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DAV Department of Maine 49th Annual Convention
The DAV Department of Maine will host its 49th Annual Convention on 26 and 27 April 2024, at the Bangor Aviator Hotel, 308 Godfrey Boulevard, Bangor, Maine. All Department of Maine DAV members are welcome to attend. The meal reservations and hotel information form is attached. Please contact your Chapter Commander for Adjutant for more details.
How to apply for a Veteran ID Card
A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a digital form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses. You may be eligible if you meet both of these requirements. You served on active duty, in the Reserves, or in the National Guard (including the Coast Guard), and you received an honorable or general discharge (under honorable conditions). If you received an other than honorable, bad conduct, or dishonorable character of discharge, you’re not eligible for a Veteran ID Card. If you have an uncharacterized or unknown discharge status, The VA will have to verify your eligibility before they approve your application. You’ll need to provide a copy of your discharge papers when you apply for a VIC to prove your character of discharge. You can apply online: https://www.va.gov/records/get-veteran-id-cards/vic/
Maine Veterans’ Dental Network (MVDN) to continue Dental Services
Thanks to a generous $200,000 grant from Northeast Delta Dental, the Maine Veterans’ Dental Network (MVDN) will continue its dental services for Maine veterans who otherwise cannot afford them. To qualify for the MVDN, the veteran must meet the following criteria: * Be a Maine resident. * Not 100% service-connected to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. * Cannot afford to pay for dental care out of pocket. * Does not have dental insurance. * Must submit a DD-214 that shows an Honorable or General Under Honorable conditions discharge. The Network has 22 non-profit dental clinics, FQHCs, and Maine Dental Teaching Schools participating, including: Lincoln County Dental (Wiscasset); Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry (Augusta); Waterville Community Dental; the UNE Dental Clinic (Portland); the UMA Dental Clinic (Bangor); Katahdin Valley Health Center (Houlton, Patten, Ashland, Brownville, and Millinocket); Greater Portland Health; St. Croix Regional Family Health Center (Princeton); Eastport Health Care (Eastport); Fish River Rural Health (Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Eagle Lake); Community Dental (Biddeford, Portland, Farmington, and Lewiston), Mainely Teeth (Portland and mobile dental clinic), and Penobscot Community Health Center (Bangor). Veterans who are interested may apply online by visiting: www.maine.gov/governor/mills/veteransdental
Maine Resident Free Lifetime Veteran State Park and Museum Pass
If you are a Maine Veteran, you may be entitled to a Lifetime Day-Use State Park & Museum Pass! To qualify, you must be a resident of Maine and received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions. Just fill out the attached application and mail it to: Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117 Application processing time once received is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Please note that Maine veterans age 65 years or older will not be issued a park pass as they are automatically entitled to free admission as a Maine senior citizen. For more information, please visit: https://www.maine.gov/veterans/benefits/recreational-licenses/lifetime-park-pass.html
VA Maine Caregiver Support Program
The American Legion in Caribou is offering this in-person caregiver event on 3 November 2023 from 9 AM to 3 PM at their American Legion Post, Post 15, located at 67 Sweden Street in Caribou, Maine. They promise hours of education, self-care, fun and companionship with other VA Maine Caregivers! Please RSVP for this event: (207) 623-8411 x7987 or x2598
2024 Moose Hunt Lottery
DAV Department of Maine is sponsoring a veteran for the 2024 State of Maine Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Hunt Lottery. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has allocated moose hunting permits to disabled veterans to participate in the Controlled Moose Hunt in Aroostook County. Permits will be issued to Maine residents who possess a VALID DISABLED VETERAN HUNTING LICENSE. Drawing will be Saturday, 27 April 2024 at the DAV Annual Convention. DAV Department of Maine will draw a primary winner and secondary winner. You do not need to be present to win. DAV Contest Regulations:  Be a Maine DAV member in good standing.  Possess a valid Department of Maine IF&W Complimentary DISABLED VETERAN HUNTING LICENSE.  Never have won Maine Disabled Veteran’s Controlled Moose Hunt.  All entries MUST be accompanied by a copy of your Maine IF&W Complimentary DISABLED VETERAN HUNTING LICENSE.  Entries must be received by the DAV Office no later than 15 April 2024 if submitted by mail, or email, or hand delivered to DAV Department of Maine Adjutant at the 27 April 2024 Convention. Mail entries to: DAV Department of Maine PO Box 3415 Augusta, ME 04330-3415 Or email to deptmainedav@gmail.com A pdf version of the application is attached to this announcement.
Report your Volunteer Hours
The Department of Maine DAV thrives on the dedicated efforts of volunteers. Volunteer hours need to be recorded monthly on the attached form and turned in to Dave at deptmainedav@gmail.com​. Your volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated!

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Town Hall 416 West Main Street Fort Kent, ME5/19/2024 4:30 PM5/19/2024 5:30 PM
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American Legion Hall 396 Eastern Ave Augusta, ME5/21/2024 8:00 PM5/21/2024 9:00 PM
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Lewiston Armory 65 Central Avenue Lewiston, ME5/21/2024 8:30 PM5/21/2024 9:30 PM
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Elks Lodge 179 Park Row Brunswick, ME5/21/2024 9:00 PM5/21/2024 10:00 PM
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Windham Veterans Center35 Memorial Drive Windham, ME5/22/2024 10:00 PM5/22/2024 11:00 PM
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Public Library 43 2nd Street Presque Isle, ME5/26/2024 4:00 PM5/26/2024 5:00 PM
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VFW Hall 1 Hutchinson Street Sanford, ME5/28/2024 10:00 PM5/28/2024 11:00 PM
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VFW Hall 41 Canoe Club Road Hampden, ME6/12/2024 9:00 PM6/12/2024 10:00 PM
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Town Hall 416 West Main Street Fort Kent, ME6/16/2024 4:30 PM6/16/2024 5:30 PM
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American Legion Hall 396 Eastern Ave Augusta, ME6/18/2024 8:00 PM6/18/2024 9:00 PM


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Augusta ME 04330-3415

Phone: (207) 651-2604