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Obstacles overcome, new career begun with help from Veterans Career Advisor & Employer Liaison

Army veteran Dyan Schiller recently overcame obstacles to employment and started on a new career in February 2022 as a Claims Representative Associate, with United Health Group.

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“I could not have done it without you both, I greatly appreciate all your advice, your guidance, your patience, direction, communication, updates, reminders, and going the extra mile,” Schiller said to the Texas Veterans ...

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Updated C&P Exam results in $291,787 retro payment & disability rating increase to 100%

Getting an updated Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam proved a Brownsville Vietnam Era Marine veteran’s condition had gotten worse and resulted in a 100% Permanent and Total Disability award based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU). He was awarded a tax-free retro payment of over $291,787.

“His hazardous noise exposure during his service had gotten worse over time,” said Bryan Brown, Texas Veterans Commission Claims Supervisor for the Rio Grand Valley and also a Marine veteran. “A Board of Veterans Appeals Hearing for ...

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Chairwoman Koerner discusses connecting with rural veterans, honors employers of Guard & Reserve

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner discussed outreach and services for rural veterans as part of a panel discussion hosted by the San Antonio Food Bank on November 9, 2022. The following day, she provided the keynote address for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) annual “Salute to Bosses” business awards to employers providing outstanding support and accommodations to the citizen warriors of the Guard and Reserve.

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Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award honors 17 Texas universities & colleges

In September 2022,

17 institutions of higher learning from around Texas were honored with the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award by the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Education Program. This award established by the State of Texas recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services which significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military connected students.

TVC provides three levels of recognition intended to highlight the depth and breadth of services provided to veteran students ...

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Entrepreneurs end child care desert

As Air Force veteran Bobby Heath retired, he and his wife Kim left their last station in El Paso and moved to the rural community of Cross Plains. They had family there and liked the tight knit community. Their son liked the town so much he opted to go to high school there. After moving, “We wanted to open a business,” said Kim Heath. “We started asking people what does this community need?” The response was a day care.

“The community ...

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Marine veteran maps his way to Texas employment

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Marine Corps veteran Christopher Francis, pictured, moved to Texas in June 2022, having successfully completed his Vocational Readiness & Employment (VR&E) Program. His VR&E Counselor referred him to the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). Receiving the referral was Jim Grisham, Air Force veteran and TVC Employment Services North Texas District Coach and Rural Veteran Career Advisor (RCVA)  at ...

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Congressional Veteran Commendation presented to Rural Veteran Career Advisor Baillio

Texas Fourth District Congressman and Air Force veteran Pat Fallon presented his Congressional Veterans Commendation to Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Rural Veteran Career Advisor Katie Baillio.  The presentation was made November 10, 2022 at a ceremony held at the Plano Flags of Honor.

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“Katie has done an outstanding job assisting veterans in the Denison area. She ...

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