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THE AMERICAN VETERAN MAGAZINE ࣰࣱࣲ࣬ࣥࢽࣣࣩ࣯ࣦ࣬࣡ࣞࢽ࣢ࣱࣦࣦ࣡࣬࣫ࢽ ࣅ࣪ࣾएऀअࢽ࣏࣑࣍࣎ࣆࢽ

American Veterans THANK YOU for your service!

Distributed FREE at all VA facilities throughout South Florida


Toll Free Numbers for Contacting Department Name(s)

Toll Free Number(s)

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Burial Death Pension Dependency Indemnity Compensation Direct Deposit Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices Disability Compensation Disability Pension Education Home Loan Guaranty Medical Care Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

1-800-827-1000

Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits

1-877-294-6380

Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts)

1-800-827-0648

Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV) Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Spina Bifida Health Care Program

1-877-345-8179 (or) 1-888-820-1756

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) CHAMPVA In-House Treatment Initiative (CITI)

1-800-733-8387

Education (GI Bill)

1-888-442-4551

Health Care Benefits

1-877-222-8387

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Combat Call Center (877) WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)

(877) WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)

Life Insurance: Service members and/or Veterans Group Life Insurance Program All other VA Life Insurance Programs

1-800-419-1473 1-800-669-8477

Mammography Helpline

1-888-492-7844

Women Veterans Hotline

1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)

CHAMPVA Meds by Mail

1-888-385-0235 (or) 1-866-229-7389

Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation

1-800-749-8387

Status of Headstones and Markers

1-800-697-6947

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)

Dial 711

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CruiseOne® Vows That 25 Percent of Franchise System Will be Military Veterans and Military Spouses in 2014 Home-based Travel Franchise Renews Commitment to Military Veterans Reprinted

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With the New Year comes resolutions and CruiseOne®, the nation’s largest home-based and military-friendly franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, has resolved that in 2014 military veterans and active-duty military spouses will make up at least 25 percent of its franchise network by the end of the year, an increase of nearly 10 percent. “At CruiseOne we salute military veterans and their spouses and we acknowledge that military service experience translates well into small business ownership,” said Tim Courtney, vice president of franchise development and ambassador of veteran affairs for CruiseOne. “We find that strong leadership, discipline and trainability are several of the skills military veterans bring to business ownership, and these are also among the reasons they are some of the most successful franchise owners.” CruiseOne offers many military veteran incentive programs. Those who served in the U.S. armed forces receive a 20 percent discount off the franchise fee. To further increase support in this area, in 2014 CruiseOne is launching a new veteran employment program offering discounts for franchise owners who hire former members of the U.S. military or active-duty military spouses as associates. The first associate fee of $495 will be waived; any additional associates hired who are veterans or active-duty military spouses will be offered at half-price, a value of $248. In addition, for the past two years the company has hosted its annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest, which awards five deserving military veterans with a free CruiseOne franchise. Each year, the contest starts on Memorial Day and concludes in the fall, with a special ceremony featuring city and state government officials. “I am so honored to have won a CruiseOne travel franchise and I appreciate the commitment that CruiseOne makes to military veterans,” said Grant Springer, CruiseOne franchise owner, 2013 Operation Vetrepreneur winner and Army veteran. “As I continue to grow my business, I look forward to hiring other former members of the U.S. military as associates so they can experience the beneficial veteran employment opportunities that CruiseOne offers.” A member of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran initiative, CruiseOne proudly supports former members of the U.S. military and is consistently recognized by leading industry publications as a military-friendly franchise for its dedication to veteran employment. The company’s accolades include a number one ranking by Forbes in its “Top 10 Military Friendly Franchise” and inclusion on the “Top 100 Vet-Friendly Franchise” lists by Franchise Business Review and 1851, in addition to being named a “Top Franchise for Veterans” by Opportunity World. For the past four years, CruiseOne was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s Military Friendly Franchises® lists, which represents the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises that are doing the most to support former U.S. troops. If you are interested in a travel franchise opportunity and joining CruiseOne, please visit http://www.CruiseOneBiz.com or call 888-249-8235.

About CruiseOne® Celebrating 22 years in business with more than 825 home-based travel franchise owners, CruiseOne® is ranked in the top one percent of all franchises worldwide and is a member of the International Franchise Association. As part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise retailer, CruiseOne franchisees are able to offer their customers the lowest possible pricing on vacations with its 100 percent “Best Price and Satisfaction Guarantee.” CruiseOne has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line®, Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Carnival® Cruise Line. For more information on CruiseOne, visit http://www.CruiseOneBiz.com. Like CruiseOne on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CruiseOneFranchise, and follow us on Twitter at @CruiseOneBiz.

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TXT Messages Help Vets Quit with SmokefreeVET If you've ever tried to quit smoking, you know it is one of the hardest goals to accomplish. Studies show that a good support system is one of the keys to quitting. A new mobile text-messaging service from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can help by delivering smoking cessation support directly to your mobile phone.

Known as SmokefreeVET, the program sends participating Veterans text messages of encouragement, advice and tips to help you quit and stay quit. You will receive between one and five messages per day for up to eight weeks. And for those times when you need even more support, SmokefreeVET can help. Just text a keyword and the service will send you extra messages on-demand at any time. "Support is incredibly important for anyone trying to quit smoking," said Dana Christofferson, PhD, Presidential Management Fellow, Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs, Veterans Health Administration. "SmokefreeVET is like the bird on your shoulder saying, 'You can do this. Great job!'" VA developed the SmokefreeVET program in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which offers a similar texting program for quitting smoking. Since launching their program in 2011, NCI has helped more than 14,000 subscribers. With its Veteran-specific messages, SmokefreeVET aims to achieve similar results and reach as many Veterans as NCI's program. VA clinicians reviewed and approved all of the messages for the program. Messages were also reviewed with input from Veterans who have quit or hope to quit smoking.

Support When You Need It Once you sign-up, SmokefreeVET begins sending daily texts in the two weeks leading up to your quit date and for six weeks thereafter. Each message is carefully timed and selected to support your quitting progress. For example: SmokefreeVET: You are getting closer to the big day. It may help to cut back on the number of cigarettes you smoke. Give it a try. SmokefreeVET: Today is your quit day. The big day is here-you can do this! You are stronger than you think so stay positive. Are you ready? Reply: READY or NOT And when you need extra support, text "Urge", "Smoked" or "Stress" to 47848 and SmokefreeVET responds: SmokefreeVET: Don't let one slip be an excuse to give up. Try again. Figure out what triggered your slip and find ways to avoid it next time. "All of the messages are timed according to your quit date," said Christofferson. "There are more messages per day on quit day and during the first one or two weeks because that's when [smokers] need the most support and are likely to relapse." When the six weeks are done, SmokefreeVET follows up with text questions at one, three and six months to assess how you are doing. You can stop the message program at any time by texting "STOP." All the information you provide to SmokefreeVET is confidential. It is not shared with your health care team, nor is it entered into your electronic health record.

Plan your quitting success Different people need different resources to stop smoking. SmokefreeVET gives you another option. My HealtheVet can also help. Use My Goals under "Track Health" to plan your quit strategy and track your progress (registration is required – and it's free). VA also offers other resources to help you quit smoking. You have the best chance at success when you combine SmokefreeVET with smoking cessation medications and behavioral counseling from your health care provider. Talk to your VA health care team and ask about medications that can help curb your smoking urges. It may take several attempts to quit. Keep trying. Your health is worth it.

More smoking cessation resources: Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation – A step-by-step process for Veterans to use. Stay Quit Coach mobile app – From the VA National Center for PTSD Tobacco and Health resources – A large variety of resources shared by the VA Office of Public Health

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LADIES OF THE NIGHT By Barry C. Lefferts

They work in pairs, they work alone They stand on corners like a stone They walk the streets of every town Some wear jeans, some wear a gown They come in black, the come in white Those ladies, ladies of the night They approach you in different styles They say hello with different smiles Their offer is always the same Just buy a ticket to their game They’re looking for you to bite Those ladies, ladies of the night And when morning comes around They are nowhere to be found To their havens they all creep As they cry themselves to sleep Some have lovers of a kind Some have pimps that stay behind And they may call them dear and honey As they milk them of their money It’s a sad and lonely plight For those ladies, ladies of the night They grow old and they grow gray And then no one wants to pay So they drink and stay in bed Just waiting until they’re dead And no candles do we light For those ladies, ladies of the night

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Miscellaneous American History Trivia Questions (Answers Page 37) A) By law, where in the U.S. do you not have to pay taxes? B) What food item was banned in United States movie theatres in the 1920s? C) In 1776 the first union went on strike in the US. Who went on strike? D) John Glen, the first astronaut to orbit earth, was in which service? E) Which President was the first to be televised? F) Dr Seuss created the first animated TV ad for what car company? G) What was the original slogan of Doctor Peppers? H) Johnny Weissmuller was the first person elected to the what? I) What was Walt Disney's middle name? J) The Jell-O company tried what unusual flavor in 1942? K) In the United States, what is Marine One? L) Facts, Briefs, Destiny and Chance were early names for what publication? M) George Washington Thomas Jefferson and Sam Adams all did what? N) In the American Zip Code, what does Zip stand for? O) What occupation had the most fatal work injuries in 1994? P) What was the first foreign company to start up a factory in the U.S.? Q) In its first year, 330 of them were sold. What are they? R) Aaron Copeland wrote a ballet about what American folk hero? S) What great politician was nicknamed "The Great Communicator"? T) Jackson Whipps Showalter was a US champion at what game?

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TRIVIA ANSWERS A: An Indian Reservation B: Popcorn, it was too noisy C: Journeyman Printers D: US Marine Corps E: FDR at the World's Fair in 1939 F: Ford G: Liquid Sunshine H: US swimming hall fame I: Elias J: Cola K: Presidents Helicopter L: Time Magazine M: Brewed own beer N: Zone Improvement Plan O: Truck Drivers P: Volkswagen Q: VW Beetle R: Billy the Kid S: Ronald Regan T: Chess

Why the Veterans Advantage mission is important: In 1789, General and President George Washington spoke these words, "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country." It's hard to believe these words were written more than 200 years ago because they have such meaning today. We all know what Washington was saying. We must acknowledge and reward the service of our Veterans if we are to expect our young people to serve our country and to defend our freedoms. The Government must do its part with public benefits. All of us as citizens must do our part in honoring Veterans on our national holidays. The great corporations of this country need to do their part, too. After all, corporations are the direct beneficiaries of Veteran's service because collectively, Veterans have preserved the free enterprise system under which corporations operate. To learn more about Veterans Advantage go to http://www.veteransadvantage.com

From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. ~John Hoeven

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Many restaurants, hotels and stores offer a military discount but do not advertise it. Following are just some of the companies that provide major discounts of 10% - 20% (some as much as 50%) off to veterans, active duty troops, and federal employees; all you have to do is ASK: RESTAURANTS x Arby’s x Applebees x A & W x Back Yard Burgers x Boston Market x Burger King x Captain D’s x Chick-Fil-A x Chipotle x Cinnabon x Ci-Ci’s Pizza x Cold Stone x Cotton Patch x Cracker Barrel x Dairy Queen x Denny’s x Dunkin Donuts x Friendly’s Ice Cream x Hard Rock Café x Hooters x IHOP (20% discount) x Java Café x KFC x Krispy Kreme x Long John Silver x Longhorn Steakhouse x Margaritaville x McDonalds x Pancho’s Mexican Buffet x Panda Express x Pizza Hut x Popeye’s x Quizno’s x Shoney’s x Sizzler x Sonic x Subway x Sweet Tomatoes x Taco Bell x Wendy’s x Whataburger x Zaxby’s

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"My Grandfather, Samuel Selvin Stuart was a WW1 veteran. He came home shell-shocked and was never able to function in society again. He died in 1963 at the VA Hospital in St Louis MO. He left 3 children and now there are many grandchildren, gr-children, gggrandchildren and ggggrandchildren. I never saw him. I know very little about him. What I do know is that his sacrifices made it possible for all of us to be here now and live in the country he loved." Maribeth Long

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