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Old 01-25-2011, 05:01 PM
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I run a forum for Vets. It is called Vets with PTSD and Other Issues. We're about helping each other whether dealing with the VA claims process or VA medical system. We are also about providing a place where Vets can come and just talk about their issues in general. Here's a link http://nvfv.yuku.com/directory

Active Duty folks, if at any time you are facing a Medical Evaluation Board or know someone who is, the military will NOT treat you fairly and will NOT tell you your rights. I have been through it and know it from personal experience as well as helping a lot of folks over the years. The best place on the net I've found for getting the strait information is http://www.pebforum.com I'm a member there but do not run it nor am I very active anymore. The person that runs it is a former Army JAG and he knows his stuff.
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Thank you so much for all you do, Brian. I appreciate it as does our soldiers.
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Excellent info Brian. I'll likely need some assistance as i approach retirement in a couple years. VA usually is good about trying to keep money from you....I'll need to figure out how to prevent that.
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Retired Marine here in 2008, I would look into it....there is always something you may not know about out there...it is a progressive learning experience how to take care of yourself after years of suckin it up and taking the pain.
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Thanks, i'm need to look into what you do. I was injured my back 3 years ago in iraq and i still havent been able to get the proper treatment. now i'm pretty much done and can barely do my job. just knowing there are dudes out there trying to help is definitely a good feeling ... because i'm definitely no feeling the love here in active duty!
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You wont feel any love on AD. People think youre a POS if you cant do PT, let alone go to sick call.
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Excellent point. What makes it even worse is if you are injured and do not seek medical treatment you will have a very hard time when trying to obtain VA benefits after you get out.

You'll need someone to step up that you were actually injured on duty if its not in your service medical records.
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I wish there would have been something like this when I got out....I ripped enough asbestos out of the USS Missouri to fill a football stadium....AND they made me sign a waiver not to come back on them for anything regarding it!
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I belong to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
most people think it is just a bar for ex military personnel
But it is 1 of the best sources to get help of almost any kind & in the monthly magazine, there are always people trying to locate someone that was there when an injury occurred, so that they could place a claim

By the way, active duty personnel are always WELCOME at the VFW & American Legion Posts & there is a lot more going on than at the USO clubs
Post Commanders are usually there on weekends & they are the ones that have all the right connections & information
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I belong to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
most people think it is just a bar for ex military personnel
But it is 1 of the best sources to get help of almost any kind & in the monthly magazine, there are always people trying to locate someone that was there when an injury occurred, so that they could place a claim

By the way, active duty personnel are always WELCOME at the VFW & American Legion Posts & there is a lot more going on than at the USO clubs
Post Commanders are usually there on weekends & they are the ones that have all the right connections & information

You'll also occasionally find a VA district rep at a Legion or VFW. I ran into one last summer and the retired and prior military folks I was with hit her up for lots of info and contacts.
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