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March 24, 2017

AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has announced it will award up to $10 million in grant funds to 20 community collaboratives located across the state to assist Texas veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues.

March 23, 2017

JD Collett“My head would be a scary place to live,” he said as we began our second conversation of the month, which for J.D. Collett and me, is a record!

March 15, 2017

Calling all military and veteran families!  Gratitude Initiative is accepting applications of 8th - 11th grade students for the G.I. College Success Academy!  Students in the College Success Academy get access to FREE College and Career Counseling, Live Online Tutoring, SAT/ACT Prep, College Application and Essay Review, and much more!  This service is completely free of charge to qualifying military and veteran families from the date of enrollment all the way through college graduation.

March 14, 2017

I had a great time yesterday at the KOOP radio station in Austin talking about Veteran entrepreneurism.  KOOP is public, non-profit radio and their public affairs show, Reflections on Community Outreach, hosts a Veteran program the second Monday of each month – Boots on the Air.  Michael Brown, who runs a marketing company and was a Vietnam-era Army broadcaster, puts the show together and makes it run. 

March 13, 2017

An article in the WaPo highlights an issue law enforcement professionals as well as some of our MVPN pros encounter – opioid overdoses and the ease of acquiring these drugs.  Police are increasingly drug into the world of treating drug overdoses and look for ways to reduce that.

March 10, 2017

I thought everything would go back to how it used to be. … But that wasn’t realistic for him or our family.

Make the Connection helped me realize that we are not alone. … Other families are dealing with similar challenges and working toward the right solutions together.

March 8, 2017

Kaiser Health News reports on Veteran peer's important roles in preventing suicide.  Jay Zimmerman, former Army medic and now VA peer counselor works with other Vets.  His upbringing and experience in Appalachia with guns and suicide make him a great contact to punch through stigma and able to talk to Vets about a sensitive subject - guns.

February 21, 2017

It's been a busy time here at TexVet supporting the 2d TexVet Symposium - Research on the Road.  Thanks again to the United Way of Greater Houston, Harris County Veteran Service, and Combined Arms for the support, facilities, and success in bringing quality information to many who will put it to good use.  Check out the wrap up here.

February 13, 2017

This month, exactly six years ago, a Soldier came home.

I was still in my first year at TexVet, an Initiative of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, the first 12 months.

February 9, 2017

It's almost 2-1-1 Day in Texas 


February 7, 2017

I originally became interested in learning more about posttraumatic stress when working at the Veterans Affairs post college, and since that time I’ve dedicated several years investigating these topics. My current work is my doctoral dissertation in clinical psychology at the University of Memphis, and is looking at veterans’ experiences with combat, trauma, and moral injury, which is defined as the psychological, spiritual, and social consequences of doing something that goes against ones’ beliefs or morals.

February 2, 2017

Cross posted from http://www.dcoe.mil/blog/17-01-24/Things_You_Need_to_Know_About_Depressi...

Posted by Myron J. Goodman and Sidney R. Hinds III, DCoE Public Affairs on January 24, 2017

January 23, 2017

CENTEXMOAA presented twenty-one members with Viet Nam Commutation Certificates at the January meeting to honor these members for their service in Viet Nam. Pat Christ, Area Veterans Advisory Committee (AVAC) called forth each member and presented them with a certificate and pin after remarking that because of the public sentiments at the time, military service members were not welcomed home as other war veterans had been in the past. This presentation is to “Welcome Home” the members who served in Viet Nam during 1965-1975. Members receiving the certificates are: John S.

January 17, 2017

This is from a commercial company but is a very handy guide:

The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be properly displayed on all days when weather permits, especially on designated flag flying days. Never miss an important flag flying holiday by following the dates below:

January 13, 2017

A few weeks ago, I drove to Fredricksburg to visit The National Museum of the Pacific War to both visit and film a Vlog for my website. Upon arrival, I was fully impressed at the content and the scale of each part of the museum. Consisting of four parts the tour takes the visitor to the George H.W. Bush Gallery, Memorial Courtyard, The Garden of Peace, and The Pacific Combat Zone.