Department of Veteran Affairs

Red tape commandos fight for vets’ benefits

Red tape commandos fight for vets’ benefits

The daunting hodgepodge of forms and documents required to obtain some financial and medical benefits for military veterans has driven up requests for help in Santa Rosa by double digits in the past five years. But even if they lack the precious scraps of evidence to qualify for pensions, insurance and medical care, Karen Haworth […]

A gunslinger messenger for God

A gunslinger messenger for God

The message from the charismatic battle-tested active duty military leader is simple: surrender.  Not to your enemies but to God.  It’s the message Navarre residents Damon Friedman and his wife Dayna are bringing to men and women across the country through The Surrender Project. And Saturday night at Coastline Calvary Chapel in Gulf Breeze, the […]

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

The 22 veteran suicides per day epidemic is more realistically 25 says Fort Walton Beach physician Dr. Eddie Zant Jr., who treats many TBI-injured soldiers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal their concussed brains. Despite studies showing the efficacy of this treatment, the Department of Veterans Affairs  does not use HBOT therapy.  On Oct. […]