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Commander Bob

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  1. Was it a BVA appeal? I won my case in mid April, 2014 and I too have been searching for an answer.. Keeping in mind every claim is different... JMHO About 2 Months... Good Luck, C.B.
  2. LOL, Berta. "getting Veterans organized is like herding cats"." Yes it is... In the 1980s I helped organize a group of Vietnam vets carry an assortment of flags, and march from the Alamo, to Washington D.C., to bring attention to the POW MIA issue. We left the Alamo in SanAntino, TX in September and arrived in DC on November 11th. It was a logistical challenge, due to the law that you are not suppose to march on an "Interstate" HWY. etc, etc... I would run up to the next state we were about to enter, and get the governor to sign a proclamation, supporting the vets. I would also pa
  3. Hello 'Kate7772', Everyone seems to have a different experience when trying to get copies of their records. Some older vets have volumes of paper, while other new vets are electronic. In my BVA Appeals decision, it mentions a "Veterans Virtual VA file". I never heard of that before. When did your husband serve? Do you have your husband's military records? Here is a link http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ Again, I must stress that everyone's file is different. After the VA lost my first FOIA request in 2010, I refilled it in 2011. I never recei
  4. Removing Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki is not the answer. Who would replace him? We know that this has been going on for decades. Beware of the career VA executives waiting in the wings to take over. Secretary Shinseki is a VA outsider who is perfect to clean things up, now that the gaming has been exposed. He was duped, the President was duped, and the congress was beguiled by the real "masters of manipulations", the career VA executives and their cronies at the VA Get busy, Cmdr. Bob
  5. Write those letters to your congressmen/women and senators, now. inundate them. C.B.
  6. Do you have any Buddy statments? I agree "At this point, my dealings with the VA just feels like a huge slap in the face. I feel very angry at times." I find this helps me sometimes... C.B.
  7. Thanks for the insight on the wait time, Veldrina. I'll give it another month... I wish you well with your knee issues. My most positive thoughts are with you. Kind regards, Bob
  8. JMHO, this press conference had nothing to do with politics. The fact that we witnessed a TV network wide press conference about the plight of the veterans is astonishing. We made it through another news cycle!! It seems like this time it will not go away. We have to step up the pressure. Like Berta said "EVERYONE make sure your Senators and Congressmen/women support the bills for accountability" Paying close attention to what the President Just said, it was clear that he is now aware that many career VA employees have been gaming the system for decades, and that is going to stop. Did
  9. I would suggest you get an "Independent Medical Opinion" IMO. I went through two totally incompetent VA C&P examiners, before I blew them out of the water with an IMO. The BVA even overruled the VA C&P exams. I won my case at BVA and am waiting for the award letter, so I don't want to rock the boat yet... One C&P examiner, who will remain nameless for now, was so upset that she had to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving and interrupted her shopping, she grouch around the C&P clinic like a witch. LOL. Many C&P examiners just parrot any previous negative C&am
  10. [iF] If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors
  11. I find your wisdom and optimistic attitude refreshing, 'Pete53'. Best Wishes. Cmdr. Bob
  12. This has nothing to do with politics, 'bojack'. For decades the VA has been gaming the system. Since it's inception, VA executive employees have been gaming Congress, the President and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. It's just a matter of time before those nefarious career VA employees will be found out. Many should be wearing orange jumpsuits. Cmdr. Bob
  13. The genie is out of the bottle... Wait till they get the whole story out about the VAMC, VARO, system wide... It's just a matter of time before those nefarious career VA employees that have been gaming the system for decades will be found out. These VA executives and their cronies have been gaming the Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and it's Secretaries of Veterans Affairs , since it's inception. They were gaming Secretary Shinseki. Many should be wearing orange jumpsuits. Keep those complaints coming in. Soon the public will know what we have known for yea
  14. Same here,'SilentBob". My win feels like unfinished business... Bittersweet. Many CUEs I could raise. But I just want to get it finished. Done. Over... Yet it still lingers. Belive me , you are not alone in your thoughts and feelings, as you can see here on many of these posts. So, I will push on, motivated in part, by the many members of Hadit here, and the need for justice. I have found some solace in music. Here is one that has helped... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjQY_kPfwuo Best Regards, Cmdr. Bob
  15. Thanks for the link, 'Notorious Kelly'. While the public is focused on the manipulations of VAMC appointments... The real "masters of manipulations" are over at the VAROs. How long will it take to bridge the gap? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-DkyMXTo5Q Cmdr. Bob
  16. I caught the very end of the program. I'll look for it tonight, if it is shown on c-span.re-run. What do you think? Cmdr. Bob
  17. John, I had a PEB and a MEB, as well as military nurse's medical notes, noting a psychological issue, and never received a psychological exam or head injury checkup. Nothing... nada . I'm with you friend, Bob
  18. 11 months after the BVA hearing. Then came the "Big Brown Envelope" informing me that I won. ...Still waiting for the VARO to send me the award letter... Good Luck, Cmdr. Bob
  19. Hi Veldrina, It is so good to hear from youI Sounds like you have been busy. I hope you have had some time for your dance, RenFaires, and crafts. Life is so short and we all need time for merriment!! Well, I won my BVA case on April 23rd!! "All Benefits granted in full" !!! No remand or anything!! I was wondering how long does it take from the time the BVA win, till The VARO sends me the award letter?? After 6 years, I'm running to the mail box often... nothing from VARO yet Any insight you could give would be appreciated, Best regards, Cmdr. Bob
  20. Today, May 12, 2014, Houston VAMC spokesman says ... "you have to expect a few unhappy customers"
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