Veterans & Military Appreciation Nights at the Utah Opera

The Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs, in partnership with the Utah Opera, is excited to offer Veteran and military families the opportunity to attend a performance of Silent Night on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 at 7pm.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning opera tells the story of the historical short-lived spontaneous 1914 Christmas truce between[…]

Southern Utah Veterans Resource & Benefits Fair on Jan. 21

Join the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs and partners for our 2020 Southern Utah Veterans Resources & Benefits Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The free event will help connect veterans and their families with earned federal and state benefits, services and support. Veterans service officers and service providers will be at the event[…]

Fallen WWII Service Member Identified, Returns Home with Dignified Transfer

by Maj. D.J. Gibb, Utah National Guard Originally published by the National Guard on Nov. 18 at The remains of Army Air Forces Tech Sgt. Max. W. Lower, 23, of Lewiston, Utah, killed during World War II and accounted for 76 years later, will arrive in Utah with a Dignified Transfer scheduled for Thursday,[…]

Blue Star Families nonprofit launches Utah Chapter Strengthening America’s Military Families Through Communities

by Ryan Callahan, RallyPoint Vice President of Marketing With 1.7 million members, RallyPoint is the nation’s largest military community for service members and Veterans to discuss military life throughout their entire veteran journey. Last year, RallyPoint announced a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to and navigation of services in local[…]

Blue Star Families Nonprofit Launches Utah Chapter

STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S MILITARY FAMILIES THROUGH COMMUNITIES by Emily Harrison, Blue Star Families Salt Lake City, Chapter Director More than 105,000 service members, families and veterans call Salt Lake City home. For that reason, Blue Star Families (BSF), a national nonprofit that serves more than 1.5 million military and veteran family members nationwide, brought its support[…]

The 2019 Fall edition of the Veterans Voice is now online and ready to view.

Our Fall issue highlights Veterans Day events around the state, as well as a feature on West Valley City, who recently received the Freedom Award from the Department of Defense. Learn about RallyPoint, a social media platform for veterans, and explore investing tips for military members from the S.E.C., and insights from regular contributors like[…]

Free Admission to Utah State Parks on Saturday for Military Appreciation Day

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Military Appreciation on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. As part of the celebration, all Utah State Parks (excluding This is The Place Heritage Park) will offer free day-use entrance for active military, veterans and their families in the same vehicle. What: Utah State Parks[…]

SLC VBA National Call Center to Hold Hiring Events in early August

The Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Regional Office is looking to hire veterans for its National Call Center. The office has openings for Legal Administrative Specialist, GS-05 ($33,949), with promotion potential to GS-09 ($51,440) in two years. A federal human resources specialist will be on hand to review resumes and answer questions at[…]