Veterans Voice
April 2021
Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Newsletter
Serving Nevada's Heroes since 1943 ~ Donate to NDVS
Director's Message * Honoring Heroes * Health & Wellness * Programs & Services * News * Always Remember
Monthly Director's Message, Kat Miller
Dear Veterans, families, advocates, and friends: 

This past week I had an opportunity to attend a Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony. Organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 989 (Reno), the event was a wonderful tribute to the men and women who served our country at an extraordinarily difficult time in history. Read More
Honoring Our Heroes
Raymond Scow Sr. Named Veteran of the Month &
Barbara Dreyer Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Raymond Scow Sr.
Barbara Dreyer
We congratulate Raymond Scow Jr. for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and Barbara Dreyer for being recognized as Veteran Supporter for the Month (VSM) of April. Read More
Veterans and Military Honored
Nevada lawmakers observed Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature (VAMDAL) on March 17, 2021. Read More
Veterans’ Advocate in the
Nevada Legislature
Vietnam War Veterans Day was observed on Monday, March 29, 2021. Read More
Vietnam Veteran Remembrance
Vietnam War Veterans Day was observed on Monday, March 29, 2021. Read More
Health and Wellness
FEMA to Provide Funeral Related Reimbursement for COVID-19 Deaths. Read More
New Visitation Plans at Northern and Southern Veterans Homes
Be a Hero, Connect with a Hero
The Heroes for Heroes program is designed to provide veterans with social support through social interaction 
Wheelchair Basketball Clinic in Henderson
The City of Henderson is hosting a Wheelchair Basketball Clinic at the Silver Springs Recreation Center on June 5th from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Read More
Programs & Services
Graduation Day for Inaugural Class of the Veteran K-9 Corps!

On March 9th, NDVS and the Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club (TMDTC) celebrated the graduation of the inaugural class of the Veteran K-9 Corps. Read More
SafeTALK Classes are back
By: Kim Donohue, Suicide Prevention Program Manager 
Suicide is an ongoing public health concern. Our health systems and communities are working together to reduce suicide rates and you can play a role in suicide prevention efforts. Read More
The VA has launched a new App called
"How We R.E.A.C.H."
By: Kim Donohue, Suicide Prevention Program Manager 

As the PREVENTS State Ambassador, I am excited to announce the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on March 18th released the, "How We R.E.A.C.H." Coaching Tools App. Read More
News You Can Use
A Nevadan’s Take on DAV’s Annual 5k 
By: Chuck N. Baker 

(Las Vegas) — With the health and wellness of its participants at the forefront, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) transitioned its traditional in-person 5K in Cincinnati into a virtual-only event last November. Read more
Support for Children in Military Families  
By: Chuck N. Baker

(Nevada) — One way to categorize children of military parents is to place them in one of two groups; children who travel with family during deployments around the world or those left in the States with other family members, friends, or formal establishments specializing in this kind of child care. Read More
Veterans In The News
POW Tells of Her Resilience and Faith 
From the Nevada Appeal with NDVS edits 

Within a week of the U.S. military’s “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction and oust then-President Saddam Hussein, Iraqi forces ambushed a convoy and captured a number of U.S. Army soldiers near Nasiriyah. Read More
National Photo Campaign Honors Veterans 
From the Nevada Appeal 

National photo campaign honors women veterans. Ceremony recognizes 39 women who work for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. RENO — A ribbon cutting March 8 marked the official opening of a 39-photograph display honoring female veterans who work in every department for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno. Read More
Always Remember
April 2021- Month of the Military Child

Spanish-American War (April 1898 – August 1898)
April 2 – U.S. Entry into WW1 (April 2,1917 – November 11, 1918)
April 5 – Gold Star Spouses Day
April 9 – National Former POW Recognition Day
April12 – Scottish–American Military Society (SAMS) Birthday (1981)
April 12 – Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 13, 1865)
April 14 – Air Force Reserves Birthday (1948)
April 14 – Paralyzed Veterans of America Birthday (1947)
April 23 – Army Reserve Birthday (1908)
April 25 – Mexican American War (April 25, 1846 – Feb 2, 1848)