Monday, October 28, 2013

please injoy these pictures

Picture of three boys:
David Meisner, Scott Keirn, Humberto Salguero
From Oasis Chapter of DeMolay Presenting their book with the 1076 ad in it.
Picture of President Keirn accepting book from the Master Councilor (Scott Keirn) of Oasis Chapter.


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VVA1076 NLOCT 2013

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In This Issue October 25, 2013

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month.

Betty Mekdeci on Agent Orange and Our Children

VA Claims Backlog at 400,000, Untouched for 4 Months

VA Study to Compare PTSD Treatments

October 26 Is National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

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Special Notice:
If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, press 1, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.

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October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

Take Action: Sign the Petition

Sign The Petition - Agent Orange

We want you to join us in raising public awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange on the children of Vietnam veterans. There is power in numbers. The more signatures we receive, the more our voices will be heard. 

Signing this petition will help thousands who are in dire need of specific medical treatment related to Agent Orange exposure. Be a supporter and sign the petition on behalf of all veterans.

Sign today at:

Betty Mekdeci on Agent Orange and Our Children

Betty Mekdeci Speaks to AVVA

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Betty Mekdeci is the co-founder and executive director of Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. Visit to learn more about the National Birth Defects Registry and what it is doing to help victims of Agent Orange find answers.

As Reported on the Newsmax Website

VA Claims Backlog at 400,000, Untouched for 4 Months

Dept. of Veteran Affairs

According to an article by Lisa Furgison, posted on the October 22 Newsmaxwebsite, more than 400,000 claims from our nation’s veterans have been left untouched for four months in VA offices. 

Read complete story here

VA Study

VA Study to Compare PTSD Treatments

PTSD Study

According to an October 24 article by VA staff writer Tom Cramer, VA is preparing to launch a $17 million study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. “Our primary goal is to compare the treatments,” said Dr. Paula Schnurr, the study’s lead investigator. “But we’ll also examine which treatments are best for different types of patients; for example, women versus men.” Schnurr is deputy executive director of VA’s National Center for PTSD and a research professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

See more at:  PTSD: Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

October 26 Is National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined. The same study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.  During the Drug Enforcement Agency’s take-back day in April 2013, more than 371 tons of unneeded prescription medications were collected at more than 5,800 locations. The last six take-back days have collected and removed from circulation more than 2.8 million pounds of prescription medications. 

For more information, contact your local law enforcement agency or click to find a collection site near you

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

First bolg of new site

This is our first blog come back often to see what VVA Chapter 1076 Henderson is up too
This is just a test site will have more if the site is  approved