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Author fills gap in books for military children

A lack of contemporary books for military children led Sarah Doran, an Army veteran and daughter of an Army chaplain, to become an author. It would also lead to self-publication and forming her own business.

During her military service, she met her husband. After the military, Doran studied Elementary Education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

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Overcoming injuries to become employed

When Army veteran James Thomas’s injuries prevented him from being able to perform his job, TVC Veteran Career Advisor and Army veteran Eliseo Torres assisted him in finding another.

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Thomas knew he could depend on Torres’s “guidance and encouragement” due to the previous success Thomas had with Torres’s assistance on his job hunt.

Pictured is Torres, at ...

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Making a positive impact, $267,909 claims award won for widow

A $267,909 claims retro payment awarded to a surviving spouse in January is the latest big success for TVC Team Impact Award winner Samuel Perez, Jr.

Great work and congratulations Samuel.

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Perez, pictured, is an Air Force veteran and Hidalgo County Director of Veterans Services. His outstanding service to veterans, team development and improving the performance of his ...

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TVC connects with National Guard

TVC connected with Texas National Guard members at events hosted by Texas Military Department’s Soldier and Family Readiness Program in late February 2024.

Among the TVC programs there was Veteran Employment Services, represented by Homero Prado, Jr. He worked to connect job seeking Guard members and veterans with employment resources in their hometowns.

“Prado informed all the personnel with questions regarding employment to visit their nearest American Job Center or Workforce Solutions Center located near their hometown. Additionally, he encouraged them to ...

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Expertise with VA expedites claims

He established himself as the expert of all things VA in his community of Kerrville and built a working relationship with VA Raters to expedite claims, serving over 1,200 veterans, surviving spouses, and eligible family members. All this plus error free claims filing earned TVC Claims Benefits Advisor and Marine Corps veteran Ryan Halley a TVC Excellence Award.

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Employment Services prepares justice involved veterans for return to community

Katasha Gray and Mike Calhoun of the Texas Veteran Commission’s (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) North Texas District team prepare justice involved veterans to return to their communities with job search skills and job readiness training, plus employment leads.

“Their workshops are very beneficial and have had an impact on justice involved veterans in Tarrant County. So much so, these veterans increase their chances of finding employment and significantly reduce the chances of recidivism, once released,” said Ron Abrams, VES North ...

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