BVA Bulletin Summer 2013


Welcome to the online version of the Summer 2013 BVA Bulletin. An archive of previous issues extending three years back is also available. For information or entries in issues prior to 2006, contact Stuart Nelson at BVA National Headquarters, 800-669-7079, Ext. 316. Please note that any contact information, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and websites may be out of date.

An American delegation of blinded veterans joined their British counterparts in the United Kingdom May 19-26. The week-long series of activities was part of a joint initiative of BVA and Blind Veterans UK now three years strong. Highlights of the Project Gemini exchange are related in this issue of the Bulletin. Outside Arundel Castle, left to right: Tom Zampieri, Inderpal Kallah, Ivan Castro, Don Overton, James Nealey, Al Avina, Chris Nowell, Karl Parkinson, Simon Brown, Scott Wall, Sean Johnson, and Ken Facal.
An American delegation of blinded veterans joined their British counterparts in the United Kingdom May 19-26. The week-long series of activities was part of a joint initiative of BVA and Blind Veterans UK now three years strong. Highlights of the Project Gemini exchange are related in this issue of the Bulletin. Outside Arundel Castle, left to right: Tom Zampieri, Inderpal Kallah, Ivan Castro, Don Overton, James Nealey, Al Avina, Chris Nowell, Karl Parkinson, Simon Brown, Scott Wall, Sean Johnson, and Ken Facal.

In This Issue...


Legislative Update - by Tom Zampieri

President’s Page - by Sam Huhn

Project Gemini III Strengthens Alliance - By Christina Hitchcock

Veterans Day Events Offer Opportunities - By Al Avina

Oregon Group Makes Lasting Impressions - By Waya Rae Hail

New Generations, Same Challenges - By Stuart Nelson

Around BVA

Auxiliary's View - by Darian Slayton Fleming

From the Field Service Staff - by Ed Eckroth

Hines Offers First-Ever Training Program

Of Note

Letters to the Editor

In Remembrance

Final Thought