• 28Dec2015

    Independent report identifies VA health care roadblocks

    Commission on Care begins work on reform recommendations According to a congressionally mandated independent evaluation, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) “has the opportunity to achieve a place among the highest performing…

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  • 22Dec2015

    A new landmark within our grasp

    I would like to start by thanking my predecessor, Tony Baskerville, for keeping DAV and its membership strong while escorting us into the 21st century. I look forward to continuing and building off of Tony’s efforts to secure…

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  • 21Dec2015

    Legislation advances to expand homeless veteran benefits, caregiver support, and accountability

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee approved two pieces of legislation in December containing provisions designed to improve veterans health care and benefits and to improve accountability with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically,…

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  • 21Dec2015

    DAV voices concerns on proposed veterans hiring changes

    On December 2nd, Assistant National Legislative Director Shurhonda Love represented DAV at a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee roundtable discussion of a draft bill that would make a number of changes to VA’s human resources…

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  • 21Dec2015

    DAV discusses VA plan for community care programs before Senate

    In early December, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing to consider VA’s plan to consolidate its existing seven community care programs into one unified effort. DAV participated in this hearing…

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  • 21Dec2015

    DAV meets with VA Commission on Care

    DAV legislative staff as well as Washington Headquarters Executive Director Garry Augustine met with the professional staff of the Commission on Care in mid-December, responding to the Commission staff’s request to better understand…

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  • 21Dec2015

    New Year employment support upgrades announced

    Disabled veteran hiring challenge issued, online career fairs to begin In 2015, DAV hosted more than 70 veteran career fairs in 40 cities with employers considering the talents of more than 25,000 veterans, active-duty members,…

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  • 17Dec2015

    Toolkit helps veterans recognize women warriors

    Veterans looking for a way to enhance outreach and assist local women veterans within their communities now have just what they need. There’s a helpful toolkit to aid Chapters and Departments in ensuring the contributions and sacrifices…

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  • 16Dec2015

    DAV life member recognized as Nevada’s veteran of the month

    Bobi Pike-Oates continues to campaign for female veterans DAV Life Member Roberta “Bobi” Pike-Oates was selected by the Nevada Department of Veterans’ Services as Nevada’s Veteran of the Month for December, and was presented…

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  • 16Dec2015

    Digitally advancing services

    At the National Convention this year, I had the pleasure of informing our members of the endeavors and achievements of the National Service Department, including our impact on bringing the promise of hope and success into the lives…

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