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"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KOMO
"Each site plans to administer 500 doses a day, six days a week. All appointments have been filled for the first week of vaccinations at the Auburn site the first two weeks at the Kent site. Amazon, A Virginia Mason held a second vaccination clinic yesterday offered to healthcare workers high risk first responders, People 65 older and those over 50 who live in multigenerational households. This woman says she was a little nervous about getting vaccinated. Gotta move past that and realize that Sciences is on our side, Maura than 4000 people were vaccinated between those two events. Nearly 3000 doses of the covert vaccine administered over the weekend at the Michael Shoot Health and Wellness Center. That story from comas Greg Herschel, Native Americans are more likely to contract the virus and the rest of the population and they're more likely to want the vaccine that was evident as hundreds of cars wrapped around the reservations Health clinic yesterday, A recent survey of Native Americans across 46 states found that 75% of them want to receive the vaccine. Abigail Echo Hawk who has the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle, says typical outreach campaigns about precautions and vaccinations don't seem to resonate with her people. So the Michael shoots have been using digital newsletters, a video made by high school students and posted on Facebook and zoom meetings to inform the community, she says This should be an example to the rest of the nation. Greg Hirsch Old Co. Moh news over 19 takes the life of another resident of the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard, the State Department veterans affairs as it was January 26th, bringing the total to two veterans home residents who passed from covert 19 in January. A second resident, died January. 6th one staff member at the Veterans Home also tested positive for covert 19 last Monday. The Olympian reports that brings the total case count at that facility to 18 staff members. 15 residents starting Wednesday, Many grocery workers in Seattle will get an extra $4 per hour in hazard pay. Mayor Jenny Durkin side in ordinance impacting grocery chains with more than 500 employees and includes some local independent stores to pay will continue during the pandemic. And as of today, February 1st, the state of Oregon no longer criminalizes possession of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. As long as the person is only a small amount of the drug will be issued a ticket not arrested or charged. More from comes calling Johnson Last November, Oregon voters approved the drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act shifted the focus from criminal punishment for low level possession. To expanding access to treatment and recovery. Janey Gullikson is a recovered addict and the executive director of the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon, Nick, the way criminal punishments for a health condition and what it does is address it the way it should be in a public health approach to tell Kgw throwing people in jail for the reduction will never work. Ontario, Oregon police chief Steve Romero is not convinced This is a good idea. No open the door for even miners. Who could be in possession of drugs to have the same legal option for those caught with larger amounts of hard drugs. It's no longer a felony, but a misdemeanor for up to 3 G of heroin or 8 G of meth or cocaine. Carleen Johnson. Come on news come on, Whose time 10 40 tried to check in with Thomas Eric kinds of beacon plumbing sports chess. The Huskies saw the two game win streak snapped at the hands of the Cougars last night 77 to 62. What a green lead the dogs with 20 points that also snapped a six game losing streak for the coup's. The Washington women also lost to number six. Stanford 74 48 Queen Miller led Washington with 14 points. Over the weekend, The Rams traded quarterback Jared Goff to the Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions also get to future first round draft picks and a third round pick. ESPN is Adam Schefter says there was mutual interest expressed between the Rams and Stafford Chamakh Day is getting a quarterback that he's identified and studied at length already over the last couple of weeks. He believes will be a star in L. A. The deal can't be official until March. 1st Major League Baseball is proposing a one month delay in starting spring training because of the pandemic. Two people familiar with the plan tell The Associated Press that opening day would be pushed back to April. 28. Also the regular season will be cut from 162 games to 154 and the playoffs will be expanded from 10 teams to 14. Storm and Seubert have reportedly reached agreement for her to return to the team for what would be here 18th year in the WN BA sports a 10 and 40 minutes past the hour Americans come a new coming up. It could be the start of a bipartisan effort to bring in another round of covert relief will tell you about the president and a meeting with 10 Republican senators he has.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"We're looking back at 2020 and 4 to 2021. Then this segment, we're gonna join retired Colonel Larry Herkie, who was appointed as the 18th, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. In January. 2019 in the question of herky is charged with assisting Minnesota's 327,000 veterans and their families. He also represents the Minnesota Department Veterans Affairs at hearings before the Minnesota state legislature in the United States Congress. And maintains close working relationships with the various veteran service organizations through the commander's task force in question a Herkie welcome back to Minnesota Military radio, sir. It's great to be with you again here on Minnesota military radio. Commissioner. We just finished What I call a lost over 2020 last year. Everything has been affected by a pandemic. The code pandemic. Fortunately, we've got a vaccine that we're trying to get out to everybody now, but I'm sure that's presented some issues that you probably nobody ever thought would would come up last year. How is the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs responded to that. It's been quite a year for started out in March timeframe. We really at that point had no idea of the duration or the amount of effect that this is going to have within the organization. We were able to adjust, and I think for the most part, we're able to remain open for business, which is sort of the moniker Ivan trained to keep forward as we look at our different requirements within the agency. And we made a quick and swift transition. Torto. Theo this distance working for people working at home, teleworking for majority majority or people in the non health care. Areas and then within the health carriers. We took some immediate efforts that really, I think, helped us overall be able to weather the issues as it related the covert 19. Um, I'm really proud of the staff. The staff is in the homes to stay can, uh, taking this very personally, and it's been tough on us. We've had Over 1000 staff that have been effective either family members or or someone that they know that had a covert issue that they had to be out for at least a period of time. S so that's a That's a great amount of our staff that had some impact on this, Uh We're able to. Actually before even the CBC came out in Department of Health were able to start working on the peopie issues or personal protective equipment. We had a pretty good stockpile to begin with. We also started a special isolation units. Those residents that tough tested positive which I think was thing, something that really minimized are spread within our organizations. And we made arrangements for residents to stay in touch with their families. In fact, that's one thing. I'm very proud of its ability. Use ipads for I've had visits. We've had window visits and now essential caregiver visits said Really Really helped us. Keep families in touch with their veterans and family members during the these several months that we've been undercovered 18. I like to say today that in the health care here we've had less than one. We have less than 1% positive among stars 645 residents and are 1400 staff there in health care so I'm pretty proud of that on Duhalde we've done in that area to try to protect Veterans, which are heroes, I say heroes taking care of heroes with them those veterans homes Also, like the cemeteries. We really had a chance to their. They're also to, uh, to help make it a better situation. We have mostly outdoor committal spaces, which which are good, but we didn't in little falls variable toe. Work. They're taking to move people outdoors and then limit group sizes. Originally the tent and now up to 50, and we work with those funeral directors to make sure everyone's mask And everyone socially distanced when they come to the cemeteries and likely when I talked about this time, many times We're speaking with Commissioner Larry Erkki from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs on Minnesota. Military radio, Sir. I'm sorry I interrupted you, but I think you were going to talk about some financial support that the Legislature Made available to you. Yes, Tom. We've talked about several times. And I know your listeners are Important part of this is that The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs was able Tonto obtain within about 32 days. 6.2 million in state funding that was made available and originally two different grants. And now three Grants. One was a disaster relief grant for $1000. The second one special needs grant. Up to $3000. And those are things that if you have something like a car payment, or maybe a mortgage issue or something like that, in the third one is new one. It's a distance learning. Support Grant, which again is up to $3000. For those families. They're having Ah additional expenses student hybrid learning or do that distance learning? And I guess at this point we've had over 6600 veterans apply, and we have about 1.2 million still left so encouraged veterans. Are, you know, veteran that's been financially impacted by covert 19 to apply for one of our grants, and that could be done through the county veteran service officer. Very good, sir. Uh, I was wonder I was going to ask you if there's any of that Those funds left because we were pushing it hard on the show here, toe, try to help our veterans. But, as you said, just go to the county veteran service officers and ask him about the disaster relief grant Special needs grant or the distance learning Grant. Commissioner. I know that one of the things that you've been working on hard along with the governor is his veteran suicide. Can you give us an update on how that's going during this pandemic here? Yes. Each year. Minnesota loses between 100 about 125 veterans. We know of Dutilleux. Ah suicide and spend an area that Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is not. Worked with previously and the governor asked us to take a focus on that within the agency. We've done that we actually put up our hands to the federal DEA. Enjoying what's called the governor's challenges with which is they facilitated program. By the federal B. A. And what that his Donna's allowed us to identify potential method. To be able to assist veterans going forward that maybe a little bit different than some of the state programs and so forth. So we've we've We're asking for a little help and support from the Legislature this year to support that, but It's a program that I'm very proud of him. Just getting off the ground for M D B. A And commissioner. That's a program where you're working with a number of other agencies like Mac V and some others to make sure that he's got his good coverage is we can have here in Minnesota. Out. The Minnesota Department of Health actually has the lead in this area, but we've we've joined the group and we're part of not only the governmental agencies that are working on this, but as you said Exactly and some of the other non governmental agencies. We're working with them. Also, as it relates to Suicide awareness and prevention. This'd is critically important to our specimens within state, Minnesota, and it's something that we are definitely embracing here at M D. B. A And so you're working with some of those same groups to try to end veterans, homelessness and imagine that's been set back a little bit by the pandemic as well. We've had a challenging year, her time. This spend a lot of veterans, especially those of and doubled up in situations, where there with another veteran that for whatever reason, they've decided that it's best. Live apart. And so a lot of those veterans have been on the registry previously have come back to us. And besides, that we've had a whole new group of veterans said there recently. Unemployed and now homeless, So we're working on those issues way were down to about 220 veterans back in May. I think this last week we're at about 312. But we put we've put several hundreds of veterans. Into safe, secure housing throughout the year, and I think through so far this year, it's actually been about 422 veterans. So where a little bit behind pace of last year, but we're doing well in that area and We were able to celebrate a milestone here and better and stay where we had the suburban Metro area counties actually go to functional zero for veterans homelessness, which is great because that puts us at six of the 10 continuum that actually have met this milestone. Very good, sir. We have take a short break. When we come back, We'll speak more with Commissioner Larry Erkki from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs on Minnesota..
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Get that vaccine to you as soon as we can Brad, say loaders Director Kelly and thanks for joining us today. Thanks a lot, Tom. You have a great day. That the good message from the Minneapolis V. A medical centers. They started work on that vaccine. And, ah lot of your members over at the paralyzed Veterans of America. The minute men in Minnesota chapter, probably waiting to hear. One is their turn as well. So as I understand it, the spinal cord injury and Part of that are put on a higher priority. So we've all paralyzed Veterans of America has already started getting notices flyers from the V. A. That Take a survey. And when you take that survey, your name goes on on a quick list of that TV able use to put down on their vaccine list. So We've been encouraging are Members to go ahead and take that survey, so their name is already known to the cove in 19 team at the Veterans Administration. Very good Dad will will watch him practice that vaccine on you, and if the Marine can handle it, then the rest of us can get in line. Glad you volunteered to go first. We want to talk a little bit today, Todd A, Zay said. You're the chair of the commander's task force and There's a new development that just happened in the last couple of days. You've got a brand new website up and working. Absolutely. It's ah. Fully comprehensive and what a great job that they did with this. We're very appreciative that That the M Diva and the Minnesota Department veterans Affairs And those responsible for helping us get that content on our brand new website. So far all our listeners if they want to see that it's mn CTF Zorg And you've got information on all of the various veteran service organizations that are out there. American Legion VFW W P V A D A V Vietnam Veterans on We're going to talk to a few more of those asses we go today. But it's formatted for desktop or laptop viewing and automatically re sizes for mobile viewing from your cell phone, So it's is up to date as it can be, and God, I think there's a history section there that shows all the legislative things you've been working on year by year going into the past. That's pretty interesting. That's that's a great resource, Tom and big thanks to the people over it, Snow Globe for being told to go all the way back with that, because it is good when we get to gear up for I just laid there visits, especially this year, Andre 2021 will need will need to be able to have a quick resource to go to and see how things were done in the past. And what were some of the subject matter so that we brought to the hill back then. Yeah. And dot In the next segment. We're going to talk to Tim Angstrom from the Minnesota's American Legion and focus on a few of those legislative ideas. We have take a short break. We're speaking with the chair of the commander stands for stopped. Emery on Minnesota Military radio. Please stay with us. We'll be right back. You're listening to Minnesota Military radio on Twin Cities. News Talk. Am 11 30. If I'm not commuting anymore.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"As I said at the opening, we're gonna learn today about a new device to help with PTSD related nightmare disorder, and joining us now to talk about this is Grady Hannah, the CEO of Nightmare Night where Grady Welcome Minnesota military radio. Thanks so much for having me. Ready. Understand? You spent about 15 years out in San Francisco and in high tech, it's Silicon Valley, and you moved back to Minnesota and 2014. What caused you to move from from their back here and how long you've been involved in nightwear. Yeah, well, I grew up in Minnesota, and I'm a member problem in a certain and while I really enjoyed my time out in Silicon Valley I saw opportunities to interface with the inventive nature of Minnesotans. I think Minnesotans air, very smart, thoughtful people. And their inventors, but they don't necessarily know people that have built the product and built the company. So I thought I could take some of what I had learned up Silicon Valley and helped to develop companies. Here in Minnesota, and that's how he came to know Tyler and his brilliant invention and what he had done for his father. And there's a quick story about his father had come back from deployment in Iraq and was having sleeping issues that were affecting him in the worst way, And so Tyler came up with this device. Can you describe to us just what it's supposed to do and how it works? Absolutely, uh, night where was invented at an event held by the Via Back in 2015 focused on using mobile technology to help veterans. And so Tyler was interfacing with experts in the field that this event, including a someone who was in psychiatry, residents at Walter Reed. And they were talking about the pervasive problem of nightmares. And, of course, this was close to Tyler's heart. Because his father Patrick's clothes, Odjick had returned from Iraq and experience pervasive nightmares, which really, they don't just affect the better and they affect the whole family. The caregiver. And so it was a family issue. It wasn't just the personal issue. Two sergeants puts logic. And so, um Tyler was able to help his father. And when we learned about it, it was just such a fascinating invention. So the nightwear runs on a smart watch, and it collects the biometrics from the smartwatch and then upload that to an AI back end. And in that profiles of person sleep, and at that point, the application condemn Tech when someone's entering a nightmare. Then intervenes by buzzing the watch at increasing intensity to arouse a sleeper from the nightmare without waking them. In Tyler followed the operating procedure of a service stock service dogs they for people with post traumatic stress. They're trained that if they can tell that their master is having a nightmare that they Turn on the lace sit on their chests and lick their face to wake them out of the nightmare because people can injure themselves. They create a really difficult emotional state. Because these folks, they're reliving the trauma. So that's really the models for nightwear on with the added benefit of not waking someone all the way up so that they can remain asleep. These neighbors inevitably they wake someone up on certain to be heaven be able to stay asleep. Go into a different either Ram stage, dream or different stages sleeping. Stay asleep. We've seen a big effect on people's quality of sleep and and ultimately their quality of life. Just very, very exciting. We're speaking with Grady Hannah, the CEO of Nightmare where nightwear on Minnesota military radio. Ready. Of course, This all comes under the heading of mental health, and I understand that a nightmare disorder is a behavior that is linked to suicide. And and if we don't do something about it, it can. It can have some bad ramifications. Well, nightmare. Is there an issue that if Just kind of been understood as part of PTSD, but it hasn't really been focused on is its own disease state outside of utilizing some off label medications, and there are some evidence based therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies that are used To try to treat nightmare disorder with varying degrees of efficacy. And this is a serious issue because you can imagine someone they're dealing with. The symptoms of their PTSD all day and then they can't even escape those things in their sleep. However tough you are, however long you've been carrying this burden. Whatever you're dealing with, if you're not having toe also deal with nightmares and deal with having your sleep interrupted waking up with memories of these traumas. If we can deal with that your life is going to get better. Whatever it also does you're dealing with and that's our That's our premise. Nightmare Night. Where isn't a cure for PTSD, right PTSD? Is a complex issue. Posttraumatic stress is a complex issue. But we want to focus on this one key element which people consider a very pervasive, very high impact part of the overall issue and try to solve for that on Ben, you know, give people that tool so they can address the rest of the life. I was a little better outlook a little more energy. Grady it to be any of the segment. We heard a message from the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Talking about S O T funds, supporter troop funds and understand you got a grant from the empty the Minnesota Department Veterans Affairs to help Do this, start up and help develop this device. We did. We're proud to have worked with the Minnesota Department of Better and Affairs. That's a group that the support our troops program helps a lot of different veteran focused organizations and they saw an opportunity to work with us. In a research capacity and the team there Mike McElhenney and Liz Kelly, especially, We're both very helpful throughout the process and assistant great team over there. And, uh, yeah, that that money for a start up to be able to get the scientific evidence and the clinical evidence necessary so that the FDA, which we received FDA clearance in the last month? And prescribers. They're able to feel comfortable prescribing this treatment. Grady. I understand that you did some work with the Minneapolis V. A hospital as well. Uh, yeah, No Minneapolis Via was the first sight. Let me start that over. Yes, the Minneapolis V. A was our first sight for a randomized clinical trial and early pilot trials. We worked with Primary investigators in the mental health research group. And had a great experience. We completed 65 people through the trial. Those air people that had been previously diagnosed with PTSD and had reported some level of nightmares. They were then re screened and qualified for the trial. And it was a 30 days randomized controlled trial with the placebo, so people didn't know whether they were receiving the treatment or not. Everybody involved in trial was blinded as to who was receiving the treatment and who wasn't After completing that in March. There was a moratorium on continuing the trial because a covert and we just started up with the Tampa Bay be a again. The data from the Minneapolis via Site. We were able to put that together submitted to the FDA and received clearance and the support our troops program had a had a big role in helping us complete that in a timely way. And we're now an FDA cleared products so to go from five years ago. Tyler, inventing nightwear to.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"I got a call from an old friend. And that was aware of my service and such forth. He was a veteran himself from Granite Falls. Minnesota and I was on ice fishing one day and he called me up. He said. They have an opening, and he thought that this kind of fit my building so The rest of history who started my six year now with the state of Minnesota. Galen, Are you a native American? Yes, sir. I am a proud member of the lower suit. Indian community. Better enrolled here. My whole life. Um Was not brought up and raised on the reservation South, a group of small town of Olivia, Minnesota, just north of Martin, Minnesota. On that part of my return from the military. I returned to the Redwood area. So as a tribal veteran service officer. Do you get the deal with the Native Americans from the Lord Shu? Yes, I do. Um, I cover all of the Dakota tribes here in Minnesota. I represent them, um, for for all their needs, If it's questions pertaining to Um Because for a health benefits, educational benefit, um if they need to file a claim for services Disabilities and such for cover The Upper Su of Granite falls the lower suit, which is which might mean any here on the Prairie Island community as well as I represent middle walking chocolate. What a great opportunity for you to take care of your fellow Native American veterans. Yeah, it said, Comptel you It's very enjoyable Job. Like my wife said that one time I think you found If you have found your calling in. This certainly is, Uh, express enough how much I enjoy this job. We're speaking with Galen meant Michael tribal veteran service officer on Minnesota Military radio. Galen. We've had many times in the last 10 years of doing this show. We've had county veteran service officers on the show, and they have told us the stories about all the resource is that are available to help veterans and And the recurring theme on All those interviews is for any of those veterans if they need anything related to their military service, they start with county veteran service officer in the same be said for our Native American friends. Veterans, they start with you for whatever might be related to their service. Absolutely. They could start with me. My work hand in hand with all of the county records service officers in the District eight area, which is down here in southwestern Minnesota. I also worked in the areas around the man Kato area, so I'm very familiar. With the Kony's themselves. But for anyone any native American that's looking for resources and information they wanna file Taylor taken directly come through me. Um, that way could be from any tribe throughout the whole United States. For that matter, So Galen was what's the best way for them to reach you? Do they just go to the Minnesota Department Veterans Affairs Web page? And I'm sure there's got to be a list of resource is there Yeah, we're identified in their asses well as they could go to their local only affection service office as well. On Ben. They can reach out to me from them is from the colonies. And as well as the main source, of course, is from the state of Minnesota, where main office McGill, and it sounds like you must put a few miles on each year, going out and talking to our Native American veterans. That's correct, sir, I I do a lot of outrage. My kids participate. Them as much as I can. Of course, you know is what the cold that now you know that put a breaking toe. A lot of My outreach. Um, I just recently in the last couple months of stepped out. On done. Some are beach within the Mac V organization. Calm down and man Kato Aziz Well is down and Worthington, Minnesota earlier in this past summer, right?.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Joining us now to talk about the disabled American veterans is one of Minnesota's own national commander, which white end Commander will come back to Minnesota Military radio. Hey, thanks. Sounds great to be here with you. Well, if you're in my office today, you're in Minnesota. So yes, This has been one of those funny years covert 19 pandemic. Second year in a row that you're the national commander because you couldn't hold the national convention to reelect. So just for you two years instead of two years, I mean, that's Zubin Honor, obviously something that had never planned for but obviously like you said, this pandemic has changed a lot of things in life and The National Center for Organization and I follow no rules. It just so happens that could be the second national commander ever to serve two terms with the D V Well and Commander last year. At this time, we were able to travel out to Washington, D. C and Watch you place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. But this year because of the covert travels, restricted and other things, and and we just had veterans, they little different tol try to celebrate veterans. They virtually it really is, Tom. You know, As you said last year, we had the opportunity to be out there. There was such a huge on and I still remember that day, you know? So well about that. What the feeling I had when I laid that read that day is the tomb of the unknown on this year. Obviously not be able to do that. We did have a celebration of their but they limited it Such a small amount to that guy. I chose because this pandemic not to travel out there. And But I'll tell you the TV even though with this pandemic we haven't so down. We even threw actually say we won't make sure the directions No, our voice that were so making this being hurt every day when Congress and the Senate did open up the Doors again to start advocating for these bills were right there knocking on the door, ready to make sure they're ready here voice then for our listeners, we did a special show last year from the national headquarters of Disabled American veterans and head on some of your son of some of your great assistants out their legislative director and several others and And for listeners. If you wanna go to Minnesota military radio dot com and put in DV headquarters, you can look up that show but commander, One of the things we learned was that your wonderful staff Devi headquarters. Works really closely with with Congress and in there up there talking about veterans issues all the time. Absolutely, Tom. You know my staff out there. I mean, they work so hard. I mean, it amazes me that they're out there all hours the night. I mean, it's just like when I was out there last year, Traveling my times you go by there 89 10 o'clock at night, and there's people in the office is working nonstop out there and They have the ears of the staffers of our elected officials as well as elected officials, and they're constantly on the phone, talking all the different veterans bills that are going out there and making sure that these elected officials truly know what the voices are of erections. What they need what they deserve. And commander. I'm looking at some of your paperwork here and your vision for veterans. One of the number one item was protecting strengthened benefits for the injured and the overview says We have almost 500 or excuse me. Five million disabled veterans 400,000 surviving spouses. Andre Congress Department Veterans Affairs, the administration. Was always attempt any resist any attempts to roll back or reduce benefits for disabled veterans, and you're number one action item. Says, Provide presumptive service connection for four pending agent Orange related conditions recommended by the National Academy of Medicine, Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinson's ism and hypertension. And I noted in your your D V magazine for December under the letter Letters section I do read these commander. Thank you. There's a letter from one of our veterans Dewey Brown. He's talking about orange presumptive. Says he's a Vietnam boots on the ground served in 67 68 through the Tet offensive. He has severe peripheral neuropathy. Dude Agent Orange now suffers from hypertension. He read the article and presumptive disease diseases in the July August magazine and he's He's Talking about once again that he scoffed and discussed at the delay tactic. So the Via in regards to heading for new diseases to the presumptive list from Agent Orange. He goes on to say this commander in this one hit home. If the vehicle delay 10 more years, most of US Vietnam veterans will be dead, which will make it too late for us to receive disability compensation and medical care that we so desperately need is result of exposure to Agent Orange. There's a point on and it hits home to Vietnam veterans and Commander. We're making any progress way were on and I would say we are I mean, every year we get sent to getting closer culture you know, this year before the Congress took their little break here for the election. You know, we actually had a bill calling for that. Three of the four looked like it was going to make it 2 to 1 of the bills, and we felt really good about it. But then you know the truth. Pandemic lot of the bills. Just stop moving, you know, are both parties had all Had a hard time coming to greens and allow the bills so things just kind of fell to the wayside. And is that letter states And as we've stated, you know, these decisions for these Presumptions didn't proven by scientific medical people for years. And Congress and our administration. Whoever's out there continuing to delay. This is this is just wrong, and we got to keep fighting. And every year we get closer and closer, and I hope I truly hope that our Congress and the administration truly sees what this impact is done because that letter spot on or losing Vietnam veterans at a faster rate today than we were for the Korean War veterans, and we just we can't allow that. We got to take care of these veterans that fought for so hard for us and took care of it. Theater country We're at today. We just can't wait any longer and I heard your listeners toe. Get a hold of your elected officials and tell him quit. The delay is just inexcusable and Commander number two on your list is ensure timely and accurate delivery of all earned Veteransbenefits and.
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"Veteran affairs is charged with caring for more than nine million former service members, which makes it one of the country's largest healthcare systems. And it's been hit hard by this latest spike in cases for each of the last nine days. It's set new records for active cases. Joining me now for a look at what's been happening at the mishandling of Cove it and what the Biden presidency might mean for veterans is Paul Rykoff. He's the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans for America. He's also the host the pie crast, angry Americans, and he appears the new vice TV Siri's while the rest of us die with premieres next Monday at 10 P.m.. Paul. Thank you so much for accepting our invitation. Of course, cells in the great pleasure and honor to be with you and folks. If there's a veteran in your life, and your family would like to recognise today you could give us a call at any time during the segment, 6464357 to 80. 6464357280 or you can tweet to us on Twitter or sent us a message by Instagram are handled both places at all of it. W N Y. C and we're going to start off with some people close to our show to get us started. Our senior producer Andrea Duncan, Mao wanted to shout out her father, Donald, Corky Duncan. Who is a 91 year old African American careworn vets. So, Corky Thank you and our producer Jordan Law, who is in charge, Bar Get Look Book Club wanted to recognize her late grandfather, Jack. Who served with his three brothers in World War two. All four loft brothers survived the war and were recently added to the veterans. Walkway of Honor in Danbury, Connecticut. Jack Robert, Walt and Bill We recognize you listeners. Our lines are open now. So Paula, Let's talk about Koven. As of Tuesday, Tuesday night, the VA had recorded a new high number of 9343 cases of 54% in just the last two weeks. There have been more than 4100 deaths. Are there specific reasons why VA hospitals have seen such a big spike? Yes, primarily because President Trump has mishandled the entire pandemic response so that that spans everything from the CDC toe. Local hospitals, too, especially the Thie could have been the lead element in fighting Cove it they could have been out in front. They could have been an example and a real backstop. Instead, they were really stuck in all of the other failed strategies of the Trump Administration and Trump's lack of strategy. So you saw a lack of focus on testing. You saw a refusal to even recognize the scope and scale of the pandemic. A CZ right before we went on air. The president appeared at Arlington Cemetery at the wreath of the Unknown Soldier standing next to the Secretary Wilkie and Mike Pence. None of them are wearing masks, and this is 24. Hours ago, the secretary was quarantining himself. Because he was exposed to Kobe because he was with Ben Carson. So they failed to lead by example. They failed to be mobilized, and I think it's important politically to understand the secretary has been one of the most loyal supporters of the president. In my view, he's a political hack and should have resigned long ago, but everything that the president has done the A as cascaded reflected in calcified since the pandemic began. We do Think about VA hospitals, though, and VA healthcare what issues? Va. Hospital's face that differ from other hospitals. Well, they talk about covert, for example, you're dealing with with a much older population. You talked about your staff members, family members, You know, they are a reflection of who has treated at department Veterans Affairs. You've got about 20 million veterans in America. Most of them are older. Well, we're two veteran. Sadly, you're actually almost gone. Now it's Vietnam beds, Korean War vets, but they're older. They tend to have respiratory issues like Agent orange exposure. They have other pre existing conditions, and they depend on the for a lot of their care. So when the fails, it fails veterans, but it also fails Americans. You talked about that line on 23rd Street. Most New Yorkers probably don't know that at the height of the pandemic, the was supposed to be stood up to respond to overflow. When hospitals in Brooklyn all across the city were overflowing with Kogan patients. B A could have been spun up more aggressively to take on those patients. But they did. And that's part of why you saw backing up of the system, not just in New York City, but in a lot of other area urban areas around the country. So you asked, what can what can abide administration do they can finally recognize the virus and mobilized to be a to be not just reactive, but proact. Give and leave the way on our way through this pandemic and into the future. The federal departments government second largest department Behind the Department of Defense. So how much has the been involved in this administration's discussions on how to approach Cove? It? Not enough. We recently found out that be a secretary. Wilkie, Despite his loyalty to the president was not involved in the original cast force meetings. Think back to the early days of the pandemic, right? You saw press conferences with the CEO of CBS. You saw them my pillow guy. You saw all these folks really weren't prepared to respond to the virus at the very beginning. President should have been standing there with the secretary of defense, the secretary of Veterans affairs, the head of the CDC, a full mobilization of our country to fight what I think is the war of our time That didn't happen, and it went even further. You mentioned it. I think that that hydroxy Claure Quinn became ah, test that they ran on dying veterans. They use veterans, guinea pigs and a lot of the other, more troubling issues. The Trump administration their failure to recognize White nationalist, their failure to support women in LGBTQ, you people, all of those have cascaded down to the A is well, And so Wilkie is maybe more than any other administration Cabinet official a reflection of Donald Trump and enabler of Donald Trump. And at the end of the day, Alison that's cost lives has cost thousands of lives and it's costing them right now. I said the president really wants to support us on better Wednesday, where a damn mask Lead by example. It's the patriotic thing to do, and it will save the lives of World War, two veterans and countless others. Let's take some calls, Lee says, calling us from Cordele Newjersey Lisa, Thanks for calling all of it. Thank you for having me. I like to set out like that. Who was a World War two veteran in the U. S. Navy on DH. I was proud of him then and I'm still proud of him now and a proud and thankful for everyone. Who had served our country. Thank you for having me, Lisa. Thanks for calling and Leslie online to wants to give a shout out. Hi, Leslie. Thanks for calling all of it. Hi..
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Radio. I'm your host. Time lions. We've been talking to Mark Richie. And Randall Dietrich from the Minnesota military Museum and library. Mark Richie was recently elected is the museum's board president, and, among other duties also services this civilian aid to the secretary of the Army and Rattle. Dietrich is the museum's executive director and a member of the Minnesota Department. Veterans Affairs. 9 11 and Global War on Terrorism, remembers test force and Randall I want to come to you. We talked in the first segment about the fact that The museum is incredible. But his packed and you've got you've got artifacts packed away and stored away all over the place. You have absolutely outgrown space on Camp Ripley, and it's my understanding that a You. An incredible opportunity came along for a piece of property right outside the gates. We're on the move absolutely way, worked closely with General cruise over the last two years developing a plan to build a new facility just outside the gate. Just off the highway. 3 71 very popular roadway every single summer with folks going to the lake and just across the street from the Veterans Cemetery, So it's no big deal piece of property for US prime real estate and about a year ago, a local landowner who was a veteran himself. Donated 32 acres valued at about $130,000 to us to be the new home of the Minnesota Military Museum Library. But I understand that your vision for that new larger museum is to better serve the state's 308,000 veterans with sufficient space for reunions, Exhibit galleries, classroom instruction. An artifact, artifact preservation. Ah, and apparently, it was well received with state You need a little help from the state. Uh, we've been reimagining how we're going to tell Minnesota military history and brand new and imagined all kinds of ways to do that. We need lots of support from that land owner, For instance, relatives from the state of Minnesota we had Bob Denver come through and examine our plans. Andi. We were included in that bonding bill, which has been debated this week. You know, half the state capital and we've gotten good support, and we're very thankful of the House of Representatives at the state level has passed that bonding bill onto the Senate, so things are looking positive. Secretary Richie for our listeners out there recording this on Thursday afternoon, and we had some information over the last day or so. That sounds like the bonding for the New Minnesota military Museum in library. Is included in the Bionic bill. That's in the works. I imagine you've got high hopes, Mr Secretary. Yes, Of course. We don't want to teach anything. But of course, we also have the obligation to be very well prepared because you have to move when the bonding bill is finally approved If it's approved today, and then the governor's signature Um, we need to be in here because we want to be open by Memorial Day in 2023. But they're also our other ways that your listeners can really be part of supporting this because we're just, you know, we're on a journey and we need others to go with us on that journey. Randall, spend amazing executive director and connecting to a lot of different individuals and foundations. Randall I know you've been pulling off. Ah, lot of amazing things, but I'm sure that you're going to need some more assistance from all of us His Minnesotans on this journey Now, now that we're really down the road and Randall understand all veterans and their families have a stake in this new facility. What's their mission? Great question. You know, there's momentum going on here is the idea. One that landowner donating the land, the state Legislature stepping up and including us in the bonding go. We had a local Minnesota foundation pledged $3 million to help make that happen. What that leaves us with about another $5 million were still looking to secure from corporations, foundations, prominent families and just everyday minutes owns so You know, ultimately, what we're trying to do is re imagine the story that we're trying todo above Minnesota veterans. We take that endeavor to store. How are we going to do that Very seriously Impact. Our website with all kinds of information about how people can follow along in this progress process of creating a new museum and filing along. We're also inventing them certainly to step up and make a financial donation to the museum because they support what we're doing the visitors in the path because they wanted donate money on behalf or in memory of Ah, veteran in the family as a way of having them create some ownership. In what we're doing, and anyone get Marc Rich's mentor, Dietrich from the Minnesota military Museum in a sort of military radio and secretary Richie. This is personal. This's Minnesota. This is about Minnesotans who served in the military, and we're saving information about all of those from the Civil war right through the world wars right through Korea, and I know there's a there's part of an exhibit on Vietnam. And there's already some stuff in there about General Vessey. And if anyone goes in there, they might see a gold uniform from a certain radio host that there is in there that this is personal. This is our museum here in Minnesota, so we want our listeners to goto M and military museum dot organ. Make a donation and help this happen. Mr. Secretary. I'm sorry I interrupted you. But you're pretty excited about this new facility and I want to repeat that. Also like that $3 million donation. What's in memory of a father of that turned the World War two vet, and I think it is a place an opportunity to Make a remembrance in that way, so that that's one of the another way People can contribute, But I do want to encourage people to go and visit because it is so personal. It is our family, but it's also our neighbors. It's the ancestors, but it's also our future. This is about public service at it. Highest. Stature and it's about the individual lives and so come visit that museum. Go to that website..
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"I'm your host Time Lions. We've been talking with Shannon Gregory, who was an aviator and a retired major started out the Marines and went to the Minnesota National Guard and spent a lot of a lot of hours and helicopters and Hey, was apparently recruit hard by retired General Neely. Lloyd hold and you were in his sights, sir, I don't think you had a choice. When when he was on you. You're going to join? Yeah, I don't think I was. I was out of his sight for long. And we have fun working back together again and working over there. You know, it's great. You know, every day you come to work excited, get out of bed. And, you know, I'm still a guy was, you know? Ah, habit guy Still put real clothes on. And, you know, I even put shoes on to go into my home office. So Just one of those things that it's like making your bed. It's like one of those things that I know. My boss still expects. So he has a saying The hole is missing is your is your uniform? You have to pick your own before every absolutely absolutely has a saying that. I hope he doesn't mind me uttering, but that direction, not intention. Equals your destination and with the organization. It's the same thing being able to and still, that and other leaders in my organization is also just a treat to be able to still do that. And one of the things he's told us about a number of times is it's important to have partnerships. He works closely with the VA hospital works closely with the Muscle Department Veterans Affairs State of Minnesota. There's a there's a whole team of organizations that are working hand in hand with Mac V. With the goal of eliminating veteran homeless in Minnesota and general tells me he's getting closer and closer that every every time I talk to him, how absolutely absolutely if it's AH, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs or the VA itself or Individuals that sonar or urban homeworks thes air folks, that air partnered with us one just to Teo basically removed that that thing of homelessness from our veterans because we have so many So many things out there on DH, so many programs for veterans that there's no use and no issue and no Really? It's just difficult that veterans air still homeless and Michael with the organization is to remove that help remove those barriers and get to a point where we don't have homeless veterans When, Sir, we've heard a number of times for Makri, the We need to identify any of our veterans that are homeless and for our listeners. If you know of some go to Mak E maiI c dash d dot order and contact the Makri to tell him about that. And once you've identified him, then you want identify the problems that put him on the street. Absolutely. Eliminate those. Absolutely. Get him a door. Get him a home, Get him somewhere that they can Call home and then get him a job and start getting back to some kind of normal life. And Tom once you see Ah, veteran in a brand new home, I mean, it is up to one of the most heartwarming things you'll ever see. Then they know they've got a chance. We had a veteran hug a washer and dryer because she didn't have a washer and dryer for probably about 10 years. And it was amazing fact to be able to see that to see that you that our organization had the opportunity to do that. For a veteran someone that served our country when asked or even not ass that volunteered to do that, so It's It's definitely something worth waking up every day for Sir, you're relatively new to Mac V. Can you share with us? Is there any misconception or any surprising fact that you have learned in the last few months being the part of that organization? Absolutely. I'm so surprised by the dedication of our our maxi case managers. And our landlord engagement individuals that the work that goes into some of these individual veterans that folks are willing to put in day and night and in weekends is something that I find amazing. Hazard is going hard to understand some of the homeless veterans. If you haven't been there, you don't know what it's like. But if you have been there, then you'd understand that story about hugging the washer and dryer absolutely for listeners out there. If you don't know anybody that owns a hotel anywhere in Minnesota, they want to participate. Please haven't Goto Mackey and may see that sri dot org's And contact the organization so that you could help with the Makri Hotel program. Any final thoughts major. Yet we live in a great country and you know, even though we're going through a pandemic, and we have all sorts of social and economic problems in our country They're still veterans out there in need that need your help Anything that any of your listeners Khun due to help the organization to help veterans generosity is also Ah, wonderful thing, and we'll accept that. But Really? I just wanted to thank you for hosting this show and having a platform for us to speak on and thank you So much for your service..
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"That a year later. And 1949 ers. A soldier was returned from In the field, Philippines. Would they have been listed is my haven determined, but well, when you have found that they had died And By returning the Texas A place called three River sector's The funeral director. That's the only funeral home in that down, refused to have the body laid out. Been in his home, and his main complaint was because His client doing like that. So Abed led through the market forum, um, going on too? The state and federal government. Then Senator Lyndon B. Does it also a mission and make that happen and ended up up? Of taking the body of Longoria, too. Ah, area. The soldier's name again was what we said Felix Longoria. And he's very melon and Yeah. Not tonight. Something cemetery for for us for America. Absolutely, and certainly something that that individual certainly earned the moment here form. No, no, no. Uh, Are you performed at the same time having better in helping them? I almost got that we've been We've been We've been good having now. Assistance from both the federal and the Bears. And also the community. Uh so they use our services and we'd better Do, please. So we know someone is doing something for Roman General. We don't spoil and we make sure that the veteran get over there. We sometimes are able to Walk somebody into the story. Out of gas and dust. It would be all the veterans from Your words do in Korea. We only hear from them and you sleep badly. After they're after they have died because of family. Benefit coming. We drive out there. Basically, Yeah. Thank you for putting it where I want to make a comment here because I have in front of me. I looked up some of the work that you've done over these 30 years that we've been speaking about that you've been a member ofthe American Legion. Disabled American veterans, Military order of the Purple Heart Veterans of Foreign Wars and all these are life memberships that you have National Association for Black Veterans Marine Corpse League. And then you also served on various other councils. So what I want to get to is that you know, you spent so much of wealth. I will save your life. You know, giving back to people. I think that That can learn from your expertise. As you've said, You know, they may not know how to get X Y Z service And as you said, let's not duplicate things. Someone like you knows how to guide somebody or where to send them toe to get you know the X Y Z Service that you know they particularly need so Yeah, that was There is Ever get to know. Try to make sure that if your family were better, and you're gonna try to get into the Children's center Absolute well, Fernando, we're gonna take a quick break. I want to bring you back. We're going to go and talk about some of those. Those benefits here. The there were discussing okay. First are break. This is the Valor Latino program. Coming to you. The news. Talk 11 30 cents Now more of a lower Latino with perfect A Rivera on news talk. 11 30 ws an welcome back this Sunday morning to the Val or Latino program. My perfect A river. Your host. My guest and friend with me this Sunday morning is Mr Fernando Rodriguez and Fernando was shared with us a bit of his background always there to help veterans, veterans Services and such. So with that Fernando Rodriguez welcome back. Thanks. Well, Fernando, you know you've shared with us a bit of your your own background and the work that you've done on behalf of veterans and organizations that you've been with. Ah, we were going to also try to share with people in the audience. Excuse me that have maybe family members, friends, neighbors, whatever it could be. That may have veterans that you know. May I have a need of services that you know we're gonna talk about and how to get those. So with that? Ah, again, thanks for coming back. Fernando Ah, a little bit about the Wisconsin Department Veterans Affairs, the claims of administrative office The claims office is located right here in the water as the being regional. Ah, the benefits and clean and there was still anything related to federal Veteran's benefits. And, of course, filing for claims for disability as well Attentive the eight No. And what they do is they don't think it's the fathers of filling out the forms and getting your self You know? So, uh, do you have incurred a disability while you weren't serviced? There's a Ah, broken date because you are Or bad knees because you you are two points, helicopters or whatever you think about it. No, no, you're the air Force on the ground. Wait. Do like to. You know, I I can rib on myself. Also. I remember one of my jobs was the teacher cruise how to use a 20 man? Life raft, You know, surviving one in the deep waters. I was the 1st 1 to get sick. So and I was I was the instructor. So Yes, for the 20,000 basically was what it was. He was filing the claim for disability and Also for attention and are repentant you do as Delwar times better. War period, better than this early in the world, but during the time of war I also applied for federal vocational rehabilitation program. And your health care benefits and judge he's a benefit. And also help you was Ah, ah burial benefits. That comes from the federal DEA orders. Okay, I want I want to keep on some of that that you just mentioned here because you know, I have Ah. Family friends that Happened, be veterans and, you know, I'm looking at this burial benefits, you know that the state offers to Ah, Two veterans here. And that along of infected was like, get over after looking more myself. Most therefore, it's also s O. You mentioned some of those services for veterans, you know, and include You know the berry What? The burial plots. Ah! Yes, very open if it has stone markers and ah Even if you go toe, probably private cemetery Bill. Make sure that you get that if you go into there is also an allowance for burial for availing service and the flag. The other unique thing is that you get buried in one of the federal or or better a big cemetery. You'll also be eligible for the military being.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Levels of care that are being provided to our American heroes and so I just couldn't be more proud and privileged to have veto and his team here but more for they have the secretary Veterans affair here to my right I had to say a few words and I think six press I hope I imagine as he does so often privately perhaps little more publicly his appreciation to the front line staff of these facilities that have gone above and beyond to protect some of our most vulnerable and heroic residents of the state and our nation yeah you're listening to a California code nineteen briefing on news ninety three point one K. of P. K. good afternoon Dr Vidarbha's jadi secretary of California department Veterans Affairs I want to say first of all that I'm honored to have the trust of the governor of this great state and running these homes where we create an environment in our eight homes from practically the Oregon border to the Mexican border where we try to create a home like atmosphere where veterans can feel safe and we respect their military tradition and honor them by their congregate living experience before we came to this podium the govern I were further up the hill where this campus hosts a cemetery in which veterans of all of our wars are entered going back to the civil war and even earlier the Spanish American war this is hallowed ground and it's full of veterans who as as is the case with people who are in nursing homes across the country are an extraordinarily vulnerable population not only by virtue of their August age we have veterans here in their ninth and tenth decades of life going back to the early days of World War two but by their underlying disease burdens and by the burdens that they incurred by putting on the nation's uniform picking up a weapon and defending our nation's in battlefield whose names are all familiar with so.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Area all right now Bellaire has forty eight degrees Dundalk has a fifty four downtown Baltimore right now it is a very very pleasant fifty six degrees and warming up we are talk radio six eighty WCBS you know coming up a little good news for all of us the following is a paid political announcement hi this is congressman Andy Harris by now you should receive your primary election ballot in the mail this year's election is important president trump needs strong conservative voices in Congress for his second term I've been a proud supporter of the president and I'll continue to be one when your mail in ballot June second primary election I'm asking you to vote for me and he has to Congress and ask you to vote for president trump as well Andy Harris and I approve this message good news segment of the day we face the future in the faces of our children and our grandchildren and in some of those instances there is great hold for this great country the greatest on the earth the twelve year old girl from New Jersey decided to donate all of her birthday money to feed health care workers such as nurses and first responders on the front lines of this pandemic Breanna Greer of Garfield New Jersey took the money your parents what is spent on a party or gifts and put it towards the grassroots group strangers helping strangers the group purchases meals for health care workers in hospitals nursing homes delivers groceries to homebound city residents about Brianna's mother Amanda said quote we wanted for a party so she asked for the money we would have spent on the party would have well we weren't having could be used to help that organization we pose the fundraiser on Facebook asking for donations instead of gifts they generated three hundred dollars Andrea is generous parents matched it so they donated six hundred dollars and two vans filled with groceries in honor of Brianna's birthday a birthday she says she will never forget and so that is our feel good news segment of the twelve year old now the siding to pay it forward and to give back to our country and to our front line workers new employment numbers off the applications up to R. two point nine million dollars last week all right two point nine two point nine million claims are claims last week yeah new applications so that is now a total of about thirty seven yeah although was thirty three and a half so that would make it about thirty six million total and those numbers gonna get worse as we continue to can look at the the fall out until we get this economy fully reopened and getting back into working with us so again the other six story here this morning the Boy Scouts have been banned from planting American flags on veterans graves from oral day courting the veterans administration department Veterans Affairs prohibiting public events at all veterans of us cemeteries because of the pandemic the Boy Scouts of the groups of that that they do this every Memorial Day they plant flags at the gravesites of our brave American warriors and heroes on Long Island for more than five hundred thousand veterans are berated to national military cemeteries they're making demands on the VA to reconsider and rescind the band they say they've worked it out for the Boy Scouts girl scouts and other groups will not be filing any safety protocols as far as physical distancing and they will wear masks this is an outdoor activity once again this is does the does not make sense as to why they would band the Boy Scouts and other some putting flags on American veterans you know and this is one of the things that has tremendous meaning to the families of those vets this and their Christmas time the wreaths across America where they do the same thing with up I'm basically our armed forces putting wreaths on and volunteers pretty reason every single a gravestone in every single military cemetery in this country and in France as well time for Covidien cabinet nominee do a frequent critic of the president showed six billion how members of the White House cornerstones force or void contradicting trump quote you've got a lunatic saying things of people are trying to dance around it's all polling it's scary because everybody sort of just nonplussed and stunned at what this guy is doing now he says trump doesn't care he doesn't even care how many people die and there you have a doctor Robert Dinero owns feel you find it difficult to top themselves each and every trump pronouncement but he works at it he works really hard and he's done it again St fifty euro morning drive with Casey.
"department veterans affairs" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"More information please go to Minnesota military radio dot com is it said earlier we're gonna talk about women's veterans programs with the Minnesota department of Veterans Affairs in joining us to do that now is Kimberly doble Johnson who is the women veterans and gold star family coordinator in you and Kimberly you've changed your name since last time I saw you but you've also served to but nineteen years in the Minnesota Army National Guard that's correct I recently got married in November New Orleans reservations thank you and yes I am approaching my twentieth year in the Minnesota Army National Guard in August and I have a happily elected to retire after that point lot of weekends go industrials and and have you been deployed I have I did one toward our Iraq NO eight no nine with aviation unit we were doing that a bag and I was fortunate to be their human resource and seo site immaturity paperwork of bringing people in and out of different theaters they were in there how long you've been working with the Minnesota department Veterans Affairs it's going on three years three years and you've been on the show fifteen times or at right well I would say it's been a couple of times but I would say the nervous I do get the best of me sometimes but it's always nice to see you it's great to have you on the show and it's in it's good to be talking about women veterans programs because we were on there for ten years then I just keep hearing every time that the board more women a sermon or Mormon women are deploying that it's becoming a major part of the force when you talk about the Minnesota army and Air National Guard about reserves or even active duty that is correct so we do have the center for women veterans that's stationed in DC and right now they have as minorities as a period that women veterans is growing substantially over the years that those who are serving or have elected to retire even in Minnesota we right now have a little over twenty four thousand female veterans that have either served actively or in any active in the guard or reserves component we're speaking with Kimberly Johnson for the Minnesota department of Veterans Affairs and Minnesota military radio Kim I don't know if United talked about this but I've got a lot of friends when they think about veteran they think about guys that's good that's gonna put the ladies off I mean it there's so many women of serve now we need to change our thinking there's men and women who are veterans and that's across the board not in Minnesota but the world alone I don't know how many times I've worn my veteran cap my shirts anything that does annotate that I'm a veteran but the minute I go to an establishment it is my significant other or husband or someone else that gets that kudos for wearing the uniform and I have to let them know right away that I'm actually the individual that served not my husband so society automatically thinks the guys with the society should change thank yes men and women because women are serving in every position in the military these days that is very true and thankfully for the past two years we had the I am not invisible exhibit that has traveled all over the US and thankfully it was picked up nationally by the federal V. A. to show a different description of what a female veteran is as good as what time we did that can one of the other things I've seen that the the it is I feel good about is the fact that the Minneapolis VA Medical Center has expanded the women's clinic and they're building a new women's clinic and it sounds like it's just gonna be fabulous we have such advancements there from the new mammogram location that both men and women can utilize but yes the females clinic is improving substantially and have received awards for doing so took him how difficult is it to reach out to our women veterans here in Minnesota and get them involved and show what their benefits might be and help it can be difficult at times but when you say there's twenty four thousand female bats here but it can be difficult we expanded all throughout the state and when you're spending majority of your career not being recognized not being seen you tend to stop wanting to be seen so you just stay on the backline but myself and the YMCA and other organizations are pushing forward with our annual woman that conference to give out as much information so that other people no matter the age ethnicity thank you Arsene and welcome to be able to get your benefits both federally and state so that any cameras going to be April fourth worst enemy it's going to be at the YMCA's community center in Mountain View and what's the mission what are you trying to accomplish with this annual conference so every year we create a theme and this year's history in the making and self care we are in a unique situation where we have five female generals in the states three in uniform too that are retired so we will have a panel of those amazing women telling their story and how other individuals of the state can see how we have improved over the years the holy one of attend this conference everyone I mean all women or men and women everyone now under the umbrella of the commissioner's policy ended diversity and inclusion I'm not gonna say someone is not included but I will say if you have worn the uniform if you want to get information please show up I'm never turning anyone away so if you're alone veteran or currently serving as in the in the military you're welcome to come to this.
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"On the Butler sports network. Here on ninety three WIBC. Our guest is our good friend. Lisa wilkins. She is a longtime. Veterans advocate. Also does some work with the American Legion? On behalf of veterans here in the state of Indiana talking about some of the veterans concerns at the state in the federal level as any lawmakers are back this week Lisa on that issue of the what would you folks like to see in a Indian department veterans affairs? What would you folks like to see in a new leader agency had at that department? Well, first of all that person will be a veteran themselves, and so they will be wanting to continue their service, but the most important on aspect of that position here than what has come to light. His is going to be transparency and advocacy. We're looking for someone in that position who is looking to make the agency more transparent and to be more of an advocate for veterans and develop a relationship with other advocates and organizations who support and advocate for veterans here in Indiana. Here's a little bit from the state level moving up to the federal level. How're things been looking for veterans. Have you folks been impacted by the current government impasse? Currently the department of veterans affairs is not been affected by the current government shutdown department. Veterans health administration are the hospitals and clinics are still operating on what the VA is telling us they are fully funded through twenty nineteen. So we should not see any interruption in service for veterans at the federal level. Now, if we could just get congress to continue their worker veterans that would be a benefit, and they left many things on the table. During this shutdown. We still don't have a mission funded at the federal level. We're still waiting to hear how the choice program is actually going to work in the future. We need help got. Just explain what that mission and choice program are. The mission act in the choice program relate directly to our veterans health care what they're trying to do is make sure that every veteran gets the promise that they were made of receiving healthcare. Unfortunately, our VA hospitals are are overrun with patients. They and they're not able to see our veterans in a timely manner. So the mission act and the choice act come into play to give veterans the option of being seen outside of the VA facility in our local health community and the a four hit. And so that's where congress is having a hard time coming up with the funding for that legislation and exactly how that choice program that's going to work. Lisa Wilkins with us for a few more minutes on the program today. She is a longtime veterans advocate also doesn't work with the American Legion. On behalf of veterans here in the state of Indiana. Police. I know there have been the longest controversy. Likes to know about veterans health care that the type of care and treatment that they'd been getting in hospitals. How is that that that was that going now things these gotten better for veterans when it comes to their healthcare? I would say that it's situational. Being the short answer to that is. Yes, the more accurate answer to that question is, you know, and that is because we see some veterans are receiving healthcare in a timely manner. We see other veterans who are still slipping through the cracks. And it's because we don't have a system set up that is implemented the same way in Indiana as that it is being implemented in in Arizona and in Michigan. And so that's why the mission act and the choice actor so important to get completed. So that we can have the funding that are local VA need. So that when veterans present if they don't have the services that they will go in a timely manner at that VA, that'd be a knows that they concern that veteran into the local community and the local community physicians have to know that they are going to get paid for the services that they provide to our veterans. Maybe you can help me out here. Because is something I have never fully understood. And like I said even I'm a army brat. Now the veteran, but my father brother and wife of all served in one capacity or another to be it never seemed to make sense. That a veteran will be limited to go to just a particular hospital for veteran has needs of the VA hospitals closest great, but you know, what bits the local hospital fine. Just make sure the whatever paperwork is filled out is filled out to me. Almost seemed like a no brainer. Why is this been so complicated? Uncomplicated because of the word tried it. As Asian has been brought into the discussion and that word like entitlement is used and derogatory manner. Privatization of the VA is nothing more than a leading veteran used their local community and the VA paying for it. It's giving those veterans that choice, but there has been this misnomer that if we start letting veterans use the private community, then the government will do away with our Veterans Administration, and the veterans organizations and veterans certainly don't want the veteran didn't ministration to go away. They've been taking care of veterans for many years that we have seen that we need a supplement to the Veterans Administration. And that's where the choice program comes into play. And it would be great..