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26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation

26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation

Nominate a local veteran for the 2015 Congressional Veteran Commendation!
Deadline to Nominate: Sept 14, 2015

Honorees will be recognized and interviewed for the Veterans History Project. (www.loc.gov/vets)

For more information, contact Robin Vaughan
(940) 497-5031
robin.vaughan@mail.house.gov

or visit: Burgess.House.Gov

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Court Diversion Program selected as Grantee of the Year!

Court Diversion Program selected as Grantee of the Year!

Tarrant County Veterans’ Court Diversion Program has been selected as the Texas Veterans Commission Grantee of the Year!

The award will be presented during the Texas Veterans Commission 68th Annual Statewide Training Conference in Galveston next month.

The Veterans Court Diversion Program is for Justice Involved Veterans currently facing prosecution for a criminal case. The program offers offenders a judicially supervised treatment option with a goal of successfully rehabilitation and re-entry into the community.

Find out more about the Veterans Court Diversion program…

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VETCO Welcomes New Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez

VETCO Welcomes New Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez

VETCO welcomes new Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez.  Their extensive work and continuous commitment to veterans especially those who have served during Iraq and Afghanistan made them emerge as great candidates.  We look forward to their energy and passion in fulfilling the mission of VETCO to improve the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families.

Lindsey Gribbin is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Peer Specialist with the Recovery Resource Council.   She works with the counseling programs, Enduring Women and Enduring Families Veteran Services; these are free and confidential services to …

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Women Veterans – Need your help finding why 3x higher suicide rate

Women Veterans – Need your help finding why 3x higher suicide rate

New research indicates women veterans have 3x higher suicide rate than civilian women. Those who use the VA for healthcare fare better. However, the rate of women using the VA is very low.  We’d like to investigate the reason for our Texas Women Veterans.  Please take this survey – it will only take about five minutes – and share it with other women veterans.  We’ll post the results and share the overall information with leaders in Texas and at the VA.  Listen to this discussion on veterans suicide …

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Secretary of VA Robert McDonald launches Veterans Economic Communities Initiative in Dallas

Secretary of VA Robert McDonald launches Veterans Economic Communities Initiative in Dallas

Bringing together public and private organizations at the local level, the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative paves the way for Veterans and their families to find meaningful employment and education opportunities.

The initiative, launching in 25 communities across the country, will create networks of institutions and organizations that together can better serve Veterans. The goal is to improve economic outcomes for Veterans and their family members.

“President Obama challenged VA last August to help Veterans and families at the local level, help them integrate with communities. He challenged …

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Job Search Tricks for Veterans

Job Search Tricks & Resources for Veterans

Job hunting is no fun and it can be particularly challenging for veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Whether you need assistance creating a resume or cover letter, practicing your interview skills or training for a new type of job, here are a few tips to give you a head-start when updating your resume and plenty of local Fort Worth resources to help out where needed.

Be Specific. Set an Objective

It is difficult to effectively market …

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How to Carry your Resume on Your Phone

How to Carry your Resume on Your Phone

Get your Resume Right from your Phone

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosts Alliance 4 the Brave on KVCE 1160AM every Tuesday night from 6pm-7pm CST.

Join us as Dave Cook of webinfused.com shares how to leverage technology through social media, including updating your LinkedIn profile, to instantly share your resume with an employer. Find out how to carry your resume in the palm of your hand!  In a split second you are able to WOW them with that first impression!  No more elevator pitches!  Or pulling out paper copies!  This provides the advantage necessary in the Reward …

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Recovery Resource Council A Leading Provider To Women Veterans & Families of Veterans

Recovery Resource Council A Leading Provider To Women Veterans & Families of Veterans

Counseling & Support for Women Veterans and their Families

Recovery Resource Council provides unique counseling programs, Enduring Women for women veterans, and Enduring Families for the veteran and their family. As of March of 2015, these programs have served 193 veterans and family members.  The clients with 12 sessions of counseling have had a 47% reduction in depression scores and 51% reduction in anxiety scores from their baseline data.  These counseling programs are evidence-based therapy through 2 full time counselors, an intake coordinator and peer navigator, …

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Volunteers Needed – American Trooper Richardson

Volunteers Needed – American Trooper Richardson

American Trooper Resale in Richardson,TX NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

This Saturday and most any other day! We are always looking for extra hands to help in our warehouse. Please contact Deanna 760-985-1149 for more details.

Also Crock Pots have been requested by Veterans who have received services from American Trooper.

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Honor Flight Austin for Purple Heart Recipients

Honor Flight Austin for Purple Heart Recipients

Honor Flight Austin will be having a special Purple Heart Honor Flight to Washington DC, June 5th and 6th 2015

Honoring all Purple Heart Recipients who were awarded the Purple Heart in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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