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

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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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Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) Act 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …