PUBLIC FORUM - VA
From: "Bruce K. Melson" <email@example.com>
From: Maiser@mail.nvo.org [mailto:Maiser@mail.nvo.org]On Behalf Of Willie G. Dougherty
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 2:40 AM
To: NVOA Veterans List
Subject: PUBLIC FORUM - VA MEDICAL CENTER FAYETTEVILLE, NC
FORUM - VA MEDICAL CENTER FAYETTEVILLE, NC
DATE - Tuesday, 12 September
TIME - 1800 (6:00 PM)
LOCATION - Third Floor Auditorium (seats approx. 200)
TOPIC - "VETERANS BENEFITS & UPDATES"
PURPOSE - Clarify medical adjudication and claims.
GOAL - To know current compensation guidelines.
TYPE MEETING - Informal panel, one-on-one Q & A (time permitting).
MEMBERS - C & P adjudicator and staff claims specialists from the
VA regional office in Winston-Salem, NC.
NEEDS TO ATTEND - All veterans, Active Duty personnel, family
members, Veteran Service Organizations and media.
George Grimes - VAMC Fayetteville, NC (910) 822-7042
Doug Runyan - HCCVO (910) 892-6967
Email - Natuvahq@cs.com
Eric Truesdale - Harnett County VSO (910) 893-7574
Email - Etruesdale@harnett.org
Meetings and public forums are based on voiced veteran concerns and are
not scheduled in order of priority. Forums depend on the availability of
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE!
attendance is low in September, the scheduled Oct. 10 forum will be
canceled. It has already been coordinated and approved by the VAMC
Fayetteville and Dr. Robert M. Haley of the University of Texas,
Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Haley has been a leader in detecting delayed brain and nerve
damage resulting from neurotoxic poisons due to battlefield exposures from
Chemical Warfare agents (specifically, Sarin nerve gas), preventive prophylactic
measures (PB / NAP tabs) and variants of organo-phosphate chemicals.
The Director approves all Veteran activities conducted within the
hospital. Mr. Richard Baltz, the Director of VAMC Fayetteville, transfers in
September. He has shown boldness as the final approving authority for all past
Forums. It's important for his replacement see maximum attendance on the
12th, or we may find ourselves with a new Director who will not see a need to
support future meetings, especially forums that are open to the Public and
Willie G. Dougherty
The National Veterans Organization of America, Inc.
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