Force Protection Advisory for 7 Apr 06: Veterans Affairs Services

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    SSGMike.Ivy Senior Member

    Posting this email I received for informational purposes of importance.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Lister, Michael, D.
    Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 1:24 PM
    Subject: Force Protection Advisory for 7 Apr 06: Veterans Affairs Services
    Importance: High

    The following information is provided as a Force Protection Advisory.

    We have been advised by the Veterans Administration (VA) of an
    organization calling itself Veterans Affairs Services (VAS). This
    organization is gathering personal information on veterans under a VA
    services website, "". This organization is not
    affiliated with the VA in any way and in reality is a private company
    based in California. It describes itself as a nonprofit veteran's
    service organization but they are actually affiliated with the
    Military Financial Planning association. They may be gaining access
    to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name
    and seal. VA's legal counsel has requested we inform our
    installations, particularly mobilization sites of this group and
    their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any
    services. In addition, if you have any examples of VAS acts such as
    VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation
    of claims for benefits, please pass these on to, (202) 273-8636. Mr. Daugherty is a Staff
    Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.

    Michael D. Lister
    Chief, Plans & Operations Division
    DPTMS, Ft Bliss, TX 79916
    Cmcl: (915) 568-4409
    DSN: 978-4409

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

    Caveats: NONE

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