• 04Jan2017

    The time is NOW

    DAV has been on the leading edge of veterans advocacy for decades. With so much hanging in the balance—from health care and benefits to claims and appeals—there has never been a more critical time for your involvement and engagement…

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  • 27Dec2016
  • 20Dec2016

    Working smarter, not harder

    You’ve probably heard it said before that membership is the lifeblood of DAV, and our wide network of advocates stand together to ensure our nation keeps its promises to the men and women who served. It’s your unwavering commitment…

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  • 19Dec2016

    Modest veteran legislation passed at end of 114th Congress

    The 114th Congress came to a close in December, but only after passing a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to fund the federal government through the spring. Most Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…

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  • 19Dec2016

    New leadership appointed to House and Senate VA committees

    Representative Phil Roe was selected to serve as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) for the 115th Congress. He succeeded Congressman Jeff Miller who retired at the end of the 114th Congress. Roe was sworn…

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  • 15Dec2016

    Keeping his promise

    DAV member makes good on his pledge to serve fellow veterans Grethel Humphrey has spent his life serving his country, and continues to do so after following through on a promise made to a stranger. Grethel Humphrey served 20 years…

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  • 14Dec2016

    DAV life member tackles mental health

    Robert Consulmagno is winning the battle against invisible injuries, reaching out to raise awareness for fellow veterans Robert “Super Crazy Cozmo” Consulmagno poses for Gi photos during a 2016 photo shoot with Veterans Affairs.…

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  • 14Dec2016

    Gulf War Illnesses presumptive period extended

    Nearly 150 American military personnel lost their lives, and more than 450 more were wounded in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait. But for many veterans of the Persian Gulf War era, another war is still being…

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  • 14Dec2016

    Special hiring authority advantages for veterans

    As far back as the Civil War, veterans have been granted some degree of preference for appointment to federal jobs both in recognition for their sacrifice and to prevent them from being penalized for their time in service. Though…

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  • 10Dec2016

    DAV urges President-elect Trump to consider retaining Bob McDonald as VA Secretary

    DAV Executive Director Garry J. Augustine today released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s upcoming decision about the next Veterans Affairs Secretary: “As President-elect Trump focuses on choosing who will…

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