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Message from the DirectorBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Last month I was researching the lives veterans we were interring at the State Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. Why? Because I think it is important to bring our unaccompanied veterans “to life;” to show that just because they were unaccompanied does not mean that they were not loved.
 
 
Honoring Nevada’s HeroesBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Navy veteran Peggy Randale and the Work for Warriors program were selected in August 2018 to receive a special award and recognition by Governor Brian Sandoval.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Every month the Nevada Veterans Coalition performs a military service to honor the unclaimed remains of men and women who have served in the military. The remains of some of these veterans have been sitting on mortuary shelves for decades.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
In case you missed the obituary in the Las Vegas Review Journal, below is the write-up on Major Stephen Long of Las Vegas. Stephen Long, 74, of Las Vegas, flew west for the last time August 10, 2018. He died from complications arising from Parkinson’s Disease.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Nevada Appeal reporter Steve Ranson captures the essence of life aboard a submarine and the ceremony honoring the crew of the ill-fated U.S.S. Corvina submarine, hit by Japanese torpedo.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Congressman Ruben J. Kihuen presented the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal to Colonel Sully de Fontaine for his service to the United States. Colonel de Fontaine served in the OSS during World War II.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Two highly decorated WWII U.S. Army veterans received yet another honor last month. Ahrez “Jim” Karim and Leroy Wagner received the insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honor (Legion of Honor).
 
 
Health and WellnessBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Veteran suicide has become an urgent issue for our nation and a top clinical priority for the Veterans Administration. Nevada communities and the Department of Veterans Services have made suicide-prevention and awareness priority number one across the State.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
If you’re a veteran, or family member of a veteran, and you are facing challenges in your everyday life, there is free and valuable online tool designed specifically for you. It is an online site called Make the Connection.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
In addition to Make the Connection, there is another online tool available anytime you need it. It is called PsychArmor and it provides resources at your fingertips, free of charge!
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
safeTALK prepares you to be a suicide alert helper. You are aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided. You want persons with these thoughts to invite your help.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk. Suicide can be prevented with the help of prepared caregivers.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The Perry Foundation Endeavor Awards recently recognized the State’s top-performing health care facilities and health care professionals working in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
We are happy for her, but sad to report Dorothy “Dottie” Campain has retired following 15 years of service at the Nevada State Veterans Home.
 
 
Programs and Services for YouBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed each year in the United States on the last Sunday of September. This year the day is September 29, a day for individuals to recognize and honor those who have lost children in the service of the United States Armed Forces.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Male and female veterans of various ages and with little or no eyesight at all gather once each year to develop new ideas and discuss areas of concern to assist and protect their lifestyles.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
President Lincoln was facing a tough reelection battle and needed the extra votes, so he encouraged the adoption of the Nevada Territory to officially become the 36th State of the Union. Because of our induction into the Union during the Civil War, our motto is “Battle Born” and we have been proud
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
 
 
News You Can UseBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The famous Wright Brothers, Wilber and Orville, are credited with inventing the airplane. While there are some who report a European or two were actually the first to develop a workable flying machine, it’s the brothers who are celebrated as having done so first, in 1903.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Dear Friends and Family: The Legend of 1000 Combat Paper Cranes continues after Artown 2018 in Reno. And Your Help is Needed!
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Every year, the Homeless Veterans Stand Down draws hundreds of people. It brings together organizations and resources to help veterans without roofs over their heads.
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
You will want to pull out your calendar and mark several dates to attend three very significant events coming up in November and December!
 
 
Employment/EducationBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Join us for a free two-day workshop that will set you on the path to becoming a Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA)!
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Depending on your skill set, landing a good-paying job can be a challenge, particularly for military members transitioning from service to civilian life. That’s in part what the Patriot Employer Program seeks to address.
 
 
Always Remember - Never ForgetBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The nation of Japan surrendered to Allied forces on August 14, 1945, but the official surrender would not happen until September 2. Ever since, September 2 has been recognized at V-J Day, or Victoryover Japan Day.
 
 
Mark Your CalendarBack to top
 
September 4, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Click here for upcoming veteran-centric events across the State.
 
 

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