Defense bill expands benefits for veterans

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Service-connected disabled veterans and their families will soon have access to certain new privileges under the recently signed John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019—several of which have been longstanding DAV legislative priorities. Beginning in January 2020, service-connected veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissary stores and some morale, welfare and recreation facilities on bases worldwide. This provision—located under section 621 of the NDAA— comports with DAV Resolution Number 270. In addition, … Read More

Defense Authorization Act expands benefits for disabled veterans

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WASHINGTON — Disabled veterans and their caregivers will soon have access to a number of expanded benefits thanks to the signing of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019”—some of which have been longtime legislative priorities of DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Beginning in January 2020, service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissary stores and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities. In addition, veterans with a service-connected disability rated as total … Read More

D.C.-based JMA Solutions honored for employing, assisting veterans

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RENO, Nev. — JMA Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based company that makes it part of their business strategy to hire veterans will receive the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Small Employer of the Year Award July 14 during the 97th DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Reno, Nevada. JMA Solutions is a business management consulting firm, specializing in government consulting in areas such as program management, engineering services, air traffic management and more. JMA Solutions was selected over more than a dozen … Read More

Documentary celebrates DAV’s 100 years of service

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“The Battle Never Ends” Documentary Celebrating DAV’s 100 Years of Service to America’s Disabled Veterans to Air Across Sinclair Broadcast Group Stations Erlanger, Ky. – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has teamed up with Sinclair Broadcast Group to showcase the organization’s 100 years of advocacy on behalf of our nation’s ill and injured veterans and highlight its dedication and commitment to serving past, present and future disabled veterans. “The Battle Never Ends,” an hour-long documentary highlighting the origins of DAV and … Read More

DAV and Sinclair Broadcast Group launch partnership urging public to support America’s veterans

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Sinclair Broadcast Group Launch Partnership Urging the Public to Support America’s Veterans Erlanger, KY & Baltimore, MD (October 21, 2021) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today the launch of the “Sinclair Cares: Supporting All Veterans” partnership. With the goal of increasing support for our nation’s veterans, Sinclair will encourage viewers to volunteer to support veterans in their communities or donate to help DAV offer free support services to more than … Read More

Hearing our heroes

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VA launches new ways to manage tinnitus among veterans Tinnitus and hearing loss are among the most common service-connected disabilities suffered by veterans. While there is no cure or perfect solution, there are proven methods of treatment that help patients manage the persisting symptoms of tinnitus. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has forced physicians to develop new ways of reaching out to patients suffering from the disability. “That’s when Tele-PTM becomes relevant,” said Dr. Tara Zaugg, a research audiologist for the … Read More

The day we’ll never forget

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Two decades later, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 remain the defining moment of a generation of American heroes Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassination of President Kennedy, nearly everyone alive on Sept. 11, 2001, remembers in vivid detail exactly where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the news. The initial shock at the sight of the black smoke billowing against the blue sky of lower Manhattan was followed by senses of confusion and uncertainty for millions of … Read More

South Carolina veteran honored for 15 years of volunteer work

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DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named U.S. Army veteran D.S. Davis, of Columbia, South Carolina, as the 2021 DAV George H. Seal Memorial Trophy recipient. Davis will be formally recognized July 31 during the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Each year, the prestigious George H. Seal Memorial Trophy honors DAV’s top volunteers through the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) Program. “It’s an incredible thing to dedicate 15 years of your life to volunteer work, … Read More

South Carolina student named DAV’s top youth volunteer, earns $20K scholarship

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TAMPA, Fla.—DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named Daniel Finney, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, as the recipient of the 2021 Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship’s top prize of $20,000. Finney will be recognized during the 2021 DAV & Auxiliary National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on July 31. DAV’s scholarship program honors eight outstanding young men and women each year for their volunteer support of veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS) and/or through DAV’s Local Veterans … Read More

Texas veteran honored for efforts helping homeless, disabled veterans find employment

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TAMPA, Fla.—The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) National Commander’s Award for 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist has been awarded to Tremayne E. Hubbard, of Abilene, Texas. Tremayne will be formally recognized Aug. 1 during the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention. Hubbard is a veterans employment services specialist with the Texas Veterans Commission. In his role as a DVOP, Hubbard provides critical assistance to wounded, ill and injured veterans to ensure that they are connected with the benefits … Read More