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VOL. 1/ ISSUE 9 FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013 35 centsStrike up the band! Photo courtesy of Joyce Wilden Col. Hal Gibson serving as guest conductor for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. In 1974, (Col. Hal Gibson) was selected from the bandlead ers of all services to form and conduct the Armed Forces Bicentennial and Chorus, the only military organization ever The Doolittle Raiders In the spring of 1942, Americas morale slumped after the Pearl Harbor attack and numerous other Japanese successes. The nation desperately needed a victory. Capt. Francis S. Low, a U.S. Navy submariner, suggested an attack against the heart of Japan using U.S. Army Air Forces medium bombfor and leading the raid went to Lt. Col. James H. Jimmy Doolittle, a brilliant aviator and compelling leader. The top secret plan called for the B-25s to take off about 450 miles from Japan, bomb selected targets at such locations as Yokohama and land China. The operation was risky -medium bombers had never been far into enemy territory endangered the U.S. Navy task force. At dawn on April 18, 1942, the task force, commanded by Admiral William Bull Halsey, was steaming Army, Navy teamed up on attack on Japans mainland following Americas morale slump in wake of Pearl HarborBy Col. Terry Yon For Veteran Voice Murphy addresses big issues during Treasure Coast visit As part of a late December tour of his district, newly elected U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy and addressed issues related to Martin and St. Lucie counties. The district 18 congressman said hell work with local leaders in both Martin and St. Lucie counties to make positive change. Murphy said a key priority will be improvements to the 110-mile Herbert Hoover Dike, which borders 730 square miles of Lake Okeechobee and affects not only Martin and St. Lucie counties, but the rest of the state. According to Martin Countys website, the Army Corps of Engineers reported a potential failure situation is developing. A dike failure may eventually occur, but preplanned actions may moderate or alleviate failure. Murphy said he will also work closely with Sen. Bill Nelson to immediately push forward Everglades-related legislation. Its really about the cooperation amongst the counties here locally, Murphy said. We Newly elected representative discusses veterans issues, environmental policy, gun controlBy Nicole Rodriguez For Veteran VoiceSee MURPHY page 2 See DOOLITTLE page 3 Retired U.S. Army Col. Hal J. Gibson holds a baton comfortclaimed conductor has enjoyed a member of the International Whos Who of Music. For more than 30 of those years, Gibson was a military bandleader for the U.S. Army. Notable among his assignments was bandleader at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he also conducted the Cadet Glee Club. As commander and conductor of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, Gibson conducted in all 50 In 1974, he was selected from the bandleaders of all services to form and conduct the Armed Forces Bicentennial and Chorus, the only military organizaJoyce Wilden For Veteran VoiceSee GIBSON page 10


2 JANUARY 4, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE have so many great projects going, but sometimes when you get spread so thin, nothing gets prioritize ... The dike is a priority. Murphy said routinely dredging the St. Lucie Inlet is imperative. I plan on meeting with them (Army Corps of Engineers) early and often and getting a good relationship there, Murphy said. (We need to get) a lot of the inlets, the smaller inlets, in sort of a group and a consensus and approach the Army Corps and say, We need this dredged every three to four years. We need to get into a rotation and make sure were on the calendar so we dont have to keep going through this argument and this debate, Murphy said. Murphy, who was recently appointed to the Financial Services Committee, said hell do everything in his power to improve housing in his district, which spans parts of St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. Mostly what the committee is going to deal with in the next congress is housing and that affects the whole district, Murphy said. Florida was hit hard as almost any state in the country with the foreclosure crisis and this district is no different, especially St. Lucie County, parts of Martin and Palm Beach. Murphy said another issue that requires immediate attention is the recent school shooting in Connecticut. He said the key to preventing another tragedy is a combination of mental health care and gun control. As public servants, as governthe most vulnerable, Murphy said. It is inexcusable that this sort of tragedy and we continually have these disasters in our country. How do you solve it? There are a couple of different areas. I think it starts with the mental health aspect. We cant cut funding to mental health institutes. We need to make sure everyone has access to treatment, Murphy said. Weve got to look at the family and we need more responsibility with gun owners and non-gun owners. Weve got to look at the availability of these large magazine clips and the loopholes at gun shows and on the Internet. During his visit, Murphy announced he will occupy former Rep. Tom Rooneys downtown ter St. Lucie County from a 745-square-foot space inside of Port St. Lucie City Hall. Murphy also met with Martin County Commissioner John Haddox, a Navy veteran who served for 20 years. Before his election this year, Haddox was a government liaison for the Veterans Council of Martin County and is a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1041. The pair discussed veterans affairs in sure Coast. MURPHY from page 1 See MURPHY page 5 101 2nd Street, e Corner of Orange Ave. and 2nd Street 1475 YELLOW TAIL POWER BALL Ripe tomato stued with homemade chicken salad over crispy mixed greens served with garlic bread CRISPY BACON RANCH CHICKEN SANDWICH A golden fried chicken breast topped with crispy bacon and American cheese served on a Kaiser roll. CLASSIC PAS T A Fresh vegetables, shrimp and fresh herbs sauteed with olive oil, chopped garlic cloves, white wine lightly tossed with capelini pasta served with garlic bread. PHILL Y CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH A perfect blend of thinly sliced beef, peppers, onions, and provolone cheese on a hoagie roll. PENNE ALA VODKA Fresh penne pasta tossed in a vodka cream sauce then topped with grilled chicken breast served with garlic bread. FRIED FISH PO BOY A large let deep fried and served on a toasted hoagie roll with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and remoulade sauce. RINELLIS YELLOWT AIL DAIL Y BLACKBOARD SPECIALSLunch Hours Only ... $9.00Fine Dining & Full Cocktail Bar Providing Excellence with State-of-the-Art Dentistry including:Comprehensive Family Dental Care Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Crowns Implant Reconstructions Teeth in a DayTeeth Whitening Composite RestorationsComplete Personal and Professional ServiceWelcoming New PatientsEveryone is treated like family. e caring courteous team will make your dentalexperience worthwhile from start to nish S.B.P.omas A. Galinis, DMD Shannon P. Galinis, DMD T.L. Plymale, DDSGeneral & Cosmetic Dentistry2812 SW Mapp Road Palm City, FL 34990 (772) 220-8750 Fax contact @GalinisSmiles.comwww 1415 Commitment to ExcellenceAesthetic Dentistry of Palm City is Proud to give their Patients something to smile about. Our state ofthe-art technology and dental expertise will meet the needs of every patient.Dr. Shannon Plymate Galinis Dr. Thomas A. Galinis


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 4, 2013 3 On the deck of the USS Hornet task force encountered an enemy patrol boat, and no one knew if it had radioed a warning to Japan before being sunk. Col. Doolittle and Admiral Halsey discussed the raid or launch earlier than planned and risk running out of fuel. Doolittle chose to attack, and Upon reaching the Japanese homeland, the Raiders dropped their bombs on oil storage facilities, factory areas and military installations, and then headed out across the East China Sea. As their fuel gauges dropped, the Raiders knew they could not DOOLITTLE from page 1 USS Hornet See DOOLITTLE page 10 Facts about the Doolittle Tokyo Raid Call us at (772) 878-7271 for your free VA pension planning CD or to learn how you may qualify for up to $2,019/month in tax-free income! 1442 Shane D IrelandFinancial Advisor1172 Sw 30th Street Ste 3 Palm City, FL 34990 772-219-44541472 Keep Your Retirement on Solid Ground Even If Things at Work AreUp in the Air.Few things are as stressful as worrying about work. Because its easy to feel like things are out of control, its essential to This is especially true when it comes to your retirement savings. Edward Jones can help. Well start by getting to know your goals. Then well sort through your current situation and work with you face to face to develop a strategy that can help you keep your retirement on track.To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call or visit today. Few things are as stressful as worrying about work. Because its easy to feel like things are out of control, its essential to consider any nancial decision carefully. This is especially true when it comes to your retirement savings. Edward Jones can help. Well start by getting to know your goals. Then well sort through your current situation and work with you face to face to develop a strategy that can help you keep your retirement on track. rfntb b To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call or visit Member SIPC Shane D IrelandFinancial Advisor.1172 Sw 30th Street Ste 3 Palm City, FL 34990 772-219-4454 772-878-8134 1426 After Christmas SALE!SERVICES OFFERED C ertified R olex R epair Appraisals C ustom D esign D iamond Setting Jewelry R epair Pearl R estringing R emounting Watch R epair BatteriesAll R epairs D one on Site Same D ay Service Layaway Plans1625 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, F L 34986 J B-O Sup to 70% OFF


4 JANUARY 4, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Ted ElkinsPublisherSteve ErlangerPartnerPhil GaldysDebbi DenningDave MercierMitch KloorfainPatrick BernadeauShelley KoppelDonna MarinakEricka King (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: their families and their friends. e Voice of Experience Kids bring cheer to disabled vets transformed into grade students from performed a Christ mas Heritage songveterans from the Photos courtesy of Pat Moore Photo courtesy of Pat Moore


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 4, 2013 5 general, but hope to meet again to form measures to help the national heroes, Haddox said. I look forward to working with veterans and Ill offer any assistance that I can, Haddox said. Were going to get a lot of work done together. Im extremely grateful and impressed he has an attitude of working across the aisle. Veterans issues are so important nationally and certainly here locally. Thats one area you dont cut from, Murphy said. In the next few years were going to see quite a few brave new men and women coming home as we start to unwind from Afghanistan. Its forward to working together on that. Murphy added hes relieved the campaign trail has ended and the hotly debated election is over against his republican opponent and former Rep. Allen West. Its a relief. Right after the election most people get a chance to go relax, go to a beach somewhere and sort of decompress, but I had the retabulation three of those, Murphy said. Im glad its over with. I was ready to get to work right away. Thats why I did this and campaigned so hard. There are so many important issues we need to deal with right now. Veterans issues are so important nationally and certainly here locally. Thats one area you dont cut from, Murphy said. In the next few years were going to see quite a few brave new men and women coming home as we start to unwind from Afghaniand we look forward to working together on that.MURPHY from page 2 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM TO 5PM (321) 268-1941 www.vacwarbirds.org1453 Fill Your Tank 3 Times and get Your 4th FREE! Fresh Fruit & Vegetables FREE PROPANE! 3239 SW Mapp Rd., Palm Cityaccross from the new Palm City Fire Station 219-8170Palm City Farmers MarketHours: M-F 10 AM-6PM Sat. 10 AM 5PMHoliday Gifts! We Ship Fruit! 1417 WATCH REPAIR C LINIC S 772-872-73101420 Rolex C leaning$149PARTS NOT INCLUDED 1441IRS TAX PROBLEMS ? Do you owe back taxes, penalties & interest? Are you behind on prior year tax lings? Did you pay o a tax lien with IRS that is hurting your credit? Are you aware that IRS has new guidelines for taxpayers interested in pursuing an oer in compromise to settle outstanding tax liabilities?Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EACertied Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent(772) 878-3703 Fax: (772) 343-7287


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8 JANUARY 4, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Group helping homeless vets needs funds, volunteersIt breaks Army veteran Dick Lovi Lovisones heart when he sees homeless children in the nation he defended, so hes doing something about it. The thing that really, really got me was I dont know how a family lives in the woods with a 4-year-old kid, he said. I dont know how you do that. I was in the Army, I know how to live in the woods, but I dont know how to live in the woods with a family. Lovisone is president of Family Promise of Brevard, an organization aiming to help area homeless families get back on their feet. The longtime soldier was a lieutenant colonel when he retired. Tom Dame, treasurer, said Lovisone has used skills practiced in military leadership of the national Family Promise organization. (He) kind of brought stability to the (local) group, Dame said. Not just to the board, but the whole group. He could see things that needed to be done and was able to delegate them. Family Promise is a national faith-based homelessness prevention and education program in 41 states. It has about about 500,000 people end or avoid chronic homelessness. Most of those helped, agency ily Promise of Brevard is a legal of the national organization in 2013. A requirement before becoming By Patrick McCallister For Veteran Voice See PROMISE page 11 1471 Jamie L Chapogas, AAMSFinancial Advisor2900 S W Town Center Way Palm City, FL 34990 772-463-71891416 KNOW WHO TO CALLWHEN YOUR BONDS ARE CALLED. Reinvesting after your bonds are called can seem overwhelming if youre not prepared. Thats why it makes sense to All you have to do to get started is pick up the phone.Call or visit your local nancial advisor today. DiamondsBy Terry Diamond Tea Room & Bistro Wishing you All a Happy, Healthy & ProsperousNew Year!Country Club Plaza 3868 SE Dixie Hwy Stuart 772-781-1133 Hours: Tues. Wed. Thurs & Fri. 10am 5:00pm We are enjoying the Holidayswith Friends and Family and will re-open Jan. 8th. Please come by for a visit and a Happy New Year Wish!! 1469


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10 JANUARY 4, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Photo courtesy of Joyce Wilden One by one, they ditched at sea, bailed out, or crash-landed in China (one crew diverted to the Soviet Union). Fortunately, with the help of the Chinese people, most of the Doolittle Raiders safely reached friendly forces (Japanese forces later executed as many as 250,000 Chinese citizens in retaliation for this assistance). When authorities released news of the attack, American morale zoomed from the depths to which it plunged following Japans many early victories. Although the brilliant strike caused relatively little physical damage, it stunned the Japanese population -their embarassed leaders had promised the mainland would never be attacked. The Japanese transferred lines to defend mainland Japan. To prevent future American attacks on the homeland, Admiral Yamamoto ordered the disastrous attack on Midway Island, which became the turning point in the Retired U.S. Army Col. Terry Yon the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville. He can be reached at the museum, (321) 2681941 or by email at vacwarbirds@ DOOLITTLE from page 3 uniformed services. Retirement from the Army didnt mean R&R for Col. Gibson. He was soon appointed Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University. ensembles in the southeast. He was the only band director in the state to ever have been voted Professor Emeritus by the Georgia Board of Regents. Today, the rehearsal hall at the River Center for the Performing Arts of Columbus State University bears his name. Not surprisingly, Gibson was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Distinguished Band Conductors in 2004. An elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, Gibson today serves on the board of several important musical organizations. But he may be unaware of his greatest musical legacy. Thirty-year-old Aaron Collins, artistic director for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, explains. Hal Gibson is a professional inspiration for musicians and conductors everywhere. Players snap to attention when he steps up to the podium. Theres an energy and discipline that he communicates as a conductor. I feel personally honored whenever I share a stage with him. Since 1993, Gibson and his wife, Marie, have called Indian River Colony Club home. Gibson continues to conduct the Symphonic Wind Ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band and the Colony Singers of Indian River Colony Club. GIBSON from page 1 Guaranteed to Sell Your Property Treasure Coast Realty Team IN 120 DAYS OR LESS* 237-1373 www.HomesoftheTreasureCoast.comYOUR CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS*Some Restrictions May Apply WALTER SALAMONInternational Broker Associate., GRI,CDPE,CIPSSHIRLEY ALBERTInternational Realtor Consultant, CDPE, CIPSOF PORT SAINT LUCIE 1432 ENJOY THE BOA T WITHOUT THE HASSLE!! JOIN THE B OA T CLU B A T RIVER W A T CH NEW BOA T S!All for Less Than Y ou Think Call Today for Details NO :Storage Fees Dockage Insurance Loan Payment DepreciationRepairs Cleaning Rigging Annual Services HeadachesALREAD Y HAVE A BOA T?V isit Our Full Service Marina Wet & Dry Storage Bottom Painting Fiberglass Repair Electrical Varnish / Teak Work Detailing And much More ... 200 S W Monterey Rd. Stuart, Florida 34994


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 4, 2013 11 sponsoring religious organizations. Lovisone said he wanted, and recently got, 13. Additionally, the national organization year budget in the bank, and have secure funding sources on deck. year we think thats bare bones, Lovisone said. We need a third of that to start. We need about $25,000 more; we have about $13,000 in the bank. Family Promise of Brevard has a church thats agreed to temporarily house homeless families, Faith Viera Lutheran in Rockledge, but it also needs a van to take them to a base center. The base center is where the family goes in the daytime to look for jobs and apartments and housing, Lovisone said. Youve got to have a means to move the family twice a day to move the family from the church to the base center and from the base center to the church. Grace Fellowship Church in Rockledge has provided a base center, a home on Murrell Road thats getting needed equipment and remodeling to be a base center. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families Council on Homelessness 2012 report, there were about 1,900 homeless people in Brevard County in 2011.Throughout Florida, the council reported that about 55,000 homeless were counted in 2011, which was down about 2,000 from the previous year. However, several counties that had given estimated homeless numbers in 2010 didnt for 2011 by the time the annual report was compiled. There likely wasnt a dramatic drop in homelessness from 2010 to 2011. The council reported that Brevard had a sharp increase in homelessness over 2009 and 2010. Those years, the council estimated there were about 1,200 homeless. The councils report also said there were about 90 homeless students in the Brevard schools in 2010 and 2012. However, the number of homeless children and youths is higher than that. PROMISE from page 8The report reads, Not included in these counts are those families and children who have lost their own place to live, and are doubled up in overcrowded housing, living with family members or friends. For the school as homeless by the local school districts. Family homelessness is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in our country. Florida has the third-largest population of homeless persons in the union. Lovisone said those wishing to help Family Promise of Brevard I would love to see veterans (volunteer), he said. Its for (easing) homelessness, and if you have a heart for this, give us a call. Family Promise of Brevard is separate from Promise in Brevard, an organization thats seeking to build housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs to live independently. Lovisone said those wishing to help Family Promise of Brevard can call him at (321) 610-8453. I would love to see veterans (volunteer), he said. Its for (easing) homelessness, and if you have a heart for this, give us a call. 1448 Business and Professional Services 1391 On-Line Computer Repair$ 79 00 Tune-Up, Virus Removal SpecialRemote Only!No Need to Haul Your Computer to a Shop1-877-499-5548 DESIGN / BUILD LANDSCAPEPutting Greens Dog Areas Playgrounds Lawns PatioServing the Treasure Coast Since 1985 772-283-4123 1350 SYNTHETIC TURF PROJECTS Visit Our New LocationScratch & Dent Gun Safes up to 50%Off 772-221-81442 Lights South of the Roosevelt Bridge 1407403 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL 34994 COUNT YOUR COINSWe do it for you!City & County Licensedvt76@earthlink.netCall for an appointment 772-342-8832 1380 Licensed & Insured772-260-1874 Dale EubankMOBILE SERVICE Specializing in: Wash & Wax Interior Shampoo Headlight Restoration 1348 Since 1973&Positive Impact Products 910 Southeast Dixie Highway Stuart, FL 34994We Can Engrave Just About Anything!!See You Next Year! 1374 772-485-7111 1354 Creationsby Linda, L.L.C. An Elegant Touch For All Occasions 1376 ACADIANA PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICETO ALL FLORIDA AIRPORTS, PORTS & SPECIAL EVENTSToll Free: 866-786-9979 Local: 772-489-0900 24-7 service 772-201-5229LEGITIMATEWork at Home Opportunity1393 AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION! AU3368 772-971-9231 AB2476 Auction Every ursday Night 4252 Bandy Blvd., Fort PierceVisit Auction I.D. # 15249ESTATE SALES CLOSE OUTS FUND RAISERS ASSET AUCTION SERVICES 1351 Your Ad Here $2500 weekfrom as Low as Call: 772-204-2409for Advertising Information1360-SLW Call: 772-204-2409for Advertising Information772.204.2409


12 JANUARY 4, 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 appointment Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed 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.Important Telephone Numbers (from Martin website need to check) 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) 7630118.Orlando VA Medical Cente5201 Raymond St., Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 629-1599 or (800) 922-7521Telephone Care(407) 599-1404 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (800) 645-6895 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon Fri (321) 637-3625 Viera patients 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs 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) 8788387 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. 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