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Secretary Urena pays visit to St. Paul School Posted on Feb 4

Secretary Urena pays visit to St. Paul School

Earlier this month, Secretary Francisco Ureña visited the St. Paul School in Hingham, Mass. where he read “Veterans: Heroes in our Neighborhood” to first and second graders. He also took the time to speak with students about the role veterans play in their service to the   …Continue Reading Secretary Urena pays visit to St. Paul School

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event Posted on Nov 10

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is proud to honor all of those who have served our country in the armed forces this Veteran’s Day. Massachusetts is also proud to have a strong Women Veteran’s Network that acts as a central resource for women veterans. Established in   …Continue Reading Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society Posted on Sep 16

Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society

Seven Blackhawk helicopters swooped down on Boston Common today and each delivered a hero to the city. They arrived separately but are joined together by an uncommon bond. They have received the highest military honor bestowed. The Medal of Honor. The dramatic arrival was fit   …Continue Reading Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society

Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE! Posted on Jun 15

Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE!

On Saturday, June 27, Aspen Dental teams will be providing an opportunity for veterans to receive free dental care. This will be one of the largest single-day dental health initiatives for veterans ever. During the appointments, dental teams will be focusing on the most urgent   …Continue Reading Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE!

Celebrate Veterans Day 2014 Posted on Nov 11

Celebrate Veterans Day 2014

The time has come again to thank our Nations’ Veterans for their service and sacrifices for our nation. The Department of Veterans’ Services and Secretary Coleman Nee are hosting the Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony tomorrow in Memorial Hall of the State House. The ceremony, which   …Continue Reading Celebrate Veterans Day 2014

Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too! Posted on Sep 19

Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too!

On September 19, Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz visited the new Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) location and joined Registrar Celia Blue to get his veteran license plates for his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Secretary Polanowicz, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, joins tens of thousands of Massachusetts veterans   …Continue Reading Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too!

Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 23

Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network of the Department of Veterans’ Services (WVN) has been connecting women veterans with benefits, services, and each other, since 1997. Since its founding, the Network has been the central resource for women veterans across the Commonwealth, and continues to connect its members   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 16

Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts

Veterans, upon returning home, have the unique challenge of reintegrating back into civilian life. Here in Massachusetts, veterans and those currently serving on Active Duty have access to a wide array of employment and training resources to ensure their success in the workforce when they   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 9

Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts

Defenders of freedom will also always have a place to live in the Commonwealth. Veterans of Massachusetts have multiple different housing options to suit their needs, as well as programs and organizations to advocate for them. Here are a few of the housing options available   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts

PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Posted on Jun 26

PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

After a traumatic event, stress-related reactions are common, but not everyone gets Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects 20% of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and untreated symptoms can disrupt normal life. Here are some quick facts about PTSD: PTSD can Affect Anyone There   …Continue Reading PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder