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"NOTES, NOTICES, HEADLINES & MORE"
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OA RULING ON AGENT ORANGE
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The latest court ruling on Vietnam-Era Agent Orange sailors is filnally set. The VA can no longer say no. This article is from the Charleston SC Post and Courier and applies to all involved.


HUGH PURVIS DD709 1968-69
"A BASIC NARRATIVE" (provided by Dennis Dow)
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    This note is the description of a period covering 1 Jan. 1968 through 1969 for the USS Hugh Purvis DD709. It covers the Boston Yard period for its regular overhall, dockside machinery trials and other operability tests. It moves on the the 1969 West Pac Cruise and Vietnam. Read the full narrative here...
1968-69 Basic Narrative

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SLIDESHOWS USING
MICROSOFT SWAY
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The large SlideShows for Reunions have been moved from the home page to their own pages. The "SS" for the most recent reunion has a "small" version in the "HPRA" column on the left of this page under the HPRA section. Below the SS are links to other versions.

See this for more on Sway...
SCAMS SCAMS SCAMS
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 There are new ones every day (maybe every hour). You name a subject and there is probably one to cover it. Here are some examples to watch out for...
SCAMS TO LOOK OUT FOR!!

A WARNING FROM MEDICARE
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The latest scam offers "FREE GENETIC TESTING" and says "Medicare will cover it." This is untrue. It is an attempt to get your Social Security and new Medicare numbers for fraudulent purposes. Please do not fall for this. Medicare does NOT cover genetic testing. Stay away from this one.

VETERANS LOOKING FOR VETERANS
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With over 1.7 million views per month, it is a good chance your post will be found on USVCP by the person you are looking for or someone who knows the person you are looking for.  Give it a try today!

"Vets Looking for Vets"

Scroll down to the form at the above link to enter your own request.



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    A thorough review of disability examinations are often requested by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to check the severity of service-connected disabilities.  VA regulations point out specific timelines for “examination checks,” but, it is not a hard and fast rule, and, oftentimes, ignored by VA personnel.  But, rest assured, it will happen at some point.

    By law, VA should and will request a review exam under the following circumstances...   

VA PRIORITY GROUPS EXPLAINED
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     Did you know that once a veteran applies for enrollment, their eligibility will be verified by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)?  Based on the veteran's specific eligibility status, he/she will be assigned a Priority Group.  The Priority Groups range from one to eight, with one being the highest priority. Select the above link to the
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(From time-to-time, something special will appear here. Maybe a photo or poem etc.
After a period of time, the item will move to an appropriate page. This presented on 7/26/2019)
( In Progress - Stay Tuned)
Veterans Day 2019
FLAG DISPLAY IN SHERBURNE, NY
(Provided by Dan Andrews - HPRA)





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