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

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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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Utah Launches “Live On Military Playbook” to Combat Veteran Suicide

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Salt Lake City, UT — Utah’s veterans face a suicide rate 1.5 times higher than their non-veteran counterparts, a statistic that underscores the urgent need for intervention. To address this crisis, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, has introduced the “Live On Military Playbook,” a specialized …

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Utah Centenarian Veterans Ceremony Honors Remarkable Service and Longevity

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SALT LAKE CITY  — In a moving ceremony held at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, November 10, 2023, Governor Cox and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs celebrated the remarkable lives and service of Utah’s 100-year-old veterans.  During the ceremony, Governor Spencer Cox shared a remarkable story from World War II. He recounted the valor of …

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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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Veterans Day Events 2022

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Communities and organizations throughout Utah will be honoring Veterans and their families throughout the week of Veterans Day. We encourage Utahns to participate and show their gratitude in any way they can. Below is a list of events. More events will be added as Veterans Day approaches.Veterans Day Events List 2022 November 10, 2022 – ThursdayUVU Veterans Day BreakfastTime: 8:00am …

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Governor Cox recognizes Blue Star Families Welcome Week in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Governor Spencer J. Cox issued a declaration recognizing Blue Star Families Welcome Week in Utah. In the declaration, Cox acknowledged the nearly 16,000 service members currently living in Utah and the 600,000 military families throughout the country who move to new communities each year. He thanked them for their service and officially declared September 24 …

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9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service in Utah 2022

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Governor Spencer Cox declared September 11, 2022 as 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service in Utah and issued a video message calling for unity and encouraging Utahns to participate in an act of service. “This year on 9/11 Day, we will continue to demonstrate our unity through our service,” Cox said in his message. “Through …

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News Release – Governor Cox and UDVMA recognize Servicemember of the Year award recipients

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June 9, 2022 Contacts: Taylor Ricks Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs 801-900-1906, tricks@utah.gov Governor Cox and UDVMA recognize Servicemember of the Year award recipients SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2022) The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and Governor Spencer J. Cox participated in the second annual Servicemember of the Year Awards ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The …

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Memorial Day in Utah 2022

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Governor Spencer J. Cox and Senator Mitt Romney shared short remarks at a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Utah State Capitol on Monday, May 30th. Also in attendance to show their respect for the men and women who have given their lives for our country was Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Major General Michael …

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2022 Legislative Session Recap

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The 2022 Utah Legislative Session came to an end on Friday, March 4. We are grateful for the hard work and support of the Utah Legislature in continuing to make Utah the best state in the nation for Veterans, members of the military, and their families. Below is a brief summary of the several bills and resolutions related to and …