Landing On the Beaches of Tucson

Holy cow, Batman, this world of cyberspace sure has alot of booby traps. So we are back at Base Camp now, and ready for the next mission. Lots of comments during our first beach landing that went MIA during the Operation. Hope you all find your way back to the Hill!!
So, out of curiosity, how many of you have seen an old movie with John Ritter entitled: “Unatural Causes?”. I had not until recently. It is the true story about the discovery of the problems associated with Agent Orange, and the tenacity of one VA Benefits Officer, who exhibited uncommon courage in her relentless push to get medical attention to men who were dying from exposure to Dioxin. We lost many Marines and soldiers during the 1980’s to this condition before the VA caved in to the overwhelming evidence to support claims. Thanks to one driven woman named Maude DiVictor, at the Chicago VA, where I was first treated, we can now work on preventive care. It is this level of humanity that inspires this BLOG. I got your back.

Veterans Benefits

At times it seems like the entire universe of  veterans benefits is a secret world reserved for the select.  In fact the Veterans Administration, especially in Tucson are very user friendly. With a bit of coaching and guidance in the process, we can get a vet all that they fought for and  were promised when joining the Armed Forces.  Ask anything you like and we will answer as fast as we can, or tell you that your question needs research.  If there are emergency needs, I can be reached off- line at  808-3907.

The Veterans are Coming, the Veterans are Coming!

Welcome to the new  Citizen Fourth Estate.  We are entering “Operation Information.” Our mission is to provide a space for advocacy and dialogue with all  Arizona veterans.  I am a trained Veterans Service Officer, and  published writer in the arena of  Veterans Affairs.  I served in Marine Corps, with the 7th Marines and Marine Air Wing with two stints in Vietnam.  I am currently a Mentor for returning combat veterans at the Merritt Retreat Center in Payson, Arizona.  I have extensive training in the care and transition to civilian life for returning combat veterans. Please join us in an ongoing dialogue with a Band of Brothers and Sisters.

Hang out for combat veterans and families.