Serving Veterans in the Commonwealth

That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 331,000 veterans and their families receive all the benefits and services they have earned. Here you will find information on benefits counseling, skilled long-term care at state veterans centers, dignified interment at state veterans cemeteries, health care, education, employment and special programs for women veterans, homeless veterans and others. 


 
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In the Commonwealth we have approximately 116,000 Vietnam Veterans. To become a Commemorative Partner please email us at info.ky.gov for more information on how you can join us in Welcoming our Vietnam Veterans home.

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In the Commonwealth we have approximately 24,000 Women Veterans.  We are proud to honor the women who have served our nation.
 
 

Recent Events

Western KY Women Veterans Conference

 
HFH at VA Goes Red event Feb. 7.jpgOn April 30, 100 women veterans came together in Bowling Green for the first WKY Women Veterans Regional Conference. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton gave the keynote address to a standing ovation, encouraging women veterans to extend their public service in the military to public service as elected officials.

More pictures here.

Read the Bowling Green Daily News article.


VA Goes Red for Women Veterans

 
HFH at VA Goes Red event Feb. 7.jpgOn Feb. 3, the Lexington VAMC held its annual Go Red for Women day to publicize heart health for women veterans.  KDVA Commissioner Heather French Henry and KDVA Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles both participated.

Read blog post here.

More pictures here.

Commissioner speaking at VA's Go Red for Women event.
 
 

Two Ways to Stay Informed:


Sign up for text alerts.  We send these no more than two or three times per week, always to call attention to imminent events of interest to veterans.  Text Follow kyveterans to 40404.

Join the KDVA listserve. We send no more than two or three emails per day about events and issues importatnt to veterans. If you wish to be added to the listserve, please email lisa.aug@ky.gov.

 

 

Show Your Support

 
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Purchase an I Support Veterans license plate
Purchase an  I Support Veterans License Plate
 

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​News & Events



Become a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner 
Join more than 100 Kentucky communities and organizations.
Find out how your town, country, group, business or club can honor local Vietnam Veterans and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Ribbon Cutting for Bowling Green CBOC
1 p.m. Central, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the VA CBOC, 600 31w Bypass Suite 12, Bowling Green.

Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board of Directors Meeting
1 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at KDVA Headquarters in Frankfort.

Free Workforce Credential Testing for Veterans
Limited Time Offer. Interested veterans should contact their local Kentucky Career Center and request a free NCRC for Kentucky veterans. To find the nearest Kentucky Career Center, log onto http://kcc.ky.gov.

24-Hour VA Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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Recent Events

Donation to Homeless Veterans

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Members of the IUE CWU Local 83761 gave a donation to the Homeless Veterans Trust Fund Saturday.

Trail Named for WWI Veteran

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Commissioner Arflack, right, spoke at the dedication of 11 miles of U.S. 70 in Barren County as the PFC Edgar Everett Purple Heart Trail.  PFC Everett was a local veteran of World War I. On the left is Kentucky State Senator David Givens. Next to Commissioner Arflack is Everett relative and Korean War Veteran W.S. Everett. Glasgow Daily Times article​.  Bowling Green Daily News article​.

Ribbon Cutting

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KDVA Deputy Commissioner Heather French Henry cut the ribbon on the new Marine Corps League Marine House in Louisville May 15.

Commissioner Arflack at Derby

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Commissioner Arflack with sailors and Homeland Security Director John Holiday at Derby.

WWII Woman Veteran Presents Garland at Oaks

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WWII Veteran Stella West, presented the Garland of Lillies to the winner of the Kentucky Oaks at Keeneland on May 6.

Meeting with Governor on Veteran Jobs

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KDVA Commissioner Arflack discussed veteran employment with Gen. Robert Silverthorn, Governor Matt Bevin, Gen. Allen Youngman and KY Adjutant General Steve Hogan.

VFW CiC Visit to THVC

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John Biedrzycki, Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars visited Thomson-Hood Veterans Center with KDVA Commissioner Norman Arflack on April 26th. (CiC is fourth from right, next to Commissioenr Arflack)

Youth Ambassador Program

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KDVA Commissioner Norman Arflack, left, attended the Sixth District Youth Ambassador Program April 23 with Sixth District Rep. Andy Barr, Dr. Augusta A. Julian President CEO , Bluegrass Community and Tech College, Metro Councilwoman Amanda Bledsoe, KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and Bob Babbage.

Trust Fund Donation

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On March 19, Sandra Humphries, President of Children of the American Revolution, presented a check for $5,466 to Commissioner Heather French Henry for the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund.

 

Honoring WWII Veterans

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Commissioner Heather French Henry with World War II Veteran Stella West.

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Commissioner Heather French Henry with  WWII Veteran Leroy Spaulding and Rep. Suzanne Miles at the Kentucky Capitol.
KDVA Youth Council at THVC Christmas

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The KDVA Veterans Youth Council visited THVC on December 22, 2015 to deliver Holiday Cards and goodies to the veterans.
Commissioner Heather French Henry with Youth Council members and veteran resident at THVC

 

New JECVO Officers

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The Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations elected new officers October 7. From left to right above: Outgoing Chair  - Larry Arnett
New Chairman - Michael Sparks, DAV
Vice Chair - Commander Quire, VFW
Legislative Liaison - Carlos Pugh, VFW


Prostate Screenings at State Fair


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KDVA encouraged veterans to take advantage of the free screenings for prostate cancer at the State Fair in August.

 

Commissioner Henry at NASDVA

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Commissioner Henry spoke with VA Under Secretary Sloan Gibson at the annual conference of the National Association of State Departments of Veterans Affairs in September.

KDVA Youth Council Distributes Gun Locks at State Fair

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Commissioner Henry with members of the KDVA Youth Council helped the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office distribute free gun locks at the State Fair.


Ky Veterans Hall of Fame Induction


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Commissioner Henry attended the induction ceremony for 25 Kentucky Veterans into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame July 29 at the Capitol Rotunda.

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