Veterans Legislative Symposium Invitation
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will be hosting a Veterans Legislative Symposium March 8 in Reno.
The meeting is intended to bring together leaders and those interested in veterans issues together to plan for the upcoming 78th legislature in 2015. If you are interested, please reply to the email below so we can put you on the list and update you as the March 8 draws near. Space is limited to 200 attendees.
Date: March 8, 2014
Location: Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, NV. Room - Silver Baron A on the Mezzanine level above the casino.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee service will be provided throughout the meeting.
To attend, reply to Pio.email@example.com with the subject line “Vet Legislative Symposium.
Veteran Community Give Back: Ward 3 Cleanup With Green Zone Network
This month we’ll be cleaning up Ward 3 to show the value that veterans bring to our communities through service, leadership, and engagement.
Who: Veterans, service members, and family members wishing to serve their community with the Green Zone Initiative and Joining Community Forces
What: Ward Three Clean Up
When: March 29, 2014, from 9 to noon
Where: Meet up at the Boys and Girls Club, 2680 East Ninth Street, Reno, where parking is available
NOTE: Please bring gloves, sunscreen, and water.
Please RSVP To: LoftisJ@veterans.nv.gov
Designing the Northern Nevada Veterans Home
The NDVS Team, along with the State Public Works Division, architects and consultants look over a design for the new Northern Nevada veterans home. This is a very exciting project with home-like residential spaces, outdoor ceremonial spaces, a greenhouse for residents, and other fantastic design elements!
2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
A local competition and festival will be held in the Tahoe room (4th floor) of the VA Sierra Nevada Medical center on Wednesday, March 5th, from 10 am to 3 PM. See flyer for more details.
Bill Maltman Recognized as Veteran of the Month February 2014
Mr. Bill Maltman of Sun Valley, NV was recognized as February’s Nevada Veteran of the Month in a presentation ceremony by Governor Brian Sandoval on Friday, February 14 in Carson City. “This is a day I look forward to,” said Governor Sandoval. “We have heroes amongst us who do so many things for veterans and for our community and on behalf of the people of the State of Nevada, we thank Mr. Maltman for his continued service.” Read More.
Las Vegas Women Wellness Event
NDVS will be hosting a Women Veterans Wellness Event February 22 in Las Vegas. The event will cover women veterans issues, education as well as employment. This first event in 2013 was a great success and this year NDVS has joined with the VA’s program “She Wore These.” Learn more and register for this free wellness event. Read More.
Bob Garlow Recognized as
Veteran of the Month January 2014
Beginning the third year of Nevada’s commitment to recognize veterans who serve and assist other veterans, Bob Garlow was named as Nevada’s Veteran of the Month for January 2014 at the VFW’s Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas.
“Bob is an inspirational leader” said Mike Musgrove, Veterans Service Commissioner (VSC) from Elko and one of the presenters on behalf of Governor Brian Sandoval. “His involvement is not just felt locally but throughout the entire state.” Read More.
Governor Sandoval Proclaims 2014
as the Year of the Veteran
In a proclamation by Governor Sandoval, the state will recognize 2014 as the year of the Veteran. “The Governor has stated clearly it is our goal to make Nevada the most veteran friendly state in the country,” says Kat Miller, Director NDVS. “That is evident in his support and of veterans issues and advancing efforts to create more accessibility state wide for veterans and their families.” You can read the proclamation here, or see view a copy on the Governor’s website.
Veterans License Plate Program
Offers New Thunderbird Plate
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plate program supports the NDVS Gift Account through specialty license plates which are available to veterans and family members through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Specialty plates are available for every branch of the military including other plates for specialty groups. We encourage every veteran and family member in Nevada to consider a veteran license plate as part of the proceeds from the purchase of these plates go to NDVS Gift Account which is used to assist veterans and their dependants throughout the state and will help Nevada become the most veteran-friendly state in our nation.
DMV plates. http://www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm
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.
SNVMC Response to LVRJ Article
In an article the Las Vegas Review Journal on December 27, the paper sites burial delay issues at the cemetery in an article called "Burial delays aplenty at veterans cemetery in Boulder City." The NDVS believes the article misrepresents the timelines for burials and as such, Chris Naylor, SNVMC Superintendent has sent a response to the LVRJ to site clarify LVRJ's coverage surrounding burials at the cemetery. You can read Naylor's response here and a link to the LVRJ article is also provided.
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.
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
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.
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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