Pentagon Struggles to Address Service Member Suicides

The Pentagon on Tuesday outlined its strategy to address the record-high veteran and military member suicide rates that both the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have struggled to address, a crisis hampered by leadership turnover and poor management in both departments. The Pentagon’s evolving initiative involves gathering better, standardized data, which will be released in the department’s […]

Teen Tech Volunteer Gets State Recognition

Story by Robert W. Mitchell | Volunteer Coordinator and Community Outreach Specialist  Bridging the gap between computer technology and senior citizen veterans here at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C. is no small task for anyone, let alone a middle school volunteer from Springfield, Virginia. But that is just what Shayla Young ,13, a […]

NAAV Receives Thank You for Letters sent to the Troops for Christmas and the New Year

Hello Representatives of the National Association of American Veterans, We wanted to thank you very much for sending a representative this past Tuesday, December 11th, to come and speak at our Combined Federal Campaign event, highlighting the cause of the week: Veterans. It was a fantastic opportunity for EPA employees to meet and speak with […]

NAAV Fall Testimonies for October and November 2018

While the leaves are falling, there have been many notes of thanks for giving. The National Association of American Veterans (NAAV) is proud to have celebrated this year both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving with you, your families, and our greatest reward—American Veterans. October 2018 and November 2018 Times of Testimony Who Knew: “Blessings to you […]

With Humility and Thanksgiving, We Remember

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Constance A. Burns, attended the “Dedication to Our Fallen Comrades, Men and Women of Service” at the Armed Forces Retirement Home–Washington at 3700 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, D.C. AFRH-W residents, staff, and guests were present at the […]

Veteran’s Admission to the National Museum of African American History and Culture – Update

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has changed its admission rules: Veterans no longer need to obtain passes in advance. Instead show your ID (active duty, retired, veteran) and you can enter the museum along with one (1) guest! Because you do not need a ticket, you cannot gift this to […]

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