April 25, 2021

Join Dale and our regular panel of experts for our live broadcast on WAAM 1600am and WDTK 1400am – Sunday at 5:00pm ET.  (4:00pm CT, 3:00pm MT, 2:00pm PT)

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Benefits & US Wings Jacket Giveaway - April 2021

Host Dale Throneberry

VA Benefits Experts on Deck

This is our monthly program on the VA and your benefits. In addition to questions from our listeners we are going to discuss the Aid and Attendance benefit and possible suspension of this benefit if the veteran is placed in a facility such as a nursing home.

An important note for all veterans => Keep your VA contact information (phone number, address, email address) and marital status updated in a timely fashion. This assures that you will receive notifications from the VA and enables the VA to administer to your needs.

Our guests on this program:

  • Dr. Ginny Creasman, Medical Center Director for VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Dr. Raghuram Matta, Deputy Chief of Staff, Detroit VA Health Care System
  • Brig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone (ret), Legal Help for Veterans
  • Michael G. Smith, Jr., Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • Brian Hayes, Public Affairs Officer, VA Ann Arbor Michigan
  • Bill Browning, Chief Volunteer and Community Relations, Detroit VA Health Care Systems

Recap from the Detroit VA 

We are currently offering a vaccine clinic 6 days/week at the Detroit VA main campus and on select days at our outpatient clinics in Pontiac and Yale. Veterans can call their primary care clinics or the Call Center at 313-576-1051 for scheduling an appointment. We offer the Moderna  vaccine. Also we expect to resume offering Janssen Vaccine later this week.

 Here are the totals for Detroit VA vaccine distribution (as of April 23, 2021): 

    • 12725, 1st doses of Moderna and 11775, 2nd doses of Moderna
    • 227 – single-doses of Janssen
    • Daily doses administered – 200+/day
    • We have hosted 2 community vaccine clinics – Detroit and Southgate
    • We continue to provide care for all treatment issues for patients and encourage patients not forego care
    • Detroit VA outreach continues online via our social media portals (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) – in addition to Wellness Wednesdays each week, we host an average of 3 streaming events per month targeting the Veteran community on a variety of subject matter (benefits, whole health, women’s health, etc.)
2021 April US Wings Winner Jodie Cariveau

Judith “Jodie” Cariveau
Air Force – Strategic Air Command
Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA

11 Year Member
American Legion POST 104 Sylva, NC

US Wings Top Gun Maverick Jacket Giveaway #1

Sgt. David Hack, CEO of US Wings, has sponsored Veterans Radio America through the years. Sarge is donating a Top Gun Maverick Jacket every month, April through Deember 2021, to be given away to a veteran member of our audience.

If you have not already registered for the drawing, it’s not too late. There will be a drawing each of the remaining months of 2021.

Jodie Cariveau is our April 2021 winner! She went to Lackland Air Force base at San Antonio, Texas for basic training. Then she went to Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her permanent base was Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. Read the memoir of her service years which concludes with “I totally loved the Air Force”.


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