“Promoting the aims and advancing the interests of Veterans and Patriotism”

New Hanover County Veterans Council
Wilmington, NC
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Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee is asking the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; adult children (we recommend you register your children also) who are ill and/or have birth defects, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues; to register with Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. National Birth Defect Registry.
Participation in the registry includes:

  • The questionnaire will ask about you (the child) or your disabilities; health and family history of both parents; exposures during pregnancy and occupational exposures.
  • A special section will ask about the veteran’s service in Vietnam. This section was designed in collaboration with the New Jersey State Agent Orange Commission.
  • Collected data will be used for a study of the pattern of birth defects and disabilities that have been most frequently reported in the children of Vietnam veterans.
  • All data are confidential. Your permission would be requested before any researcher would get in touch with you.

For more information contact Betty Mekdeci, 407-895-0802 or send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*Veteran's who have applied for the VRAP program are being targeted by scam artists in several states. In Oregon, a veteran has reported receiving a call from someone named "James" who congratulated him on his VRAP approval. He advised him that he knew the exact amount he was approved for and that the $8500 would be directly deposited into his account within 45 minutes of him giving his banking account number and routing number and paying $205 for the service fee. This person is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA will never call you and ask for private information over the phone. If you do receive a call like this, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.

The NCDVA and the US DVA never ask for private information over the phone never charge a “service fee”.

*Fayetteville VAMC is now doing questions and answers on their website with Director Goolsby at this link.  Click here.

*Attention Veterans: If you are interested in helping the Cadets of Sgt Eugene Ashley High School raise money to cover a JROTC trip to NYC for a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and the USS Intrepid please email Chief Thomas Frost, USN(Ret) your Harris Teeter VIC card number and last name.  That will link your card with Ashley JROTC Together-in-Education program and put a few more dollars each year in their account.  Last year they raised almost $1200.  Chief Frost's email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

*The US Department of Veteran Affairs, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network(VISN 6) website has a wealth of info for Veterans.  There are numerous links to medical facilities in NC plus the latest on benefit news for veterans.  Begin your search here.

*The New Hanover County Veterans Council invites you to visit the links on this page for a wealth of information concerning your benefits.   Click here.

*Disability Scams and Identity Theft Alert.  Check the following site for helpful suggestions. Click Here.

*If you are in the Fayetteville area, check out the NC Veterans Park.  VFW post 2573 member Tommy Townsend is featured in a recent NBC News Video of his hand being bronzed for the Veteran Memorial Site.  Click here for the video.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:51)


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