Veterans Voice
June 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
The Nevada Veterans Benefits Registry
By joining the registry you will discover more about benefits you have earned, and, give us the opportunity to inform you of new benefits as they are developed. Stay connected!
Message from New Director Fred Wagar 
To my fellow veterans, families, and supporters:
There is a lot of new information to share with you this month. At the top of the list is a shift in NDVS personnel. I’m pleased to announce I have appointed Evan Rush, our former Southern Nevada Community Outreach Director, to serve as the new Deputy Director of Benefits.  Read More
Honoring Our Heroes
The 2022 Veterans Road Show is Finally Here 
We're proud to announce the launch of the first “Veterans Road Show!” It consists of 12 Veteran Resource Fairs that will take place over the next few months. Read More
June 2022 Veteran of the Month and
Veteran Supporter of the Month Recognized 
Len Yelinek
Race To Erase 22
We congratulate Len Yelinek for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and Race to Erase 22 for being recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month (VSM) for June 2022. Read More
Thank You Chairman Baumann
Chairman William “Bill” Baumann has served on Nevada’s Veterans Services Commission (VSC), working alongside the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) for 17 years. He has served at the will and pleasure of four Nevada Governors, as well as four department directors. Read More
FREE - Gift for Korean War Veterans
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when approximately 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between North and South Korea. Read More
Memorial Day
The crowds returned to both the Northern and Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries (SNVMC, NNVMC) for in-person Memorial Day activities this year.
New Award for Youths 
NDVS is now accepting nominations for the new, Serving Veterans – Youth Award. The award recognizes the volunteer work of a young Nevadan or group of you Nevadans who contribute time, energy, and effort in support of veterans, military members or families of veterans and military members. Read More
Health and Wellness
A Day In The Life Of Certified Nursing Assistants  
By Chuck N. Baker  

(Boulder City) — Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work diligently taking care of many individuals. In Nevada, their training and dedication provides a resource that is of great benefit to residents in the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. Read More
PTSD Awareness
By: VA Staff Reports 

June is PTSD Awareness Month, while June 27th is designated asPTSD Awareness Day. The designation is aimed at helping to raise awareness about the many different PTSD treatment options available and how you can make a difference in the lives of veterans and others who have experienced trauma. Everyone can and should help.
Southern Nevada State Veterans Home Earns Highest Five-Star Rating
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has once again provided the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH) with its highest quality rating possible, a Five-Star rating. Read More
Programs & Services
Program Helps Veterans Succeed in College and Career
“Thousands of veterans exit military service each month only to find an overwhelming combination of emotional, financial, academic, and cultural obstacles,” said Robert Hernandez, Director of Veterans Upward Bound. Read More
DMV and Veterans License Plates  
The State of Nevada provides specialty license plates that allow veterans to show off their military service with pride and at the same time, support programs and services that benefit veterans and their families. 
NDVS Out and About at an Event Near YOU! 
The next time you’re at a community event, chances are NDVS is attending, conducting outreach to veterans and their families too! This month, we share some of the events and places where you would find our LGBTQ Program Manager. Read More
News You Can Use
June Is Gold Star Mothers Birthday 
By Chuck N. Baker 

(Las Vegas) - On June 4, 1928, a group of 25 mothers residing in Washington D.C. met to make plans to organize a national organization to be known as American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. They decided the nonprofit would be a nondenominational, nonpolitical organization.  Read More
D-Day Indirectly Led To Las Vegas Holocaust Memorial 
By Chuck N. Baker  

(Las Vegas) - This year, June 6, 2022, marks the 78th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The letter “D” has no specific meaning, other than to identify the battle itself on the shores of Normandy. 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
June 2022 
Frontier Wars (1622-1924 intermittent)  
PTSD Awareness Month 
June 4 – American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Birthday (1928) 
June 6 – D-Day (1944) 
June 12 – Merchant Marines Birthday (1775) 
June 14 – U.S. Flag Day 
June 14 – Army Birthday (1775) 
June 16 – CNA Week 
June 23 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday (1939) 
June 25 – Korean War (June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953)   
June 25 – Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) Birthday (1985) 
June 27 – National PTSD Awareness Day