• May 21, 2022
  • 8:59 AM

January 2022 – Veteran of the Month/Veteran Supporter of the Month

We congratulate Martin Aguilar for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and Merri Perry for being recognized as Veteran Supporters for the Month (VSM) of January 2022.

Aguilar is a retired Navy Sailor, who despite the retirement remains very active in his local community in Pahrump, NV. He is an active member of the VFW and now the commander of Post 10054 where he leads by example and inspires others to improve the post for both its members and the wider community. Since being with the post he has both led, fundraised, and physically worked on facility improvements putting on new fencing, awnings tables, water misters, a barbecue, and outdoor games. He personally helped replace the roof of the building enabling weekly meetings to take place there. Through it all he also helps acquire and provide wheelchairs and walkers to local disabled veterans and helped raise $2000 through the post’s annual poppy drive helping to provide food, clothing and emergency funds to veterans for medical, transportation, and utility cost. Aguilar has also been an incredible resource for his community, spearheading a poker run to benefit his local Toys for Tots toy drive and raising funds for Nye County’s Homeless Children Activity Fund.  

Perri is an incredibly active volunteer with the Veterans and Military Community of Southern Nevada having donated thousands of hours of her time to help our Veterans. She has helped build homes for Veterans and generously donating furnishing to veteran families in need. She has also been an active volunteer in supporting the efforts to ensure junior service member have access to food and other essentials. As a realtor she also is consistently working on staying up to date on changes that can help more veterans achieve the dream of homeownership.  

Martin Aguilar

Merri Perry

Due to the risk of coronavirus exposure, special ceremonies to honor and recognize the VOM and VSM are postponed until it is safe to resume them once again.

Veteran of the Month – Guidelines and Nomination Form

The Veteran of the Month (VOM) award recognizes Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support veterans, their communities and/or the military. View the VOM guidelines and nomination form.

Veteran Supporter of the Month – Guidelines and Nomination Form

The Veteran Supporter of the Month (VSM) Award recognizes both active organizations and non-veteran Nevada community members that provide exceptional support to military stationed in Nevada, Nevada veterans, and their families. View for VSM guidelines and nomination form.