Honor a Hero - Hire a Hero by Kat Miller
Veterans Day is over- and once again we saw a tremendous outpouring of community support for our veterans and for men and women currently serving. So, before losing sight of what we celebrated a few weeks ago, I would like to share an idea. That idea is, “To honor a hero--hire a hero.” Read More
Recruitmilitary.com Veteran Career Fair
RecruitMilitary is the top full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States. Using online and offline products to connect employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. RM serves veterans of all ranks, rates, and branches of the armed forces, and their services are free to all men and women who have a military background.
VA Offers Dental Insurance Program
WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2013) – VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced today.
“VA continues to explore innovative ways to help Veterans get access to the care and services they have earned and deserve,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “This new dental program is another example of VA creating partnerships with the private sector to deliver a range of high-quality care at an affordable cost, for our Nation’s Veterans.” Read More.
Elko VFW raises $15,000 for light replacement
With a mix of resounding applause and reverent gratitude, local veterans received donations Monday at the ninth annual Veterans Day Parade that will help the VFW Post 2350 keep a cross on the Big E Mountain lit for the holidays. Read More.
More Student Veterans Coming from Out-of-State
A key focus of the Green Zone Network is to promote education opportunities for veterans throughout Nevada. To further Governor Brian Sandoval’s goal of making Nevada the friendliest state in the U.S. for veterans, he signed an executive order forming the Nevada Student Veterans Advisory Council to “identify and prioritize the needs of Nevada’s veteran students.” In the recent legislative session, in-state residency waivers for veteran students, took effect on July 1 allowing out-of-state veterans to enroll in Nevada schools and pay in-state tuition. Ross Bryant, Director of UNLV’s Office of Veteran Services, was one of the speakers at the August GZN launch and talks about out-of-state veterans coming to Nevada in an article with the Las Vegas Review Journal. Read More.
For more on Student Veterans visit Student Veterans of America at www.studentveterans.org
Sandoval Announces New Veteran Initiatives
CARSON CITY, NV – During his speech at the Nevada State Veterans Home yesterday, Governor Brian Sandoval announced two new veteran initiatives.
The first will benefit military families, the veteran community and veteran service providers statewide through statewide surveys and the second, a state flag program, will benefit deployed service members.
“If Nevada is going to best meet the needs of our service members and veterans, then we need to ask them what they need most,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “These surveys will allow the military community to help shape efforts at the state level going forward. Regarding the state flag program, as Nevadans celebrate 150 years of statehood, I can think of no better way to honor our heroes than to send a small piece of home to them.” Read More
Mesquite Veterans Center Expands.
The Mesquite Veterans Center is one of the few collaborative facilities in the country which house various veterans organizations in one location. Members of American Legion, the VFW, Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans of Modern Warfare work together under one roof in Mesquite, NV. The Veterans Center will be taking delivery of a donated 12 x 60 addition to the facility this week. The unit will be added to the existing modules over the next few months which will enhance the Center’s ability to host larger groups and events.
Nevada Veterans Tax Exemptions Go Online
The Department of Motor Vehicles worked with all 17 Nevada county assessors to come up with a system to verify the exemption vouchers that assessors issue. Veterans in 15 of the 17 Nevada counties may use the system now. Clark County exemptions will not be available until later this year due to installation of a new computer system. Douglas County exemptions will be available online in the next few weeks. One of the first customers to use an exemption online was Caleb Cage, executive director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services. Read More.
Veterans Mobile Outreach
The Veterans Outreach program continues its travels and new dates are updated frequently. Appointments at locations are filling up so click the schedule link to find a locaiton near you and get an appointment scheduled. See Schedule.
Nevada Office of Veterans Services - Serving Those Who Have Served Us
For over 65 years we have been dedicated to helping Nevada veterans get the services, benefits and quality of life they deserve. With over 339,000 veterans living in our state, they rely on us to not only understand their lives, but to help them get a better quality of life. We do everything we can to show our American Heroes the same amount of respect, empathy, gratitude and service that they have shown us.
At the Nevada Department of Veteran Services we focus on being advocates for veteran benefits. Throughout the State of Nevada, we offer a variety of services and benefits. Our Nevada State Veterans Home is located in Boulder City, Nevada and provides a home with specialized care, compassion and assistance. We also offer burial services with military honors at our memorial cemeteries located in both Northern and Southern Nevada. At the Nevada Department of Veterans Services we care about providing Nevada veterans and their families with services and benefits for a better life.
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