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Posted: April 25, 2018

Posted: April 25, 2018

Dear Sir or Madam:  
Please see below for information on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) public meeting of its Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP).
Community Assistance Panel Meeting: April 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
The meeting is open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. To register to attend the meeting in person, submit your registration online at For those not able to attend the meeting in person, a live stream of the meeting will be available for viewing via computer. A link to the live stream will be available on the day of the meeting at
For more information about the health studies and other work done by ATSDR at Camp Lejeune, visit
Were you stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987? Listen to the former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David Shulkin describe possible disability compensation and healthcare benefits available for veterans. Family members may be covered for out of pocket costs for certain conditions. Please visit,
To contact the VA to learn more about benefits, please visit, call (877) 222-8387 (Healthcare - Veterans), (866) 372-1144 (Healthcare - Family Members), or (800) 827-1000 (Benefits).
For more information, or to update your contact information, please visit, call (877) 261-9782, or e-mail Please share this information with anyone that may have been at Camp Lejeune in 1987 or prior years and encourage them to register with us.
The Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water Program
Posted: January 8, 2017

Posted: January 8, 2017


With a new Congress underway, and a new President and potentially a new VA Secretary about to take office, DAV is continuing its campaign to "set the record straight" on veterans health care by educating policymakers, veterans and the public about the best way to strengthen and reform the VA system.
Yesterday we released a new video entitled "Putting Choice In Context," which looks at the role of "choice" in VA health care, and we encourage you to view it.
This video was posted on the DAV Twitter and Facebook accounts and is available on the DAV website. There you will also find other educational and advocacy materials on veterans health care reform that we have developed to ensure that our voices are heard as Congress and the new Administration begin to make critical decisions about the future of VA health care.
We know that some veterans have difficulty accessing VA medical care, so providing other "choices" has to be part of the solution.  But any "choice" program has to fit into the big picture of ensuring the best health care outcomes for injured and ill veterans, particularly those who choose and rely on VA.  That's why DAV and other VSOs proposed creating local networks that integrate VA and appropriate community partners, with VA remaining the coordinator and primary provider of care.  This new model of health care delivery has already been endorsed by VA, some leaders in Congress and the independent Commission on Care.
Please use the prepared electronic letter to urge your Representative and Senators view the video and support our efforts to strengthen and reform the VA health care system.
In the coming days, weeks and months ahead, we need to continue educating Congress about how best to strengthen, reform and sustain the VA health care system, and your participation will be critical in this fight.  Thanks for all you do and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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Posted: January 3, 2017

Posted: January 3, 2017

Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders Honored as Nevada's Veteran Supporter of the Month

 1 week ago - Dec 23, 2016

By Blake Boles 
CARSON CITY, NV (December 22nd, 2016) -- During a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion, the Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were honored as Nevada's Veteran Supporter of the Month for November. The Veteran Supporter of the Month Award recognizes both active organizations and non-veteran Nevada community members that provide exceptional support to military stationed in Nevada, Nevada veterans, and their families. This program expands the Nevada Veteran of the Month Award (VOM) by shining a bright light on individuals who, while not serving in uniform, help veterans with no expectation of recognition or award. It also serves to recognize the contributions of organizations who donate their time and energy to improve the life of our veterans. The Veteran of the Month/Veteran Supporter of the Month Ceremonies are a part of Governor Brian Sandoval's pledge to make Nevada "the most veteran and military friendly state in the nation."  
NDVS Director Kat Miller said, “So many find the continual presence of the Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders at these services to be of comfort.” She added, “The Patriot Guard Riders ensure all of our fallen veterans, including those who are estranged or without family or living relatives, are honored in a way that is deserving. The Patriot Guard Riders make sure no veteran is ever ‘forgotten.”  
The ceremony was open to the public and free to attend, as are many events hosted by NDVS. For more information on outreach efforts and available programs for veterans, visit, or call (702) 486-3828.

Posted:February 1, 2016

Posted:February 1, 2016

Greetings Nevada Riders,
        We're off and running in the New year and I hope it's gone well for everyone so far. My little man [Here he was just about 5 weeks old] had his first birthday on 29 December and started walking soon afterwards so there's never a dull moment at our house anymore and it seems that he's always into something or chasing one of the cats. The weather down here in Vegas has been a little cool for riding but not as bad as other places so I'm not complaining. And I've gotten to take the bike out twice in the last week which is a good thing because since strapping a car seat to the sissy bar is frowned upon I don't get to ride her as much. If you're ever down in the Vegas area let me know.    

Remember that if you plan on going on any extended rides and traveling out of State we can contact the other State Presidents and find out if they're having any issues with local MCs before you roll through the area. It's not a requirement, just an option at your disposal.
If you need anything please let me know.
Posted: January 13,2016

Posted: January 13,2016

Ray (Center) is a Purple Heart Rider from Illinois, Scout.
Attached is a photo of the bike I mention in Nashville Tenn. Ray Burton

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GRP Mechanical Company, Inc.
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Savannah Sand Gnats was our first baseball team to support the PHR in Ga. The Atlanta Braves organization seems really interested in doing something similar.
Hawaii Brothers
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Hawaii Brothers; This is 'Tarr' and 'Scar' (PHR Hawaii) with Gary Senise in Hawaii last night. (Stitch IPhoto)