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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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Observe Armed Forces Day Tomorrow

The third Saturday in May is designated Armed Forces Day, also marking the end of Armed Forces Week. Both recognitions are designed to expand public understanding of the military and its role in civilian life. Parades, open houses, and receptions were held on the first Armed Forces Day on May 20, 1950. They continue today on military bases worldwide. Examples include activities such as the early morning America’s Armed Forces Kids Run, open to military

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Critical National Convention Reminders

Photo Caption: The highly acclaimed Friendship Fountain in St. John’s River Park on the river’s south bank is six blocks from the Hyatt Regency. For potential attendees of the convention who are not able to attend the May 22 Town Hall, please note the urgency to register immediately with both BVA and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Completing the registration process will ensure entry into all BVA-specific activities and meetings held July 7-10, 2024. To

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May 22 Convention Town Hall to Offer General Overview and Offsite Details

Please join us on Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00pm Eastern Time for the next in a series of BVA National Convention virtual Town Halls. The upcoming meeting, accessible via Zoom, will provide BVA members, families, and friends with the latest news and information to assist them in the planning process. Specifically, attendees will be provided with the following: Overview of the 79th National Convention, including important dates, events, and registration. Explanation of available offsite activities courtesy

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Expansion Announced for Close to Me Cancer Program                     

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on April 25 an expansion of its “Close to Me” cancer care program under which VA clinicians travel to provide veterans with the full continuum of cancer care at nearby community-based outpatient clinics, often in rural locations. The expansion will bring new cancer diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance services to an additional 9,000 veterans and 30 locations by the end of October 2025, providing veterans with what Secretary Denis

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