Facebook Friday: Free Kindle Fire for Veterans

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Facebook Friday Free Kindle Fire

Man, I feel like Oprah came to visit us veterans. A new program from the Connected Warrior Foundation just launched a program to get veterans connected.

The program gives Post 9/11 disabled veterans (combat veterans only) free Kindles and loads of other toys. I’ll get into the toys after the comments below.

Every Friday, I pick my favorite Facebook conversation. This week’s conversation comes from the Facebook group I founded called, Disabled Veterans – Chapter 31 Voc Rehab. It has over 1,200 members. My goal with publishing the convo here is to lend some insight from the group to those veterans without Facebook or who are outside the group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VocRehab/

VA employee Tom Langkau kicked this one off:

Tom Langkau

Free “Kindle Fire” for disabled veterans

See the below link for the program application. If you meet the eligibility requirements, follow the basic instructions and send in for your free Kindle Fire.

Pass it on and check out their web site. They also have other giveaway’s for hospitalized Vets.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Honorably discharged combat veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan wounded emotionally and suffering from PTSD.
    • Provision of DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) or Military Campaign medal is required.

https://connectedwarrior.org/feeks_application.pdf

 

Thanks Tom for your contribution!

 

Connected Warrior Foundation

Here is more information on the program from their website:

https://connectedwarrior.org/programs/index.html

 

OPERATION GOOGLE GADGETS

We are partnering with Google to ensure that every single physically-wounded warrior receives a Google Nexus tablet device for their use. The focus of this program is wounded veterans who meet the following Eligibility Requirements criteria: Combat veterans wounded physically who are resident inpatients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas or the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California.

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OPERATION FEEK’S FIRES

Established in honor of Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 16, 2012, this program provides Kindle Fire devices to combat veterans with invisible wounds (PTSD). The distribution for this program is to a wider veteran audience, e.g. not limited to those who are resident military hospital inpatients.

Eligibility Requirements for Operation Feeks’ Fires are as follows: Honorably discharged combat veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Provision of DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) or Military Campaign medal is required.

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OPERATION FIDLER’S FIRES

Launched in 2012 in honor of IED-wounded Marine Lance Corporal Mark Fidler, the focus of this program was the delivery of Kindle Fire devices to wounded veterans who met the following Eligibility Requirements criteria: Combat veterans wounded physically who were resident inpatients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas or the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California.

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IRIS HELOBOT PROGRAM

The Iris helobot is an example of our efforts to support wounded vets by raising awareness and support using means such as technology, both existing and innovative. Iris provides the ability for a wounded vet who is unable to travel to remotely engage and interact with people and places anywhere in the world. Iris’ system works with Skype via an Android tablet, operating on a mobile platform that allows a user to be virtually present wherever the helobot is located as it moves around and interacts with people—simply by calling Iris from a computer or phone.

Eligibility Requirements for the Iris Helobot program are as follows: Combat veteran wounded physically or emotionally (PTSD). Provision of DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) or Military Campaign medal is required.

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Check them out and let me know what you find out!

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6 Comments

  1. You can easily tell that SOMEONE from the VA is connected with this generous program, because VIETNAM WARRIORS are excluded. Here is one more reason for Vietnam vets to feel like a piece of water buffalo dung. The VA puts us at the back of the line, the Congress completely ignores us, and now charities deny that we OR our war service ever existed. I run in to Vietnam vets all of the time who are sleeping in homeless shelters or on the streets, because the VA is playing hide the cheese with their benefits, for GODS sake, let’s not anybody help them get connected to the system.

  2. Due to an overwhelming response, the program has been suspended as of 3/13/2013. They say to check back in the future.

  3. Ron, U are 100% correct. I guess “LEST WE FORGET” applies to us 2day, Ron. Yippers, we push back to “END OF THE LINE”. However, They(the Public) forgot that it was the “Nammies” led 2 majors attacks won, You say what attacks. we reach to the public and won on PTSD & AGENT ORANGE. “Nammies” defined what PTSD was, we attacked and the case of Gov’t deliberate attacks on their w/deadly chemicals. We are the silent giants behind our returning Veterans, alot of these veterans are our grandchildren.
    Ben, most of yr articles are aimed for the newer Veterans, I use some yr tactics in my guerrilla war on the VA. I just tweak some yr tips. I know that you are a Gulf 1 Veteran(zoomer), but please ifin u can see that someplace down the road, turn around and see who has yr back.
    Tks Ben Weihrich
    Semper Fidelis

  4. they never gave us anything before so why should today be diffrent. I get voc rehab 590 a mo. If I was a new vet I’d get 1200 a mo. why does this not surprise anyone. Just wipe your ass with us again.I’m a 57 yr old man with disablities and I’ll never drive a truck again. So do they teach us how to do computers class’s before we start class’s? No we might not fail. I’m hatting the VA more each day. Whip your ass with a disabled vet today.

  5. Anyone ever notice that everything now days is “Post 9/11” Veterans only? I guess those of us Pre 9/11 are not good enough for what is available.

  6. There seems to be a great deal of bitterness and hatred present. One brother to another… If you are being hurt through neglect then let’s be able to address that. To make the issue ONLY about one conflict is short sighted. That I agree with. Vets have a hard time across the board. I have to believe that there are avenues available to address the issues that we face.

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