This site is dedicated to the dissemination of information to all veterans with sensory disabilities. Our most active page is the Sgt. Shaft page. It contains links to Sgt. Shaft’s veterans’ advocate and advice columns that were published for many years in the Stars & Stripes, Washington Times, Military.com. New columns are posted by the Sarge occasionally on our site.

Every year around Flag Day, BAVF holds a Congressional Awards Ceremony and patriotic picnic. Last year we celebrated our 31st Annual Flag Day festivities. Here is a link to our Press Release about our 2016 events. Photos and videos of previous events can be found on our Flag Week page. Our 2016 video is on this page.

Something new from GE for the blind, an add-on to their washer and dryer.

We noticed this archived news report from CBS News. It is about the BAVF and John Fales. The report contains both a video and a transcript.

Statement from the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) regarding a donation by BAVF.

John Fales (a.k.a. Sgt. Shaft) was interviewed by Bob Madigan of WTOP radio. Click here to hear the interview.

Here’s a link to an article on BVA’s website by the BAVF’s Secretary, Dr. Dennis Wyant.

Logo for BeMyEyesWe noticed an app for iPhones that could be a huge help for the blind. It is called “Be My Eyes“. More information can be found at their website http://BeMyEyes.org. A press release about this non-profit organization and the smartphone app can be found at this link. The product and service is currently free.