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Resilience in Living the Army Values: Eric Marts

The acronym is LDRSHIP and the uppercase letters stand for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage. These are the values of the United States Army to which Master Sergeant Eric Marts of Moorhead, Minnesota first committed himself when he enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1985. They are values to which he has remained devoted and true, notwithstanding the adversities he encountered as he fought for the freedom of millions and […]

Marine Corps Values as Important Guideposts – by Darryl Goldsmith

As veterans of the U.S. Military, we are proud to have trained to defend our nation and then to have served honorably in whatever capacity and wherever we were assigned. Although we hold in special esteem the branch of the military in which we served, in my case the Marine Corps, the values promoted by each branch overlap and have many of the same themes. These are the values we have taken with us to […]

Auxiliary Supports BVA’s Mission, Values – by Patti Hail

Values: Specific or general, there are positive values embedded in our organizations, our military, and our Constitution. They are hopefully enduring values. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” are just the basis for values and freedoms such as independence, courage, leadership, integrity, honor, etc. As a blinded veteran or family caregiver, empower yourself and others through courage, integrity, independence, and dignity. How is this done? By standing up for yourself and your fellow “man” […]

Davis-Lilly Honored as WVG Member of the Month for August

Davis-Lilly Honored as WVG’s Member of the Month for August Marlene Davis-Lilly, U.S.Navy, Veteran, Captain Buddy Spivey,U.S. Navy Veteran, Captain, Buddy Spivey (Razorback).Regional Group. Marlene Davis- Lilly served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Boatswains Mate and was stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella Sicily. Marlene leads a kayak team in Little Rock Arkansas and is married with two children and three grandchildren. Mrs. Davis-Lilly has served as a police officer and a […]

District 3 – Member of the Month – Doris Jones

District 3 – Member of the Month – Doris Olivia Jones Doris Olivia JonesMid-Atlantic Regional Group – Doris is a veteran of the U.S. Airforce and has been an active member of the Blinded Veterans Association since joining. Soon after joining, BVA Doris began participating in Adaptive Sports, Recreation Therapy, and Women’s Group Programs at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She held dual leadership roles by serving as the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]