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In an effort to reach more Arizona veterans living on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and ADVS Director Col. Wanda Wright signed a historic memorandum of understanding under which ADVS will train members of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration to represent Navajo veterans in filing benefits claims with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Click HERE or on image at left.
Since Arizona's statehood, 3,029 of her sons and daughters in uniform have given their lives in defense of this nation. Beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, their sacrifices will be especially recognized by the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal, an award created by the Arizona State Legislature. The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services is honored to facilitate the presentation of this medal. Click HERE or on the image at left for more details.
We hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for May/June 2016. Click HERE or on the thumbnail image at left, to open the full-color PDF document, which may be printed for sharing with others. Or send your friends to this web page! See you next month with more news and photos from the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services.
On Memorial Day, we honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving our country. There were ceremonies across Arizona, but one event in Marana held special meaning for veterans and their families in the Tucson area. Click HERE or on the image at left to view the story and video.
The Arizona Department of Veterans Services assists Arizona veterans and their dependents in receiving all their federal and state benefits, and delivers quality services at our Arizona State Veteran Home located in Phoenix and our Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista.
If you are a homeless veteran, at-risk of homelessness or a provider trying to assist a homeless veteran, please call the National Homeless Veterans Resource line at: 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838).
The wreath laying is now held annually on the second Saturday of December. December 13, 2008 was unanimously voted by the US Congress as “Wreaths Across America Day”. Wreaths Across America would not be successful without the help of the volunteers, many active organizations and the generosity of the trucking industry.
To sponsor a wreath to the SAVMC, go to the...Read More