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Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 10/14/19

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:

Please review these time sensitive reminders!

 

1. SPECIAL URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

  Brunswick County Veterans Services


Through the VA's Mission Act, the VA is automatically enrolling every veteran who is seen and treated through a VA medical facility in the eHealth Exchange, which means the VA will be releasing your health information with their community providers and other health information exchange partners (other government and private organizations). 
Updated Information on Opting Out of eHealth Exchange: There is no date given for option out.  The below is rescinded- 

If you wish to opt out of this eHealth Exchange, you must complete and submit VA form 10-0484 by Sept. 30, 2019 (TODAY) to the VA's Release of Information Office.
After 9/30/19, you will need to complete VA form 10-10164 to opt out of the electronic sharing or your health information.

The below is replacing the rescinded data-  

THERE IS NO SEPT. 30 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM 10-10164.

You can submit your Form 10-10164 at any time. VA will share your information until you submit your form.

If you submitted Form 10-0484 before September 30, you do NOT need to submit Form 10-10164.  This Link will have additional detail.

You can return VA Form 10-10164 at any VA Medical Center. Just visit the Release of Information (ROI) office. You can also send it by mail. After VA processes your form, your VA health information will not be shared electronically with community providers you see for treatment

Here is a link to the VA's website for further information about the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE): https://www.va.gov/VLER/

To opt out, you may access VA form 10-0484 here: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-0484-fill.pdf 
If you cannot print this form out, you can pick one up at your VA clinic or from our office.

If you opt out after 9/30/19, you may access VA form 10-10164 here: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/Updated%2010-10164%20(003).pdf

For further information, you may call the VA Release of Information Office in Fayetteville at (910)488-2120, ext. 7020 (they handle the Brunswick and Wilmington VA clinics).

For those veterans using the Myrtle Beach VA Clinic and Charleston VA, call 1-843-577-5011, ext.'s: 7242, 7243, and 7486.

The above form can be faxed to the VA directly at the following VA fax numbers:
VAMC Fayetteville Release of Information Office: (910)822-7097
VAMC Charleston Release of Information Office: (843)579-3783

If you are unable to fax the form, you can take it to your VA clinic for them to fax, or you may bring it by our office and we will fax it for you.

Respectfully,
Anita L. Hartsell
Senior Veterans Service Officer
Brunswick County Veterans Services Office
P.O. Box 249
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone # (910)253-2233
Fax # (910)253-2235
anita.hartsell@brunswickcountync.gov
 

2. Veteran Readjustment Counseling in Leland Coming

Starting in February, the Jacksonville Vet Center will begin offering Readjustment Counseling Services on Thursdays in the Meeting Room at the Leland Communicty Park in Leland, NC.  Two informational meetings will be held on February 7th, 2020.  Additional information and qualifications to attend is attached at this LINK.

This group is a great opportunity for Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to get together. No appointment needed just show up and join in.

3. North Carolina State Fair Discount

The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition announced that the North Carolina State Fair will be October 17 - 27 at 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, NC.  Military will be given a 38% discount (see Link) as well as one guest.  Please see attached for additional information.

4. First Annual Men’s Soccer Military Appreciation Game: Link

Date:  Saturday, October 26
Time:  Pre-Game social in Warwick Center 5:30 pm
          Game at 7:00 pm Soccer field
Location:  Warwick Center (See map) and Soccer Field
Cost:  FREE

 

5. Cape Fear Region JOB FAIR to be held at CFCC

There will be a Free Job Fair for Veterans, Employers & Job Seekers from 11am-2pm on November 8th at the Cape Fear Community College's Union Station U-508 Daniels Hall.  See their flyer at this LINK.

 

Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday 

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

Legion Riders meeting begins at 5:00pm
Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

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Volunteers requested for
Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking requesting members to volunteer as drivers to deliver blood products to local area hospitals. 

If you are interested, check out the website and call Katherine Crocker, Sr. Volunteer Specialist at 910-315-8571 or Katherine.Crocker@redcross.org

(http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood

Legion Riders Application 

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Get copies of your DD214 and other Military Records from the National Archives!

Click LINK for more info

For Vets who served after year 2000, Anita Hartsell may be able to look up your info.
For all others, the SF-180 form is required and MUST be signed by the requesting veteran

Be prepared!  

Here is a link off the Town of Leland website for Hurricane prep....'Tis the season!

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

 

American Red Cross Link:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html

 

VA Survivor Benefits Info

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