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Benefits Counselor: Big Island: Hilo and Kona
Hilo: Hilo Federal Building, Suite 327, 154 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
Kona: Kona Vet Center, Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207, 73-4976 Kamanu St, Kona HI 96740
Event: Hilo: A VA Benefits Counselor is permanently stationed at the Hilo VA Office. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm HST with last customer seen at 3:30pm, except every first and third Wednesday of each month when the Counselor is scheduled to be in Kona. The Benefits Counselor will be available to answer VA Non-Healthcare related benefit questions and assist with the claims process.
Event: Kona: Effective November 20, 2018, the Hilo Office VA Benefits Counselor will be at the Kona Vet Center every first and third Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 2:00 pm HST, with the last customer seen no later than 1:30pm. The Benefits Counselor will be available to answer VA Non-Healthcare related benefit questions and assist with the claims process. Customers will be seen on a first come basis.
Hosted by: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Director Jennifer Gutowski and VA National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific "Punchbowl" Director Jim Horton
Date and Times: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm HST
Location: Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA Gateway), 73-4485 Kahilihili St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Event: To share information, resources, hear feedback from customers and to answer questions on VA healthcare and memorial affairs. A VA benefits counselor will be available to answer questions regarding VA Compensation and Pension benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Loan Guaranty, Education, and Burial and Survivor benefits, and assist with the claim process.
Expected Participants: Veterans, their families and survivors, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans.
Dozens of Santa Fe quilters stitch for 60 - 100 hours making quilts for New Mexico's Veterans. So far, the state chapter of Quilts of Valor has made 475 quilts.
Soldiers can now earn free journeyman certificates for doing their everyday jobs. This is part of the Army's initiative to help soldiers when they transition to civilian careers.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Air Medals to four Swedish air force pilots in recognition of their decisive actions during a once-classified encounter with a crippled SR-71 Blackbird during the Cold War.
US Army Veteran Jonathan Tilk has received a Purple Heart medal for being wounded while serving in Iraq. An Army paperwork problem delayed the award for nine years.
On episode #120 of VA's Borne the Battle podcast, meet Liz Rotenberry. She is a military caregiver, and the Coordinator for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Community Program.
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