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Utah Honors Families of Fallen Service Members at State Capitol

In News by Taylor Ricks

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — At the Utah State Capitol Friday morning, the Utah Legislature and Governor Spencer J. Cox recognized the families of service members who lost their lives in 2023. The event began in the Capitol Gold Room, where the families met with Governor Cox, Lt. Governor Deidre M. Henderson, Brigadier General Joseph Green, Representative Ryan Wilcox, Senator …

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Utah Veterans Business Resource Center announces monthly networking events for Veteran entrepreneurs and business owners

In Events, News, Uncategorized by nalvarez

Sandy, UT — The Utah Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC), with support from the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) and American United Federal Union, is excited to announce a series of monthly networking events designed to support and showcase veteran-owned businesses in the community. These events, hosted at The Mill Entrepreneurship Center located at 9690 South 300 …

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Governor Spencer J. Cox Proclaims November 11, 2023, as Veterans Day in Utah

In Declarations, News by Taylor Ricks

Salt Lake City, UT — In a gesture of respect and gratitude, Governor Spencer J. Cox has officially declared November 11, 2023, as Veterans Day in the state of Utah. This annual observance is a time-honored tradition that pays tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Governor Cox’s proclamation underscores the …

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Governor’s Award for Excellence Honors Outstanding State Employees, Including Ivette Orozco from UDVMA

In News by Taylor Ricks

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Governor Spencer J. Cox held a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion to recognize 26 state employees with the Governor’s Award for Excellence. This annual event, marking its 16th year, is an acknowledgment of exceptional state employees who have exhibited excellence across various performance metrics, including innovation and efficiency, energy and environment, heroism, leadership, and outstanding …

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Government Shutdown and Veterans’ Benefits: What You Need to Know

In News, Uncategorized by Taylor Ricks

As of now, Congress has until September 30 to reach an agreement that would prevent a government shutdown. While some officials express optimism, it remains uncertain whether a deal will be reached in time. Many Veterans are understandably concerned about the impact it might have on their federal benefits. We hope to provide you with important information regarding the effects …

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Lieutenant Governor Henderson welcomes US Navy to Utah for Salt Lake City Navy Week

In News by Taylor Ricks

SALT LAKE CITY, September 13, 2023 – Salt Lake City welcomed its third Navy Week from September 11th to 17th, coinciding with the Utah State Fair. Sailors from various Navy organizations gathered to highlight the Navy’s importance to the city, Utah, and the nation. To show support for the Navy and the week-long event, Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lieutenant …

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State of Utah holds special Memorial Day Ceremony at Capitol

In News by nalvarez

Salt Lake City — On Memorial Day, the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) hosted a special ceremony at the Utah State Capitol to honor military personnel who died in service to the United States. Governor Spencer Cox addressed the gathered crowd, urging a refocus on the true meaning of the day, which is often mistaken as simply …

Governor Cox and UDVMA recognize service members of the year at Utah Capitol

In News by Taylor Ricks

Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Spencer J. Cox, in partnership with the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA), held a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, to recognize the outstanding achievements of Utah’s service members. The third annual State of Utah Servicemember of the Year Awards took place at the Utah State Capitol where awardees and their …

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2023 Legislative Session Recap

In News by Taylor Ricks

The 2023 Utah Legislative Session came to an end on Friday, March 3. Once again, we thank the Utah Legislature for their work and support of UDVMA and the Veteran and military communities we serve. Several bills and resolutions were passed this session that relate to or affect Veterans, service members and their families. We are pleased to see continued …