Nevada Department of Veterans Services Newsletter March 2017 
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(Carson City, NV) -- Mark your calendar and make sure you participate and attend the upcoming Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature on March 15, 2017.  
The day in Carson City starts at 8:00 AM with coffee and networking near the Veterans Memorial behind the Capitol Building. At 9:00 AM, the Governor will be signing critical veterans legislation and will host a ceremony honoring distinguished veterans. The Veteran of the Month, Veteran Supporter of the Month will be recognized and honored. The Governor and Nevada National Guard Brigadier General William R. Burks will also award U.S. Army veteran Richard Moyer with a Bronze Star for Valor for Moyer's service in Vietnam. The ceremony will feature the Nevada National Guard Color Guard and Sandra Tenbour, a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, who will sing the National Anthem. It is a working day for the Nevada Legislature and Assemblyman Speaker Jason Frierson as well as Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford are expected to leave their committee hearings and join the ceremony to provide a few remarks.    

Between around 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM, the Assembly and State Senate will pass resolutions in honor of "Nevada’s Fallen." At 12:00 PM, lunch will be served outside using the National Guard’s mobile kitchen.

The day will also feature military static displays by the Nevada National Guard as well as exhibits and displays from veterans service organizations, military members and others. 

Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature is an opportunity for military members, guardsmen and women, as well as veterans to interact with Nevada's elected leaders. It is also a day for those who have served or are still serving to gather to socialize and network. Family members and loved ones of military members and veterans are also encouraged to participate. The day helps focus attention on current legislative bills affecting veterans issues. But, the day is also set aside to celebrate the contributions and legacy of America's heroes.  

(Carson City, NV) -- A large part of the mission of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services is to find Nevada's veterans and connect them to benefits and opportunities their service has earned them.  Over the years, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) has expanded outreach. NDVS continually looks for better ways to accomplish this mission. This year, a new directive will provide greater and more focused attention on outreach to Nevada's Native American Veterans.

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reveal Native Americans have one of the highest levels of participation of military service per capita, of any ethnic group; serving in the United States Armed Forces with honor and distinction dating back to the Revolutionary War. However; thousands of Native American veterans are living in Nevada, but despite their large numbers and their service and sacrifices, they apply for and receive fewer veterans' benefits than other ethnic group throughout our great nation.

In February, a ceremony at the State Capitol in Carson City honored Native American veterans and recognized the need for this outreach.  NDVS Director Kat Miller issued a Directive that outlines and underscores the importance of this endeavor. The Directive can be read in its entirety below:   

From the Director of NDVS:

Native Americans have heeded the call to serve our country having one of the highest levels of participation of military service per capita of any ethnic group; serving in the United States Armed Forces with honor and distinction dating back to the Revolutionary War. Thousands of Native American veterans are living in the State of Nevada, but despite their large numbers and their service and sacrifices, they apply for, and receive fewer veterans' benefits than other ethnic groups throughout our great nation.

Therefore I direct that in 2017, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, the Nevada Vet Corps, and the hundreds of volunteers supporting NDVS state-wide will make all necessary efforts to:

  • Focus attention on the contributions of Native American Veterans to our nation's defense;
  • Identify opportunities for expanded outreach to tribal communities and develop linkages to connect veterans and their families to the benefits and services that they have earned;
  • Establish a training program for tribal representatives to help them assist veterans navigate the complex network of State and Federal veteran’s benefits; benefits their service to this nation has earned them.

This year, we will expand outreach to all of Nevada's tribes and bands, developing relationships necessary to understand their unique cultures and their concerns, and to share benefit information. Outreach opportunities include attending Pow Wows and other important gatherings throughout the State. This outreach is imperative if we are to accomplish our agency's statutory responsibility to give assistance to every problem affecting any veteran or group of veterans.

In partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we will conduct the first state-sponsored Native American Veteran Summit in June of 2017. Participants will learn of many veterans programs and share in discussions regarding gaps in services. They can also take courses that can lead to certification as Tribal Veteran Representatives.

We will also place special focus on Native American Women veterans. Native American women have a proud history of military service, dating back to the American Revolution where an Oneida woman called Tyonajanegen fought at the battle of Oriskany in New York. In the fall of 2017 we will conduct a Native American Women Veterans convening for the purpose of identifying needs and gaps in services for women warriors.

Finally, throughout the year, we will share stories of Native American Veterans throughout Nevada's veteran community; stories such as that of the Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I; men who,100 years ago, came to the defense of our country even though they were not considered citizens of the United States.

As with any major undertaking, this directive cannot be accomplished without the support of partner organizations. I therefore respectfully request that our many partners throughout Nevada join in this important endeavor to conduct outreach to our Native American Veterans to assist them connect with benefits, and to find opportunities to honor Nevada's Native American Warrior men and women.

Supporting Nevada's veterans is not only our duty, it is a great privilege. By directing this special focus, I hope to both shine a spotlight on the honorable and courageous service of Nevada's Native American Heroes, and to better understand and support their needs.

Katherine N. Miller, Director 

(Carson City, NV) -- The session began February 6th. NDVS is scheduled for several Committee hearings throughout the Session, with Agency Budget Presentations, several Bills, and monitoring any item that has the word "Veteran".

NDVS has hosted two Legislative Summits; one in Las Vegas and the other in Carson City where NDVS and the United Veterans Legislative Council began working hand-in-hand with interested veterans. The purpose is to keep veterans informed about priority issues and proposed legislation that could impact veterans, their families and the military community. 

You can register to see the many veterans bills presented this legislative session by clicking here.

You can, also, set up your own personalized legislative tracking by clicking here

(Carson City, NV) – The Northern Nevada Veterans’ Cemetery Advisory Committee has a new member.  

Governor Brian Sandoval recently appointed William Waterman of Reno, Nevada to serve on the Northern Nevada Veterans’ Cemetery Advisory Committee. 

There are two Cemetery Committees in Nevada. One is in the northern part of Nevada, located in Fernley. The other is in the southern part of the State, located in Boulder City.  

Eligible veterans and their spouse may be buried at either the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley or the Southern Nevada Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. The Nevada Veterans Cemetery now has an established procedure allowing the space next to an interred veteran to be reserved for the veteran’s spouse. There is no charge for the plot or the opening and closing of the grave site of a veteran. However, a $450 fee is charged for the burial of a spouse. Headstones are provided at no cost through funds provided by the federal government. Military honors are provided by military units; however, cemetery staff can assist in making these arrangements.  

For more information on the veterans’ cemetery in Fernley, click here: 

For more  information on the veterans’ cemetery in Boulder City, click here:

Above: Kat Miller - Director, NDVS - Shakes hands with John Heintzelman, Veteran of the Month for February 2017.
Above: Nevada Veterans Foundation honored as  Veteran Supporter of the Month for February 2017.

(Carson City, NV)Highly decorated U.S. Army veteran John Heintzelman and the Nevada Veterans Foundation received honor and recognition for their work and commitment helping fellow veterans, military members and the community. 

U.S. Army veteran, John Heintzelman was named "Veteran of the Month" in a ceremony in Las Vegas on February 15, 2017. Heintzelman served 22 years in the U.S. Army. During his the course of his service he received several honors, distinctions and decorations including; Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and a Master Parachutist Badge.  

While Heintzelman is retired from the military he continues to serve his community. He is known for his work in helping more than 480 homeless veterans and their families obtain housing through his work with U.S. Vets. He has volunteered at numerous events to raise support and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. He has volunteered at two U.S. Vets veteran stand downs. Heinzelman has also worked on fundraisers for Toys for Tots as well as assembled packages for the homeless during Christmas and the winter months.  

Additionally, the Nevada Veterans Foundation was named "Veteran Supporter of the Month."  The Foundation was created in 2011 to spearhead the Capitol Campaign to fund the construction of the Las Vegas Fisher House. The Fisher House provides a comfortable place where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. The campaign was remarkably successful reaching the goal of $3-million in just 15 months. The Foundation continues to raise funds in support of the ongoing operation of the Las Vegas Fisher House. It is also an active supporter of the Las Vegas Justice Court's Veterans Treatment Court as well as the Nevada State Veterans Home.  

The "Veteran of the Month" and "Veteran Supporter of the Month" awards are provided through the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. The awards are part of the Governor's commitment to make Nevada the "friendliest State in the nation" to its military community and veterans. 

(Washington D. C.) --The Veteran's Administration is announcing new a "presumption of service connection" for eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The diseases are:
Adult Leukemia 
Aplastic Anemia, and othet Myelodysplastic Syndroms 
Bladder Cancer 
Kidney Cancer 
Liver Cancer 
Multiple Myeloma 
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 
Parkinson's Disease 
The qualifications are for veterans with an honorable discharge, who served at Camp Lejeune, NC for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

If you served in during that time period, you may be entitled to service-connected disability benefits from the VA.  If awarded service-connected disability benefits, you may also be entitled to medical/prescription benefits for those conditions. 
The benefits may also extend to a surviving spouse of a veteran who fits the criteria. If qualified, you may be entitled to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits. 
You may call the Nevada Department of Veterans Services to see if you may qualify. See the numbers below to schedule an appointment with an NDVS Veterans' Service Officer: 
Las Vegas: 702-224-6025 
Reno: 775-321-4880 
Elko: 775-777-1000

(Washington D.C.) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is amending its regulation regarding fertility counseling and treatment available to eligible Veterans and spouses.  VA currently provides certain infertility services other than in vitro fertilization (IVF) services to Veterans as part of the medical benefits package.  This interim final rule authorizes IVF for a Veteran with a service-connected disability that results in the inability of the Veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment. It also states that VA may provide fertility counseling and treatment using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), including IVF, to a spouse of a Veteran with a service-connected disability that results in the inability of the Veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment.

“I have always believed that one of the main responsibilities of a grateful nation is to make whole the men and women who have made sacrifices on our behalf,” said VA Secretary Bob McDonald. “It is important that we fully understand the needs of our Veteran population, and incorporate the major scientific advances available today that can allow them to live a full life. Providing fertility counseling and treatment, including in vitro fertilization, is consistent with VA’s goal of restoring reproductive capabilities of Veterans and improving the quality of their lives.”

As part of the medical benefits package, VA provides many different types of fertility treatments and procedures to Veterans.  These include infertility counseling, laboratory blood testing, surgical correction of structural pathology, reversal of a vasectomy or tubal ligation, medication, and various other diagnostic studies or treatments and procedures

Full implementation of this regulation requires that VA utilize and optimize existing capabilities for care in the community and develop internal processes that will provide Veterans with a seamless path to receiving ART services. Veterans can immediately schedule appointments with their local health care system for eligibility determinations, clinical evaluation and consultation, and initial treatment as we work to build this structure.

The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 and can be accessed here Although the interim rule references September 30, 2017 as the date the funding expires, the funds are authorized through September 30, 2018.

(Washington D.C.) --This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War 1. WWI was known as the "war to end all wars." But according the to WWI Centennial Commission, WWI remains America’s forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives during that war than during Korea and Vietnam combined, and even though it profoundly shaped the rest of “the American century.” The Commission will use the Centennial as a timely and essential opportunity to educate the country’s citizens about the causes, courses and consequences of the war; to honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who served; and to commemorate through public programs and initiatives the centennial of this global event.

From 2013 to 2019, the World War One Centennial Commission and its partners will commemorate the centennial of the Great War, when more than 4,000,000 men and women from the United States served in uniform during World War One, among them 2 future presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Two million individuals from the United States served overseas during World War One, including 200,000 naval personnel who served on the seas. The United States suffered 375,000 casualties during World War One, including 116,516 deaths. The centennial of World War One offers an opportunity for people in the United States to learn about and commemorate the sacrifices of their predecessors, and to understand how the events of 100 years ago have affected our nation, its people, and the world ever since.

President Woodrow Wilson said it best. On January 22, 1917 he said, "It must be a peace without victory...Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor's terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last."  

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services understands the importance of remembering this anniversary. If you wish to hold a ceremony or commemoration of WWI to mark this major milestone, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services will support and sponsor your event. Just email  hendryt@veterans.  to see if your event qualifies. 

If you want to read more about WWI or the Centennial Commission, just visit their website by clicking here.  
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services continues to identify and honor veterans in care facilities across the state.    
Above: Wendy Simons - Deputy Director of Health and Wellness, NDVS - speaks at a "Veterans in Care" event on January 18th at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. 
Eight Veterans, from small residential care homes, were honored at the event.
Above: Mayor Crowell of Carson City was among the dignitaries to honor veterans at the Veterans in Care event on Wednesday, January 25th at Sierra Place Senior Living in Carson City.
About a dozen veterans were honored with a Certificate of Recognition and  Nevada Hero lapel pin.     
A note from Deputy Director of Health and Wellness, Wendy Simons

In late April NDVS reached out to 417 Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facility providers to let all know the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is seeking to find our many veterans who reside in care facilities. Over the past few months, 95 facilities have responded helping us to locate 1200+ veterans in residence. As a result of this first group of responses, NDVS launched 27 recognition events at 27 facilities, honoring, 650+ veterans. Each has been honored with certificates from the state and pins denoting them as "Nevada's Heroes". In addition we have recognized over 400+ WWII veterans.   We continue to anticipate finding more than 3000 veterans in care settings as we move into 2017, expanding the outreach to home based care providers. We have also found and honored a 107 year old lady veteran of WWII and 10 others over 100 years old.  What has been amazing is that fewer that 200 of the 1200+ are enrolled in the VA medical system or receiving benefits.  We have also launched the "Bravo Zulu" training series, keying in to the overlay of military service and the aging veteran.   Our own NSVH staff members (Poppy & Shirley) participated on the closing panel. 

Here is a link to a story:

Do you know of a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facility that would like to honor their veteran residents? Please contact Connie Johnson at

(Boulder City, NV) -- The Nevada State Veterans Home Administrator, Linda Gelinger, has been selected to be honored at the American College of Health Care Executives  for ranking in the top 25% of skilled nursing home Administrators in the country.  Only 4 other Administrators throughout Nevada were selected for this prestigious honor (there are 54 SNF's in the state).  This award will be presented to Linda in April in St. Louis.  She will also be attending the National Association of State Veterans Homes  Convention in Washington DC, February 12-15.

Many wonderful events have been occurring at the Home, most recently the American Legion Post 76 presented every veteran in the home a branch of service veteran ball cap.

The home continues to be ranked 5 star in the Federal Nursing Home Compare system. And, the Pinnacle Customer Service reviews have the home ranked in the top 5% in the country.

(Boulder City, NV)The Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada earned the Pinnacle Quality Insight Customer Experience Award. Also, the 180 bed home that serves veterans, spouses and Gold Star parents received the highest rating from with an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. 

Pinnacle Quality Insight is a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm serving as a senior healthcare advocate for more than 20 years. The Customer Experience Award was established to ensure every resident or patient receives exceptional assistance and care from his or her provider.  

Over the past 12 months, Pinnacle Quality Insight interviewed family members with loved ones in the Nevada State Veterans Home. The Home qualified for the Pinnacle Quality Insight Customer Award the previous year but this time the Home achieved more awards overall. This time, the Home received 23 awards in three neighborhoods in 12 areas of customer satisfaction: Activities, Admission Process, Cleanliness, Communication from Facility, Dignity and Respect, Dining Service, Individual Needs, Nursing Care, Overall Customer Experience, Overall Satisfaction, Recommend to others and Safety and Security.  

Additionally, as of February 1, 2017, the Nevada State Veterans Home maintained its 5 star rating from Administrator Linda Gelinger said, "I am so proud of the wonderful team we have at the Home." She added, "The team works hard every single day in honor of our veterans and to ensure our veterans are well cared for."   

The 5 star rating has become more coveted in the skilled care industry with an increase in strict criteria by the Federal agency in recent months. To achieve this level of distinction takes dedication and commitment to quality each and every day. 

(Carson City, NV) -- In case you missed it, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced in his "State of the State" address he's recommending lawmakers approve his budget proposal that would advance more than $33 million dollars for construction of the new Northern Nevada Veterans Home in Reno. 
The new skilled care facility would fill a big gap in services to veterans in northern Nevada. Wendy Simons, Deputy Director of Health and Wellness for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS), explained most of these veterans who are in need of this type of care are being sent out of state. Simons said, "This takes them away from their family, loved ones, support system at a time when they need it most."

In addition to filing a vital need, the advanced appropriation would benefit taxpayers.  
NDVS  Director Katherine Miller said, "If approved, the Governor's proposal will save the state of Nevada millions of dollars because every year we wait to build the new home, construction costs increase." 
Governor Sandoval signed AB 491 into law last session, appropriating more than $14 million in state funding. That amount is the required state match for a $33.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The State anticipates reimbursement on the advance recommended by the Governor, provided Congress approves the grant appropriation.  Nevada has been approved for the federal matching grant and the State continues to move up on the approval list. 
Click here to read more.
Above: Brett Palmer of the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition 
Reno, NV) -- The Nevada Society of Scottish Clans recently awarded Brett Palmer of Clan Scott ancestry with the prestigious 2017 Silver Thistle Award. Palmer was also selected as the Society’s 2017 Scot-of-the-Year for his dedicated service to Nevada veterans.

Palmer joined the Marine Corps immediately after high school, but his tour was cut short by an injury. A couple of years later, he began a 36-year career in law enforcement. His first positions were in Idaho and Utah before being hired by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada where he served the last 18 years as patrol deputy in Fernley.  
Soon after retiring from the Sheriff’s Office in 2008, he became president of the Nevada Veteran’s Coalition which is a full-time position he still holds today. The purpose of the Coalition is to support and provide services to the Northern Nevada Memorial Cemetery near Fernley and to assist local veterans. The Coalition is an IRS recognized charitable organization. You may learn more about it by clicking here:

The Nevada Society of Scottish Clans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of ancient customs, literature, music, games and dress of Scotland and its people. Click here to learn more:
Click here to read more.

The National Resource Directory, a website that provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels, unveiled an updated design and layout last week.  Enhancements to the Directory include a refreshed appearance, updated search engine, and behind the scenes software updates that will improve the speed and accuracy of managing the programs and services listed. Try the new website yourself by going to and let them know what you think on social media through Facebook or Twitter.

(Las Vegas, NV) – You will have the opportunity to become a Nevada Veterans Advocate in a free weekend workshop! 

The workshop is designed to show you how to become an advocate to be able to assist veterans in connecting with services and benefits that veterans have earned through their military service.  

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. It will be held at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, located at 9090 Alta Drive.  

Registration is on Saturday from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. The event runs from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day.  

There are up to ten scholarships being offered to qualified veterans who live 70 miles or more outside the Las Vegas area. The scholarships provide up to $300 for hotel and mileage costs. To find out if you qualify for a scholarship email prior to the event. 

For more information about the workshop or the Nevada Veterans Advocate program contact the NVA Program Manager at 775-321-4708.  

AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps Vista are looking for you. The programs allow you to serve and learn. The programs also set the stage for you to gain new skills to potentially start a new career. To join us as an AmeriCorps Member with the Nevada Department of Veterans Services click here: 

Nevada has almost 230,000 veterans living within its borders, and their number is growing every day. Our goal is to make sure they know about all the benefits that they have earned, and are able to take advantage of them. Many have severe life barriers, and don't even know that they're eligible for assistance. In short, your work with us can potentially save lives. Sign up now for volunteer opportunities. 

Any veteran or his or her spouse, parent or child can purchase a veteran license plate. The applicant certifies that he or she qualifies by signing the Veteran License Plate Application (SP 33). The initial cost for veterans plates with a standard number is $61 plus a Prison Industry fee of .50 cents per plate. The annual renewal fee is $30. The initial cost for personalized versions is $97 plus a Prison Industry fee of .50 cents per plate. The annual renewal is $50. Twenty five dollars of the initial fee and $20 of the annual renewal are used to support outreach programs and services for veterans and their families administered by Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Plates with standard numbers are in stock at DMV Full Service Offices. You can order personalized versions by mail, fax, or in person at a DMV Full Service Office. 

Veteran Unit Decal Plates: The DMV is authorized to offer veterans plates with extra space for unit logos. Army Airborne and Navy Seabees are available as well as Air Force and Army logos on National Guard Plates.

Motorcycle plates for Army Airborne and Navy Seabees are not in stock and must be custom-ordered.  Visit the Nevada DMV website to learn more. 

NDVS Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) are available to assist any veteran, family member of a veteran, or Nevada resident on active duty.

NDVS offers free assistance with filing claims for service-connected disabilities, non-service-connected pension, and other benefits afforded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

There are three locations; 

Reno, 775-321-4880; Las Vegas,  702-224-6025; and Elko, 775-777-1000.

Assistance includes aid in the filing of claims, support during the appeals process, representation at local hearings, and guidance with requests for discharge upgrades. To schedule a claims appointment at one of our offices, call the number of the office closest to you.

In addition to in-office appointments, NDVS offers Rural Outreach events in the following areas:

NORTH -- Austin, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, Silver Springs, Battle Mountain, Ely, West Wendover and Winnemucca

SOUTH -- Beatty, Laughlin, Mesquite, Pahrump and Tonopah

For more information on our Rural Outreach, or to schedule an appointment during one of our Rural Outreach events, please call one of the numbers listed above to contact a VSO in your region.

March 2 - 
                755 Sierra Way,                               
                Hawthorne, NV
                11 AM - 2 PM

March 3 - 
                Ely and Elko Interactive Video
                9 AM - 12 PM 

March 7 -
                840 Hafen Lane
                Mesquite, NV 
                9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

March 9 -
                100 A Ave S
                Beatty, NV
                10 AM - 3 PM

March 10 -
                Battle Mountain Interactive Video
                10 AM - 2 PM 

March 14 -
                Silver Springs
                2945 Fort Churchill
                Silver Springs,  NV               
                9:30 AM - 3 PM
March 15 -
               122 Main Street                
               Austin, NV            
               8 AM - 12 PM

March 16 - 
              Winnemucca Interactive Video
              8:30 AM - 5 PM

             101 Radar Rd.
              Tonopah, NV 
              9 AM - 2 PM

              840 Hafen Ln.
              Mesquite, NV
              9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

March 28 -
               1329 Waterloo Ln 
               Gardnerville, NV
             10 AM - 3 PM

             1510 Bruce Woodbury Rd.
             Laughlin, NV
             10 AM -3 PM  
Pahrump every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
VAMC Reno every Wednesday and Thursday
By NV AG Office

(Carson City, NV)--The Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance (OMLA) provides pro bono (free) legal assistance and representation to active duty, reserve and National Guard service members in a wide area of civil law matters. 

The OMLA is a comprehensive, statewide program combining the joint efforts of legal aid organizations, private sponsors and the State Bar of Nevada to address the need for affordable legal representation in our military communities.

The OMLA also currently provides assistance to veterans with wills and powers of attorney.

In order to receive legal assistance from this program, active military and reserve service members should seek referral from their respective Judge Advocate General.

Veterans should seek referral from their respective Veterans Services Office. Click here for the statewide listing.


10 AM - 2 PM


POC, BRANDI METHENY, 702-751-6370



10 AM - 2 PM


POC, RENEE KELLY, 775-334-3051

(Las Vegas, NV) – A former educator in the Clark County School District is now using her talents to help the School District as well as students and veterans. She is spearheading a program called, “Troops to Education.” It is aimed at putting veterans who are leaving their military service and looking for work, into the classroom to start new career opportunities in education. Rice talks about the teacher shortage in Nevada and she sees this as a “win-win” for everybody. 

She is planning three upcoming informational sessions for those wanting to learn more about the “Troops to Education” program. The dates are as follows:

March 6, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

April 3, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

May 4, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

The informational sessions will all be held at CS Community Commons, located at Nellis Air Force Base, 4700 N. Las Vegas Blvd.     

George Ann Rice once served as the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources in Clark County. She retired in 2005 after serving some 33 years in the District.  

Click here to see a video on the program produced by the Las Vegas PBS station: 

Click here to see a video produced by NBC on the program in Los Angeles: 

Or you may visit for additional information 

March 2 - 
              Spring Open House
            8 AM - 2 PM
              Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
              9200 Tule Springs Road
              Las Vegas NV
              Sydney Knott

March 3 -
             ENGAGE Veteran Professionals
            9 AM - 10:30 AM
              1664 N. Virginia Street
              University of Nevada- ASUN Ballroom
              Reno NV

March 10 - 
           Veterans Guest House 14th Annual                      Radiothon
           12 PM - 6 PM          

            Atlantis Casino Resort Reno NV USA


March 15 -
         Veteran and Mlitary Day               
         at the Legislature
         8 AM - 5 PM

         401 S Carson St, Carson City, NV

         Terri Hendry
        All Day       

          Cashman Center
          850 Las Vegas Boulevard
          North Las Vegas NV

We are constantly adding new events to our calendar, in our on-going mission to support the veteran community in Nevada. Click here to check out our VetNet calendar