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May 23, 2017

Mental health is a sensitive subject that can be difficult to talk about. So during Mental Health Awareness Month this May and year-round, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages you to use your voice. Show your support for our Nation’s Veterans by helping to foster a positive national conversation about Veteran mental health

May 22, 2017

You may be eligible for a non-medication insomnia treatment study for improving sleep and managing GWI symptoms. 

Do you have Gulf War Illness (GWI) symptoms? 

Do you have trouble falling/staying sleeping? 

Telephone interviews/intervention & mail in assessments mean you can participate from home. 

Receive treatment for insomnia and up to $435 compensation. 

May 22, 2017

22 May 2017 - Killeen, TX

Samuel Little from Temple High School received the CenTex MOAA $1,500 ROTC Scholarship.  Sam will be attending Texas A&M University next year enrolling in Navy ROTC.

Nataniel Urbina from Harker Heights High School received the CenTex MOAA $1,000 Scholarship.  Nataniel will be attending the University of Texas at San Antonio next year enrolling in Army ROTC.

May 8, 2017

A message from the leadership at KLRU on the screening of the Vietnam War.  The TexVet team very much appreciated the invite and are excited to see the entire film.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week at the LBJ Presidential Library for a screening and discussion of the upcoming PBS film THE VIETNAM WAR with special guest Ken Burns.

May 4, 2017

Mental health is a sensitive subject that can be difficult to talk about. So during Mental Health Awareness Month this May and year-round, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages you to use your voice. Show your support for our Nation’s Veterans by helping to foster a positive national conversation about Veteran mental health.

April 17, 2017

Dear Texas Veteran Community,

Please help contribute to our ongoing research to support veterans and veteran spouses by passing on this survey to clients, family or friends who are veteran spouses. As a reminder, this survey will only take 10 minutes or less, and will have lasting effects on the supports we offer veteran families. We will be wrapping up collection of these results onApril 30th, so please share with your networks before that date.

April 17, 2017

The April 21, 2017 CENTEX MOAA meeting will be held at Shilo Inn 3701 South WS Young Drive, Killeen, TX 76542-2805 at 1130 hours. Guest Speaker will be LTG Paul Funk, II. Incoming Commanding General III Corps and Ft Hood, Texas. General Funk will take command on the April 12th, the same day he is being promoted from Major General to Lieutenant General.

April 12, 2017

The governor's office released this today - Jonathan spent the time at Fort Hood yesterday to learn about it:  

April 10, 2017

Good morning TexVet!  Always a great day to work with a great team at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center.  Best wishes Ms. Betty – come home soon.

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.

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