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E-Vets Newsletter December 2014

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Post by Neno Tue 02 Dec 2014, 5:00 pm

December 2, 2014
 
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Upcoming Events

Health Care Strike Force Team Event
Saturday, December  6
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
 
For more information, visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/SFT-Events.aspx
 
Pass in Review Educational Workshop
Tuesday, December 9
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
American Legion Travis Post 76
404 Atlanta St
Austin, TX 78703
 
To register, visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Pass-in-Review.aspx
 
Pass in Review Educational Workshop
Tuesday, December 16
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
American Legion Travis Post 76
404 Atlanta St
Austin, TX 78703
 
To register, visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Pass-in-Review.aspx
 
Health Care Strike Force Team Event
Saturday, January 24
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location TBD
Corpus Christi, TX
 
For more information, visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/SFT-Events.aspx
 
For information on upcoming Veterans Events in your area, please visit the
event Calendar.
 

TVC is hiring!

Check out the job openings on our website at this link: http://tvc.texas.gov/TVC-Career-Opportunities.aspx
 
The Texas Veterans Commission is committed to hiring Veterans and is proud to employ the highest percentage of Veterans among all state agencies.

Veteran Partners & Online Resources

Veterans Portal
 
Veterans Land Board
 
Texas Military Forces
 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
 
Texas Workforce Commission
 
TexVet: Get Connected
 
211 Texas
 
Texas Lottery Commission
 
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
 
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Please send comments or suggestions to info@tvc.texas.gov
This Issue:
 
Give back to Veterans TUEday
 
$6.5 million in grants available
 
Health Care Strike Force Team event Dec. 6 
 
Pass in Review workshop Dec. 9
 
Women Veterans education webinar Dec. 19
 
TAPS for Vouchers Program
 
News from State and Federal Partners
 
News from around the Web
 
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Latest Texas Veterans Commission News
 
Give back to Veterans TUEday
 
The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance will be participating in Giving Tuesday, December 2. The global campaign is dedicated to giving back through donations to charities, families, businesses, community centers and more.
 
Donating to the Fund for Veterans' Assistance guarantees that your small donation will help fund organizations serving Veterans. Since 2009, almost $40 million has been provided to organizations throughout Texas supporting the 1.7 million Veterans who call Texas home. These organizations have served more than 180,000 Texas Veterans and dependents.
 
For more information or to donate to #givingtuesday, please visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Support-Texas-Veterans.aspx

 
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$6.5 million available to programs serving Veterans
 
Organizations that support Veterans can now apply for more than $6 million in grants through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.
 
The grants consist of $1.5 million in Veterans Mental Health grants and $5 million in General Assistance grants. Since 2009, the Texas Veterans Commission has awarded nearly $40 million in 207 grants to 118 organizations.
 
To read more, visit http://tvc.texas.gov/documents/PR-6.5_million_in_grants.pdf
 
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Health Care Strike Force Team event December 6 in Arlington
 
On Saturday, December 6, the Texas Veterans Commission will be conducting one-on-one consultations in Arlington with Veterans experiencing difficulty in accessing all VA health care related services.
 
For more information, visit http://www.tvc.texas.gov/SFT-Events.aspx
 
 
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State application workshop December 9 in Austin
 
On Tuesday, December 9, the Texas Veterans Commission will be holding "Pass in Review," an educational workshop. to assist Veterans interested in developing a quality State Application.
 
With assistance from other state agencies, hiring managers and human resource offices, individuals can develop a foundation of general practices to enhance competitiveness in Texas government.
 
For more information or to register, visit: 
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ea6gzuom4fe36d12&llr=wdpf7yiab
 
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Women Veterans Initiative Virtual Coffee webinar December 19 to discuss education benefits
 
 
The Women Veterans Initiative will be holding an Virtual Coffee webinar December 19. This month's Virtual Coffee will feature an education specialist to answer questions about the Hazlewood Act for Veterans and dependents. The Hazlewood Act offers up to 150 hours in free tuition to eligible Texas Veterans and their dependents.
 
For additional information or to register, visit: 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/virtual-coffee.aspx
 
 
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TAPS for Vouchers program
 
The Texas Veterans Commission has a program to encourage students in grades six through 12 or at post-secondary educational institutions to sound "Taps" on a bugle, trumpet or cornet as part of the military honors funerals held in Texas for deceased Veterans.
 
A student, in exchange for sounding "Taps" at a military funeral, will be issued a voucher in the amount of $25 to be exchanged for an exemption in that amount from the payment of tuition and required fees at a state of Texas public institution of higher education.

For more information, visit: http://www.tvc.texas.gov/TAPS-for-Tuition-Program.aspx
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News from State and Federal Partners
 
VA moving forward with mobile app to schedule appointments
 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointments via cell phone app are about to move closer to reality. The VA will ask companies to make proposals for a new mobile application for scheduling care at its nationwide network of hospitals and clinics, officials said during testimony Tuesday in the House.
 
To read more, visit: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-moving-forward-with-mobile-app-to-schedule-appointments-1.314867
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VA sends out second round of Veteran Choice Cards
 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  this week began mailing its second round of Choice Cards to former troops who have struggled to access care at the agency’s medical centers, issuing the temporary benefit to those who have waited more than 30 days for an appointment.
 
For more info, visit: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/11/18/va-sends-out-second-round-of-veteran-choice-cards/
 
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News From Around the Web
 
Veterans Day 2014
See pics at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.796641980377464.1073741849.135403453167990&type=3
 
East Texas World War II Veteran who received medals 69 years later dies of heart attack
Read more at: 
http://www.ktre.com/story/27441055/east-texas-wwii-veteran-who-received-medals-69-years-later-dies-of-heart-attack
 
Upcoming Veterans events
Read more at: 
http://www.texvet.com/events/
 
Jay Leno gives car to wounded Veteran
Read more at: 
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/jay-leno-wounded-veteran-new-car/

 
Veterans' suicides prove VA must improve services, mothers testify
Read more at: 
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2014/11/19/veterans-suicides-mental-health-va/19285801/
 
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Post by Neno Tue 02 Dec 2014, 6:33 pm

Jay Leno gives car to wounded veteran
By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 12:20 PM EST, Thu November 20, 2014
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Now that he's out from behind the "Tonight Show" desk, Jay Leno is spending his time giving back to soldiers.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jay Leno gave a military veteran a new car
  • He did it to say thank you for his service
  • The comedian has been touring with "Today's" USO comedy tour


(CNN) -- Jay Leno and Cpl. Ethan Laberge don't have much in common.

One is best known as a comedian and the former host of "The Tonight Show," while the other is recovering from serious injuries he sustained while serving in Afghanistan.

But there is one thing these two share, and that's a love of cars. So to say thank you to Cpl. Laberge for his service, Leno decided to gift the soldier with something that he knew he would enjoy: a brand new Dodge Hellcat.

Leno and Laberge met through Leno's USO comedy tour with the "Today" show's Al Roker.

"When I travel to entertain the troops, the best part ... is the few minutes I get to spend with each soldier," Leno said on "Today" Wednesday. "Behind every handshake, every hello, is a great kid. And I wanted to introduce the world to one of them. We sort of took all these wounded warriors and did a lottery and picked a soldier at random and drew something for him, and hopefully, it expresses what we want to do for all soldiers."

Laberge was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber detonated himself on the street where Laberge was standing. The soldier has had 10 surgeries to try to repair what was damaged, but he still suffers from constant pain, in addition to memory loss caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Leno hoped to take his mind off some of that with the simple gift of a joyride in a 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat through the open roads of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

"Sometimes I think when you're a soldier, you get this feeling that you're all alone and the rest of the country doesn't care," Leno said. "So when people take a moment to stop and go, hey you, thank you very much -- I think it does something for them."

Once they were done taking turns behind the wheel -- and after a pit stop for some barbecue -- Leno handed the keys to the Hellcat over to Laberge.

"It's yours," Leno told him. "America loves you. Thank you. Have a lot of fun, don't get any tickets."

To which Laberge quickly responded with a smile, "I can't promise that."

Leno added on "Today" Wednesday that he "wanted to do something a little bit different" to show his gratitude to servicemen and women.

"Everybody helps the soldiers with medical issues and all those important things, but sometimes, that can be like getting socks for Christmas," he said. "You want to give them something that's fun, something that has nothing to do with what happened to them."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/jay-leno-wounded-veteran-new-car/

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