Veterans Affairs Headlines
Haslam Announces Veterans Education Task Force
Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 03:41 PM
Group Charged with Improving College Success for Returning Troops
- NASHVILLE -
Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee's veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
The task force is charged with the following:
- To identify common educational hurdles for transitioning veterans;
- To research best practices to serve student veterans;
- And to make recommendations on improving opportunities for veterans to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school.[More...]
Governor Haslam Recognizes Four Veteran State Employees and Pays Tribute to More than 525,000 Tennessee Veterans
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | 01:30 PM
- NASHVILLE -
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry "Max" Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize four veteran state employees and more than 525,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. The Governor"s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
Specialist Gabriella Saulsberry served nearly three years in the United States Army while working as a Personnel Clerk in Heidelberg, Germany. After her military service, Saulsberry began her 28 year career with the Department of Human Services. She has served in several different positions, but is currently a Secretary helping clients with appointments, processing document verifications, contacting caseworkers and connecting clients with community resources in the Memphis area. Saulsberry is recognized for her military service and her 28-year career with the State of Tennessee.
Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Announce Veteran Designation on Driver Licenses, State IDs
Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 02:25 PM
- NASHVILLE -
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced that honorably discharged veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated veteran driver license or photo identification card.
Legislation authorizing the state to publically recognize veterans' military service was passed in 2011. The veteran designation could not be offered, however, until the latest redesign of driver licenses and photo ID cards. A newly designed card and a new process called "central issuance," in which driver licenses and photo ID cards are mailed to citizens from a central location, are now being used in all driver services centers.[More...]
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