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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…


“Failure is not being knocked down. Failure is staying down.”
Matthew had an insight that got him started...
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A Veterans Day Tribute
Enrique's shock of knowing he was losing his sight was painful...
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A Hero of the Greatest Generation
It didn't take long for Bob to start over...
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Helping Others to Achieve
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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Rising to the Challenge
Ken epitomizes BVA’s mission...
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Gaining New Vision
Steve found purpose and fulfillment in life again...
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Living the Army Values
Eric inspires his fellow blinded veterans...
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Never Leaving Anyone Behind
Monaca champions women veterans initiatives via her...
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High Ranking VA Official Lourdes Tiglao to Address Women Veterans Meeting

Lourdes Tiglao, Director of VA Center for Women Veterans Lourdes Tiglao, Director of VA’s Center for Women Veterans, will be the guest speaker for the Women Veterans Outreach Program virtual meeting next Thursday, May 23, at 6:00pm Eastern Time. Ms. Tiglao serves as the primary advisor to VA Secretary Denis McDonough on the Department’s policies, programs, and legislation that affect women veterans.  She also oversees all of the Center’s activities, which include coordinating VA’s administration

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Dog Handlers May 21 Meeting to Address Revised DOT Attestation Form

Join this Tuesday’s virtual meeting of the Dog Handlers Outreach Program scheduled for 4:00pm Eastern Time via Zoom as attendees discuss the opportunity for public comment regarding the Animal Relief Attestation Form recently revised by the federal Department of Transportation (DOT). Due to the critical nature of the form to the dog handler community, BVA National President Paul Mimms and National Executive Director Don Overton will host and moderate this week’s session to offer background

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New Help in Transitioning to Civilian Life through VA Grant Program

VA has announced the creation of a new grant program to help service members and their spouses transition from military life to civilian life. The grants will be awarded to eligible organizations that provide employment-based resources and tools for transitioning service members and spouses — including resume assistance services, interview training, job recruitment training, employment placement services, and additional services that lead directly to a successful transition.  The announcement, released on May 10 in honor

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VA’s National Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Program: When One Size Does Not Fit All

VA now offers genetic testing that can reduce medication side effects and the trial-and-error process of trying different drugs in varying doses. VA’s National Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Program is the largest drug-gene-interaction testing program in the country and helps predict how veterans may respond to different medications.  There are specific genes linked to how a body processes or responds to specific medications and VA doctors and pharmacists can now order these genetic tests and use the

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