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FDVA Employee Named Rising Star in Nursing

May 31, 2019

FDVA salutes Barbara Klein, a health care professional at the Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Port Charlotte. Klein was named the Florida Health Care Association’s 2019 Long Term Care Rising Star in Nursing Award winner.    … READ MORE »


State Women Veterans’ Conference coming to Pensacola

May 10, 2019

PENSACOLA – The sixth annual Women Veterans’ Conference will be held June 10-11 at the University of West Florida Conference Center. All women who have served or are serving are invited to attend. To register for this event: 2019floridawomenveteranconference2.eventbrite.com  … READ MORE »


FDVA Statement on 2019 State of the State Address

March 5, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – FDVA Executive Director Danny Burgess provided the following statement in support of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address today. “Florida is a national champion in supporting our more than 1.5 million veterans. We offer unique benefits such as in-state tuition rates for veterans and their families… READ MORE »


Gov. Scott Selects Veteran for Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

August 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott announced the selection of U.S. Navy veteran Kathleen “Scotty” Robertson Culp to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, Aug. 25.  Governor Scott chose Culp, along with Mary Lou Baker and Katherine Fernandez Rundle, from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on… READ MORE »


Nominations Open for 2017 Class of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

March 8, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council is currently accepting nominations for the fifth annual class of inductees into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The nomination period is open until May 31, 2017.  Anyone is permitted to nominate a military veteran. The Florida Legislature established the Florida… READ MORE »


Commissioner Putnam Provides Tips for Military Consumer Protection Month

July 13, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — July is Military Consumer Protection Month, and Commissioner Adam H. Putnam is providing tips for Florida’s more than 1.5 million veterans and 65,000 active duty military members to protect themselves against fraud.  Military Consumer Protection Month is a national effort to raise awareness about common scams and how… READ MORE »


2016 Korean War Remembrance Day Proclamation

June 24, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott has signed the annual State of Florida Korean War Remembrance Day Proclamation June 25, 2016 is the 66th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  We are thankful for our nation’s veterans, and their service and sacrifice to defend freedom.  … READ MORE »


Tallahassee to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

May 4, 2016

The Governor’s Veterans Service Award, honoring Florida’s honorably discharged veterans, will be presented by Gov. Rick Scott to Tallahassee-area veterans during the May 10 Cabinet Meeting at the Capitol.  The 2016 Memorial Day Resolution from Governor Scott and the Cabinet will also be unveiled as part of the presentation. Date:… READ MORE »


Pensacola to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

March 31, 2016

Pensacola, Fla. — The next Governor’s Veterans Service Award presentation for honorably discharged Veterans is scheduled for April 7, 2016. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded the medal to more than 7,000 Florida Veterans at ceremonies across the state. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10:30… READ MORE »


Nominations Open for 2016 Class of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

January 29, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council is currently accepting nominations for the fourth annual class of inductees into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The nomination period is open until May 31, 2016.  Anyone is permitted to nominate a military veteran. The Florida Legislature established the… READ MORE »


Deland to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

December 17, 2015

Deland, Fla. — The next Governor’s Veterans Service Award presentation for honorably discharged Veterans is scheduled for January 19, 2016. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded the medal to more than 7,000 Florida Veterans at ceremonies across the state. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 9:30… READ MORE »


Florida Salutes Battle of the Bulge Veterans

December 16, 2015

TALLAHASSEE – Florida honors its Battle of the Bulge veterans on the 71st anniversary of the historic battle with its annual proclamation.  The battle in the heavily forested Ardennes region of eastern Belgium and northern Luxembourg was the largest land battle fought by the U.S. Army in World War II. … READ MORE »


Jupiter to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

November 3, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Governor Scott will present the Governor’s Veterans Service Award to honorably discharged veterans at the beginning of the November 10, 2015, Cabinet Meeting. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. The medal presentation will immediately follow the presentation of the annual State of Florida Veterans Day Resolution. Location:… READ MORE »


Fort Lauderdale to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

November 3, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The next Governor’s Veterans Service Award presentation for honorably discharged veterans is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Fort Lauderdale. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded the medal to more than 7,000 Florida veterans at ceremonies across the state. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony… READ MORE »


Lakeland to host Governor’s Veterans Service Award Presentation

October 14, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla. — The next Governor’s Veterans Service Award presentation for honorably discharged veterans is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Lakeland. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded the medal to more than 7,000 Florida veterans at ceremonies across the state. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ceremony begins at… READ MORE »


Eight Inducted into 2015 Class of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

September 29, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet today inducted eight individuals into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The unanimous vote for the Class of 2015 came during the Sept. 29 Cabinet Meeting at the Capitol.   Inductees are: 1. Charles E. Bennett, U.S. Army veteran (deceased) 2.… READ MORE »


Program Focuses on Recruiting Veterans to Health Care Careers in Florida

June 9, 2015

TALLAHASSEE—Florida has the country’s third-largest population of military veterans and is proud to be a veteran-friendly state. The Florida Department of Health has programs in place to aid veterans in finding employment in health-related fields after they return home. “Men and women who have served our country in uniform have… READ MORE »