Dental care at the VA is one of life’s greatest mysteries. There are a couple dental options for vets, so we at ConnectingVets are breaking down the different dental categories at the VA. Read our article on VA Dental Services: https://bit.ly/2ncKHpY Read our article on Dental Insurance 101: https://bit.ly/2IwHVEs
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If you’ve filed a claim with the VA for either a disability compensation or pension benefits, you will probably need an exam from a VA doctor. This episode looks at the steps you will take to help complete this process. Websites featured in the video: benefits.va.gov/compensation ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/learn/compensation benefits.va.gov/vso/
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How would you like to get paid to go to your VA medical appointment? With the VA’s Beneficiary Travel program, veterans who are eligible can be reimbursed for their mileage. Or use special modes of travel can be arranged for going to medical appointments.
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Retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley and his wife Diane, have created a special place by the Chesapeake Bay for wounded warriors. Connecting Vets joined Marine veteran amputee & marathon athlete Rob Jones and Marine veteran Ben Kiernan for some hunting, whiskey and good times.
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Learn how to take advantage of some of the state benefits that are offered to veterans and their families. From taxes to education as well as employment, when you interact with your local and state government, make sure to let them know you are a veteran. Learn more about veteran benefits, visit our Get Help section: http://connectingvets.com/categories/get-help
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Veterans are losing Tricare dental insurance at the end of this year. Insurance is available to purchase under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Here’s a few things to consider before open enrollment begins in November.
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On the 50th anniversary of his death, Navy chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient Fr. Vincent Capodanno is being remembered for his love of the Marines he served with and the comfort he gave them as they fought in Vietnam. Read the article here: http://connectingvets.com/2017/09/05/grunt-padre-remembered-for-his-love-service-to-his-marines/
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The Pentagon was greeted with the cheers and music of the United States Military Academy at West Point's cheer and spirit band the day before the 118th Army-Navy Game. Army and Navy leadership greeted the cadets as they visited various locations in the building.
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Kaylah describes her military service as “being part of an international club. A group of like-minded people with pride in themselves, others, and their country."
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From basic training to 1010 WINS in New York City, Eric Dehm brings his talents to the nation's capital. "My expertise will allow me to provide information, provide entertainment and provide knowledge to my fellow veterans."
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“Being part of a military family, and being a military brat, and going to journalism school -- I feel like it’s all coming full circle.”
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Hearing the words “Blind Hockey” may cause some to scratch their heads, but in reality it is not too different than hockey for the sighted. Craig Fitzpatrick, captain of the Washington Wheelers, explains.
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Who among us hasn't worn body armor that was two sizes too big and made them feel like they were wearing a turtle shell? Well, that uncomfortable feeling is no more for female soldiers. The U.S. Army is changing the way it's designing body armor, helmets and other protective equipment soldiers can train effectively and comfortably and we tried it out for ourselves.
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Take a behind the scenes tour of the upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan galleries at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their new 10-part documentary, "The Vietnam War," with ConnectingVets,com reporter Jarid Watson.
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Semper K9, a non-profit organization is run by husband and wife team Christopher Baity, a Marine Corps veteran who worked as a dog handler while in the service, and Amanda Baity.
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For women in the military, sometimes life can feel like choosing between combat boots and heels, but the Ms. Veteran America competition has made it so female veterans no longer have to make that choice.
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Women veterans are missing out on a huge benefit at the VA. We talked to Danielle Corazza from VA’s Center for Women Veterans about burial benefits and how to make sure that the final wishes of veterans are honored. Read our article about this burial benefits: https://bit.ly/2FDDBGr
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The National Museum of the Marine Corps is currently undertaking its "Final phase" of construction for several new galleries. We talked with President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Lt. Gen. Robert Blackman, (ret.) about the museum and its mission to honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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There is a market for military-issue Purple Heart medals, for now. But soon, a new law may make their sale illegal.
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A.J. enlisted at the age of 17. "The A.J. you know now, is totally different than the A.J. who went in."
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A West Point graduate and Army veteran has created a unique social experience in an age when no one seems to look up from their cell phones....a Liquor Lab that teaches attendees how to make cocktails. Think of it as a cooking class behind the bar.
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For 12 years running, Pin-Ups for Vets has raised thousands of dollars for VA hospitals nationwide by putting a new twist on a wartime tradition. The group of sharply dressed vets has visited over 11,000 veterans at 62 hospitals and donated more than $56,000 of medical equipment to VA hospitals so far, all by selling calendars of women veterans dressed as WWII-style pin-up models. Read the entire story here: http://cbsloc.al/2vFt3yq You can also check out: https://www.youtube.com/user/PinUpsForVets
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Phil Briggs made a name for himself in rock radio in Providence, Boston and Salt Lake City. “But this job? It’s like coming home.”
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