American Legion Post 197         Pawleys Island, SC 

News and Links

our next Post meeting will be on SEPTEMBER 27th, at
6:00 p.m. ,  at the fish house restaurant, Litchfield beach (13060 Ocean Highway), 17 south.  

OUR Spouses are invited to join us for dinner, at 5:00 p.m., prior to the Start of our meeting.




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We need your input.  Please do plan to attend our Post meetings.


Commander Hero (and his wife, Paula) organized a very successful fund-raiser at the Pawleys Island Lowes Foods store, on May 26th, 2018.

Useful Links:
                       National American Legion                                                    www.legion.org
                       South Carolina State Department                                       www.scarolinalegion.org 
                       Veterans' Administration (Federal)                                      www.va.gov  
                       SC Department of Veterans' Affairs                                     www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va
                       Horry County Veterans' Affairs             www.horrycounty.org/depts/humanserv/veterans.asp
           Georgetown County Veterans' Affairs  www.georgetowncountysc.org/veteransaffairs/default.html 
                       Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston)                          www.charleston.va.gov
                       Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic         www.charleston.va.gov/visitors/MyrtelBeach.asp
                       Myrtle Beach VA Vet Center      www.charleston.va.gov/visitors/Myrtle_Beach_Vet_center.asp  
                       Dorn VA Medical Center (Columbia)                                    www.columbiasc.va.gov
                       Columbia Regional VA Center              www.vba.va.gov/ro/columbia/index.htm

                       Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days                www.militaryappreciationdays.com

            National Resource Directory (DOD, VA, DOL)   http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov
            Military One-Source                                                www.militaryonesource.com

444th FIS Fighter Interceptor Squadron  http://444thfis.info/
Board of Veterans' Appeals www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
 CARES Commission www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Armed Forces Benefits Organization http://armedforcesbenefits.org /
 CARES Draft National Plan     http://www.va.gov/caresdecision/page.cfm?pg=105
 Center for Minority Veterans http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
 Center for Women Veterans  http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
 Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
 Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/
 Directory of Veterans Service Organizations    http://www.va.gov/vso/ 
 Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
 Electronic Code of Federal Regulations www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
 Environmental Agents http://www.va.gov/environagents/
 Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU)  http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC   
 Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC    
 Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf 
 Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/
 Geriatrics and Extanded Care www.va.gov/geriatricsshg/ 
 Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue http://www.datehookup.com/content-an-eye-opening-guide-to-chronic-fatigue-syndrome.htm
 Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf 
 Gulf War Subject Index www.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A 
 Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf 
 Homeless Veterans www.va.gov/homeless/ 
 HSR&D Home www.hsrd.research.va.gov/ 
 M21-1 Table of Contents www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
 Mental Health Program Guidelines www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094  
 Military.com (general information for all uniformed services)   www.military.com 
 NASDVA.COM Ë National Association of State Directors www.nasdva.net 
 OMI (Office of Medical Inspector www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
 Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/ 
 Policy Manual Index www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm 
 Prosthetics Eligibility www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337 
 Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
 Public Health/SARS www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
 Publications: Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4  
 Records Center and Vault Homepage www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
 Records Center and Vault Site Map www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
 Request For And Consent To Release Of Information From Claimant's Records www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
 Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc 
 Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf 
 Research and Development www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm 
 Title 38 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4: schedule FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A: General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b7e1c80768900fe79b3126a180a3da6&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.98.11&idno=38
 Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=5601440f9a028e2b353f1be27d4535d2&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl
 Title 38 Part 18 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=e7f228f056f66128a3cf40196efa0323&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl
 Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=89bb312d6d613680e34d4df4625d7f3b;region=DIV1;q1=gulf%20war;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=38;node=38%3A1.
 U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims www.vetapp.gov/ 
 VA Fact Sheet www.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html 
 VA Health Care Eligibility www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
 Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
 VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm 
 VA National Hepatitis C Program www.hepatitis.va.gov/
 VA Office of Research and Development www.va.gov/resdev/ 
 VA WMD EMSHG www.va.gov/emshg/  
 Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page www.vba.va.gov/
 VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/ 
 VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives www.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13 
 VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page www.publichealth.va.gov/ 
 Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
 VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
 WARMS - 38 CFR Book C www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
 War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey www.wri.med.va.gov/
 Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site www.gibill.va.gov/
 What VA Social Workers Do www.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3 
 WRIISC Patient Eligibility www.illegion.org/va1.html

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