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) 

Why VSOs?

Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) deserve every recognition and every praise. You see, they don't have to do what they do. If you think about it, most professionals who are proficient in the world of public service have a skills or two that is vital to the mission. They can take that skill and live a comfortable and prosperous life. But instead, they have chosen to serve. Therefore, we, here at the Academy of United States Veterans have decided that we will do everything in our power to ensure the visibility of these selfless organizations, their officers and staff. -TEAM AUSV