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With pools opening and temperatures rising, summer break is here. For many, this means vacations and much-needed time off. However, for many teachers, it means planning for the upcoming school year, and Veterans Day might be one of the first holidays on their radar to get students involved with the community. DAV would be honored to he...
Alex Sweasy’s large family is always teaming up to support the community. But her decision to sign up as a team captain for the DAV 5K was deeply personal.  “Not only do I have a lot of friends and family in the military or who have served, I have seen the aftermath of what men and women endure physically and mentally...
June 6, 1944, marked the first time George Mullins was ever in battle. The day before, he boarded a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) to cross the English Channel to France as a replacement soldier with the Army’s 327th Glider Infantry Regiment supporting the 101st Airborne Division for Operation Overlord. Mullins recalled that...
Without the service and sacrifices of our nation’s heroes, we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today.  One easy way your company can support veterans in your own community is by joining forces with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) this Veterans Day. Giving back is the best way forward in our world today. And, uphold...
All that is left of a little-known World War II military base on the southern banks of Suisun Bay in California are its skeletal remains. Ravaged by time and Mother Nature, Port Chicago Naval Magazine is all but lost to history—except for the fight that remains to ensure a tragedy there nearly 80 years ago is properly rectified. ...
With a masonry job shut down during the winter and college not working out, northeast Ohio native Jacob Drost found himself inside a Marine Corps recruiting office. Not long after, he found himself serving as a machine gunner in Iraq and made it home relatively unscathed. After returning to masonry, though, he started having back problems stemmi...
Antonio Suarez & his wife Martha
For Army veteran Antonio Suarez, memories of the holidays 20 years ago in Iraq brings to mind the sacrifices that come with military service. While their thoughts were with their loved ones, Suarez and his fellow soldiers also had a duty to each other to remain focused. “The mission's demands don't take a holiday,”...
Author: Aaron McCoy, Regional Veteran Executive, Humana, U.S. Army Veteran and DAV Lifetime Member More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. That’s more than 3.6 million new people learning to navigate Medicare each year. If you were born in 1958, you are joining more than 64 mill...
Selling your vehicle can be such a hassle, and it may not seem worth it if there’s not a lot of value left. Instead of going through the extensive and time-consuming process of selling, donating your vehicle could provide many benefits. You may become eligible for a tax deduction, and you’ll also feel great satisfaction in supporting...
When you think of car donation, do you think of “junkers” or “old vehicles”? Although DAV does accept cars that are no longer running- we accept ALL types of vehicles – even deluxe cars. Here are some of the most interesting vehicles donated to DAV by patriotic and generous donors this past year:
Donning a red-and-blue wig and pants with a large American flag print, Caitlin Rulli found herself on a mission to finish the DAV 5K in Cincinnati last November.  That wasn’t initially the plan. Less than two months out from back surgery, Rulli would have been more than proud to...
Navy service member Garrett Robitallel receives the true "American Homecoming" he earned.
Reality Show Shines a Light on Disabled Veterans City Gate Entertainment announces the development of a new TV series with a fresh take on the home renovation genre called “American Homecoming”. American Homecoming is a Home Renovation reality series set in the vein of Fixer Upper, While You Wer...
When you inherit a home, you’re not only inheriting your loved one’s legacy but also taking on additional financial responsibilities. Between the mortgage, utilities, repairs, yard maintenance, property insurance and taxes, own...
I’m not much of a runner. The last race I did was back in elementary school when I still had boundless energy. These days, running is for getting to the next class or my internship. But DAV (Disabled American Veterans) gave me the opportunity to run for something greater than myself.  Last year, I participated in the annual...
It can happen. You bought a home or apartment building or plot of land, and suddenly it’s costing you more than it’s worth. Between the mortgage payments, property taxes, utility bills, and unexpected repairs, it’s time t...