WDVA e-Newsletter March 2023 Issue - CORRECTION

MARCH 2023

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Secretary-designee Bond Visits VHRP in Green Bay

Secretary-designee James Bond was in Green Bay on Friday, March 3, visiting WDVA’s Veteran Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP), which provides temporary housing, training, and supportive services to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with locations in Union Grove, Chippewa Falls, and Green Bay. Bond met with VHRP's Katrina Currier and veterans who are currently receiving help from VHRP.

WDVA appreciates our dedicated VHRP staff and those working hard to find housing for all who served and need assistance. VHRP is one of the key programs benefitting from Governor Evers proposed budget investments in veterans' housing insecurity. WDVA is grateful for this continued investment as no veteran should worry about having a place to call home. Learn more about VHRP here.

*Pictured: Secretary-designee James Bond with Army veteran and Green Bay's VHRP site supervisor Katrina Currier.

DATCP and WDVA consumer protection for veterans

WDVA Partners with DACTP for Awareness about Scams Targeting Veterans & Families

WDVA observed National Consumer Protection Week (March 5 – March 11) in partnership with our colleagues at Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) This special week highlighted greater awareness for veterans and their families to avoid scammers, fake telemarketers, how to recover from identity theft, and more.

If you need help, or have consumer complaints or questions about potential scams, please visit: ConsumerProtection.wi.gov.

Vietnam Veterans Day 2023

Honoring Vietnam Veterans*

March 29 marks National Vietnam Veterans Day and the WDVA honors all of those that served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War. Fifty years ago on March 29, 1973, the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished and the last U.S. combat troops departed. This departure officially ended year of war that forever marked a generation. This date is also recognized as the day that Hanoi released the last prisoners of war. During the war, 1,241 Wisconsinites were killed.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has curated a window display on Capitol Square and accompanying virtual exhibit, "Our Vietnam Veterans: Then and Now,” for the public to learn more about our veterans and hear their stories in their own words.

Visit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum website to learn more about other events honoring Vietnam veterans and all of the veterans in Wisconsin.

*This information has been corrected from the previous newsletter sent out on March 17, 2023.

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WDVA Celebrates Women's History Month

WDVA shines a spotlight on  the significant contributions of women veterans during National Women's History Month this March. 

Please check out and follow WDVA's Women Veterans of Wisconsin Facebook page and Instagram for information about issues, programs, and events focused on our state's women veterans. 

You can also view and learn about contributions of women veterans through our Wisconsin Veterans Museum

We encourage women veterans to sign up to attend the WDVA Women Veterans Retreat on June 2 and 3, 2023 at Trinity Equestrian Center in Eau Claire. All information and how to register can be found HERE.

WDVA is committed to serving our state's veteran community, including our women veterans, by delivering eligible benefits, services, and assistance with claims. Call 1-800-WIS-VETS, or visit wisvets.com.

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Careers in Aging Week is March 26 - April 1

WDVA is grateful for all who work in our three Veterans Homes in Chippewa Falls, King, and Union Grove, especially during Careers in Aging Week. This week focuses attention on those seeking careers in skilled care, nursing homes, and more.

For anyone looking to start their careers in skilled care, we encourage you to have them check out career opportunities with WDVA at wisc.jobs today!

Cemetery Caretakers at UG for March 2023

Join Our WDVA Team!

Apply Today!

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is hiring for multiple career opportunities at all levels of our department - from administrative positions to our skilled care facilities. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our WDVA team near where you live! 

Featured job openings this month are positions for Cemetery Caretakers at our Northern (Spooner, WI) and Southern (Union Grove, WI) veterans memorial cemeteries. 

Great opportunities exist at all levels to start a new, rewarding career in service of our state's veteran community! 

Take a look at all available job openings for you to serve Wisconsin veterans. VIEW OPENINGS HERE!