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

Happy February! Thanks to the support of individuals and agencies across Nevada, we continue to quickly roll-out the COVID-19 vaccine at both the Southern and Northern Nevada State Veterans Homes.

Honoring Our Heroes
Robert Edwards Named Veteran of the Month &
Jon Yuspa Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Robert Edwards
Jon Yuspa
Congratulations to Robert Edwards of Reno for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and Jon Yuspa of Washoe Valley for being recognized as Veteran Supporter for the Month (VSM) of February 2021.
Women Veterans Conference
Please join us on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 9 AM – Noon Pacific Time, for a FREE Virtual Women Veterans Conference where the Nevada Department of Veterans Services will explore and honor the strength, courage and resilience of Women Veterans. Read More
UVLC 2021 Session
The United Veterans Legislative Council recently laid out its priorities in a virtual summit before this year’s legislative session opens February 1st in Carson City. Read More
Health and Wellness
COVID-19 and Our State Veterans Homes
The latest COVID-19 updates Read More
Stress and Pandemics Don’t help Caregivers 
Just the mere worry about becoming infected has created stress-related anxiety, not only for those who served but also for the many care-givers that provide their charges with support and comfort. Read More
Programs & Services
In Her Own Words... An interview with
Alyssa Hawk
These female service members were an inspiration to Alyssa for when she served in Iraq there were women she said who would give men a run for their money when it came to bravery and looking out for others. Read More
Veterans K-9 Corps    
On January 5th, the Veterans K-9 Corps pilot program was launched as a collaboration between NDVS and the Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club.
Agent Orange Presumptive have been expanded 
On January 1, Congress voted to authorize the expansion of the presumptive conditions associated with agent orange. Read More
News You Can Use
NVA Smart 21 Program Update 
With the implementation of SMART 21, NDVS is revamping the NVA Course so it is compliant with the new platform. 
Military Service -
It’s A Family Affair
As individuals and as a group, veterans today have been honored for the service they have rendered to the nation.
The NDVS Donate page
has been revamped! 
Our Department would like to welcome interested donors to our new Donate webpage.
The Best Things in Life Are Free Including Suits for Veterans 
Looking around, there are untold numbers of people walking the streets wearing nice suits. But for many veterans, such wearable fabrics and not always within their budgets: “Suits everywhere, but not a one to wear.” Read more
Welcoming Back - Terri Hendry 
Changes in the Communications Team.
Remembering Desert Storm
30 years later
War clouds began building during the fall of 1990... Read more
Always Remember
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 (1941)
February 4 – Philippine Insurrection (Feb 4, 1899 to July 2, 1902)
Week of February 14 – National Salute to Veteran Patients
February 18 – The Retired Enlisted Association Birthday (1963)
February 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday (1939)
February 23 – Military Officers Association of America Birthday (1929)