June is PTSD month but veterans with PTSD live with this debilitating mental illness each and every day. There are many organizations that assist veterans with their PTSD challenges, including VA services and programs as well as private organizations such as GLVFA.
Of particular interest to our members, and a presentation topic given at the recent June membership meeting, GLVFA is involved with supporting the local veteran community by contributing to the Veterans SAVES program, an initiative that helps local veterans learn to reduce their PTSD stressors through learning the sport of golf. A recent Hernando Sun news article details how GLVFA has engaged in this worthy program.
GLVFA Dicky Keane, 2nd from right, with other program members, at the Sweet Swing Golf Driving Range located in Homosassa Florida.
New Smart Phone Check-In Technology Coming!
Beginning this summer, some VA facilities will let you use your smartphone for check-in for your scheduled in-person appointment. By end of August 2022, all VA health care facilities are expected to have adopted this new check-in technology. To learn more, click on: VA Smart Phone Check-In
Jun 18th, 2022: new Florida laws boost options for vets, military families
Veterans and military families can receive new educational and employment options under six bills that became Florida law last week. Another bill recognizes the Space Force as a U.S. military service.
SB 430 and SB 438 became immediately effective upon DeSantis’ signature. HB 45, SB 514, SB 896, and SB 526 go into effect on July 1, 2022
For full details. click on the picture above to be directed to the Hernando Sun news article that contains the full content of the story.
To learn more about various bills ongoing in the Florida senate, click on this link: Senate Bill 430 (2022) - The Florida Senate (flsenate.gov)
Bernard Cigrand, a small-town Wisconsin teacher, originated the idea for an annual flag day, to be celebrated across the country every June 14, in 1885. That year, he led his school in the first formal observance of the holiday. Cigrand, who later changed careers and practiced dentistry in Illinois, continued to promote his concept and advocate respect for the flag throughout his life.