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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.

January 17, 2017

Texas Center for the Book Launches Statewide Reading Program Exploring the Veteran Experience

December 22, 2016

I had every intention to get this blog posted on the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but life's daily events seem to take my spare time and channel it elsewhere. As I begin to write with Christmas music in the background and festive decorations all around, I think of the setting of Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. Christmas was approaching, the tropical setting, beaches, and sun were main parts of the picturesque scene of Honolulu.

December 19, 2016

Austin, Texas • News Release


January 27, 2017

TexVet Symposium online registration

November 29, 2016

I’ll begin my last blog of 2016 with the month of June, a busy month for me.  I’d flown up to Nebraska already feeling bone-weary before I even left Austin. Travel includes hectic airports and, of course, the prop plane. I well remember my first time on the prop plane: I sat up front, close to the pilot (in case he needed me, you know) … and he stepped out and asked me to move more to the middle so I could help “balance out the plane”!! 

November 22, 2016

This deadline is right around the corner - get those applications together:

Date: Nov. 21, 2016

Contact: Carrie Williams, 512-424-6951

 AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reaching out to community organizations to announce the availability of up to $10 million in grants to help veterans and their families manage mental health issues. The deadline to apply is Dec. 6.

November 21, 2016

From the Governor's Office :