LVMAC Tidbit: How to React to the Coronavirus Issue

March 20, 2020

One of the more clear-headed websites on what to do in reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) issue is found here.  Nothing fancy; no shtick; a good resource.  Applies no matter your health provider in the main.

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As of 20 March 2020

 


LVMAC Tidbit: Wilkes-Barre VAMC Cancels March Town Halls

March 10, 2020

CANCELLED! Upcoming Community Town Halls

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we strive to provide our Veterans with effective healthcare in a safe and effective manner.  Although, to date, there have been only (6) positive cases of the Covid-19 identified across Pennsylvania, and NO positive cases at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, we’ve implemented precautions to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

It is out of an abundance of caution that the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has decided to postpone the upcoming Community Town Hall in Williamsport on March 11, 2020 and at Wilkes-Barre for March 25, 2020.  We’re continuing to closely monitor the rapidly changing  environment of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and we will update scheduling as more information becomes available.

John R. Baloga
Public Affairs Specialist
Wilkes-Barre VAMC

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As of 9 March 2020


Forward Observer: VA Drops Fight Against Blue Water Navy Veterans

March 26, 2019

Finally, some good news on this matter!  The Secretary of the VA,  Mr. Robert Wilkie, has just announced the VA will not appeal a January court ruling that ordered it to provide health care and disability benefits to our Vietnam War, “Blue Water Navy” veterans. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: Blue Water Navy Bill Is About Sunk for This Year

December 14, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005To add to the sorry saga of inaction by our senators, here is the latest as reported in the Stars and Stripes:

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As of 14 December 2018


LVMAC Tidbit: A Post-9/11 Vet Article on Depleted Uranium

November 7, 2018

Depleted uranium (DU) has 60 percent of the radioactivity of natural uranium.  It is a byproduct of creating the enriched product for nuclear reactors and weapons.  Because of its density, easy availability, and relatively low cost, the U.S. military found it to be useful in manufacturing tank armor and some bullets to penetrate enemy armored vehicles. The large-scale use of DU for this purpose began during the Gulf War and has continued. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: Hope Resurfaces for the Blue Water Navy Bill

May 10, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Is there some good news on the horizon now that our legislators have found a way to pay for it? We are talking about H.R. 299 (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017), which passed out of House Veterans Affairs Committee on 8 May. There is a long way to go, but in the past this bill has been killed in this committee. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Camp Lejeune VA Health and Disability Benefits

February 24, 2018

VA LogoWere you or a family member stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987?  You may have been exposed to chemicals in the drinking water. In this video, the Secretary of the VA describes the health care benefits available. Read the rest of this entry »


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