DAV National Convention Returns to Las Vegas

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The 93rd National Convention takes members back to the ever-popular Las Vegas Strip for our yearly assembly for veterans advocacy and service camaraderie. The annual meeting of DAV’s national body is slated for Aug. 9–12 at the newly renovated Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

As always, this event gives DAV and Auxiliary members the chance to address the needs of injured and ill veterans and their families and survivors. It serves as one of the premier opportunities to be an active part of DAV and to help steer the legislative direction of this great organization.

“Convention attendees will hear directly from subject-matter experts on the most pressing issues our community faces today,” said National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “If you want to be part of the conversation and the solution, this is the place to do it.”

During the convention, national officers will be elected, and national leadership will brief members on the organization’s progress throughout the past year.

Family and guests are welcome to attend with members and enjoy nearby attractions. During the day, there is a great deal of DAV business to accomplish. After hours, you can enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer.

There are a limited number of reduced-rate rooms available before and after the convention, so it is advised that you make travel plans early to secure your reservation.

To make hotel reservations, call 800-634-3434. Be sure to tell the booking agent that you are attending the DAV National Convention to receive the special rate of $112 single/double per night. More information can be found online at www.dav.org/events.


Travel Assistance

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can facilitate the screening of injured or wounded veterans. Veterans who require assistance (or their care coordinators) should contact TSA Cares with details of the itinerary, after making flight arrangements with an airline. Call TSA Cares toll-free at 855-787-2227 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time). A TSA Cares representative will provide assistance, either with information about screening that is relevant to the veteran’s specific disability, or the veteran may be referred to disability experts at TSA to guide and help them through the screening process.