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FALL-WINTER 2017

Navy magazine is distributed on Capitol Hill,the Pentagon and naval bases around the world. It provides information that impacts Sailors, their families and the Navy. Navy is published quarterly by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN).

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HELPFUL WEBSITES 13 Association of the United States Navy SHIPMATES' SYMPOSIUM a certified copy of the DD Form 214 is required: ELDER CARE: When a Veteran or surviving spouse becomes 'housebound' or is admitted to an elder care facility they may qualify for financial support from the Veterans Administration. FUNERALS: When making funeral arrange- ments for a Veteran, the funeral director will need a copy of their DD Form 214 to ascertain if and which military honors will be rendered at the funeral. Burial in a gravesite in any of our 135 national cemeteries requires a copy of the DD Form 214. With proof, this burial includes a U.S. government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Also, all members of the uniformed services, retirees and Veterans who were honorably discharged and their dependent family members could be eligible, including most civilian personnel of the Military Seali Command. Many of the nation's Veterans Service Organizations have 'Auxiliary' or 'Friends of Military' groups that provide support and services, if you have a copy of the sponsor Veteran's DD Form 214. Until many procedures and requirements are changed or updated, the soon-to-be-available Veterans Administration Veterans Identification Card will not take the place of DD Form 214 when applying for any of the programs and bene- fits discussed above. e new card requirement, signed into law in 2015, will be implemented, as announced by the Veterans Administration, in 2017. Finally, having a discussion with your loved ones regarding the importance and location(s) of your final DD Form 214 can help them bring everyone peace of mind regarding your future care and final arrangements. Don't delay! e AUSN Benefits Team includes MMCM(SS) (Ret.) Michael Niblack and CAPT(Ret.) Marylynn Marrese, Ph.D. Elder Care: https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp Burial: https://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits http://www.navy.mil/navydata/questions/burial.html Veteran ID Cards: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/26568/veteran-id-cards-options Contact AUSN at benefits@AUSN.org for more information. Burial at Sea All members of the uniformed services, retirees and Veterans who were honorably discharged and their dependent family members could be eligible. MC3 KRYZENTIA WEIERMANN Command Master Chief of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Patrick Mangaran accepts a flag flown during a burial at sea.

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