• 12Feb2015

    Volunteerism goes back to nation’s founding

    America is deeply rooted in the spirit of volunteerism. At many points throughout our history, it has been volunteers freely giving their time and energy that yielded monumental victories. The same is true for DAV. John Kleindienst,…

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  • 12Feb2015

    VA charts course to regain trust

    When VA Secretary Robert McDonald took over the department reins this past July, he set forth on a path to improve customer service, alter or eliminate lagging business practices, and regain the trust of veterans across the country.…

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  • 12Feb2015

    Backlog Dropping as DAV Service Officers Help

    Just a few years ago the Department of Veterans Affairs was facing one million first-time VA benefits claims that were unresolved for more than 125 days. DAV, which represented veterans in more than 340,000 benefits claims last…

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  • 11Feb2015

    Marching toward Mid-Winter

    Plans for DAV’s Operation: Keep the Promise 2015 are well underway, promising another exciting and impactful Mid-Winter Conference as we close out February. This year, as part of our larger legislative agenda, DAV will focus…

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  • 11Feb2015

    The Need for Continued Legacies

    As DAV commemorates Black History Month in February, it’s important to point out how preserving the memories of those who came before the modern era helped shape the fabric of what is now DAV. “DAV’s legacy started following…

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  • 11Feb2015

    New Law Mandates All Claims, Appeals Begin on Standard Forms

    The days of being able to informally start disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs by writing a simple statement on a sheet of paper are over. That will no longer secure an effective date for the evaluation of an award.…

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  • 09Feb2015

    Black History Month 2015 – Honor, Courage and Commitment: Spotlight on Navy Master Diver Carl Brashear

    Born to sharecroppers in the segregated south, Carl Brashear overcame insurmountable odds to become the first African-American U.S. Navy master diver. The sixth of eight children, Brashear dreamed of a life of adventure outside…

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  • 06Feb2015

    Veterans suicide prevention legislation passes House and Senate

    The Clay Hunt Prevention for American Veterans Act, a bill designed to help prevent suicide among the nation’s veterans, passed 99-0 in the Senate Tuesday, paving the way for the bill to soon become law. Among its measures,…

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  • 05Feb2015

    Honoring unsung heroes

    In my office sits a model of a red-tailed P-51 Mustang. When my eyes find it in a moment of thought, it reminds me of those who faced great obstacles but served with patriotic honor and dignity. As we celebrate Black History Month…

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  • 05Feb2015

    2015 Atlanta All Veterans Job Fair

            Georgia Dome One Georgia Dome Drive, NW Atlanta, GA  30313 February 5, 2015 11:00am – 3:00pm Register here

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