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[The Official] VETS Lounge/Resource Center [UPDATED 11-9

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27th October 2012, 08:46 AM   |  #1  
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I created this thread as a way to thank our VETS who are, or have served in a war. (any war). Please show your gratitude here. VETS are also welcome to introduce themselves, and share their stories. ALL military persons are welcome here! Share your stories and have fun. :thumbup: Hooo-Rahh!!

Rules: There is only one rule...Be Respectful. Do not engage in political views, personal debates, or share your opinions about the war, or what our VETS are doing, or have done. This thread is strictly for VETS to introduce themselves, share their stories, and for civilians to show their support and gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication for our country. This rule will be strictly enforced, so please be mindful of this when posting. Thank You.

I'll start...

While I'm not a VET myself, I volunteer for the US Department of Veteran's Affairs as an activities coordinator, where I create activities and companionship for WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm VETS. Most of them are elderly, and facing mortality, suffering from moderate to severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Most of them are lonely, so I create activities that cater to their specific wants and needs, which in turn stimulates happiness, and an improved quality of life in their latter years. My wife also works there as a Medical Support Assistant, where she works in the urgent care dept. assisting VETS by addressing health issues, and providing them with the care they so desperately need. We both are very proud of what we do, because it's our way of giving back to those who have lost so much...

"Semper Fidelis"
"This We'll Defend"
"Uno Ab Alto"
"Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win"
"Non Sibi Sed Patriae"
"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"
"Always Ready; Always There"
"Semper Paratus"
"Sua Sponte"

Veterans Crisis Line: (800)-273-8255

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/

Outreach Support Groups for VETS: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/...ort_groups.asp

http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org/?mobile=1

Survivors of Fallen VETS Support Group: http://m.nrd.gov/family_and_caregive..._organizations

Disabled Veteran's National Foundation: http://www.dvnf.org/?nomobile=1

Suffering from PTSD? Download this free app for Android. PTSD Coach is a mobile app for managing PTSD.
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/ptsdcoach.asp



It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Adapt and Overcome!

Freedom is never Free...

UPDATE: I have decided to alao make this thread a resource center. I will regularly add info such as resources, hotlines, outreach, and anything the VETS need. All feedback is welcome, and I will gladly add anything you all feel should be here.



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27th October 2012, 08:54 AM   |  #2  
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As an OIF VET (07-08) I approve of this thread.

I got out as a Sgt in the Marine Corps. Thanks for the support you are showing the troops PeartFan.
27th October 2012, 08:59 AM   |  #3  
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VERY good thread idea Peart. I live close to Camp Pendelton Marine Base, and I see our service men and women every day. Each and every one of them deserves a nod. Past and present service members equal.
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Originally Posted by StormMcCloud

As an OIF VET (07-08) I approve of this thread.

I got out as a Sgt in the Marine Corps. Thanks for the support you are showing the troops PeartFan.

Thank you for your sacrfice serving our country. :thumbup::beer: Freedom is never free.


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27th October 2012, 09:01 AM   |  #5  
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VERY good thread idea Peart. I live close to Camp Pendelton Marine Base, and I see our service men and women every day. Each and every one of them deserves a nod. Past and present service members equal.

Thanks Skinny. There's never enough we could do to thank them. Thanks for posting brother! :thumbup:


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27th October 2012, 09:03 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PeartFan40

Thanks Skinny. There's never enough we could do to thank them. Thanks for posting brother! :thumbup:


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One of my biggest regrets, but that's for another thread.

I praise our soldiers.

Good luck to this thread, I hope to see some posts here in the morning.
27th October 2012, 06:32 PM   |  #7  
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To the top. I want people to see this.


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27th October 2012, 08:13 PM   |  #8  
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Former Marine SGT. servedmy tour of duty as a reservist dployed to Iraq in 2007-2008. all in all it was an awesome experience. Deployed with some very amazing people. Everyone i left with came home happy and healthy. I understand some others are not as lucky and my heart goes out to them and thier families.

One thing i have never asked for and never will ask for is a thank you. But to anyone feeling as if they need to do so, i will tell you it was a pleasure and if things in my life hadnt changed significantly for me after my return home I would still be humbly serving our nation.


Semper Fi

Yeah its a Marine thing but its also a life thing.

Also another note. I was a weather observer a profession which is now phased out. Now they only have weather forcasters and I was an air wing Marine on Al Asad air base. So my experiences may vary greatly from the larger group of my brothers and sisters who also served.
28th October 2012, 01:58 AM   |  #9  
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ODS Vet here.

Hats off to all of the other vets here and the OP!!

The war I was in was nothing compared to what other vets have endured.
28th October 2012, 02:09 AM   |  #10  
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Pshh... Marines... sorry but it's all about the Navy! Lol. USS Russell DDG-59 in the good ole Pineapple Navy. Pearl Harbor

(The Marines comment is a joke people just in case it offends anyone.)

if you're using a D2VZW and are on an AOSP ROM. disable HW overlays in dev options and stop clogging threads about your screen flickers.

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