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Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open Posted on Oct 8

Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open

Calling all Deborah Sampsons! The Department of Veterans’ Services Women Veterans Network presents the Deborah Sampson Award each year to an outstanding female veteran. This prestigious award is given to a Massachusetts resident that has played an exceptional role in their community and in their military career.   …Continue Reading Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Marks 12th Anniversary of the September 11 With Day of Service Posted on Sep 16

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Marks 12th Anniversary of the September 11 With Day of Service

The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a solemn ceremony and with a National Day of Service that included volunteers building historical biographical sketches of Soldiers’ Home veterans. Since 2001, individuals and organizations have responded to   …Continue Reading Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Marks 12th Anniversary of the September 11 With Day of Service

DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness Posted on Aug 30

DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness

Last weekend, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) joined the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Volunteers of America and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs hosted the 2013 Massachusetts Stand Down against homelessness at Dorchester’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103. Over   …Continue Reading DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness

Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy Posted on Aug 14

Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy

Monday, Secretary Polanowicz and Secretary Nee presented Tom L’Italien with a Governor’s Citation for his outstanding work supporting veterans and raising national awareness on the tragedies facing veterans and their families. Mr. L’Italien, a Salem native and brother of four Veterans, just completed a bike   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy

Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets Posted on Aug 7

Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets

Yesterday, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) Coleman Nee presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Google, for their recent computer donations made to DVS, and participation in several events aimed at helping Massachusetts veterans over the course of 2013. Secretary Nee met with Google’s   …Continue Reading Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets