Due to COVID-19 restrictions in the previously scheduled location of Reno, Nevada, the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention will now take place July 31–Aug. 3 in Tampa, Florida.

DAV understands any frustration this change of venue may cause regarding travel plans that have already been made. Fortunately, the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino has canceled reservations and provided refunds for deposits.

With vaccines being administered nationwide and restrictions easing in Florida, DAV will be able to carry on its important business of recognizing volunteers and charting our course of advocacy and support of our nation’s heroes, their families and survivors. This year’s event is an incredible opportunity to advocate for wounded, ill and injured veterans; enjoy the camaraderie of fellow DAV and Auxiliary members; and take ownership of the organization by choosing our leadership and setting our legislative agenda—all while allowing for a hearty dose of fun in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to explore, there are plenty of attractions in the Tampa Bay area, which hosts a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture.

While the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention will be held at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, located at 510 Water St., and the Tampa Marriott Water Street, located at 505 Water St., please be sure to check DAV’s convention webpage frequently for the most up-to-date lodging and event information.

In advance of our traditional convention events, DAV invites members and veterans in the local community to participate in a free Day of Inspiration on Thursday, July 29, an uplifting and informative event to raise awareness of DAV’s services. Registration is required and will be made available at the webpage below.


Learn more




The Transportation Security Administration can facilitate the screening of injured or wounded veterans. After making flight reservations, veterans or their care coordinators should contact a TSA Cares representative by calling toll-free 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 representative will either provide screening information relevant to the veteran’s disability or refer the veteran to experts at TSA for help through the screening process