RockVets Newsletter
December  2023
Volume XV  Issue 12

   Website:                        Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988, then Press 1
Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year to our Veteran Community!

Once again, we are grateful for your service to our country, no matter where or when you wore the uniform of this nation. Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  We truly appreciate all you have sacrificed, and all you continue to do for our community!

Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events:

Thursday, December 7th, 2023:   Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333, monthly meeting. Board meets at 6:30 p.m. General membership meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion, Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970.
Meeting is also available through Zoom link --
Topic: Ray Furlong's Zoom Meeting
 Time: December 7th, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Join Zoom Meeting:

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Thursday, December 7th, 2023: Village of Suffern Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Suffern Village Hall Auditorium, 61 Washington Avenue.  For further information, contact Suffern Recreation at 845-357-7943 or email:

Saturday, December 9th, 2023: Camp Shanks Museum (2023) – Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11 am – 3 pm Camp Shanks Museum commemorates the largest World War II embarkation camp on America’s East Coast. Camp Shanks is located at 20 Greenbush Road in Orangeburg (behind the Orangetown Building Department).  For further information contact John Gray, Museum Director 845-304-6809 or

Wednesday, December 13th and Saturday, December 16th, 2023:  Orange County Veterans Services Agency - Wreaths Across America, December 13th and 16th. The Orange County Veterans Services Agency, in tandem with the OC 'Nam Knights, are once again putting together the Wreaths Across America delivery escort in Goshen and placement of wreaths ceremony at the Orange County Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY in two phases: First is the escort of the delivery truck through Goshen to the Cemetery on Wednesday, December 13th. Staging for motorcycles begins at 9:00am at the Dikeman Firehouse on Dikeman drive in Goshen - kickstands up at 10:00am. In addition to the motorcycles, the escort consists of emergency services from across the county and also special guests from Gold Star & Blue Star families, Purple Heart recipients and hopefully representation from each branch of service. This is a big day in Goshen and the streets will be lined with people waiving flags and cheering us on. Once the escort reaches the cemetery, the truck is offloaded of nearly 4,000 wreaths to be placed around the Cemetery by volunteers including JRTOC and other youth groups. The truck is also available for photo ops. Even if people cannot partake in the escort, they are more than welcome to join folks along the streets (especially near Main street & Erie street) to welcome the delivery. If any riders or riding affiliates would like to be part of the escort mission, please have your group leader contact John Richichi of the 'Nam Knights at

Second is the ceremony at noon on Saturday, December 15th at the Cemetery. This a big event: If the weather is good this day, there will be well over 1,000 attendees. To get a better understanding, check out the YouTube video created by Healey Brothers, a huge sponsor of these two events:   Motorcycles that day will be optional. Any questions on the event in general, reach out to David Andryshak, Superintendent, Orange County Memorial Veterans Cemetery, at or office number, 1.845.291.2470.

Thursday, December 14th, 2023: The Rockland County Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program invites you to our VETERAN HOLIDAY PARTY on December 14, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Haverstraw Elks located at 877 Elks Dr, Haverstraw, NY 10927. The evening will include a  Cocktail Hour where beer and wine will be provided as well as Dinner and Live Music. Open to Rockland County Veterans and a guest only.  
Registration is required No Later Than December 7th.   
To Register:  email Izzy Quintana at or call cell phone number 845-587-6497.  
Ismael (Izzy) Quintana, Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program, Rockland County (Vet to Vet)
Cell: (845) 587-6497

4th Monday of each month:  From 9:30 to 10:30 am - "Thank You For Your Service" Radio Live : Mark Woods Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, is on the airwaves hosting a radio show on WRCR 1700 AM. The show will air once a month on the 4th Monday at 9:30 a.m. Veterans can call in and ask questions about Veterans issues. The call-in number is: 845-429-1700. Mark will discuss Veteran issues and events in and around Rockland County. Please tune in to the show on 4th Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. on WRCR 1700 AM radio or access the show live on WRCR's website:
You can also access previously recorded episodes/podcasts on the following link: or .
For further information, get in touch with Mark Woods, Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services, Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, “Vet to Vet”   Email: / (Office) (845) 624-1366 ext 104 / Cell (845) 521-9440

Learn Ways to Relieve Your Pain
Treat Your Pain at VA
Learn about three ways to relieve your pain

Got aches? You’re not alone. Almost 70 percent of Veterans feel pain at some point or another. In fact, chronic pain is more common in Veterans than in the general population. Over the years, VA has found new ways to help with the pain. Below, we have 3 different treatments VA offers to help relieve your pain.

Try cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) is available to Veterans throughout the VA health care system. This treatment is known to be useful for managing chronic pain in Veterans. Veteran James Paton said, “I highly recommend cognitive behavioral therapy for any Veteran experiencing pain. You can change your perspective with relationships and then with your own perception of who you are while dealing with chronic pain.”
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Learn accupressure self-care over video
Many Veterans use acupuncture and acupressure to support their relief. These and other integrative treatments are available through VA Video Connect. VA providers will show you self-care through acupressure, exercise, coaching, and other well-being approaches. One Veteran said, “Doing acupressure decreased my pain overall, and I feel a lot better. It makes you feel better and happier because you’re not in pain. So, your mood is different.”

Watch this video to learn an acupressure self-care routine for low back pain:

Or try these videos to learn acupressure self-care for neck pain or headaches.
For neck pain:

For headaches:

Treat pain with VA’s Whole Health
Whole Health combines standard medicine and integrative health with personalized planning, self-care approaches, and more. Veteran TaTanisha Randell said, “I was doing a lot of yoga and meditation, and Whole Health was integral in dealing with the aches and pains, which helped me lose weight and feel healthier overall.”

It's important to remember that not all treatments are available at every VA facility. Talk to your doctor using Secure Messaging to figure out what’s best for you.
Link to sending Secure Messaging:

Vietnam Veterans Chapter #333 Monthly Meeting

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333 -- monthly meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month, at Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970. The Board will meet at their usual time of 6:30 p.m. with full membership meeting to start promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Veterans from all eras are welcome.

VVA 333 will hold their usual monthly meeting on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.  The Chapter welcomes current, former and prospective VVA members to attend.  
The meetings are held at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York starting at 7:30 p.m.  For further information, contact VVA #333 President, Ray Furlong via email:

Upcoming November meeting -- Topic: Ray Furlong's Zoom Meeting
December 7th, 2023 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting
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And check out VVA #333 website created and maintained by Debby Frank.  Here is a link to lots of great information such as:  V.A. Info, Officers and Past Presidents, Fallen Heroes, Our Members Then, Members in Action, Veteran of The Year, RockVets Newsletters, Watchfires, Pig Roast. Then, under the Column "MORE" on the upper far right side, Momentos at The Wall, Handcycles Program, 529 Educational Program, Merchandise, Jerry Donnellan -- Founder of Chapter 333, Scholarships, Applications, Gene Sullivan Service Award, VVA National Convention, 30th Anniversary of Chapter 333, Street dedication ceremony for one of Rockland's KIAs, James Margro, and so on.   Much thanks to Debby Frank for maintaining the website.  

Also, for those who have not done so yet, please send a picture of yourself in uniform so Debby can add it to the VVA website.  Send photos to
The VVA #333 website address is:

Joseph P. Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

Vet-to-Vet:   Special Events

Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

MEDITATION - Weekly - (M, W & F) - 9-9:30 am. Class elicits deep relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety with experienced Instructor Brett Cotter (Stress is Gone Founder and Author of 3 Keys To Managing PTSD). Online virtual event you can experience via Zoom. Meeting ID 983 8404 0455; Passcode: join or Click here for link:

VETERANS WALKING CLUB - Weekly - (Wednesdays) - 9:30 am at PALISADES CENTER. Meet in front of BRIDGES, 2nd Floor, next door to Autobahn Indoor Speedway. We will walk between 45 minutes to an hour. Join a fast pace group, slow pace group or walk at your own pace for however long you want. The mall offers us a comfortable indoor venue regardless of the weather outdoors where we can gather together in camaraderie and get some fitness and exercise while we get walking !

GENTLE YOGA - Weekly - (Wednesdays & Fridays) - 7-8 pm & again on (Sundays) 10-11:15 am. Virtual session via Zoom. Yoga is extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health. Instructor Mira Stangl is a 500 hour Yoga-Alliance Certified Teacher With Extensive Training in PTSD and Restorative Yoga. If interested in attending email Then you'll be registered to get invitations to each session.

QIGONG - Weekly - (Thursdays) from 9-10 am. (Ancient Chinese Exercise). Gentle meditative exercises based on the cultivation and refinement of Universal Life Energy known as Qi. Practicing this exercise reduces pain, stress and anxiety, improves physical fitness and improves immune function and vitality. Instructor Norman Galinsky, MFA has over 36 years experience in the art.  If interested in attending or have questions, contact Izzy Quintana at email:  mailto:

Free Writing, Art Workshops for Veterans and Caregivers

Free Writing, Art Workshops for Veterans and Caregivers

Veterans and their caregivers can find free online workshops led by professional artists through Community Building Art Works.  

To Register for a Workshop, visit their Events Page:

Community Building Art Works (CBAW) is a Veteran service organization that builds healthy and connected communities through free online workshops led by professional artists. Veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding and support. Our mission is to make sure that no Veteran bears the burden of service alone. In partnership with Blue Star Families, CBAW offers writing workshops two Thursdays a month. Visit our website for a full up-to-date schedule.   For further information, visit their website:

Workshops for All Military + Veterans
Twice-monthly workshops for veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers offered in conjunction with our partners at Blue Star Families. Other partnerships include The Steven A. Cohen Clinic at Easterseals and The Up Center, Modern Military Association of America & more. Participants come from all over the country.
Workshops for Women & Non-Binary Military + Veterans
More Than One Story: a monthly program for women and non-binary military (Active Duty and Veterans), uses live, interactive online art and creative writing workshops held over several weeks to create a “Virtual Community Center” where women and non-binary military members can gather and experience belonging in a healthy, safe, and connected environment. This program is partially funded by the SSG Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program through the VA.
Community Art & Writing for Everyone
Weekly art and writing workshops that bring together military and civilian community members from all over the country to learn and connect.
Workplace Programs
Monthly or quarterly workshops for veterans, reservists, and military family members offered with corporate partners. These workshops provide a safe space for reflection, connection across difference, and self-expression. Participants come from all over the country.
Amplified Programs
Over several meetings, participants co-create a performance/exhibition of original work including film, music, poetry, and visual art to be shared with an audience in a public performance that builds connection and challenges narratives.

Read further:

The power of art making in healing
Art making is a powerful means of promoting mental health among Veterans and their caregivers. It encourages creativity and self-expression, offering an escape from the stressors of caregiving and the trauma of military service.

Engaging in various forms of art—such as painting, sculpture or music—can serve as a non-verbal way to process their experiences and emotions. Art can provide a sense of achievement and self-worth, helping caregivers regain confidence and control over their lives.

Art making in community with others can also be an effective tool for relieving caregiver stress and enhancing their overall well-being. Community Building Art Works hosts a weekly visual arts workshop every Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST.  In the workshop, military family members and Veteran caregivers can reduce feelings of isolation and connect with others through shared creative experiences. Workshops like this can be a form of self-care, providing respite from the constant demands of caregiving.

By embracing these creative outlets and nurturing a sense of community, we can help Veterans and caregivers not only survive their challenging roles but also thrive in them, ultimately promoting better mental health for all involved.
Emergency Medical Care Coverage
Emergency Medical Care Coverage: What to know if you get care outside of VA
If you have a medical emergency, don’t hesitate to get care immediately. VA may still offer coverage if you go to a non-VA emergency department. Here’s what you should know.

What to know if you get care outside of VA
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, you shouldn’t hesitate to get emergency care. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room quickly. A medical emergency is an injury, illness, or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health is in danger.

Some Veterans live far away from a VA emergency room and need to get care quickly.   If you go to a non-VA emergency department for care, VA may still offer coverage.

Notifying VA is necessary for getting coverage and sharing important medical updates. We have the information you need to make it happen.

Notify VA as soon as possible

During a medical or mental health emergency, we encourage you to seek immediate medical attention right away. You don’t need to check with VA before calling 911 or going to an emergency department. But it’s important that the facility treating you notifies VA within 72 hours.

Promptly notifying VA allows them to coordinate care or transfer to a VA medical facility, if necessary. It helps VA check if the requirements for them to pay for the care are met and may impact a Veteran’s eligibility for coverage.

Payment by VA is limited to the time of stabilization, except when:
  1. VA is contacted upon stabilization but can’t accept the transfer of the Veteran, and
  2. The community care facility made and documented reasonable attempts to transfer the Veteran to a VA or other facility.

How to notify VA
It’s best to ask your emergency care provider to report the treatment to VA’s Centralized Emergency Care Reporting Center as soon as possible. If you’re able, tell your care provider that you’re a Veteran. It’s a good idea to remind caregivers and other family who might be with you in an emergency that they should tell a care provider your Veteran status.

Your emergency care provider should report the treatment using the VA Emergency Care Reporting portal or by calling 844-724-7842.

Be prepared
If you live in an area where you may need to seek health care outside of VA, prepare before you go. Locate your closest emergency department so that you don’t have to worry about that during an emergency.

You can also plan by locating your nearest urgent care facility. Urgent care is different from emergency care. Urgent care services are for less than life-threatening illnesses or injuries, like strep throat or pink eye. Save yourself time later by keeping a handy list of the urgent care clinics closest to you. Find out in advance which ones are in-network with VA.

Remember: If you’re seeking emergency services, you don’t need to check with VA before calling 911 or going to an emergency room. Getting care when you need it is the priority.

My HealtheVet Emergency Information
Be sure to keep your emergency contact information up to date in My HealtheVet. Log a name, contact method, and phone number for people who should be contacted in case of emergency. This tool is for your records only—your VA health care team won’t see it unless you share it with them.  For further information, view this link:

VA Podcast Network
Welcome to the VA Podcast Network
Learning new things while staying entertained has never been easier for America’s Veterans. The VA Podcasts Network offers a diverse selection of top-quality podcasts made with a Veteran community in mind.

Each podcast specializes on a different topic and covers gripping content that no Veteran should want to miss out on. Just click on the podcasts and listen to the wealth of knowledge that awaits to be heard.  This week's podcast is Borne the Battle #284: Empowering Veterans with the VA Health and Benefits App.   On this week's episode of Borne the Battle, host Pablo Meza spoke with Rachel Han from VA's mobile app team, who shared how VA is using apps as a digital bridge connecting Veterans to VA's benefits and services.

For more Borne the Battle episodes, as well as a variety of other Veteran-related Podcasts, view this link:

Another great site for information of interest to veterans is #SITREP.  Access videos on YouTube at this link:

And don't forget Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Podcasts:   Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service is a monthly podcast focusing on Veteran issues in and around Rockland County NY and beyond. Each episode will focus on different veteran issues, have special guests, and call-in questions. The show airs live on the 4th Monday of every month at 9:30 EST on 1700 AM WRCR radio. It is also available live via the WRCR website and Spotify.  To access previous and current podcasts, view this link:
Faces of Freedom -- Those Who Defend Our Country

Faces of Freedom -- Oral Histories and Portraits of the Men and Women that Defend Our Country

I never served in the military, and I never had to make the sacrifices US military veterans have made. I decided I wanted to do something to show my gratitude to our veterans and I began my project which I call Faces of Freedom.

The project consists of interviews and photographs. I meet with veterans, record their personal history, and take their photo. I print the photo in black and white, frame it and present it to each veteran at no charge. The interview covers each veteran’s life before, during and after their time in the service. Each veteran has the opportunity to make any changes to their bio before it is finalized. I make no money from this project and the photos are free to each veteran.

Currently these photos and bios appear on my website They also appear on my Facebook page and the photos and stories of the WWII veterans have been sent to the National WWII Museum for their archives. There are currently 80 interviews and photos on the website. I hope to make this into an exhibit for universities, high schools, community centers, libraries, etc. to help increase awareness of the 3% of the population who is doing the heavy lifting so the rest of us can enjoy all that this country has to offer.

Every veteran has a story. Some stories are about combat, some are about funny memories, some stories are sad, and some are about things accomplished after their military service.   All are about service to country and making sacrifices.

You have a story and I want to tell it to the rest of the people in the United States. Let’s pick a date and get together to record your history and tell it to our fellow citizens.

Walter Schuppe
Avon, CT
Phone:  (860) 558-1072

Book Proceeds Benefit Disabled Veterans
Please check out Vietnam veteran Roy Tschudy's book, "Endless." Roy is a past President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #333, and writes about a variety of experiences that our Vietnam vets encountered.  As with all good books, be prepared to experience a lot of emotions with this: you will be intrigued, angry, surprised, maybe shed a tear or two, and laugh out loud at some of the shenanigans in this enjoyable tale of fact, fiction and myth. All proceeds of "Endless" go to help veterans. The book is available in paperback or Kindle edition from Amazon:
"Endless" is the second book authored by Roy Tschudy. His first book also had great reviews.
"Up Close and Personal" is available through Amazon as well.  
Employment Opportunities

The VetsinTech Employer Meetup:  Free Virtual Career Opportunities:  Join VetsinTech to discuss Tech Career Opportunities! We will be providing Mentors, Hiring Managers, and Recruiters from Adobe, Amazon, Comcast, Fisrv, Genentech, Google, Juniper Networks, Meta, NetApp, Palo Alto Networks, SAP, Uber, Walgreens and others from VetsinTech Employer Coalition for a unique experience with VetsinTech.
What: VetsinTech Virtual Employer Meetup
When: Wed, 12/7/2023 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 EST (2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Where: Hopin - View Event.

Who: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses of all experience levels are welcome.
5:00 pm: Welcome
5:10 pm: Employers give 1 min pitch regarding their hiring, open jobs/skills needed
5:30 pm: Panel Discussion: LinkedIn Best Practices
6:00 pm: Santa Raffle Prize Drawing
6:15 pm: Breakout rooms (Employer Coalition Partners)
6:45 pm: Event adjourns

VA Hudson Valley is hiring and enrolling!  
Our Veterans deserve the best and we need your help to deliver that care for them. Please share with your networks!
Hiring: We currently have 100+ job vacancies posted on our USAJOBS page, available USAJOBS - Search
These include clinical and non-clinical roles at our campuses in Montrose and Castle Point, as well many of our 7 clinics throughout the Hudson Valley. Applicants can review the great VA benefits we offer, to include, compensation, leave flexibilities, student loan forgiveness, health care benefits and retirement benefits.

Some of the jobs we need filled urgently are:
  • Nurse, including all Specialties – Montrose Campus
  • Medical Support Assistant - Montrose and Castle Point locations
  • AC Mechanic – Castle Point Campus

Always accepting applications for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nurse Assistant.   VA wants to hear from you! If you have questions about any of the above positions, please contact or call 503-307-0193.  
For further information, contact Timothy J McGuigan, MS
, HR Senior Consultant, VA Hudson Valley HCS -- (503) 307 0193.

The Department of Civil Service:  The following examination announcements have been updated and added to our public website.  When filing your online application, please be advised that technical assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please be advised that you will need a personal ID to apply for Department of Civil Service examinations. If you do not have a personal ID, please create an account.  Here are some of the employment opportunity examinations coming up -- please view this link for further description of each position:

Continuous Recruitment Examinations
The Department also accepts applications for most continuous recruitment examinations on an ongoing basis, with no application deadline.
  • Continuous Recruitment Examinations -

HELP Program – No Examinations Required
The Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Program temporarily removes the civil service exam requirement for more than 100 direct care, health and human services titles across State agencies for a 12-month period. To be eligible for jobs in the HELP program, candidates must meet the jobs’ minimum qualifications and any other conditions of employment. Candidates should visit the HELP Jobs Portal and use the candidate portal to apply for jobs in the HELP program.  
Check out HELP Jobs Portal here:

Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Resources for Veterans
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

FedEx Independent Service Provider
FedEx is looking to hire full time and part time drivers to deliver and pickup packages from Blauvelt, NY. Full time schedule is Monday – Friday and part time schedule has weekend positions available. Must be over 21 years old, have a clean drivers license, and be able to pass physical and drug tests. Background checks are also required. Salary for full time starts at $700 per week. Please contact 201-724-7781 to see if you qualify.

Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction of the Veterans Administration:
The link below lists current positions have been announced for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction (OALC). This is not a complete listing of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vacancies and may not include all positions announced for OALC. You may access VA recruitment information on the VA Jobs site at this link:
If you wish copies of announcements listed below, please contact the individual identified in the specific announcement.  Here is the link to the OALC Job Listings:

Montefiore-Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York 10960
See link for full listing and information about career opportunities at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York.  Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.  See this link for available employment -

Rockland County Employment Information:
Here is a link to current job openings available in Rockland County

Rockland County Veterans' Credits:

New York City Civil Service Jobs, Tests, and Results as listed in The Chief:

MTA Metro-North Railroad has ongoing employment opportunities:
To apply for current jobs with the MTA, please go to the MTA Employment Portal at:

NYC Green Book Online: The Green Book is the official directory of the City of New York.  An indispensable reference guide for anyone living or working in New York City. Includes detailed listings of agencies. Website:
Rockland County Marine Corps League

Rockland County Marine Corps League regularly receives donations of handicap assistance equipment for disabled veterans from people who want to help. The donated equipment is available for free to military veterans and their families. The items include the following:

  • Motorized Wheelchairs
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Oxygen Generator
  • Walkers
  • Bath Chairs
  • Transfer Benches
  • Braces
  • Crutches
  • Canes

If you have need of any of this equipment, contact the folks at the Rockland County Marine Corps League - 845-323-8774.
RockVets Monthly Newsletter

RockVets is an Outreach program of New York Vets, Inc.,  a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization established in 1992, to advocate for those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military, no matter where or when they served.

The volunteers at New York Vets / RockVets publish this monthly e-newsletter.  We welcome your thoughts, questions, and feedback. E-mail:

We are not affiliated with any government agency such as the Veterans Administration, Rockland County Government, nor the Veterans Service Agency of Rockland.

Each month, our newsletter reaches more than 1800 local veterans or those who care about veterans' interests.  Please use this forum to let veterans know of any information, resources, links or events they might enjoy. Send information to or send us a note through our website:  Thank you for passing this newsletter along to other veterans.  

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