ANNOUNCEMENTS/NEWS

8/1/18 MEDSTAR JOB FAIR

MedStar Job Fair – Friday August 3

Living Your Golden Years, 8/30/18 at the County Admin Building, 700 W. Beale Street, 9am to noon.  Special guest speakers!  WACOG – AZ@WORK-KINGMAN FIRST

8/1/18 VVA DONATIONS TO OPERATION 6 ARNOLD PLAZA PROJECT

 

TriWest and Prescott VA Who Do I Contact

I received the following information as a result of the Kingman VA Town Hall meeting last week. A major concern was the lack of coordination in the payment of medical bills incurred outside the VA with our veterans being sent bills that were not their responsibility but receiving threatening letters from providers. The attachment is for you to follow up on bills and payments. Anyone interested in a future Town Hall to address this issue is asked to send me an email. president@javc.org
This is a positive start to ending this ongoing problem. Now is your chance to be a part of the solution.

There were a large number of Veterans that attended the Kingman Town Hall. Many had complaints about the local hospital and billing issues. We would like to get a message out to the area Veterans to begin sending the medical bills to the VA and TriWest so we can work with the area hospital as needed to address any unpaid claims, that may fall under a TriWest or VA Community Authorization. This includes ER or Inpatient bills that Veterans believe are related to an authorization or where they have a service connection.

Mailing Address:
Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System
115CMC
500 North Highway 89
Prescott, AZ 86313
ATTN: Kingman Unpaid Veteran Bill

Background
Each time the VA switched from Choice to PC3 or Choice to CITC and each variable of funding/auth scenarios it created confusion. I was left with the impression that auth #/letters did not travel with the Veterans.
In many cases where Veterans were appointed outside of Kingman perhaps they still elected to use the hospital for OP f/u services.
In the case of ER/IP notification VA will want to provide education, clearly many thought if they went to the local hospital for ER services it would or should be covered.
In the case where the ER/IP was part of an episode of care under an approved authorization we’ll want to ensure those services are connected back to the outpatient provider authorization.

I encouraged the Veterans attending to stop throwing away their hospital statements and route them to TW/VA.

Attached you will find information, you may share, that provides contact’s for billing concerns. We would like to provide follow up from the Town Hall so if there is an opportunity to schedule another meeting in a larger venue and perhaps even involve the hospital we will make representatives available.

Cory Houghton
Supervisor, TVSC Operations Prescott
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

O: (928) 776-5442
Choice Contact Center: (866) 606-8198
Veteran Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Contact Center: (855) 722-2838
www.triwest.com

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Do you have someone interested in working at the Phoenix VA? We are currently recruiting for our Environmental Management Service Housekeeping positions. There are openings available on all shifts. This opening is for all persons – Veterans or civilians. Join our team, serve our Veterans, and encourage others to apply at the link below.

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500142500

The job announcement is open from today, Monday, May 21st and will close on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

Do you have someone interested in working at the Phoenix VA? We are currently recruiting for our Environmental Management Service Housekeeping positions. There are openings available on all shifts. This opening is for all persons – Veterans or civilians. Join our team, serve our Veterans, and encourage others to apply at the link below.

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500142500

The job announcement is open from today, Monday, May 21st and will close on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

 

Thanking those that support our vets!!!

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NEW VVA DECALS

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In an effort to reduce my outgoing emails we have established a COMMUNITY tab of the javc.org website.
This will allow you to take a look at all the requests we receive over the course of time and should reduce the number of emails you get from me. (was that a sigh of relief I heard).

Please know that every request has importance for someone in our sphere of friends and this tab will allow you to review the list at your leisure. You will also be able to review other items on the site and you will be surprised at all the information that is available at your fingertips.

We appreciate all that you do for our military veterans and their families.

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” — President George Washington

Dorn Patrick Farrell
President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council
P.O. Box 4463
Kingman, AZ. 86402
928-716-3001

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The 2018 VVA Chapter 975 Annual meeting was held last night at the Sunridge Assisted Living Center.
There was an election of officers for a 2 year term and the following positions have been filled:President- Pat Farrell
1st VP- Sisto Sandoval
2nd VP- Jerzy Lataweic
Secretary- Bob Barnett
Treasurer- Dale Quinn
Board of Directors
Jim Allen
Fabian Cornejo
Lee Elder
Ken Kruse
Ralph McKieWe are asking all of our members that if you have the time and inclination that there are additional non-elected positions that need to be filled.We are always looking for Veterans Service Officers (assisting with claims). It would be helpful to have at least three additional members step up and a female VSO is needed to talk with female veterans that are uncomfortable talking with males. Training is mandatory and the time obligation is up to you.Additional positions needing a caring member are Communications, Membership, Legislative, POW/MIA, Agent Orange, Fund raising and Event Coordinator(s).We will be moving the VSO and Vet Center offices from 220 N 1st St. to 315 oak St in Kingman prior to July 1st. Volunteers are needed to prepare the offices already designated to the VVA and Vet Center. Email me if you can help with this.(Do any of you have access to a carpet removal machine? If yes, call me ASAP.I ask you to consider stepping up and take on a new direction in your life. Volunteers tend to live longer lives.Contact me at 928-716-3001 to discuss any of these possibilities.Please keep all of our members and their families in your thoughts and prayers as we are starting to experience more health issues.I thank all of our members for a great 2018 and I look forward to working with our elected members as well as all members to improve the lives of veterans and their families.”Welcome home” to all of our military veterans.Dorn Patrick Farrell
President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975
PO Box 184
Kingman, AZ 86402
928-716-3001

Member Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame

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Good afternoon,
The 2018 Lake Havasu City Winter Fest is over and with the work of our all volunteer crew we managed to make a few dollars to keep our VSO and Vet Center up and running.
We have already made reservations for the 2019 event!
Pictured below is the winner of the event specific quilt raffle. Seems this is the first raffle they have won and they are Minnesota- they will need the quilt there.
Thanks to all that pitched in to make this event a success.
“Welcome home” to all of our military veterans.
Dorn Patrick Farrell
President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975
PO Box 184
Kingman, AZ 86402
928-716-3001
Member Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame
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7/26/18 CRANSTON FIRE

Visiting my favorite plan the F-4.

Bob reliving his youth!

VSO hard at work!

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY 2018

   

    

    

      

 

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Good Day Marines and Supporters.
On Sunday 2/4/18 I was assisted by two of our Young Marines in placing the bricks into the memorial Park.
Bricks placed………….
Dixon
Hassell
Koster
Munyon
Roster
Slater
Walden
A special thanks to Image Tech Designs, a Veteran Owned Engraving Service who got me one brick in two days. This company is owned an operated by a Army Vet and is located at 4495 North Bank St, corner of Bank and Northern, next to uptown drug. Vets get a discount on all engraving from glassware to plaques to custom shirts. Tell them the Marines sent you.
Semper Fi
Terry Flanagan
Commandant MCl887
XO-Kingman Young Marines
TFT Coordinator- Mohave Co North
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Vietnam Veterans Of America Mohave Chapter # 975 donates.
The Vietnam Veterans of America  Chapter # 975 donated $100 towards fuel cost for the Run For The Wall- Midway Run to  support 100% paid fuel at 95/40  Exit # 9 .  May 16th 2018, riders will stop at Chevron Station 11;30AM for fuel and a short rest after traveling from L.A. on their way D.C.
from (L) to (R) are;
Fabian Cornejo, Dan Martell, Roy Meek (RFTW AZ Fuel Rep.) accepts check from Pat Farrell (President VVA Chapter # 975) Richard Mickle ,Ralph McKie

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Pam Bibich addresses the “Open House” audience at the new location of the VSO and Vet Center office

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11/24/17 VSO and Vet Center are relocating from Golden Valley to 220 N. 1st Street, Kingman, Arizona.  Telephone numbers remain the same.  VSO: 928-377-1101.  Vet Center 928-565-7785.

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Become a Veterans Treatment court Mentor and Help Fellow Veterans!

Click below to learn how.

November 11 Saturday
Location: Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Ste. 124
2580 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration 8:30 am to 9:00 am)
All training materials and course are FREE.
Pizza will be provided for lunch-bring your own coffee or water or snacks

Veterans Mentor Training November 11

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Notice of Town Hall Meeting regarding Agent Orange  and PTSD, held at Knights of Columbus, 186 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Agent Orange meeting begins at 10am and ends at noon.
PTSD meeting begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm.
Click below to view flyer.

AOPTSDTownHall

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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, LAKE HAVASU DETACHMENT #757 THANKS VIETNAM VETERANS of AMERICA CHAPTER 975 FOR THEIR DONATION TO THE MCL CHRISTMAS TREE TRAILER FUND!

Left to Right: Dale Quinn-Treasurer VVA 975, Dave Ira-Chairman of MCL Christmas Tree Fundraiser, Sisto Sandoval-1st Vice President VVA 975 and Fabian Cornejo-Board Member VVA 975.