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    Useful Veteran Websites

    Board of Veteran's Appeals
    CARES Commission
    CARES Draft National Plan
    Center for Minority Veterans
    Center for Veterans Enterprise
    Center for Women Veterans
    Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans
    Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc
    Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service
    Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03
    Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page
    Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
    Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
    Due Process
    Duty to Assist
    Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
    Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care
    Environmental Agents
    Environmental Agents M10
    Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility
    See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet
    Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005
    Forms and Records Request
    General Compensation Provisions
    Geriatrics and Extended Care
    Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG
    Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health
    Gulf War Subject Index
    Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As
    Homeless Veterans HSR&D Home
    Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams
    Ionizing Radiation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans
    VBA M10 for spouses and children
    M10 Part III Change 1
    M21-1 Table of Contents
    Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings
    Mental Health Program Guidelines
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers
    MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence
    My Health e Vet
    NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors
    National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings
    OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)
    Online VA Form 10-10EZ
    Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
    Peacetime Disability Compensation
    Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death
    Persian Gulf Registry
    This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005:
    Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers
    Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
    Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress
    Phase I PGR
    Phase II PGR
    Policy Manual Index
    Power of Attorney
    Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) Prosthetics Eligibility
    Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page Public Health/SARS Publications Manuals
    Publications and Reports
    Records Center and Vault Homepage
    Records Center and Vault Site Map
    Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002
    Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
    Research and Development
    Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance
    Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 r&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl
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    Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS target=_blank> ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=tex t&node=38: Title 38 Ã'§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4ââ'¬"SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart Aââ'¬"General Policy in Rating 1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=tex t&node=38:
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    VA Fact Sheet
    VA Health Care Eligibility
    VA Life Insurance Handbook ââ'¬" Chapter 3
    VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans
    VA MS Research
    VA National Hepatitis C Program
    VA Office of Research and Development
    VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War
    WRIISC-DC/ VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address
    Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service
    Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page
    Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
    VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals
    VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives
    VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page
    VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransââ'¬(tm) Health
    Vocational Rehabilitation
    Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence
    VONAPP online
    WARMS - 38 CFR Book C
    Wartime Disability Compensation
    War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey
    Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site
    What VA Social Workers Do
    WRIISC Patient Eligibility

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    Thanks Chuck!


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    Do these sites hold for widows of veterans or are there more locations for them? Have a Lady who is just starting down the path and she could use some help.
    Would appreciate any guidance.
    SEMPER FI !!
    Lee(AKA vmfn513)

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    Military Widow: A Survival Guide by Joanne M. Steen and M. Regina Asaro Mission: To blend the personal experience of military widowhood with the professional knowledge of grief and traumatic loss, and translate over ten years of collective lessons learned from military widows into a survival guide for the new military widow. This soon-to-be-published survival guide for widows of service personnel, a first-of-its-kind, tackles the unique and complex issues arising from the death of a spouse in the military. It speaks to loss in each of the service branches, across the span of rank and rates, and offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for dealing with this life-altering tragedy. The authors expertly blend personal experience with guidance from leading experts on grief and traumatic loss, and translate over ten years of lessons learned into an effective guide. Short, easy-to-read chapters provide realistic profiles of widows and their responses to loss and the complications generated in the unique world of the military, as well as insight on how to make difficult decisions and cope with everyday situations. Although written primarily for the widow, this book will also prove useful to other family members, friends, and military professionals. Joanne Steen, MS, NCC, is the widow of a naval aviator who was killed in the line of duty. A Rutgers engineer, Joanne has twenty years of engineering experience in the corporate and military sectors. The sudden and traumatic death of her husband was personally and professionally life changing for her. Six years after her husband’s death, Joanne returned to graduate school and received a master of science degree in counseling, with an emphasis in sudden death and traumatic grief. Now a nationally certified counselor, Joanne is also a certified strategic planner, crisis responder, instructor, and speaker on military loss. For her work with the Department of the Navy, Joanne was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. M. Regina Asaro, MS, RN, CT completed her nursing education over the course of eleven moves as a military wife. In 2003, she received her certification in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Regina has worked in-patient psychiatry at the National Institutes of Health and at Gorgas Army Hospital in Panama. She also served as director of crime victim assistance programs for victims of sexual assault and families of murder victims. As a crisis responder, Regina has worked on teams that responded to the bombing in Oklahoma City, the crash of Flight KAL801 on Guam, and in Tuzla, Bosnia, following the massacre of civilians in Srebrenica. She has presented many workshops on the impact of violent crime, grief, and traumatic loss. Customer Service , Naval Institute Press * 410-268-6110 / 800-233-8764 / MILITARY WIDOW: A Survival Guide: ·Is a first-of-its kind book that tackles the unique and complex issues arising from a military death. ·Is written primarily for the military widow, but also serves as an essential resource for family and friends, and the military personnel who support her. ·Provides practical strategies for surviving this life-changing loss. ·Presents easy-to-access information, combining realistic profiles of military widows, knowledge of military loss and the complications it generates, guidance from leading grief experts, and lessons learned from military widows over the past ten years. Contents: Life And Death In The Military The Ultimate Sacrifice Who is the military widow? Military Grief Is Complex Your life experiences Your husband’s life and death The unique culture of the military When Your Husband Dies Suddenly Types of death: anticipated vs. sudden Myths about grief Common grief responses to losing your husband Grief work Am I going crazy? Thoughts of suicide Deployment-delayed grief Disenfranchised grief The Unplanned Trip Through Living Hell The military takes care of its own Dealing with the kids Dumb things people say God issues Inappropriate advances Identity theft Difficult Decisions What not to do with the SGLI Where to live What to do with your wedding bands What to do with the “I love me” wall Everyday Coping Coping with significant dates Widow humor Staying healthy while grieving In-laws, ex-wives and stepchildren Dating again Growth after loss In case of emergency Appendix A: How You Can Help The Military Widow Appendix B: Resources Military Widow: A Survival Guide by Joanne M. Steen and M. Regina Asaro ISBN: 1-59114-835-9. Paperback. 208 pages. $19.95 Publication date: May 2006 Customer Service Naval Institute Press 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 Direct: 410-268-6110 / Toll-free: 800-233-8764 The book publishing arm of the U.S. Naval Institute since 1898, please visit online at

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    Great sites and very helpful!!! Thanks Chuck!!

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    WOW this is good stuff.

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    Thank you....You made my life alot easier...
    Semper Fi

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    S.Sgt. Thank you , and the next time I am up your way to the camp , I owe you a beer and you are welcome to our camp fire any time.

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