Cassette Recordings Revived with Vietnam on Tape

Hear medics in action cassette recordings revived with Vietnam on Tape
A decades-old cassette with recordings from a Vietnam war medic in action has been updated to a podcast by The Bullock Texas State History Museum. The podcast unravels a Vietnam veteran’s story of disappearing history, life-long friendship, and reconnection. To listen, click “Vietnam on Tape”.

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Travel with Trekking with TVC

Travel with Trekking with TVC to southeast Texas and meet Hilary Guest, an Army veteran and Jefferson County Veterans Service Officer. To serve the many veterans in his area, Guest and his team have offices in Beaumont and Port Arthur. They help veterans, their spouses and dependents file compensation claims, dependency claims, and more. Guest extends the invitation to “Come down and see what benefits you can get.” Watch the video, click VCSO.

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Congressman Hurd Recognizes El Paso Veteran Employment Assistance Food Drive

Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services helps beyond job-seeking skills and coordinating with employers. In February, Special Congressional Recognition from the Office of Congressman Will Hurd was presented to El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrot, pictured from left to right. The recognition was for their efforts in assisting the El Paso Veterans and Riders Association’s annual food drive.

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Audie Murphy VA Hospital Designated a Military Order of the Purple Heart Hospital

On February 24, 2020, the Audie L Murphy Memorial VA Hospital became the first VA Hospital in the nation to be honored and designated a Military Order of the Purple Heart Hospital. Additionally, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, to which the hospital belongs, became the third system in the nation to be honored with the Purple Heart designation. Read more at Purple Heart designation.
Pictured representing the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) at the Purple Heart Hospital and Healthcare System …

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Assistance Available to Veterans from Local Organizations

Assistance ranging from financial to housing & more available to veterans from local organizations
The Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans Assistance (FVA) awards annual grants to non-profit organizations and local governments who provide a wide range of assistance to veterans and their families ranging from financial to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental and mortgage assistance. To find services available in your area, click on FVA.
On March 20, 2020, The TVC Commissioners approved …

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Coronavirus Update

As Texans continue taking preventative measures against Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Department of State Health Services is working closely with the Center for Disease Control in monitoring COVID19. For the latest information, click DSHS.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices are closed to the public starting March 19, click VBA, but the Veteran Health Administration will continue to provide medical services. Click here for more information.
If you have concerns about how the virus may affect your G.I. Bill® benefits, click Education. The US Congress recently passed …

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Veterans Affairs & Border Security Hearing Attracts 200 Veterans

On February 24, 2020, the State of Texas Veterans Affairs & Border Security Committee held a public hearing on a variety of veteran issues in Harlingen, Texas. The public hearing was followed by an appreciation barbecue for veterans, hosted by state Senators Donna Campbell and Eddie Lucio.
Pictured from left are veteran George Solis with Senator Campbell and veteran Lupita Perz with Senator Lucio.
Read more at VABS.

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Help Texas fight the spread of coronavirus

Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Now is the time for all to act and slow the spread of this disease. Please follow all CDC and Department of State Health Services precautions including social distancing for your safety and the safety of others. The sooner we stop its spread, the sooner our daily lives return to normal. I echo the Governor’s comments, “Today’s executive orders are precautionary measures that are in line with guidelines from the CDC and they will strengthen …

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CLOSED: Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the DEPT OF VA, VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION (VBA) has directed that VBA Public Contact Offices no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services.
For VA/VBA assistance please contact the VA call center at 1-800-827-1000 or email Jocelyn.LaMasters@va.gov. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website …

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