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Contact: Katie Katz 

702-835-9270 ext. 9643

August 21, 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Academy of United States Veterans announced the 6th Annual Veterans Awards (VETTYS) Nominations today, August 21, 2020.  Mental Health will be the focal point for this year’s VETTYS - an increasing issue of concern for veterans across the globe.

The nominations for all 9 categories were announced at 11:30 pm ET by Assal Ravandi, CEO and Founder of Academy of United States Veterans. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official VETTYS nomination page at

The organizations members, guests, and the general public submitted votes immediately following last year’s VETTYS to determine the nominees in this year’s respective categories. In the second tier of voting, active members were asked to vote for one nominee per category – narrowing each category down to the finalists indicated in the final nominees list. The third and final voting tier will be open to the public for each category to determine the winner. The winner of each category will be announced the at the presentation of the 6th Annual Veterans Awards on May 14, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 

The 6th Annual Veterans Awards will be held on Friday, May 142021 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. at 7 p.m. ET – immediately following Red Carpet at 6 p.m.


Academy of United States Veterans is known for hosting the Annual Veterans Awards, also referred to as “The VETTYS”. They have made it their mission to acknowledge and recognize outstanding services from veteran service organizations around the United States. In addition, they focus on bringing veterans, active military, and the general public together in powerful social settings to help bring all communities together as one. AUSV is passionate about the mental health issues in the Nation, especially with the military – and are determined to help narrow the road in finding a viable solution to help all veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, substance abuse, and more.


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