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The Veterans Awards, also known as the Vettys, is an annual award ceremony presented by the Academy of United States Veterans. The awards honor members of the veteran community in the United States in various categories. The 6th Annual Veterans Awards will shine a light on the mental health epidemic that surrounds many of our military and civilian families. 

Become a courtier, as you join revelary for a once in a lifetime evening among veterans. 

CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD VIEWES MENTAL HEALTH

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 27, 2020

ANDREW W MELLON

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

General David H. Petraeus assumed command of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) on July 4, 2010 after serving for more than 20 months as Commander, United States Central Command. Before his assignment as CENTCOM Commander, General Petraeus commanded Multi-National Force-Iraq where he led US and Coalition Forces during “the surge.” Learn more...

General David Petraeus (RET)

DIAMOND VIP 

MVS Won Suffragette

Melwood Veteran Services took home a Vetty in the Suffragette category at the 5th Annual Veterans Awards on January 18, 2020. 

Casey Affleck and the gang

Casey Affleck, Hollywood Heard, Nick Palmisciano, Suzy Palmisciano and Check Foundation, CEO, COL Rob Balzano and his board members at the 5th Annual Veterans Awards. 

January 20, 2019

Casey Affleck Presents Mental Health Vetty®

“We are delighted to have multiple talents from the entertainment industry joining us in honoring our veterans on this remarkable Vettys® nigh. Casey’s attendance is truly one for the books, and we couldn’t be more grateful”

-Assal Ravandi

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November 11, 2015

American Journalist Jake Tapper Receives a Vetty®

“This is my first time hosting this event and it’s a great honor. Veterans are a group that I try to pay attention to on my show; they’re a group I try to pay attention in my life” 

-Jake Tapper

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January 22, 2018

Motivational Speaker Montel Williams Supports the Vettys®

“I get the opportunity to travel around this country on a daily basis—and there is nothing prouder in my life—or world—than to be able to step up and say that I am a veteran”

-Montel Williams

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November 11, 2015

Actress Kate Walsh Presents 1st Vettys®

“There are so many hard working men and women who do everything they can and risk their lives. Some of them lose their lives. I do anything I can to bring attention to the needs of our men and women when they come home and assimilate back into society” 

-Kate Walsh

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Kate Walsh

January 4, 2018

“ The Vettys uphold the stature of who veterans truly are by highlighting their remarkable achievements that are all too often overlooked”

-Assal Ravandi

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January 25, 2018

General Kelly Walks the Vettys® Red Carpet

“We are so proud and excited to award such spectacular individuals and organizations with our Vettys statuette at the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards

-Assal Ravandi

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January 21, 2019

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Returns to the Vettys®

“The Vetty Awards honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families, a cause that is near and dear to my heart ” 

-Shohreh Aghdashloo

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

January 23, 2018

Actress Anne Heche Attends Vettys® for the First Time

““The Brave” cast  attends the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards ”

-Mike Vogel

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5TH VETTYS

As veterans, we–Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen–have been and continue to be members of one of the most diverse institutions in our country, the US military. We represent people from every corner of our land, every shade of humanity, immigrant and native-born, Christian, Muslim, Jew, and nonbeliever alike, all serving this country we love with a sense of duty and pride.

In only four years, the Academy of United States Veterans has made great strides in creating platforms for dynamic conversations across divergent views in a way that has both expanded minds and exemplified the notion that people can hold different perspectives yet continue to support a common good with intellect, passion, and humanity. It is the culture of respect for civil liberties within the veterans community that has been instrumental to the success of bringing together countless Americans from all walks of life. It is through our unique expression of our values that we are able to offer unmatched insight into the fundamental ideals shared by our communities across America.

The task at hand may seem out of reach, but it would be unbecoming of our character as public servants to not try. We can practice kindness. We can respect one another. We can take pride in our America that places diversity and inclusion at the core of its values. As we launch our United Colors of America campaign for 2019, we invite you all to join forces with us in honoring the diversity of our heritage as Americans at the 5th Annual Veterans Awards.

Let us put on the camouflage of everyday life in America to prove that we have more that unites us than divides us. Let us carry the message of unity from our military to our American community.

“This is my first time hosting this event and it’s a great honor. Veterans are a group that I try to pay attention to on my show; they’re a group I try to pay attention to in my life” -Jake Tapper

5TH VETTYS HONORED GUESTS AND PRESENTERS

GEN DAVID PETRAEUS (RET)

HONORED GUEST

NATE BOYER

MASTER OF CEREMONY

NICK PALMISCIANO

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CASEY AFFLECK

PRESENTER

IAN BOHEN

PRESENTER

PRESENTER

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