Minnesota Veteran - January

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Desk of the Commissioner - January

Commissioner Shellito

As MDVA enters 2018, we review and update our operational goals.  Some of the external initiatives we need to address include the VA’s top five priorities:  greater choice for Veterans; managerial systems - specifically IT; use of resources more efficiently; improved timeliness of services through access and performance; and suicide prevention. In turn, the Governor’s priorities include increasing access to high-speed Internet, MNCare, sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion, and asset preservation.  And not to be left out, our radar screen shows an increasing appetite for new Veterans Homes in outstate Minnesota.


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Photos

View photos from the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor event hosted by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, the Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Veterans Receive Messages of Gratitude from Minnesota Children

kstp adult day

A project that started as a way to thank Veterans last month is also giving them the gift of appreciation as Christmas approaches.  "Dear Veteran, thank you for your service. You are so brave. Thanks for serving in our war," WWII Navy Veteran John said, reading a letter sent to him from a child in Minnesota.

*Story by KSTP


Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans’ – Home for the Holidays

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans’ mission is to End Veteran Homelessness by providing housing, employment and legal services. They accomplish this mission by providing these services directly and in collaboration with community partners.