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Minnesota Veterans Career Fair 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: Employment, General, Events

Career Fair 2On Wednesday July 9, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted Minnesota’s 8th annual Veterans Career Fair at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.  As the largest Veterans career fair in Minnesota, this event was made possible through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and various corporate sponsors and service providers. 



A Woodshop for Veterans

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: Hastings Veterans Home, Employment, General, Programs

Hastings Veterans Home Woodshop 

Upon entering the Hastings Veterans Home woodshop, one is greeted with the strong aroma of freshly cut wood accompanied with the consistent clamor of men hard at work. Mike Kriel, the Woodshop Coordinator, steps proudly into the room and states with a smile, “Welcome to my playground.”



70th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: General, Events

DDay

June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, commonly referred to as “D-Day.” On June 6th 1944, the Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 24,000 Allied troops stormed the coast of France shortly after midnight, risking their lives to begin the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. The operation greatly contributed to an Allied victory in the war, and remains crucially important to our nations’ history.



Hamline University Veteran Wins Prestigious English Department and Journalism Awards

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Tags: Higher Education, General

Don AllenSaint Paul, Minn. - In May 2014, Hamline University celebrated the achievements of their students in the areas of English, Journalism and Communications. Veteran Don Allen, a student at Hamline University and the president of the Hamline University Veterans Affairs Student Organization has been awarded two prestigious awards as a result of his written work.

The first award is the Earl E. Craven Prize in Journalism award for a student who is a staff member of a campus publication who has raised the standards of campus journalism. The second award to Allen was the Eliza A. Drew Prize in Communications for Best Editorial, “Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap,” which was Allen’s take on the current fail in public education for K-12 students.



Minnesota's Heroes

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Tags: General

Beth Kocian   
MDVA

MedalOfHonorTHUMBNAIL The first Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award for valor in action against an enemy force, was presented on March 25, 1863. The United States Congress designated March 25 of each year as the National Medal of Honor Day. Governor Mark Dayton also will proclaim March 25 as Medal of Honor Day in the State of Minnesota. 

Since the Civil War, brave men and women from the state of Minnesota have answered the call to defend and protect the freedoms we hold dear and several have gone beyond this call to duty, risking injury and loss of life. Medal of Honor recipients have distinguished themselves from others at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty by courage and intrepidity. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society there have been 3,463 recipients of the Medal of Honor.

A plaque located in the Court of Honor at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds serves as a permanent marker to honor the 56 Medal of Honor recipients associated with the State of Minnesota who have shown great bravery in defense of our country.



Support Our Troops Plates

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Tags: General

Taylor Stephens
MDVA


SOT License Plate PictureMembers of the U.S. Armed Forces volunteer to serve our country and protect the freedoms we hold dear.  They endure extreme hardships, leave their families and sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice.  If they’re willing to do all this, shouldn’t we be willing to show our support?



Minnesota Businessman Wins Prestigious Award for Charitable Work

Posted on July 01, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Tags: General

Taylor Stephens
MDVA

LeeAndersonMinnesota Veteran Lee R. Anderson Sr., owner and chairman of APi Group, Inc. was recently awarded by his alma mater, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with their Distinguished Graduate Award. This is the highest honor a graduate can receive. Anderson received this award for his lifelong commitment to charitable causes especially his devotion to hiring and helping Veterans.

"The honor is the most significant that I have been given during my life. To be recognized by the institution that has become such a great part of my very being in almost beyond description. I am humbled by the award and recognition," said Anderson.



Minnesota County Veterans Service Officers

Posted on June 05, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Tags: Programs, General, Claims, Benefits

Have you tapped into your personal cornucopia of Veteran federal benefits? These are benefits that you’ve earned for your military service.

Your Minnesota County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) is the first person you should contact to find out if you or your family is qualified for local, state and federal Veterans' benefits. CVSOs work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations to make sure you get all the Veteran benefits you are eligible for.


"Hire Minnesota's Veterans" Campaign Wins Big

Posted on April 03, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Tags: General

Hire Minnesota Veterans BillboardThe Minnesota National Guard and the Interagency Working Group was recognized as the “Best of Show” by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.   As judged by industry peers, “Hire Minnesota’s Veterans” has been officially designated at the most effective communication campaign of any entity in Minnesota in 2012, whether a government organization, national company, local business or public relations firm.


MDVA Gets Lean

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Tags: General

Lean Award Photo

How do you simplify an intricate procedure?

The answer is taking the method and making it leaner for everyday performance.



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