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Appreciate the responses. This feedback is really helpful. Navyguy 2013 – Just curious, what Regional Office is working your NOD? flores97 – Congratulations! Glad to hear it worked out for you. So you actually visited the Regional Office in Winston Salem to check your status? Did you they give you a hard time about showing up in person? Gastone- Good info. Sorry to hear about the ridiculous delay. Have you made any other progress since the hearing? Hope so because that’s just a ridiculous amount of time. What RO is working your appeal? I actually submitted a well written nexus letter as my N&M evidence. I thought that I had enough evidence in my favor to win the initial claim, but in hindsight I should have included a nexus letter then, rather then waiting and submitting it with the NOD. Not sure how many DROs are at the Roanoke RO, but I can tell you that there are total of 333 VA employees at that RO; and 215 of those folks process initial claims and 32 of them handle appeals. Not sure what the rest of the employees are doing. Probably not much.