chapter news - June 2021

Chapter 8 and Unit 8 General Meetings Canceled for June 2021

June 1, 2021

Monthly General Meetings for both DAV Chapter 8 and DAVA Unit 8 are canceled for the month of June due to Department Convention.

Meetings will resume in August.

The DAV Chapter 8 Executive Board WILL meet on Monday, June 7, at 1400 at the E. Main facility.

Chapter 8 BINGO Canceled for June 9th, Resumes on June 16th

June 4, 2021

BINGO will NOT be held on June 9th because Chapter officers will be attending the DAV State Convention for the week. 


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Chapter 8 Commander Crowe Installs Officers for Glendale Chapter 20

Commander Crowe was invited to be the Installing Officer for Chapter 20's 2021-2022 Officer Installation by incoming Chapter 20 Commander Kevin Cooper. Also at the ceremony, Richard Park and newly installed Commander Kevin Cooper were recognized as 2020 Volunteers of the Year.

June 5, 2021

Chapter 8 Delegates Attend 2021 DAV Department of Arizona Convention in Tucson

Delegates from Chapter 8 attended the DAV Department of Arizona annual convention this week in Tucson.

Pictured: Carol Ellis, Carl Forkner, Jack Isaacson, Barbara Jeter, Jim Ellis.

June 11, 2021

DAV Chapter 8 and DAVA Unit 8 Members Elected to Department Offices

During the 2021 Department of Arizona Convention, members of DAV Chapter 8 and DAVA Unit 8 were elected to Department Offices. The officers are:

DAV Department of Arizona

     Carl Forkner was elected for a third term as Northern District Liaison.

DAVA Department of Arizona

     Holly Mulnix was elected as Senior Vice Commander.

     Hope Mulnix was elected as Junior Vice Commander.

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June 12, 2021


Chapter 8 Service Officers can now complete Disability Claims for Active Service Members up to 180 Days prior to Discharge

June 14, 2021

Under the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program you can submit a disability claim 90 to 180 days prior to your anticipated separation date from active duty. Claims are accepted from active duty Servicemembers, including reservists serving on active duty in an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) role under 10 U.S.C. and full-time National Guard members serving in an AGR role under 32 U.S.C.

BDD program participants can have their VA medical examinations conducted while they are still on active duty. You are encouraged to file your claim as close to the 180 day mark as possible to ensure your examinations can be scheduled and completed prior to your discharge from active duty. The BDD program requires that Servicemembers be available to report for examinations for 45 days following submission of a disability claim.


Claims and additional contentions received with less than 90 days remaining on active duty, claim types that are excluded from the BDD program, or where the Servicemember is unable to report for an examination within the BDD required time frame will be processed under the standard VA claims process, the Fully Developed Claim (FDC) program or any other qualifying program.