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VOL. 1/ISSUE 38 FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 35 cents PENDING PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT FT PIERCE, FLNothing bonds men more strongly than shared brushes with death. Port St. Lucies Ronald Yeaw was a Navy SEAL in Viet nam. He fought alongside a lot wounded in combat only once. That once was alongside Nguyen Hoang Minh. I met Minh on 12 March, 1968,Yeaw said. I had just joined that platoon that day. The two did little more than exchange pleasantries. Their relationship was off to an unre markable start. About 30 hours later, their contact would end altogether after spending only a few of them together. We went out the next night, Yeaw continued. That was the day we ran into the main force, reinforcement battalion, and got the same grenade. Got a Chinese-made grenade that was exploding. He continued, I got shrapnel all up the left side. He got it up the front. The third person in the (thatch hut), Chief Bob Gallagher, got it up the right side. Photo courtesy of Ronald Yeaw SEAL Team 2, 7th Platoon, on patrol in Rung Sat Special Zone, 50 kilometers southeast of Saigon, in September 1969.Grenade bonds Port St. Lucie and Vietnamese men for life Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee BOND page 4 SUBS CRIBERS :Our Periodicals Permit with USPS is still pending. Please let us know how timely delivery of your Veteran Voice is by emailing us the date you receive your copy and your zip code toinfo@veteranvoiceweekly.comFor the next 3 weeks we will track this information & relay it to the Postmaster. Thank you for your help on assuring the best delivery times possible.4746 YO UR AD HERE:Learn more about how we can help you promote your business to Veteran Voice readers every week from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Okeechobee Counties. Contact us today to hear about our very affordable advertising programs for every budget. Call now (772) 204-2409

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2 JULY 26, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Book review: Sir, I Can Explain In this second book in the series featuring Major Jennifer OShane, Col. Stephen Cork once again has the traveling around the world thwarting a sinister criminal syndicates plans in an exciting, action packed adventure. OShane is simply trying to ful General Penfants security on a trip to Saudi Arabia, but faces obstacles in the form of the head of Saudi securi ty, who openly shows his disdain for women in positions of authority or responsibility. OShane successfully completes that task, and in the pro cess earns the admiration and loyalty of the Saudi crown prince while unwittingly violating religious mores of a powerful Muslim sect in Saudi Arabia. She returns to her more mundane duties as an Army major and MP, only to be confronted again by a male chauvinist in the form of Colonel Everett, an aide to General Penfant, who assumes she is not up to his standards, and that she exaggerates her accomplishments, and treats her accordingly. The current events involving the Snowden disclosures about NSA have prompted discussion and debate on the issue of privacy versus security. Col. Cork, in the character of Major Shane, perhaps without intending to do so, highlights the issue of indi vidual initiative versus military rules and regimentation. While the army recruiting campaigns feature an Army By Stephen D. Cork Copyright July 1, 2013, published by Koehler Books of Virginia Beach and New York CityBy Ted Wilson, publisher VETERAN VOICE See REVIEW page 6 4794

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JULY 26, 2013 3 4835 YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE UP TO $99.90 REIMBURSED INTO YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY OR SSD CHECK EACH MONTH ($1198.80 PER YEAR) PLUS RECEIVE MANY EXTRA USEFUL BENEFITS!!!GET THE FACTS!!! ATTENTION VETERANS WITH MEDICARE (PARTS A AND B) DO YOU GO TO THE VA FOR ALL OF YOUR HEALTH CARE?

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4 JULY 26, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Phil Galdys Tammy Raits Managing Editor Andrew McIntyre Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Patrick McCallister Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Graphic Designer Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY $18 YEAR (52 weeks) (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, Periodicals Postage (Pending Permit) Paid at Ft Pierce, FL e Voice of Experience And a SEAL outside got hit by the tiny, fast-moving metal frag ments, too. Fortunately, none died. Yeaw headed one way for life saving treatment; Minh another. They never saw each other again. Never talked. But Yeaw thought about Minh. Probably 1,000 times, if not 2,000 times, he said. But, in 1975 the Republic of Vietnam fell to Democratic Re public of Vietnam after nearly two decades of belligerence. Yeaw was well aware of the fact Minh, having worked for the Americans, was likely in grave danger from the communists. We all thought that he had been killed by the North Vietnamese when they took over in 1975, he said. Others were thinking about and looking for Minh, and located him. As it turned out, he went into a re-education camp and was tortured, Yeaw said. But survived. The two recently met at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Muse um in Fort Pierce. Minh stayed in Sebastian for a few days to visit with many of his former U.S. Navy companions. Yeaw said. He didnt recognize the face, but he recognized the name. Veteran Voice reached Minh by telephone when his wife, Hyunh Thi Nhi, and he were in Virginia to meet others from the legend ary SEAL Team Two. A translator helped facilitate the conversation. Even with the aid of a transla tor, Minh seemed to wrestle with answering many questions. The translator, John Tran, said Minh was exhausted from time-zone changes and traveling, along with being emotionally overwhelmed by seeing many former collogues. I very enjoyed when I come to see the museum and my friends, Minh said. He explained that he was a member of South Vietnams navy when he started translating for American patrol boat, river crews. He eventually discharged from his nations military, but continued working with Americans. Eventu ally, he went to work with SEAL Team Two. When 1967, I got out of the Vietnamese navy, and I volunteered to work for SEALs, he said. In 1975, communists captured Minh and took him to a re-ed ucation camp. By July of separate names and became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. According to various estimates, at least a million Vietnamese were put into the notorious prisons without charges or trials. Many died. Minh said he spent 28 months in the re-education camps. He was accused of being a CIA agent. Because I worked for the Ameri cans, he said. After Yeaw recovered from his wounds in the United States, he went onto a stellar naval career. He served from 1965 to 1995. Among my 45 medals, nine of them came with a combat V, he said. And he has another claim to bragging rights, although SEALs seem to loathe bragging. In my career, I commanded SEAL Team Six, the guys that got (Osama bin Laden), Yeaw said. The was from to He said it takes a certain per sonality to be in the SEALs. He said none of the volunteers go through the rigorous trails it takes to join with the hope of If you dont want to go in and SEAL Team 2, 7th Platoon, on patrol in Rung Sat Special Zone, 65 kilometers southeast of Saigon, in August 1969. Photo courtesy of Ronald YeawBOND from page 1Yeaw headed one way for lifesaving treatment; Minh another. They never saw each other again. Never talked. But Yeaw thought about Minh. Probably 1,000 times, if not 2,000 times, he said. See BOND page 5

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JULY 26, 2013 5 No doubt, all the American service members who went to Vietnam were courageous, particularly those who knew constant engagements with enemy forces were their lot. We didnt go to Vietnam and stay in Vietnam with a real sense of the political implica tions, Yeaw said. The SEALs went because it was combat. He said Vietnamese like Minh who helped the Ameri cans were in many ways more courageous than SEALs. different reasons than Mihn Wed go for six months and go home, but that was his home. A home that could become a very dangerous place after the shooting war was done, as Minh experienced. Minh laughed off suggestions that he was courageous. When he was in combat situ ations with SEALs, he was Well, he was with SEALs. Sometimes I met the Viet Cong, but I was never afraid of them, he said. Ronald Yeaw Local Korean War veterans prepare to remember The Forgotten WarIts approaching 60 years now. On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended without ending. That day an armistice was signed that stopped the shooting, but left the world perilously hanging on an edge called the 38th Parallel. Frequently folks call it The For gotten War. Members of the Korean War Veterans Association will remem ber it on Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. The memorial, which will be open to the public, will be at Vero Beachs Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary. Parking is at 350 Dahlia Drive. The armistice created the Korean Demilitarized Zone and cracked the Korean Peninsula into different worlds more than different countries. It remains a glaciated remnant of the Cold War. Many warn that holdout of an otherwise bygone era could ignite into a Maybe, but Joseph Gomez, commander of the Korean War Veterans Associations Indian River County chapter, 318, said getting word of the armistice was the best news hed heard in 1953. the ground when the news hit. We put our heads out of our foxholes, he said in a telephone interview. That was it. It was like a Sunday morning. No noise. Gomez wasnt thinking about politics, or what the future held Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.com Photo by Patrick McCallister To make sure Floridians remember the Korean War, the state erected the Korean War See KOREA page 7 BOND from page 4 4748 All furnishings were designed for this home and are negotiableFor more information and pictures go to:http://grf.me/f8GTeam Coley Real Estate GroupJason Coley/Realtor/CDPE 772-201-5229 Beautiful, custom designed 5 bd. 3.5 bth home, with library lo and oversized game room. Brazilian cherry wood, tile and carpet ooring, custom window treatments, granite, wrought iron railing, crown molding throughout. One of the most beautiful homes on the market and it comes with its own botanical garden-like landscaping Your Own Botanical Paradise and pool home in Vero Beach

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6 JULY 26, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE of One, and the design of small, autonomous Special Forces teams promote freedom of action, Major OShane frequently has to justify herself and her actions, hence the name of the book. Fortunately, the book doesnt dwell on the issue, but rather moves swiftly and seamlessly from one gripping adventure to another. Major OShanes nemesis, Louis El Toro Esquedas, is an evil, sadistic and perverted man, which makes him the ideal villain and contributes to some interest ing interaction with Carlotta, his daughter, and with two of his top assistants, Francisco Gutierrez and Vladimir DAlexandreapov, an ex-KGB chief. Esquedas has both a business and personal vendetta against OShane, as she was previously involved in the death of his son, which Cork wrote about in his previous book featuring OShane, Knight Moves. While OShane is very bright, and cant resist investigating what ap pears to her (and sometimes only hers) odd or potentially illegal situations, she is not invincible and occasionally has to be bailed out at the last second by the cal vary. The calvary comes in many forms, including friends, superior and even the president of the United States. When OShane sees something amiss, she pursues it with gus to, which often puts her in con consistently attempt to rein her in and focus her on being the MP she is supposed to be. Her intuition leads her to prevent an assassination, although the intended target becomes somewhat murky, to intercept a boat load of sex slaves, which involves outwitting the general in charge of Special Forces, using proto type Navy SEAL equipment that is top secret, and to intrude into Cuban territorial waters. These escapades result in her detention by Col. Everett, but dont pre vent her from ultimately bringing down the entire drug and sex slave network without the assis tance of the INTERPOL director she is supposed to be working with. In the process she uncov ers other important facts which continue to add twists to the story, making it more than just an action adventure. The very believable frustration OShane experiences in dealing with the inaction, lack of imag ination, and general inertia of the Army bureaucracy she deals with on a daily basis appear to be familiar to Col. Cork and perhaps too well described to be something learned second-hand. Corks military experience and knowledge of the operations of the Army clearly come through and help make some situations and actions by both OShane and her commanders and staff realis tic and believable, and certainly a pleasure to read about. Sir, I Can Explain is available on Amazon in paperback $12.51, Kindle $5.99.REVIEW from page 2Looking for a bite in August with Bonito Blast Fishing Tournament Theres not much biting in the heat of August and only the locals are out there trolling for an elusive catch. It seems like the only thing out there biting is bonito, so thats just what this urday, Aug. 24, with $2,500 in cash prizes is all about, that, and a healthy dose of support for the local community. Its mostly hot and disappoint from the sport they love. So when two friends joked about who would win if there was a prize for the biggest bonito last summer, they decided it wasnt such a crazy idea. off in August said co-chair, Kit Munroe. We wanted to create a fun and affordable tournament that would help support our business community in the slow summer months and raise money to support our local veterans. We focused on Wounded Warriors of South Florida because they offer hands on support with housing, the veterans of Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and, as funds are available, the Desert Storm vets in our area. FOR VETERAN VOICESee BONITO page 8 Leukemia & LymphomaGolf TournamentSaturday, August 03, 2013 $125 which includes cart, green fees, breakfast and lunch at the club or $160 for Golf & Wine Tasting Y M .Call Ken Coe: (772) 220-7980G S AA N -( )Provided by Coggin Auto Group, Ft. Pierce4 person scramble 8:30 A.M. Start Breakfast @ 7:30 A.M.Monarch Country Club 4750 $25..Before Noon$20.....After Noon$15.......After 4 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax) JOIN US FOR FUNSUMMER LEAGU ESF riday morning, 7:30am Sunday Skins, 7am Call 465-8110 for Details1600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee TimeF rom US1, turn East on Ohio A ve., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES4795 772-465-8110

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JULY 26, 2013 7 that summer morning. Well, he was thinking about one future his. Everybody felt the same way, he said. The only thing on our minds was, When can we go home? After the war, Gomez and his wife, Gay, raised some children and ran a business in New York. As they got older, they did what a lot of Korean War veterans do these days moved to Florida. Today the youngest Korean War veterans are 78. In 2010 the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 180,000 of the states about 1.6 million vet erans served during the Korean War. Today it believes there are 178,000 Korean War veterans in the Sunshine State, Steve Murray, communications director, said. It sounds like (the population) pretty much held its own, he said in a telephone interview. The case could be made that due to age many are passing away. At the same time, these men and women are naturally coming down to Florida to take advantage of climate, economy and family. Around 327,000 American service members served in or in direct support of the Korean War. Of those, 36,516 died in combat, or as a result of supporting oper ations. About 294,000 Floridians served in the military from 1950 to 1953. Of those who served in Korea, or in support of that war, 577 died, according to the Na tional Archives. Different death numbers are re ported for both the national and state levels. With the war ended only with an armistice, many question wheth er those men and women died in vain. Many wonder if the wars conclusion was passed down the decades to another generation. Wars are fought at a time when you can no longer talk to each other, Korean War veteran John Howard said in a previous inter view. You cant really talk to (the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea). In the end, its probably going to be (another) military action. Howard is a member of the Ko rean War Veterans Association Brevard County chapter, 210. He was in Korea for two of the wars three years. Small numbers of North Korean soldiers have crossed the Korean DMZ and retreated for several decades. Its happened as recently as 2006. The DMZs 160 miles remains the most heavily milita rized boarder in the world. To its north, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea has been a persistently belligerent state plagued with constant poverty and repeated famines, yet eagerly developing nuclear and missile technologies that have kept the world on edge. In 2009, the International Atomic Energy Agency declared North Korea a nuclear state. The Central Intel ligence Agency has opined that it is a massive chemical-weapon state as well. The country is a single-party state led primarily by the Kim family. For decades, it operated on a hybrid and heavy-handed admixture of traditional Kore an monarchy and communism. In 2009, all references to com munism were stripped from its constitution. To the south of the DMZ, the Republic of Korea was strongly the highly-structured Confucianism as it developed toward a democratic representative re public with free-market capital ism. The country has been very economically successful, and it enjoys good relations with most other nations. While Howard said he feared therell be another Korean War, hes convinced that the armistice was the right thing in 1953. Its a good idea to stop the loss of life and injury, he said. Thats the main thing. Thats everything I would say. Florida governors have annually issued proclamations com memorating the armistice for many years. Murray said this year is no exception. Hes uncertain if Gov. Rick Scott or state cabinet members will meet with any Korean War veterans on July 27. Murray said the war touched far more then just the men and women who served in it. My maternal grandfather, James Barrinea, was in World War II and got called up for Ko rea, much to his surprise, he said. Murray said his mother has made certain that the family remembers the Army majors second war. She calls it The Forgotten War and makes sure I dont forget it, he said. To make sure Floridians dont forget the Korean War, the state erected the Florida Korean War Memorial at Tallahassees Cas cades Park in 1999. Then-Gov. Jeb Bush dedicated it in De cember that year. The park is on South Meridian Street, a few blocks from the Florida State Capitol. Howard said he has a wish to see something before dying. make one Korea, he said. I would like to see it resolved. That way. Veteran Voice recognizes those in its coverage area who died in the Korean War. Brevard County: Emory Bennett, Harry Linneman Jr., Ed ward Rose, Henry Schmidt Jr., Richard Sheridan, Irvin Simmons Jr. Indian River County: Luther Fendley, George Fray, Troy Moody Jr. Okeechobee County: Earl Henry Hansel, James Bruce Smith. 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8 JULY 26, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The Treasure Coast Bonito Blast is all about fun. Really, nament that actually wants to go out and catch bonito? The price is right, so small boats can afford to be part of an organized tournament. Registration is just $100 and inand dinner Saturday for up to four people. Cash prizes totaling secondand third-place winners of the biggest bonito caught. Ju free and will be recognized for their catch. Early on, we had support for the idea. said Nippy Pauels, cochair. Blue Marlin Motors is our presenting sponsor and Mana tee Island Bar and Grill in Port Salerno is going all out to provide us with great food and atmo sphere for the Captains Meeting on Friday night and the Awards Presentation Dinner on Saturday. Even the weigh-in station will be at their dock. Support also came from Carey Chen, world renowned marine artist, and Tara Biek Creative. Carey and Tara collaborated to create a logo for the event that will become part of the tourna ment shirt this year. They will be available for sale at the event for $15. A decal of the logo is being offered for sale now and, as a Nibbler Sponsor, you can get one for your $10 dona tion. A Captains Meeting and barbecue will be held at Mana tee Island Grill on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and will feature a auction. The Awards presentation and dinner will also be at Mana tee Island Bar & Grill following a p.m. T-shirts and decals for sale will be available both evenings. Warriors of South Florida. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Registration forms are on hand at local businesses and all the details and information to register are on the website at www.TreasureCoastBonitoBlast. com. You can also email at TCBo nitoBlast@gmail.com or call (772) 919-5577. Photo courtesy of Kim Emmons From left: Sgt. 1st Class David T az Curtin, Wounded Warriors of South Florida; Jamie Burns, Kit Munroe, Capt. Nippy Pauels, Sue Pauels, Jodi McMannis, T ish Gelineau and Brett Schaming. BONITO from page 8 101 2nd Street, www.RinellisYellowTail.com772.466.5474 4710 Restaurant Lunch Served Mon-Sat from 11am Dinner Served Mon-Sat from 4pm S at. 8am 11am Sun. 8am Noon LAST FRID AYOF EVERY MONTH Classic Car ShowEVERY THURS. NIGHTJoin us for $ 35 00Join Us Dinner for 2Complete w/ Bottle of Wine Mon. & Wed. 6PM 9P M 50% O FF Lunch or DinnerA Fabulous Breakfast Complimented with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa or any of your Favorite Beverages.Buy one lunch or dinner entree and get the 2nd of equal or lesser value for 50% off. Can not be combined with any other offers or specials. Exp 8-2-13 131 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994 / 772-220-7772 / spotos.comLunch on the St. LucieDaily 11:30 am 3:30 pmDINNER: Sunday thru Thursday 5 10 pm Friday and Saturday 5 11 pm HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3:30-6:30 pm LIVE JAZZ Friday and Saturday 8 11 pm 4783

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JULY 26, 2013 9VA health care facilities named to 2013 Most Wired hospitals listWASHINGTON The Depart ment of Veterans Affairs, repre senting 152 VA medical centers, was recently named to the 2013 Most Wired hospitals list. The list, which is released by Hos pitals & Health Networks, in partnership with McKesson, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association, is the result of a national survey aimed at ranking hospitals that are leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways. At VA, we are committed to expanding access to high quality care for our Nations Veterans, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. As the nations largest health network, VA is con tinuously working to improve and enhance our understanding of which technologies best meet the needs of our veteran patients. Over the past year, VA has provided veterans and VA health care teams with 21st century health care through the use of new and innovative technology. Some examples are: telehealth being used in Vet erans homes as an adjunct to traditional face-to-face care; recent VA Blue Button en hancements that allow improved access to critical patient medical information; deployment of asset tracking devices; the use of technology to better link specialty care providers to primary care physicians in rural areas. The survey, which was conducted between Jan. 15, 2013 and March 15, 2013, polled 1,713 hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information tech nology initiatives. Overall, rough ly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals were surveyed. VA is honored to have its inte grated health care system on the Most Wired hospitals list for the Petzel, Undersecretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Af fairs. VA is dedicated to provid ing veteran patients with the best experience possible. Integrat -From the U.S. Department FOR VETERAN VOICE See WIRED page 10 year, VA has VA health care teams with 21st century health care through the use of new technology. CLUES ACROSS 1. English monk (Olde English) 5. Computer music stan dard 9. South African prime minister 1948-54 10. A column of vertebrae 12. Noisy kisses 14. Pairing 17. Taxi drivers 18. Jasons princess consort 19. Amu Darya rivers old name 20. Founder of Babism 23. Confederate soldier 24. Lubricate 27. Mister 28. Make up something untrue 32. Mountainous region of Morocco 33. Mutual savings bank 35. Where angels fear to tread 42. Distance to top (abbr.) 43. Roman poet 44. Hebrew unit = 10 ephahs 46. Tai (var. sp.) 47. Bishop (abbr.) 48. Tropical Asian starlings 49. Performance of an action 51. Animal neck hairs 52. Manufacturers 54. Repeat a poem aloud 55. Consumers of services 57. Supernatural forces 58. Gulp from a bottle 59. Root of taro plant CLUES DOWN 1. Fronts opposite 2. Am. moose 3. Cony 4. Article 5. Manuscript (abbr.) 6. Inches per minute (abbr.) 7. Circle width (abbr.) 8. Entangle 9. Wet or dry eye degen eration 11. Best duck for down 12. Chase away 13. Saying or motto 15. Bird beak 16. 4th US state 20. Cry made by sheep 21. Generals assistant (abbr.) 22. Ball striking club 25. Parkinsons spokesper sons initials 26. 12th Greek letter 29. A bang-up quality object 31. Root mean square (abbr.) 34. Small swimsuits 36. Sacred Hindu syllable research 38. Schenectady County Airport 39. Fabric with a corded surface 40. Biblical Sumerian city 41. Composition for nine 42. 3 line Japanese verse 45. Tear down 46. Arrived extinct 48. Former Portuguese seaport in China 49. 1/10 meter (abbr.) 50. Increased in size 51. Sewing repair of a garment 53. ___ Lanka: island country 54. Radioactivity unit 56. Hollywoods Lone Wolf initials 57. Of I CROSSWORD4739 SUDOKU

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10 JULY 26, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE ing health IT into our everyday processes throughout our vast health care system has helped us to accomplish that goal. This recognition and this years 10th anniversary of the introduction of VAs Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, indicate weve made great strides in accomplish ing our goals, and were eager to build on this progress. With this designation, for the nationwide were named to the 2013 Most Wired list. The loca tion of VA medical centers can be found here: http://www.va.gov/ directory/guide/home.asp. The full list of 2013s Most Wired hospitals and the entire report can be found in the July H&HN cover story detailing re sults, available at www.hhnmag. com. For more information, contact VA Media Relations or visit www. va.gov.WIRED from page 9 4740 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 AD4745 MISCELLANEOUS ADOPTION 866-633-0397 Unplanned Pregnancy? Pro vide your baby with a loving, ate Attorney Lauren Feingold (FL Bar#0958107) 24/7 ADOPTION Give your baby a loving, Attorney Charlotte Dan # 307084 ADOPTION GIVE YOUR BABY THE BEST IN LIFE! Many Kind, Loving, Educated & Fi FLORIDA ADOPTION LAW (#133050&249025) AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid HURRY, CALL NOW! 800327-5381 CALL Now! 1-800-438-8168 *LOWER THAT CABLE BILL! Get Satellite TV today! Call NOW (800) 795-8649 ROOMMATE FINDERS Local Service Ive Been 380-8030 or 800-364-4144 net SAVE on Cable TV-InterYouve Got A Choice! Op7137 Only One Signature ReBAYLOR & ASSOCIATES PREGNANT? CONSIDERFL #0150789 Wendy / 1-888-990-0282 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOP#100013125 EDUCATION/ INSTRUCTIONAVIATION MAINTENANCE / AVIONICS NOW TRAINING PILOTS! Financial aid ing Soon! 1-800-659-2080 1-877-661-0678 FINANCIAL FOR SALEKILL ROACHES & PALAvailable at Ace Hardware, STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO HELP WANTED Required 888-592-4752 SURROGATE MOTHER NEEDED Charlotte Danciu 1-800# 307084REAL ESTATEGEORGIA INVESTMENT PROPERTIES Single WESTERN CAROLINA 2635AUTOMOBILES CASH FOR CARS! a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Were Local! HEALTH/MEDICAL WANTED!!! TOP PRICES 528-1480 For Free Shipping Call Toll-Free 1-888-656#1 Supplier! VIAGRA/ CIA LIS FREE! #1 Male Enhance 1280 CLASSIFIEDS 4749 4792 BEAT THE SPECIAL 8am 1pm 9 Holes $ 9 + tax 18 Holes $ 18 + tax Reg. rates apply after 1pm Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays) 229-2739 ICountry Club 9 and DineWednesday Friday

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JULY 26, 2013 11 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. Veteran Voice 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 Veteran Voice. We hope you agree, and will support this publica tion with your subscription. 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