Veteran Voices Awards are still open for nominations – Deadline is 19 May-Deadline Extended!

The Veteran Voices Award is an annual award sponsored by the MN Humanities Center that recognizes the positive contributions veterans are making in their communities around the state.  Angie Batica is a 2013 awardee (the first year of the award) and continues to be a constant volunteer and advocate in the veteran community.  “The Veteran Voices award bridges the gap between the military and civilian community.  It shows that we go beyond  the stereo type of every veteran being damaged or being a war hero.  The award provides a diverse example of all the ways veterans continue to serve and serve selflessly and successfully in their communities and networks.”  The program director is Jason Garcia (Army).  You can reach Jason at and office number:  651-774-0105.

The online nomination process can be found at this link:

Otherwise -download the nomination form here and mail or face it in before midnight 19 May 2017

Submission form: nomination_form


*****Leading with Excellenc-  Minnesota veteran Ryann Engholm, Captain USMC .

Ryann writes to SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report-Special Ops News & Intel),

the number one site for authentic, accurate, and timely information related to the

U.S. & Coalition Special Operations Community.


Read Ryann Engholm’s article here…