Veterans Voice
March 2022
Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Newsletter
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Director's Message * Honoring Heroes * Health & Wellness * Programs & Services * News * Always Remember
Monthly Director's Message, Kat Miller
To my fellow veterans, military members, families, and supporters: 

I encourage you to set time aside to attend one or more of the great upcoming events planned this month. I’ve outlined the highlights of some the major events in this message, but please read more about them in this newsletter and please help us share this information wide and far. Read More.
Honoring Our Heroes
Judge Mark Stevens Named Veteran of the Month & The UNLV Student Veterans Association Chapter Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Judge Mark Stevens
UNLV Student Veterans Association
We congratulate Judge Mark Stevens for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and the UNLV Student Veterans Association for being recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month (VSM) for March 2022. Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Women Veterans Conference
March 12th, 2022 
Join us on March 12, 2022, for the FREE, NDVS-hosted Women Veterans Conference. The hybrid event is available via Zoom or in-person at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
The 2022 Veterans Legislative Symposia is Coming up in March
Join us for the 2022 Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposia. The Reno and Las Vegas events serve as an important platform to identify and prioritize key legislative areas that will be presented to Nevada lawmakers for consideration in the next session of the Legislature. Federal issues will be presented to Nevada’s Congressional delegation.
VA Seeks Veterans Input on Mission Statement 
On February 23, 2022, the VA announced a public request for feedback on how it’s mission statement can evolve into something that is more inclusive and representative of the changing needs of veterans in the 21st century. Read More
Dedication Ceremony Set for the Crombie Academy 
NDVS will host a dedication ceremony on March 4th for the Crombie Academy, housed at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. This academy is a free, Certified Nursing Assistant training program. Read More
Health and Wellness
Winnemucca Mayor’s Challenge Launch  
We are excited to share that the City of Winnemucca has accepted the Mayor’s Challenge to Reduce Suicide Among Servicemembers, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF). Read More
Suicide Prevention: VA REACH  
One of NDVS’ top priorities is veteran and family member suicide prevention. An important protective factor is keeping service members, veterans, and their families connected to others and to needed resources. Read More
Veterans Healthcare Pocket Card Launches  
The NDVS Healthcare Services team is proud to announce the launch of the Veterans Healthcare Pocket Card. This initiative is aimed at educating and informing our healthcare partners on the ways to identify veterans and engage in dialogue about their military service, identify military exposures, screen for suicide risk, and connect veterans with resources. Read More
Important Information for Caregivers  
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation have released a new Mental Health Booklet to help military and veteran caregivers who may be facing burnout, exhaustion, or hopelessness. Read More
Programs & Services
Gold Star Families visit Nevada State Veterans Memorial
Gold Star Families in southern Nevada received special recognition and honor during the month of February. Twenty-eight Gold Star Family members visited the Nevada State Veterans Memorial, located in front of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Read More
Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen
Becomes an NVA
Congratulations to Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen! He is now a graduate of our online Nevada Veteran Advocate (NVA) course. He recently completed the training to receive his certificate and become an official NVA! Read More
Updates for Veteran Discharge Upgrades for Navy and Marine Corps Veterans 
As a result of a recent federal court decision, the Navy Discharge Review Board will need to reconsider several requests for Discharge Upgrades related to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Read More
News You Can Use
Remembering the Anniversary of Iraq War 
By Chuck N. Baker

For veterans and those on active-duty, this month marks an important military anniversary. It is March 20, 2022. This year marks the 19th anniversary to the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. President George W. Bush officially launched the action aimed to rid Iraq leader Saddam Hussein and eliminate his ability to use weapons of mass destruction. Read More
Honor Flight Show their Appreciation to
Vietnam Veterans As Remembrance Day Approaches
By Chuck N. Baker 

History books tell us that when veterans of the war in Vietnam came home, for the most part they were looked down upon. It took several years before the public realized that they were merely doing a job, honoring the commitment and oath they made to serve their country. 
Financial Tools Help Veterans Gain Education 
By Chuck N. Baker 

Veterans seeking a college education at UNLV have several tools at their disposal to help them pay for their education. To begin the process, the College of Education Student Services Center provides academic advising. 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
March 2022 
Women Veterans History Month  
March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday (1915) 
March 12 – Women Veteran History Month Recognition 
March 5 – Seabee Birthday (1942) 
March 13 – United States K9 Corps Birthday (1942) 
March 15 – American Legion Birthday (1919) 
March 15 – Jewish War Veterans Birthday (1896) 
March 20 – Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) (March 20, 2003 – Dec. 15, 2011)
March 25 – Medal of Honor Day (1863) 
March 28 – Blinded Veterans Association Birthday (1945) 
March 29 – Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Birthday (1943)