TRAVIS MCVEY NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD FOR THE 4th ANNUAL VETTYS
February 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Academy of United States Veterans announced today that Travis McVey, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Founder of Heroes Vodka, will be the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the 4th Annual Veterans Awards (The Vettys) to be hosted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The 2019 Vettys are to be held in partnership with Disabled American Veterans, a veteran service organization that ensures veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them. DAV helps more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year by providing more than 670,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assisting veterans with more than 250,000 benefit claims annually. In 2016 alone, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors. More...
JAKE TAPPER TO HOST 3RD- ANNUAL VETERAN AWARDS
November 9, 2017
The Academy of United States Veterans and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes announced today that Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and host of The Lead and State of the Union will host the 3rd-Annual Veterans Awards (The Vettys) on Sunday, January 20, 2018 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s Vettys are held in partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered service that serves veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
The black-tie gala will honor 6 individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families. The 2018 Honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.
On AUSV: I was inspired
By: Max Chacon
August 29, 2017
We serve those who serve those who served”, is our motto here at the Academy of United States Veterans Foundation (AUSV) and it carries various meanings. First, the AUSV serves the groups and organizations that directly serve veterans with psychological, physical and numerous other matters. Additionally, our motto can also refer to serving the veteran community as a civilian serviceman. Before AUSV, I had zero affiliation with the military or military organizations. Not a single person in my family served in the United States Armed Forces, let alone in any type of government institution. When it came to topics regarding the military I had no input in the matter, and I honestly felt like I did not deserve one. Since I did not serve, I felt like my opinion was irrelevant. More...
By: Christian McCarren
July 20, 2017
You’re trapped, surrounded, and there’s only one way out; through the water. Sound simple, except there are 399,000 others trying to accomplish the same thing. That is how I felt when I watched Christopher Nolan’s newest film; Dunkirk. Never before have I been able to live vicariously through a film before I saw this movie. I was in as high of a state of panic as the characters on screen were throughout the duration of the film. Nolan is my favorite director of all time, and I believe that this by far, is his best film yet. More...
A Foreign Contribution
By: Russell Seeger
July 18, 2017
As most people know, the U.S. was originally founded by immigrants from around the World who sought the opportunity for individual freedoms, the protection of rights, and a non-oppressive government. However, many people do not know the longstanding history immigrants, and other non-citizens have serving in the U.S. military. More...
Encouraging Global Unity: The Significance of our NATO Alliance
By: Terumi Leon
July 16, 2017
Let's get basic. NATO is an acronym that stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Like most treaties, NATO was designed to “guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means;” (NATO 2016), by peacefully resolving defence and security-related issues. More...
By: Jeanne Abella
July 16, 2017
The Academy of United States Veterans’ mission can only be accomplished by as a nonpartisan organization. There is no denying that in recent years, the United States government has only grown more polarized, causing certain social issues to fall to the wayside in the minds of policymakers. More...
VETERANS OF ALL NATIONS GALA
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43, HOLLYWOOD, CA
JULY 1, 2017
WORLD PREMIERE OF NOT A WAR STORY
SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER
JUNE 30, 2017