On May 23, 2017, the Administration released the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget for fiscal year 2018. Contained within this budget were two legislative proposals that DAV strongly opposes because if enacted into law, they would seriously reduce benefits for our nation’s ill and injured veterans, their families and survivors. 10-year cost-of-living round down […]
VCP Phone Line Imposter It has come to VA’s attention that a phone line has been set up by an unknown party to potentially “mimic” the VCP phone line. This imposter phone line may be intended to reach Veterans who inadvertently dial the VCP number incorrectly. We want you to know that we are taking […]
MEMORANDUM To: National Executive Committee Department Commanders and Adjutants From: Department Commanders and Adjutants Subject: Ford & DAV Drive 4 UR Community Events I […]
CHALLENGE: The proposed Warrior Fitness Park Project demonstrates a commitment to excellence in providing exemplary services for our current and future generations of Veterans. A fitness park will make it possible for Veterans with every level of physical functioning to reap the benefits of exercise even after traditional clinic hours. You are invited to participate […]
The State School of Instruction was very informative, we had a great turnout and all presenters were well prepared and provided valuable information. It’s time for us to start making plans to attend the State Convention June 9-11, 2017, in Austin at the DoubleTree Hotel. Unit Adjutants, I will be mailing out packets of information […]
Recruiting others into the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) should always be on our minds. We should always be looking to give others the opportunity to share in the blessings we receive as we help our disabled veterans. And yet, our membership numbers in the DAVA in Texas are lacking. And, as we all know, […]
2017 National Women Veterans Summit April 21-22 in Dallas. The following information is from VAntage Point, the Official Blog of the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans account for approximately 10 percent of the U.S. Veteran population, which will grow to 15 percent by 2030. While many of their challenges and opportunities are similar […]
I would like to thank you for your service to the Military and to the Nation. Since you served your obligation and service is still required. You have a responsibility as an American and a member of the DAV to continue to strive to help Veterans, their families and our Country. The United States of […]
Greetings from west Texas. I was honored when asked to become our Benefits Protection Team Leader for Texas. I was saddened when I learned our former team leader Comrade Howard Ray is seriously ill. Please keep the Ray family in your prayers. Marc Burgess our National Adjutant, our Commander Dr. Edwards, and our Adjutant Teresa […]
Winter is almost over and the time has been a beneficial time to plan the events necessary to fund the support of local needs of veterans. Needs continue to grow and so we must be ready to assist them. Veterans continue to need our assistance with their claims, as we were once assisted. Continuing to […]
Isn’t it great to be alive! Great to be a member of this great organization the DAV! Who is the DAV? What is the DAV? The DAV is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to the service of our nation’s injured heroes, the DAV is here to help you and to ensure that you are not […]
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE FULFILLING OUR PROMISES TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED I would like to offer my appreciation to all who attended our Mid-Year Seminar, January 13-15, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. This seminar was well attended with participation from our DAV National Commander, Mr. David W. Riley, and our DAV National Adjutant, […]
As you may know, today I spoke before a Joint Session of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to present DAV’s legislative program for the coming year. Please click here to read my written statement, as submitted to the Committees. As always, thank you for your ongoing support of the DAV and its legislative […]
In 2020, DAV will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to our nation’s veterans, their families and survivors. As part of this special occasion, it is our sincere hope that a commemorative stamp will be issued to recognize this significant milestone. Therefore, we are calling upon all DAV and DAVA members and supporters to contact the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee and request that a stamp be issued to commemorate this important time in DAV’s history.
Service Officers from Ft. Bend County Chapter 233 worked to file claims for veterans at DAV Thrift Stores in Texas City and Alvin. Pictured left to right: Thrift Stores Manager David Thompson with Chapter 233 (Rosenberg) Service Officers Audrey Adams, Carlos Lopez and Russell Adams.
In an effort to reignite the flame of grassroots recruiting among our members, and to promote the distribution and utilization of DAV’s online membership application, please join me in celebrating DAV MARCH MEMBERSHIP MADNESS! This tournament will run from March 9th thru March 29th, and will organize our Departments in a bracket-style format to both […]
On January 19, 2017, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL) introduced H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act. This bill would end the unfair policy of forcing many military longevity retirees to forfeit some of their retired pay in order to receive equal amounts of disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The effect of […]
The Alamo Housing 4 Texas Heroes is a partnership developed by the Alamo Area Development Corporation (AADC), the Alamo Service Connection (ASC), the Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA), and the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Housing & Energy Conservation Program. In 2012, the US Census estimated that there were approximately 255,000 Veterans living […]
The Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets program is a transportation and mobility assistance program funded by the Texas Veterans Commission, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program. Any honorably discharged Veteran, their immediate family (spouse, under 18 family member, or disabled adult in the home), surviving spouse, and/or caregiver of a Veteran are eligible to receive FREE rides.