Veterans Voice
February 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
To my fellow Veterans, families, and supporters:

It may surprise you, but preparations are well underway for Nevada’s 2023 (82nd) Legislative Session. For the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, that means helping veterans come together to make possible that which cannot be accomplished alone.  Read More.
Honoring Our Heroes
Miguel Orozco Named Veteran of the Month & The Leatherneck Club
 Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
We congratulate Miguel Orozco for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and The Leatherneck Club for being recognized as Veteran Supporter of the month for the Month (VSM) of February. Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Women Veterans Conference
March 12th, 2022 
Hybrid event – attend via Zoom OR in-person at the Reno Convention Center Conference Theme: “Emergence: A Way forward.” Read More
The 2022 Veterans Legislative Symposia is Coming up in March
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2022 Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposia in coming up in March. 

The first of two symposia will be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 19th at the Dula Community Center 451 East Bonanza Road Las Vegas, NV 89101

The second symposia will be held in Reno a week later, on Saturday March 26th in the Washoe Senior Center, located at 1155 E. 9th Street in Reno, NV 89512. Both symposia's will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Read More
Health and Wellness
Crombie Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy Program
If you’re considering a career in healthcare, the Crombie Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy could be your path forward. The academy is located at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Nursing Home (SNSVH) in Boulder City, Nevada. Read More
 VA Seeks Feedback on Copayment Waiver Program for
Veterans At-Risk of Suicide
The VA has submitted a proposal to eliminate copayment requirements for outpatient mental health visits and to reduce the copayments for medications dispensed to veterans identified as high risk for suicide by a VA Clinician. Read More
Emergency Funds Still Available for Caregivers
DHHS still has emergency funds available for caregivers. These funds are a one time assistance for family and friend caregivers who have an unplanned, unavoidable absence and need to find care for their loved one but have difficulty paying for care. Read More
President Signs Executive Order Making Sexual Harassment an
Offense Under Military Code
Programs & Services
Veteran Tax Exemption 
Did you know that many of Nevada’s veterans and surviving spouses are eligible for an annual “Veteran Tax Exemption”.
This exemption can be used for either their vehicle registration Governmental Service Tax Fee or to reduce their property taxes. Read More
2022 Calender NDVS
Calling all veteran event planners! Now is the time to place your upcoming event with our NDVS Communications
Team! Why? Read More
Become a Nevada Veterans Advocate
Congratulations to Leticia (Lety) Chavez! She is now a graduate of our online Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) course. She recently completed the online course to receive her certificate and become an official NVA! Read More
Nevada Veterans Benefit Registry 
Have you heard of the Nevada Veterans Benefit Registry? As NDVS works to better serve the veterans of Nevada, the registry will help inform the department about the needs of the community. Read More
NDVS Speaker’s Bureau  
NDVS is currently seeking applicants for volunteers interested in becoming part of the agency’s Speakers Bureau. The NDVS Speakers Bureau is a free community resource offered to communities and organizations across Nevada. Read More
News You Can Use
National VFW Commander Visits Northern Nevada
Congress passed the REMOTE Act for veteran students on December 21st. This law extends many of the various COVID-19 protections enacted for veterans and family members using the G.I. Bill from the end of 2021 to June 1st 2022. Read More
Discharge Upgrade Opportunities are Available 
Every year service tens of thousands of men and women transition out of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Most leave with an honorable discharge, however some do not, for a variety of reason. Whether you’re a veteran who falls in one of the specific circumstances mentioned in the article or a veteran who believes your discharge type is inaccurate given your record of service, please know our Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) are available to help.  Read More
Battlefields to Ballfields 
It’s called Battlefields to Ballfields (B2B), and this nonprofit
provides unique support for transitioning military members.
B2B gives veterans the opportunity to reintegrate back into their communities through sports officiating. Read More
Veterans License Plates 
Did you know that here in Nevada we currently have 22 license plates available of which 10 also have a motorcycle equivalent? These plates allow for the veterans in our state to pick out a plate and personalize it according to their preference. 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
February 2022
February 1 – Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Birthday (1942) 
February 1 – Women Veterans of Nevada (WVON) Birthday (1985) 
February 3 – Four Chaplains Day 
February 4 – USO Birthday
February 4 – Philippine Insurrection (Feb 4, 1899 to July 2, 1902)  
February 18 – The Retired Enlisted Association Birthday (1963) 
February 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday (1939) 
February 23 – Military Officers Association of America Birthday (1929)