Project Welcome Home and the
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Park
an excerpt from the Museum of Flight website, http://www.museumofflight.org/Explore-The-Museum/Vietnam-Commemorative-Park :
“This veteran warbird is being restored to its former glory and will have a new home in a place of honor on the Museum’s campus at Boeing Field.”
“…where visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.”
“Project Welcome Home is proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration”
To learn more about this project honoring those who served in the Vietnam Air War, view photos, to sign up for their project newsletter, to learn how you can help or be a part of it, Click here.
You Tube Video
The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration has a "You Tube" video, less than five minutes, narrated by Sam Elliott To vies it, click here .
Affordable Care Act and VA Healthcare
As the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") takes effect, many of us have questions about how it will affect our VA healthcare benefits. The VA has a webpage describing how VA healthcare and the "ACA" work. Click here to read more.
Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration
A multi-year commemoration of the Vietnam War is underway. Click here for details.
WDVA Newsletter:"Veteran Voices"
The WDVA publishes a bi-monthly newsletter about veteran happenings and benefit updates, edited by Gary Lott. You can access the current issue, or select a previous issue from the index on the Publications page of the WDVA website or click here. You can also sign up to receive these by e-mail.
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)
VA healthcare and CHAMPVA enrollees are now eligible to purchase dental insurance plans from MetLife and Delta Dental. Click here to visit the dental information page on the VA website.
Multi-Service Veterans Housing Project named for Bill Wood
from the MSC website: “A small focus group comprised of veterans (and some current duty service members) recently selected William J. Wood Veterans House as the name of the Multi-Service Center’s Veterans Housing Project being built on Pacific Highway near Dash Point Road in Federal Way.” Please CLICK HERE to visit their website and read more.
To read the Federal Way Mirror article, CLICK HERE.
At a recent VAAC TH mtg., WDVA quoted the sad statistic of 233 Veteran suicides statewide in 2015.
Outreach And Resource Services for Women Vets
A local organization, OARS has successfully served over 1200 clients to date. Serving women veterans, they provide services ranging from guidance during the vet's military to civilian transition, to assistance in filing VA claims. To learn more about OARS, please click here to visit their website.
Asbestos Related Diseases
Asbestos was used in building materials and as insulation for steam/hot water
generation and delivery systems in buildings, on vessels as insulatiuon and
composition materials, and on vehicles as insulation and, brake materials, as
well as other uses. Exposure to Asbestos fibers can cause certain health
issues. Click here to visit the VA webpage
addressing asbestos related diseases.