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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA ND STATE PICNIC July 29—Aug. 1, 2020
Four Bears Casino Park—New Town, ND
Hosted by VVA Chapter 487 (Western ND) and American Legion Post 290

Raffle Tickets Available for 12 Military Rifles!

  • Drawing to be held on November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day)

Schedule:
July 29

  • On your own

July 30

  • 8-11am-Breakfast @ NT Civic Center
  • 4-6pm Registration/Social ($20 Registration Fee)
  • 6pm—Supper (Dickies BBQ)

Jul 31

July 10, 2020

Sanford Health is accepting applications for four $5,000 scholarships awarded annually to veterans, Guard/Reserve members or active duty military service members who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in their community.

The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship honors those who have furthered their own progress and enriched the lives of others, especially in service, academics and community involvement.

White House, VA launch REACH — a call to action to engage the nation in preventing suicide

July 7, 2020, 07:23:00 AM

WASHINGTON – The White House and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched the REACH national public health campaign aimed at empowering all Americans to play a critical role in preventing suicide. 

Valley City, ND- June 1, 2020 –The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2020 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt for Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater. The Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt will take place on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th at Camp Grafton, ND. Applications are due by October 16, 2020  and are available from any County or Tribal Veteran Service Office.

 

The ND Planning Committee to End Veteran Homelessness lead by ND Veterans Commissioner Lonnie Wangen met for the first time at 2PM on Thursday May 21, 2020.  The meeting which was planned for March 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  “We were really looking forward to an in-person meeting for a chance to visit with all the members. Instead a Zoom meeting was held which was very productive” said Commissioner Wangen.

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May 13, 2020

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day

They will be open for public visitation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced today it will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath laying ceremonies.

FARGO, N.D. (May 9, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Fargo National Cemetery will host its inaugural virtual Memorial Day event on May 25, 2020.

Visit www.facebook.com/fargonationalcemeterycommittee to view the event on May 25. 

VA recently launched the “Rx Refill” App! Veterans now have another option to easily use VA health care services on the go. With Rx Refill, Veterans can request VA-issued prescription refills, monitor the status of their request, track deliveries through VA Mail Order Pharmacies and view additional VA medication information available on My HealtheVet.

Virtual Panel Discussion planned for April 30, 2020. Register on Facebook @VeteranEntreporeneurshipTraining.

See flyer to learn more

 

 

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that monetary donations and donations of personal protective equipment are being accepted to aid in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find the latest information from the Federal VA on COVID-19.

Update on COVID-19 confirmed Veteran inpatients or outpatients can be found at this link https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/?utm_source=Homepage&utm_campaign=Coronavirus.  Approximately seventy-three percent of Veterans who are positive for COVID-19 are quarantined at home.

President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDA) on December 20, 2019 which included the repeal of the "Widows Tax".  The Widows Tax, as it is called, is due to Concurrent Receipt laws which state that one individual cannot receive two forms of federal funds for the same thing.

AMVETS Post #9 will host veteran suicide awareness and prevention seminar on December 16, 2019 at 7PM.

There has been some great strides in access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in North Dakota. “Healing with Hyperbarics of North Dakota” located in Fargo provides HBOT treatments and is part of these studies/pilots:

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