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Reunions and reviews

Upcoming veterans activities

Upcoming veterans activities

Flag Day, Friday, June 12 Kauai Veterans Center, hosted by American Legion Post 54: Info: Robin Sanchez, 639-7472.

Korean War Veterans reunion June 24-25, multiple events scheduled Info: Royce Ebesu, 822-4341.

July 4th Roundup, Saturday July 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kauai Veterans Center, hosted by American Legion Post 2. Info: Ed Kawamura (652-6706)

TriCare Prime Improvement Bill introduced

In 2013, DOD eliminated TriCare Prime for retirees who lived farther than 40 miles from a military treatment facility (MTF). Rep. John Kline (R-Minnestoa) recently introduced H.R. 1500, which proposes allowing military retirees who live 100 or more miles from a MTF on the date the president signed the FY14 NDAA the chance to get back on TriCare Prime.

Review of OIF, OND chemical warfare exposure

The Army is leading an effort to identify and evaluate service members and veterans who were potentially exposed to chemical weapons during their post-9/11 service in Iraq. The Army will review operational reports, medical records and other data to identify service members and veterans who were potentially exposed, and will contact them for telephone interviews. Veterans who believe they were exposed to chemical weapons during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn, but have not been contacted by the Army, can call 800-497-6261.

Korean War veterans reunion

The Kauai Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will host the 20th annual statewide reunion July 24-25. Activities include a luau, miniature golf, banquet and more. Registration deadline is June 15 and forms are available at the Kauai Veterans Center and the Office of Veterans’ Services.

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Tony Elliott at the Office of Veterans’ Services of the Kauai Office of Veterans’ Services can be reached at 241-3348.

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