IAVA: A legacy of winning

Select a year from the list below to learn about IAVA’s impact during that time.



As troop numbers increased in Afghanistan, IAVA kept up the fight to combat suicide.

Leading the Conversation

IAVA continued to drive the national conversation around veterans’ issues, especially measures that could prevent veteran suicide.


As troop deployments increased dramatically, IAVA membership surpassed 50,000!


Winning for Veterans

Recognizing that mental health screenings save lives, IAVA fought hard for this provision and it was incorporated in legislation in 2009.


IAVA Expands Our Reach

Events: Bringing Veterans Together

Storm the Hill

During IAVA’s annual Storm the Hill, IAVA members got the opportunity to sit with policy makers to share their stories and discuss the issues that matter most to post-9/11 veterans.

2009 Gallery

CAA Heroes Celebration

The CAA Heroes Celebration in 2009 began an annual tradition of West Coast Heroes Celebrations.

2009 Gallery

3rd Annual Heroes Gala

IAVA honored J.R. Martinez and Van Toffler at our 2009 Heroes Gala.

2009 VIDEO

Veterans Day Parade

IAVA marched in the NYC Veterans Day Parade with local members.

2009 Gallery

Video Highlight

IAVA: Stronger Together

In June 2009, IAVA created a new video featuring Henry Rollins. It highlighted all the amazing victories won by IAVA Supporters and Member Veterans.

IAVA History

Select a year from the list below to learn about IAVA’s impact during that time.

Support Veterans Today

Our country has an obligation to fulfill its promise to honor and support vets. Make a donation today to help IAVA fulfill its mission to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.