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 …

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Month of the Military Child declared by Governor Cox

In News by nalvarez

In celebration of the Month of the Military Child, Governor Spencer Cox issued a declaration recognizing the month in the state of Utah. The Month of the Military Child is a time to celebrate and honor the resilience, courage, and sacrifices made by the children of service members. Facing unique challenges like frequent relocations and parental separations, they display adaptability …

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UDVMA and Veteran Business Resource Center launch Veteran-Owned Business Registry 

In News by nalvarez

Salt Lake City (Jan. 9, 2023) — The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) and the Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) at Salt Lake Community College have launched a veteran-owned business registry. This registry will help promote Veteran-owned businesses in Utah by allowing the public to search for and find Veteran businesses to support. Utah is home to …

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Governor Cox recognizes Veterans Day with video message and declaration

In News by Taylor Ricks

In recognition of Veterans Day, Governor Spencer J. Cox issues video remarks and an official declaration thanking Veterans and their families.  “Utah is proud to be home to nearly 150,000 Veterans whose service and contributions both in and out of uniform have helped strengthen and build this great state,” said Governor Cox in his video message. “We are grateful for …

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Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) Act 

In News by nalvarez

From VA.gov — The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their …

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Veterans Day Discounts and Offers

In News by nalvarez

To show their appreciation, many businesses here in Utah are offering discounts, free meals or other deals to Veterans. We are grateful for their generosity and hope Veterans will take advantage and enjoy the offers below. List provided by the Utah Chapter of the Association of the United States Army. 7-Eleven – November 11, 2022 Get a free Quarter-Pound Big …

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UDVMA and Utah State Treasurer launch campaign to encourage Veterans to claim lost or abandoned assets

In News by Taylor Ricks

Salt Lake City (Nov. 2, 2022)  — The Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs (UDVMA) and the Utah Office of State Treasurer have collaborated in an effort to return lost money to Utah Veterans.  Each year, the Unclaimed Property Division of the Office of State Treasurer receives tens of millions of dollars of unclaimed property belonging to Utahns. Records …

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Gov. Cox holds roundtable discussion with military commanders, receives awards for support of National Guard and Reserves

In News by Taylor Ricks

Salt Lake City (Oct. 26, 2022)  — Gov. Spencer J. Cox and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) hosted a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with military commanders and leaders throughout the state. Commanders shared updates on their current efforts and challenges they are experiencing including concerns with housing, recruiting and retention. Leadership from the Utah Army and …

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Veterans Day Events 2022

In Uncategorized by nalvarez

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 …