News Briefs: October 10, 2014

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News Briefs

News Briefs


Flu Season — U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks has initiated its 2014/2015 flu vaccination campaign plan. Beneficiaries enrolled at USAHC-SB Family Medicine and Pediatric clinics may now walk in to the clinic to receive the influenza vaccination there.

Family members can also receive the flu vaccine during any scheduled appointment.

Call the Flu Hotline at 433-1FLU (1358).

•Family Medicine Immunizations

Bldg. 682, first floor.

Monday, Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 1-2 p.m.

•Pediatrics Immunizations

Bldg. 680, first floor.

Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1-3 p.m.


CFC — There’s still time to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.

CFC has more than 150 national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year. Charities are broken down to make it easy to find the right match for your donations.

Defense Department employees nationwide have the opportunity to give through Dec. 15.

Visit CFC at


VA Town Halls — On Wednesday, Veterans Affairs announced that all VA health care and benefits facilities will continue to hold quarterly town halls to improve communication with, and hear directly from, veterans nationwide. This follows the recent completion of VA town halls held August-September.

Details of events at each location will be forthcoming from local facilities. Additionally, VA is looking to continue to improve the town hall notification process, making sure we have the benefit of extensive local input.

In addition to veterans and their families, the quarterly meetings are open to congressional stakeholders, veterans’ service organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners.


11 / Saturday


Living History Day — See history come to life at the Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Civil War re-enactments take place at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a K-9 demonstration at noon and 2 p.m., and a children’s sidewalk chalk contest at 2:30 p.m. Call 655-0438.




SNAP Benefits — The federally funded SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households. State agencies determine applicant eligibility and monthly benefits. For more details about SNAP and other Department of Human Services benefits, visit


SSVF — An additional $207 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families program grant awards will help an additional 70,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Call (877) 222-8387.


Platelets — The Tripler Blood Donor Center needs donations of platelets, which are essential to saving lives as a component of blood that helps to stop bleeding. Donors may watch TV or read while they’re donating. Call 433-6148 for details.



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  1. Lloyd Bardell says:

    The VA knows that a denial at the first level is mostly permanent without cause – it practices as an insurance company and denies any case, including covered cases, that it believes to be fraudulent – most cases that is. Once this happens there is almost no chance of obtaining benefits and for all practical purposes is a permanent de facto denial – even for those cases in error. There are only 65 or so BVA judges to handle appeals and about 50% of these appeals are sent into an endless remand cycle with the RO wherein the RO has been found to make errors in 75% of the cases so that the cycle is literally endless with no due process. Furthermore, it intentionally creates these backlogs – 1. quick denial of even covered claims forcing appeals with NOD – then one must wait for hearing with the BVA judge, then one must wait for the judge to review again – 3 years or more later, and then remand again because the VA RO has intentionally not fully complied with its response to the BVA again, again after several years of waiting time on behalf of the veteran and thus and so on. Why a 2 – step BVA process to begin with with only 65 judges? No other court like system does this. why can’t the judge make a decision within 30 days of the initial hearing? Why? – to create the backlog which serves both as a de facto denial and also to perpetuate the work of the VA employees through the endless and unaccountable circulation of paper at will and according to its own decision to ever get to a file – it may be decades.

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