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Access to Compensation & Pension Exam helps family of justice involved veteran

When justice involved veteran Stanton Yates was able to take a Compensation & Pension (C&P) Exam, it increased his disability rating to 100%. That in turn provided his seven-year-old son access to healthcare from the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the VA (CHAMPVA), improved his son’s chances of going to college and opened the possibility of an apportionment to his mother. That Yates, an incarcerated veteran, could take the C&P exam which made this possible wasn’t a simple process.

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Restauranteur’s dream takes wing

Career chef Kemar Ballentine-Harris’ business dream became reality with the opening of his own restaurant, Wings of Waco, in January 2020. To help get his business started, Ballentine-Harris used the services of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP).

His culinary talent is indisputable, having prepared meals for former U.S. Presidents George Bush, Sr.; George Bush, Jr. and Barack Obama. His career further includes being a chef at the Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C. and on commercial cruise lines. ...

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Commissioner Barber salutes Combined Arms’ third anniversary

Texas Veterans Commission Secretary and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Barber joined the celebration of Combined Arms’ third anniversary on January 24, 2020. Pictured at the Combined Arms anniversary event are from left Barber, CEO of Combined Arms John Boerstler and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who proclaimed it Combined Arms Day.

With its facility based in Houston, Combined Arms houses 72 agencies offering over 400 resources, including the Texas Veteran Commission (TVC). This umbrella of organizations provides assistance to the homeless, those ...

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