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The 3rd Annual Charity Car and Vendor Show benefiting Service Dogs for America and ND Veterans will be hosted in Hebron August 11, 2018. Vehicles can be registered between 10am and noon for $10. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in three categories. Vendors and crafters will be displaying and selling products and the Bismarck Vet Center will be onsite to answer questions. There will be door prizes, DJ entertainment will be providing great music and a 50/50 raffle will be benefiting the Service Dogs as well. 

The Cass County Veteran Service Officer Dan Thorstad announced that they are finally moved into their new office suite on the main level of the Cass County Court House. Office address remains 211 9th Stree S in Fargo. Open house will be August 6th from 1PM to 4PM. All are invited!

Learn more about the Cass County VSO Officehttps://www.nd.gov/veterans/service-officers/county/cass 

The North Dakota Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA) approves the Policies and Procedures for the conferring of the North Dakota Commemorative Memorial Coin, also known as a Funeral Honor Coin, upon a family member during a Veterans funeral honors ceremony.

Governor Doug Burgum appointed Dave Rice, Gary Maddock, Hal Weineger, Marlin Schneider and Roy Fillion each to a three-year term on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA). Dave Rice, a resident of Fargo, is a Navy Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He is the past Commander of the American Legion and an active member of the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, VVA, DAV, 40 & 8, Navy League, Fleet Reserve and the Honor Flight.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000. 

VA introduced VEText in March and 138 VA facilities are currently using the automated interactive text-message system, which reminds Veterans of upcoming health-care appointments, allowing them easily to confirm or cancel the event.

Vanhook Resort in New Town ND will host the Warriors on the Water (ND) Armed Forces Day of Fishing August 11, 2018 starting at 9AM.

Food, Baiot, and Tackle will be Included. 

Boats will be provided by Experienced Walley Fisherman.

**ALL YOU NEED TO BRING IS YOURSELF!

This event provided by Outdorrs Men and Women. For more information visit their website at WWW.WARRIORSONTHEWATERND.COM

Registration is required.

Honor our nation's warriors in the most patriotic town in North Dakota!

Celebrate our veterans and armed forces on this special day. Veterans and active-duty service members get into the Medora Musical FREE, enjoy a Keg social in the afternoon and will be treated to something special to kick-off the night's show!

The Fargo VA will be hosting a Mental Health Summit in Jamestown from 8am to 2:30pm on August 30, 2018 at the Quality Inn and Suites.

The purpose of this FREE summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with a goal of enhancing access to mental health services and address the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members residing in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

During the summit, you can earn 3.5 hours of continuing education units and/or continuing medical education:

 

FARGO, N.D. (June 18, 2018) – The new Dickinson and Williston Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) are scheduled to be fully operational and open for appointments on July 2, 2018.
The new Dickinson VA CBOC is located at 766 Elks Dr., Suite 6/H, Dickinson, N.D. 58601. The new Williston VA CBOC is located at 1542 16th St. W., Suite 300, Williston, N.D. 58801.

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June 18, 2018

Analysis Part of VA’s Comprehensive Examination of More Than 55 Million Death Records

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

This report yields several important insights:

Valley City, ND- June 6, 2018 –The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2018 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Hunt for Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater. The Disabled Veteran Hunt will take place on Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th  at Camp Grafton, ND. Applications are due by October 10th  and are available from any County Veteran Service Office.

 

 
WASHINGTON— The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted-for from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
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May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON — Effective May 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will update portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or rating schedule) that evaluates the organs of special sense eye conditions, as well as gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast.
The VASRD is the collection of federal regulations used by Veterans Benefits Administration claims processors to evaluate the severity of disabilities and assign disability ratings.

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