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Veterans Corner Radio
16 minutes | 6 days ago
A gift for Birthdays, and other special occasions that will please any veteran. One that will honor them all the days of their life and beyond.
One of the nicest presents I have ever received is my brick in the Veterans Memorial walk. There are many reasons I am happy to be there, too many to list but most of all I just love walking along the path and seeing how many good men and women I am with. Walt Cawein had a passion to see the projected construction and once he gets something in his head there is no stopping him. Listen in to see how he envisioned this wonderful place and how he brought it to life. If you live somewhere else and would like to start a project like this, he will share some ideas about where to go and what to do to make it a reality.
18 minutes | 13 days ago
Do you need someone inside the VA to guide you or help with problems you need solved? Listen to this podcast and we will explain how to get that help.
Ann E Doran Ex. Dir of the Office of Patient Advocacy VHA Washington DC Director Doran served her country in the US Navy and now continues to serve by heading up the Office of Patient Advocacy in Washington DC. If you are finding the VA services difficult to negotiate or need someone to help you get a problem solved, this is the office that can assist you. Director Doran shares that there are patient advocates in every VA hospital waiting to help you. You'll find out what they can, and in some cases, cannot do.
18 minutes | 20 days ago
Veterans Hospital services update and restart of clinic services. Dr. Jakey, Chief of Staff on Veterans Corner Radio
Dr. Colleen Jakey, Chief of Staff for the James A Haley VA hospital discusses where the hospital is in connection to returning serves or modifying services as the result of the Corona Virus pandemic. The good news is that hospital operations are returning albeit slowly to pre-Corona virus levels, with certain procedures instituted to ensure the patient's safety, their visitors, and the staff.Clinics will quickly return to what will be thought of as a new normal and Dr. Jakey explains what you can expect from the clinics as far as service is concerned. If you have another of the 170 VA Hospitals from which you are getting your care, listen to it to see what Haley's doing it will give you information with which to ask your questions of your facility. Episode 36
16 minutes | a month ago
Mental Health Clinics For Military Families - It is not a matter of money with the Steven A. Cohen military family clinics but rather how can they help put a military family back together. One man wrote a $125 million dollar check to get it started.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Aspire Health Partners is a fabulous addition to the mental healthcare resources for our service members and veterans, along with their families. There has long been a need for counseling for not only the vet, which the VA will provide but also for the Family which for the most part the VA does not provide. Listen in to hear what clinic director Karen Blanchette has to say about the depth of the program and how it meets the needs of military families.
17 minutes | a month ago
Are you a military spouse and need a job, Listen in to what Mona Dexter is Chief of Staff for Hiring our Heroes an outreach of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. has to say.
Mona Dexter is Chief of Staff for Hiring our Heroes an outreach of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. Hiring our Heroes actually starts helping active-duty members well prior to their transition to civilian life. They provide classes in a variety of necessary skills needed to make that transition smooth along with going so far as to arrange internships with a variety of companies. Further, they offer entrepreneurial training for those who wish to start their own businesses. Among their most important contributions is their commitment to helping military spouses find employment as they follow their service members from assignment to assignment. By the way, the spouse program does not end there is also has a commitment to the spouse of deceased service members.
19 minutes | a month ago
My Healthy Vet a program that is the window to your VA healthcare. Make appointments, Get questions answered. Check your records and much more.
| If you are a VA patient and not yet using the My Healthy Vet program for contacting your doctor you are missing a bet. Robert “Goose” Gosline, shares with us how the program works and how you can sign up for a free VA account. That account will give you access to your medical team, your health visit records, your prescription orders, and ordering. During the pandemic, this program has been a Godsend to many of our veterans and it can be good for you. Listen in to see how you can enroll and get started.
6 minutes | 2 months ago
Veterans Free Dental Care Day at the Watts Dental Clinic in Apollo Beach Fl, to celebrate Veterans. Limited spaces available, listen in to hear how to register.
Dr. Jason Watts founder of the Watts Dental Clinic in Apollo Beach Fl, has again this year gathered up a group of volunteer Dentists and Hygienists to provide a day of free dental care as a thankyou to our veterans. Last year his office provided over $100,000 dollars of services on that day in November and he hopes to exceed that amount this year. Covid19 has cause some special challenges but they feel certain the work can be done safely. Listen to the podcast and then decide if you want one of these appointments, If so the number is stated in the program.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
My guest on Veterans Corner Radio is Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins President and CEO Military Officers Association of America, He was very enjoyable to interview and he speaks to the past, present and future efforts of MOAA behalf of both our enlisted an officer
LT. Gen Dana Atkins, is President and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America. If you are one of 23.3 million service members, past or present, from all branches of the military and the three uniformed services, MOAA exists to protect your earned benefits and to offer you resources you can't find anywhere else. But most importantly, we're here to help you connect with one another. Why? Because MOAA believes in taking care of those who take care of us. Listen in to hear how MOAA works for their 350,000 members and what they can and will do for you.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
If you are interested in VA Disability Claims, Home Loans and Free Bank Accounts, then listen in and hear about this and more directly from Dr Paul Lawrence the Under Secretary for the Veterans Benefits Administration at the VA headquarters in Washington.
Dr. Paul Lawrence is the Under Secretary for the Veterans Benefits Administration and he is located at the VA headquarters in Washington. Need a free bank account? Wondering what the VBA is doing with your disability claim? How many VA home loans can you have? What phone numbers can be called to get information? Dr. Lawrence answers those and many more questions.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Brigadier General Frederick Lopez, Commander In Chief of the Military Order of World Wars shares that the organization's goal is to provide services not only to our vets but the entire community. Listen in to hear this powerful story.
Brigadier General Frederick Lopez is the Commander In Chief of one of the premier Veterans' Service Organization (VSO) whose motto is, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” MOWW was founded at the suggestion of General of the Armies John J. "Blackjack" Pershing in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service. Hear how they are giving back to the country they love.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Are you eligible for VA Medical care? Even if you have been turned down in the past there are some new rules. Check it out.
Would it surprise you to learn that not all veterans get VA medical coverage? Thomas Hines is an expert working at the VA who knows what it takes to get coverage. It can depend on years of service, where you served, how you served, when you were deployed, how much money you make as a family, and 100 other variables. The takeaway from this interview is that you, if you are a veteran, should not disqualify yourself by not trying for coverage. The VA staff is ready and willing to discuss your current condition and evaluate your eligibility for coverage. Thomas points out that the rules are changing constantly and just recently with the passage of the “Blue Water” bill in congress, many sailors are now eligible that a year ago were not. So listen in and learn how you can apply.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Free hunting and fishing trips for service-related disabled veterans. All gear supplied. Listen in to hear how to sign up.
Randy Ross, Assistant State Coordinator, Operation Outdoor Freedom has a great deal for you. So you love to hunt and fish but find it too difficult any more to get out in the streams and fields to enjoy your sport, then we may have an answer for you. Some years ago in conjunction with the Florida Forest Service, Operation Outdoor Freedom was started and it provides recreational and rehabilitative opportunities to service-related disabled veterans on state forests, agricultural lands, and private lands throughout Florida at no cost. You may want to see if your state has a program like this. Listen to it to see if you might qualify.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
You have a heart attack, a fall or even the Corona Virus and you wake up in a strange hospital with people shoving forms at you. If you are a VA patient you maybe in luck. Listen in while Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Community Car
Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Community Care, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington DC. What happens if you find yourself in a hospital far from a VA facility, or in need of specialized care that your VA Hospital does not offer? That is when the Office of Community Care steps in and helps with the cost. Listen in to see how you can take advantage of this program.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
John Rowan, President of the Vietnam Veterans of America shares his thoughts on the organization as it is today and how they are fighting for all veterans.
John Rowan was re-elected to an eighth term as the National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at the organization’s 19th National Convention in Spokane, Washington. During this interview, he spoke of how, when our vets came back from Vietnam, there were no ticker-tape parades and even some of the mainline veterans' organizations turned their backs on the vets. Hence the start of VVA to serve the unique needs of the cast-aside warriors. We think that was a result of what these men faced coming home is the basis on which Americans have built greater respect for our current servicemen and women. Listen in to hear how the organization is still serving veterans and their families, many of which are still paying the Agent Orange penalty.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
What would you say to a free membership in the YMCA? Defeating illness by staying well. VA Whole Health is the answer for you and your family.
Mr. Roy Sevalia Whole Health Services, James A Haley VA Hospital. Mr. Sevalia discusses the VA’s push to keep us healthy rather than reacting to illnesses. In recent years some of the VA Health Services money has been judiciously applied to defeating illness by helping VA patients to make healthy choices and now the program has been extended to the entire family. Tune in to see how this proactive health care program might help you and your spouse.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Do you have a disability or health issue attributable to your military service or even think it might be? Listen in to hear how you can get help from the Disabled American Veterans organization at no charge.
Stephen “Butch” Whitehead National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in this interview with Bill Hodges speaks to the value-added this organization is providing to those who served their country. For those not familiar with The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) it is one of the premier veterans organizations that has taken on the task of helping veterans work their way through filing disability claims for injuries suffered while in military service. He reminds us that there is no statute of limitations on when you file the claim and it can mean thousands of dollars in monthly payments along with guaranteed access to the VA hospital system. With that said the DAV is so much more and by listening you will learn about their legislative actions and how chapters are serving the veterans community.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
With the Cornavirus what services are now available at the VA and what does the future hold for the Clinics. Listen in to stay up to date.
During this Coronavirus pandemic, The Medical Director for the James A Haley VA Hospital. Dr. Colleen Jakey will be coming on regularly to keep you informed as to what steps the VA is taking to protect you and provide essential services to the Veterans Community. This broadcast contains contact procedures and phone numbers you will need should a medical situation arise. Most of these numbers you are going to find are usable where ever you travel or happen to live. Don't wait until disaster strike to find out where and when to call or where to go. Listen in Now.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Education is the name of the game in today's US Military. Listen to hear about the education benefits you can achieve while in the military and what is waiting for you when you leave.
Bruce Murphy, PhD is a retired LC from the US Army and is now the President of Centenary University in Hackettstown NJ. The program centers on four points, thinking about going in the military right out of high school and the options. Once graduating from College using the military to pay off loans. What one can do education-wise while in the military and finally the education needs to transition from the military to the civilian world. If you are thinking of any of these or have children/grandchildren that might be facing these choices please listen
17 minutes | 4 months ago
VFW Commander in Chief, William "Doc" Schmitz looks to the next 100 years of the VFW serving their members and the veterans community as a whole.
Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Commander-in-Chief. William J. “Doc” Schmitz takes office during a time of great momentum for the organization, it reached a milestone achievement of more than $8.3 billion in benefits and compensation collected from the VA on behalf of veterans, and fought for the successful passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Through donations and corporate partnerships, the VFW has also surpassed $11 million in financial grants and $6.5 million in scholarships awarded to veterans and is celebrating 100 years of its National Veterans Service and National Legislative Service programs which advocate for the best possible quality of life solutions and benefits on behalf of America’s veterans, service members, and military families. You are going to enjoy hearing from him and hearing about the next 100 years.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Not enough food in the house, baby needs medicine, eviction is closing in, someone can't control their anger, what do you do. Crisis can be averted by dialing just three digits. Listen in to see where free help can be found day or night.
Clara Reynolds, CEO of the Crisis Line describes to you what you would get if you dialed 211 on the phone. What would you say if I told you that many crisis involving veterans and their families could be averted by this simple action, dial 211? Most people stare at me blankly when I ask that question. 211 is where you call if your life is in turmoil and you need help. 911 is for medical emergencies and 211 is for almost everything else. Anyone can call it and get free counseling, but if you are a vet when you call in, ask for a veteran to be your counselor. These folks are uniquely qualified to serve veterans and their families as they are trained to be able to open doors for you that you probably do not know exist. Whether you are a veteran or not, take a few minutes to listen to how they can help you.
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