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February 9, 2012 we had approximately 40 in attendance to hear new Dayton VA Director Costie talk about how the Dayton VA can work with local vets and VOB108 to fulfill his mission and ours.

He brought a Powerpoint presentation that I’m uploading as a PDF:

You can listen to the whole meeting via the player below- or download and listen on any MP3 capable device.

Further information on securing VA Benefits:

Visit the NARA  (National Archives) website:

NARA has an online document request service called eVetRecs which allows you to Request Copies of Military Personnel Records online. This system provides a customized order form to request information from your, or your relative’s, military personnel records.

This site gives instructions to submit a SF 180 – Request Pertaining to Military Records. It also has links for:

  • Personnel Files (OMPFs)
  • Request Service Records or Proof of Military Service
  • Locations of Military Service Records
  • Medical and Health Records
  • Correcting Service Records and Discharges
  • Replacement Medals and Awards
  • Military Service Records at the National Personnel Records Center’s Archival Research Room

Questions about your military records may also be sent to:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Helpful links :

Health Care Benefits Overview:

Application link:


2012 Matchmaker Event, Nutter Center, WSU

by William Brownsberger on March 7, 2012

Combined purchasing budgets representing hundreds of millions of dollars of opportunities

Go to:
Click on “New Buyer/Supplier” link


Butt Construction Co Inc.  Air Force Research Lab AFRL

Hubert Company LLC,  Lockheed Martin,  WOLPERT

Abbott Nutrition,   City of Dayton,  Defense Supply Center Columbus

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation,   Department of Veteran Affairs

Ohio Department of Health,  Cleveland Metroparks,  US Army Corp of Engineers

City of Cincinnati,  Danis Building Construction Co,  Department of Energy

Central Ohio Transit Authority,   University of Dayton Research Institute,

Ohio Department of Natural Resources,   University of Cincinnati,

US Environmental Protection Agency,   US General Services Administration,

GSA State of Ohio,  DAS GSD,  US Army Corps of Engineers,

Wright Patterson Air Force Base

{ 0 comments } General Meeting 8-March 2012, DeVry University

February 28, 2012

Team VOB108 General Meeting, 8-Mar 2012, Noon to 2:00 PM   March’s general membership meeting is scheduled for March 8th 2012.  As you are aware, VOB108 meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at noon unless other wise announced. We meet at DeVry University- Dayton Center, 3610 Pentagon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45431, Noon to [...]

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Director of Dayton VA Medical Center to speak to VOB108

February 3, 2012

Glenn A. Costie, FACHE, CEO/Medical Center Director of the Dayton VA Medical Center will be the featured speaker of our February Teaming Meeting, Thursday Feb 9, 2012 from noon to 2pm at DeVry University- Dayton Center, 3610 Pentagon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45431. He’ll share his vision for the Dayton VA, and discuss ways he can [...]

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PTAC & EMTEC Presentation: Doing Biz with the Fed Workshop 26-Jan ’12

January 10, 2012

Program Agenda   7:30 – 8:00 am                             Registration 8:00 – 8:15 am                             Opening Remarks – EMTEC & SWCO PTAC 8:15 – 9:15 am                             Session I – How to Identify Your Niche Greg Stanley, Consultant to Small &Large Businesses, & Former Deputy Director of Logistics, US Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC 9:15 – [...]

Read the full article → General Meeting, Thursday 12-Jan 2012 at DeVry’s Fairborn, OH

January 7, 2012

The first general meeting for 2012 will be held on Thursday, 12-Jan 2012, from Noon to 2:00 PM, at DeVry’s Fairborn, OH campus. Location:  3610 Pentagon Blvd, Fairborn, OH. Time:  12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Presentation Topic:  Direction of March for VOB108 in 2012 Registration:  Suggested, email [email protected]  Please provide the following  info in [...]

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Dayton PTAC Presentation on Thursday, 26-Jan 2012

December 27, 2011

SWCO PTAC & EMTEC From Innovative Idea to Contract Award: Steps to Success in Doing Business with the Government January 26, 2012 Registration: 7:30 Event: 8:00am to 4:00pm Patterson Homestead 1815 Brown St. Dayton, OH 45409-2414 Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee: $10 Registration fee includes hot lunch. Registration will close 48 hours [...]

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VOB108 members featured in Dayton Daily News

December 19, 2011

The Dayton Daily news is investigating fraud by fake SDVOB’s in contracting and contacted VOB108 XO David Esrati for background. He steered them to two successful SDVOB’s in our group, Gary Munoz and Bill Pollard, who graced the front page of today’s paper with their mug shot (at right). The U.S. Veterans Affairs inspector general’s [...]

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Veterans Administration Testify Before House Subcommittee

December 5, 2011

Lawmakers Grill VA Over “Vets First Policy.” Violations of Law Questioned.  The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Bill Johnson, (R-OH) Chair), heard testimony from several government officials regarding Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and procurement priority at a joint hearing on November, 30. Lawmakers were troubled by the [...]

Read the full article → 2011 Organizational Retreat, Friday, 2 Dec 2011

November 22, 2011

IMPORTANT EVENT NOTICE VOB108 Annual Retreat – Shaping the VOB108 Vision and Mission Please Answer Questions Below! DeVry University, Fairborn Campus, 3610 Pentagon Blvd., 45432 Time: 1300 to 1600 Facilitator: Ms. Meredith L. Threatt, MS, Ed., President & co-owner of Intrepid Contract Specialists. Presentation Topic: Your input on how VOB108 moves forward The  2011 Retreat [...]

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