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Afghanistan Withdrawal
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I wanted to offer just a brief comment on the withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is an issue that is now even more important to me as my son is currently deployed in Kabul. (He has been there for several months with his deployed unit; he is able to text and while he is tired, he is safe and is doing well). The US military is leaving Afghanistan after more than 2 decades of conflict. This comes after the rapid collapse of the Afghan Army and government and for many people, especially those who served there or who lost friends or members of their unit there, this is a difficult time. I am posting these links and messages. I echo the sentiments. Everyone should be proud of those who volunteered to serve. Nothing can take away from that. Still, it is okay to feel conflicted or to have regrets about loss. So, please look out for each other, touch base with anyone you think might be having a tough time, and look out for yourself, too. We owe it to ourselves, each other, and our...

Welcome our new Moderator- Provis!!

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I want to thank Provis for his offer to serve as a PEB Forum Moderator! This forum works only to the extent that members participate and offer experiences and tips about the process for members who may be facing disability processing. Provis has been a long-time member of the forum and he has shown his commitment to helping others by his posts. Please join me in welcoming him to the PEB FORUM moderator team!!
Memorial Day 2021
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I hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day that includes honoring and reflecting on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation. I have struggled at times with how we, as a Nation, observe this day. This is more so as to how those who have little connection to military service observe this day. But, the thing that has troubled me is the phrase "Happy Memorial Day." The day is meant to honor the service of the military members who have fallen in defense of our great Nation. This is from the VA's website: "Memorial Day THE MUFFLED drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on Life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground 5 Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. Bivouac Of The Dead, by Theodore O'Hara Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and...
Advertisments are gone- for now!
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Advertisement with Google have been a way that I have used to help defray the costs of running this forum. They were "fine" for that purpose and have definitely helped. Still, they always annoyed me (I have the ability to turn them off for certain groups or members, but, I kept them on for me so that I could see what members see). Well, they annoyed me to the point that I have- at least temporarily- killed ads on the PEB FORUM. I have some ideas about the way forward for the site and I think that there is a lot more that I can do to make the site better. My original hope (once upon a time) was that if every member who just dropped in and was willing to donate about $1 monthly, I would have enough money to make this community so much better (I just looked at Analytics and I am showing about 3K users logging in every month on average). With that kind of support, I think I could do incredible things with the site, content wise, site wise, and also thinking better, do great things...

SECNAV M-1850.1 Department of the Navy Disability Evaluation System Manual

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Jason Perry submitted a new resource: SECNAV M-1850.1 Department of the Navy Disability Evaluation System Manual - Navy DES Manual
TheView attachment 6206 Department of the Navy has updated its previous DES regulation, SECNAVINST 1850.4E, to a new and shorter version (SECNAVINST 1850.4F). The updated regulation references this Manual which is a completely new issuance.
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SECNAVINST 1850.4F

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Jason Perry submitted a new resource: SECNAVINST 1850.4F - DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM Regulation
The DoN has changed its DES regulations (effective 27 JUN 2019). This regulation supersedes the previous SECNAVINST 1850.4E. It is much shorter than the previous version, however, there is an additional new regulation, SECNAV M-1850.1 (September 2019), which covers many important issues and provides detailed guidance. (I will post that resource separately).
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Thank you, RonG!!

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Please join me in thanking RonG for his service as a moderator here at the PEB Forum!! Ron has requested to step back from serving as a moderator. He has been a great help to many folks here on the forum, but he has decided to step back from his service as a moderator. He had been considering discontinuing his involvement in any management activities for some time. His age and medical challenges were the primary factors in his decision. His departure as a moderator on this board was only one of his recent decisions related to participation at various venues. RonG will still be participating as a member here, primarily dealing with finance and CRSC issues. We wish RonG all the best and thank him for his service (both here and his many years in the US Army). Thank you, Sergeant Major!

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