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GOVERNOR NOEM PROCLAIMS VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Sunday, March 29, 2020, as “Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.


SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CONTINUES TO ASSIST VETERANS FILING CLAIMS
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Office, including the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be closed to the public for in-person services as of Thursday, March 19, but remains available to provide critical services.


THEY PROTECTED YOU – HELP US PROTECT THEM
The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home (Home) is taking preventive measures to ensure continued care for our residents in a safe and healthy environment.


SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s March Column – Transportation Options for Veterans
Getting to and from medical appointments can be a great challenge for veterans in South Dakota. No one knew that better than Royce Loesch, past commander of American Legion Post 20 in Fort Pierre.


NOMINATIONS FOR FALLEN HEROES BRIDGE DEDICATIONS DUE APRIL 10
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is now accepting nominations for South Dakota’s new “Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication” program. The first South Dakota state bridge was dedicated in November of 2019.


South Dakota’s Bonus for Active Duty Service Since 1990
South Dakota’s Bonus for Active Duty Service Since 1990.


Veterans Should Register in the Burn Pit Registry
The VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry is available to eligible veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.