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Guest Column: Revising Medicare And Fighting Terrorists

By Frank A. Pearsall I’ve been thinking — our government has it all wrong about trying to get enough manpower to fight the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria. There’s even been loose talk about reinstating the draft to get more young men...

 

U.S. Flag Etiquette Covers Displays, Salutes – Brevard NC

When displaying the flag, do the following: •Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. The flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. (An adjacen...

 

Know The Proper Way To Honor Flag, Awards And Uniforms

During the Pledge of Allegiance, military retirees and veterans may place their hand over their heart, or they may render the appropriate military salute. During the passing, raising or lowering of the flag, military retirees and veterans may render...

 

As A Veteran, Can You Get A VA Pension? – Brevard NC

Sometime ago, a law firm made a presentation to senior citizens at an assisted living facility in western North Carolina. The presentation concerned the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program, “Aid and Attendance.” Unfortunately, the present...

 

VA Expands Care Related To Military Sexual Trauma – Transylvania County NC

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced expanded eligibility for veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military...

 

Local Korean War Veterans May Receive Ambassador Peace Medal

If a veteran served in Korea during the Korean conflict, he or she may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador Peace Medal. This medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to U.S. service men and women who physically served in...

 

Gulf War Veterans Can Make Medical Claims – Brevard NC

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs presumes the below listed infectious diseases are related to military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the first Gulf War starting Aug. 2, 1990, through the conflict in Iraq and on or...

 

Vietnam Veterans And Agent Orange Exposure – Brevard NC

A veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975 is presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in support of military operations. The below-listed specific diseases are presumed by...

 

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