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BVA’s Service to Blinded Vets Garners Support

The Blinded Veterans Association was the recent recipient of generous assistance from International Paper, a global leader in the paper and packaging industry, and several other associated organizations. The support was demonstrated during a special presentation at the BVA 68th … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals Firm Supports National Convention

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provided generous financial support to the recently completed BVA 68th National Convention in Spokane as a major sponsor of two events and a participant in this year’s convention Exhibit Hall. Specializing in the development of new medicines … Continue reading

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BVA Faithful Take In “Lilac City” Hospitality

“I wish for you you the best of success, good fortune, and even a little good luck and patience,” said Sam Huhn as he formally presented the Presidential wooden gavel to the newly elected and sworn-in Blinded Veterans Association National … Continue reading

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At National Convention, Blinded Veterans Express Thanks

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Reunions, Volunteers, Kayaking Highlight Preconvention Activities

Blinded veterans and their families arrived in Spokane, Washington, August 18-19 to a host of greetings from old friends and dedicated volunteers. The friends joined one another for the best in Spokane dining and pleasant strolls in the city’s hotel … Continue reading

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Quinlan Joins BVA Field Service Team

Effective August 5, Scott Quinlan is the new BVA Field Service Officer for Region 7. Based in Los Angeles, Scott will work with blinded veterans in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah. Scott is a veteran of the U.S. … Continue reading

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An Update about Guide Dogs

BVA has received updated information regarding VA-provided health care and equipment for guide dogs, according to BVA National Vice President Mark Cornell. “VA will not provide health care of equipment for the dog unless the school is certified by Assistance … Continue reading

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Field Service Program Appoints New Officer

 Joseph A. Axt, a service-connected blinded veteran from Buford, Georgia, has been hired as the National Service Officer for BVA’s Region III. His appointment was effective on June 10. Joe joined the U.S. Marine Corps in February 1979, achieving the … Continue reading

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Candidates Sought for BVA Field Service Position

Applicants Sought for immediate opening, BVA Field Service Program (FSP) National Field Service officer Post for Regions 6 and 7.  Office location to be determined based on applicant pool and location of regional Veterans Benefits Administration offices in each region.  … Continue reading

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BVA Adjusts National Field Service Regions

An extensive review was completed to determine concentrations of veterans in comparison to BVA’s existing Regional Service Officer assignments and resources.  The goal: to better serve blind veterans.  During the review, BVA compared the total number of veterans per state … Continue reading

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