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Veteran voice
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Newspaper
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English
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Veteran Voice, LLC
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Port St. Lucie, FL
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weekly
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )

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Began in 2012

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 854567034
lccn - 2013201395
issn - 2330-2267
ocn854567034
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AA00017059:00081


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VOL. 2/ISSUE 30 THURSDAY, MAY 29, 201435 cents Editors note: It is with much sadness and respect that Veteran Voice marks the passing of a matchless pioneer and true gentleman. We have had the honor of covering Lt. Col. Mann on several occasions, most recently his ap pearance at the 2014 Tico Warbird Museum Airshow in Titusville. Please see Mary Kempers column at right. Retired U.S. Army Air Corps (lat Hiram E. Mann, of Titusville, died ly, Armed Forces Day. He would forces in World War II. He con nd West Point. railroad and truck supply convoys. enemy rail cars and trucks in ed States Air Force. -Loss of a legend Im not known as one who champions the presidents appointments, but I have to tell you I have been pleased with Shinseki. Congressman Bill Posey, R-RockledgeLt. Col. Mann a warrior for the agesTuskegee Airman Hiram Mann, 92, dies in Titusville Mary KemperSTAFF WRITERmkemper@veteranvoiceweekly.comE are true. Mary Kemper Source: Wikimedia Commons nd Fighter See MANN page 2 See KEMPER page 3

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2 MAY 30, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE ety. nd West Volusia Beacon family settled in Titusville. assistant secretary of Defense. MANN from page 1I have lived through a lot of history, I know. But I do not bear any ill will what soever against anyone who is white. Times have changed now, thankfully. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann and former Tuskegee Airman Strong local support for Secretary Eric ShinsekiEditors note: This is a rapidly evolving story and there may have press time. senior Department of Veterans posal. House of Representatives apPatrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee SHINSEKI page 6

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MAY 30, 2014 3 attention. He made many, many friends some memories: Island airport. KEMPER from page 1 See KEMPER page 5 Were proud to continue our history of supporting our countrys servicemen and women, past and present.The marks of General Motors, its divisions, slogans, emblems, vehicle model names, vehicle body designs and other marks appearing on this website are the trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors, its subsidiaries, MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH:IF YOUVE SERVED, YOU SAVE.NOW EXTENDING OUR THANKS TO VETERANS FOR A LIMITED TIME.In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we are pleased to offer the Military Discount to all Veterans, Active Duty members, Reserves, and Retirees and their spouses of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. This is your opportunity to save hundreds, even thousands, on the purchase or lease of an eligible, new vehicle, thanks to a special discounted price well below the MSRP. You can also combine this discount with most current offers to save even more.Go To: www.FortPierceBuickGmc.com Request an authorization number from the Program menu. Visit our dealership and drive home in your new vehicle. 5255 S. Highway 1 Fort Pierce (800) 777-8021Service Hours: Monday Friday 7:30am-6pm Saturday 7:30am-2pm Sunday Closed Up to a maxium of 3daysTAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL OFFER IS EASY: WITH ANY SERVICE OR BODY WORK, ANY MAKE, ANY MODEL*! Come visit the home of the The All N ew

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4 MAY 30, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Managing Editor Mary Kemper Patrick McCallister Eric Macon Graphic Designer Donna Marinak 407-286-0807 (please note county in the subject line) (772) 204-2409 e Voice of Experience Large donation shocks DAV chapter chaplain mination of its annual fundrais (Editors note: Please see Take me out to the ball game, Vol. 2, Issue 21). commander Donna Carlsen, an County. rial Day. For me, Memorial Day and Vet future. Mary KemperSTAFF WRITERmkemper@veteranvoiceweekly.com

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MAY 30, 2014 5 Today newspaper, me. Airmen. I never did. e-mailed for several weeks, and dates, events and people was at all I could, and made sure ev Edmund Hillary. day. Mary Kemper is a staff writer for Veteran Voice. KEMPER from page 3To the end, he was razor-sharp, quick with a quip, kind and gracious a true gentleman. with Lt. Col. Mann was by phone, and I asked if I could interview him regarding the Tuskegee EXPERIMENT. There was dead silence for a full min ute, and then a low growl. Rose Padrick Free-lance journalist and longtime friend of Manns www.IndianRiverColonyClub.com/USmilitary Indian River Colony Club Call:877-484-6178 The Place Patriots Call Home 55 + Active Retirement Community I n dian River Col ony C lub 1 936 Freedom D r ive Vi era (Mel b ourne), F L 3 2 940Ready to start the next adventure? So many choices, with the time to use them. Golf, tennis, dance, craft, ne dining and over 40 clubs & activities of all kinds! Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. Single family homes on 453 lush acres in Viera. Initially home to Military Officers, IRCC now takes pride in accommodating all those who served, devoted to the traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces. 11243

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6 MAY 30, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE ical care at VA medical facilities, interview. erans Empowerment Team, or American Warrior Radio, a vet presumptive service-connected eVet. Frank Maitland is commander ans Council of Martin County. far as appointments and delays, SHINSEKI from page 2 See SHINSEKI page 7 11264

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MAY 30, 2014 7 Murray, communications direcica Florida State Council, said ters. employees. and was wounded in Vietnam. commit. Teegardin SHINSEKI from page 6 The event will provide local disabled veterans with a nate an elected representative erans Resource Committee. post. For more information contact Justin Anderson, VRC liaison, at com or (321) 724-5400, Ext. 233.Palm Bay mayor lures fellow politicos FOR VETERAN VOICE Veterans of America is pleased Veterans Affairs Department as VVA calls for oversight and thorough review of hospital managers, admin staffSee VVA page 8 FOR VETERAN VOICE 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 AD11274

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8 MAY 30, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Rowan said. If any reforms are sion of clinical services. It is our man, VVA Executive Director http://www.vva.org/testimo ny/2014/051514.pdf Care: http://www.c-span.org/ video/?319302-1/veterans-af fairs-hospital-delays Vietnam Veterans of America is VVA from page 7 Stuart salutes The subscription price of a newspaper does not cover the cost of producing the paper, so virtually all newspapers are supported by advertising. Veteran Voice publishes legal notice advertisements, as well as various retail ads, to support the publication of this newspaper. Our intention is to publish a quality newspaper of value to the veteran community at the lowest sustainable subscription cost.

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE MAY 30, 2014 9 11275 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! Regular .................................... $18/yr ......... $12/yr PAYMENT OPTIONS Enclosed check payable to: VETERAN VOICE, LLC. #_____________________________________ SUBSCRIPTION/GIFT FORMMAIL SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT TO: ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________Veteran Voice is a weekly newspaper for veterans, active military, their families and their friends.e 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 Super visor 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 1-800669-8477 VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 VA Medical Ctr, W. Palm Beach 1-800972-8262 Pharmacy, VA Medical Center 1-800317-8387 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 Veter ans 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 Clinic1901 South 28th Street., Fort Pierce, FL 34947 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 NUMBERS ... 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 Veter ans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a nar row 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 ad dress 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 OBJECTIVE11276

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