Yonaka Trent Honored as District 3 Member for the Month of September

Ms. Yonaka Trent is a United States Army veteran who served eight years as a Military Policewoman. Yonaka’s duty stations consisted of the following: Fort McPherson, Atlanta Georgia; Hunter Army Airfield, Savanah, Georgia: Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany; and Kaiserslautern, Germany as a Military Customs Inspector. Currently, Ms. Trent resides in Clayton, North Carolina, where she is loved by her two children and five grandchildren. Yonaka joined BVA this year and is an asset to this […]

Pauletta “PJ” Sisk Honored as Women’s Veteran for the Month of September

Pauletta (PJ) Sisk is a former United States Army Medic. Pauletta is a Life Member of the Blinded Veterans Association and an active member of the Tennessee Regional Group. She is also an alumni member of the Outta Sight Clinic Kayak Team of Montana. Pauletta resides in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she participates with Washington County Disabled Veterans Chapter, volunteering countless hours with her service dog Pilot. Pauletta has lost a great deal of vision but […]

Veterans Urged to Take Precautions Against Flu

As the summer winds down, medical professionals are becoming increasingly concerned aboutthe onset of the flu season as COVID-19 diagnoses and complications persist. Although the science as to how the two viruses may co-exist is still not established with anyreasonable certainty, significant COVID-19 interventions such as hand washing, masks, anddistancing are believed to be just as valid for influenza as they are for COVID-19. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching an aggressive influenza […]

August Virtual Sessions Enlighten BVA Members and Friends

BVA’s 75th National Convention became a causality of COVID-19 when the decision to cancel the gathering was made on May 8. In lieu of the annual convention, BVA hosted a series of successful virtual Zoom webinars on Zoom on August 10, 12, and 18-20 that were also live streamed on Facebook and drew audiences in the hundreds. We kicked off the series with an Introduction to Zoom on August 10 in order to help our […]

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 […]