Saturday, June 30, 2018

No Unaccompanied Veteran Interments for 7-5-18


No Unaccompanied Veteran Interments for 7-5-18

Hi Everyone,

There are currently no unaccompanied veteran interments scheduled for Thursday, July 5th because of the 4th of July holiday.  However, there are 7 interments scheduled for the following Thursday, July 12th.  If there are any changes for either date, I will notify you.
Rick Foulon
Assistant State Captain
Patriot Guard Riders of Southern Nevada

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pecos Road/CC-215 bridge closure scheduled for July 1

Pecos Road/CC-215 bridge closure scheduled for July 1
VASNHS staff and Veterans will begin seeing major traffic changes around the VA Medical Center over the next year as the next phase of improvements begins on the Clark County 215 Beltway between North 5th Street and Lamb Boulevard.

The first impact will be felt on July 1 as the current bridge in front of the VA Medical Center at 215 and Pecos Road closes for approximately four months for demolition and construction of a new bridge.

Individuals travelling to VA Medical Center eastbound on the 215 from the Northwest will be able to exit at Pecos Road, but will need to use S. Lamb Blvd. or Losee Rd. to travel westbound on the 215 from the facility.

Individuals traveling to the facility westbound on the 215 from I-15 will not be able to exit at Pecos. They will need to exit at S. Lamb Blvd. or Losee Road. Pecos Road will be open to eastbound traffic toward I-15 on the 215 from the facility during this phase of construction.

Those travelling to the VA Medical Center on I-15 North from Las Vegas are advised to exit at Lamb Blvd and take E. Centennial Pkwy to Pecos Road.

Engineering, Public Affairs and leadership will all work to keep staff and Veterans updated as construction progresses.

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business. #BeThere.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains


©  The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 6, 1998, file photo, North Korean soldiers carry an aluminum casket containing remains of a U.S. serviceman killed during the Korean War toward U.N. Command soldiers, foreground, at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. South Korean media reported that the U.S. military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village on Saturday, June 23, 2018, so that the North could begin the process of returning the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.
U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said 158 metal transfer cases were sent to a U.S. air base near Seoul, South Korea's capital, and would be used to send the remains home.
North Korea agreed to return U.S. war remains during the June 12 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
While the U.S. military preparations suggest that the repatriation of war remains could be imminent, it remains unclear when and how it would occur.

Earlier Saturday, Carroll denied a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency that U.S. military vehicles carrying more than 200 caskets were planning to cross into North Korea on Saturday. He said plans for the repatriation were "still preliminary."

Friday, May 18, 2018

Join us for Veteran of the Month and Veteran Supporter of the Month Ceremony

--On Behalf of NDVS Director Kat Miller--

Dear Veteran of the Month or Veteran Supporter of the Month Recipient,

Please join us as your elite and prestigious group gains two more members. 

On Friday, May 25, 2018, U.S. Army veteran Jefferson Detrick will be named Veteran of the Month and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be named Veteran Supporter of the Month in a special ceremony at 10:00 AM inside the lobby of the Grant Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas.

We hope you are able to attend and lend your continued support. As always, thank you for all you do on behalf of Nevada’s veterans. 


Terri Hendry


Terri Hendry, Communications Director
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
work: (775)825-9755

cell: (775)771-2800
"Serving Nevada's Heroes"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Help Us Spread the Word: Free Half-Day Seminar on Military Sexual Trauma

Dear State Commander or Veteran Advocate, 

NDVS, in partnership with the VA, will host a free, half-day seminar on Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The event will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the first floor auditorium of the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System building in North Las Vegas.

This informational seminar will be available to ALL, including survivors of Military Sexual Trauma as well as those who want to provide support to survivors.

The event is aimed at providing a greater understanding of MST as well as the resources and support available.  The seminar will be led by MST experts Dr. Nicole Anders, Psy.D of Las Vegas and Dr. Brian Potts, Clinical Psychologist of Nellis Air Force Base.

To register and save your seat go to:

or call 702-486-5627.

Attached is a flyer that includes both the registration and contact information. Please help us spread the word about this upcoming event! 


Terri Hendry


Terri Hendry, Communications Director
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
work: (775)825-9755

cell: (775)771-2800
"Serving Nevada's Heroes"

VA researchers have made amazing discoveries

VA researchers have made amazing discoveries

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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:00 am Posted in Health, Inside Veterans Health, Research, Top Stories, VA Innovations by Hans Petersen 3 comments 114 views

Did you know that VA researchers invented the first clinically successful implantable cardiac pacemaker, helping many patients prevent potentially life-threatening complications from irregular heartbeats?

Or that they developed the nicotine patch and other therapies to help smokers quit?

InnoVAtion to Implementation.”

Many Veterans gained hope for greater mobility when VA researchers invented a wheelchair that allows users to crank up the push rims to a standing position, providing them with increased functionality and independence.

It’s a remarkable history of accomplishments which we celebrate this Research Week.

Research Week is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of the VA Research Program and recognizes the researchers, Veterans and partners who support the program. For more than 90 years, VA research has been improving the lives of Veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation.

VA research is unique because of its focus on medical issues that affect Veterans. It is part of an integrated health care system with a state‐of‐the‐art electronic health record and has come to be viewed as a model for superior bench‐to‐bedside research.

The groundbreaking achievements of VA investigators—more than 60 percent of whom also provide direct patient care—have resulted in three Nobel prizes, seven Lasker awards, and numerous other distinctions.

The theme for this year is “InnoVAtion to Implementation.”

Research Week is celebrated all over the country at VA medical centers. VA facilities plan open houses or other activities to commemorate the week. Some plan research presentations, research displays or slide shows, and others will hold Veteran appreciation days, featuring VA researchers and local officials, as well as personal testimonials by Veterans participating in VA research studies.

The purpose of VA Research Week is to recognize Veterans for their participation in research studies and to provide an opportunity for VA investigators and administrators to present findings from their discoveries and innovations that have led to advancements in the health care for Veterans and improved upon existing medical knowledge. We recognize achievements in the following areas.

How research translates to patient care

VA researchers study a wide range of health topics from cancer, diabetes, women’s health and mental health to prosthetics and post‐traumatic stress disorder. Research Week is the premier event for researchers to present their discoveries on these topics and to show how they translate research to patient care and services for Veterans.

Here’s a short list of substantial research launches and outcomes in 2017 alone:

  • A major study, conducted under the auspices of the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, on the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $81 million in new research on non-drug treatment of pain for military personnel and Veterans.
  • A physical-environment checklist used in VA psychiatry units led to a sharp decline in inpatient suicides.
  • A study showing that prolonged exposure therapy delivered directly into patients’ homes via telehealth could “dramatically increase the reach of this evidence-based therapy for PTSD without diminishing its effectiveness.”
  • Significant progress in restoring a natural sense of touch for those who use prosthetic hands.
  • Advances in brain-computer technology that now allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis.

Every year, Veterans from all over the country participate in research studies to help improve the lives of other Veterans. During Research Week, we honor Veterans and formally thank them for the vital role they play in supporting and contributing to the VA Research Program.

VA research depends on its collaborations and partnerships with academic affiliates, industry partners, nonprofit organizations, outside organizations, and Veterans service organizations to deliver high‐quality results. For Research Week, VA highlights these partnerships and the successful research studies that have been made possible through these collaborations.

VA research fosters dynamic collaborations with academia, other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and private industry—thus furthering the program’s impact on the health of Veterans and the nation.


· Discoveries

· research week

· VA Innovations

· VA Research

· Veterans Health Administration




Hans Petersen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MOPH and Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day, Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 August 18


Subject: MOPH and Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day, Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 August 18
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 06:47:33 -0400

Fellow Patriots, here is the latest information regarding the two days of events at Mount Vernon this year to celebrate National Purple Heart Day. 

Region Commanders, please share this information with your Department's Leadership who I hope will share this email with their respective Chapters. 

For everyone, please be sure to go online to register for your Free Tickets to the Wreath Laying and Mansion Tour on Friday, 10 Aug and the full ceremony on the East Lawn of Mount Vernon the morning of Saturday, 11 Aug.  All tickets are Free.  Saturday's ticket also allows access to all of Mount Vernon Estates. 

The Mansion Tour on Friday, 10 August is limited to the number of participants so if you have not gone on a tour of Gen. Washington's house and wish to do so you need to RSVP as it's "first come, first served".  If you have been on the tour last year, but still wish to participate in the wreath laying do get your tickets anyway, just let me know that you do not plan to do the Mansion Tour. 

Hopefully the Mount Vernon Inn will be open after we're done so everyone can have a nice evening of adult beverages after the Friday events. 

To attend the Reception please RSVP directly to me.  All I need is a name and number in your party. 

​This year we have support from the Hampton Inn and Suites, Alexandria, VA with discounted hotel rooms for Friday and Saturday nights.  Information regarding how to make your own reservations is included in the attached information paper.  ​

Be sure to get your tickets as you must have them to enter the Mount Vernon grounds on either days. 

And, please share this with everyone in your respective Chapters as we're planning to have a huge turnout of Purple Heart recipients and guests this year!!!

Yours in Patriotism,


Junior Vice Commander, Dept of VA

Past Chpt 353 Commander

Gordon Sumner, PhD
Home/Office:  703-455-4527

Cell:  703-595-8800
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”   ~Benjamin Franklin~

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Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day

You are cordially invited to celebrate National Purple Heart Day at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It is our honor to have you join us as we, in partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, commemorate the oldest military decoration in the United States at the beloved home of its founder. Here is information you might find helpful in planning your visit. Please note that Mount Vernon will commemorate Purple Heart Day 2018 on Friday, August 10, 2018, and Saturday, August 11, 2018.
See you soon,


Joan Flintoft
Director of Events & Protocol


Free Admission Tickets for Purple Heart Recipients

We are pleased to offer free tickets to Purple Heart recipients and their families on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Free tickets are available until 5 p.m. on Monday, July 31.


Saturday, August 11

Hours & Admission
Mount Vernon will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
Your ticket will include access to the historic area, an optional tour of the Mansion, George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center.
We recommend that you plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your Mansion tour time. You will be prompted to choose your Mansion tour time when you reserve your ticket.

Purple Heart Day Ceremony
Join the audience for Mount Vernon’s official National Purple Heart Day Ceremony on the East Lawn at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, featuring remarks by General Washington.

Purple Heart Day Reception

· Mount Vernon is pleased to invite Purple Heart recipients and their families to a reception at the Mount Vernon Inn restaurant at 1 p.m.

· All guests must RSVP in order to attend, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis until the event reaches capacity.

· To RSVP, please contact Gordon Sumner, Chapter 353, Military Order of the Purple Heart, at no later than July 31, 2018.

Friday, August 10

Private Evening Tour

· On Friday, August 10, 2018, Purple Heart recipients and their families can enjoy a special Private Evening Tour of the Mansion and Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Purple Heart Memorial, on the 20th anniversary of its dedication, at 6 p.m.

· The Mansion tour includes the first, second and third floors of George Washington’s beloved home. The guided tour of the Mansion will take approximately one hour. Please note the first floor of the Mansion is accessible by most wheelchairs. The second and third floors are accessed by stairs.

· While a shuttle will be provided, please dress for the weather and be prepared for uneven walkways.

· All guests must RSVP in order to attend, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis until the event reaches capacity.


Things to Know Before Your Visit

Please be aware of the following:

· Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day will involve outdoor walking, so please dress accordingly. Please be prepared for varying temperatures and uneven walkways.

· The Ford Orientation Center, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Mount Vernon Inn complex are wheelchair accessible. Although the 18th-century pathways in the historic area can be uneven, there is an accessible path linking the Mansion, Ford Orientation Center, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. More about accessibility at Mount Vernon may be found here.

· Food is available for purchase at our Food Court Pavilion or Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Reservations are recommended at the Mount Vernon Inn.

· Smoking is not permitted.

· Outside food and beverage are not permitted.

· Guests are welcome to leave the estate during the event and re-enter the estate by presenting a valid ticket.

Bag Inspection & Prohibited Items
For your safety, bags/containers larger than 16x16x8” are prohibited, and all bags are subject to inspection. Prohibited items include:

· Weapons/firearms not in compliance with Virginia law.

· Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches.

· Flammable liquids, gases and aerosols.

· Fireworks and related materials.

· Other items deemed dangerous or suspicious.

· Food and beverages, except water.

Click here for more information about prohibited items.

Questions? Please feel free to e-mail


George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
United States






Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization. We don't accept government funding and rely upon private contributions to help preserve George Washington’s home and legacy.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Here's the RSVP link for the Grand Opening too.


Thanks for stopping by this morning; I wanted to loop us all on an email chain, just in case you had any further questions for us. We appreciate you helping spread the word.

Here's the RSVP link for the Grand Opening too.



Ms. Jess Holland

Director of Business Development

American Dream U
T: 702-233-2366 C: 702-578-2262

Please take a minute to watch this video explaining our program:

ADU Helping Our Military Transition

Perhaps a small donation from Henderson Vet Groups might be a good thing for morale.


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Thank A Vet <>

To: Lou Rothenstein <>

Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:04:28 PM PDT

Subject: Fwd: Care packages

This is from the unit that we are going to help.


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From: Christina Dorsey <>
Date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Subject: Care packages

Here is the information for my soliders in need of care packages. If anyone has any questions please let me know. Thanks 

Christina Dorsey 

Please pass this contact information along for those who can provide care packages to our Team deployed in the most forward places in the Middle East. Not Iraq, Kuwait or Afghanistan.
They do not have the PX and the luxury's most of us spoiled Soldiers had in Iraq. They have nothing other than the mission and the environment to keep them going. As Chaplains they have a mission to provide moral boosters to the Marines and Soldiers they are supporting. So it's not just the two of them we should think about.
Let's try and work on some major care packages leading up to Christmas due to the delay in shipping and how remote they are in the region. 
  Now that we have a home for the next few months, here is our contact information. Up until we got here, there were only Chaplains that visited and none that stayed for very long.

Has 300-350 people average.
Mailing address:
   Pappe, Cliff MAJ
   APO, AE 09314

Monday, May 7, 2018

Final 2018 Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposia Report

---On Behalf of Director Kat Miller---

Dear State Commander or Veteran Supporter,

Below is the link to the final 2018 Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposia Report. It contains the legislative issues and concerns expressed and then ranked in priority by members of the veteran's community during symposia held on March 24, 2018 in Reno and March 31, 2018  in Las Vegas. You will be able to print the document once you open the link.

For questions, please feel free to contact me directly at or 775-771-2800.

We appreciate your continued interest and support.


Terri Hendry


Terri Hendry, Communications Director
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
work: (775)825-9755

cell: (775)771-2800
"Serving Nevada's Heroes"

Thursday, May 3, 2018

U.S.S. Corvina Model Will Soon Have a Permanent Place of Remembrance

(Carson City, NV) – The WWII submarine, The U.S.S. Corvina, will soon have a permanent home where the service and sacrifice of its crew members will be forever honored and remembered. That new home will be in the lobby of the State of Nevada Library, located in the Capitol Complex in Carson City. 
A new clear, plexiglass display case is being specially designed and built to protect, house, and display a 10-foot model replica of the fated submarine. The new case will also display memorabilia from the Corvina and its crew members. 
At one time, the Corvina model was displayed at the Reno's Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System). After a remodeling project at the Veterans Administration facility, the model was moved for safe keeping and has since been sitting in a private garage. Aside from its appearances in parades or other public venues, the model has been out of daily sight from the public. In the months ahead, that will change. 
With support from the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, a unique partnership has formed between Nevada's U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc., Corvina Base, the Nevada Department of Administration and State Public Works. Since the beginning of this year, work has been underway to find the replica a new home. Mary Woods, with the Nevada Department of Administration said, "The plan for the display is perfect! The back door of the lobby of the State Library leads right out to the Veteran’s Wall, which is right behind the Capitol Building." 
For now, there are tentative plans for a formal dedication ceremony on August 6, 2018, with additional details to be determined. The date was selected because is it the submarine's 75th Commission Anniversary. 
The Corvina was assigned to Nevada and is one of 52 American submarines lost at sea. For more about the Nevada veterans group, visit the Corvina website:
For more on the Corvina history and its fallen, visit here:

A Closer Look at Memorial Day

By Terri Hendry
Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May. The day is set aside each year to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It became an annual day of remembrance in 1871; a few years after the Civil War ended. Known as the "War Between the States," it ended in 1865 with a tremendous loss of life, among the bloodiest conflicts in U.S. history. 
By the late 1860's, Americans began holding tributes to the fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. Although historians have a tough time determining exactly when this tradition occurred,the federal government in 1966 declared Waterloo, New York the "official" birthplace of Memorial Day. That city was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, one in which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags. This is why, initially, the day become known as Decoration Day. 
After World War I, Decoration Day evolved into a day to commemorate the deaths of all American military members who died in all wars. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, establishing Memorial Day as the last Monday in May. 
Memorial Day is a solemn observance in stark contrast to its significance to some as the unofficial start of summer. When lawmakers set aside the last Monday of May for a day of national remembrance, they also declared that Monday a federal holiday, giving federal employees a three-day holiday weekend. 
The annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Flag-In event to place flags on each gravesite will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Please arrive before 7:00 a.m. 
In northern Nevada, the Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley on Monday, May 28, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Flag-In event will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. 
Memorial Day is observed in many ways. Some visit a cemetery or memorial or participate in parades, while others host gatherings of family and friends. If you're wondering what events or gatherings are happening in your community, we've asked around the entire State for activities and events this Memorial Day.
Check here to see what's happening near you:

Message from the Director

Greetings and Welcome to May!

Memorial Day will be here before you know it. Thank you for sharing your activities and events! With your help, we have been able to assemble a very full calendar for this month. Click here if you wish to review it:

We're getting a lot of interest early on about Memorial Day events. In Fernley, the ceremony starts on Monday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. In southern Nevada, I will be attending the ceremony in Boulder City, also scheduled on Monday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Don't forget the "Flag-In" events at both cemeteries! This ensures an American flag is placed on each gravesite. This year, the "Flag-In" events will be held on Saturday, May 26. For more detail, including the times and locations to meet inside the cemeteries, click here:

I also want to thank everyone in southern Nevada who turned out for our free, two-day Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) workshop in Henderson! There was record-breaking attendance and interest; we're already planning the next free event. It will be in held in October in Elko. We will share times, dates, location as soon as this information is available.

As an NVA, you are a specially trained volunteer who can be of tremendous help to veterans or military members. The training allows you to assist in connecting these individuals to earned benefits, resources or programs. If you cannot attend the next free training, you are always welcome to become an NVA by taking our online course! Visit here to learn more:

Speaking of advocates, the United Veterans Legislative Council is ramping up to take the concerns and issues identified in our recent Veterans Legislative Symposia in Reno and Las Vegas to Nevada lawmakers. The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will have a report on the Symposia that we will post to our website soon.

Finally, we received very positive news recently from the federal government regarding construction funding for our new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home! We learned we will receive more than $33 million dollars in a new VA construction grant this year! Click the link below to find out why a federal rule change, championed by Senator Dean Heller and supported by our Congressional delegation, made all the difference in the world!
The new veterans' home is being built in Sparks, Nevada. Its completion remains on schedule, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for December 2018!  It's my belief this project would have never happened without the leadership of Governor Sandoval, all our elected leaders and you!

Kat Miller

Mark Your Calendar - May 2018


Armed Forces Day is in May!

Mineral County's 68th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration has events all month long. Go here for events, dates, times and locations:

Buying a Mobile Home Presentation - Dayton

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: Dayton Valley Branch Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Rd., Dayton, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 or 1-800-323-8666

Purple Heart Proclamation Day as TMCC in Reno becomes first campus in Nevada to become a Purple Heart College!

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM

Where: Red Mountain Police Parking Lot on the Truckee Meadows Community College Campus

Contact: Veterans Resources Center at 775-337-5612

Habitability Disputes - Reno

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: 204 Marsh Ave. Reno, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 210

Fourth Annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March – Carson City

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018, starting at 10:00 AM

Where: Participants will walk from the corner of U.S. Highway 395 (Bully's parking lot) and West College Parkway to the WNC campus, 2201 West College Parkway, and back, which is approximately 2.3 miles round trip.

Contact: For more information contact Rick or Kyle at 775-445-3301 or email

Bravo Zulu Training in Las Vegas for health care workers who care for veterans

When: Monday & Tuesday, May 7-8, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: UNLV''s Clark County Cooperative Extension, Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Sandi TenBoer at or call 775 737-8642

Truckee Meadows Veterans Community Collaborative

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: 5460 Corporate Drive, 2nd floor conference room inside the Federal Building, Reno, NV

Contact: Cathy Yates at or call (702) 830-2000

Ask a Lawyer - Elko

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Great Basin College Veterans Resource Center, 1500 College Parkway, McMullen Hall- Room 2201500, Elko, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Habitability Disputes – Fallon

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Fallon Chamber of Commerce, 85 Taylor St. Fallon, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Sealing Criminal Records Presentation - Reno

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: 204 Marsh Ave. Reno, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 210

Learn About Drones and Connect with Veterans!

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Upward Bound is located at 5270 Neil Road, Suite 303, Reno, NV

Contact: RSVP is appreciated at or 775-829-9007

Know Your Rights: Bankruptcy Basics - Winnemucca

When: Friday, May 11, 2018, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: County Commissioner’s Building, 50 W. 5th St. Winnemucca, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Reno Veterans Baby Shower - Reno

When: Friday, May 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, 975 Kirman Avenue, Room L 1927, Reno, NV (Parking available on Locust Street)

Contact: Francie Mahoney, Women Veterans Program Manager at 775-785-7225 or 775-842-6239 or email

Flag Retirement Ceremony – Bring Your Flag(s) to Dispose of Properly!

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM

Where: Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV

Contact: SNVMC at 702-486-5920

North Las Vegas - American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall and Patriot Fest

When: Patriot Fest is Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Traveling Tribute Wall will be on display Thursday through Sunday, May 10 – 13, 2018, open 24 hours

Where: Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV


Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE)

When: Monday, May 14, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV

Contact: Cathy Yates at or call 702-830-2000

Ask a Lawyer – Carson City

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Veterans Resource Center, 106 E Adams Street #203, Carson City, NV 89706

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234, or 1-800-323-8666

Bravo Zulu Training for health care providers who work with veterans

When: Thursday & Friday, May 17-18, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Vassar-Cordone Nonprofit Building, 1301 Cordone Avenue, Reno, NV

Contact: Sandi TenBoer at or call 775 737-8642

Sealing Criminal Records Presentation – Lovelock

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Pershing County Community Center, 820 6th St. Lovelock, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 210

See Indie Movie "Served Like A Girl" in FREE Screening

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018, doors open at 5:00 PM. Film at 6:00 PM

Where: Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum Springs Reserve, 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV

Contact: RSVP requested. You may register through or call Melodie Phoenix at

702-799-1010 ext. 5374

Armed Forces Day is May 19, 2018!

Check out Mineral County's events:

Nevada State Railroad Museum: FREE admission to veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City on May 19th! Courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum! Go here for more information:

Operation Battle Born: Ruck to Remember

When: May 20-28, 2018

What: The Truckee Meadows Veterans Club of TMCC is partnering with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebel Veterans to execute the first statewide "Operation Battle Born: Ruck to Remember" march in honor of the fallen heroes from the Global War on Terrorism. Over the course of 8 days, veterans and volunteers from across the state will take turns carrying two rucksacks that share nearly 7,000 service member dog tags, including the 57 fallen Nevadans who made the ultimate sacrifice since September 11. In their honor, volunteers will march from the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial to Fernley Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, for a total of 370 miles. Participants will be asked to challenge themselves physically and mentally, facing the heat and the weight of the fallen heroes on their backs. If this is too strenuous, they are also asking for volunteers!

In southern Nevada, go here for more information:

In northern Nevada, go here:

Family Stability Council in Winnemucca

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM

Where: The National Guard Armory, 735 West 4th Street, Winnemucca, NV

Contact: Cathy Yates at or call 702-830-2000

NDVS Washoe County Community Veterans In Service Ceremony to honor veterans

When: Thursday, May, 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 East 9th Street, Reno, NV

Contact: RSPV is requested. Contact Sandi TenBoer at or call 775 737-8642

Buying a Mobile Home Presentation – Yerington

When: Thursday, May 22, 2018, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: Walker River Justice Court, 911 Harvey Way, Suite 2, Yerington, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Security Deposit Disputes – Reno

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: 204 Marsh Ave. Reno, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 210

Fireworks Over Pahrump - Memorial Day Weekend

When: Friday through Monday, May 25 – May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Launch your own fireworks in a safe and supervised environment or enjoy the show provided. during the following holiday weekends. Anyone interested in launching their own fireworks must obtain a special permit from one of the five fireworks stores in Pahrump. The launch site is first come, first serve and you have a 30-minute time limit. The Fireworks Over Pahrump launch site is located one mile west on Gamebird Road right off of Highway 160.

Contact: Laurie Bodendorfer, Manager Phantom Fireworks, 775-537-1737

Virginia City - Celebration of Heroes Parade

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Noon

Where: C-Street, Virginia City. The Comstock honors all the men and women of the military who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving America. Join the folks of Virginia City the Saturday before Memorial Day to pay tribute to the great service men and women.

Contact: Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500

Flag-in Events

When: To prepare for Memorial Day, both the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV and the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV will host flag-in events, on Saturday, May 26. The Northern Cemetery will start at 9:00 AM. The Southern Cemetery asks you to arrive before 7:00 AM.

Where: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV and Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive. Boulder City, NV

Contact: NNVMC: 775-575-4441, SNVMC: 702-486-5920

Special Forces Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Where: Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cemetery’s Memorial Garden Area, 1900 Veterans Memorial Way, Boulder City, NV

Contact: SNVMC: 702-486-5920

Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial Cemeteries

When: The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery will begin its ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM. The Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery will begin its ceremony at 1:00 PM.

Where: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV. Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV

Contact: NNVMC: 775-575-4441. SNVMC: 702-486-5920

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Ask a Lawyer – Lockwood

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Lockwood Senior Center, 800 Peri Ranch Road, Lockwood, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Security Deposit Disputes – Wadsworth

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Wadsworth Justice Court, 390 Main St. Wadsworth, NV

Contact: 775-284-3491 ext 234 or 1-800-323-8666

Vietnam War “Moving Wall” to Come to Minden – Volunteers Needed

When: Thursday through Monday, May 31-June 4, 2018, open 24 hours each day. There will be an Opening Ceremony, Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM with a Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:30 PM and a Closing Ceremony, Sunday, June 3 at 7 PM

Where: The “Moving Wall” is a half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The “Moving Wall” will be displayed at Eastside Memorial Park, 1600 Buckeye Road, Minden, NV

Contact: Nadia Shahin at or at 775-782-4554 or visit Facebook at

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Friday, April 13, 2018

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Join us for a FREE BARBECUE as we celebrate Military Appreciation Month!

Who: Numerous Veteran Leaders, Elected Members of Office, and our special keynote: U.S. Senator Dean Heller!

What: Military & Veteran Appreciation BBQ!

Where: 2925 N. Green Valley Pkwy #B, Henderson, NV 89011

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018; 3 PM - 6 PM; 1500 - 1800 

Why: Celebrate May as Military Appreciation Month with members of the veteran community!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Veteran of the Month

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MOPH Patriots -- I hope you can join me next Monday, Apr 16th at 1:30 pm in the foyer of the Grant Sawyer building as Governor Sandoval recognizes Raymond Warran III, USMC, as Nevada's April Veteran of the Month.

Len Yelinek

Commander, Las Vegas Chapter 711

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Ray Warren is Veteran of the month for April and the Governor plans on being there. Please get as many of our Purple Heart members to attend as you can. My congratulations to Ray on receiving this important recognition.

Andy LePeilbet 775-772-8747

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Thanks Andy,

His name is Raymond Warran III U.S. Marine Corps

It will be held at the Grant Sawyer Building on Monday April 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm with the Governor attending

Monday, March 12, 2018


                 VA Health Data To Transfer Easier Than DoD's To New EHR System
                Commemorating Women's History Month
                Restore Your VA Benefits
                Navy Sends 40 to Compete in Warrior Games
                Get $300k VGLI Alternatives from Just $21 a Month
                Recent Education Benefit Changes Explained
                Navy Targeted Reentry Program
                March Is Traumatic Brain Injury Month
                VA Displays Women's Athlete Exhibit
                AFPC Changes Officer Assignment System
                State Veteran’s Benefits
                Over 1,500 Selected for Promotion to SMSgt
                Help for Gulf War Veterans
                Careers For Veterans At PepsiCo
                AF Creates Information Ops School
               Navy Advanced Education Voucher
                Annual Women in the Services Report
                The Legion's Veteranpreneur Contest
                Navy Honors Women Who Fight
                Upcoming American Legion Outreach Events
                Legion and Other Veteran Job Fairs in March
                National Resource Directory for Veterans
                Navy Olmsted Scholar Program
                   Headline Military News

VA Health Data To Transfer Easier Than DoD's To New EHR System Will the long-promised integration of DoD & VA's health record be coming in the near future?Read More
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Restore Your VA Benefits The Colmery Act (also known as the Forever GI Bill) includes significant education benefit changes that may affect you. Read More
Navy Sends 40 to Compete in Warrior Games Forty Navy athletes will compete in this year's DoD Warrior Games, which are scheduled to take place June 2-9.Read More
Get $300k VGLI Alternatives from Just $21 a Month Get coverage customized to your family's needs. Because tomorrow is never guaranteed, start protecting your family today. Read More
Recent Education Benefit Changes Explained The VA recently hosted the #ExploreVA Facebook Live event on VA education benefit changes. Read More
Veteran Employer of the Week: DynCorp International DynCorp International offers opportunities and challenging assignments. Read More
Reduce Your Out of Pocket & Rx Costs with a TRICARE Supplement Get a Tricare supplement that pays your cost shares and can pay 100% of covered excess charges. Read More
Navy Targeted Reentry Program The U.S. Navy has announced its new program and guidelines to expedite reentry into the Navy. Read More
The VA Loan Benefit Increased to up to $453k Financing: Use Your Benefit Now2018 is here and the VA loan limits have increased again. Now is the time to use this great benefit .Read More
March Is Traumatic Brain Injury Month This month is devoted to getting those who suffer from TBI the help they need. Read More
VA Displays Women's Athlete Exhibit During March, ten VA medical centers around the country will display an exhibit featuring 10 women Veteran athletes. Read More
AFPC Changes Officer Assignment System The Air Force’s Personnel Center (AFPC) is transitioning the Air Force Officer Assignment System from three to two cycles. Read More
Over 1,500 Selected for Promotion to SMSgtThe U.S. Air Force has selected 1,549 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant. Read More
Help for Gulf War Veterans The VA’s Gulf War Registry alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service. Read More
VA Launches Telehealth Program for Rural Vets with PTSD The VA has launched a pilot program that will offer telehealth treatment to rural veterans suffering from PTSD. Read More
AF Creates Information Ops School The U.S. Air Force has announced the creation of a new Information Operations technical training school. Read More
Navy Advanced Education Voucher The U.S. Navy is calling for applications for the FY-19 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. Read More
5 Interesting Findings from a 2018 Military Family Report A recent report from a major military support organization highlights a few surprises about our military and veteran community. Read More
Annual Women in the Services Report A committee has released its 2017 annual report on matters relating to women serving in the Armed Forces. Read More
The Legion's Veteranpreneur Contest The American Legion Family is announcing a Veteranpreneur Contest as part of its 2018 National Poppy Day activities. Read More
Navy Honors Women Who Fight The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March 2018.Read More
Upcoming American Legion Outreach Events The American Legion national staff is offering district revitalization and membership outreach efforts in California and Washington State. Read More
Legion and Other Veteran Job Fairs in March brings a full slate of career events for veterans, service members and military spouses. Read More
National Resource Directory for Veterans The National Resource Directory is one of the largest online collections of resources for Veterans. Read More
Navy Olmsted Scholar Program U.S. Navy officers interested in developing language skills are encouraged to apply for the Olmsted Scholar Program. Read More