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I am a Veteran

I am a Veteran

The Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County (VetCo) is open to all veterans who have served in the military. When you get deployed, it changes you. Making the change from active duty to veteran status can be challenging. Family and friends may have a difficult time understanding that the same person they knew, is not that same person any more. It can make it challenging for them to be supportive because they are trying to get to know this new person as well.

Our goal is to …

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Supporting and Developing a Veteran Owned Business in Fort Worth

Supporting and Developing a Veteran Owned Business in Fort Worth

Support Veterans Owned Businesses

Did you know that Veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than nonveterans, according to the Small Businesses Administration (Entrepreneur.com)?

In fact, nationwide, veterans own over 2 million businesses, generating a trillion dollars in revenue and employing millions of people. This comes as no surprise to us, since veterans are some of the hardest working, confident, self motivated, determined, and teamwork oriented folks we know!

The Department of Veterans Affairs now allows federal education benefits as the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to …

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Employment Corner (November Update)

Employment Corner (November Update)

Update for November 2016:

Tarrant County College continues to search for a Veterans Counselor on the Northwest Campus: https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/14684  Additionally, there over 200 jobs at the college: https://jobs.tccd.edu/

VA is hiring Licensed Social Workers and Counselors through the Mental Health Hiring Initiative: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/job-search/index.asp There are over 4,000 other job openings: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

VetCo Employment Corner

Tips & Local DFW Resources for Veteran seeking jobs

Attend an Upcoming Veterans Job Fair

Train for a New Career

Get Job Leads & Referrals

Employifieds – Employment & Resume Service

Tarrant County Job Map

Click Map for Interactive View

Dave Cook – Employment Seminar

 

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VetCo Supporters

VetCo Supporters

To all of our members and supporters who’s contributions make it possible to pursue the VetCo Mission, we’d just like to say…

Thank you!

 

Contributing Organizations

 

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Contributing Individuals

Clarence MooreJack BaxterCynthia CuellarKimberly TraylorRandy McGuffeeTim LindseyDavid WilliamsonJack Dalrymple

 

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans

PTSD Study

The Hart Lab at the Center for BrainHealth is developing unique treatments specifically designed to meet the needs of OEF / OIF veterans. Research indicates that combining Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with a non-invasive, targeted brain stimulation device, High Definition-Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS), may enhance recovery from PTSD symptoms: we’re investigating the overall benefits of this paired treatment.

Benefits of Participating

12 weekly sessions of completely confidential, no-cost sessions
Clinically proven therapy, psychotherapy and brain stimulation therapy
Non-drug, non-invasive treatments with no sexual side effects
Opportunity to assist …

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Gratitude Initiative (GI) provides free college & career counseling

Gratitude Initiative (GI) provides free college & career counseling

College Counseling & SAT Prep

Don’t Miss this INCREDIBLE educational opportunity for the children of military families in grades 8-11.

Gratitude Initiative (GI) provides free college & career counseling, PSAT, ACT & SAT prep, and tutoring to military and veteran kids anywhere in the world.  The programs are delivered online, but backed up by a team of counselors that families can talk, email, or chat with whenever they want.

Upon graduation from high school, GI kids will also be eligible for scholarship assistance.  Additional information is on the attached …

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Christmas Toys for Veteran Families

Christmas Toys for Veteran Families

Holiday Resources for Veterans & Families

Need a little help making the holidays special this year? Here are some amazing organizations in the Fort Worth and Haltom City that are helping veteran families have a great holiday, along with some inexpensive holiday activities around the Tarrant County area.

Christmas Toys for
Veteran Families
 
Cowboy Santa

Qualifications: 

Have children between birth and 12 years of age
Live in Tarrant County on a limited income.
Register for Cowboy Santa Here >>

DFW Metroplex Toys For Tots

Connect with organizations in Fort Worth who are giving out
Toys for …

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Veterans Free Lynda.com Membership

Veterans Free Lynda.com Membership

LinkedIn offers veterans
free one-year Lynda.com
membership!

LinkedIn is offering U.S. service members and Veterans one year of free access to Lynda.com’s comprehensive collection of on demand courses teaching business, creative and technical skills.

A great way to round out your skill set is to take a few classes. Try out a free Lynda.com membership for a whole year!

Special Edition Lynda.com Offer >>

Fort Worth Job Search Resources >>
How to Update your LinkedIn Profile >>

 

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Thanksgiving Day Meals for Veterans

Thanksgiving Day Meals for Veterans

Fort Worth Food Banks

Little things make you thankful. So many blessings we take for granted. Having food on the table Thanksgiving day or any day is not a guarantee for some.

The holidays are the perfect time to reach out and say thank you to those who have served our country. Whether you are looking for help or wanting to share the bounty of your own table, here are some organizations in Arlington, Fort Worth, and around DFW serving veterans and their families, who can help you …

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6 Steps to Updating Your Digital Resume

6 Steps to Updating Your Digital Resume

Want Your LinkedIn Profile to Bring You Job Leads?

Make it easy for hiring managers to find you by learning how to update your LinkedIn profile!

These days having a strong online resume, is as important as having a written one. One of the most effective ways to establish your online presence as a tool for networking and job seeking is through LinkedIn. Updating your LinkedIn profile with the key qualifications that hiring managers are looking for will make it easier for them to find and connect …

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