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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

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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 >>
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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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Volunteers Needed – Cowtown Stand Down Event

Volunteers Needed – Cowtown Stand Down Event

7th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down

Stand Downs provide supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

If you would like to reserve a table or volunteer, please contact me by email  ShannaB.Ruppert@va.gov , no later than …

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Say “Thank You” by Hosting a Hero

Say “Thank You” by Hosting a Hero

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

This year for the first time we are including our fans to help say “Thank You” to our armed forces members by Hosting a Hero. When you attend the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, for an additional $15 you can purchase a ticket  that will sponsor a past or present armed forces member to attend the game free of charge. It’s that easy, you buy the ticket and they get to enjoy the day.

Our goal is to distribute over 10,000 complimentary …

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New Voice for “Voices of Veterans” Oral History Program

New Voice for “Voices of Veterans” Oral History Program

New Ambassador

Governor Greg Abbott, recently appointed U.S. Major James Crabtree as the new Texas ambassador to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  The major’s mission is to increase visibility of the museum while continuing to gather stories of Texas Veterans.

Visit TexasVeteransBlog.com for the full story…

About the Program

The Voices of Veterans program records the stories of Texas men and women who served our nation to preserve their memories for future generations. Oral history interviews provide future historians with undiscovered knowledge about historical events such as battles or …

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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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