Veterans Related Bulletins




!!!Southern Crescent Veterans Service: Shoes4Vets!!!



!!!Veteran Mentors Needed!!!

The Clayton County Veterans Treatment Court is a therapeutic court with programs designed to provide essential substance abuse and/or mental health treatment services to eligible defendants with qualifying criminal charges who also have documented substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis related to their military service by utilizing judicial oversight through enhanced supervision and individual accountability.

Eligibility criteria includes being a Clayton County resident, having a qualifying criminal offense and having served in the United States Military.  Operation of the Clayton County Veterans Treatment Court is presided over by Judge Robert L. Mack Jr. with close collaboration from, the District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Probation and licensed Treatment professionals.

It is the mission of the Clayton County Veterans Treatment Court to provide an interagency, collaborative, and non-adversarial treatment strategy for veterans in the criminal justice system.  The program lasts a minimum of 18 months and involves mental health and substance abuse treatment, weekly court appearances with the Judge, probation supervision, and payment of mandatory fees. 

For more information, contact:

COL (Ret) Kathaleen F. Harris

Cell:  678-478-1040

Email: khnabmw


!!!Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination!!!

Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

As a part of the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, qualifying Veterans can receive all their health care (except dental care) from VA if they served on active duty at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, even if they do not have a health condition that is presumed to be related to exposure.  For individuals with one of the 15 medical conditions presumed to be related to exposure, there is no charge for care.  For other health conditions, Veterans will have a co-pay, depending on income and health eligibility priority category.

Disability Compensation: 

VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, who later developed one of the following eight diseases:

  • Adult leukemia

  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes

  • Bladder cancer

  • Kidney cancer

  • Liver cancer

  • Multiple myeloma

  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

  • Parkinson's disease

Family Member Health Care Reimbursement: 

Family members of Veterans who also resided at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period are eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the 15 covered health conditions. VA can only pay treatment costs that remain after payment from your other health plans.   Qualifying health conditions include:

·    Esophageal cancer

·    Breast cancer

·    Kidney cancer

·    Multiple myeloma

·    Renal toxicity

·    Female infertility

·    Scleroderma

·    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

·    Lung cancer

·    Bladder cancer

·    Leukemia

·    Myelodysplastic syndromes

·    Hepatic steatosis

·    Miscarriage

·    Neurobehavioral effects

For more information about the Camp Lejeune Past Water Contamination, click the link below: 



Medical Alert Systems For Seniors

Since most of us are over the age of 65 and probably living alone, or know someone that is living alone, one of our PTSD group member suggest that we might look into ordering a medical alert phone.  Here are some of the vendors: 



Over-The-Counter Pharmacies

Hey Gang:

You need to check out the below:

Humana Insurance Only I called my Humana representative at (800) 457-5708 and asked it if my current plan authorized me over-the-counter pharmacies items.  They said yes, and I my authorized Over-the-counter (OTC) quarterly allowance – was $XXX.00.  Note funds do not roll-over.  CenterWell Pharmacy Services, including prescription home delivery, over-the-counter (OTC) fulfillment and retail pharmacies in Humana-owned primary care locations, have adopted the brand while Enclara Pharmacia and Humana Pharmacy Solutions, which is Humana’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager, will keep their existing branding and will not transition to the CenterWell brand.  Visit CenterWell Pharmacy at