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    #91
    Originally posted by DaveD View Post
    Looks like we need a few more Canadians here.

    1) You guessed it - Canada
    2) 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, E Bty 1995-2000; Canadian Forces Military Police 2000-2010
    3) 1995 - 2010
    4) Service related lower limb injury.
    5) Please don't tell me my support the troops flag is inappropriate on the back of a wheelchair if you don't want to hear my opinion as well. (long story)
    Welcome Dave D. Nice to meet you. Sorry you had to find us as we say but glad that you did. I to am a Veteran of US Air Force. Served 8/71 to 5/75
    Inventory Mgt Specialist in Squadron Supply & Base Supply Service
    Lackland Air Force Base for Basic Training, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado for Tech School, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita Kansas
    Zweibrucken Air Force Base, Zweibrucken , Germany

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      #92
      Hi there. I'm new to the forum but gaining alot of useful information as a result.

      1. United States.
      2. US Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
      3. 21 years combined service as an enlisted man and officer in Armor, Logistics, and Civil Affairs/PsyOps units.
      4. Non-service connected disability.
      5. Loved the military. My father, uncle and I are all Retirees.

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        #93
        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        Please share a little bit about yourself as a veteran:

        1) In which country's military did you serve?
        2) Which branch/units?
        3) When?
        4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
        5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.

        (KLD)
        *USA
        *US Army (Regular Active Duty & National Guard)
        *1992 to Present
        *Received my SCI while still enlisted in the Army National Guard
        *Was injured in a motorcycle crash on 7 October 2010 just about 2 months after returning from my 2nd tour of duty in Iraq. In the process of being medically discharged from the National Guard. I'm a T3/T4 complete.

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          #94
          1) United States of America
          2) US Navy / VAW 115 (USS Independance, USS Kitty Hawk) VAW 112 (USS John C. Stennis)
          3) 1997 - 2002
          4) Yes, I am 100% service connected but my accident came 7 months after I returned state side.
          5) I am fast approaching 10 years in a chair as a disabled Vet and I have done tons of activities ranging from the Winter and Summer sports clinics to hand cycling with the local V.A. The V.A. is our life line to activities that some SCI's dont have access to and I am greatfull for everything they have done for me.

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            #95
            Welcome! Which VA SCI Center do you attend?

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #96
              Yes, welcome to the site, sailor.
              get busy living or get busy dying

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                #97
                Zweibrucken Air Force Base, Zweibrucken , Germany
                RAFS--I was born in Zweibrucken while my dad was stationed there . Never have run across anyone else who has even heard of the base.
                Every day I wake up is a good one

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                  #98
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  Welcome! Which VA SCI Center do you attend?

                  (KLD)
                  I attend the Long Beach VA, I rehabbed there and even though the Loma Linda and San Diego VA's are closer I really like the therapists and facility in Long Beach. -Brian

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                    #99
                    Loma Linda does not have a SCI Center (a "hub"). It is a "spoke" hospital with only a SCI outpatient clinic. Long Beach, San Diego and Palo Alto are the hub centers in CA.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      USA
                      Army- 3rd 75th Rgn Bn / 1st/58th mech. Ft. Benning, Ga.
                      84-88

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                        USA
                        USMC, Marine Barracks HI, 2/7
                        1986-2000
                        100% service connected for multiple sclerosis
                        PVA was the best thing to happen to me. The NSO was very knowledgeable for veterans who have SCI/D.

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                          1. United States of America
                          2. Army
                          3. 1970-72
                          4. Not connected

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                            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                            Please share a little bit about yourself as a veteran:

                            1) In which country's military did you serve?
                            2) Which branch/units?
                            3) When?
                            4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
                            5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.

                            (KLD)
                            1) USA
                            2) US Navy Submarine Service - USS Skate
                            3) May 1977 - May 1981
                            4) 100% Service Connected
                            5) Tripler Army Hospital was ancient! Manual crank-up beds, no televisions and depressing color schemes. Watched a man die. Memphis VAMC was a step up even though the SCI ward shared a floor with the Psych clinic. Three cheers to the PVA and DAV, both excellent organizations.

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                              Never forget!!!!!!!!
                              This is for my father...The greatest man who ever lived...hands down.He enlisted at age 17.The Army's 1st Calvary Division,served 2 tours in Vietnam SFC,2 Bronze Stars,MSM,2 ARCOMS.My father never talked about his decorations,I never knew until a few years ago when I checked his records and looked at his ribbons ( never told his own family ) and figured out what they were.I will be phenomenal person,if I'm even half the man he was. You will never be forgotten! Your son, J.Smith
                              I just want to say thanks for every one who has,or continuos to serve( not enough people says thank you ).I live in a military city right next to the base.The strength my father had,he passed that on to me,which I use to go on everyday.
                              I want to congratulate one of my best friends ( like a brother ) for getting promoted to Chief Petty Officer. B.Devegter. Support The Troops and donate to Wounded Warriors.
                              Last edited by Gunnslinger8; 25 Jul 2011, 3:35 PM. Reason: Thank everyone for their service.

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                                USAF 82 thru 86
                                whiteman afb, misouri SAC
                                car wreck in 91
                                go to the va sci center in memphis, tn.
                                cat 4 this year, had me as cat 5 prior with co-pay
                                now everything is covered, i do attend the va center here in clarksville, tn. or nashville, tn. va....payed for private insurance for 15 years at 1500 a month, didnt have a clue i was elegible until 2005........would of saved me a crap load of money if i would of known......

                                oh ancient you'll need to send in your dd-214 with the 1010ez form and they will schedule u an appointment with the closest va, mine only took a few weeks to be approved and appointment scheduled.......

                                https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

                                heres the form link........
                                Last edited by airart1; 25 Jul 2011, 3:18 PM.

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