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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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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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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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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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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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