Uniformed Services       Links to the seven U.S. Uniformed Services

►     US Army

US Army (USA)

(USA)

Link: Go to the official US Army web site:


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►     US Navy

US Navy (USN)

(USN)

Link: Go to the official US Navy web site:


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►     US Air Force

US Air Force (USAF)

(USAF)

Link: Go to the official US Air Force web site:


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►     US Marine Corps

US Marine Corps (USMC)

(USMC)

Link: Go to the official US Marine Corps web site:


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►     US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard (USCG)

(USCG)

Link: Go to the official US Coast Guard web site:


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►     US Public Health Service

US Public Health Service (USPHS)

(USPHS)

Link: Go to the official US Public Health Service web site:


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►     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

(NOAA)

Link: Go to the official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration web site:


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►     DOD Ranks by Service

How do I address personnel from the different services?

See the attached page from the MOAA National's "Council and Chapter Policies and Procedures Guide" for a chart on how to address military personnel from the different services, both in formal writing, or when addressing documents, e.g., using rank abbreviations.

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MOAA National       Links to MOAA National

►     Benefits Link

Link: Go to MOAA National Pay and Benefits Page:


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►     Benefits for Servicemembers and Surviving Spouses

MOAA Information Exchange

MOAA experts provide members with reliable and accurate guidance on a variety of topics from retirement to estate planning, medical, survivors benefits, and more!

Link: Go to MOAA's Link for available publications:


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►     Personal Affairs Workbook

This 80-page book from MOAA National guides you through ensuring your hard-earned military benefits are available to your survivors.

The complete workbook, as well as the interactive appendices that can be modified and saved to your computer, are available free of charge to members of MOAA.

Link: Go to MOAA National Personal Affairs Workboook


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Military and VA Sites       Links to various military and VA Internet resources

►     Blue Star Mothers

Follow the below link to visit and learn about the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. whose primary purpose is to honor the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of the Armed Forces.

Link: Click here:


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►     Military.com

A Website Benefiting the Military Services

Link: Go to Military.com


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►     NC4VETS

Resource Guide

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2015 - NC4Vets Resource Guide (pdf 6.2 Mb)


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►     North Carolina Council and Chapters Home Page

North Carolina Council and Chapters Home Page Links to Various Military and Support Sites

Links to Various Military and Support Sites

* This link will open the North Carolina Council of Chapters web site that has a variety of relevant sites, both military and other support organizations, that may be of interest to our Chapter, as well as North Carolina, military servicemembers and their families.


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►     Retiree Ready Reference Telephone Numbers

Retiree Ready Reference Telephone Numbers

* This is a comrehensive, and ALL (or at least MOST) inclusive reference resource of telephone numbers to most everything related to military retiree needs. 

* Visitors to this link may wish to download the document and bookmark it on your computer to ensure ready access.

- Researched by Mel Weiss, CWO-2 SC USN-Ret. & GM-14, Ret.

- This list was compiled in 2002 and information and/or updates are welcomed...e-mail at address: melweiss@mindspring.com

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►     VA Burial Benefits

Information regarding VA burial benefits can be found in the link to the VA main site below, or in the attached file that has additional resource web links.

Link: Go to the VA Burial Benefits main site:

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►     The Virtual Wall ® Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The below link is to the Virtual Wall ®, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The names, and profiles, of persons lost, or missing, from the Vietnam War can be located by last name, state, and various other forms of searching.

Individual profiles can be viewed, as well as printed, and the location of the individual service member on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall can ascertained.

Link: Viet Nam Veterans - Virtual Wall link


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Mesothelioma       Links to external websites offering support for mesothelioma victims

►     Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Center is an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled. 

 

See the attached file, "Mesothelioma Q&A" for more information.

For more assistance, please contact the Veterans Liaison, Colin Hare at chare@asbestos.com or via telephone, (407) 965-5755

Link: Click here to link to the Mesothelioma website:

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Mesothelioma Q&A (pdf 31.7 Kb)


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►     Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

A representative of the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center, Barbara O'Brien, provided the following information on their organization, the leading resource for those affected by asbestos cancer. At her request, the site is being added as an important and valuable source of information for persons visiting our Chapter's website.

Check it out.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Fund

The Mesothelioma Fund website is a resource that offers free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Group

* A Community Outreach team at the Mesothelioma Group which supports the American Legion, VFW, and many other veteran organizations.  

* A part of their mission is to spread mesothelioma awareness to veterans and their family members.  

* Mesothelioma targets many veterans because of the extensive amount of asbestos absorbed in veterans lungs when handling past military equipment.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Guide

* As part of a Community Outreach team, the below link is provided for access to the Mesothelioma Guide. 

* Veterans comprise 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. 

* The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. 

* Part of the mission of this organization is to spread awareness to veterans and their families; their website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Link: Click here:


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►     MesotheliomaHelp.org

This is an active online community made up of medical professionals: two thoracic nurses with more than 25 years of experience, Ricki Lewis, PhD, geneticist who has proven to be an invaluable expert resource for MesotheliomaHelp as we report on the latest breakthroughs in gene therapy, two caregivers and survivors that share their experiences and advice with our readers.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

* This is an organization created to help the millions of people who were exposed to asbestos, a cancer causing mineral. Many of these men and women were exposed at work or during their military service and are now suffering from asbestos related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer, a devastating and nearly always fatal disease.  

* The website (below) is a comprehensive asbestos disease informational resource. Additionally, mesothelioma victims and their loved ones are offered the following items, free of charge: a comprehensive Mesothelioma & Asbestos Guide; 3 must-read mesothelioma books written by medical professionals and mesothelioma survivors; veteran benefits assistance, and more.

This posting was provided by Kaitlin Wilson, Public Relations Specialist for the Mesothelioma Lawyer Center and is intended to further increase awareness and help those in need.

Need more information? E-mail kwilson@mesotheliomalawyercenter.org.

Link: Open the Mesothelioma Lawyer Center website:


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►     Mesothelioma.net

Veterans Resource Link

Mesothelioma.net is an attorney advertised page sponsored by Danziger & De Llano, LLP., Houston, TX which provides free resources, education, support, and hope to veterans, and others...


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►     Mesocare.org

* This is an organization's website that is for a public service geared towards helping individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma . 

* Follow the below link to open the website and learn more about mesothelioma and the services provided by this organization.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Resources

* This is an attorney advertising page sponsored by The Peterson Firm, LLP that offers help and hope to families affected by mesothelioma.

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Resource Center

This is an attorney advertising page sponsored by Seeger Weiss LLP. The Mesothelioma Resource Online site provides answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones.

* Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos and has long been considered a mystery and incurable. However, over the past two decades, physicians, scientists and researchers have begun to unravel this mystery and help people diagnose mesothelioma in its earlier stages, while providing more extensive forms of treatment, vast resources, and general information to make coping and survival more about optimism rather than uncertainty.

* Need more information? Email: patia@mesotheliomasymptoms.com

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesothelioma Treatment Community

Link: Click here:


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►     Mesotheliomaveterans.org

This page is an attorney advertised page sponsored by Bullock Campbell Bullock & Harris P.C., Houston, Texas. Providing information to treatment, clinical trials, and free VA benefits support, the Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to help veterans who developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. The organization has one thing in mind, To Serve Those Who Served.

Link: Click here:


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Ashe County       Links to important sites in Ashe County, NC

►     Thinking About Retiring?

Consider Ashe County, NC

* Military veterans thinking about retirement and looking for a great place to live should consider coming to Ashe County for a look at all the area has to offer. Click here to visit our Chamber of Commerce

* If you'd like to hear from a representative of the New River Chapter of the MOAA, click on the "Contact Us" link in the menu bar and drop us an e-mail.


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►     Ashe County Veterans Services

The Ashe County Veterans Services Office provides quality assistance to veterans, their widows, orphans or survivors in obtaining or preserving existing benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

For a resource to get an updated ID card, follow the "Links" button on the Veterans Services Office home page and scroll down to "Information" to access the Military ID Card facility finder and locate a facility closest to you.

Link: Go to Ashe County Veterans Services:


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►     Ashe County Chamber of Commerce

Link: Go to the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce web page


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►     Coffee House on the Backstreet

Coffee House on the Backstreet 116 Second Street, West Jefferson, NC
Coffee House on the Backstreet

116 Second Street, West Jefferson, NC

The Coffee House on the Backstreet is the designated meeting locale for the New River Chapter, MOAA.

Julie McGunegle, Owner, is pleased to have our Chapter as a regular client and looks forward to hosting many great meeting events for us.

Be sure to stop in and patronize the Coffee House on the Backstreet, as well as meet Julie and her staff.

Link: Visit on Facebook


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►     West Jefferson, NC


Link: Go to the town of West Jefferson web page


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►     Jefferson Post

Link: Go to the Jefferson Post web page


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►     Ashe Mountain Times

Link: Go to the Mountain Times web page


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►     Ashe County Beekeeping Association (ACBA)

Link: Click here to open the Association's Facebook page...


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Miscellaneous       Links to all kinds of things!

►     The First Air Force One

YouTube Video

* This is an interesting video on YouTube that details the history and current status of the first plane in the U.S. Air Force to be designated as Air Force One

* At the end of the video is a request to extend the information about this historic plane on social media, etc. with the hope that it will find a permanent home in an appropriate museum and not be relegated to becoming scrap or harvested for spare parts. 

* Definately worthwhile to spend five minutes watching!


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►     LA Speed Story - SR-71 (Blackbird)

YouTube Video

* This is an interesting video on YouTube where SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul tells the famous story of the LA Speed Check across Arizona... 

* Definately a worthwhile and fun watch for a few minutes on the life and times of a pilot of the "Blackbird" spy plane!


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