Line of Sight
For 2019 And Beyond
VUA released plans for several new initiatives during 2019 and beyond; along with expanding our very successful Veterans
Health Benefits Seminars (VHBS) and Veterans
Entrepreneurial Training Seminars (VETS) programs.
I. DEFEATING POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
in the summer of 2019 we will begin to develop and build a Post
Traumatic Stress Mitigation Ranch in central New Mexico. This
project has been brewing for a while. In 2015 we acquired the
right of use to a substantial parcel of ranch land ranging from
20 acres up to 110 acres. One of our members, an avid golfer,
dubbed it "110 acres of sand trap".
VA National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has proven
through clinical trials that there are four effective treatment regimens
that can completely defeat PTS (we hate the D). The primary
stumbling block is getting veteran and support group
to take advantage of the free treatment offered by VA.
will bridge the gap between PTS sufferers and VA Clinicians - in a
non-threatening, relaxing environment of sun, cows, bunking or
"glamping" (glamour camping) - and the veteran (support group too) giving the treatment program a try.
II. EXPAND OUR V.E.T.S. INTO THE HEARTLAND
summer of '19 will also see us expand our Entrepreneurial Training into
new regions nationally; starting in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and
We have more than two and a half decades of hands on entrepreneurial
training, and after five plus years of working closely with the SBA in
Indiana and Illinois, it's time to take the program on the road.
III. VETERANS FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WORKSHOP
entrepreneurial training experience led us to attempt a similarly
structured Home Buyer Program. We will bring veteran and spouse
into a group setting where they will meet and here a formal
presentation centered on looking for, qualifying for, and buying a home for
the first time.
will hear from home inspectors, credit evaluators, realtors, mortgage
lenders, title agents and of course, VA people who know the VA Loan
Guaranty program and process.
IV. VETERANS BULLHORN, A BLOG
We are in
jeoporady. For two or three decades we have been shouting past
each other not talking to each other. The shouting has gotten
louder and the civility we once enjoyed has all but diappeared from
public discourse. As veterans we have a deeper sense of bond
between and among us. No doubt we can argue, fight and even
brawl, but at our core, the bond remains.
We have social,
economic and political issues that we Must Face. By mid-summer we
will have a blog/forum in place with only two rules: No F Bombs
(in other words, be civil, respectful and polite) and no ad hominem
personal attacks simply because you disagree with the person's point of
view. The forum will be open to all points of view and no one
will be censored because they espouse a marginalized point of
We need More Speech, not censorship. Look for the blog/forum, log on, and be heard.
V. NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CAMPAIGN
have reinstituted our National Public Service Announcement
Capmpaign. Post Traumatic Stress is becoming a larger focus
within the Veterans Administration and we want help get the word
broadcast radio outlet nationally will receive a request from us via
email and/or fax to air our PSA declaring: real help and treatment is available.
Free counseling is already in place at the more than 300
VetCenters across the US and our four island territories. The How
To and Where to take advantage of the help are listed on the VA's National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder web page.
Counseling for Global War on Terror
veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress is absolutely free for the veteran and their family support group.