|Veterans: Quality of life|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by John Bury|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 12:30|
What is Quality of life for our veterans? The meaning for most upon
returning home is security. Jobs that offer equitable pay with benefits,
home ownership, education opportunity.
Many veterans returning home bring with them acquired skills. Skills they
did not have prior to entering the military. These personnel are the
support groups who maintain and operate equipment. They are apart from
those whose primary duty is combat. For the most part, they are well
trained in job skills. They are mechanics, builders, electronics
technicians, equipment operators, medical technicians, cooks, bakers,
administrative personnel; just to name a few skills they bring home. Most
have attended schools in the military.
Those personnel who do require education, it is available to them through
government programs. Programs that offer a variety of productive skills.
Veterans Affairs (VA) have counselors to help in their decision making
process. Many of these counselors maintain offices in nearly all schools
of higher education.
Employers can be eligible for tax break incentives for hiring veterans.
Some might say,why give preferential treatment to veterans? Military
personnel of all branches can and often are placed in harms way. Their
main obligation is to maintain our Country's posterity, freedom from
oppression as a sovereign nation. They have earned the hard way a right
to better quality of life.
Many returning veterans are not without problems, medical and mental.
Here again, one other purpose of our VA is to afford its veterans
undeniable medical and mental care. All the veteran should need to verify
service is their DD-214 proof of military service and discharge under
honorable conditions. In the event of being in combat, proof of medals in
a combat campaign. For any service connected disability, whether it be
combat or non-combat, proof of that disability. Military personnel at
discharge should make copies of their DD-214, record of awards, record of
duty stations, medical records that could be significant for possible
disability medical issues in the future. If and or when a time lends
itself, these records become valuable in making a VA claim. Congress and
Senate introduces legislation for VA disability to help veterans. How
many of these Bills are stuck in committee? Our best support is the
American people to write Congress and Senate, ask them to support our
veterans in need for medical care and compensation.
If a veteran needs advice in dealing with the VA, there is help. The VA
has veterans liaison coordinators. Other good sources of help is the VFW
1-816-756-3390, American Legion 1-202-861-2700, Disabled American
Veterans 1-877-426-2838, Vietnam Veterans of America 1-800-vva-1316,
American Veterans 1-877-726-8387. These organizations are recognized by
the VA and Federal Government. There is no charge for their services.
Upon discharge from military service, it is advised to register with the
VA to be in the system.
By: John J. Bury, US Navy/retired, Vietnam War veteran, Media, Pa. (for
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