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Date of Meeting: October 5, 2020
Choice Program Fact Sheet (187.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Claims Process Part 1 (951.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 17, 2020
Claims Process Part 2 (891.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 17, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service of the VA which aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran.

Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020

Today’s combat veterans are not only readjusting to life in a civilian world but many are also choosing to return to school.  Sometimes, these Veterans are also managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which may bring about additional difficulties when attending school. This free two-hour seminar provides participants with information about PTSD, TBI, and how to help our student Veterans succeed in facilities of higher education.

To schedule this training for your organization, please call 701-239-3700 ext 4310 or 701-451-4626.

Date of Meeting: June 25, 2018
Date of Meeting: June 27, 2019
Date of Meeting: July 1, 2019
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

The North Dakota Commissioner of Veterans Affairs is challenging all Organization Leaders in North Dakota to accept the challenge of ensuring their members take the S.A.V.E. training to help prevent veteran suicides.

"The military along with many other organizations provide First Aid training to its members. First Aid training saves lives in Medical Emergencies, S.A.V.E. training saves lives in Behavior Health Emergencies".

This challenge involves only two steps (about 25 minutes of your time).

First step: Add the below contact information to your phone so you are prepared to help

Second step: Register and take the 23 minute online training (requires sign in) or on YouTube (no sign in required).

VA launched the S.A.V.E. video in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit providing online education and support to those who work with, live with, or care for Service members, Veterans, and military and Veteran families. S.A.V.E. — which stands for “Signs,” “Ask,” “Validate,” and “Encourage” and “Expedite” — offers simple steps that anyone can take when talking with Veterans who are at risk for suicide.  While the video refers to Veterans, the principles are universal, so let's make a difference in North Dakota with S.A.V.E.!

  • Organizations can request in person training at the Fargo VA.
  • Report completed in person training to NDCares@nd.gov

More information:

The ND Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with First LinkNDCARESND National Guard and the Federal VA in Fargo are challenging all entities in ND to encourage its employees and members to take the time to participate in this challenge. 

Common VA Errors (424.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 16, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020
Community Options (836.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020
Compensation (18.494 MB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 11, 2017
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 19, 2016

Operation Overlord:

 

African Americans at D-Day:

 

D-Day Memorial:

 

Women nurses at D-Day:

 

Frances Slanger, first nurse to die at Normandy:

http://www.army.mil/article/37256/Journalist_brings_to_life_story_of_Jew...

http://jwa.org/thisweek/oct/21/1944/frances-y-slanger
https://armyhistory.org/09/second-lieutenant-frances-slanger-army-nurse-...

 

Army Medical Department, invasion related:

http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/Overlord/1stIDSurgeon1944re...

 

FDR:

 

Merchant marines contributions at D-Day:

 

Stories from Those Who Survived the D-Day Invasion

Recorded for the Veterans History Project (Library of Congress):

To hear recordings, click on “Sound Recording;” to read transcript of the interview, click on “Transcript”
Oral history of Leroy Bowen, Jr., Coast Guard, Normandy & Omaha Beaches: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.17142/
Oral history of Mortimer Caplin, Navy, Beach master for Normandy Invasion: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.68515/
Oral history of Anastacio Juarez, Army, D-Day: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.87552/
 
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 27, 2020

To be eligible the US Department of Veteran Affairs office must sign a certification letter stating the applicant is 100 percent service related disabled or attesting eligibility under Public Law 663 of the 79th Congress.

The SFN 2872 Application for Certificate of Title form must be completed, signed, and returned with the certification letter. There is no annual  license fee.

Qualified veterans are eligible for two (excise tax) exempt vehicles licensed with the DAV license plate at a time. Plates may not be displayed on a vehicle with a gross weight equal to or exceeding 26,000 lbs.

An un-remarried surviving spouse CAN retain one DAV plate for their own use.

Disabled American Veteran Mobility Impaired Plates:  To be eligible an applicant must qualify under both the DAV and Mobility Impaired qualifications.

DAV licensed vehicles can park in marked handicap spots in North Dakota.

Exempted

NDCC 39-04-18 (2) (j). 

Motor vehicles not exceeding twenty-six thousand pounds [11793.40 kilograms] registered gross weight owned and operated by a disabled veteran under the provisions of Public Law 79-663 [38 U.S.C. 3901], a disabled veteran who has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, or a disabled veteran who has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs is entitled to display either a distinctive license plate or a standard plate that does not identify the veteran as a veteran or disabled veteran which is issued by the department. This exemption applies to no more than two such motor vehicles owned by a disabled veteran at any one time. A surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who has not remarried and who is receiving department of veterans' affairs dependency and indemnity compensation retains the exemption of the deceased veteran who qualified under this subdivision for one vehicle.

Visit the ND Department of Transportation FAQ for more information on Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Plates

Exemption from Vehicle Excise Tax

Eligibility for the DAV license plates includes eligibility for exemption on the sales tax on up to two (2) purchased or leased vehicles.

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

VA Vans are provided by a multi organizational effort. The vans are purchased by the ND Department of Veterans Affairs and funds from the Columbia Trust which is operated by the DAV. The vans are then donated to the VAHCS who provide funding for the van maintenance, fuel, license and insurance. The VAHCS then place the vans with County Veteran Service Offices in North Dakota who provide volunteer drivers and coordinate the van trips to the VAHCS in Fargo and Ft. Meade SD.

  • The DAV/VA vans transport veterans to and from VA medical facilities
  • The rides are free for Veterans
  • Van routes are established and vans are not allowed to deviate from these routes
  • Family is not allowed to ride with veteran exceptions for required "care-giver"
  • Travel eligibility is not required to utilize the DAV/VA vans
  • VA will not pay travel pay to veterans using the DAV/VA vans (using DAV/VA van and submitting travel voucher could be considered Fraud)
  • DAV/VA vans do not have wheelchair accessibility
  • Vans only make scheduled stops

Contact your local CVSO to check on van ride availability and schedule a ride

Van Routes

Stanley/Minot Pickup Points

Pembina Pickup Points

Stanley / Minot Pickup Points

Wahpeton Pickup Points

 

December 1, 1977 (76.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 1, 1977
December 10, 1984 (519.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 10, 1984
December 10, 1999 (62.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 10, 1999
December 11 and 12, 1998 (92.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 11, 1998
December 11, 1998 (360.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 11, 1998
December 15, 1980 (123.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 15, 1980
December 17, 1994 (88.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 17, 1994
Date of Meeting: December 10, 1999
Date of Meeting: December 8, 2000
December 2004 (258.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: 
December 3, 2004 to December 4, 2004
December 2015 Newsletter (679.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 3, 2015
December 29, 1988 (68.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 29, 1988
December 3, 1988 (501.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 3, 1988
December 4, 2014 (184.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 4, 2014
December 5 and 6, 1997 (67.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 5, 1997
December 5, 1997 (202.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 5, 1997
December 6, 1985 (128.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 6, 1985
December 8, 1972 (33.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 8, 1972

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