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CFC Season Kicks Off

Federal government agencies and offices across the United States have initiated their drives to support national and local charities through this year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The campaign, which runs during each autumn season, began in most agencies on approximately … Continue reading

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BVA Seeks Applicants for Field Service Opening

Applicants Sought for immediate opening: BVA Field Service Program (FSP) National Field Service Officer for Region 2, which covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.  … Continue reading

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New Membership Policy to Recognize World War II Veterans with Vision Loss

Recognizing the sacrifice of veterans of the Second World War and their pioneering efforts in the founding and early development of the Blinded Veterans Association, BVA is extending complimentary honorary memberships in the organization to legally blind veterans of the … Continue reading

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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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