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Vets of the Month guidelines
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the start of a new program during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011. The Veteran of the Month award will recognize Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support the veteran and military communities.
“Men and women across Nevada who have made a significant contribution will have achieved excellence by going above and beyond the call of duty specifically with respect to volunteer work in support of veterans and the military, we’re going to recognize their service,” stated Sandoval in his presentation. “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 NOVS and we continue to ask for your help in nominating possible candidates so we may recognize veterans who contribute time and effort for the betterment of our state and the veteran community.
The nomination guidelines may be found at http://www.veterans.nv.gov. Submissions will be reviewed and chosen by the members of the Veterans Service Commission (VSC) at its quarterly meetings.
Air Force Airman Monique L. Whitaker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Whitaker earned distinction as an honor graduate.
She is the daughter of Tracy Whitaker and Vicky Whitaker, both of Fallon.
The airman is a 2010 graduate of Churchill County High School.
Congressman Mark Amodei will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting in Carson City on Monday from noon-1:30 p.m., in the Carson City Veterans Hall, 198 S. Carson St.. Please enter the hall from the southwest corner of West 2nd Street and South Curry Street.
“I want to continue to meet with our veterans and listen to them regarding the issues and challenges they face,” said Amodei. “In addition to thanking them for their service, this is an opportunity to familiarize them with the assistance my office can provide, as well as to identify areas where I can help as a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.”
Representatives from federal agencies serving veterans will also participate. Please contact Ken Gray at 775-686-5760 with any questions.