HillVets accepting nominations for its annual ‘HillVets 100’ honoring Veterans


Each year HillVets recognizes 100 members of the Veteran community as the HillVets 100. Last year’s honorees included VA employees, journalists, advocates and activists, military spouses and more Veterans and supporters.

After the 100 honorees are selected, they will be celebrated at the HillVets Gala on March 29, 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags in Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to recognize the men and women that continue answering their call to service,” said Justin Brown, founder of HillVets. “The HillVets 100 builds bridges for the national Veterans’ community across the arts, business, politics and philanthropy by raising awareness of 100 individual’s contributions to the community.

You can nominate a Veteran to be considered for HillVets 100 using this form.

To learn about HillVets’ inception and its mission, listen to our interview with Navy Veteran Justin Brown:

We spoke with a few of the HillVets 100 from last year and got their thoughts on being honored:


Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.