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VOL. 1/ISSUE 48 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 35 cents Hot stuffMitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Editors note: This story was completed by Monday, Oct. 7. Its possible that there have been sig time. For up to date information about the Department of Veterans Affairs during the federal govern ments shutdown, visit its web site, va.gov, and see the Veterans Field Guide to Government Shut down, or related pages. It might not feel like it to many, but the federal government shutdown hits the Treasure and Space coasts in a lot of ways. Examining just one is looking at 121,500 veterans. (Im getting) lots of phone calls, Wayne Teegardin, manager of St. Lucie Countys Veteran Services they ask is, Is my check still go ing to be here? Congressman Patrick Murphy, Democrat from Jupiter repre senting Floridas 18th District, too. He got an email from a Fort Pierce veteran that captured the uncertainty and frustration many are feeling. (The veteran) said, Im literal ly about to go on food stamps, Murphy said in a telephone interview. On Oct. 4 he read that email on sentatives. I am currently receiving (De partment of Veterans Affairs) disability (compensation) for service-connected injuries, or at least I was before the government shutdown yesterday, Murphy read. I rely on my disability to survive and now I dont even know when the next payment will arrive. tify the veteran beyond Joshua. The emails author served in the Navy until a few months ago, the The answers to the veterans means more than $40 million a month for the area. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs which isnt associated with the federal veterans department reports that Brevard, Indi Okeechobee counties have nearly 121,500 veterans among them collectively receiving about $431 million a year in pensions and area through VA programs such as medical facilities. Murphy recently joined with other Florida representatives in Government shutdown hurts veterans Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee SHUTDOWN page 8 6149The National World War II Memorial on the National Mall is likely now Americas most visible and famous monument to the men and women whove served our nation in uniform during times of war, thanks to the Honor Flight controversy. However, there are other war memorials on closed National Park Service lands, which raises questions of fairness. Should the National Park Service make and generally enforce equalized rules for visiting all war memorials, or due to differences among them should there be individual guidelines for each?Send your thoughts to:info@veteranvoiceweekly.com

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2 OCTOBER 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Wayne Teegardin 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. Without subscriptions there will be a limited number of people we can help, without which this mission will not be realized. As part of our commitment to supporting local veteran communities, readers and subscribers. Please let us know what you think by emailing news@veteranvoiceweekly.com or mailing your comments to us at 1919 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.OUR MISSION STATEMENTAND OUR OBJECTIVE6150 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! 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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE OCTOBER 11, 2013 3Treasure Coast residents react to shooting in Washington, D.C. Nicole RodriguezSTAFF WRITERnrodriguez@YourVoiceW eekly.comSee SHOOTING page 7 Photo courtesy of Google Maps/graphics created by Your Voice News & Views WASHINGTON, D.C. As the loud crackle of gun shots pierced the air around the U.S. Capitol Building last week, pedestrians on the buildings south side ran for cover, some visibly shaken, sobbing and stopping to catch their breath. Among the crowd were dozens from the Treasure Coast in the District to lobby congres sional support for the deterio Most were departing from the press triangle of the Capitol buildings yard where an afternoon press conference held D-Jupiter, just concluded. The conference followed a congres plight facing the lagoon. St. Lucie County Commis sioner Chris Dzadovsky said he smelled the unmistakable scent of gun powder in the air. my mind, Dzadovsky said of the scent. Dzadovsky was walking with Murphy toward the congressbuilding. At the end of the press conference, we were walking away from the area, as we were, Congressman Murphy was ahead of me, Dzadovsky said. We heard probably six Nearly 200 area residents in the Capitol for a congressional hearing on cleaning up local waterways when incident broke out 6168

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4 OCTOBER 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Patrick McCallister Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Phil Galdys Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT POSTMASTER: e Voice of Experience Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Air show antics

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE OCTOBER 11, 2013 7 to seven shots. The commissioner feared for Murphys safety. gressman Murphy. He was directly in front of me and the shots came from that direction, Dzadovsky said. I was relieved in my direction and staff had him corralled, basically. I felt very comfortable that he was safe. trolling in large numbers, de scended north within seconds. They told bystanders to move indoors. At that point, what I believe to be Secret Service and Capitol Po lice immediately whisked us away to the south and we evacuated as said. Murphy remained calm during the ordeal, taking a large role in leading his entourage to safety, Dzadovsky said. The Congressman was certainly concerned for the safety of others, but as importantly, he also knew he had to continue to move in the right direction. I was very proud of him and I was very proud of his staff, he said. Murphy took to Facebook within the hour to let the public know he was safe. Thank you for the calls, emails, and expressions of concern. My staff and I are all safe. We hope everyone is OK and thank the Capitol Police for keeping us safe, Murphy wrote. Dzadovsky and other fellow Treasure Coast residents sought refuge at a tavern on First Street, named Bullfeathers. There they learned from televised news re ports that the barrage of bullets in pursuit of a car that rammed the barriers of the White House just blocks away. A woman with her 1-year-old daughter in her car was fatally shot by police on the north side of the Capitol building after the Oct. 3 car chase ended. It is suspected as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn., suffered from postpartum depression and other mental illnesses. The chase came just two weeks after the Navy Yard shooting that claimed the lives of 12. Lagoon activist and Port St. Lucie resident Nyla Pipes said her was several blocks north at the Im clear on the other side of the Capitol building and we have no idea how were going to get back in that direction, said Pipes, who was also at Bullfeathers. Fort Pierce resident Don Voss, a Vietnam Army veteran who received a Purple Heart for inju ries he sustained from a mortar attack, said he never felt he was in immediate danger. bat veteran. They were shots. We heard them. It sounded like a series of two, maybe two rips of about seven shots each time. They (police) told us to go south, and south we went, Voss said. I knew it wasnt pointed to ward us because it was a diluted sound. Stuart native and Oviedo resi dent, Steve Edmonds, said the high adrenaline event happened We heard some shots and some Capitol Police cars going crazy, Edmonds said. Now that Im looking at it, Im thinking, I hope it was taken care of and nobody was hurt.SHOOTING from page 3 6148 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 A $1,000,000 Home For Only $499,000 r f f f n r f r r t n r b r f r b rf n tb r f n 6157 6169 NOW AVAILABLE! LIMITED OPENINGS 9 Hole Facility Designed by Joe Lee Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays) 229-2739 ICountry Club Weekly Mens & Ladies Tournaments Join our Ladies Golf Association Take lessons from PGA/LPGA Professional, Kathy CasseseSEASONAL GOLF MEMBERSHIPS $ 800 00 Single + tax $ 1200 00 Family + tax

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8 OCTOBER 11, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE approving legislation thatd large ly insulate the VA from cutbacks during the shutdown and likely upcoming debt-ceiling showdown. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned that if the Congress doesnt raise the federal borrow ing limit by around Oct. 17, some of the governments bills will go unpaid and programs unfunded. Stuart Burns is chief of staff at Congressman Bill Poseys of 8th District. Burns said during the shutdown theres been much bipartisan concern in the House about keeping the VA fully operational during the shutdown. What we did last night, we basically would fund the rest of VA, he said in a phone interview. That was passed on the House Senate. Posey voted for it, and Murphy voted for it as well. He added, It would assure that all veterans would get paid (their That bill, which had other pro visions, would have to pass the Senate and get President Barack Obamas signature to be law. At press time, Democratic leader ship in the Senate is refusing to consider individual spending bills from the House, insisting instead for a complete continuing res olution to keep the federal gov ernment fully operational. Burns said until then the Senate and President should move along with agreement points between House all seek a way to end the shut down. For us not to move on it be cause we want one big bill doesnt make sense, he said. Whats not at any risk for shut ting down until next October is the Veterans Health Administration, VHA, said Joe Violante, legislative director of the Disabled American Veterans. If we are in a long -term government shutdown, the only thing that wont be affected for veterans will be their health care, he said in a telephone interview. Thats because the VA health care system receives advance appropriations from Congress. rector of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the VHAs advance appropriations which were enacted by Congress in 2009 to shield veterans health care from federal budget battles, such as the current shutdown is more than a big IOU. VA has money in the bank, Kelly said in a phone interview. That advance appropriation carved off some money and put it in the bank. Posey voted for advance appropriations. Murphy wasnt in Congress at the time. But, to get VA health care, veterans must apply for it. Their claims go to the Veterans Bene doesnt receive advanced funding. cer for Martin County, said that by press time, hed noticed no differences at VBA. They said at the (VA St. Pe open to outside people, but personnel are still there, he said in a phone interview. Business as usual for them, as I understand it. For now. Murphy said that even a short federal shutdown can have disasinfamous claims backlog. I dont think the pensions and in the phone interview. I do fear new claims not getting processed and that backlog growing again. Theyve worked so hard to get that down. Thats a concern for Teegardin as well, no matter how smooth things seem to be running for now. ing the phone, he said. Theyre estimating that if this goes on, this is impacting the claims back log. Its slowing them down on the backlog and that, of course, slows new claims. Collette Burgess, public affairs pens with the government shutdown and possible debt-ceiling battles, the VA has funding for processing claims and making payments for compensations and pensions, along with educational and vocational rehabilitation pro grams, until late October. Howev er, the VA has cut its expenses. We are not working overtime, she said. Due to the shutdown, tion will not be able to continue overtime for claims processors. Violante said thats how the shutdown is going to pain vet erans even if its short. In May, the VA mandated overtime for its claims adjusters to reduce the claims backlog. tial personnel able to process claims, Violante said. Theyve cut out overtime. That was one of the vehicles they were using to attack this backlog. A couple years ago, the VBA had about a million claims that had awaited decisions for more than six months at any given time. Aggressive efforts, including SHUTDOWN from page 1 See SHUTDOWN page 9 River Walk Center 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FLOctober 12, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. Registration 5K/10K Run & 2K WalkFor more information, visit www.MollysHouse.orgRegister at:Active.com Fleet Feet Stuart Runners Depot Mollys HousePricing:10K: $30 5K: $25 2K: $20Late Registration:After October 7, 2013 10K: $35 5K: $30 2K: $20 Proceeds Benefit Mollys House | 430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994 Awards will be given in the 10K and 5K races. Chip Timing provided by MCM Timing. Help Raise Additional Funds for a Chance to Win Cool Prizes: www.Active.com/Donate/AngelRun 6214 First 100 Runners Receive a F R EE Quick-Dry T-Shirt Sponsored by 6297

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE OCTOBER 11, 2013 9 the mandated overtime, greatly reduced that number to less than half by the end of the federal year, Sept. 30. In an email, Vio VBA processed almost 1.2 million claims, or about 12 percent more cal years. In September alone, the VBA processed 129,488 claims. Some claims are initially denied, for various reasons, but veterans have options for appealing those decisions. Thats stopped for now. During the shutdown, no deci sions on claims appeals will be issued by the Board of Veterans Appeals, Burgess said. Violante said veterans have been harmed by stalled progress in many areas for the last few years, because of the legislative and executive branches seeming ly unending budget stalemates, resolutions to keep the federal government in operation. Even running the government on continuing resolutions, which theyve done for years now, creates a hardship, he said. Veter ans and their families are feeling immediate impacts from this. Burns said that even if the shut down continues and Congress is stymied for weeks or months over increasing the federal borrowing limit, the executive branch will still have money it can spend for veterans, so theres no reason for any portion of the VA to shut down. He said the Treasury re ceives about $185 billion a month from various taxes and fees and the executive branch has much latitude in which programs will and wont get some of that mon ey. Its at their discretion, Burns said. They can pay what they want to pay. Murphy said that he was uncertain how much latitude the exec utive branch has with spending without a budget, or continuing resolution, from Congress. I know they can allocate it in certain ways, but Im not sure how they can pick and choose certain agencies, he said. While its largely symbolic, per haps the most visible affect of the shutdown on veterans has been on those visiting the World War II Memorial at the National Mall. Its closed during the shutdown, but Honor Flight veterans have visit the monument. Two area Honor Flight hubs plan to take World War II veterans to Washington D.C. in October. The Southeast Florida Honor Flight, SHUTDOWN from page 8Veterans have new tool to locate each other Jerry Mullenix, deputy adjutant of the American Legion Depart ment of Florida, hopes to see a lot of veterans through walls soon. He didnt get X-ray vision. dia application on his mobile phone. other app or social media to connect veterans, he said. People you would not know were there. If youre using this app, it gives veterans a chance to meet who otherwise wouldnt meet. tion report, is a social-media application aimed at connecting veterans in numerous ways. It has components similar to more familiar social-media websites and applications, such as Twit ter. But what makes it different is that veterans can use POS 5to 50kilometer area know theyre around. The Legions Department of Florida is working with POS verify that those joining are, in fact, veterans. Anthony Allman, said the app is primarily aimed at getting younger veterans connected to one another, along with getting them connected to services and organizations in their communities. We started development of the application in June of 2012, he said. It was inspired by the sui cide of a friend of ours named Clay Hunt. Hunt was a well-known vet erans advocate in Texas. The 28-year-old Marine and veteran Freedom appeared in a public-service announcement telling other veterans that theyre not alone and to reach out for help when despondent. Then he killed himself in March, 2011. Clay was very well known, Allman said. He was an advo cate. He was speaking at events about living with (post-traumat ic stress syndrome). (His sui cide) sent shockwaves through the community. If it could hap pen to Clay, it could happen to anybody. Allman, Jake Wood and Wil liam McNulty pooled their talents to come up with a way to prevent future veteran sui cides. The Department of Veter an Affairs reports that there are about 20 completed suicides a day among veterans. Thats suicides. The count doesnt include unsuccessful attempts, which are much harder to track. Evidence suggests that when veterans go to commit suicide, theyre successful more often than others. When my partners went to the funeral, they ran into like three Marines who lived within a few miles of one another, Allman said. (Hunts) brothers were right there, but he didnt know them, and they didnt know him. That inspired the three to de velop and market a social media tool that lets veterans tell others theyre in the proverbial neighborhood. Were leveraging the GPS technology in every millennials smart phone, he said. Thats a great idea, John Haddox, former Martin County Anything that connects veterans, Im for, he said. But I could see some ways it could be misused, Haddox added. Like an ex-spouse getting a friend to locate you. Allman said veterans keep a lot of control over how much information they reveal through the app at all times. He said veterans have to scroll through options to initiate parts of the app thatll give others an idea of where theyre at. If users choose, they can reveal their exact locations to others. There are privacy concerns, Allman said. We built in privacy into the app. You can do what and that shows your exact location. It says theres a veteran at this exact location whos willing lent of putting a bumper sticker on your car. This is the modern That function is primarily for organizing meetings and other events. Allman said with many veterans in colleges now, many at their schools. 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