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June 22, 2017
Telemental health for Bell, Bell, Coryell, Hill, McLennan, Travis, Williamson
June 22, 2017
Grand Re-Opening of Help Heal Veterans, Community Based Arts&Crafts Center in Temple, Texas!
June 20, 2017
VETERAN JOBS & RESOURCE FAIR FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017 | 9AM - 1PM SCI San Antonio North
June 20, 2017
Hiring event for Veterans, veteran and military families, and active duty.
June 20, 2017
06/20/2017 03:30 PM EDT   VA Announces Plan to Dispose Of Or Reuse All Its Vacant Buildings in 24 Months Move Projected to Save Taxpayers Millions Annually WASHINGTON — Following through on a key promise from less than a month ago, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin today announced a plan to dispose of all vacant VA buildings in 24 months (either by demolishing or setting for reuse). Dr. Shulkin had raised the vacant building issue as a priority in his “State of the VA” address delivered at the White House on May 31. Nationwide, VA currently has 430 vacant or mostly vacant buildings that are on average more than 60 years old, and cost taxpayers more than $7 million per year to maintain.  Today Dr. Shulkin announced that, of those 430 buildings, VA has begun disposal or reuse processes on 71.  Of the remaining...
June 20, 2017
Family based program: building/growing family garden; fresh fruit/veggie tasting; interactive physical activity; FREE! Thursday nights, June 8 through July 29.  GET ON BOARD!!!
June 20, 2017
The Central Texas Veterans Service Coalition will meet on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 from 2 PM to 4 PM at The Goodwill Building (Room 3338) at 1015 Norwood Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
June 19, 2017
By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications The Pat Tillman Foundation announced that Texas A&M University student-veterans Jarrod Romine and Anthony Dolomisiewicz have been selected as 2017 Tillman scholars. In recognition of their service, leadership and potential, the newly selected class of nearly 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen for this year’s class will receive over $1.1 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education and continue their service in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. “As the next generation of private and public sector leaders, the Tillman Scholars are tackling challenges across national security, healthcare, technology, civil rights and education,” said Marie Tillman, Board Chair and Co-Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation. “They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to making a direct impact...
June 19, 2017
Opioid use, addiction, and the challenges of overcoming addiction are hot topics for our Veterans and those that work with them today.  Many alternative therapies are springing up as Veterans look for ways to avoid or overcome addicting pills for real conditions they incurred in the service.  Months of carrying heavy loads, parachuting from aircraft, even continually jumping from armored vehicles onto concrete leave many Vets with a lifetime of chronic pain.  The VHA and others have used recommended solutions to this pain – prescribing painkillers.  This morning NPR highlighted a mistake in interpreting a short letter to a medical journal many years ago that helped give rise to what we now hear is an epidemic of addiction.  "This has recently been a matter of a lot of angst for me," Dr. Hershel Jick, co-author of that letter, told Morning Edition host David Greene recently. "We...
June 20, 2017
“It’s not about the tough times, but when you take the next step, what are you going to do?” asked Tony Johnson, CSO (Community Supervisions Officer—or Probation Officer) on the Bell County Veterans Treatment Court Team. The Bell County Veterans Treatment Court works collaboratively with the VA and other Veteran and community organizations to provide a program that utilizes evidenced-based best-practices that will help Veterans get back on track to being productive members of our community. The Goal of the Veterans Treatment Court is to promote public safety and assist Veterans or current members of the U.S. armed forces through a collaborative, coordinated system of court supervised treatment that ensures accountability, while empowering Veterans to become integral and productive...

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