Minnesota Veteran - March

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Desk of the Commissioner - March

Commissioner Herke new

March 29 marks Vietnam Veterans Day. In Minnesota, we are proud to recognize more than 103,000 Vietnam-era Veterans, the largest group of Veterans among our total of 304,000. Vietnam-era Veterans served between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.

While the Minnesota Legislature designated this special day of recognition in 2008, the National Vietnam War Veterans Day was enacted in 2017. Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam Veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.



Celebrating Women’s History Month

womens history month

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is proud to recognize March as Women’s History Month as proclaimed by Governor Walz. In celebration, we are sharing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs message honoring women on the front lines.



Veterans Homes Receive National Recognition

Adult Day Award

During these cold winter months, the Minnesota Veterans Homes have enjoyed a bright spot in the form of recognition for the high-quality care provided to Residents.



MDVA is Hiring

mdva is hiring

Interested in serving Veterans? Looking to make a difference in your community? Consider a career with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs! Roles in healthcare, nursing, facilities management and program management are featured below.
We proudly offer competitive pay, generous benefits as a State of MN employee, welcoming and supportive teams, and most importantly, meaningful careers.

To see full job posting and apply:
1. Go to https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and select your applicant type: External Applicants or Current Employees or Accessible Applicant Portal.
2. On the Careers landing page, enter the Job ID in the Search Jobs field. Click on the posting.
3. Select “Apply for Job” button. New users will need to create an applicant account to apply.

Support Our Troops License Plates Help Minnesota Veterans

Meet SOT Grant Recipient: Carver County Veterans’ Council

Carver county

Did you know when you buy the “Support Our Troops” (SOT) License Plate, you are helping Minnesota Veterans and their families?

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) distributes funds raised by the sale of SOT license plates to numerous organizations that support Minnesota Veterans and their families. Learn more about the SOT grant program on our website.



New Veterans Homes on Schedule for Summer 2023 Opening

Veterans seeking skilled nursing care in three Minnesota communities can look forward to a summer 2023 opening of the future Minnesota Veterans Home in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston. Officials from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) shared that good news during a virtual meeting with Bemidji, Preston and Montevideo community stakeholders last week.