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Governor Scott Walker Proclaims Women Veterans Day in Wisconsin

June 12, 2018

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed that  June 12 is Women Veterans Day in Wisconsin. The day is meant to honor the more than 30,000 women Veterans living in Wisconsin. On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which enabled women to serve in the military alongside men.

WDVA Remembers Fallen Military at Memorial Day Ceremonies at State Cemeteries, Veterans Homes

June 4, 2018

MADISON – Thousands of people joined together to reflect, remember and honor those who died while defending our freedom in a series of amotional Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs-organizaed ceremonies over Memorial Day weekend.


WDVA’s Veterans Home at King to Celebrate Grand Opening of Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s James Megellas Gallery

April 18, 2018

KING - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow are pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the James Megellas Gallery at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum at King.

DOC AND WDVA Host Resource Fairs for Incarcerated Veterans

April 17, 2018

FOX LAKE – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), the US Department of Veterans Affairs and multiple other local, state and federal groups, is hosting a series of expos to provide incarcerated veterans information about benefits, programs and services available to them. The expos help incarcerated veterans better prepare for release and give them the resources they need to help transition them to communities in Wisconsin..

Veterans Home at King Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Veterans Cafe

February 20, 2018

KING - Following months of gathering input, planning and construction, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman, along with members, volunteers, and staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King celebrated the grand reopening of its café with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.


Donate to the Veterans Trust Fund on Your 2017 Wisconsin Income Tax Form

February 5, 2018

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today encouraged taxpayers to consider making a monetary donation to the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) by filling in the "Donations" line when filing their 2017 Wisconsin income tax form.


WDVA Announces New Commandant to Lead Operations at Veterans Home at King

February 2, 2018

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman announced today that after an extensive search, the department selected a candidate with decades of experience to lead the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King as its new Commandant. 


Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls Celebrates 5 Years of Exceptional Care

January 31, 2018

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Operated by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) ) in partnership with the Health Dimensions Group, the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls will host a ceremony celebrating its fifth anniversary Thursday, February 1.  


Veteran Workers Targeted as Key to $6.8 Million Talent Attraction Initiative

January 24, 2018

MADISON — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Division of Veterans Services Administrator Ken Grant today delivered testimony in support of a $6.8 million initiative designed to attract and retain workers in Wisconsin. The initiative, part of Governor Scott Walker's Workforce Agenda, expands upon a campaign aimed at attracting Midwestern millennials and Wisconsin alumni.  


Wisconsin Veterans Cemeteries to Participate in Wreaths Across America

November 29, 2017

MADISON — The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemeteries at King, Spooner, and Union Grove will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day with ceremonies to honor and remember our nation’s veterans. The nationally coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies, will be held simultaneously at over 1,200 locations throughout the U.S. at 11:00 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  


Secretary Zimmerman Announces Grant Application Period Open for NonProfits that Serve Veterans, Families

October 2, 2017

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today that the WDVA will begin accepting applications for grants up to $25,000 from registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families. Non-profits interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by November 30, 2017.
 

WDVA Response to Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

August 24, 2017

Thank you for the Legislative Audit Bureau’s thorough evaluation of operations and performance at the Wisconsin Veterans Home - King.  I am pleased to see that your staff’s outside review confirmed much of what I have found in my seven months as secretary – member care at King far exceeds the norm.  King staff are truly providing a great service to our most vulnerable Veteran population. Significantly, your review confirmed the quality and dedication of King’s workforce.  

Wisconsin Veteran Housing and Recovery Programs to Remain in Operation

August 22, 2017

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that its programs for homeless Veterans located at King and Union Grove will remain open and are accepting new participants.  The announcement comes as WDVA signed an agreement offered by USDVA to extend funding for the transitional housing programs. 

Grants Now Available for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs, Improve Employment in Wisconsin

August 14, 2017

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that grant applications are now being accepted from registered 501(c)(3)  or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.  Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by Friday, September 29, 2017. 

Join Us for Veterans and Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at  Wisconsin State Fair

August 11, 2017

WEST ALLIS - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) invites you to join us at the Wisconsin State Fair for a Veterans & Military Appreciation Day ceremony where the Department will recognize Wisconsin Veteran Owned Businesses to increase awareness of the impact these businesses have on Wisconsin's economy on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater.


WDVA Hosts Resource Fairs for Incarcerated Veterans

April 19, 2017

OSHKOSH – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), the US Department of Veterans Affairs and multiple other local, state and federal groups, is hosting a series of expos to provide incarcerated veterans information about benefits, programs and services available to them.