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Message from the DirectorBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Fall is officially here, but sadly October 1st marks a grim anniversary for the U.S., Nevada and the Las Vegas community.
 
 
Honoring Nevada’s HeroesBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Tom Spencer and Jim Forbus received special recognition for their selfless service. In a special ceremony held in September, Governor Brian Sandoval was there to honor Spencer as Veteran of the Month and Forbus as Veteran Supporter of the Month.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
While still transitioning mentally from captivity to freedom, Long was part of group of ex-POWs who came to Texas to experience a performance in their honor. Orlando was one of the celebrities...
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
All-in-all, it was a typical City Council meeting, on a sunny day, in the bustling town of desert-built casinos. But for at least one resident, it was a special day. Joe Vento was named Citizen of the Month.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
When you reach the century mark, birthday celebrations can come with some twists. In the case of WWII veteran Thomas McGinty, his family is certain he celebrated his 103rd birthday last month in September. However, his official United States of America certification of military service indicates he
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The City of Henderson continues the tradition of honoring its heroes with banners bearing the name, rank and image of an active military serviceperson with ties to the community.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The State of Kuwait is providing a special “thank you" to the men and women who served in Operation Desert Storm. Gulf War veterans may receive a free commemorative, first-edition book, The Liberation of Kuwait.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
For a limited time, and for the first time ever, the nationally acclaimed book Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth and The Remembered War, a 2014 GI Film Festival-selected documentary, are being bundled together in a collector’s edition commemorative book and DVD set.
 
 
Health and WellnessBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
HealthInsight has once again recognized the Nevada State Veterans Nursing Home (NSVH) for excellence in clinical quality and patient care.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
There are several non-veteran, non-profit service groups that are charged with helping the veterans community. One such group is the Masonic Service Association, whose members are more generally known as Masons.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
“Mental illness affects everybody.” That is one message that was driven home to a group of local residents who attended the Mental Health Forum presented by Vegas PBS in late September.
 
 
Programs and Services for YouBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Members of Team River Runner (TRR) and the Blinded Veterans Association joined together for a historic venture. Five blind veterans kayaked down the Colorado River under the umbrella of Operation Peer Support, a program for Gulf War I and II era veterans.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
There is a resource at your fingertips if you are in need of information about Mesothelioma. www.Mesothelioma.net has a large section of its website dedicated to veterans whose lives have been impacted by this disease.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Homeless veterans in Reno received a helping hand up last month in the annual Reno Homeless Veterans Stand Down. It’s a one-stop shop approach to providing help, resources and services to veterans in need of assistance.
 
 
News You Can UseBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Even though it was the middle of week, more than 100 veterans, their family members or loved ones packed into the Bob Ruud Community Center. Extra chairs had to be pulled to the middle of the community center as the crowd gathered to join a conversation about issues of interest to Pahrump veterans.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of John A. Brandecker, MBA, MPH, as the new Director of the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) in Vallejo, California.
 
 
Employment/EducationBack to top
 
October 1, 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)!
 
October 1, 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
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
You may find this bit of history surprising. “Military Benefits info” writes; “The official birthday of the United States Navy is October 13, 1775. Back then, it was known as the Continental Navy and considered a small fleet of ships patrolling to intercept ships sent to resupply British Army
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
National Day of the Deployed honors all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or have sacrificed their lives to defend our country.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
This month marks the anniversary of Operation Urgent Fury – Grenada. In the predawn darkness of October 25, 1983, helicopters loaded with heavily armed Marines lifted off the amphibious assault ship USS Guam (LPH-9) and headed west toward the cloud-draped mountains of the island of Grenada.
 
October 1, 2018 - Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Navy Day is observed annually on October 27. It is a day to salute all of the women and men who have served, both past and present, in the United States Navy. The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services
 
 
Mark Your CalendarBack to top
 
October 1, 2018 - Unknown
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