Focus On Veterans

DAV encourages members to take action on behalf of veterans



Several years ago, the DAV National Interim Legislation Committee helped update the Benefits Protection Team program to drive DAV’s legislative agenda forward and encourage veterans and supporters to advocate for veterans at all levels of government. The goal was to unify and solidify DAV’s message to Congress, the administration and the American people. Since the program’s reintroduction in 2015, DAV […]

A half century after an injury a Vietnam veteran is skiing down the slopes



Five months into a deployment to Vietnam, 21-year-old Bill Caywood lost his right leg below the knee to a booby-trap. If you would have told him then that nearly a half-century later he would be skiing down a mountain, he would never have believed you. But it is 2018, and the former soldier is returning to the DAV and VA […]

Servicemembers are getting a “buzz” from beekeeping

Participating in apiculture courses help veterans find peace

Gary LaGrange is a soldier first and a beekeeper second. The VFW member served three tours during the Vietnam War. Two were in the I Corps region of South Vietnam—1967-68—with the 198th Light Infantry Brigade and 1968-69 with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. He then served 18 months between 1971-73 in Laos with the Military Advisory Group Laos. La- Grange […]

Military working dogs retire after years of dedicated service


Marky, left, and Astra, 20th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, perform their final bite during their retirement ceremony as Col. Daniel Lasica, 20th Fighter Wing commander, stands in a bite suit at Shaw Air Force Base, SC, March 14. The… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on May 19

DULUTH – Veterans Memorial Hall is sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. The race will begin at The Other Place Bar and Grille in Duluth. This annual event is open to all ages. Registration forms are available at the St. L… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Pledgees will meet for the first roundtable discussion in April

VA shapes new direction for healthcare, partners being sought

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced last week that to further accelerate the benefits of the VA Open Application Programming Interface (API) pledge, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin has asked Dr. Rasu S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Louis County Historical Society seeks volunteers to conduct interviews

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is looking for volunteers to conduct oral history interviews with area veterans from all military branches and conflicts. The society will host a trainin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UWNEMN is sponsoring veterans retreat for women at Giants Ridge

BIWABIK – Women veterans will have an opportunity to share unique experiences, discover individual strengths and explore personal goals at a women veterans retreat to be held Friday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, May 6, at… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Military officials testify on cybersecurity on Capitol Hill



The military service chiefs of cybersecurity see an upward trend in the capacity, capabilities, sophistication and persistence of cyber threats against military networks, Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday, the commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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