Links

LINKS TO OTHER DIVING RELATED SITES

VA -- MEDICAL -- AGENT ORANGE -- MESOTHELIOMA

U. S. Veteran Compensation Programs: http://www.veteranprograms.com

U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits: http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam - Public Health http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/index.asp

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) or abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) that is caused by exposure to asbestos. In over 30% of all mesothelioma cases, asbestos exposure happened during military service. Veterans from all branches of service are at risk, with the most common being the United States Navy and the Marines. There are a variety of mesothelioma treatments available, as well as doctors in the VA system who are capable of treating it.

The Mesothelioma websites below provide information and assistance for those who are, or think they are, suffering from mesothelioma. These sites are provided for your information and use. Please read the disclaimer below.

Mesothelioma Websites -- Exposure to Asbestos: http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org and mesotheliomahelp.org and Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and mesotheliomaveterans.org are helpful websites..

DISCLAIMER: They, as many do, have a legal team that may assist you. The NDA does NOT recommend, nor do we promote, any medical or legal entities identified on any website.

Pro Bono Attorney Program -- http://www.militaryprobono.org/ and/or
http://www.vetsprobono.org/veterans-family-members/apply-for-services/

MILITARY RETIREES AND ANNUITANTS

Defense Finance and Accunting Service (DFAS) https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary.html

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Mark V Monument Project: http://www.markvmonument.org

Navy Divers Association http://www.navydivers.net/scholarship.html

Navy Divers Foundation - For Fallen NDs: Run by NDs www.navydiverfoundation.org

OTHER MEDICAL ASSIST PROGRAMS

Underwater Medicine Associates www.scubamed.com

Nursing Home Abuse website http://www.nursinghomeabuseguide.org

OTHER MILITARY DIVER ASSOCIATIONS

Canadian Naval Divers Association -- http://navydiver.ca/_old/Executive.htm

GENERAL LINKS

United States Navy - Navy Diver Information http://www.navy.com/careers/special-operations/diver.html

Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of US Navy Diving & Salvage: http://www.supsalv.org/

Tests and Evaluates for US Navy Diving: http://www.supsalv.org/nedu/nedu.htm

Dive California Dive Shop in San Diego http://www.divecalifornia.com

Harbor Clearance Unit ONE: http://www.seastory.us/hcu1/

Vietnam Vets Army Divers Assoc. http://vietnamveteransarmydiversassociation.com/

UDT-SEAL Association: www.udtseal.org

Doc Riojas Seal TWO www.sealtwo.org

Underwater Swimmers Association: www.uwss.org

U. S. Coast Guard Auxilliary, Brookings, OR: http://a1300506.uscgaux.info/index.htm

Ocean Technology Systems: www.oceantechnologysystems.com

Divers' Gifts and Collectibles, "Gifts for divers who think they have everything"" www.diversgifts.com

DESCO Information Website You Will Find Extremely Interesting: www.descocorp.com

MiniROV System LBV and Hybrid ROV/Crawler: www.seabotix.com

DIVESAFE.NET - Underwater Specialized Training & Products: www.divesafe.net

Offshore Diver -- Oilfield Diving: www.offshorediver.com

Diver's Recall Website: www.diversrecall.org

DCI - Dive Commercial International: www.divecommercial.com

Divers' Wives Association: www.diverwives.com

Man In The Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, FL: www.maninthesea.org

Mobile Riverine Force Association: www.mrfa.org

Navy Diver's Wife's Diver's Gifts: www.gallantaquatic.com

Veterans-run Work: www.vrhabilis.com

HeavyMetal Divers - "Gladiator" Diving Helmets www.heavymetaldivers.com

Starfish Copenhagen - Jewelry That Defines You www.starfishcopenhagen.com

Veteran Business Ideas -- Veteran Guide To Starting And Owning A Business http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/veteran-business-ideas/

 

READING MATERIAL

"In Repose - Diving on the USS Arizona with the National Park Service" Author - MM1/SW/DV Ret Brian O'Connor boconnor308@gmail.com

"Defender Dolphins - The Story of Project Short Time". A Brief History of the U.S. Navy's First Marine Mammal Swimmer Defense System. Author - Dr. Harold "Hal" W. Goforth, Jr., CAPT., USN, Ret

Best Publishing Company: www.bestpub.com

Mike Cattolico's Autobiography - "A Story of Tenacity, Courage, Brotherhood, and Commitment, Twitter: #mikecattolico www.takeastandbook.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-a-Stand/219059718156165

"IRONCLAD" Paul Clancy's Presentation of the Epic Battle, Loss and Recovery of the USS Monitor www.clancybooks.com

"SEALAB" America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor by Ben Hellwarth http://books.simonandschuster.com/Sealab/Ben-Hellwarth/9780743247450

"The Silent Front" -- Tales of Our Navy Salvage Divers -- Author is Paul Schenk -- About WW2 salvage divers -- http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/4314369-the-silent-front