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SGT. SHAFT: Is a veteran’s adopted son who is disabled eligible for benefits?
* VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System; Reno, Nev.
* VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York; Bath, N.Y.
* Fayetteville VA Medical Center; Fayetteville, N.C.
* James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center; Altoona, Pa.
* Erie VA Medical Center; Erie, Pa.
* William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center; Columbia, S.C.
* James H. Quillen VA Medical Center; Mountain Home, Tenn.
* William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; Madison, Wis.
• Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta joined volunteers from KaBOOM!, Northrop Grumman, the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, and Blue Star Families to build a new playground at Fort Meade’s Burba Park as part of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The project also involves Operation Honor Cards, a Blue Star Families initiative to encourage Americans to perform service in honor of military families, veterans and service members.
“KaBOOM! is honored to help build a playground that will benefit thousands of children and join Operation Honor Cards to pay tribute to military families,” said KaBOOM! Founder and CEO Darell Hammond. “Every child deserves a great place to play and we made that possible for children at Fort Meade while bringing KaBOOM! one step closer to our vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.”
Mark D. Smith, executive director of Blue Star Families, said: “We are grateful to KaBOOM! and all of today’s volunteers for this gift to the military children of Fort Meade.”
• Send letters to Sgt. Shaft, c/o John Fales, P.O. Box 65900, Washington, D.C. 20035-5900; fax 301/622-3330, call 202/257-5446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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