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Brian felt lost, alone, and didn’t know what to do next…
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One Vision, One Team, One Fight
Lonnie's strength and joy come from those who haven’t yet experienced...
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A Shining Light of Inspiration
Paul continually guides his colleagues out of the darkness and into the light...
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Ken epitomizes BVA’s mission...
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Steve found purpose and fulfillment in life again...
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Never Leaving Anyone Behind
Monaca champions women veterans initiatives via her...
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Blinded Veterans Association Expands Criteria for Organization Membership

Any person having honorably served, or currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, qualifying for Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Service is now eligible for membership in BVA…

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Headquarters Seeks Nominations For Awards, Certificate of Appreciation

BVA’s Awards Program honors annually the extraordinary professional achievements of a blind or low vision veteran, the outstanding level of service of a BVA member to their regional group, and a volunteer who has served blind and low vision veterans with unusual dedication and enthusiasm. The recognitions are, respectively, the Maas, Diener, and Schnair Awards. The program also recognizes, through an annual Certificate of Appreciation, the professionals who go the extra mile in serving and supporting

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Registration for 2023 VA Summer Sports Clinic Continues

Space is still available but very limited for veteran participation in the 16th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic scheduled for June 4-9 in San Diego, California. Registration will close one week from today, February 10.  The Clinic is designed to empower veterans of all ability levels whose present rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. Activities include the following: surfing, kayaking, cycling, sailing, yoga, meditation, and adaptive fitness. For more information

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Looking Ahead to Annual Congressional Testimony

BVA National President Joseph D. McNeil, Sr. will present BVA’s current legislative priorities at a joint session of the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs. The 10:00am hearing on Wednesday, March 8, the first in-person session in three years due to the pandemic, will also include presentations by several other Veterans Service Organizations.  Members of the BVA Board of Directors will also visit Congressional offices in the days leading up to the testimony.

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Next Week’s VetTech to Feature HumanWare

Are you ready to learn about the latest and greatest in assistive technology? Join the VetTech team this upcoming Wednesday, February 8, at 2:00pm Eastern Time, as we welcome HumanWare’s Peter Tucic, Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Mathieu Paquette, Product Manager, for an early look at the new Victor Reader Stream 3.  You will discover how the Stream 3 will revolutionize the way you access the National Library Service’s BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download),

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