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I am looking for someone in the Buckeye, AZ area that can help me get the percentage on my disability from Agent Orange increased. My health is getting worse each day and more so in the last year and half due to prostate issues. ... See MoreSee Less

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this guy says he is in the U. S. ARMY and is wearing Air Force uniforms. Also he stated that He is stationed in Syria on a peace keeping Mission. His name is Louise Hughes and is on Facebook.
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Louise Hughes's photo.
Louise Hughes's photo.
Louise Hughes's photo.
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Hello,

I wanted to tell you about a small project that I've been working on to help veterans with their VA Healthcare.

For the past five years, I have been receiving healthcare through the VA and have been to close to 20 different hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout the country. One thing that I've noticed is that the quality of care is all across the board. I have been to clinics in some places where it's very clear that my quality of life, as a vet, is their number one interest.

On the other hand, I have been to other clinics where, from my perspective, I am nothing more than a number. For obvious reasons, I try my hardest to avoid those clinics. That said, I can't find any sort of central location where I have a heads up of what to expect when going to a new clinic.

From this, I built a website called VAreview.net. Basically, I researched and created a page for every single VA hospital and clinic in the United States (a little over 1,000 locations). From there, veterans can rate their experience at that particular location. Think Yelp but specifically for the VA.

My hope is that as more and more users provide feedback, some trends may be begin to emerge. We, as veterans, can then take this information and provide the collective feedback to the leadership of the VA so that they can allocate resources to the areas of weakness and also learn from the areas of strength.

Also, while in the military, I was always taught that asking for help is considered to be a sign of weakness. It took me many years to realize that getting help for my physical and mental ailments wasn't me being weak but was the only way I was going to get better. I have hope that other veterans sharing their experiences with the VA will provide the needed courage to get the treatment they need.

The big hurdle here is gathering feedback. I suspect that almost all veterans have likely spent some time at one or more VA’s in the country. All I ask is that the vets stop by the website and write a few sentences about their experience so that we, as a community, can find out what's working and what's not.

I should mention that I spent a good amount of time building this website and have no ulterior motives here other than building a voice for the veteran population in the hopes that we can improve upon our system. I intentionally creating this website as a place that can be built upon and maintained as a community so there's no individual bias involved.

Thanks!
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When the flooding started in Louisiana last week, AMVETS Department of Louisiana Post 68 Commander Robert Marcille rushed first to safeguard his AMVETS post. The fast-rising waters trapped him there as his own home was lost. Post 68 was spared, though, and now serves as the hub of state and National Guard relief efforts in its community, where more than 1,300 people come each day for assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

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hi amvets ate you still handling my claim.if so how do I contact you ... See MoreSee Less

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Although every single veteran belonging to AMVETS Department of Louisiana Post 68 was affected by the floodwaters that covered Livingston Parish, nearly a third of their membership "lost everything." Post 1st Vice Thomas "Tinker" Sanders gets choked up when he talks about how his wife has reacted to the loss of their home.

But even while grieving their own losses and wondering what to do next for themselves, the AMVETS like Sanders are spending their days at the post, working tirelessly to make sure their community is taken care of first. They could use your help.

You can make a tax-deductible donation now at bit.ly/everyveterancounts (Disaster relief) or by contributing to the AMVETS National Service Foundation at amvetsnsf.org/donations/

If you can get to the area, manpower and supplies are always needed. Post 68 is at 26890 Hwy 42, Springfield, LA 70462. Mailing address is P.O. Box 327, Springfield, LA 70462.
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AMVETS Department of Louisiana Post 68 1st Vice Thomas "Tinker" Sanders talks about losing his home in the flooding and his plans to rebuild. Sanders is one of 25 AMVETS in Livingston Parish who "lost everything," and are, nevertheless, focusing their efforts right now on helping others. Post 68 is currently the hub of relief efforts in its community area, providing food assistance to about 1,300 people each day and serving as a base of operations for the National Guard. ... See MoreSee Less

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