November 5, 2014

2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama.

We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a veteran.

As such we wish each and every active duty, veteran, and their family members our thanks and hope the list below allows you to enjoy Veteran's Day.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com, salutes all veterans and thanks you for your sacrifice.

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November 3, 2014

Veterans Day 2014 Concert

ALL:

The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a:

Veteran’s Day Concert on

Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center,

21000 Franz Road, Katy.

Enjoy, The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/ thanks all veterans on this Veterans Day, and everyday for you and your families' sacrifice defending our nation and our liberty.

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May 26, 2014

Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day.

Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank you and your families. The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. fights every day to help veterans obtain their benefits earned through their courage and sacrifice.

If you or a veteran you know needs help obtaining their benefits contact the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303360.html.

God Bless you, and thank you.

Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

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May 24, 2014

VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private providers

On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Sec. Shinseki announced the besieged VA Health Care system is making changes to allow some veterans to obtain treatment at private facilities.

This link is to an article published on Saturday, May 24th, 2014,
http://www.komonews.com/news/national/Veteran-Affairs-OK-more-private-care-for-veterans-260546891.html.

As soon as the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com obtains the official information we will post it.

Thank you.

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April 28, 2014

VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000

Several years ago the VA lumped all VA Regional Offices into 8 call centers to handle all the calls from anywhere in the nation.

Because you may think you are talking to your Regional Office, I wanted to explain what you need to know about this number:

What calling 1-800-827-1000, mean to you. Let's say you are calling the Benefits line at 1-800-827-1000, from San Diego, CA. The assumption is you think you are calling the Regional Office handling your claim, correct? Wrong.

Instead of getting the Los Angeles VARO, you are getting a call center. The call center can only tell you what is on their screen. The information on the screen is often incorrect and not up-to-date.

Thus, the information you receive from the call center is not the information from someone who is getting up and looking at your folder. Unfortunately, without accurate information that may be contained in your claims file the information you receive from a call center may not be accurate. The call centers were implemented to save VA time.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com provides Legal assistance to veterans seeking their VA disability benefits after the VA has denied their claims in whole or in part.

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April 18, 2014

Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942

From one of our good friends and supporters, Ross Levin, owner of Aviation Art Hanger I post this wonderful remembrance and tribute:


Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary
of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo

Seventy-two years ago today, on 18 April 1942, 80 crew members in 16 B-25 aircraft flying off of the USS Hornet demonstrated to Japan that it was vulnerable to American air attack. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's remarkable and daring raid provided a vital morale boost and opportunity for U.S. retaliation after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Click here or on the image below to view the Doolittle Raiders portfolio.
There you'll find outstanding artwork from numerous artists depicting this famous raid!


Own a piece of history!
Many of our prints are signed by the very men who participated in the raid.

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Visit the Aviation Art Hangar today!


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February 20, 2014

Our Past Defines Our Future

At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good.
The biggest change has been the addition of the newest member of our staff. That member is me! My name is Hans Goss, and I am a U.S. Army veteran. I was in the U.S. Army for four and a half years, and served as an Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne. My deployments were to Haiti and Iraq. I am very proud of my service to our country, and like everyone at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303353.html, I am a veteran or a dependent of a veteran. I am currently working towards becoming a lawyer. As it stands I am a proud member of this law firm dedicated to helping all veterans in every way I can. I will also be leading the Firms blogs from the position of a new veteran, with the goal of providing insight into the VA system that is not only helpful, but easy to navigate.

Today’s blog will begin with the story of how the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, came to be and how we will proceed in the future.

It all started with a dream. Robert B. Goss, http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303379.html, knew from the time he was born his dream was to fly. He never really felt like walking on the ground with his 'legs' suited him. Being raised in Houston, TX he would ride his bicycle miles weekly after school or on the weekend for years to Hull Airport (now Sugarland Airport) in Sugar Land, TX to watch the planes soar around the pattern performing countless touch-n-gos. If he was lucky a pilot would let him look inside the airplane. He would sit, and stare in amazement knowing one day he would be the high flying ace of the sky he so admired. Unlike most childhood dreams he didn't lose sight of his goal of being a pilot. At the age of 16, he soloed his first plane. This event also was the beginning of an adventure that defines the rest of his life. Getting his pilot license was simply step one. Now he set out on a path to become a true pilot, and that meant making it a profession. After years of hard work he graduated from Texas A&M with his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering, even against all pleadings of his father who wanted him to go to medical school. With his Masters of Science degree he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to be a pilot.
Although FAR qualified at Undergraduate Pilot Training, his flight Commander inspired him to choose the B-52, as the B-1 was slated to join the Air Force. He spent most of his career flying B-52s, and running missions all over the world. Through his career he had four children, and traveled to countries he never dreamed he would visit. It was all a grand adventure, and yet the happiness didn't last forever. Almost entirely over night his life seemed to have spun out of control due to a service injury. In less than 2 weeks his vision was lost, due to lasers he had encountered in his travels. These injuries led to eventually blindness for multiple periods of time.
The vision disabilities along with many other disabilities career pilots suffer were present when Bob retired after almost 21 years of service. As the VA Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselor noted, “he could not find an airline who would hire a blind pilot.”
At retirement many variables existed, and many obstacles had to be overcome. Bob took inspiration from David Byrne of Montgomery, AL, who was Bob’s attorney, and Dr. Michael Lambert, who prior to becoming a world renowned Vitreous Retina Surgeon had also been a pilot who was grounded. Bob saw he could continue serving his fellow veterans and service members by assisting them get their VA benefits.
Not willing to sit on his retirement and serve out his days at a VA home, he promptly learned of the VA’s pattern of denial and impeding VA claims after retirement. He had been blinded in service, and the doctors stated the claim seemed pretty straight forward. Along with other common issues pilots had such as back problems due to G-forces and other service injuries the grant of VA disabilities seemed pretty cut and dry.
The VA, however, loves to deny or grant the minimum. That is why after he received an initial 20% denial letter he was in shock. The VA had claimed that, somehow, his blindness was a preexisting injury. He contested that he was a pilot, and they wouldn't let a blind man fly planes in the military. After dealing with the VAs obvious disregard for himself as a valid recipient of disability a new dream started burning in his heart. He saw that someone needed to help veterans receive the benefits they had earned. So he fought back, and in the process went to law school at the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University to receive his Jurist Doctorate (J.D.) in law. Knowing he needed more he continued to the University of Houston Law Center to obtain two more degrees, Master of Laws. Many battles, and long nights later the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. opened at 5100 Westheimer Rd, in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Goss became the first full-time Lawyer certified by the VA to practice Veterans Law in Houston. His mission has always been to help veterans seek the benefits they earned from years of service. All of the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. are either disabled veterans, spouses of disabled veterans, or me a veteran beginning his claims for VA benefits due to the standard injuries that paratroopers endure.

My hope is this article illustrates how much our hearts are intertwined into helping the veteran obtain the benefits they have earned, and why our passion is so strong. Now that we have been able to look at how we started we have to look at how we can evolve.
First, our core values continue to guide the Firm, “The Law Office of Robert B. Goss is committed to fighting injustice on behalf of the individual.” Our goal is to help veterans obtain the VA benefits they have earned and positively change veterans lives.
To provide veterans a location for resources for benefits and information, we have launched Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheVeteransAttorney and Google+https://plus.google.com/u/2/b/115647691553225089389/+LawOfficeofRobertBGossPCHouston/posts pages, and of course we will be more active on this blog.
These post and resources will bring prevalent news about the VA, veteran’s benefits and changes to you. The goal is to bring attention to the issues we see with Court rulings, laws the VA proposes or implements, and legislation applicable to veterans and service members.
To assist new veterans I will document the VA benefits process. I will blog about my experiences with the VA in getting my GI bill, and also my experiences with obtaining my VA disability benefits. I hope that my personal experiences will help some people more than just the black and white of a paper telling you what to do, and how to do it. I plan to keep my experiences up to date on as much news that is effecting vets around the country. Additionally I will direct the Firm to post to our Facebook, and Google+ pages as additional resources.

In conclusion, as the only Army veteran among the sea of Air Force blue at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. I will bring resources and help to veterans with a unique perspective of ground troops and their injuries. Though the Law Office of Robert B. Goss P.C. is a law firm our hope is we give back more than just legal help. We want to reach our brothers and sisters in arms giving them another resource to make their life as a vet easier. Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Hans Goss

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December 30, 2013

To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you will understand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoABty_zE00

For veterans needing assistance obtaining their VA disability benefits The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. is here to help you get the benefits you have earned serving our nation. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com

God Bless you and Happy 2014, from all of us at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303353.html.

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August 9, 2013

Necessary Upgrade to the B-52

The majority of clients of The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are veterans. Veterans enlisted and served to protect America, and our allies.

Veterans and service-members know freedom and liberty are NOT free. Service members who protect the nation need modern weapons to protect the country and those who assume no harm will ever come to the U,S.

The USAF has launched another moderination program for the workhorse B-52. Those who oppose it do so for their gain. The arguments I have read against this upgrade program ring selfish to me. Every opposing post I have read essentially stated this was a waste of money we could better use to support [fill in the blank for a social welfare program].

The same Congressmen and women who refuse to fully pay veteran's TRICARE, want to give free healthcare to people who won't work. And use these funding issues to fight for their social programs.

Well try fully supporting Veterans who seek their VA benefits, fully fund TRICARE for military retirees. Why are retired veterans forgotten and not treated equally as any congressional staffer, or other person here in the United States?

I wish all people in the world woke up every day with health, wealth, food, shelter, and love in their lives. Unfortunately neither people nor animals are non-violent. Protection of freedom comes with a cost. One such requirement and cost is weapon upgrades.

Here is the DoD B-52 upgrades: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/07/12/air-force-begins-massive-B-52-overhaul/

Thank you veterans and active duty members for doing more to give and serve than 99% of the country.

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July 29, 2013

Col. Bud Day, MOH - - May God Cradle you and comfort your family

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://WWW.ATTORNEYFORVETERANS.COM wishes to express our condolenses to the family and friends of Col. George "Bud" Day.

July 28, 2013, Col. Day passed away after a long illness.

Col. Day was a true hero and a man I greatly admired. He helped friends of mine as an attorney, he fought for veterans all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court that denied a Writ of Certiorari. The case involved fighting to protect veteran's right to free health care. See http://mrgrg-ms.org/cag-rule.html.

Col. Day became an attorney after he returned from Vietnam, where he was held as a P.O.W. for 5.5 years. His torture left Col. Day unable to return to the cockpit, so he transitioned to the legal profession as a licensed attorney. A journey I too took.

I was honored to have met Colonel Day at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College during the Gathering of Eagles week. I remember him as a nice leader, modest Colonel, who was a true hero and inspiration. The following link is to Col. Day's Official Air University Biography: http://www.au.af.mil/au/goe/eagle_bios/2008/day_2008.asp .

Praying for Col. Day and his family.

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June 6, 2013

Remember June 6, 1944, D-Day

Today is the 69th anniversary of the invasion of France to liberate Europe from the Nazis.

This week I mentioned D-Day was Thursday. One of our young secretaries stated she did not know about D-Day.

D-Day for WW II was on June 6, 1944. D-Day is the day the Allies launched the largest military operation, at the time, to free France and all of Europe from the Nazi occupation. This week the U.S. Senate lost their last World War II (WW II) veteran, Sen. Lautenberg. He served in the Army Signal Corps from 1942-46. After separating from the Army Sen. Lautenberg used the GI Bill to earn an economics degree and eventually serve New Jersey as a U.S. Senator.

Education benefits are one of the benefits veterans earn by serving their country. See http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1325495.html

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, PC, http://www.attorneyforveterans.com hopes all Americans and free people stop and reflect on the sacrifices of the WW II veterans, their families, and all veterans and their families since WW I.

God Bless you all.

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March 25, 2013

Military Retiree’s are Veterans Too - - Contact Congress and OPPOSE TRICARE fee increases

For those of you who have served, you know this Fact - - Military Retirees are Veterans. But it seems with Sequestration upon the United States, the Department of Defense at the urging of the White House has a solution - - have Military Retirees pay MORE IN TRICARE FEES.

Why raise TRICARE fees because of my favorite White House word “fairness.” The whole idea pushed for Obamacare was fairness for those without health care. But the WH states Military Retiree’s Health Care costs are not fair compared to the public.

But is it fair to give free health care to those who do nothing? And then conversely argue it is fair to force Veterans who are Military Retirees (remember Military Retirees include veterans who were medically retired due to Injuries) to pay ever increasing TRICARE fees. TRICARE raised all fees in 2012. No - - The proposal to keep raising TRICARE fees on the back of veterans is not fair.

Military Retirees are veterans WHO EARNED their Health Care. The attack on veterans health care has been on-going, but now is actually making it more difficult for veterans to keep their health care. Back in 2002, Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor Recipient, argued for WW II and Korean veterans to receive their Health Care as promised. Raising fees for Military Retirees, i.e. Veterans, will take away earned health care and property, money, from veterans.

Military Retirees - - contact your Senators and Member of the Congressional House to stop this fleecing of Veterans who are Military Retirees. Military Retirees, who again are Veterans, EARNED their HEALTH CARE “rights” by 20+ years of service or by being medically retired due to a service-connected injury, event, or disease caused while protecting the United States. All U.S. citizens need to OPPOSE the White House’s attempt AGAIN to raise your TRICARE fees.

The White House and politicians change the dialogue. Instead of hearing a succinct statement of the truth that

The White House has decided Military Retirees with 20 years of service and medically retired service members who are both veteran’s are not deserving of low cost health insurance, as those in this country illegally are more deserving.
Military Retirees are presumed to opposed Democrats and Illegal’s are presumed to support Democrats. Therefore the WH proposes to RAISE TRICARE fees while at the same time pushing Obamacare to those who have not served.

Thus, the WH's position is that Charging Veteran's More for their Earned Health Care is more fair because this provides another means to generate revenue for the United States. Private Health insurance fees are NOT EQUIVALENT to Military Retiree's fees, because military service is NOT EQUIVALENT to Public or even Political service.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com strongly opposes any fee increase on Veteran's for their EARNED Health Care.

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