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Employment Services duo of Gray and Huling awarded by DAV and American Legion Veteran Employment Service Award winners

Earning top employment services awards from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the American Legion, Department of Texas are Katasha Gray and  Tanya Huling. Both work in the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services North District.

Gray was awarded as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist of the Year by the DAV and American Legion.  Huling received the Local Veteran Employer Representative of the Year from both organizations. Gray is a Veteran Career Advisor, helping veterans with their search for employment and with ...

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Employment Plan to overcome hiring barriers highlights celebration

When eight women veterans recently completed their Employment Plan to overcome hiring barriers, West Texas Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) District Coach Tremayne Hubbard celebrated them. The veterans were recognized at the annual Women Veterans Day celebration hosted by Hubbard.

An Employment Plan provides a written step-by-step guide and actions to help overcome identified Significant Barrier(s) to Employment (SBE). The plan helps get the veteran job ready to find employment. Additionally it provides moral support at a very critical time in their ...

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Exchange Services offer entrepreneurs a place for their products

The Army Airforce and Exchanges Services (AAFES) has a program that promotes the products and services of veteran owned businesses. The Exchanges Services Vendor Partner Program offers a marketplace for specialized and niche products from small, woman, and veteran-owned businesses. Short-term and long-term placements are offered. Under the Exchange Services Short-Term Program, veteran owned businesses can display and sell their products and services in the retail areas of the Post Exchange. To operate in a permanent location, small business vendors ...

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Financial relief available to ranchers & farmers with business affected by COVID-19

USDA commits up to $16B in direct support to ranchers & farmers with business affected by COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers, those entrepreneurs in the livestock or crop producing industry affected by COVID-19, may qualify for financial relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA committed to providing $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted and to assist producers with additional adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand and ...

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NPower expands tuition free tech career training to veterans statewide

NPower helps launch digital careers for military veterans from under-served communities and veteran spouses. Their digital and technology careers training is tuition free for qualifying veterans. Since 2013, NPower has served north Texas. Now via their new virtual program delivery, NPower expands its career training opportunities across Texas. Find out if you qualify for free technology and professional skills training, visit www.npower.org .

Upcoming opportunities include Tech Fundamentals in September 2020 and for NPower alumnus a Cybersecurity Career ...

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Blue Water Navy survivor awarded, over $250M in claims paid this fiscal year

Since the start of the fiscal year in September 2019 through April 30, 2020, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Department has assisted veterans in receiving over $250 million in retroactive payments plus annual increases.

Of the $250 million, $107 million was in retroactive pay disbursed to 7,088 veterans throughout the state. That’s an average of over $15,000 per veteran. Additionally, $145 million in annual increases was disbursed to 7,088 veterans throughout the state, an average of over $20,000 per veteran.

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Wise County Veteran Service Office welcomes questions on VA system

“We are a general one-stop-shop for anyone needing help understanding the VA system!,” said Laura (Spain) Clark, Wise County Veteran Service Officer (VSO).

For veterans in any county, Clark encourages them to “make an appointment at your local County or State Service Office and ask all of those hard questions! In VA, there are no dumb questions!”

She should know. Clark has been the Wise County VSO for over 14 years. Prior to that she served in the U.S. Navy for 20 ...

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Commissioners award over $30.7M in grants to more than 120 organizations, approve veteran employer awards

At their quarterly meeting May 14th, 2020; Texas Veterans Commissioners approved a total of $30,775,000 in Funds for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grants to be awarded to over 120 organizations across Texas. These funds are distributed as part of the 2020-2021 grant cycle and are expected to provide assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.

The FVA awards annual grants to non-profit organizations and local governments which provide a wide range of assistance directly to veterans and their families. Support ...

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“Lighthouse in the storm”- Food & essential items drive launched by Atascosa VCSO

“During difficult times the goal of our office is to be a lighthouse in the storm, a place where veterans can turn to and know that they can get a helping hand,” said Sarah Gamboa, Atascosa Veteran County Service Officer (VCSO) and US Marine Corps veteran.

Gamboa’s team has launched a food and essential items donation drive to help veterans experiencing economic hardships. The campaign is in addition to her usual duties of helping veterans with benefits claims, transportation to VA ...

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