Ramping up help for a veteran

John Singleton left his family farm to join the U.S. Army in 1964 and became a member of Airborne. In 1965, he was deployed to Vietnam.
Now, 55 years later, Singleton is at home in Guadelupe County with his family and raises chickens in his yard for fresh eggs. As he has limited mobility which affects how far and long he can walk, Singleton uses a wheelchair. His house needed modifications including ramps and handrails in the bathroom to increase …

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Post 9/11 GI Bill students, special COVID rules for online study extended

On Sept 30, 2020, H. R. 8337 was signed into law extending the timeline for the special COVID rules for students pursuing resident courses that were converted online because of COVID 19. Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to online delivery solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training through December 21, 2021.
Students and school certifying officials may visit the Dept of Veterans Affairs’ FAQ webpage https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/covid19faqs.asp to …

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Accredited claims help & partnering with service providers strengthens veteran community

“Check the VA Office of General Counsel accreditation search to see if the VSO is accredited at https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp . Make sure your claim is being handled by a VA accredited representative,” advises Army veteran Keeyawnia “K.C.” Hawkins, Director of Bell County Veteran Services and County Veteran Service Officer.
An accredited VSO herself, “VA Accreditation Number: 22353,” she assists veterans with obtaining the benefits they’ve earned from the VA and other state and local agencies.  Further, she seeks to help strengthen …

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Increase your Veteran-Owned Business visibility

The Veteran-Owned Businesses recognition program of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Entrepreneur Program launched October 26, 2020.
Veteran owned status is verified by the program. Once verified, the program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.
“Being recognized and verified as a Texas Veteran-Owned Business by TVC and displaying the Veteran-Owned Business logo will increase my business visibility within the State of Texas,” said veteran entrepreneur Risheem Muhammad, EDS Technologies LLC.
Get …

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Veterans Day honors all that served

“As we honor their service, let’s also recognize veterans’ ongoing contributions. After taking off service uniforms, they bring their experiences and expertise to strengthen our society. Veterans become valued members of our communities as active volunteers, leaders, entrepreneurs, mentors and our friends,” stated TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner in a special message that was shared with media across the state. In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) invited veterans to share their photos on its Facebook …

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Veterans Day honors all that served – Veterans Day message

                          
 
 
November 11, 2020
On November 11th of each year, Americans have honored those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Services since the armistice which ended World War I was declared on November 11, 1918. Veterans are women and men from our communities who committed themselves carte blanche to the USA in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard and put their life …

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Hiring Red, White & You statewide job fair on November 5, prepare with workshops

The statewide Hiring Red, White & You job fair is scheduled for November 5, 2020 with multiple events being held through virtual platforms. By holding multiple, virtual job fairs across the state, Texas employers can more easily connect to highly qualified veteran job seekers.
Be prepared for this hiring event and the virtual environment by attending pre-event workshops
“The Texas Workforce Commission and The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) prepare veterans for the job fair by assisting them with applications, resumes, and …

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Home improvement in Amarillo, resources in Waco show FVA at work

Since 2009, the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance has distributed over $168 million in grants to organizations that profoundly impact the lives of Texas veterans and their families. When day-to-day needs overwhelm veteran families in the Lone Star State, FVA’s grantee organizations are there to bridge the gap. Assistance for veterans include financial, food, transportation, legal services, family support services, medical equipment, home modification, rental and mortgage assistance and more.
Need this kind of assistance or know someone that does? Find …

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A relationship that is WoVeN

WoVeN (Women Veterans Network) is a nationwide organization, a network of women veterans that fosters connections and builds relationships in communities. The group has a close, mutually beneficial relationship with the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Women Veterans Program (WVP). Together, WoVeN and WVP have produced seminars and workshops covering a range women veteran topics.
The events, such as townhalls and connecting with peers, have gleaned information on unmet needs and the priorities of issues.
“Some of those topics we can …

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In this patriotic county, everyone supports veterans

Mills County Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Craig Wright is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam during 1964-1966. “I served on a destroyer, the USS O’Bannon DD450 during that time,” said Wright.
“This is a small but very patriotic county, and everyone supports our veterans. I work on anything associated with claims for veterans, as well as assistance with finding living quarters for needy veterans as the situation may arise.”
Wright said one of his biggest accomplishments was …

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