Since the Nevada Military Support Alliance was founded in 2010 we have disbursed more than $1 million dollars in financial support and assistance to the families of fallen Nevada Heroes, Veterans, and numerous Nevada soldiers and their families.
Because of your support the Nevada Military Support Alliance has been able to accomplish the following and this is just the beginning:
Scholarships at the University of Nevada, Reno
In May 2012, the Nevada Military Support Alliance Outstanding Leadership Award was presented to 12 cadets from the University of Nevada, Military Science Department. Established in memory of the late Jerry Bussell, Colonel, United States Army for his distinct service and devotion to the Nation and the State of Nevada. The NMSA has committed to awarding this scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year for four consecutive years. These well deserving individuals have shown outstanding leadership, potential as an officer, academic excellence and community support.
A New Home for Sgt. Dylan Gray
On his third deployment, Marine Sgt. Kenneth “Dylan” Gray was left a double amputee after driving over an anti-tank mine in Al Qaim, Iraq on February 16, 2007. The NMSA partnered with Homes For Our Troops to build Sgt. Gray a new specially-adapted home, which goes beyond ADA compliance, features open floor plans, automatic door openers, hard-surfaced floors, roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops, sinks, and more; it will allow him to live with more freedom and independence and help his wife Kelly with their three young children.
Sgt. Gray received the keys to his new home in Wellington, NV on October 22, 2011.
A New Home for SGT Timothy Hall
After months of hard work, on March 30, 2013, Army SGT Timothy Hall accepted the keys to the home built specifically for him in his hometown, Hawthorne, NV.
While defending our country, Hall was critically injured during an indirect mortar attack at his Forward Operating Base in the Logar Province of Afghanistan. Timothy’s Passion for life kept him alive through numerous surgeries. Ultimately, the more than 60 surgeries led to the amputation of both legs and his right hip.
The Nevada Military Support Alliance, looking for a way to give back to this hero, teamed with Homes For Our Troops to provide him with a specially adapted home that will provide him with a safe environment that is based specifically around his adaptive needs.
This project, totaling $250,000 was fully funded by the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
Veterans visit Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Nevada
Honor Flight Nevada is a non-profit organization created to honor American’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. These heroes are transported to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials dedicated in honor of their service while sharing this memory among other veterans. Top priority is given to the Senior Veterans – World War II Survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. This first Nevada Flight, organized and coordinated by Honor Flight Nevada Founder John Yupsa, took off in October 2012 with 35 WWII and other veterans out of Reno. Since its initial flight, the Nevada Military Support Alliance has been a significant contributor to Honor Flight Nevada.