DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

Fulfilling Our Promises To The Men and Women Who Served
California Chapter 66 – Serving Palm Springs And The Coachella Valley
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A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

“We had a common experience which bound us together, and we ought to continue through an organization of our own; an organization of us, by us and for us.” ~ Robert S. Marx, DAV Founder

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the longest lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in the country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.

Fulfilling Our Promises to the Men and Women Who Served

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering America’s veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that our veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Specifically, we:
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Provide free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
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Provide outreach concerning VA program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
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Help, whenever possible, represent the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
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Extend DAV’s mission of hope within our local communities where veterans and their families live.
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Provide a structure through which disabled veterans can express compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.

Recent News

From the COMMANDER 2022

Hello to all as we enter the spring of 2022. We are excited to announce that we are meeting back in person for all meetings now with the significant decreases in Covid 19 and the Omicron variation of the virus. Our next several meetings are important to us as it is...

From the COMMANDER – Winter 2021

Hello to all for this winter season. We have come out of our two-month dark time due to heat and are conducting meetings in person following local and state restrictions for such gatherings. The Elected Board held a meeting in August to discuss where we are and how we...

Veterans Day Parade

November 11th, 2021 Downtown Palm Springs This year the Veterans Day Parade will be held in Palm Springs on November 11, 2021 in downtown Palm Springs. The setup and participants meet at approximately 14:00. We participate with local resources and give some of our...

War Horse Creek

War Horse Creek is an immersive transition training program using rescued wild mustangs to assist veterans as they adjust to civilian life. War Horse Creek, an initiative of Living Free Animal Sanctuary, is a program by veterans, for veterans, assisting with the...

Fly Your Flag

October 3 — Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day October 11 — Columbus Day October 11 — National Indigenous Peoples Day October 13 — Navy Birthday November 2 — Election Day November 10 — Marine Corps Birthday November 11 — Veterans Day November 25 — Thanksgiving Day...

From the COMMANDER Spring 2021

Good Spring to all. I sincerely hope and pray that everyone in the chapter and area are safe and maintaining okay. Amid the unprecedented crisis of Covid 19, we are under extremely difficult and challenging times for all our citizens. As we head into the summer it...
From the COMMANDER

From the COMMANDER

It is with immense honor that I have served as your Commander for the past two years. We have had many achievements over the last several years - the “Forget-Me-Not” fund drives, the VillageFest and participation in the Veteran’s Day Parade - to name a few.We have...

DAV State Mid-Term Conference

DAV State Mid-Term Conference

Two New Service Officers Certified! In the last month several members attended the State Mid-Term Conference in Anaheim, CA and participated in an exciting event. Two of our members - Mr. Noel Arvizu and Mr. Luis Solero (Gunny), attended the DAV Chapter Service...

Helping Homeless Veterans

Helping Homeless Veterans

Silas Peterson Is There To Help! In the last year we have established a program to financially assist Veterans to get off the streets and into housing and to assist with emergencies. Our Adjutant, Mr. Silas Peterson, is the point man for the grant process and does an...

2020 DAV State Convention

2020 DAV State Convention

Local Chapter 66 Is Hosting The Event! May 21-24, 2020 This year our local Palm Springs DAV Chapter 66 will host the Annual California State Disabled American Veterans Convention from May 21 through May 24. The Convention will be located at the MiraMonte Indian Resort...

2019 Veterans Day Parade

2019 Veterans Day Parade

DAV Chapter 66 will be participating in the Veterans Day Parade, held in Palm Springs on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3:30pm in downtown Palm Springs. The parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road. The...

VillageFest

VillageFest

Join Us in Downtown Palm Springs With the heat breaking, DAV Chapter 66 will return to the Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. The VillageFest runs every Thursday from 6:00 pm through 10:00 pm. With our booth set-up at the VillageF- est, we strive...

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