VA Medical Mobile Unit – Aberdeen, Washington

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The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #1684 in Shelton, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

 

During my recent visit to VFW Post #224 in Aberdeen, Washington, I was surprised to see a Veterans Administration Mobile Medical Unit in their parking lot. I had never seen one before and did not know of their existence…

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

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They are made on a Prevost chassis, a top-of-the-line manufacturer that provides tour buses for on-the-road wealthy entertainers…

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I was able to find out little online about these MMU’s as they are called. There appears to be in excess of 75 of them in the United States serving Veterans whom live in rural areas. The one downside to being a Veteran living in a rural area…if you need major medical assistance…you usually have to drive many miles to a major city location.

 

Here’s a smattering of what I found online about these MMU’s…

*The mobile Vet centers will increase access to readjustment counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country.

*These vehicles will be used in destinations across the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

*These customized vehicles – which are equipped with confidential counseling space and a state of the art communication package—travel to communities to extend VA’s reach to Veterans, service members and their families, especially those living in rural or remote communities.

*The vehicles also serve as part of the VA emergency response program.

*Mobile Vet units are equipped as “offices on wheels,” with the capacity to provide emergency support for natural disasters. Each motor coach houses a satellite dish that connects to communications and audio-visual equipment, six phone lines, a fax line, notebook computers, four encrypted computer lines and a wireless network.

*In fiscal year 2011, Mobile Vet Centers participated in more than 3,600 federal, state and locally sponsored Veteran-related events.

Since it was lunch time, I didn’t get to see the inside of this unit. But, I was glad to see it there servicing the needs of local Veterans.

Donald Trump is advocating a major change in the Veterans medical system. Instead of traveling to major cities for major medical needs…a Vet would be able to get major medical assistance at the nearest appropriate facility. Being a Veteran, I would very like to see that change happen.

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 

 

Yesterday was cloudy/rainy and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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