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JANUARY 20, 2018 | THE mayflower HOTEL | WASHINGTON, D.C. 

In 2015, the Academy of United States Veterans established an annual event at which it presented and recognized the most impactful entities that contribute to the well-being of the Veterans community. The Veterans Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s voting members. The 3rd Annual Veterans Awards (VETTYS) ceremony will be held on January 20, 2018, at the prestigious Mayflower Hotel.

The VETTYS will be presented in reflection of the recipients' work in 2017. The nominees must exemplify consistency, extraordinary quality of public service, exemplary advocacy efforts, demonstrate exceptional contribution or outstanding service to the Veterans' community.

The winners of the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards have now been selected. Please see below to learn more about our esteemed recipients as well as our honored presenters, Board of Governors, and generous sponsors.

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Hosted by: 

Jake Tapper 

Chief Washington Correspondent & Anchor, CNN | Host of State of the Union | The Lead with Jake Tapper

Jake joined CNN in January 2013. He currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015.

Jake joined CNN in January 2013. He currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015.

Because of CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper's coverage of the 2016 election and the first year of the Trump presidency, Jake's profile has never been higher. But his commitment to veterans' issues is longstanding and deeply felt. He is the author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, that chronicled one of the deadliest battles for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The time he spent with those soldiers and their families marked him, and he considers it a personal responsibility to use his platform as one of the country's best-known journalists to shine a light on issues affecting veterans and their families. His daily broadcast, The Lead, regularly highlights stories of soldiers re-integrating into civilian life, and their contributions to all aspects of American life. He also hosted CNN's first-ever Commander-in-Chief town hall, where President Obama took questions from soldiers at Fort Lee. That broadcast has been nominated for an Emmy. 

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Important Dates


Nominations submissions open

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017   

Nominations submissions closes


Official voting opens

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017         

Official voting closes

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017     

Vetty winners announcement  


3rd Annual Veterans Awards   The Mayflower Hotel



The Academy of United States Veterans was founded with one principle in mind: the importance of public service. Inspired by veterans of the United States military who found their purpose in serving their country, AUSV hopes to encourage a culture where caring for one another is not considered a duty, but a joy.

This is why, for the third annual Veterans Awards, the Academy of United States Veterans will donate a portion of the evening’s profits to helping restore the livelihoods of our fellow citizens who have been affected by the devastation of Hurricanes this year. 

Courtesy of REUTERS

Courtesy of REUTERS

We applaud the public servants and first responders who were not only risking their lives to keep people safe, but who stayed there and are still there to rebuild after the destruction and provide an unwavering support system throughout these tragedies that have moved an entire nation. We intend to activate the community of United States veterans and call upon them to serve their country once more in the regions that have experienced these horrific disasters.

Furthermore, the Academy of United States Veterans will utilize the annual Veterans Awards as an opportunity to continue serving our country. With the support of our sponsors and attendees, every year we will dedicate 50 percent of the event’s profits to a cause that we believe is most pertinent to promoting the prosperity of our nation and the well-being of its citizens.

We are grateful for everyone who has supported our mission up to this point and hope they are as encouraged as we are moving forward. Please join us for the third annual Vettys as we honor those who have served our country while we serve its people in need.