SE CROSSWORD 2232SUDOKU SHE SAID YES! Save the Date NOW ...CALL: 772-468-49292400 S. Ocean Dr., Fort Pierce www.eInnatOceanVillage.com2280


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MARCH 1, 2013 11 Presidential Inaugural Parades, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, nationally televised broadcasts on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Joint concerts with many of the nations leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, De troit Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Pops, have received rave reviews. The Field Bands members, selected by highly competitive audition, represent some of the the militarys most traveled musicians have earned them the title, The Musical Ambas sadors of the Army. For additional information about the Field Bands performance in Melbourne, please contact Indian River Colony Club The concert is free, and you may request up to four tickets. Please send a self-ad dressed, stamped envelope to: Indian River Colony Club 1936 Freedom Drive Melbourne, FL 32940 For more information, call (321) 255-6000.BAND from page 6The Honor Flight we set up last year was such an outrageous success, we are motivated to do it all over again, Faiella said. We want to make sure no World War II vet misses the chance to go, and we are very thankful to the Mets organization for allowing us to sell food and raise money at their game. They are truly a gen erous partner in our community. The Tradition Field address is 525 N.W. Peacock Boulevard in St. Lucie West. The game starts at 1:10 p.m.METS from page 10 from polymer materials that draw heat away from the limb for en hanced performance and comfort; Comprehensive National Kid ney Disease Registry, by Univer sity of Michigan of Ann Arbor, Mich., to create a national data base of VA patients suffering from kidney disease, enabling individual and longitudinal tracking of patients and outcomes; VA Mobile Blue Button, by Agilex Technologies of Chantilly, Va., to allow patients to view and share their VA health data using their mobile devices. In addition, the application will enable secure messaging between VA providers and Veterans via mobile devices to meet their needs; Blue Button Authentication Field Test Proposal, by Northrop Grumman of McLean, Va., to enable Veterans to authenticate cessing their medical records and VA services; Blue Button Extensions Medi cal Imaging, by Ray Group Inter national of Washington, D.C., to give Veterans the ability to view and download their own medical images (such as X-rays, MRIs, and scanned medical records) via Blue Button for personal storage and to directly transmit them to their non-VA physicians; Automated Integrated Perioperative Process, by GE Global Research of Niskayuna, N.Y., to help VA develop a fully automated process for sterilizing reusable medical instruments in order to prevent potentially life-threaten ing diseases for Veterans.INNOVATION from page 9 2233 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM TO 5PM Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780 Special Event Venues Available $1.00 OFF ADMISSION WITH THIS AD 3 Display Hangars Over 30 Aircraft Memorabilia Free Guided Tours Gift Shop C-47 Plane Rides Canteen $1.00 OFF Admission Cannot be combined with other offers. This coupon is not redeemable for cashWITH THIS AD2241 You checked for monsters under her bed, sent her to Now, do her one more favor Making funeral, cemetery or cremation plans in advance is truly what you would have wanted or worry about many expenses Do your kids a favor SM STEI Free 4-Step Planning Guide!Call (866) 947-PLAN (7526) or visit Do your kids a fa vor.Oering the Simplicity Plan ForestHill_YVN&V_4.79x6.3.indd 1 2/8/13 12:33 PM 2253


12 MARCH 1, 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 appointmentMon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmWed 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.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) 763-0118.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 patients8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affair s 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) 878-8387 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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