December 2020 Veterans Voice Newsletter
MessageMessage from the Director
Message from the Director - December 2020
To my fellow veterans:  

I wish you all joyous holiday season!  Your service and sacrifice, as well as the support and dedication of your families, are appreciated and remembered by Nevadans across the State. 

Robert Gibbs Named Veteran of the Month and the Las Vegas Rotary Club Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Congratulations to Robert Gibbs of Las Vegas for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and the Las Vegas Rotary Club for being recognized as Veteran Supporter for the Month (VSM) for December!

Wreaths Across America  
As we approach the end of year, Wreaths Across America is on the mind of many of our veterans, families, and supporters. However as with all things 2020, COVID-19 is having an impact on this cherished event as well.

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Expansion of the VA Caregiver Program
Since the signing of the VA Mission Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs has worked on developing a methodology and support structure to support the eventual expansion of the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

Expo Exudes the Spirit of Public Service 
By Chuck N. Baker

(Henderson) - At the Veterans Expo last month in Henderson, Nev. with COVID-19 restrictions in place, many government and non-profit organizations offered free services to veterans and their families.

HealthHealth and Wellness
COVID-19 and Our State Veterans Homes
Read the latest COVID-19 updates.

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NNSVH Receives Donation from the Carson Country Bowling Association
Thank you to the Carson Country USBC, (Bowling Association), a local affiliate of the USBC (United States Bowling Congress), for donating $2,188 to the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home!

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Community Organizations Show They Care 
By Chuck N. Baker

(Boulder City) - Honor Flight Southern Nevada, a local Girl Scout and a number of community organizations, including KTNV-TV's "Hope for Our Heroes" campaign, brought packages of gifts and goodwill to the residents of the Southern Nevada Veterans Home in celebration of Veterans Day Week. 

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All Services Honored At Veterans Day Boulder City Event
By Chuck N. Baker

(Boulder City) - With strict COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Southern Nevada Veterans Home was able to celebrate Veterans Day this year with a small ceremony, a few dignitaries and lots of appreciation for the veterans in attendance.

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ProgramsPrograms and Services
Nevada Veteran Memorial Cemeteries Update
Updates about services at Nevada Veteran Memorial Cemeteries under COVID-19 restrictions.

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and the Holidays 
The VA offers the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP), to help veterans and their partners. The IPVAP section of the VA website provides contact information for support services, as well as the impacts of COVID-19.

Staying Connected through the Holiday Season
By Kim Donohue, NDVS Suicide Prevention Program Manager

As NDVS Director Kat Miller mentioned in her newsletter column this month, the holiday season is here and the pandemic requires ALL of us to adapt in various ways, especially connecting with loved ones; I would like to highlight how we can still stay CONNECTED with family and friends!

NewsNews You can Use
Forgotten War, not Forgotten Men 
By Pat Hickey 

It's been 70 years since mostly American men went off to fight a war in a place few knew anything about before being shipped there.

 Raiders Foundation Touches Down At Veterans Home
By Chuck N. Baker

(Boulder City) - Former members of the Las Vegas Raiders who were Super Bowl participants took time to visit residents and staff members at the Southern Nevada Veterans Home during Veterans Day Week.

Every Veterans Day Causes World War II Sailor to Reflect on Service 
By Steve Ranson 

The day before Veterans Day always weighs emotionally on 93-year-old Mound House resident Jerry Smith.

NDVS Job Postings
Companies throughout Nevada can post jobs for veterans on the NDVS website. Employers - to add a job, please visit 

The Nevada Department of Education, Training and Rehabilitation explains to file for unemployment in the State of Nevada.

RememberAlways Remember
  • December 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday (1941)
  • December 4 - Somalia (U.S. troops sent Dec. 4, 1992 and U.S. out Mar 26, 1994)
  • December 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (1941)
  • December 10 - AMVETS (American Veterans) Birthday (1944)
  • December 13 - National Guard Birthday & Army National Guard Birthday (1636)
  • December 14 - Bosnia and Herzegovina war ends (1995)
  • December 19 - National Wreaths Across America (2007)
  • December 20 - United States Space Force Birthday (2019)
  • December 20 Panama - Operation Just Cause (Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990)
  • December 26 - End of Cold War (1991)
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