Veterans Voice
May 2021
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
Dear Veterans, families, advocates, and friends: 

As more Nevadans receive full protection from the COVID-19 vaccine, we are beginning to see some of the pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Still, it may be a while before we completely return to normal. Read More
Honoring Our Heroes
Memorial Day
NDVS will be hosting in-person Flag-In and Memorial Day events at the end of this month as we begin to move past the pandemic. Read More
James Ebert Named Veteran of the Month &
David Wolosin Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
James Ebert
David Wolosin
We congratulate James Ebert for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and David Wolosin for being recognized as Veteran Supporter for the Month (VSM) of May. Read More
PTSD Now Check Presentation
On Friday, April 16, 2021, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services hosted a check presentation ceremony where Craig Rauchle, the President of the Chase Rauchle PTSD Now! Read More
Register Your Story with Military Women’s Memorial
Read more about register your story with the Military Women’s Memorial. Read More
Health and Wellness
NNSVH Received the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award Read More
Julie Dudley Named new NNSVH Liaison Officer
Free Conference for Healthcare Providers
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is hosting a healthcare provider conference on May 11th and 18th on “Presumptive Conditions: What is YOUR Part?” as a two-part conference in partnership with the Perry Foundation". Read More
SW Gas/NV Military Support Alliance – Check Presentations
VVA Hand Sanitizer Thank You!  

NDVS thanks members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 989, Reno (VVA 989) for their generosity and support in keeping the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home COVID-19 free.
Programs & Services
Women Veterans Survey

If you are woman veteran living in Nevada, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) would like to learn more about your military service and current needs.
Veteran restaurant owners encouraged to file now for Restaurant Revitalization Fund
News You Can Use
Ms. Veterans America
By: Chuck N. Baker
(Las Vegas) — Several years ago a female entrepreneur I met had started a fashion-related designer company called Half the Sky. Read More
National Medal of Honor Museum
By: Chuck N. Baker 
(Dallas) — The Medal of Honor presented to a select few of America’s military is the nation’s highest award that bestows thanks to those who demonstrate valor in combat.
Super Delta formation of the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds
By: Chuck N. Baker
(Nellis AFB) — The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds demonstration squadron, dressed in Air Force Blue, are known as America’s Ambassadors in Blue. Read More
Veterans In The News
Director Miller named to VA Rural Health Advisory Committee
(Reno, NV) – The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Director Katherine “Kat” Miller to serve on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee. Read More
VA Benefits Update
With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan, the VA has been authorized to cancel many VA fees and copays that would have been due for care for the period between April 6, 2020 to September 30, 2021. Read More
Nevada WWII Stories Shared by Nevada Authors  
Pictured from left to right: John Yuspa, Steve Ranson, University of Nevada President Brian Sandoval and Ken Beaton. Read More
Always Remember
May 2021- Month of the Military Caregiver

National Military Appreciation Month
First week of May – Public Service Recognition Week
May 1 – Silver Star Service Banner Day (1818)
May 3 – Air Force Sergeants Association Birthday (1947)
May 5 – Veterans of the Vietnam War & The Veterans Coalition Birthday (1978)
May 7 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day; Friday before Mother's Day
May 8 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day (1945)
May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day
May 15 – Armed Forces Day; Third Saturday in May
May 19 – Catholic War Veterans Birthday (1935)
May 31 – Memorial Day; last Monday in May