Remembering Chuck Fulkerson - Memorial Service, November 1
Former Nevada Office of Veterans Chuck Fulkerson passed away on October, 25, 2014. Chuck was the director of NOVS from 2000 to 2006. During his tenure, Chuck fiercely advocated for better health care and services for veterans and oversaw the construction of the Nevada State Veterans Home and the Northern Nevada Veterans Guest House.
Chuck's efforts to ensure veterans throughout the state did not stop with the construction of the NSVH in Boulder City. As early as 2003, Chuck was studying the need for a veterans nursing home in Northern Nevada when he worked with then Governor Kenny Guinn on researching the possiblity of a home in the Northern Nevada area. The work he began to build the northern veterans nursing home continues today and will a focus to get funding for the project during the next legislature.
A service will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 10:30am at the Army Aviation Support Facility, 20000 Army Aviation Drive, Stead, NV. The service will be held in the hanger and you will be able to park on the Tarmac. The family is encouraging 2-3 minute stories about Chuck. The service will last an hour and there will be a reception immediately following.
Veteran of the Month - November Presentation
Governor Brian Sandoval will present Frank Greenwood as the Veteran of the Month for November in a ceremony to be hold on November 6 at 1 pm. The presentation will take place at the State Capitol building in the Old Assembly Hall on the second floor. Please note that an email to veterans was sent which had an incorrect date for the presentation.
Date: Thursday, November 6, 1 pm. State Capitol Building, Carson City.
Always Lost Exhibit in Las Vegas Through October 27 -
Opens Elko November 12
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) and the Western Nevada College arts and humanities exhibition “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” wrap up the exhibit in Las Vegas on October 27. Read More.
Great Basin College will be the next stop for Always Lost opening on November 12 - 26 through at the Leonard Center for Student Life. "Nevada has a rich history of support for on “Nevada has a rich history of support for our military and veterans,” says NDVS Director Kat Miller. “This support must always include remembering our fallen." Read More.
Governor Sandoval Recognizes James Babb as
August Veteran of the Month.
Governor Brian Sandoval presented Mr. Babb with the Veteran of the Month certificate as well as a Governor's Coin for his service to veterans in the Fallon community. “I talk about the Nevada family and how we take of one another,” said Governor Sandoval. “James is a perfect example of that by taking care of fellow veterans as well as serving in his community.” Read More.
NDVS Continues License Plate Involvement
The "Pick Your Plate" advertising campaign was launched in June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has twenty-one various of plates for veterans and family members which can be viewed on the DMV veteran license plate page. The campaign was launched to increase participation in the veterans plates which a portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. The gift account is used by the NDVS to fund veteran outreach efforts and programs throughout the state which benefit veterans and family members. The ad campaign was seen in print and digital versions inElko, Reno, Las Vegas, Carson City and some rural communities. "With nearly 300,000 veterans in the state, there are currently only 10% which are currently using Nevada veteran plates," says Kat Miller, Director of NDVS. "That leaves room for a lot of veterans to take part as these plates can be put on anything a veteran drives or pulls and as these plates help our veteran outreach efforts, its a great way to assist other veterans simply by switching over." Veterans can view the plate options on the DMV site, but will have to visit a nearby office in order to switch over.
President signs Executive Order to increase student loans
Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will automatically apply a 6% interest rate cap to eligible federal student loan borrowers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act without the need for additional paperwork.
In October 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published The Next Front, a report that identified troubling trends regarding student loan borrowers having trouble accessing their SCRA rights. We shared the consumer complaints featured in the report with the Department of Justice, which led to the recent settlement against Sallie Mae, the nation’s largest student loan servicer. The settlement required Sallie Mae to proactively determine which of its borrowers were eligible for the 6% interest rate reduction, and apply the rate cap without the need for borrowers to submit a request or military orders. 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.
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 approximately 330,000 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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