Veterans of All Nations Gala

Veterans of All Nations Gala

HOSTED BY THE ACADEMY OF UNITED STATES VETERANS AND COALITION TO SALUTE AMERICA'S HEROES

In honor of our global unity of forces and our Nation’s Service Members, the Academy of United States Veterans and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes host the Veterans of All Nations Gala.  Located in the heart of Hollywood, the historic American Legion Post 43 will serve as the backdrop for this spectacular event. 

As our nation revels in its independence; Veterans, elected officials, and celebrities will gather in the spirit of unity. Together, we will shine a light on the vital role our NATO alliance plays in securing our global borders and the fight against insurgency. 

Not A War Story World Premiere

Not A War Story World Premiere

Not A War Story is a feature length documentary about the military veteran community, their aspirations and the craft involved in the making of Range 15, an independent narrative film that is produced by military veterans.  To the casual observer, Range 15 appears to be nothing more than a bawdy, slapstick satire of Hollywood zombie apocalypse and military films.. However, to those serving in the armed forces, the film is rife with inside jokes and jargon, and perhaps a resounding reclamation of Hollywood portrayal of military life and community. Starring Hollywood actors and Medal of Honor recipients alike, Not A War Story, offers an inside look to why being a part of Range 15 was so much more than zombies and gore, and through community support inadvertently became the most decorated movie in history (2 Medals of Honor, 1 Navy Cross, 2 Silver Stars, Over 30 Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts). This is a film whose back-story includes a lot of heart and a lot of heroes. 

National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG)

National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG)

Co-Presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a rehabilitation and wheelchair sports program empowering Veterans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, amputations and other neurological injuries to live more active and healthy lives through wheelchair sports and recreation.

Each summer, Veterans from across the United States, including a team from Great Britain, travel to a new community hosting the NVWG. During the week, Veterans compete in 19 wheelchair sports events while providing encouragement and mentoring for new Veterans. Veterans at the Games truly educate newly disabled Veterans on what is possible and those witnessing the events realize that limitations are only state of mind.

Virginia Military Medics and Corpsmen Program

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated Monday the announcement of Virginia Military Medics and Corpsmen Program’s first hire, Jeffery Filler.

The Virginia MMAC program is the first of its kind in the nation. The program employs veterans, giving them the opportunity to utilize their medical training acquired during active duty service.

“This is important, this is the next step when we talk about what we need to do to make Virginia the most veteran friendly state in American,” McAuliffe said.

This is not a partisan issue, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said. The bill creating Virginia MMAC was introduced by Sen. George Barker, D-Alexandria, and passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate during the 2016 General Assembly session.

THE VETTYS PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL BALL

In celebration of the 45th President of the United States’ Inauguration and in honor of our service members, AUSV is planning an exclusive formal ball on behalf of Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled Veterans of America, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Racing for Heroes. This formal ball will be held  in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. It will be a night of honor, elegance and celebration designed to bring together America’s service members and the most influential leaders and members of our society.  Veterans, Elected Officials, Campaign Surrogates and Celebrities will be joining us from around the nation at “The Most Elite Inauguration Celebration”. (www.theveteransinauguralball.com)