WDVA December e-News


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Get Qualified for Benefits You Earned Today!

Check out the WDVA's newly revamped MyWisVets online application! In recent months, we have made it easier to navigate MyWisVets. The easy-to-use online tool shows you the state veterans benefits for which you or your family member may qualify. Then, it walks you through the steps you need to take to immediately apply.

MyWisVets can tell you if you or your family member may be eligible for the Wisconsin GI Bill which can cover college tuition, a veteran identifier on your driver license, admission to one of our Veterans Homes, registration at a Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, or more! Come see what we have available for Wisconsin veterans and their families... Read more »

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Disabled Veterans Property Tax Credit

The State of Wisconsin offers disabled veterans or the unremarried, surviving spouse of a disabled veteran a refundable property tax credit for their primary, in-state residence and up to one acre of land. 

Now's the time to see if you can be certified to receive the Wisconsin Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit. Your local County Veterans Service Officer can help or visit our website to learn more.


WDVA's Wisconsin Veterans Museum Launches New Traveling Exhibit Featuring Women Veterans

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Wisconsin Veterans Museum is pleased to announce a unique educational exhibit highlighting the military service of dozens of Wisconsin women veterans.

The “I Am Not Invisible” traveling exhibit, featuring 32 banners measuring 6-feet tall with portraits of Wisconsin women veterans, was created to increase awareness and encourage dialogue about women veterans.

“Women are the fastest-growing group of military veterans in our country,” WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar said. “Despite that, women veterans still face some significant barriers and challenges. By spotlighting the faces of this diverse segment of Wisconsin’s veteran community, we continue an important conversation about their contributions to our country, as well as some of the challenges they may face.”

There are about 30,000 women veterans living in Wisconsin.

The exhibit is available to the public as part of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s collection of traveling exhibits. Book “I Am Not Invisible” for your venue today!


State patrol

Interested in a career in law enforcement? The Wisconsin State Patrol is now accepting applications from men and women interested in serving as a trooper or inspector through January 12, 2020.

Veterans and men and women of all backgrounds and educational levels are invited to attend State Patrol open house events being hosted throughout the state to learn more. 


Mess night

You are invited to join us for Mess Night at the Museum on January 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of food, networking and learning.

Laura Naylor Colbert will share her combat story through her recently published book, Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up. Laura's book includes a chronological depiction of a female combat veteran’s deployment and she shares the women’s perspective, the world of post-traumatic stress and how she coped. Register to attend today!


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Thank you to all who joined us at the Women Veterans Fall Wellness Day. The day was filled with empowering, uplifting and fun events. We enjoyed a full day of motivational speakers, sip & paint, spa treatments, veteran's claims and benefit clinic, health check area, and much more!

Keep track of upcoming events for women veterans by following the Women Veterans of Wisconsin Facebook page.