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Hello all,

Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I have been peeking around the board a litte and just astonished at how much love vets have for one another going through the VA process.

I am a retired Air Force MSgt. I served 22 years. I was rated at 80% as of March of 2010. It's funny how after you retire or past the age of 40 how all the small injuries you recieved between the age of 18-30 start to materialize.

I look forward to interacting with you all. I am so glad this website is available to us.

Ken

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Hello,

I've been searching the net to find info concerning tha VA process and run across this one, and decided to join. I served 22 years in the Marine Corps, and am set to offically retire on 28 Feb 2011. I'm waiting for my VA letter to arrive, so I will most certianly need the wisdom of the members of this site.

Thanks.

James

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Hello,

I've been searching the net to find info concerning tha VA process and run across this one, and decided to join. I served 22 years in the Marine Corps, and am set to offically retire on 28 Feb 2011. I'm waiting for my VA letter to arrive, so I will most certianly need the wisdom of the members of this site.

Thanks.

James

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