July-August 2016 BVA Bulletin Table of Contents


Blinded veteran and Town Crier Billy Baxter, officially appointed by the Mayor, offers one of the groups a 14th century welcome to the Llandudno City Center in Wales during the Project Gemini exchange.

Two groups of blinded veterans representing both the U.S. and the U.K. met on both continents in late spring for a week of technology instruction, adaptive sports, and cultural exchange. Additional details and perspectives about the two gatherings are provided in this issue of the Bulletin. In photo, blinded veteran and Town Crier Billy Baxter, officially appointed by the Mayor, offers one of the groups a 14th century welcome to the Llandudno City Center in Wales.

In This Issue


Legislative Update - by Melanie Brunson

President’s Page - by Dale Stamper

Building Bridges in Wales and Chicago

Curtain To Rise In City of Festivals

BVA Honors Fallen at Memorial Day Events

Filing for Disability Benefits - by Bryan Mac Murray

NFB-Newsline Offers Valuable Service - by John Glisson

Around BVA

Auxiliary’s View - by Pam Hogan

Of Note

From the Field Staff - by Ed Eckroth

Letters to the Editor

In Remembrance

Final Thought