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UPCOMING VAC MEETINGS (AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2017)

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
UPCOMING VAC MEETINGS FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2017

 

29 AUGUST 2017 (TUESDAY) 
7:00PM
DOWNTOWN LIBRARY (301 WEST CONGRESS ST., LAFAYETTE)
*there will be a change in LOCATION JUST FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST due to renovations at the South Regional Library Branch.

 

 

28 SEPTEMBER 2017 (THURSDAY)
7:00PM
SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY BRANCH LOCATED OFF JOHNSTON ST.

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27 JULY VAC MEETING REMINDER (LAFAYETTE)

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Please join the VAC for their JULY 2017 meeting:

THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017 (TOMORROW)

7:00PM
SOUTHSIDE LIBRARY, LOCATED OFF JOHNSTON ST. IN LAFAYETTE.

All meetings last between 60-90 minutes. Meetings are normally held during the last Thursday of the month unless noted otherwise.
All public is invited to attend and we hope to see you there!

- we will have a medical presentation given by Dr. Jason Breaux on Melanoma.

-we will have a lot to report including our recap from our 90 minute meeting with Congressman Clay Higgins on July 10th

-Tom Green will have a report on the new VA Clinic in Lake Charles (scheduled to open 8/28/17)

HOPE to see you there!

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27 JULY VAC GENERAL MEETING AGENDA (LAFAYETTE)

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Veteran’s ACTION Coalition OF SW LA
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
THURSDAY July 27, 2017 7:00 PM

LAFAYETTE SOUTHSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY

1. CALL TO ORDER ……………..JIM NUNN / TOM GREEN

2.PRAYER………………………………..CHARLES McGOWEN

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE…………. RODNEY HAMILTON

4. WELCOME……………………………….JIM NUNN

5. July 10 Face-to-Face Meeting with Congressman Higgins (Scheduled for 30 minutes; lasted 90 minutes) …JIM NUNN

6. HOW IT IS GOING / VA STAFF MANNING ACTUAL Vs. REQUIRED IN NEW CLINICS: Lafayette & Lake Charles … Jim Nunn, Tom Green, Peter Dancy

7. POST APPOINTMENT VA PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY…….PETER DANCY

8. VA CLINIC: TELEPHONE SYSTEM…….….PETER DANCY

9. MEDICAL PRESENTATION: Dr. Jason Breaux, Surgical oncology: MELONOMA. ……INTRODUCTION BY DR. SKIP PALMINTIER

10. VA-AFGE UNION MASTER AGREEMENT STATUS………..JIM NUNN

11. Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection
Act of 2017 ………………………… JIM NUNN

12. MONCUS PARK in Central Lafayette: VETERAN’S MEMORIAL.. …………………Deron Santiny / Skip Palmintier

13. CBOC LAFAYETTE & LAKE CHARLES VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM STATUS…………RAY BIAS / TOM GROTE / TOM GREEN

14. LAKE CHARLES COALITION MEETINGS: GENERAL and ADVISORY BOARD in JULY LAKE CHARLES CLINIC CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AND STAFF MANNING…………..……….. TOM GREEN

15. OTHER BUSINESS AS REQUIRED

16. NEXT MEETING DATE:
Tuesday AUGUST 29, 2017 MAIN DOWNTOWN Library Lafayette (Note change of location just for this one month)

17.ADJOURNMENT………………………….JIM NUNN

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VETERANS MEMORIAL AT MONCUS PARK

Please help Honor and Support Our Veterans

 

A place of remembrance and respect will be created for Veterans and their loved ones in Moncus Park (being built by Lafayette Central Park).  Throughout the planning and design process for the park’s master plan, Veterans have been very engaged on many levels, ensuring that this beautiful space will serve the needs of many different types of Veteran events, including memorial ceremonies, military weddings, holiday celebrations, and much more.

While honoring past American conflicts, the space will also honor the present and future of all who continue to serve to protect our families and our freedom.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

If you’d prefer to mail in your tax-deductible gift for the Veterans’ Memorial, please use the following address:

Lafayette Central Park

2901 Johnston Street, Suite 304

Lafayette, LA  70503

MEMO LINE: Memorial

 

To give online and to find out more information click the link below:

Campaign Veterans Memorial

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Military Exchanges Plan to Offer Online Access to Veterans

Honorable Discharged veterans will be able to shop online at the PX/BX Navy Exchange system. Passing this along on to everyone who is an HONORABLY discharged veteran of our military. Congress recently passed this.

As a honorably discharged veteran you can shop ONLINE (only) at the AAFES / NAVY EXCHANGE system. You will need to log into VetVerify.orgto register to shop.
This pertains to the PX system NOT THE COMMISSARY SYSTEM.

All honorably discharged veterans interested in shopping online at the military exchanges can begin their verification process immediately, exchange officials said, and some may be able to shop prior to the program’s full launch.

Some veterans who register at VetVerify.org will be invited to be beta testers, with the ability to shop online earlier than the planned Nov. 11 launch date. Officials said the sooner veterans register on the site, the better their chances of being chosen as a beta tester.

The exchange websites offer tax-free shopping, as well as discounted pricing. Actual online pricing can be seen only by those who are authorized to shop at the websites: shopmyexchange.comshopcgx.commymcx.com; and mynavyexchange.com.

VetVerify.org uses information from the Defense Department’s Defense Manpower Data Center to verify a veteran’s status; veterans will receive notification of their acceptance as online shoppers or, if their records are incomplete, will receive guidance on the steps they can take to update those records.

Doing this process ahead of time will allow veterans to start shopping Nov. 11, or earlier if they are among the “beta testers” chosen to try out the system in advance of the launch.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW

Military Exchanges plan to offer online access to Veterans by November 11

 

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JOE SINCENO IN LAFAYETTE TO ASSIST WITH VBA CLAIMS 8/9/17

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VETERANS CORNER TV AIRTIME SCHEDULE

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***SAVE THE DATE*** JULY 2017 VAC MEETING

*****SAVE THE DATE*******
Please join the VAC for their monthly meeting for JULY 2017.
The meeting will be held on :

THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017, 7PM
SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY
LAFAYETTE

Meetings last between 60-90 minutes
All public is invited and you are urged to attend.

Meetings are normally held the last THURSDAY of the month unless noted otherwise.

Hope to see you there!

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Veterans VA Benefit Facts

The following link contains a quick glance to help explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits that veterans and their families are entitled to receive. If you need further assistance, please contact LDVA’s Cemeteries Program Director Billy Robbins at: Billy.Robbins@la.gov.

 

Veterans VA Benefit Facts

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LAKE CHARLES CBOC CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS 4-13-17

LAKE CHARLES CBOC CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AS OF 4-13-17

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