DAV helps military sexual trauma survivor secure earned benefits

July 8, 2024 — Washington, D.C. — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization has successfully assisted Army veteran Lisa Szafaryn Garcia in securing service connection for PTSD related to military sexual trauma (MST). Garcia, who enlisted in 1978, faced decades of struggle after an assault in her barracks. With DAV’s advocacy, she received long-overdue recognition […]

Cyclist raises donations for VA by biking across America

A dedicated cyclist is making a monumental journey across America to raise funds for the Veterans Administration (VA). This effort covers the extensive TransAmerica Route, spanning from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco, California. The journey includes a challenging 3,785 miles and 164,365 feet of elevation change across nine states over 62 days​ (Bike the US […]

Hiring Veterans: Jobs of the Week for July 8, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues its commitment to supporting veterans in their transition to civilian life through various employment opportunities. This week, the VA has announced several job openings and hiring events aimed at veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. The VA is hosting numerous virtual and in-person job […]

Partnerships, social work: VA’s strategy for veteran support

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has unveiled a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing support for veterans through strategic partnerships and advanced social work initiatives. This approach underscores the VA’s commitment to improving veterans’ access to essential services and care. The strategy leverages partnerships with organizations such as AMVETS […]

Lectric e-Bike raffle raises $4,290 for veterans

Phoenix, AZ — Yesterday, the Southwest Veterans Foundation & Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of their Lectric e-Bike fundraising raffle during a luncheon at Maggiano’s. The lucky winner is Bruce Kosaveach, Captain US Navy (Retired), pictured with his wife Sherry. The foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants and supporters. Through their efforts, […]

Hearth program helps high-risk veterans transition to stable housing

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently highlighted the success of its Homeless Evidence and Research Synthesis (HEARTH) program in assisting high-risk veterans transition to stable housing. The program is part of the VA’s ongoing efforts to combat veteran homelessness and improve the overall well-being of veterans across the nation. The […]

Kingman Food Bank requests bottled water donations via Amazon

Kingman, AZ. — The Kingman Food Bank is urgently seeking donations of bottled water to support its clients and volunteers during the summer months. As temperatures rise, the need for adequate hydration becomes critical for both those receiving assistance and those working tirelessly in the warehouse. The Food Bank is appealing to the community for […]

Glendale Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for Military Appreciation Ceremony

Glendale, AZ. — The Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee (MVAC) is proud to announce its annual Military Appreciation Ceremony, honoring outstanding U.S. Active Duty, Guardsmen, Reservists, and their Dependents who exemplify exceptional service to both country and community. The Chamber is currently seeking nominations for individuals from the U.S. Air Force, […]

Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Ch 68: donations to Phoenix VA

Phoenix, AZ—In June 2024, Chapter 68, Saguaro (Phoenix) of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association – Army Women United (WACVA-AWU) proudly donated over $2700 worth of requested goods to the Phoenix VA Health Care System. These donations included household items, hygiene products, gift cards, and bus passes for veterans who have recently transitioned from homelessness […]