2020 Give Back to Veterans Donations Request
Dr. Candace SP Williams, MVEP Chair, is soliciting liaisons from all Regions and Chapters to assist in providing assistance to veterans in your respective areas of responsibility. Please see flyer below and contact Dr. Williams if you have any questions.
A variety of scholarships are available to veterans and their spouses and families. Visit the individual websites for more information on the various scholarships, complete eligibility requirements, and deadlines. Also check with your college or university to search for other available scholarships.
Blacks In Government (BIG) Military Veterans Emphasis Program (MVEP) National Vietnam War - Veterans Day
Vietnam War Veterans Day was first observed as a one-time occasion on March 29, 2012, when President Barack Obama issued a proclamation calling on “all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.” Using the same date originally chosen by President Obama (March 29th,), this date was chosen as an annual event in 2017 when President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.
VA Medical Centers in New York City
As you may or may not be aware, during this pandemic, the VA hospitals have been called upon to assist non-veterans with their medical needs especially in the NY and NJ areas. As more people test positive for COVID-19, and medical needs are required, more VA medical centers will be called upon to provide medical assistance to non-veterans.
If this information has not been shared, then I ask that we share it. We are all in this together; however, money has a funny way of making things happen. We do not want our veterans to be underserved during this pandemic. Currently, veterans are asked to use telehealth instead of or initially when seeking medical care at the VA medical centers. We don't want veterans to be put off due to telehealth availability and accessibility.