BVA Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944 Alexandria, VA – On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded Nazi-controlled Normandy. Facing severe hostile fire, 160,000 heroic troops took the beaches, ferried and supported by 7,000 ships and watercraft, while Allied pilots flew 15,000 air sorties on D-Day.The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) remembers and salutes the heroism and valor of the American and Allied forces that fought for freedom on D-Day.Over the next year following D-Day, 3 million Allied troops would
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MISSION Act Educational Booklet In 2018 Congress passed and President Trump signed a landmark law that changes how VA does business, read further to learn about those changes.The VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act (MISSION Act) strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high quality care whether at VA facilities, virtually through telehealth, or in the community. VA has developed specific education for Veterans about receiving VA care, healthcare benefits and other
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2019 Blind Endeavors Ranger Camp (Georgia, USA) – Interested in ‘Sustaining the wilderness,’ These Blinded Veterans Chose a Ranger CampHosted by the Blind Endeavors Foundation, a team of blinded veterans from the Blinded Veterans Association and Blinded Veterans United Kingdom will participate in a Ranger Camp.  The camp activities will take place at Camp Frank D. Merrill Georgia, home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion.  A major part of the camp includes hiking more than
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Special VA Compensation Plans Can Get Extremely Many veterans come home with war wounds that have left them with permanent disabilities, but some suffer multiple traumas that have left them with serious challenges they must grapple with for the rest of their lives.All disabled vets are eligible for monthly compensation, but those with complicated or more than one disabling condition will almost certainly qualify for VA Special Monthly Compensation. This is a higher rate of
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May 2, 2019 Wreath Ceremony at NYC's Cypress Hills Enjoy this wonderful ceremony honoring WWI’s NYC heroes.https://www.facebook.com/ww1centennial/videos/383366298933341/
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What is a Veteran? Veterans stand for honor, sacrifice and commitment to the American way of life. Though there is much dispute about who qualifies as a veteran, Federal Law determines a veteran to be any person who has honorably served their country on active duty in the armed forces of the United States. Your general and honorable discharge qualifies you to be regarded as a veteran for life, a status that is regarded with
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