Archive for December 17th, 2017

The latest gun raffle winner may be you!

The drawing for the Mossberg Rifle was held at the General Meeting on Dec. 14th. Dr. Applewhite drew ticket number 0689. The winner has been called but hasn’t claimed his prize yet. Please check your numbers and contact us if you are the lucky ticket holder!

17 Dec, 2017  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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Bill introduced for Vets who served in Thailand during the Vietnam era….

On November 8, 2017, Senators John Boozman (AR) and Joe Donelly (IN) introduced S. 2105, a bill that would concede herbicide exposure to all veterans who served at any military installation in Thailand during the Vietnam Era for purposes of determining their eligibility for VA benefits.
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Currently, statutes and regulations do not automatically recognize veteran exposure to herbicides while serving in Thailand during the Vietnam Era.  VA’s manual does acknowledge herbicide exposure for specific military occupational specialties on the perimeter of eight specific Thai Royal Air Force Bases.

S. 2105 would automatically concede herbicide exposure for all veterans who served at military installations in Thailand during the Vietnam Era, regardless of the base, duty on the perimeter or military occupational specialty.  As a result, the presumptive diseases currently associated with herbicide exposure, including spina bifida for children, would be applicable to all veterans who served at military installations in Thailand during the Vietnam Era.

Consistent with DAV Resolution No. 214, DAV supports the recognition of herbicide exposure to veterans who served at military installations in Thailand so that the presumption of service connection for Agent Orange related diseases would be available to those exposed to include those in Thailand.  Please use the prepared electronic letter or draft your own to urge your Senator to cosponsor S. 2105.

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17 Dec, 2017  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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