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Nevada veteran recognized for service

<p>Caleb Harris and wife Stephanie</p>

Caleb Harris and wife Stephanie

Caleb Harris was recognized as Nevada’s July Veteran of the Month during a presentation at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Thursday, July 26.

Harris is recognized for continued service to the veteran community through his personal service and for his work during the 2013 Nevada State Legislative session where he served as an advocate many veteran issues.

“Caleb was very instrumental during this year’s legislative through testimony and lobbying for various bills dealing with veterans issues,” said Executive Director Caleb Cage. “His effectiveness was seen through the information and his presentations which enabled legislatures to understand the need to pass many of the bills which will benefit veterans for years to come.”

A veteran of the US Marine Corps from 1994-1998, Harris now serves with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #1 in Reno as its legislative officer. He is a co-chairman for the DAV annual poker run and active throughout the year for other events all of which benefit private various veteran assistance programs. He is a Patriot Guard Rider and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Sen. Dean Heller sent his representative Glenna Smith to also recognize Harris’ service. “I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with Caleb over the last couple of years and he was a tireless advocate in the legislature,” said Smith. “He was there early in the morning and late at night many days and obviously the fruits of his labor are appreciated by Senator Heller and all veterans throughout the state.”

“Caleb’s influence in the veteran community has been felt for many years and there is no doubt his leadership will be impactful for many more to come,” said Cage. “On behalf of Governor Brian Sandoval, it’s always an honor to recognize veterans who continue to selflessly serve in varying capacities which not only help veterans directly, but benefit our state as well.”

The Veteran of the Month program is managed by the Nevada Office of Veterans Services under the direction of Executive Director Caleb Cage. “Board members of the Veterans Services Commission review nominations and choose a recipient during quarterly meetings for the following three month period,” stated Cage. “Our office is very proud to staff this project on behalf of Governor Sandoval.” The public is invited to submit nominees for consideration by the Veterans Services Commission. Guidelines and a nomination application can be downloaded from the NOVS website at www.veterans.nv.gov and sent to the NOVS office in Reno. Candidates for the next quarter will be reviewed for their volunteer service and recipients will be chosen at the next Veterans Services Commission meeting in Sept. 19.