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A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?

Courage to Fight Again

30:48 min | 8 months ago

A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?

"Welcome to we serve now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are already asking that stays question is about a relatively new. Va program called va solid. Start and on today's show. We'll be answering all your questions about this program. What is it. who's it four. What's the goal of the program who's eligible and perhaps most importantly the actions that you need to take to not only take advantage of this program but also to take advantage of ball. The va benefits that you've earned through your military service. And i thought who better to answer this question than the person who came up with the program. So some of you may have heard of dr paul lawrence who is the head of the veterans benefits administration. Well his second. Command is a lady by the name of margarita devlin and she is an absolute well of knowledge. Not just from the. Va solid start program. But about so much more as well hello. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Father to two amazing kiddos on the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and if you hadn't guessed on the host of this podcast and when we come back my special guest will be here so sit back. Relax and enjoy my conversation with margarita. Devlin who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover who. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to plague my through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis at crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here on the earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself so i wrote a book. Simply titled result. Resolved is a book that has one apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com. Well i am here with margarita. Devlin and i just want to take a minute to thank you margarita for being here on the show. This is going to be so so great. I'm super excited about it. But i want to take a minute just to kind of introduce you. And i don't want to steal your thunder because i'm going to give you a chance to introduce yourself as well but margarita devlin. She is the principal secretary for benefits in the department of veterans affairs. She's held that position since may of two thousand eighteen. Now that title in itself obviously a mouthful right. But i will let you. Margarita explained what your role is and all of that and kind of dive into a little bit more for listeners. Basically she second in command at veterans benefits administration so veterans benefits administration. Va that's your va. Va home loan disability compensation of oak rehab life insurance transition assistance and speaking of transition assistance marguerita has a lot of different advancements in military to civilian transition and also suicide prevention to include. What we're talking about today and that is the. Va solid start program so margarita. It is so good to have you. I just want you to want you to take a few minutes and introduce yourself but is so great to have you here. Welcome to we served now. What inky so much. It's really my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me to be on this podcast And i guess what. I areas like to tell people as i've been in the va for twenty five years It's my passion to serve veterans in in various different roles throughout my career. i'm also mom of inactivity serving marine And also the mom of a college student Dad was a navy veteran brother served in the army so Military family close very close to my heart this mission so really happy to be here and talk about the solid start program haas of also weived definitely excited to have you and again on this show. We do our best to answer the questions that veterans and their family members are already asking and one of those questions is what is the. Va solid start programming. And that's question. Maybe we can just lead off with that. What is the. Va solid start program. Absolutely i'm happy to just dive right into that. so solid. The solid start program is really part of the military to civilian transition journey. That really looks at the fact. That transition does not end when you get the d. to fourteen at the end of your military service in fact those of you who have served you know this right. That's really when everything starts to actually happen and no amount of preparation With the military can really prepare you for what what your situation is gonna be like after we heard this from veterans so this program really seeks to connect with veterans in that first year after separation starting at about three months and then we follow up beginning six months in a year and it really is an opportunity for us to start out with. How is it going for you. How's your transition going. How're you doing what's going on in your life. What are you worrying about. And really letting the veteran drive the conversation about what he or she needs the moment how it's going and then our agents are very well trained to pick up on those cues from that conversation and provide that veteran with specific resources in guidance on how to continue their transition in the most successful manner. Possible that is that is huge. I remember. I remember when i got out at the end of two thousand fourteen. It was a kind of a drinking from the fire hose. Except i didn't even know what i was supposed to be drinking. You know it's like hey here's a bunch of benefits you might be eligible for good luck and so it's funny so we started this podcast in the summer of two thousand eighteen and it wasn't until i started this podcast and started doing some research that i learned about more benefits. I could've taken advantage of when i first got out. You know four years prior and so the fact that this this solid start program is tackling that specific issue. I think is great. So what what. Problems specifically is the program trying to solve will it is really a suicide prevention initiative and it came from the fact that we heard from veterans. That sort of felt like all the services and support sorta stopped When they separated from the military and because it was like drinking from a fire hose. They really didn't know where to go to do And who to connect to and it was really difficult for. Va to connect with veterans who were not engaging with our with our systems already so we entered into this agreement with department of defense and homeland. Security is coastguard is under homeland security to get data feet of all the military members when they were separating so that we can start those phone calls so that we can call everybody and by the way we do call everybody that we have information for that includes regardless of character discharge We will call these veterans and we will make sure that they get connected to services and resources that are that are specific to their needs so again suicide prevention. We recognize that. There is a a real. There's a reality about transition stress Which is very different than what you might think about with clinical rate with post traumatic stress disorder. Which is a clinical diagnoses Comes with its own required treatment in the mental health arena. But this is just It's stress around. All the life changes that happened with transition. And what you said you know sometimes they. You're hearing so much about so many benefits while you're in the process of separating that when you get out you might not realize that you didn't take advantage of all of them right right. That is so true. That is so true. So so the the tap program transition assistance program or the army's version i think is a cap or something. It is this part of that is essential that the tap program still exist. How does it factor into all that. They're they're connected. They're two separate things but connectors so the transition. Assistance program does still exist Dod really owns and operates. Don on any of the military services of course puts their own branding on their part of the program via has an entire day where we come in and we teach about. Va benefits was really great. We were able to get it to a full day. Always didn't always look like that but even in that full day where we teach it's really It's a classroom experience right so you're Before covid you were in a room with twenty twenty five other service members and as much as we try to make it engaging and make sure that the servicemember can tie all the benefits to their own personal situation using interactive workbook. All of those things. It still was a classroom experience. A not individual not one on one We do still have benefit visor. Available for one on one support with and they. They advertise that during the class. Now when we went into the code environment we go to virtual So we we are still pretty much in the virtual environment. We've we've started working on getting a little bit more in person presence with tap classes but of course as you can imagine Safety is the number one concern And so we think about this way. Transition assistance program is about teaching. You what you might need to know and getting you prepared in the right mindset for transition. Solid start is like okay. Now we're gonna talk to you after this happened after you got out of the military to see. How are you doing ended. All that stuff makes sense. What questions do you still have. And it's one on one so rather than having to listen to what everybody has to listen to if you already have a job and that's not your concern or you're already in college and using your education benefits that's not your concern but maybe you need to get into a medical appointment. You don't know how to navigate. That will work with you on justice. If that's what you need is maybe you have issues with your children. You need some some other resources. We have access to information about state department of veterans affairs benefits that can sometimes filling gaps were. Va can't Provide a service to really is personalized the comments we hear from veterans. I know you've been seeking feedback from veterans. As well is that they're surprised that va's calling and they're so thankful for it because they were maybe not sure who to call her how to ask about a particular benefit so it's been really interesting seeing the positive reaction from our veteran community. Absolutely and you know. I think that you know this is my opinion. You based on my own experience and the experience of know friends and other veterans who gone through the transition systems program. There are getting ready to get that to you to fourteen right. So all of those briefings. I shouldn't say all but a lot of those briefings are at least in the transitioning servicemembers. Mind it's it's a check the block it's like all right. Let me just get through this thing. So i can go home. Take off this uniform for the final time and get on with my life so the fact that you're contacting them throughout that first year i think they're going to be a whole lot more receptive to hearing. What the benefits are. Because it's not like you're not keeping them from you know from going home you know. You're not you're not saying. Hey you have to be here. This is your place of duty right now. So you mentioned covid nineteen and a lot of things have gone. virtual has there been any other impacts to the program. I know the program still pretty new but have there been any other impacts of the program as a result of the pandemic like are you behind or ahead or anything like that. A solid start actually was in a great position to react effectively to the covid nineteen situation. All of our agents were telework ready and all of our equipment works from telework standpoint. So they haven't skipped a beat they are not behind. They are on target When we first created the program we weren't sure what kind of response we were gonna get so when we created the program We we have to have a performance measure right so we said well. How many people do we really going to answer. The phone won't va calls. You know think about yourself right if your cell phone rings and you don't recognize the number what's the chance you're gonna answer it. Probably not your let it. Go to voicemail right. And if that person's important deli new message so we kinda thought we might get that sort of a reaction so we kinda started. Set the bar low. We said fifteen percent our goal was fifteen one. Five fifteen percent of veterans we reached out to we would be able to actually engage with. They would answer the phone and engage with our with our representatives. It's been just phenomenal. The actual result actually have your with me the december twenty twenty report since we began the program. We have reached over. Eighty seven thousand veterans and the fiscal year. Twenty twenty today fifty seven point. Five percent have responded and engaged. Yeah i know it's it's been just an incredible Response and we also prioritize veterans. Who we know from the information from dod if a veteran had mental health appointment In that last year of service before they left the military prioritize them and we also know that for that population. We need to make sure we get them connected into. Va healthcare and with that sub population. The percents even higher seventy three point. Six percent have responded to our agents and our end have engaged with them on the phone. Wow that is really really great. How surprised were you at the at the numbers when he finally saw them. In the beginning. I was very surprised. And then you know we had a town hall with are Representatives the ones who are actually making the call and it was really interesting. Many of them are veterans themselves. Some of them are you were military spouses. And some of them even used to work in the tap program and and they're so passionate about their work and they're always submitting new ideas about how to improve the program here in the anecdotes That they shared with me about what some of these veterans were telling them and how grateful they were for this phone call. One thing we do is we did put it on the caller. Id so in most with most cellular services You you'll it'll save veterans affairs on your phone so you kind of notes the. Va calling so kind of helps to increase the the response rate but yeah. It's it's been an amazing response for veteran for so happy that this program is reaching them in making impact. Yeah definitely that's great. That's great so. Va solid start. It's for those who are basically brand new to the civilian world right so for those of us like myself and a lot of our listeners who are not newly separated what resources are available for us for helping us understand available that that we can take advantage of so a couple things you're right. Solid start is for those that are recently separated so for veterans of any era. Were here for you as well. And you know i always. I'm always very sensitive to that that you know if you Or vietnam era veteran. We care about you. We want you to call us if you if you never got connected to your benefits. Please call us and we will walk you through. There's a main toll free number which is one eight hundred eight two seven one thousand and that is our main call centre. Those agents are trained across the entire portfolio benefits as well and they will help you identify. What eligibilities you might have In the benefit side and they can even connect you to healthcare If you if you haven't signed up for your healthcare so they can. They can kind of connect you regardless of when you got out of the military And if you are a veteran that just got out in the last year and you haven't gotten your solid start call. I say the information we get from dod his last information we had about the servicemember. Sometimes people change their phone number They changed their email address. We do try and reach out by email First before we make that first phone call so call us. And if you're in that last in the first year after separation just asked to be transferred to the solid start program very cool very cool and you just taught me something with this eight hundred numbers at eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand right cracked. Okay so i could you know after we finish this conversation i could off here. I could call that number and find out the benefits that i'm eligible for. Maybe i'm not taking advantage of. Yes and really. What what they're gonna do is they're going to ask you some questions. What type of benefit are you thinking about. you know. and because we haven't education call center so if you said hey. I'm really wondering if i'm if i'm eligible for the gi bill. They'll transferred to gi bill experts. Right if you say well. i'm really kind of thinking. What kind of employment types of benefits or what about disability benefits So you know they'll help you with those benefits. It's a little bit different than solid. Start in that There are more got react to what you're needing in the moment whereas are solid start agents are trained to sort of prompt And get information out of the veteran to help navigate the whole suite of benefits they might be entitled to and i also wanna say your state department of veterans affairs. They have offices in in different states. We have regional offices. One day hopefully will be able to meet in person again. But in addition there's the veterans service organizations in. They're out there to help. There's a lot of resources but yes feel free to call us. Anybody listening to podcasts. Give us a call one. Eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand and we'll try and get you connected to your benefits above love it and so speaking of benefits and this is it's kind of a curiosity question. I guess what is the most overlooked benefit that veterans typically. Don't take advantage. There's a couple and we actually make it a point to focus on these in the beginning They're time sensitive so one thing for example is life insurance benefits. There is a time limit on when you can convert your service group. Life insurance to veteran group life insurance. And if you don't do in that timeline you kind of miss the opportunity It's about a year and a half out from from when you leave the military so We tell them always about life insurance and that's always kind of a tricky thing right. Nobody ever wants to think about end of life. Especially you know you. A young twenty five year old veteran and twenty six year old. And they're thinking while life insurance okay. You know if they're single and they don't have a a spouse children they might not be thinking about it so we want to make sure they understand the value of having that life insurance policy and so that they make an informed decision potentially to take advantage of it another one is dental care the eligibility for dental care which is time limited in a lot of veterans miss out on that because they don't fully understand it so there's a couple of the ones that we know are are critical sensitive And honestly we've heard some some of our veterans who say they didn't file for disability benefits. Because they didn't feel like they should take that benefit away from another veteran so we do spend some time explaining that they don't take benefit from another veteran. It's a it's a mandatory benefit. Were any veteran. Who's eligible for the benefit and it also opens up the door for healthcare. And you know if you're young and strong now but but you know that you had injuries orthopedic injuries for example. But you're okay and you can kind of deal with the pain right now. Well one day you're going to need healthcare it might worsen You know this is. This is not a handout. It is an investment in that veteran. Making sure that they can stay strong and half the care that they need to to For the rest of their life if needed sure sure so that is some really really great information. But it's not every day that i get to to the principal. Deputy undersecretary for benefits at the veterans benefits administration or being translated. Second command right. So i have a couple of questions that they're they're along the lines of transition but not solid start specific right sure all right so one thing that i'm incredibly passionate about is helping veterans rediscovery since of purpose and meaning after the military and so finding that sense of purpose in that sense of meaning after military service is. It's really the single most challenging part of a chat challenging part of the transition and so one question. I wanted to ask you is how does the. Va help with this aspect of post military life. It's interesting that you bring that up because our research also validates that is one of the biggest challenges. In fact we did. We just started last year. A post-separation study of veterans. Who went through the top programme while they were in uniform to kind of see the retrospective look right. Because it's one thing we can really high marks in the classroom right there. The ninety six percent are highly satisfied with our tap class. But what we wanna do is wait to your veteran in the naski. Look back on and say okay now. How well prepared did you feel you were and we also bounce that against data to see are they employed you know are they using our benefits and we ask them for information about how they're doing so in that study we found the open comments that we got from veterans were very much around that loss of sense of camaraderie. That loss of sort of feeling that you're part of a community unit cohesion that you had the military you don't have that in communities today And just that that loss of sense of purpose and mission so we're just now starting to lean in to explore how the can help with that. We can't solve the problem ourselves right because we're not going to be that sense of community for them but we can connect them and we've been engaging with a lot of organizations nonprofits and via so organizations that provide that connectivity that sense of community in that sense of mission And we're starting those conversations to say. How do we infuse that into the solid. Start program so that we can start connecting veterans in a different way to give them that sense of community. they're looking for. It's really going to involve have to involve a partnership model via. Can't do this alone. Sure sure on love the fact that that the va is realizing this and is like you said leaning into that so now this is a this next question for you is potentially a touchy question. But i don't need to tell you that. A lot of veterans are like. I don't like the va about experience for those veterans who have had that experience or they're just like man. I've heard so many bad things. I don't even wanna try it you know. It's probably not worth the hassle. What what would you say to them if they were if they were asking like. Okay what should i do. Should i do anything. What would you say to them right now. A couple of things first of all. I wanna say avenues. Cells and good news typically unfortunately does not get the same kind of traction. There are so many good news stories out there. And if you look for them you'll see them. I would say comback triumphs again. It's not the same. va that. It was a few years ago. We have come such a long way in the healthcare system with the hospitals in the end the outpatient clinics in our regional offices are outreach is is so much different and we understand better how to improve the experience for our veterans. So i would say it's been a couple of years maybe had a bad experience comeback to us get another chance and if your experience is not absolutely stellar fabulous edit. It doesn't make you turn around your opinion of va. Reach out to us. And i would say in the healthcare system. We have Advocates in every medical center. Go talk to the patient advocate. Tell them about your experience. Let us change something. If there's something specific that's not quite right. Sitting in our via regional office asked to speak to the leadership team. We have lead dan so hard on getting feedback from veterans and making changes across the entire enterprise. It's it's just not the same. Please try again in comeback. That's what i would say. Sure sure so of just just anecdotally right so my family. And i we live in alabama and so my closest a regional center is in birmingham. And so you know i. I've been there a lot over the past few years. And when i compare the service and the facilities and everything like that to a to a more local hospital more local medical facility. It is night and day difference. I mean bring. Va clinic is just top of the line. So it it is really an and again. I know everyone is different but it even from. When i used to go to the va we lived in texas to go into the va. Here it is. There's so many positive changes that have been made in at so honestly i'm really really happy with with the facilities and the care receive and everything like that so glad to hear that. Yeah absolutely absolutely so what's a big takeaway here right. So what does something. All veterans and newly separated veterans or. Otherwise what should they really remember from our conversation. Today i would say remember that. Va is here for you We probably have a benefit or a service that you might not have been aware of And we wanna be there. We want to be partners in your military civilian transition. We want to be partners in your life and help you with any issues that you might have. We're not the answer for everything But we also have connections with community resources and just reach out to us if if you need anything don't try and go it alone and again if if you had a bad experience in the past comeback to us i promise you it should be a much better experience now and like i said if there's anything you encounter that that you have an issue with let us know we're here to be part of it. I mean my personal story. My brother who is an army veteran wouldn't go to the. Va for the longest time. I finally got him to go and he's been so thrilled he was. He calls me up and he's like says they're offering me services that i didn't even ask for. They're they're doing this. They're doing that. And i said yes. That's what we call wraparound services when you come into a va. We are not just looking at the problem that you presented with. We're gonna ask you how else we can help you. And he's been so impressed with that. He wishes he would start in the. Va system a long time ago. It really is We've really made some great advances. So please come see as awesome awesome so here on the show. We like to give our listeners. Some practical next step. So when this podcast finishes playing what should they. Do you know the context of our conversation today. What should they do because today's question is. Hey what's the. Va solid start program. And obviously you've answered that more than we could ever imagine and in so having you on the show has been just absolutely outstanding but what should their next steps be right after listening to this podcast. I would say if you're curious about the benefits and services we offer You might try to going to our website. Www dot va dot gov easy to remember And when you go to. Va dot gov. You'll see sort of things grouped into logical sort of life domain issue. So you'll be able to kind of navigating see. Wow you know what is what does the. Va half for me. And then you can actually apply for many of our programs online. Some of them Were still working on getting online. But you get the application online so that would be one thing and then if you just don't wanna talk to somebody some full more comfortable calling on the phone and talking to somebody call that number i gave earlier one eight hundred eight two seven. One thousand You know we're here for you. Take that step. Check us out If you're already enrolled in one of our programs you know good on you but there might be something else that he don't know about so check us out. Sure well margarita. Devlin this has been so so rate again. You have answered the question. What is the a solid star program. Frankly answered a whole lot more questions as well. So thank you so so so much for coming on serve now. What really enjoyed having him my pleasure and thank you for what you're doing to. It's really important work. I hope you've enjoyed my conversation with margarita devlin. So what are your questions recorded voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast at courage to fight again dot com or joined the post nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And post your question there. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus. Christ we'll i'll see you right back here. Two weeks from day and the nixed veteran question. We'll be asking is this. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Well until next time. Thanks for listening. We serve now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast

The Foxhole Podcast

03:05 min | 9 months ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast

"Or a nonprofit it could be it could be any anybody That helps you gain that camaraderie. That helped you bring back into the fold i know when you move to california Was it was a little obviously than than being boston. And you know. There's at forty year gap where you plug yourself back into the va and that community but was there any nonprofit or group that you belong to now that helps you deal with that or helps. He sort of maintain that pride will the going to the. Va clinic. i. I went in for some group therapy for you. Know for pain relief. You know also for anger being says getting short tempered. And i didn't know why so antigen had just started a few years ago so they saw the psychologist there said well we have a group here called the vet vet and where a bunch most of the guys are from the vietnam era. Now just old guys and you talk about some things and everybody understands what you're saying so it's kind of like it gives everyone the chance that some guys come in there and they just don't wanna talk at all and they try to draw it out so they talk about it because you know they feel better afterwards by do within covid nineteen and there's no meetings anymore matter of fact. I don't think there's you can't even go to the. Va clinic anymore. Said if you need blood work you have to go to the. va hospital. And they're still open. I think they're trying to keep the the contact. Joe minimum in there doing alive with telemedicine. Yeah i had to go. I had to go get seen for blood work as well just recently and it was a har- easier said than done You know if you if you're experiencing any symptoms of covid bill a quickly turn you elsewhere but Hopefully we can get back to normal. You know where we can have those groups again his telecommuting as little little tough until challenging a every time. There's an ms new normal and you're finally getting used to it. Then something happens and changes are so as we up here. There's a final question that you know. I like to ask most of the most veterans. And i think this one actually gonna fits here so i don't. I don't think we've actually talked about whether or not you have You know many families. Earning like young. You know younger relatives or something like that. Maybe grandchildren. I don't know how we didn't really get into that that much but Islas if you had any thoughts or Or feelings or words of wisdom for any young veterans or not young veterans or young young. People that are out there that are looking to enlist That are thinking about it..

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"New South Bay, Va. Clinic has the capacity to serve up to 25,000 veterans, and it allows us to really Substantially increased the breath of services that we can offer. We had run out of space in our old location awhile ago, and so this really gives us the chance to serve veterans that have earned their health care benefits inside the $27 million facility. There will be 28 exam rooms and 12 consultation rooms. That number more than doubled compared to the previous 11 at the old clinic. The new facility also comes equipped with optometry, women's health, lab services and hearing tests. New testing booth have also been placed inside, We're gonna be able to take our specialty. Have them come down in the South Bay and see patients, the website says. 529 veterans have been diagnosed with Cove in 19 in San Diego and have been treated within the VA health system. Due to covert 19. The new clinic is built with physical precautions like Plexi Glass separating the patients and staff at the front desk knows homes, ABC 10 News, and you just make it easier to get permits and approved to construction during the pandemic, least slow is the development services director for the city now that pandemic caused a lot of disruptions for private business and even for government, But one thing that we're working on having it not disruptive construction and our economy. And even though development services had two crows are counters to the public face to face with instituted this virtual counter appointment system.

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Freeway as well for any delays first at six fifty three it's Marcy Williams judging about them if possible seat capacity around the country during the pandemic president trump says he'd sign off on VA clinics treating civilians were looking to move very quickly if we need him well hopefully we will need to be a said this week it's ready to help but hasn't received word from the federal government Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is pushing for hazard pay for federal workers on the front lines of the pandemic very very great frontline workers and they are risking their lives these are our heroes Schumer tells MSNBC those workers should get a twenty five percent pay increase is also pushing president trump to appoint a czar to oversee distribution of critical medical equipment across the country life saving equipments missing after burglars target a Dunwoody doctor's office sergeant Robert Parsons tells channel two action news to break into Piedmont urgent care on Mount Vernon highway appears to be an inside job because the thieves used a code to disarm the building security systems so there certainly several different avenues for exploring right now an architect just are working to try and figure out who that was how they got to coach the suspects made off with gloves masks and other personal protective equipment Piedmont has replaced the staff supply of PPVs or cable why not a five point five W. S. B. one normally be making CBD products this spring but a Georgia company changes course during the pandemic everyone is jumping in to help including Georgia extracts the company's CEO don Barden tells means instead of distributing CBD products they're responding to the urgent need of hand sanitizers we're helping persuade others hospitals whatever we basically flipped our company overnight to help out with all the stuff Martin says they also got some much needed help from Atlanta based coca Cola they stepped up and said Hey we got a big balls so they're going bottles for the effort and it's just an amazing thing that's come together with people making this happen and being creative Jennifer Griffin is ninety five point five W. S. hawks will supply fourth thousand meals a week for the next month for overworked Emory healthcare stat healthcare workers are working twelve fourteen hour shifts and when they're getting off the ship they were met with some resistance walking in grocery stores and scrubs presents Steve Kuhn says workers will receive a meal after each shift for a pair of local restaurants he says the meals are also keeping food industry workers employed as well despite coronavirus the NFL's forging ahead with plans to start the season on time with fans of the standards for its have had to suspend their season because of the corona virus pandemic but the Super Bowl was played before the outbreak ramped up in the U. S. reporter the mutual says the NFL draft will also go on as scheduled later this month but has been moved out of Las Vegas and will not be open to the public W..

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

"Positive for corona virus that student lives off grounds in Albemarle county and contracted the virus during international travel it comes as you VA has announced it is now conducting its own testing for the virus calling it a remarkable team effort thanks to university research labs that quickly donated critical supplies corona virus testing is now being carried out at U. VA hospital and all U. VA clinics about twenty tests per day are being conducted right now but the university hopes to raise that number to at least eighty in the coming days with tests being performed on patients based on their symptoms recent travel history and potential exposure to other patients it comes as the Charlottesville area reported three new cases of the virus including a UV a student living off campus who is thought to have contracted the virus abroad Nick I Nellie WTOP news a sad development in the world of journalism NBC news is now reporting they have lost one of their own to corona virus Larry Edwards was a technician who worked in an equipment room at NBC universal's thirty rock headquarters in New York Edwards died yesterday after suffering also suffering with other health issues he spent twenty five years in the news division working as an audio technician and often traveled with correspondents around the world if corona virus is still a concern in November the cost to make it safe to vote in November's general election could top two billion dollars that is an estimate coming from the Brennan center for justice they say the process of mailing and receiving ballots would cost nearly six hundred million alone costs would be incurred in many states from ballot box can construction a place where voters could go and drop off their mail in ballots another big chunk of the cost about two hundred seventy billion dollars would go to maintaining and bolstering in person polling places the study says people without internet access those who need language assistance to vote in people with disabilities could become disenfranchised word today that the Democratic National Committee will get a huge cash infusion from former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg will spend eighteen million dollars from his former campaign to support the DNC's initiative in twelve swing states across the country that money could fund potentially hundreds of organizers in those states the move would not be a it would not be legal if Bloomberg was just a regular donor but presidential candidates are allowed to transfer unlimited amounts to their National Party committee Bloomberg self funded his entire presidential campaign from his personal fortune New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand has thrown her support behind former vice president Joe Biden she joins a dozen other former competitors to back his bid to become the democratic nominee for president or not comes as much of the party is coalescing behind Biden who has racked up more than more than two hundred delegate lead now over senator Bernie Sanders let's get a check of Wall Street right now Jeff Clabaugh the Dow is up although it's up just forty eight points money news in ten minutes on WTOP sports at fifteen and forty five brought to you by your local Honda dealer don't settle for less than a Honda it's eleven forty five let's see what Dave Johnson is finding forests well I've national general manager Mike Rizzo holding a conference call this morning he is in that west Palm Beach so nationals spring training complex of thirteen players are still there they're going through informal our workouts in small isolated groups I handful players in DC and everyone one else is gone back to their homes but they are staying as your manager Mike Rizzo explains it concertante back with the team as they continue to go through various programs so hopefully get ready for a season eventually also we heard that the nationals giving support to the workers at the ballpark and the general manager notes that we've committed a million dollars to support a ball park or park staff at nationals park something that we were very very glad to do you know these people are the backbone of the national park experience a mentor that a we often look to the virtual world now for reality the rest of the capitals and wizards regular season games we played out on video games are broadcast on NBC sports Washington and monumental sports network they will use the artificial intelligence game play the first wizards games tomorrow gets a box first caps game Tuesday against blues they're using the NBA two K. twenty games in the NHL twenty games which affects a lot of people playing anyway they've Johnson WTOP sports are a day thank you we are standing by for another briefing from the White House of the coronavirus task force that should be coming our way very shortly we will break in and go live to that once it begins today with us it's eleven forty seven I hear that let me give it to you one more time that's the sound of extended the ex five blocking a threat to your home wifi network it keeps your connected devices protected from security cams to smart speakers and even protects you from sites that aren't secure click here for authentic big foot photos seriously Keren Xfinity.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

"For coming along today another sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in our area this after DC reported thirty two new cases its biggest one day increase so far that puts DC's total at seventy one cases now Virginia with ninety four and Maryland up to a hundred and seven that's more than two hundred seventy total in our region two people at Howard University have now tested positive one of faculty member the other student so has the university of Virginia student who lives off campus in Albemarle county who contracted the virus during international travel a staff member at wax pool elementary school in Loudon county has also tested positive the Loudon county health department they're notifying those who have had contact with the patient and our third DC fire and EMS worker has tested positive for the coronavirus members are all recovering at home according to DC fire chief Gregory dean also self quarantining one hundred forty one members who had contact with the first two to test positive the third members contacts are being traced right now contingency plans for staffing is working we have a hundred forty one members of over two thousand member department right now that we're working through over DC police so we've had we've had fifteen people who have met with medical professionals who have ordered them to take task to those tests have come back negative chief Peter Newsham wants you to consider when possible community members please consider filing a police report online for non emergency incidents and tell dispatchers if you're sick Mike Morello WTOP news the university system of Maryland has decided students should not return to campus for the rest of the semester and now that means students will be taking part in remote learning in a conference call with the board of regents Dr J. Peterman the chancellor of the university system of Maryland announced that undergraduate students would finish their semester remotely and that means financial adjustments and United in their support of our funding room and board on a pro rated basis and also announced there would be no face to face commencement but that the system's campuses could come up with alternatives Kaman said with the rest of the semester being spent off campus students should not see it as an extended spring break or party arrangements are also being made for students to get belongings out of their dorms cake Ryan WTOP news and get ready Fairfax county public schools plan to implement distance learning if students can't reopen on April fourteenth as is currently scheduled learning packets could also be used there as well and to prepare for that possibility now teachers will start training we've learned that a university of Virginia student who lived off campus has tested positive for corona virus and it comes as you VA takes steps to identify more local cases the university of Virginia has announced its now conducting its own corona virus testing with the VA hospital in all U. VA clinics performing tests based on the patient's symptoms potential exposure to others with the virus and recent travel history about twenty tests per day are being conducted right now but the university hopes to raise that number to at least eighty in the coming days the one thing that limits the capacity for testing is a national shortage of nasal and throat swabs you VA was able to kickstart its testing program thanks to university research labs that donated critical supplies neckline Elie WTOP news well many stores in our area are offering special shopping hours for people most at risk during the coronavirus cases W. T. crisis WTOP's Neil Augustine is that giant with some other seniors and those with compromised immune systems the.

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WTOP

"News one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com Brucella and Joan Jones the morning we now have more than two hundred seventy cases of coronavirus in this region after DC reported its biggest single day increase with thirty two new cases staff member Loudon county public schools has tested positive for someone who works at wax pool elementary school Loudon county health department is notifying individuals who had contact with the patient two people at Howard University of tested positive once a faculty member the others a student into metro is closing and has closed the Smithsonian in Arlington National Cemetery stations until further notice trains will run through both stations without stopping as metro ridership has dropped eighty five percent amid the crisis that we have learned that a third member of the DC fire department has tested positive and that has more than a hundred DC fire and EMS workers off the job temporarily we've had three members that have tested positive for covert nineteen DC fire chief Gregory dean says so far one hundred and forty one members who had contact with the first two positive members yourself quarantining they're also trying to figure out who had contact with the third PCL held it is also a contact tracing all patients that are presumptive positive members treat it it's a U. S. marshal also has a deputy mayor Kevin Donahue says they are quarantining those who came into contact with them sixty five individuals who are in quarantine means that they have their own space in the room cell there are no positive cases a DC police but seventy members or self quarantining also if you call nine one one you're being urged to tell the dispatcher if you feel sick Mike Morello WTOP news we have big changes now for undergraduate students at the university system of Maryland the board of regents voted to go to remark learn a remote learning for the rest of the semester for all campuses because of the pandemic Dr J. Perriman the chancellor of the university system of Maryland announced that the decisions being made to have undergraduate students continue their education through distance learning for the rest of the semester he said arrangements for graduate students are being worked out and the commencement ceremonies will be affected there will be no face to face commencements before ending the conference call and also emphasized that time off is not a break and not a party cake Ryan WTOP news speaking of distance learning that's what Fairfax county public schools plan to implement and schools cannot reopen on April fourteenth as currently scheduled learning packets could also be used now to get ready for that possibility now to each is there we'll start training on how to do distance learning at the university of Virginia student tested positive for corona virus that student lives off campus in Albemarle county and contracted the virus during international travel but that comes UP a announced it is now conducting its own testing for the virus calling it a remarkable team effort thanks to university research labs that quickly donated critical supplies corona virus testing is now being carried out at U. VA hospital and all U. VA clinics about twenty tests per day are being conducted right now but the university hopes to raise that number to at least eighty in the coming days with tests being performed on patients based on their symptoms recent travel history and potential exposure to other patients that comes as the Charlottesville area reported three new cases of the virus including a UV a student living off campus who stopped to have contracted the virus abroad Nick I Nellie WTOP news I you may have some questions about corona virus and we are here to help email us at talkback at WTOP dot com tweet us using at WTOP or you can even send us a note through the WTO P. app coming up since we're not supposed to gather in crowds anymore there's a way to see the cherry blossoms from the comfort of your home seven oh seven CDW G. we get.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on KTOK

"They're classified because people are throwing out scenarios that we call that won't come true there we it's a discussion you don't want the public to panic that will make it a thousand times worse and this is what drives me crazy there's no fair reporting none in the mainstream media when it comes to Donald Trump it's ridiculous all right bill o'reilly dot com for all things Riley Sir thank you for being with us when we come back wide open telephones eight hundred nine four one showing you want to be part of the program we have an amazing Hannity tonight including the guy that confronted R. Joe Biden in Michigan yesterday he has a lot to say nine Easter I'm Beth Myers in the news radio one thousand Katie okay news center the NC double a men's and women's basketball tournaments will be held without fans and CW president mark Emmert to announce a decision today he said it's because of the ongoing corona virus outbreak and it says only essential staff and limited family attendance will be allowed in March madness amber defended his decision saying it's in the best interest of public health stocks are now in a bear market after losing more than twenty percent since setting a record high on February twelfth at the closing bell today the Dow was down one thousand four hundred sixty five points to close at twenty three thousand five hundred fifty three because of the corona virus the Oklahoma City VA health care system is putting screening measures in place at all VA medical facilities and VA clinics veterans will be asked certain screening questions at strategic entry points a teenager has been arrested in connection with an animal cruelty case in creek county where a dog was found dumped in a field with its legs strapped together and glue poured in at Sears creek county deputies say that they got information and arrested eighteen year old Daniel Williams of Tulsa who they say has confessed the dog named atlas is recovering with the help of the Tulsa Humane Society and will be adopted.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

05:22 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Care giver support program offers training educational resources and multiple tools to help you succeed in joining us today to talk about this is Mike record who is the regional VA caregiver support program lead and Mike welcome back to Minnesota major radio thank you I appreciate it's good to be here like us like less than we were on the show was of four five years ago and you're at the VA hospital working on the care giver support programs yes I was at the Minneapolis VA as a caregiver support coordinator and how long did you work at the at the Minneapolis I came there in two thousand seven worked initially and stroke rehab as a coordinator there and started as the cable support coordinator in two thousand eleven also worked as an associate supervisor there for a little bit and then moved on to this position in a position right now is the regional VA I keep hearing vision what does visit instead for like technically it's the lead for the caregiver support program at the visit and which is V. I. S. and it's the veterans and integrated service network the VA is is structured and different visions across the nation and so were the upper Midwest basically the five state area of Minnesota north of South Dakota Iowa Nebraska in general is how is our catchment area in how many facilities are within the regional territory eight facilities multiple clinics VA clinics that are associated with those with those facilities so right here in in Minnesota you go back to the many up was re and work with the whoever took your spot over there I'm assuming exactly and then you must get up to Saint cloud and in some of the other facilities down through falls you over there absolutely I just started this position about six weeks ago I have a history of the program but this is not a new position from reaching out to folks and doing site visits and I I get to go visit all these different places and and meet the caregiver support teams and at these facilities so your travel in the upper Midwest in the winter time and lucky you for the Fargo in December well make sure you put on a hat with was the strap is they can get a little bit windy up there with the I've I would guess that with the all your years of experience at the Minneapolis VA working on the care giver support that you most when one of the leading candidates for this position yeah there is I think a lot of good candidates is a lot of good people that work in this program so I was I was lucky to be a candidate I was lucky to get hired so I I'm really glad to be in this position right now so my can you give us a little background what is the care giver support program and in what your mission good question so maybe to start at the beginning the programme rolled out in relation to a law that was passed in two thousand ten actually rolled out through the VA in two thousand eleven allow the VA to really develop a program of the support for caregivers of all our veterans and then allow us lotus developer program specifically for post nine eleven veterans of the provided some enhanced back benefits for those care givers so I want to ask you the question of who is eligible to get some help for a care giver in in the first thing comes to mind to me Mike is our World War two a geyser of dying off quickly the green guys are there even my Vietnam buddies are gone by the wayside quickly but of their spouses their families those people that are helping try to give them some care at home are probably getting tired out in in who's eligible what kind of care they eligible for yeah just the provide maybe some numbers there too there is the rand corporate study that was done a few years ago and it said there's five point five million caregivers in the US and twenty percent are caring for someone who served after September eleventh two thousand one but they provide both five hundred twenty two billion of unpaid care each year Seoul is definitely a need there the care giver programs is is really structure to help all of those care givers of for all era veteran soul there's established programs at the VA that that are there that are there to help veterans but also provide some for some some support to care givers and then each facility develops their own program programs of support support groups of holistic care groups education groups those kinds of things and then the the national program is also develop some some programs and some resources there's a caregiver support line that can help people of when they call and there's education groups through that support line there's a peer support program there's a an online if a program called the building better care giver says there's a whole variety of things that we can offer those care givers we're speaking with Mike record who is the regional vis a caregiver support program lead on Minnesota military radio the Mike I think of it we've interviewed a lot of people over the last nine years on the show but one of the things we're trying to do for our veterans is is to keep them at home as long as possible because you're always more comfortable at home with the push a lot of pressure on the on the swells in the family to to help take care of them for as long as possible absolutely so some of those established programs that I can I mentioned earlier there's home care services potentially available to to veterans but that obviously provide some support to the care giver during those times there's respite each veteran is eligible for up to thirty days a respite per year.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:24 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So you reject the, the claim by health and human services, that they are, these are just answer, Larry, that these are extra things that aren't critical for these kids completely rejected. This is not a luxury service, as an essential service for these kids. It's also good for the system because kids who are represented by council. The proceedings move must much more efficiently due process can be delivered the, the courtroom process is delivered fundamental fairness and do process to these. Children. So it's important for the system as well that council involved. So just taking that a little bit further what happens when these children will not have legal aid. I mean what happens to them? I've been in court and seeing a five year old appear before a road immigration judge while there's a trial attorney from home security, arguing for the child's deportation, and their stands, the five year old with no lawyer Bilour side being asked to raise a defense against deportation. It's impossible for these children to get through this system, without the help of a lawyer. So then what happens what happened to that child? You know, well, children can be deported in this particular case, we were actually able to connect her with council. It took about two years, but she was granted status and was able to remain in the United States. Can you describe these shelters presumably, you have been to one or some of them? Yes, I've been to many of the shelters most recently, a relatively new facility that was opened in south Texas cuss Padre, which is a very large institutional setting. It's a converted WalMart. That's now housing roughly twelve. Hundred children. This is a trend. We're seeing in the program under the current administration where they're moving towards these mega facilities that are very institutionalized in almost prison, like in their feel and very difficult to provide appropriate care to these children, such a large setting. What's their daily lifelike? Well, it's critical services come in, because these, these kids like any child, they need education. They need recreation. They need something to, to help keep their minds off the fact that they're in a very complicated system where their future is still in question. So thinking about these kids in these facilities without those kind of services, going in is quite troubling. I don't know what that looks like at that point. You argue that this is a decision by HHS that will be easily challenged in federal court on what grounds. Stay think there are laws in place in class action settlement agreement, the Flora's agreement which define a framework of protection for unaccompanied children in federal custody in a lot of the laws and the, the agreement addressed the kind of services that these kids need in order to be provided appropriate care and to get through the immigration system. So I'm confident that this will be challenged in court unless congress steps forward provides the appropriate funding so that, that the department of health and human services can get back on track. Have you or your organization been involved in conversations with us about what you've you as the detrimental effects of this decision? We are very consistent conversation with the administration with the department of health and human services with congress to encourage and promote. The appropriate services being delivered to these kids. So we have expressed our concern about this limitation of programs when young, she's the president of kids in need of defense. It's nonprofit based in Washington DC, supporting immigrant children. Thank you so much. We appreciate your time this morning. Thank you. All right. Big changes are coming today to the department of veterans affairs or very little change, depending on whose predictions turn out to be correct. Here's what is coming a big expansion of veterans access to private care paid for by the VA. Now, this move has critics who say it's a step toward privatizing, the agency, NPR's quil Lawrence has that story last year congress passed the VA mission act intended, to streamline all the different complicated ways that VA pays for outside care for vets on waiting lists. Or those who live far away from VA clinic, it passed with broad bipartisan support that support fractured as soon as the Trump administration started talking about how to implement the law and opened it up to about forty percent. Veterans democrat, Mark Takano, chairs the house veterans affairs committee fray, this is being driven by ideology rather than what veterans really need and trying to set.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And something I think we're a little too old for we missed the boat on this one because I know kids today, do it cough or sneeze into your elbow. Yeah. We did not learn the vampire thing or whatever you call it. My daughter REEs has you have to cough one way you have to sneeze another way. And I can't remember they taught us just cover your mouth. Right. Do you think about it? You're going to get you know, germs going that way. You're supposed to sneeze into your elbow. The flu sneeze into your neck. But my kids do that. Without even thinking, I've tried to retrain myself every time I have to sneeze. I can't do it that quickly. John Williams says joined us did you? The vampire sneeze when you sneeze. John. You can't just cover your mouth. You have to ten Christopher. Did it on the LES today? But somebody must have taught you that that right? That's something. I've only done in less five ten. Yeah. And you're a better person. You know, we have to take a quick break. Can we take a quick break? And then talk to John Williams. I didn't realize you are on the stream today. Oh, yeah. There's a baseball Kim. Thank you. And then we'll come back and talk to John Williams here on the stream of consciousness. All right. You were all sitting here having a little party. And I realized that we had some air on the stream, which if it's dead air on the moment of the brush, so far Wendy people are loving it Jeter on the street, but nobody hears it. Well, that's where it was going John. But I took my words back before I even set him because a lot of people do listen to this dream live right now as Zona go. So did you guys talk about Dr Donald the guy got dragged off the United flight? No, okay. We're gonna play some of the original audio. And then what he said good Morning America and talk about that he has not done. Well after that he's had problems. Yeah. He can't run marathons and he's had headaches any loss of teeth. I have so little sympathy for that guy elephant watching the interview he did on good morning American. I thought America would hate me if I had interviewed Dr Dow I why because I had no sympathy for him then. And I don't know if they get off the plane, get the hell all plane. Get off the plane, and I know your doctor whose real anxious to open up a VA clinic in Kentucky, or whatever his thing was, but these pilots had to get to there's a plane full of people waiting in San Francisco, the pilots or whatever I mean, you don't get to decide. Everybody feels like their reason for being on the plane is important his birthday party, whatever get off the plane just give right away. Because I'd find myself. Is there any way I could you know, I gotta do this out. Like, maybe I'll I'll I'll be there Jennings. It'll be one of the airline attendance a fly fly right Ceesay. So really to a little bit of that. Also, there's a documentary about what happened to Columbine from Columbia grad who was one of the students at Columbine that day. So then she came here to college learn documentary filmmaking. They're going to debut her film next week at the music box theatre Cogan wrote about it in the paper. Today and said it is fantastic. I haven't seen it. But just before I came in here, I interviewed her. It's really compelling story about what happened that day and what's happened since. And that's the point of her sounds great. So what do that everytime?.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520

News Talk KOKC 1520

06:21 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520

"And we'll start with the news. What's first, Josh? Judges at the international criminal court turned down a request to open a war-crimes probe in Afghanistan. A week after Washington revoked the court's chief prosecutor speeds up over the case the Hague-based court said in a statement, quote, the judges decided that an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan. At this stage would not serve the interests of Justice, and quote Fatu been Saudis US visa was revoked over a possible probe involving American soldiers actions in two thousand three in the bloody Afghan conflict in late two thousand seventeen than Saudi asked judges to give her permission to probe alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. In Afghanistan, committed by the Taliban, Afghan government forces and international forces, including US troops. The US has never joined the icy sea. And does not recognize it's a thorny over American citizens. Saying it poses a threat to national sovereignty. Washington also argues that it has its own robust procedures in place to deal with US troops who engage in misconduct. The judges said, quote, not withstanding the fact that all the relevant requirements are met as regards both jurisdiction and admissibility the current circumstances in Afghanistan, make the prospect of a successful investigation and prosecution extremely limited. And quote, the judges also cited the time that has elapsed since the opening of a preliminary probe in two thousand six Afghanistan's changing political scene and the lack of political cooperation the prosecutor has received was likely to grow scarcer should an investigation. Proceed the court which operates on a limited budget also needed to prioritize its resources on activities that would have a better chance to succeed. We absolutely should not allow any international or foreign agency to evaluate the actions of our troops. That would indeed be a threat to our national sovereignty further. It's outrageous that under the Obama administration. Hundreds of our combat troops were charged and convicted of murder for killing the enemy and combat this Newsom absolutely ridiculous rules of engagement, we need to protect and appreciate our combat warriors. Not treat them like criminals. Critics claim the army National Guard's recent redesign of its recruiting logo is an attempt to disassociate itself from firearms when trying to convince young people to become citizen soldiers will the national guard. Seal features, the image of a revolutionary war minute man, the new recruiting logo boasts a black background with army national guard displayed over a gold star. A recent small wars journal article stated that the guard could not use the minute man logo in schools anymore because it contains an image of a firearm the article states, quote due to no tolerance policies concerning. The display of images of firearms in schools, the traditional minute man logo could not be displayed due to inclusion of an eighteenth century, Flint lock rifle national guard officials say they're recruiting logo was changed to satisfy a mandate from army leadership to wrecking the guard to alter its recruit. Brand to look more like the army's logo which features of prominent gold and white star on a black background. Above the words. US army the national guard declined to address questions about reported concerns regarding firearms imagery. The national guards job is to recruit new members in our nation's defense depends on this. That said the political correctness of thinking that guns are bad and not allow even pictures of them on a campus is worse than stupid. How do you teach American history or world history without pictures of firearms? I guess the answer is that many schools no longer teach about our history or for that matter even about our government. Three suicides occurred during a five day period. On different department of veterans affairs properties to veterans died by suicide in Georgia one on April fifth at a parking garage at that Vinson VA medical center, Dublin and the other a day later outside the main entrance to the VA medical center indicator and in Austin, Texas, a veteran shot himself in the waiting room at a VA clinic. During a Senate veterans affairs committee hearing Senator Johnny Isakson Republican from Georgia said, quote, these deaths did not go by me without noticing them. Nor has it gone by me that we have a job to do. And quote, though, it wasn't the intended subject of hearing multiple senators asked VA officials about the recent suicides. Richard stone executive in charge of the veterans health administration said there have been over two hundred sixty suicide attempts on VA property two hundred forty of which were interrupted and prevented nineteen suicides occurred on VA property between October two thousand seventeen and November two thousand eighteen stone said quote, every one of these is gut wrenching experience for our twenty four thousand mental health providers and all of us that work for VA and quote in response to reports of the three suicides Representative Mark Takano. Democrat of California and chairman of the house committee on veterans affairs said he would schedule a hearing on the issue later this month, congressman to Khanna said every new instance of veteran suicide showcases a barrier to access but with the three incidents on VA property in just five days and six this year alone. It's critical. We do more to stop this epidemic. Veteran suicide is indeed a societal problem. We citizens as well as the VA must reach out to the veterans in our communities. Our veterans deserve our support we need to stand with them. And that's the news. This is gonna kill him on frontlines of freedom coming up on frontlines of freedom. I'll share comments by the Colonel will enjoy some more wisdom, and we'll talk with Colonel Scott mcchrystal about the warriors.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Not going to do it tomorrow. Or the next day. I'll say the world for God's sakes. If this winter seems to have lagged longer. Do we say this every year? Well, here's the thing. I'll take it. Because what we I think what we haven't had this year are the good days. Like yesterday, the teaser days, we usually get a couple in March or something, and we really haven't had many. So singing Brenda song. She goes, you know, I don't know if this is a lot worse than normal. But we haven't had those two three sixty and sonny's where everybody's out riding their bicycles. Exactly. That's what we've been missing. Yeah. So it's just taken its damn sweet time, I've got this app on my phone. It shows ten days out to forecast. And all that does is make me depressed for a week and a half at a time. You know, like if it only three days ago, well, maybe in the fourth day, it'll get better I'm pretty miserable today for what's going to happen for the next head. Let's not good. So then I have on my phone app. All of the places that we've traveled to are going to travel. I've got London on there. I'm always looking at the weather in London. London, which is sort of on a on a loan of longitude latitude like it's it's high as Anchorage. It's way up there. They're having a nicer spring than we are. Oh, that's good. I don't know. How does that help me? I'm here. They'll look at Scotland though, because you know, it's going to be bad. Well, I mean, it's you know, it it rains sometimes it's got another April is the best month travel. Right. You said that I did look that up in somebody who was telling me tickets said that so I just said, yeah. That's right. That's a Steve Bertrand travel. That's the website Steve Bertrand travel probably too late for you to get on the plane with Brenda and knee and about thirty five WGN listeners going to London. And then Scotland but not too late to go to Ireland was Sheridan me. In September say there's always another trip down the road. Did you hear my little mini rant about doctor? Dow the guy that got dragged off the United flight. Yeah. I didn't see that. He was interviewed today or he was on good Morning America. If you don't know the story, he is this. Oh, I don't know. How old is it probably says in the story here, doesn't it? Did you catch? This guy's age do now all these l sixty nine sixty nine. He was plucked from the waters. Off Vietnam by the US navy during the war, and then shoot them or kill them. I don't know that he was via Kong, but he was trying to flee that country, and he's forever been indebted to the United States for what happened to them in the war. He's come to the United States. He's become a doctor know exactly sure what his career trajectory is like I'm not one hundred percent. Sure, I want the sky tending to me medically, but he was on this plane, and he said, no, they're gonna open up. This VA clinic that he's been instrumental in and he needs to be there. So he's on the flight in night. It says that we have crew that needs to get on this flight four of you two couples have to get bumped. And he lost for some reason in the lottery. So he has to get off and they come up and ask him, and he says, no we won't get off. And then what you see is the video of him being dragged screaming and screeching. I think. That's the first cut. We have right elephant. People could not believe what they were saying this screaming elderly man with his glasses knock off his face some blood. He's.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"But also support healthy blood flow through blocked arteries in the brain, the heart liver, and the kidneys and the legs. And so on. Now the secret here is to stay off the bad foods forever. Everybody in the household is gonna do that the arteries will heal themselves. If you do that, you keep hitting yourself with these bad foods, you just keep re damaging the lining the arteries. Okay. And so it's imperative that he could take the ninety cents a nutrients take that ultimate daily classic tablets. They will support healthy blood flow to the blocked arteries all over the body. They will support healthy blood pressure. Can't sale. Let's go to Tom for a final. Text in tweet Thomas. Go ahead tweet in I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. And now have anger issues mood swings and memory issues. What can I do help these please help me? That's a toughie dark. Okay. Go ahead with to how being at heart PAKs for months. None of the baptism fried foods or processed meats. Gluten get blood flowing to the blood vessels in the brain the ultimate daily classic campus. I'd go ahead and take three those three times a day, the three bottles a month. I'd also take the snap. Three of those twice two bottles a month, and they're designed to support. Cells in the brain talking to each other brain function is is for the brain to make neurotransmitters. And then, of course, the destroys castles three of those twice a day for brain metabolism, the ultimate nice plus to those twice a day. And that's going to give the brain everything needs to do all the right things. But don't forget those three or four eggs twice a day soft yolks, but not fried cooked in oils, and the brain has an enormous capacity to heal itself. But it does need that raw-materials these tablets and work probably needs to blood supply, the brain has an enormous capacity to heal and has a tremendous ability to rebound. But does need the raw materials. Let's go to John and citrus heights, California. First time caller for John. Go ahead, sir. Yeah. Hey, doc. I told everybody that you're my doctor and the pharmacist. I'm in my eighty four year. Good for you. And I'll make this as quick as I can. So let them be. But my dad can Alzheimer's, and he was about my age you lived to be ninety seven and a half. He doesn't ammonia without my it and died before he's not genetic. Yeah. And then my brother is about three years older than I he came down with Alzheimer's about ten years. And then my sister who's your younger than I am. She has it. Okay. Let me stop you there. Family here. What I've been doing. I've been taking. Every day with black pepper, and then I was raised on the street a day. Yeah. I still take a bus created today is operatives again, I've gone through the VA clinic they've done a memory tests on me, I came out great. I'm writing my book, and I don't want to get Alzheimer's. So I was talking to this past Saturday, and you said that actually start taking rocks of coconut oil, the people in the Philippines. Don't get Alzheimer's. Then that's why because of the coconut oil. And then I've also started taking limitless. No. I haven't been taking your products yet. I tend to do it. I haven't gotten around here yet. But I will and. And anything else or what what do you think? About the coconut oil. Okay. Well, first of all, they do get Alzheimer's disease and other dementias Pacific islands. Anybody who says you don't get that's nonsense. Coconut oil is very dangerous. Okay. You can get initially as a nice effect because it has will make it threes in it and gives your body some things your cell walls needs and so forth. But over a period of time Munster years, you will cause plaque in your arteries Lashley 'cause. That's the main thing because plaque in the arteries, very very dangerous and said, especially if it's heated for cooking that kind of thing you want to stay away from coconut oil. They don't live as long as you'd like to think they do. I think they only live in their fifties. And they do get dementia. Alzheimer's, so anybody who tells you they don't they're not telling the truth? So how much you weigh, sir? Fifty one. Yeah. One fifty okay. Yeah. Not a bad. Susan fried. Food are processed means no oils, including coconut oil MCAT. Oh, he's gotta go. No gluten that we brought around odes take three.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on Veterans Helping Veterans

Veterans Helping Veterans

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on Veterans Helping Veterans

"Now, there may be some banter if they're that bad. They're a danger to their self or maybe up perhaps others. You know, then maybe they'd be. Logical HD's, but. I think it should be monitored. Or or camping the I on goods. I can make go restrain is really. You know, that's about it. That's to me that's bad being chained you bad. Well, yeah. I mean, what they're doing is they're knocking them out his restraining them like that. And then they're they're they're getting fit. So we're because they're not being turned over and clean and cared for. And if they try to move get out, they break, your bones, and they stick them right back in there. I mean, if you saw the people can go to this. I check it out. And you see that bridge that they measure time. It's just absolutely. But what I what I really want to take on the is and picked on them before the RV SEO's because I I did a little bit. I looked at 'em thing on the internet. I'm not an internet person. But I go to the library, and I looked on something and there's over twelve thousand American Legion post in this nation twelve thousand I looked within a hundred miles of where I live I live up in the mountains and within a hundred miles where I live. There's over a hundred VS American Legion post within a hundred miles of where I'm at. There's more than one hundred -cation around the VA medical center in Atlanta, where this in fact, Landon making or both close together. Doubling so they both have American Legion post there. And they'll go there and play bingo. One night a week with the vets it can come down there to their little community room. And, but these are watchdog so used to people that congress of appointed to be our gets in our watchdogs, where are these people, you know, there's hundreds of thousands of American Legion people the same way that the VFW I looked up. There's there was eighty nine VFW post within a hundred mile radius of where I live. Wow. Let's say the ones that are are seeing this. Doing something about it. Speaking up, making sure that that our veterans are taking care of this. That's a colossal failure on their behalf. I talked to the Vietnam veterans of American a little town here where I live. We have a VA clinic that hasn't take hasn't taken years now because they're short a doctor. And I called and talked to the the president of that little chapter there and asked him, you know, why aren't you watch? I'll say something about that launch. I'll fight for that. Well, I read your local newspaper, and I never hear you off say anything about that. When he says, well, I'm not really concerned about that. I was a state employee and I've got state health insurance. And I said, yeah. But there's a lot of veterans that don't they're not even taking he says what worried about right now getting a Huey helicopter for our park. That's our main. That's our main project right now. And I go I don't just understand why they would take on the responsibility of being our advocate, and our watchdog groups and not be responsible. That's unreal. Westbound believable. And it's in every city, it's wherever there's a medical center. There's a hundred fifty something medical centers in our nation. I think there's a around twelve or fourteen hundred planets so that they're in every community in the American Legion. DAV, you know. Veterans of foreign wars all of them have have chapters right there numerous cap where they should be there as medical centers who their hats on volunteering checking things out listening talking pets taken that message back to their leaders and doing something because it can't do it..

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace All-in-One

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

"President trump marked this memorial day with a visit to arlington cemetery where he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and paid tribute to families of those killed in battle a bill that would expand the way military veterans can access healthcare is on the president's desk and he's expected to sign it the fifty two billion dollar va mission act provides a boost of funding for the system that delivers care to more than nine million veterans the plan would inject money into the choice program which allows veterans to go to private providers for care marketplaces andy euler has more the veterans choice program is it's known was created in twenty fourteen at allows some veterans to seek care from neighborhood emergency clinics or even private doctors the via mission act provides five billion dollars to keep the choice program going but it also outlines ways that more veterans could have access to private care makes sense for veterans to get care of ea the knicks should do so if it makes sense them go across the street there's that's what needs to be done carlos quintas director of the veterans of foreign wars national legislative service is bill represents just a first step in order to expand the program congress would have to appropriate more money and regulators need to figure out just what the veterans affairs departments role would be in a system that uses more outside providers bali he is with johns hopkins medical center batteries will have access to walk care which the new benefit across the country once the regulations are written for this this piece of it many veterans us medicare or access private healthcare through employer insurance the federal employees union has criticized the va vision act saying it's kicking the door open to privatizing the va she's job with the harvard school of public health doesn't think this bill does exactly that but says it raises an important question is the va meant to be a truly comprehensive one stop shop system for veterans or is it really disciplined at coordinates care deliver some of it but reaches out and uses the private sector in a substantial way he says this model requires more coordination between va clinics and the price.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Magnus my father was a one hundred percent disabled vietnam veteran so we spent a lot of time va clinics his he has an incredibly complicated medical history and he was always taking very well care of medically but one of the things that was sorely lacking for him in a theme swirly lacking for people in my generation i'm in my thirties is the mental health care i know you know men my age who are drinking themselves to death because they're not getting the proper medication in the proper treatment for mental health and there's like what if it's twenty one you aside the day by veterans and it's something that really needs to be addressed and and i'm just calling to comment on that laura thank you so much for your call i mean paul ryshkov this is something you brought up repeatedly because it's something that so many veterans are saying that they need more of more assistance i mean i really want to kind of break this down the way that maybe encapsulates the last decade and a half we've been talking about this electron recordkeeping system and it seems like an obvious thing it's an important thing it's an urgent thing on in two thousand nine i along with many other veterans service organizations stood at a press conference in washington to announce that they were kicking off an electron recordkeeping system they promised in two thousand nine they were going to fix this i think leo was probably there this is the world we operate in big promises that were made by presidents that are never fulfilled ambitious plans that are never executed in veterans that are often left behind an increasingly politicised we see from our members the care they receive is generally very good that's a side of the story that isn't told so are we're gonna station in particular is trying to empower the voices of our community in the same way you have on this show today if you go to ibm dot org we survey thousands of veterans every year about their health care about how they feel about the politics in this country about how they feel about public awareness and what we.

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"a. va clinic" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"a. va clinic" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Norm damage though away area for the patients dr louisville jadi is director of the va clinic in the southern city upon say he's leading me on a tour of the tent village that the clinic is housed in saturday's checkin the clinics cooling system was damaged during the storm and in puerto rico's humid tropical climate mold began growing inside almost immediately now the clinic has housed in five tents while the building is being cleaned up is also a mobile pharmacy a clinic in a bus and a truck in which veterans can get counseling and even help with fema applications we having cantering better the dr carlos they his use is a psychiatrist and heads the behavioral health clinic which for now is running out of the boss he's been seeing patients whose ptsd symptoms have worsened because of the storm some have had a common trigger for veterans of many recent wars the sound of hillock copiers from the relief efforts but there are others you might not expect like the trees that were stripped bare of leaves by the one hundred fifty mile an hour winds may be at hand the better veterans they see in the the lack of leaving in the trees has flashbacks have oh aiding audience when they were engaged in some see the brown landscape were used to be green nipping mice named uh this ends the this urging iraq one even said the military style tints being used for the clinic could startled him because they reminded him of the command centres used by small units in war zones some feel like they have to do all the key and the controlled or sump pumps because.

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