Minnesota Veteran - June

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Desk of the Commissioner - June

Commissioner Herke new

The events of the past few weeks have caused us to pause and reflect on racism in Minnesota and across the country. The death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis Police has ignited a rebellion against racism. We do not and will not tolerate racism at MDVA.

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Flag Day

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On Sunday, June 14, our nation once again celebrated Flag Day. On this day each year, we honor the United States flag and commemorate its adoption. The flag itself, which has seen many battles and has earned many tears, scars, and tatters, is a symbol of hope. Much like our flag, America itself is resilient, and will survive the hardships that we face.


MDVA recognizes Pride Month in its commitment to serve ALL Veterans


The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes its commitment to serve ALL our Veterans, and their families as well as support all our team members during LGBT Pride Month in June.



G.I. Bill Anniversary – How It Helps During Economic Downturn

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The federal and state GI Bill can significantly assist Minnesotans who are experiencing a personal economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out how the GI Bill can assist you, call 1-888-LinkVet or visit MinnesotaVeteran.org. For more information on the MN GI Bill please visit our MN GI Bill webpage.




MDVA COVID-19 Updates

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) remains committed to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. We are following CDC, CMS and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance. Changes in our operations continue to provide a safe environment for both the Veterans and families we serve and our employees.


PTSD Awareness Month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is committed to serving Veterans who suffer from this mental health issue.