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Gov. Scott Honors 136 Veterans at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home

September 6, 2013

LAND O’ LAKES – Joined by Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw Jr. and Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Deputy Executive Director, Retired Army Col. Al Carter, Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott awarded 136 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service… READ MORE »


Gov. Scott Honors 154 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

August 16, 2013

ST. AUGUSTINE – Joined by Adjutant General of Florida National Guard Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr. and Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Retired Army Colonel Mike Prendergast, Governor Rick Scott today awarded 154 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida… READ MORE »


Governor Rick Scott Honors Family of Fallen Hero

December 11, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott honored the family of Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller on Dec. 11 with a plaque to be placed on the Capitol’s “Medal of Honor” wall, along with the Florida flag that was flown over the Florida State Capitol earlier that… READ MORE »


Honoring General McKinley

October 22, 2012

The men and women of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs congratulate Gen. Craig McKinley as he retires following a distinguished 35-year career.  The Florida National Guard conducted a retreat ceremony at its headquarters in St. Augustine on his behalf Oct. 19.  McKinley, a Jacksonville native and Florida National Guardsman,… READ MORE »


FDVA Bids Farewell to Dr. Rebecca Yackel

October 4, 2012

The men and women of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs bid a fond farewell to Dr. Rebecca Yackel, administrator at the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Land O’ Lakes, upon her retirement Oct. 4.  Yackel, who completed her Doctorate Degree in Health Administration in 2010, and her… READ MORE »


Port Charlotte Resident Honored for Service to Veterans’ Nursing Home

September 14, 2012

Florida Heath Care Association Recognizes Mrs. Joan Jacobson as its 2012 Adult Volunteer of the Year Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Health Care Association recently recognized Mrs. Joan Jacobson of Port Charlotte with the Association’s 2012 Adult Volunteer of the Year Award.  Ms. Jacobson was honored for her service to the residents and staff… READ MORE »


Editorial: Vet campaign a winner

September 12, 2012

Pensacola News Journal We congratulate the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs for its aggressive outreach program to make sure Florida veterans get all the benefits they have earned. At the same time, we hope veterans take advantage of the information that’s readily available. The campaign was launched statewide last week… READ MORE »