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Wendy

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #330 on: December 01, 2013, 06:05:59 PM »
Any of you vets with vision problems, including macular degeneration and diabetes related vision problems, GO TALK TO THE VA.  Ask to see the VIST coordinator. There is an exceptional program for low vision vets with free training and equipment including computers, talking watches, CT readers, and more, all FREE. I'm at the blind rehab in Tucson and the staff here are wonderful. If you have low vision problems, just do it !
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #331 on: January 14, 2014, 03:07:50 AM »


Almost ALL veterans have tinnitus, a ringing in the ears.  Tinnitus in both ears is an automatic 10%.


VA turned me down for Tinnitus I was told it was age related and I worked on F4 Phantoms jets.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #332 on: January 14, 2014, 11:07:14 AM »
Is there ANY mention of tinnitus in your service medical records?  If so, that would be the clincher.  Even if you wore hearing protection at all times out on the line, you're going to lose something.  The thing about VA claims is that you have to produce SOME kind of evidence.  Evidence can be in the form of what is known as a "buddy letter."  This can be as simple as something from a relative that states, "Fred never complained about ringing in his ears before he went into the military, but after he got out, he always mentioned it."  This statement has to be true and should be sworn to in the letter.

Something else that will work (and the wording here is CRITICAL) is a statement from your ear doc that says (CRITICAL part in all CAPS), "IT IS AS LIKELY AS NOT that the ringing in Fred's ears was caused not by aging, but by long exposure to F-4 jet engines."

I always recommend using a County Veteran's Service Office to help you fill out the paperwork.  They know the in's and out's, and what will and will not work.
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« Reply #333 on: January 14, 2014, 11:20:05 AM »
     Shopped at my local Home Depot today.  I got my 10% discount with just my ID card AND I parked in one of about 6 spots near the front door each with nice painted signs complete with an American flag that said,"Reserved for American Veterans".

Thanks to this forum, I now know about and use my Home Depot 10% discount just by whipping out my Service Connected VA card.  Thanks to whoever the OP was!

All disabled vets and other persons with a permanent disability need to check into the National Parks All Access pass and your state of residence parks pass, if available.  http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #334 on: February 11, 2014, 12:32:51 PM »
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #335 on: February 11, 2014, 01:27:18 PM »
Thanks to this forum, I now know about and use my Home Depot 10% discount just by whipping out my Service Connected VA card.
There are many places that give vets a discount, but you must ask. For a few examples, Lowe's, Triumph Motorcycles (recently saved me $500.00 there!) and even 15% discount at  Safari RV Parts, at least the one in Reno, NV.

But in many cases, you have to know. They won't mention it, so you often have to ask if there are vet or senior discounts.


Thanks to whoever the OP was! All disabled vets and other persons with a permanent disability need to check into the National Parks All Access pass and your state of residence parks pass, if available.  http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
And for those who are 62 or over, you can get a pass to all federal parks for free, after paying a one time fee of ten bucks.

-Don-  SSF, CA
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #336 on: February 11, 2014, 03:26:07 PM »
And for those who are 62 or over, you can get a pass to all federal parks for free, after paying a one time fee of ten bucks.-Don-  SSF, CA

I have that pass and for $10 it's the best deal around (except maybe Costco's hot dog and soda for $1.50)

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #337 on: February 11, 2014, 05:31:16 PM »
Army -infantry 1969-1970 1/11 C company(red diamond) attached to 5th mechanized division rank E-6 after surviving combat in Dong Ha mountain area and Da Nang/Quang Tri=started as E-5 and then moved to platoon sergeant which meant Staff Sergeant E-6 -preferred foot soldier away from noisy personnel carriers and tanks=attracted too much attention and action
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #338 on: February 11, 2014, 07:48:08 PM »
Army -infantry 1969-1970 1/11 C company(red diamond)
I was also an army 11B, (September 1969-1970) but mainly in the Central Highland Jungles mainly between An Khe and Pleiku. Did you also get to see the jungles of Cambodia, as I did in April-May of 1970?

I did visit the base camp in Da Nang in July of 1970, just before and after R & R to Tokyo.

-Don-  SSF, CA  (B-3-8, 4th Infantry Div.)
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #339 on: February 11, 2014, 08:38:26 PM »
Don Tom-did the Cambodian area also=we were told not suppose to be in that country but they did give me enough traing that I could read map well enough to call artillery and air strikes
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #340 on: February 11, 2014, 09:06:01 PM »
Don Tom-did the Cambodian area also=we were told not suppose to be in that country but they did give me enough traing that I could read map well enough to call artillery and air strikes
My experience was only slightly different. We knew we were in Cambodia, we knew when we were going in. We were told.   But AFTER when we "left Cambodia" , we were still in Cambodia, but a lot closer to the Vietnam boarder.

Like most Spec 4 grunts, I didn't carry a map. But enough of us did so we knew exactly where we were.

But I think of it as a good thing that our army runs on "bull feed".    It's the one fuel that they will never run out of!

-Don-  SSF, CA

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #341 on: March 18, 2014, 08:50:25 AM »
William Alan Hall, US Army, RA 13668844 (17 years old out of high school) Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Benning, Ga. Baumholder, Hohenfels, Germany. 1959 -1962, 293RD Engineers. Berlin Wall Conflict. Thanks to all who defended!
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #342 on: March 18, 2014, 10:28:35 AM »
USN QM3 (Navigation)' USS Cleveland LPD 7, 1972 - 1974.  Two West Pac cruises to Asia, one of those to a small, quaint, but hot, island in N. Vietnam called Hon La. 

People ask me if Vietnam was hard.  I tell them that coming home was harder.

To all other Vietnam Vets, WELCOME HOME!  It's never too late to hear it.  Bob
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #343 on: March 18, 2014, 11:23:58 AM »
Welcome Home.  Indirect involvement in Frequent Wind was enough for me.  AD-1 Ret
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #344 on: March 22, 2014, 11:00:52 AM »
5/4 Cavalry,  2ABCT, 1st ID from 2006 - 2013. Retired on disability from two tours in Iraq. A special thanks to all who have seen the worst of mankind and all that helped support us. Thanks to everyone that has served and still is.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #345 on: March 22, 2014, 07:04:34 PM »
5/4 Cavalry,  2ABCT, 1st ID from 2006 - 2013. Retired on disability from two tours in Iraq. A special thanks to all who have seen the worst of mankind and all that helped support us. Thanks to everyone that has served and still is.

about the 1st ID, do they still say "If ya gotta be one, be a BIG RED ONE" ?
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #346 on: March 22, 2014, 09:12:33 PM »
I am still in awe and thankful to each and every one of you for your service. I am sorry that some of our new members who served never found this thread before turning their back on you and the rest of us here in the Framily, and most of us are very appreciative of you!
Adiós. . .

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #347 on: March 23, 2014, 08:46:01 AM »
about the 1st ID, do they still say "If ya gotta be one, be a BIG RED ONE" ?

Now it's,

"NO MISSION TOO DIFFICULT, NO SACRIFICE TOO GREAT"

"DUTY FIRST"

All you here and see everyday is "Duty first!" It gets old real quick especially when the brass beat it to death.  I came to the opinion that they thought if they said it all the time that those who didn't know better would believe their b.s. with with a sense of loyalty to the division even though you were getting the shaft.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #348 on: March 23, 2014, 06:36:32 PM »
I've just found this Topic, Thank you to all who are and have Served!

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #349 on: April 15, 2014, 06:49:31 AM »
Wow, thanks to all of you for your Service.  Welcome Home!

Ed
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #350 on: April 19, 2014, 07:18:38 AM »
Wade Walden
OS2 USN 1988-1992
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Norfolk Virginia

 I am in clover sc and so far we frequent Lake Wylie and Ocean Lakes campground in myrtle beach sc.  Hope to meet some of you.  Thank you all for your service?  Even you Marines!   :-)

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #351 on: April 19, 2014, 07:59:41 AM »
^^ That there is funny, even if a twidget said it. ;)

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #352 on: April 22, 2014, 02:34:08 PM »
Thank you for your service veterans. I'm US Marines 4th Battalion 14th Marines

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #353 on: April 22, 2014, 09:22:08 PM »
USAF, 76 - 80, Tyndall AFB, 4756 Avionics Maintenance Squadron.  Air Defense Command.  Avionics Communication/Navigation.  Scared the hell out of me.  In 1976 our defense of ICBMs was 1955 built F-106s with a weapons target system I worked on, and a mission to fly to the target and destroy.  Failing that, collide with it!

Ronald Reagan changed all that, being an excellent poker player.

God bless all of you, thanks for your dedication and oath to our Constitution.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #354 on: April 23, 2014, 10:39:42 AM »
IC1/SS, '80-'86. Nathan Hale-SSBN 623, Lafayette-SSBN 616. I'm surprised I don't see more bubbleheads on here, I only counted four others. Being in an RV is like second nature to us, just a bit more comfortable. 8)
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #355 on: April 30, 2014, 11:58:22 AM »
Yes they are huge compared to the boats.
The systems are similar too, except only gravity to empty the Black tank.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #356 on: May 01, 2014, 08:50:35 AM »
about the 1st ID, do they still say "If ya gotta be one, be a BIG RED ONE" ?

Yep.  They still call it the Big Red One.  My son is stationed at Fort Riley, KS as I type.  Coming home on the 10th for leave.  Has to report back on the 21st before being deployed to Africa for nine months.

I can't wait.   
Mark

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #357 on: May 02, 2014, 10:57:22 AM »
kdbgoat:

On a trip to the Med we pulled Quillback SS-424 into Rota for fuel and my older brother was standing on the pier. He was on SSBN Pulaski and I toured it with him. When we finished I asked if he wanted to tour Quillback. His answer was "are you kidding me!"
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« Reply #358 on: May 04, 2014, 05:20:16 AM »
I held back for some reason, (knew I was steeling thunder) after I recently was made aware of this message.
www.google.com/search?q=Doolittle+raiders&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&imgil=BbSkcZ6V7yvReM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcSekhiaylAMcmGh7ijMX-gVlsUExzDOY3q6v58bS2jj34t1p-3P%253B2785%253B2018%253Bf88V-RV70OCurM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FDoolittle_Raid&source=iu&usg=__81M9lfF3OMdoW2OOHsu90fV6q8M%3D&sa=X&ei=FBNmU_6zMrjMsQTfxICYDw&ved=0CEoQ9QEwBQ

Over the years, I have seen the articles and stories about these men and the sacrifices they made so we could have what we have today.
I have allowed my chest to swell every time I see the PATCH some members have on their Flying suits, the one showing a black and white color arrangement with red in there somewhere….
It was a drawing of a BIRD, a “Indian symbol” representing a bird seen in the history of the American Indians.
It was a patch worn by members of the 34TH Bomb Squadron stationed at Field No. 9, Eglin AFB in 1956, 57 and 58. I was authorized to wear that patch as a smart alecky young Airman. One of my regrets in life is I lost my patch somewhere. Just ordered another on EBAY.

General Dolittle and his men had a reunion, it may have  been the first Reunions at the Field 9 location in this time frame. I do remember them being in some form of celebration at the Officer’s club on Santa Rosa Island.
Anyhoo…., I’m proud to say I was that close to some great men.

And oh yea, another regret was:
just before the outfit went to England in 1958, I missed a chance to be a Gunner on the B66 as they scrambled to get unit up to strength, recruiting from the Gunnery System maintenance crews. I was the 11th volunteer, they needed 10, and if any flunked Flight status Physical, I would be next. They all passed.   
SAFBVET    Jim O
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« Reply #359 on: May 07, 2014, 02:09:12 PM »
Anyone ever had any experience being stationed in Djibouti, Africa?  Son is coming home this weekend from Ft. Riley, KS before being deployed there for 9 months.

Just wondered what to expect?
Mark

1994 Jayco Eagle 370FB on 24 acres of paid off paradise in Michigan.

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