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Veteran Round-Up November 4

Veteran Round-Up November 4

Join us for our second annual Veterans Week Kickoff event, the Texas Veteran Round-Up! Previously held at the UTA Veterans Assistance Center, this year we’re downtown Arlington in the parking lot of the Charles Wade Building! Gigantic venue and tons of free public parking all around the event!

The 2017 Veteran Round-up will feature:

Presentations by the CEO of United Way Tarrant County TD Smyers, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, UTA President Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, and VetStarts CEO Vince Leone
UTA ROTC Color Guard
Arlington Lamar High School Show Choir …

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Join SBA at the Texas Veteran’s Business Summit: Friday November 3, 2017

Join SBA at the Texas Veteran’s Business Summit: Friday November 3, 2017

The SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office is participating and planning various Veteran events for National Veterans Small Business Week- 2017.

One of the events to see SBA and meet Veteran business owners & future Veteran business owners is during National Veterans Small Business Week by joining Momentum Texas for the Texas Veteran Business Summit in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 3, 2017.

SBA realizes the critical role that veteran-owned businesses play in strengthening the American economy and is committed to providing training …

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DEADLINE NEAR: Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and the Teacher of the Year Scholarship Awards

DEADLINE NEAR: Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and the Teacher of the Year Scholarship Awards

VFW Post 8235

 9520 Santa Paula Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76116
Website: www.vfwpost8235.org

Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and the Teacher of the Year Scholarhip Awards

 

The Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12th) and the Patriot’s Pen (grades 6-8th) information and requirements are on the link below (You have to scroll pretty far down for the Patriot’s pen info but it on the page).

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

 

Teacher of the Year can be submitted by: fellow teachers, supervisors (principals), or other interested individuals as long as they are not family members of the teacher or …

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Helping Veterans Claim Their Medical ID Benefit

Helping Veterans Claim Their Medical ID Benefit

The effects of military service to our Veterans’ physical and physiological wellbeing can be complex. Veterans are more likely to have two or more of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Veterans are also at great risk of mental health concerns such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury. National health organizations such as The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends wearing a medical ID for chronic conditions which should be communicated promptly in an …

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New Trauma and Sleep Guide available

New Trauma and Sleep Guide available

Recently, the team at Tuck created a resource guide about trauma and sleep that could help some of our veterans and their family members.  Sleep has a huge impact on our quality of life, and having good sleep hygiene can improve many aspects of our daily lives, including attitude, stamina, relationships, cognition, and more.

Take a look at their trauma and sleep guide here. The Tuck guides to sleep health have been featured on NPR and NBC News, as well as referenced by organizations like the ADAA and …

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Steel Hope begins development of retreat center

Steel Hope begins development of retreat center

Steel Hope hosted a ground breaking event on Saturday, September 9, for its Steel Freedom Ranch program.  The facility is designed to be a place for others to recover, rediscover, and rebuild.  Said Crystal Holm, “Brokenness can be healed. Will lives look exactly the way the did before?  No.  But, lives definitely can thrive instead of just survive.”

Aerial view of Steel Freedom Ranch in Mineral Wells

Upon completion, Steel Freedom Ranch will begin with day classes and then expand to add lodging and hosting 2-7 day …

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Operation Purple Camp Comes To Fort Worth

Operation Purple Camp Comes To Fort Worth

What’s Operation Purple® Camp, and why is it PURPLE?

That’s a great question, we’re glad you asked! At OPC, we offer military kids a FREE WEEK of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. And purple happens to be the perfect mix of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force Blue, Marine Corps Red, and Navy blue. In the military world, purple symbolizes all who serve, and at our Association, we know families serve, too!

Does your family have a service member returning from …

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Welcome Benchmark Mortgage!

Welcome Benchmark Mortgage!

Hi, my name is Selena Ward, Sr Loan Officer and VA Home Loan Specialist for Benchmark Mortgage. We are a for-profit company and member of VETCO. How is our business model different than non-profit companies? Well, not much when you get down to it. We are primarily focused on relationships and service. We work directly with the individual veteran and the VA to verify their eligibility when using their VA Benefits to purchase a home.

How is Benchmark Mortgage different than many larger mortgage companies?

That’s …

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