• BVA Field Service Resource Center Team

    Veterans Claims, Benefits, and Services

    The Field Service Program Resource Center is a one-stop shop for services provided by BVA, featuring a dedicated toll free number which any blind veteran across the nation can call and receive services from any BVA National Field Service Officer regardless of where they live. This will streamline services and provide consistency to all veterans.

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  • BVA Members present wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

    British and U.S. Blinded Veterans Unite for OPS

    Operation Peer Support (OPS) is a program designed to support the hundreds men and women who are returning to the US blinded or experiencing significant visual impairment in connection with their service.

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  • Blinded Veterans hike up mountainsides at Appalachian Trail

    Blind Appalachian Trail

    Blind Appalachian Trail (B-A-T) program is run by the Blinded Veterans Association Operation Peer Support (BVA OPS) to get visually impaired veterans of various abilities out to experience the Appalachian Trail.

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    BVA 2017 Convention Highlights

    The 72nd National BVA Convention took place August 14th-18th, 2017. Check out the News page for convention highlights

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The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We will be there with encouragement and support, to ensure no blinded veteran is left behind.

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On August 18, BVA celebrated the achievements of three of the organization’s stalwarts by recognizing them with its highest annual awards. Left, Dale Stamper presents Kennan Horn of the Sooner Regional Group with the Melvin J. Maas Award for Professional Achievement. Middle, Leonard Pope of the New Jersey Regional Group receives Irving Diener Award for contributions to his regional group and BVA in general. Right, Dennis O’Connell of the New York Regional Group is the recipient of the David Schnair Award for dedicated voluntary service. Additional highlights of the BVA 72nd National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, are included in this issue of the BVA Bulletin.

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