Veterans Corner Radio

Veterans Corner Radio

Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

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Joseph VanFonda is the CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Joseph VanFonda SgtMaj USMC (Ret) a wounded warrior himself brings to the DVNF real-world experience and a true sense of mission, all directed toward serving the veteran. DVNF serves veterans directly and also by providing grants to veterans programs in order to help them assist more military families. Tune in to hear what services may be available to you as a...

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James LaPaglia, Program Manager for the Veterans Legacy Memorial site brings the good news that the Legacy program is up and running and is available for those interested in memorializing a particular veteran. This program is similar to that offered for sale by funeral homes but is done at no charge to the Veteran and or his family. Listen in to see you can preserve the precious memories your vet accumulated throughout a lifetime. ...

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Director Eric Powell explains what benefits are available to veterans and their families from the National Cemeteries Administration. Did you know that if you chose as a veteran, not to be buried in a National Cemetery that the VA will still provide a gravestone or appropriate marker for your internment in either a standard burial or in the case of cremation the columbarium? This is a program all in the family should listen to and ...

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Colonel DJ Reyes closes out our series on the Veterans Treatment Court. How it got started in a tribute to how one man with an idea, who can convey that idea to others, can make a big difference in many lives. Having been active in the court since its inception he is in a unique position to help us understand how it started and now has become the model for courts at all levels across the nation. You will hear how it is now skipping...

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Each of the programs this month will be in some way connected to the Florida Judicial District 13 Veterans Treatment Court. This court is a model for the national program approved by congress to set up courts that work to recover veterans who have come into conflict with the law. This, the fourth of these programs highlight the actions of our county Judge Michael Scionti as he deals with veterans in this special program. We hope th...

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 Each of the programs this month will be in some way connected to the Florida Judicial District 13 Veterans Treatment Court. This court is a model for the national program approved by congress to set up courts that work to recover veterans who have come into conflict with the law. This, the second of these programs, highlights the actions of our county Public Defender’s office as it deals with veterans in this special program. We h...

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Each of the programs this month will be in some way connected to the Florida Judicial District 13 Veterans Treatment Court. This court is a model for the national program approved by congress to set up courts that work to recover veterans who have come into conflict with the law. This, the second of these programs, highlights the actions of our county prosecutor’s office as it deals with veterans in this special program. We hope th...

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Each of the programs this month will be in some way connected to the Florida Judicial District 13 Veterans Treatment Court. This court is a model for the national program approved by congress to set up courts that work to recover veterans who have come into conflict with the law. The first of these programs highlight the actions of our county sheriff’s office as it feeds veterans into this special program. We hope that if a program...

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Honor Flight is an amazing experience for all veterans, especially from but not limited to the WII, Korean or Vietnam war eras. Learn how Veterans can get a free trip to Washington DC and visit all the monuments to your service along with spending a wonderful day with your brother and sister Veterans. Learn also how you can also go along as a guardian to provide assistance to these aging warriors. Remember for the veteran there is ...

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Emory Health Care Veterans Program treats conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression related to military service. Treatment is free and confidential for eligible post-9/11 veterans and service members living anywhere in the United States regardless of discharge status, deployment history, or length of service. Both our traditional out...

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James Ruhlman, VA Deputy Director of Program Management Educations Services brings with him to Veterans Corner Radio a wealth of information on educational opportunities provided by the VA. It literally is a cornucopia of choices for educational paths not only for veterans but for their families. You may believe you have used up all your education benefits but apply anyway as there are numerous programs being added almost constantl...

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Anne Marie Dougherty is CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. On Jan. 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” Bob Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. Following his recovery, he and his wife founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation. To date, the foundation has invested over $80 million to find, fund, and shape programs helping veteran...

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Charles Brown, President of Paralyzed Veterans of America, a paralyzed veteran himself shares information on the many valuable services provided to our brave men and women who have developed a debilitating paralysis. I was amazed at all the organization can do to make life a little bit easier for those with paralytic injuries and believe it or not some illnesses result in paralysis.  

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Nick Pamperin Executive Director of Veteran Readiness & Employment shares with our audience this powerful education-based program that is complementary to but separate from the Gi Bill assistance of which many of us are aware.  The goal of the organization is to assist veterans to find and preparing for jobs within their scope of abilities. Listen in to see how this program might just be what you need upon which to build a life...

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 Abigail Angkaw, Deputy Associate Chief of staff for Outpatient Mental Health Operations, VA San Diego gives us a first look at a developing challenge, Delayed Onset PTSD. We have all heard about our troops returning from war being affected by this mental disorder, but normally it manifests itself in short order. Now the VA is seeing cases appearing years after the event that triggers it. Listen in to this in-depth update. 

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Dr. Patricia Arola, Asst. Under Sec. for health for Dentistry outlines who is eligible for dental care through the VA system and also discusses lower-cost options for government-sponsored dental insurance. More importantly, she also suggested there might be a path to dental care through a referral from your primary care doctor. Listen in to hear the details. 

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Charles Tapp, Chief of VA Financial Services explains how  VA has established a working relationship with numerous banks and credit unions to supply a cost free, fully functioning bank account to any veteran. Veterans can get these accounts in order for them to receive direct deposit of funds to their account rather than waiting for paper checks that are increasingly being stolen.

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This is not your grandfather’s VA, nor is it even that of your dad. The VA is currently on the cutting edge of providing not only up-to-date medical treatment but also advanced medical treatment as well. Listen in to hear Gary Velasquez,  CEO, Cogitativo explain how Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence if you prefer, is being used to provide you with advanced treatment even when you don’t know that you need it. 

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Dr. Chad Kessler, VA Executive Director of the Emergency Program Office discusses the reasons why going to a VA Emergency Room may be your best option. The Mission Act gives us all the right to utilize Commercial Emergency Rooms but is it the right choice?  In many instances, it is not. Listen in to hear why going to the VA medical center Emergency Room might be your smartest move. 

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Dr. Evangelia Katsoulakis came to us at the behest of Dr. Kelly, the chief of the VA National Oncology Program Office. While on this show Dr. Kelly offered to help us find specialists in various cancers who are experts. In the Prostate Cancer area, he suggested we have Dr. Katsoulakis, a specialist on the staff of the James A Haley VA Medical center. I learned a lot about Prostate Cancer, its detection and treatment from her. You w...

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