The purposes of the Association are to provide an opportunity for joint consideration and action regarding proposals pertaining to the operation of Veterans Service Commissions, and to assist the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) in providing education and training to commissioners as set forth by Chapter 5902-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ronald Kawczynski hands a U.S. flag to Religous Program Specialist 3rd Class David Swan during a burial-at-sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Feb. 16, 2009, in the Pacific Ocean.  The ship is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)