I am a career Air Force disabled Vietnam veteran. I began this effort for two reasons. This has been an attempt over the past 15 years to provide needed information to veterans and their families about ongoing Veterans Administration programs to help them find answers to their problems, to inform them about upcoming events around our nation, to identify links to other more professional military related sources, and anything else that I find on the internet highway that is perhaps somewhat useful.  Of course, I try to entertain with my poor jokes and puzzles.

I am the Editor and content is derived from my personal ramblings, from information found around the internet, from Department of Defense news releases, and from commercial media outlets that have given me permission to reprint information.  These include major military information websites like Stars and Stripes and Military.com.  The newspaper is published bi-monthly. 

All submissions to The Grapevine are subject to review and approval.  I reserve the right to edit those submissions and delay or refuse any submission.  All donations, including those from ads, are non-refundable.  All ads are provided by donations and I take no responsibility for their accuracy in advertisement, results, business practices, or your unsatisfactory results from dealing with any business from those ads.  It is your responsibility to research their offerings and make proper judgment.


This newsletter may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  In most instances that individual is unknown.  I am making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of veterans' issues and believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.  The material in this newsletter is distributed without profit to those who have expressed an interest in receiving the included information for educating themselves on veteran issues affecting them. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this newsletter for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

You have the responsibility to check the facts before responding to an article and committing any actions based upon any article, or ad, from this publication.

I write and print each issue in my home using my very slow 4-year old $395 PC, a 6 year old copy of software and an old clacking laser printer from hell that likes to skip pages.   I encourage you to send me any acceptable articles via email. 

To reiterate and make sure we all understand each other, all content on these pages can be found on the net or was sent to me from site visitors.  Because of that, I sometimes cannot confirm the author or whether there could be any existing copyright.  If there is a problem, simply email me and I will remove it.  I would rather you allow me to use it and I will be more than happy to give you the publicity as originator.  I also try to check validity of every article, but sometimes people can convince me something is really true when in fact it is a total myth.

You may note the newspaper contains some sponsors.   One hundred percent of all donations from sponsors or private parties are used to publish the newspaper and purchase needed supplies.  Should any excess funds be acquired they are donated to the respective VFW Post to support veterans in need.   I never personally handle or see funds donated that are sent directly to a VFW Post Quartermaster for deposit in VFW accounts.  The website hosting is paid entirely by me as donation to the VFW.   If you would like to donate, please send it to the following address:

VFW Post 4252
The Grapevine
Attn:  Post Quartermaster
PO Box 858
Hernando, FL  34442-0858

Checks should be made payable to VFW Post 4252

Should you wish to send me an article or comment please do so by emailing me at cornhusker69@yahoo.comPlease read the disclaimer located on the  main page in case I've missed anything here. 

Thank you for visiting.  God Bless America and our troops in harms way.


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