Nevada seeks nominations for 2016
Nevada’s Veteran of the Month award recognizes veterans statewide who contribute their time and energy in support of veterans and the military, and/or who take pride in caring and nurturing their local communities.
A desire to serve is what leads men and women to join the military.
But that desire continues for many who choose positive paths that impact others after returning home. It is that unselfish attitude that the state strives to honor each month.
When the award was first established by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2011, he said, “Men and women across Nevada who have made a significant contribution will have achieved excellence by going above and beyond the call of duty.” He continued by noting, “It will be an opportunity for all of us to shine a bright light on the work veterans continue to do for our nation.”
The program is managed by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services that continuously seeks out potential honorees. Anyone can nominate potential candidates.
Submissions must be on an official form, and will be reviewed by members of the Veterans Service Commission at its quarterly meetings. The members then make final decisions on who is chosen.
Submissions are accepted throughout the year, and nomination deadlines are three weeks prior to each VSC quarterly meeting. Digital application submission is currently offline but will be returning soon. Details to nominate a veteran are:
• Read the attached VOM guidelines at www.veterans.nv.gov.
• Download and complete VOM Nomination Packet under “Services.”
• Nomination Packets must include a copy of his or her DD-214 Form and a photo of the nominee.
For assistance in obtaining a copy of a DD-214 form, call the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, VAST Section, at 775-321-4880.
Nomination packets can be filled out Online, saved, printed, signed and mailed to:
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Attn: Pamela Roberts
6880 S. McCarran Blvd., Bldg. A – Suite 2
Reno, NV 89509
Completed packets can also be scanned and e-mailed to Pamela Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 775-688-1656.