U. S. Veteran Compensation Programs

I realized the previous links I had on this page were not always good links. Therefore, I decided to revise this page to reflect a very reliable website that contains ALL U. S. Compensation Programs.

I am certain the link http://www.veteranprograms.com which will take you to "U. S. Veteram Compensation Programs", will be much more beneficial than the previous links which did not always work.

According to the website, U S. Veteran Compensation Programs is the first unique web site dedicated to helping U. S. veterans discover benefits they have earned.

The website contains complete details about service-connected compensation issues and important updates as they occur.

The site also provides services that help veterans gain quick and easy access to vital Veterans Administration departments

Incidentally, credit goes to where credit is due and, in this case, the credit goes to Tony "Doc" Thomas who sent me the website.

You can also go to the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs link http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/ which is the official U. S. Government site for Veterans Benefits.

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Commonly Used Links

VA-MEDICAL-AGENT ORANGE-MESOTHELIOMA

U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs:  http://www.veteranprograms.com

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs:  http://www.va.gov

U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam - Public Health:  http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/index.asp

Mesothelioma Website -- www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/

VA Clothing Allowance for Disabled Veterans: https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/special-claims/clothing-allowance/

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Mark V Monument Project: http://www.markvmonument.org

Navy Divers Association https://navydivers.org/scholarship

 

OTHER MEDICAL / DENTAL ASSIST PROGRAMS

Nursing Home Abuse website http://www.nursinghomeabuseguide.org

Substance abuse help: https://www.help.org/substance-abuse-rehab-for-veterans/

Veteran Dental Support https://www.newmouth.com/oral-health/effects/military/

 

GENERAL LINKS

RAO Bulletin 1 Nov 21: http://www.nhc-ul.org/11012021.html now or http://www.nhc-

RAO Bulletins http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/emos-rao.html [PDF & HTML Editions w/ Attachments]

United States Navy - Navy Diver Information http://www.navy.com/careers/special-operations/diver.html

Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of US Navy Diving & Salvage: http://www.supsalv.org/

Tests and Evaluates for US Navy Diving: http://www.supsalv.org/nedu/nedu.htm

Dive California Dive Shop in San Diego http://www.divecalifornia.com

UDT-SEAL Association: www.udtseal.org

Doc Riojas Seal TWO www.sealtwo.org

Underwater Swimmers Association: www.uwss.org

U. S. Coast Guard Auxilliary, Brookings, OR: http://a1300506.uscgaux.info/index.htm

Ocean Technology Systems: www.oceantechnologysystems.com

Divers' Gifts and Collectibles, "Gifts for divers who think they have everything"" www.diversgifts.com

MiniROV System LBV and Hybrid ROV/Crawler: www.seabotix.com

Diver's Recall Website: www.diversrecall.org

DCI - Dive Commercial International: www.divecommercial.com

Man In The Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, FL: www.maninthesea.org

Mobile Riverine Force Association: www.mrfa.org

Veterans-run Work: www.vrhabilis.com

HeavyMetal Divers - "Gladiator" Diving Helmets www.heavymetaldivers.com

Veteran Business Ideas -- Veteran Guide To Starting And Owning A Business http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/veteran-business-ideas/

 

READING MATERIAL

"In Repose - Diving on the USS Arizona with the National Park Service" Author - MM1/SW/DV Ret Brian O'Connor boconnor308@gmail.com

"Defender Dolphins - The Story of Project Short Time". A Brief History of the U.S. Navy's First Marine Mammal Swimmer Defense System. Author - Dr. Harold "Hal" W. Goforth, Jr., CAPT., USN, Ret

Best Publishing Company: www.bestpub.com

"SEALAB" America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor by Ben Hellwarth http://books.simonandschuster.com/Sealab/Ben-Hellwarth/9780743247450

"The Silent Front" -- Tales of Our Navy Salvage Divers -- Author is Paul Schenk -- About WW2 salvage divers -- http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/4314369-the-silent-front

"Medical Diver - What is a Medical Diver" by Len Starbeck USN/HMC/DV/IDC Ret.  What on earth is a medical diver? Someone who practices medicine underwater? Leonard Starbeck served for over 28 years in the U.S. Navy and Marines, and in this fascinating memoir he answers that very question. Follow along as he tells stories of his many adventures travelling the world as an Independent Medical Diver (DMT/IDC) and a tactical medic, and more recently as a surgical nurse and Merchant Marine Medical Service Officer.  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/medical-diver-len-starbeck/1139885675  or https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Diver-What/dp/173590760X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Medical+Diver%3A+What+is+a+Medical+Diver%3F&qid=1631748846&sr=8-1

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