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Songs for Unsung Heroes
Made was created to raise funds for non-profit organizations that assist and
support our troops and veterans. It is the maiden release of
RECORDS, a subsidiary of Imagine a Better World Productions, dedicated
to addressing the needs of people by the people.
Spanning multiple genres - including country, pop, folk, hip-hop and rock -
American Made is a heartfelt tribute to those who have served our country.
One song is entitled "Dust Off" and is about DUSTOFF Association member Doug
Moore's mission to rescue three POWs during the Vietnam War.
From the anthemic optimism of the title track to songs of gut-wrenching
loss, this compilation evokes a range of emotions. Through it all, one fact
remains true: in the face of adversity, we are a nation that always soldiers
on. Listen to these stories... and hear what it truly means to be an
Listen to a sample
of the music here and find out how to purchase the CD in our
DUSTOFF Association Store.
VA ID Card Update
The new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) provides increased
security for your personal information - no personally identifiable
information is contained on the magnetic stripe or barcode. It is also a
salute to your military service. The emblem of your latest branch of service
is displayed on your card. Several special awards will also be listed. The
VHIC replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC) and will be issued only
to Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. Its purpose is
for identification and check-in at VA appointments. It cannot be used as a
credit card or an insurance card, and it does not authorize or pay for care
at non-VA facilities.
In February 2014, VA began issuing the VHIC to newly enrolled Veterans
and enrolled Veterans who were not previously issued the old VIC but
requested an identification card. Beginning in May 2014, VA started
automatically mailing VHICs to enrolled Veterans who were issued the VIC.
Because VA will be reissuing more than 6 million cards, they ask for your
patience during this time. Veterans who were issued a VIC do not need to
return to their VA medical center to have a photo taken for the VHIC.
Enrolled Veterans who do not have the VIC can contact their local VA medical
center Enrollment Coordinator to arrange to have their picture taken for the
new VHIC, or they may request a new VHIC at their next VA health care
2015 Reunion Location Set
36th Annual Reunion
next DUSTOFF Association Annual Reunion is scheduled for 26-29 Mar 15 in
Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This date span will put our
reunion the weekend prior to the Quad-A Convention. Check the
Reunion page for more information.
Spring-Summer DUSTOFFer Newsletter Published
latest issue of the DUSTOFFer Newsletter
is now available for reading online or for
your mobile device to read at another time. Don't miss the article
"When I Have Your Wounded" penned by BG Patrick Brady and the
article "An Unusual
DUSTOFF Mission" written by Doug Moore.
Lots more great articles you need to read so you can stay up-to-date with
what's going on in the DUSTOFF world.
Bob Mitchell Retires
Dena Mitchell surprised her husband Bob Mitchell with the flag flown in his honor. The flag was flown by C/2-227 in Afghanistan in honor of Bob's service to the Army and to the DUSTOFF Mission. The flag was to have been presented at this year's DUSTOFF Reunion but Bob's work prevented him from traveling to the Reunion. So, at dinner with Mike Pouncey and Vincent Carnazza (both of whom are active in DUSTOFF proponency at the Medical Evacuation Proponency Directorate at Fort Rucker) and their wives, Dena surprised Bob with the flag. Thanks for a great career on active duty as both a Warrant Officer Aviator and Commissioned Officer and your service both in Combat and in peacetime.
9-Line for DUSTOFF Founder
Thomas “Egor” Johnson is in the hospital and has been for a little over a month. The picture is our official DUSTOFF HUGGER, Karen Hill visiting him recently. He’s battling complications from diabetes and a broken leg/hip. He needs some encouraging a spirit lift. If you would, take a moment and send him a get-well/get-better and cheer up card to:
Thomas L. "Egor" Johnson
C/O R.D. "Eagle" Johnson
317 W. 54th St S.
Wichita, KS 67217
You may also call his cell phone and speak directly to him – let him know
you are a DUSTOFFer. 316-617-0261
Most Popular T-shirts Restocked
Thanks to "DUSTOFF Dan the Man", we've just received a new shipment of
the most popular DUSTOFF T-shirts - The Ride Of Your Life and the Louder You
Scream shirts. The last shipment went fast so trot over to the
DUSTOFF Store and place your order
before they're in limited supply again.
2013 Reunion Pictures Found
It took a while - over a year - but the pictures from the 2013 reunion
have been found and added to the reunion section of this site. If you were
at the reunion, check out the pictures and see just how great you
looked...you good looking devil!! If you missed that reunion, check out the
pictures and maybe you'll run across a long-lost buddy or two. [See
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