National Hispanic Heritage Month

- 9/17/2022

 Link to VFW Unidos: VFW Commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

 

Please join the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Center for Minority Veterans in a series of Hispanic/Latino Veteran Virtual Events

Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation

Through our featured speakers, presenters, and moderators we aim to educate, encourage, and engage the Veteran population in support of understanding the Honoring our PACT ACT and celebrate the successes of Hispanic-Latino Veterans.

During this Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15), The Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) is conducting a minority Veteran outreach, engagement, education and enrollment effort. It is important to honor the dedication and commitment of our Hispanic/Latino servicemembers and Veterans. We aim to inform Veterans of their benefits and services by hosting weekly virtual webinars with the Secretary of VA, Senior Leaders and Veterans to discuss the importance of the PACT ACT and celebrate the achievements of the Hispanic-Latino community.

If you require accommodations please reach out to Carmen Drummond, vacocmv@va.gov

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, @ 11:00am ET


Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, @ 1:00pm ET

 

The American Latino Veterans Association

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, @ 11:30am ET

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, @ 11:00am ET

 

The signing of the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act (VA PACT ACT Page) marks one of the most important expansions of VA healthcare in decades. This is important for our Latino/HispanicVeterans whose participation in the armed forces, including combat regions impacted by toxic exposure is well documented and recognized.

Resources:

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Department Award Winners Announced

The following is a list of this year's Department of SC Award winners.

PACT Act Information

Downloadable flyer with a QR code that directs veterans and claimants to our Pact Act website

National News

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