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2020 Scholarship Winners

Meet the 2020 Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship Winners. Each year the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship awards academic scholarships to undergraduate college students of Ukrainian descent. This year the UAV awarded $3,600 to 12 students, with awards ranging from $500 to $200.  Congratulations to the 2020 scholarship winners:

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A Brief History of Ukrainian American Military Service

The history of Ukrainian American military service is almost as old as the United States itself. Ukrainian Americans have served in every conflict since the American Civil War, and we continue to serve today.

Ukrainian Americans have a long history of service in the US Armed Forces. A few Ukrainians served in the Civil War; a few may have served in earlier wars as well. With the immigration of large numbers of Ukrainians to the US in the 1890s, several dozen Ukrainians enlisted in the US Army in 1898 during the Spanish American War. They were largely from Pennsylvania and all had been born in Ukraine. Their service was brief but significant to our history.

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What is the VA Doing During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Portland VA Medical Center in Oregon

Many veterans rely on the Veterans Administration (VA) for healthcare. What is the VA doing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic? Like many medical facilities across the country, they are taking steps to protect their patients and their staff. According to the VA’s Coronavirus FAQ, the Veterans Administration has activated its emergency management coordination cell and has started clinical screenings at all VA facilities.

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How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card

Sample Veterans ID Card (VIC)

A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many stores, businesses, and restaurants. When you have this card, you won’t need to carry around your military discharge papers or share sensitive personal information to receive discounts. If you have a VIC, you don’t need to request another type of photo ID card to prove you’re a Veteran or to get retail or business discounts.

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