November-December 2016 BVA Bulletin Table of Contents


BVA members throughout the country paused on November 11 to honor the sacrifice and service of fellow veterans, both living and deceased. Left to right, as they prepare to present the organization’s traditional wreath to the Honor Guards of Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns: National Vice President Joe Parker and Field Service Officers Richard Lane and Joaquin Espinosa. A recap of the event and other BVA Veterans Day activities highlight this issue of the Bulletin.


  Left to right, as they prepare to present the organization’s traditional wreath to the Honor Guards of Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns: National Vice President Joe Parker and Field Service Officers Richard Lane and Joaquin Espinosa

Left to right, as they prepare to present the organization’s traditional wreath to the Honor Guards of Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns: National Vice President Joe Parker and Field Service Officers Richard Lane and Joaquin Espinosa.

In This Issue


Legislative Update - by Melanie Brunson

President’s Page - by Dale Stamper

Veterans Revered For Selflessness

At Arlington and Beyond, BVA Honors All Veterans

Buck Gillispie: Model of Service - by Bob Ashmore

Blind Rehab and the Evolution of an Idea

Veterans Crisis Line Offers Needed Support - by Stuart Nelson

A Look Back At BVA’s 71st

Technology Promotes Effective Peer Support - by Timothy Hornik

Around BVA

Auxiliary’s View - by Edna Dixon

Observations from Director District 6 - by Tom Zampieri

From the Field Staff - by Claudia Belk

Of Note

In Remembrance

Final Thought

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Please note that any contact details, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and websites may now be out of date. For further information, contact Stuart Nelson at BVA National Headquarters, 800-669-7079, Ext. 316.