See email below for new updates concerning the Veterans Meeting – Fabiano’s Pizza, Presidente Cordova 4-84 y Mariano Cueva, Friday, 26 May, 2017 12:30. Please forward for those who are Vets or family members. This is a good program and will serve us well here in Ecuador.

Semper Fi
099 993 1052

Dear Veterans
I have the pleasure to announce the Vets Helping Vets veteran’s meeting 2017 in Cuenca, Ecuador, sponsored by the “You Served, We Care” Foundation and HealthAlliance Panama.

MSG (Ret) Abdiel Gutierrez, US Army,
Iraq and Just Cause Panama Combat Veteran
Veteran Service Officer at the Veterans Administration in San Petersburg, Florida

MSG (Ret) Humberto Butcher,
US Army Vietnam Combat Veteran,
Veterans Advocate

SSG(Ret) Esteban M Blis,
US Army, OEF Combat Wounded Veteran
Veterans Advocate

Dr. Rafael Melgar
CEO and President
HealthAlliance Panama
We will brief the US Veterans in Cuenca, Ecuador and vicinity, about our international veterans group and our objectives in helping and supporting veterans throughout Central and South America.

US Army Veteran MSG (Ret) Abdiel Gutierrez and now a Veterans Administration Officer in Tampa VA Regional VA Center will be covering.

Summary Type of VA Benefits
Request of Medical Records
Request of Military Records
Registration to eBenefits
Benefits Disability Questionaries’ (DBQ)

You reaffirm the invaluable support provided by the Cuenca veterans to our group of veterans helping veterans. Our veterans group has done much for US veterans in Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and now our intent and focus in Cuenca, Ecuador. The new private Hospital Brisa’s, in Panama City, will be inaugurated summer of 2017 and will accept the VA FMP and CHMAPVA for hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, specialty consults, X-rays, MRI’s and a complete array of medical services. In the near future, Hospital Brisa’s will include acceptance of TRICARE. Our veterans group provides assistance and guidance with VA disability claims, E-Benefits registration, TRICARE registration and claims submission, ID card renewal for sponsor and dependents, VA Foreign Medical Program (FMP) registration so you can use your VA benefits overseas, CHMAPVA registration for spouse and children, Individual Employability application with VA to be awarded 100% if qualified, guidance and assistance with C&P examinations with the completion of DBQ’s by qualified doctors, assistance with SS disability claims, widow casualty assistance, widow application for SS, approval of overseas college degrees with VA for use of Chapter 35 and other VA educational grants for college studies, and many other issues that we solve with and for the veteran.

In closing, I express my gratitude and thank you for your service and sacrifice to duty, honor, and country.

Sincerely yours,
Esteban M Blis
You Served, We Care Foundation, Founder and President
Combat Wounded Veteran OEF
Veterans Advocate
(210) 900-6149 US CELL
(507) 6718 7183 CELL PANAM

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  • Edward Willis

    I will be on a Cuenca retirement recon mission beginning September 14-28. I would be interested in some boots on the ground no BS info from Vets while there.