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Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) information

To anyone who needs help with PTS here is a link get you there. These are people who are dealing with PTS everyday. I have heard them speak and I even feel some of the things they go thru. Contact them if you or a friend are dealing with PTS. They can help.
URL: www.solidredconcepts.com
Email: info@solidredconcepts.com
Phone: (910) 263-4042

The USS Markab has been added to the VA's list of ships operating in Viet Nam.
To check the list go to the Ships in Vietnam, Agent Orange

Agent Orange/Blue Water Navy Bill Introduced

Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.) has introduced the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act" (H.R. 969), which would clarify a presumption for filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for ailments associated with exposure to Agent Orange herbicide during the Vietnam War. The bill was introduced with 131 original co-sponsors. Congress should recognize that so-called "Blue Water" veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange herbicide. This bill authorizes presumptive status for VA disability claims associated with Agent Orange exposure for this group of veterans. Shipmates are urged to use the Action Center action.fra.org/action-center to ask their Representative to support the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act."

Shipmates News!

Veterans day essay:By Emma Wolfe (10 yrs old)

Essay:"I was a Sailor once"