Veterans Voice
April 2022
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: 

Let me start with this: I am excited to announce the 2021 NDVS Annual Report is out! I invite to you read the report to learn more about the programs and services that support Nevada’s veterans and their families. Read More.
Honoring Our Heroes
Jack Ford Named Veteran of the Month and Nevada Veterans Assistance League Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Jack Ford
Nevada Veterans Assistance League
We congratulate Jack Ford for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and the Nevada Veterans Assistance League for being recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month (VSM) for April 2022. Read More
Women Veterans Conference
We want to thank everyone who attended the 2022 NDVS Annual Women Veterans Conference. This year the event was held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and was also accessible via Zoom. Read More
Annual Report
Here is a fun fact! In 2021 our Veterans Service Officers filed 2,491 claims on behalf of veterans to the VA, bringing in monetary awards totaling $213,508,047! That information is contained on page 27 of the NDVS 2021 Annual Report and there are a lot of other interesting facts in the report.  Read More
Health and Wellness
Free Surviving Spouse Planning Session Offered in May  
By Len Yelinek

(Las Vegas, Nevada) - The Southern Nevada Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will be hosting a “Personal Planning and Surviving Spouse Symposium” on May 16, 2022, at the Clark County Library Theater. Read More
New Training Available to Become Respite Provider  
The Lifespan Respite Program of the Nevada Department and Health of Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division has announced a free certification course aimed at adults who would like to become a certified professional Respite Care Provider. Read More
New Salt Lake VA Medical Center Director 
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – The Medical Center of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System has announced the appointment of Angela Williams, PharmD, MS, VHA-CM, as its new Executive Director. Read More
Dedication Ceremony Held for New Crombie CNA Training Academy
By Chuck N. Baker 
(Boulder City, Nevada) —The U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows. Read More
Programs & Services
VSO Delivers $90,000 “Surprise” from the VA to Veteran After Providing Support in Filing a Claim   
By Chuck N. Baker 
(Nevada) - Veterans Service Officers (VSO’s) who work for NDVS are continually praised for their work in providing support to veterans in filing claims to the VA. Read More
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Announces  
Name of New Veterans Cemetery in Elko 
Washington, D.C. – NDVS has learned through the Office of Nevada U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has named the new veterans cemetery in Elko the Elko National. Read More
Veterans Set Their Agenda for the 2023
Legislature in Symposia 
(Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada) - Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposia. The events were held in Las Vegas and Reno in March. Read More
Another Veterans K-9 Corps Class is Completed!  
The Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club and Nevada Department of Veterans services has completed its fifth session of the Veterans K-9 Corps, a Veterans peer support program. Read More
News You Can Use
Business And Employment Training for Blinded Veterans 
By Chuck N. Baker

(Las Vegas, Nevada) - While the Congressionally chartered Blinded Veterans Association and other veterans’ organizations, including the VA, provide support and encouragement to visually impaired veterans, the State of Nevada has additional programs to provide assistance to qualified blinded individuals including veterans.  Read More
This Spy is On Our Side and Making History  
By Chuck N. Baker  
(Reno, Nevada) - When you understand what this article is about, I’m certain you’ll agree the headline is the very definition of hackneyed. But hey, I couldn’t resist.
Fundraising Concert to Support VFW Post 8071 in Virgnia City  
VFW Post 8071 is promoting a fundraising concert in Virginia City from noon to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. The event will take place at the Virginia City Fairgrounds. Read More
NDVS Job Postings
Looking for a new job? Check out our job postings on the NDVS website Click Here
On-the-Job Apprenticeship Programs
Have you thought about a job that pays you while you learn? There are two ways to gain valuable skills while earning a wage either through On-the-Job Training or through Apprenticeship Training. Click Here to learn more!  
Always Remember
April 2022 
Month of the Military Child 

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 21 - Spanish - American War(April 21, 1898 – August 1898)
April 23 – Army Reserve Birthday (1908) 
April 25 – Mexican - American War (April 25, 1846 – Feb 2, 1848