Phone: (937) 225-4801
Fax: (937) 225-4854
4th Floor, East Medical Plaza
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Herbert Davis, Executive Director
2016 October Commission meetings:
October 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. - Special Meeting
October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., special meeting at 12:00 noon
at 627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., 4th Floor East Medical Plaza, Dayton 45417
REMEMBERING GRENADA AND LEBANON ON OCTOBER 23 AND 25:
October 25, 2016 marks the 33rd anniversary of the U.S. Intervention in Grenada. This military deployment during the Cold War was the premise of the 1986 Clint Eastwood film, Heartbreak Ridge, and was codenamed Urgent Fury. This intervention was a milestone in the Caribbean island's history. October 23 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Beirut Lebanon barrack bombings which killed 241 U.S. military personnel. Fifty-eight French military personnel were also lost in these bombings.
The Final Salute Society ensures that no veteran is ever buried alone. Final Salute Society members stand a silent vigil at funerals for veterans who have no next of kin present to receive a final salute to honor their service to our nation.
Veterans Treatment Court
The Honorable Dennis J. Adkins founded Montgomery County’s first Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) and presided over its initial session on November 20, 2013. This court is a voluntary program that includes regular court appearances before a designated VTC judge and a treatment plan specifically designed for each veteran. Treatment is provided through the combined efforts of the Montgomery County VTC Judge, the Probation Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other community agencies.
Most veterans are familiar with the term “battle buddy,” a fellow service member who helps another, in and out of combat. Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court is looking for “battle buddies” in the form of mentors for former service men and women who have become involved with the criminal justice system. Any current or honorably discharged service member can become a mentor for Veterans Treatment Court.
Read more about Veterans Treatment Court: http://www.montcourt.org/news.php?articleid=69
Watch the Veterans Treatment Court VIDEO
NOTICE: E-Mail Scam
If you have received an e-mail from a non-VA email account asking to click a link to confirm your interest in a secure exchange of medical records, it is a scam.
This is to inform you of several reports that Veterans have received an email from a non-VA email account, requesting that they click a link to confirm their interest in a secure exchange of medical records. These emails are NOT being generated by VA or My HealtheVet. The message is designed to look like it came from My HealtheVet so that the Veteran will be tricked into clicking the link. VHA Security teams are aware of this issue and are working to inform Veterans and law enforcement about these events.
- Contact Naomi Cayson, My HealtheVet Coordinator at (937) 268-6511, Ext. 1114 or Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inform the Veteran to NOT open the message, but NOT delete it until VA has a copy with the embedded links in the message
- If a Veteran or a family member reports that they clicked on the link of a “bogus” email, it is recommended they update and run their anti-virus, anti-Malware, anti-spyware program and change their passwords.
VA Health Study on Vietnam Veterans
Between now and the end of 2016 the VA will be conducting a health study of Vietnam Veterans including Blue Water veterans.This will help them get a clearer picture of the percentage and number of Blue Water Vets that are sick from Agent Organge-related diseases. Please complete your questionnaire and return it as soon as possible.