Reach Out to Women Veterans
From the Membership Director
DAV Warns - No Turning Back on Electronic Claims System
“DAV continues to urge the
Veterans Benefits Administration
(VBA) and Congress to
concentrate on the underlying
problems that created and continue to fuel the backlog,”.
Without VA Lease Authority, Veterans To Be Denied Care
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VA Automation Accelerates Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits
The VA says that, thanks to automation, it is providing
education benefits to Post-9/11 veterans quicker,
cutting days off the process that enables veterans to
obtain funding for tuition, fees and living expenses.
USA Warriors in Chicago
DAV partner the USA Warriors took to the Windy City
for a weekend of outdoor hockey in mid-February for
Chicago’s 2013 Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.
Housing Aid Available for Homeless Veterans
Approximately 9,000 homeless veterans will find a permanent place to call home this year, thanks to $60 million in grants to local public housing agencies from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
VA Awards Grants to Improve Care for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced in
January that it would award 32 new grants to help
improve health care access for women veterans across
Memorial Day 2013
Remembering Our Heroes
On the Ground in Oklahoma
DAV is on the ground in Oklahoma providing disaster relief in the wake of deadly tornadoes, assisting storm-stricken veterans and their families.
Women Veterans Out Front Leading within DAV
Within the past decade, DAV has seen a notable
increase in the number of women veterans we serve.
Vets’ Committee Head Demands More Accountability at the VA
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said in
a hearing March 15 that he wants
stricter performance reviews for
workers processing veterans benefits
Commander Testifies on Need to Fix Claims Process - Part 1
More than 600 of DAV’s dedicated leaders from around
the country converged on Washington, D.C., at the
end of February for the annual Mid-Winter Conference.
DAV Files First-Ever Fully Electronic Claim
More than 200 veterans packed a large hall in Fairfax,
Va., Sunday morning, Feb. 17, eager for information
about claiming the benefits they earned through their
Architect of Modern DAV Retires - Part 1
Now, after nearly two decades as National Adjutant,
Wilson, with the concurrence of National Commander
Larry A. Polzin, is passing the torch to National
Headquarters Executive Director J. Marc Burgess.
New Orlando a Must for DAV Conventioners
The 92nd DAV and DAV Auxiliary National Convention promises to be another premier event for all of us advocating for veterans and their families.
VA Seeks Expanded TBI Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing to add five diagnosable illnesses
which are secondary to service-connected traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Google Launches ‘VetNet’ to Help Veterans Find Jobs
Men and women leaving the military are facing one of the
toughest job markets in recent history.
DAV Announces Retirement of National Adjutant Arthur H. Wilson
DAV announced today that after nearly 50 years of service to the organization and 19 years in his current post, Arthur H. Wilson will retire as the organization’s CEO and National Adjutant effective May 31, 2013.
Supporting DAV - For this couple, it's an investment
“We do enjoy the check we
receive every month from the
charitable gift annuity with DAV.”
Defense Bill Mandates Suicide Prevention
Included in the National Defense Authorization Act signed by President
Obama is a provision requiring the Pentagon to implement a standardized and
comprehensive suicide prevention program.
The Veteran's Role in the Claims Process
From the National Service Director
Volunteers Give Sew Much Comfort to Injured
Advances in the medical field have yielded an endless
number of prosthetic devices designed to enable users
to simulate extension and range of motion as closely to the
natural limb as possible.
Testimonial Dinner for National Commander Polzin
National Commander Larry A. Polzin will be the guest of honor at a gala testimonial dinner Saturday, April 13, aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., celebrating his role of leadership in DAV.
Invisible Disability - Part 1
Hearing Loss Soars Among Young Veterans
VA Home Refinancing Saves Veterans Millions
With record low interest rates, the VA is urging veterans to take advantage of their Home Loan Program Benefits to refinance their home loans at considerable savings.
113th Congress Veterans' Affairs Committees Roster
House of Representatives & Senate
Testimonial Dinner for Auxiliary Commander Adams
A testimonial dinner to honor Auxiliary National Commander
Donna Adams will be conducted Saturday, April 6, at DAV Chapter 20, 8447 N. 61st Ave. in Glendale, Ariz.
We are an LA-based production company working on a new documentary television series to air on a prestigious U.S. cable channel.
Women Veterans: Stories of Strength and Courage
The Independent Budget - Part 1
A Blueprint for Veterans’ Future
VA Compensation, Pension Rates Increase
The nation’s more than 3 million service-disabled
veterans and their survivors received a 1.7 percent
increase in monthly compensation beginning in
DAV Service Gets Benefits to Veteran in the Nick of Time
Gulf War veteran Timothy Lake was caught in a federal
bureaucratic vise when he called DAV for help.
Winter Sports Clinic
March 31 - April 5, 2013
No Agent Orange Presumption for 'Blue Water' Navy Veterans
A report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
of the National Academy of Sciences concludes
that there is insufficient evidence to determine
whether Blue Water Navy veterans were exposed
to Agent Orange-associated herbicides during
the Vietnam War.
Time Column Unfair to Veterans Secretary
In its current edition, Time Magazine has featured an opinion piece (“Ten Years After: A National Disgrace,” Mar. 25) demanding the ouster of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki.
DAV Donates Flags to Nebraska Schools
On Tuesday, November 27, the DAV Department of Nebraska held a flag presentation ceremony at the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Neb.
2013 DAV Flight Team Schedule
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Service: When Women Come Marching Home
In June 2012, DAV sponsored a Capitol Hill film screening of the documentary, Service: When Women Come Marching Home.
Corporations Generously Donate to DAV to Honor Veterans
Our nation’s veterans were honored with generous donations to DAV from several major corporations during the Veterans Day period last November.
New Law Establishes Burn Pit Registry
The new law seeks to determine the number of veterans who may have been exposed to burn-pit smoke.
Pettit Marine Paint Supports Disabled American Veteran Program
Announcing "Sail For The Troops" Program. Pettit Paint is making a commitment to give back to those who keep our country safe and free by donating $1.00 to the DAV for every gallon of Vivid anti-fouling paint that is sold between September 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.
Testimony from the National Commander
From the 2013 Mid-Winter Conference.
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