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Jul 31, 2019

MACVSO In Action 30 July 2019

"MACVSO in Action July 30, 2017"

Jun 24, 2019

90,000 'blue water' Vietnam veterans in line for benefits

“June 5, 2019 was a major victory for veterans who served in the territorial waters of Vietnam; DOJ announced they will not appeal the decision to provide “Blue Water” veterans access to VA benefits. This group was previously denied presumptive illness related to Agent Orange. In Minnesota this could impact up to 18,000 veterans.” 

Jun 24, 2019

CVSO Bob Nelson Retires with 21 years of Service to Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties.

MACVSO would like to wish Robert (Bob) Nelson (left), who retired after 21-years of service to Aitkin, and Crow Wing Counties on May 31st. Bob was sporting his “retirement” tee shirt on Friday when Greg Peterson (right) presented a retirement plaque from the MN Assn of County Veterans Service Officers. Bob’s shirt read: “retired, under new management, see spouse for details.” The MACVSO wishes Mr. Nelson well in his retirement. 

Jun 24, 2019

The GI Bill Turns 75 years old.

The GI Bill has been taking care of veterans for 75 years. On June, 22 in 1944 the U.S. adopted the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill. This historic legislation is widely credited with helping establish the American middle class, expanding access to education and helping veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life.

Dec 10, 2018

Air Force Veteran Gets New Furnace

Ian Burley and Pete Stoltenow installed a brand new Bryant furnace for Kay Steffl through Bryant’s Community Heroes program that honors ordinary people and military members in need of reliable heating and cooling.

Nov 30, 2018

Veteran helping Veteran

Tom Cotterman (L) of Jasper, MN receives keys from Kenny Drexler of New Ulm to a van that Drexler donated through the Disabled American Veterans Donor Connect Program.

Nov 10, 2018

Goodhue County Proclaimed a Purple Heart County

The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to proclaim Goodhue County a Purple Heart County at their meeting Nov. 6.