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Veterans Newsletter - Your August 19 E-Vets

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August 19, 2015

This Issue:
 
Rep. King awarded TVC Leadership Award
 
Sen. Campbell awarded TVC Leadership award
 
Rep. Farias honored for his career serving Veterans
 
Disabled American Veterans honors TVC employee during national convention
 
Office Hours webinar August 19
 
Veteran Entrepreneur Academy now accepting applications for Dallas
 
In Case You Missed It
 
News from State and Federal Partners
 
News from around the Web
 
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Latest Texas Veterans Commission News
 
Rep. King awarded TVC Leadership Award
 
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During the quarterly commission meeting held in Austin on Aug. 6, the Texas Veterans Commission awarded Rep. Susan King, House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair, was awarded the TVC Leadership Award.
 
The award was in recognition of her leadership as Chair and for advocating on behalf of Texas Veterans through a number of bills, including strengthening the Military Veteran Peer Network which enhanced mental health intervention services for Veterans and their families. 
 
 
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Sen. Campbell awarded TVC Leadership award
 
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The Texas Veterans Commission presented Sen. Donna Campbell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Military Installations, with a Distinguished Leader award on August 6.
 
The award, presented by Thomas Palladino, TVC executive director, recognized Sen. Campbell for her continued work in support of the 1.67 million Texas Veterans as well as her commitment to improve Veterans employment within state agencies.
 
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Rep. Farias honored for his career serving Veterans
 
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The Texas Veterans Commission honored Rep. Joe Farias Aug. 10 during a National GI Forum meeting in San Antonio recognizing his career serving Veterans.
 
TVC Chair Al Cantu presented Rep. Farias with a proclamation for his continued support of Veterans throughout his legislative career. His recent legislative accomplishments included an impassioned defense of the Hazlewood Act and his regular advocacy on behalf of TVC's Fund for Veterans Assistance.
 
 
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Disabled American Veterans honors TVC employee during national convention
 
On Aug. 9, the Disabled American Vetearns (DAV) awarded Veteran Employer Liaison Curtis Chalupa with the National Commander’s Award for the 2015 Outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative. The award was presented at the DAV 94th National Convention in Denver on Aug. 9.
 
Chalupa contacted more than 481 employers to advocate for Veteran job seekers and their unique skillsets. He helped 133 Veterans find meaningful employment, the most in the state among Local Veterans Employment Representatives, including 25 disabled Veterans.
 
“A disabled Veteran himself and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Curtis remains absolutely aware that hiring veterans comes first and keeps that in mind as he contacts employers and campaigns for those Veteran candidates,” said DAV National Commander Ron Hope. “Curtis devotes an incredible amount of energy to his job and has tremendous success.”
 
Chalupa is an Army Veteran with 24 years of uniformed service, whose tours of duty include Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
“It’s people like Curtis who are often the singular difference for a disabled Veteran looking to find meaningful work to sustain a fulfilling lifestyle for themselves and their families,” said Jeff Hall, DAV National Director of Employment. “We’re very proud of his accomplishments and honored to recognize all he does.”
 
 
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Office Hours webinar August 19
 
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The Texas Veterans Commission is hosting an Office Hours webinar Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. focused on the Hazlewood Act. 
 
The Hazlewood Act is a state benefit that provides eligible Veterans with up to 150 credit hours at public universities across Texas. A TVC education specialist will be on hand to provide an overview of the Hazlewood Act and answer any questions about the Hazlewood Act.
 
The webinar is open to servicemembers, Veterans and their family members.
 
For more information or to register, visit
http://tvc.texas.gov/Office-Hours.aspx
 
 
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Veteran Entrepreneur Academy now accepting applications for Dallas
 
The Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program is now accepting applications for the Veteran Entrepreneur Academy in Dallas, which begins in February 2016.
 
The VEP Veteran Entrepreneur Academy (VEA) is an entrepreneurial training program designed to empower Texas Veterans by providing critical business resources, skills, and tools to assist in launching and growing Veteran-owned businesses. Participants complete on-site and online sessions, which is followed by up to two years of mentoring and support from the Veteran Entrepreneur Program and volunteer entrepreneurs.
 
The VEA is an intensive five month course with 3 - 4 full days of onsite training and at least six online sessions.  Eligible participants may also qualify for a loan up to $35,000 through a partnership with PeopleFund.
 
VEP expects a very robust volume of applicants but will only have sufficient space for 25.  VEA will accept applications through midnight Nov. 16, 2015. Classes begin Feb. 26, 2016 and conclude July 2016.  
 
Full details, including how to apply, can be found by visiting 
 
http://tvc.texas.gov/VEP-Training.aspx

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In Case You Missed It
 
Coast Guard Birthday
 
Did you know that the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the oldest federal organizations and predates the establishment of the U.S. Navy by eight years? The Coast Guard officially began on Aug. 4, 1790, when President George Washington signed the Tariff Act. This authorized ten ships that would prevent smuggling and help enforce trade laws.
 
For more information, visit the U.S. Coast Guard's official history page at
http://www.uscg.mil/history/web/USCGbriefhistory.asp
 
 
National Purple Heart Day
 
Originally known as the "Badge for Military Merit," the military decoration was created by Gen. George Washington on Aug. 7, 1782, to soldiers who showed "any singularly meritorious action."
 
Known today as the Order of the Purple Heart, the decoration is the oldest  in the American military and is awarded to servicemembers who were killed or wounded in action as well as to mistrated prisoners of war.
 
For more information, visit
http://www.purpleheart.org/HistoryMedal1.aspx

 
 
Motivational Monday
 
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News from State and Federal Partners
 
Alamo Colleges receives $8.9 million to improve Veterans facilities
 
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On July 30, State Sen. José Menéndez presented a check for $8.9 million to build a new state-of-the art Veterans support facility at San Antonio College, redevelop a one stop service center at the Bethesda Veteran’s Outreach Center for St. Philip’s College and create at Veteran Training program at the Westside Education and Training Center. 
 
For more information, visit 
http://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/Alamo-Colleges-to-improve-veterans-facilities-6416188.php
 
 
VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities
 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing facility access for service animals.
 
“As I have traveled to VA facilities throughout the country, I have heard from many Veterans about what a vital role their service animals play in their lives,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald. “The revised regulation will ensure Veterans and employees have clear guidance regarding the presence of service animals in our facilities. VA remains committed to ensuring America’s Veterans have access to the health care benefits for which they are eligible.”
 
For more information, visit
http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2723
 
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VA expands review of chemical exposure in drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
 
As part of the their ongoing commitment to provide care to Veterans and their families, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs announced that it will start the  process of amending its regulations to establish presumptions of service connection for certain conditions resulting from exposure to contaminated drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
 
This process is in addition to the healthcare VA already provides for 15 conditions to eligible Veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, as a result of the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.  VA also provides reimbursement of healthcare expenses for those 15 conditions to eligible family members who resided at Camp Lejeune during that time period.
 
For more information, visit
http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2720
 
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News From Around the Web
 
The U.S. declared war on Veteran homelessness - and it actually could win
Read more:
http://www.npr.org/2015/08/04/427419718/the-u-s-declared-war-on-veteran-homelessness-and-it-actually-could-win

 
Veterans learn VA hospital dumped patient records with Social Security, personal info
Read more:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/03/sd-va-waits-more-than-two-months-to-notify-1100-veterans-data-breach/
 
Defense Dept. pulls funding for Rutgers Veteran support line
Read more:
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/morning_roundup/2015/08/defense-dept-vets4warriors-rutgers-univ-funding.html
 
In controversial VA bill, a little-noticed boon for whistleblowers
Read more:
​ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/03/in-controversial-va-bill-a-little-noticed-boon-for-whistleblowers/
 
Why having Veterans in Congress matters
Read more:
http://taskandpurpose.com/why-having-veterans-in-congress-matters/

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