Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV Department Chaplain’s Article

As we celebrate the beginning of a New Year and that of fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served, yes, providing service to the disabled veterans of Texas, you as a member of our Veteran Service Organization (VSO) must continue your support and assistance. We understand that these are challenging times and we need the help of your chapter more than ever! Join me and the Department Line Officers, the National Service Officers, the Department Service Officers, the Chapter Service Officers in ensuring that the veterans of Texas receive the benefits that they fought for and deserve.

Commander Dr. Charles Edwards Jr.

Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV Department Commander’s Article

As we celebrate the beginning of a New Year and that of fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served, yes, providing service to the disabled veterans of Texas, you as a member of our Veteran Service Organization (VSO) must continue your support and assistance. We understand that these are challenging times and we need the help of your chapter more than ever! Join me and the Department Line Officers, the National Service Officers, the Department Service Officers, the Chapter Service Officers in ensuring that the veterans of Texas receive the benefits that they fought for and deserve.

Anita Lee, DAVA State Dept. Commander

Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV State Auxiliary Commander’s Article

As the year comes to an end, let us look back at the accomplishments of 2016. The dawn of the new year brings with it even more opportunities than ever before. 2017 is the beginning of a whole new array of challenges and a bright future for us all.

The end of all of the holiday dinners and hustle and bustle of the holiday season are just a few days away. I hope each one of you have had the chance to visit your nearest nursing home or hospital, shut in’s and sick ones that are not able to be at home with family this year. This is a time to give thanks for all of the blessings we have received. You never know what someone has been through and your smile and kind words may be just what someone needs to hear.

Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV State Auxiliary Chaplain’s Article

For several days now I have been in thought about what words of support I could say to you going into the New Year. Sometimes we are exhausted at the end of the holidays because of all the preparation, the gatherings and the associated excitement. Therefore, at the beginning of the new year we may want to make resolutions that will change how we did things the year before.

Mobile Vet Center Visits

Mobile Vet Center visits beginning December 1, 2016 for information click the link below mobile-vet-center-visit

National Commander Award Bulletins and Submission Deadlines

Awards bulletin for the 2018 Department and National Commander Awards including Employer of the Year, Outstanding Local Veteran Employment Rep & Veteran Outreach Program Specialist, Oustanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, Outstanding Member of the VA, VHA, VBA & NCA, the George H. Seal Memorial Awards and the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program.

Article by DAV Dept. Chaplain, John Hicks

I would like to thank you for electing me as your chaplain. I ask you to remember during these trying times, after the elections are complete, God is still on his throne. Psalms 47:8 – God reigns over the nations, God sits on his Holy throne.NASB Because he reigns and is still on his throne, […]

Article – Senior Vice Commander, Robert Squyres

We don’t care about our membership. We all know veterans, some that would work with or for veterans and many that would assist veterans and their families. We talk with them tell stories, some that belong to the same clubs, organizations, churches and even other veteran organizations, BUT, how many have we asked to join […]

Article – 1st Jr Vice Commander, Robert Delgado

What an incredible past couple of months we have had. From our Convention to our Department officer training, to the upcoming DAV 5k in Tulsa, we have many events happening all across our great nation. As most of you are aware Veterans Day is fast approaching and it is my desire to see all of […]

Article – DEC District II, Tom Archer

The heat of summer is over. It’s been an exciting and busy summer in District II. Chapters around the area have been busy getting the word out that DAV is there to assist with claims, assisting with helping Veterans in need. Helping to achieve the goal of making  disabled veterans lives better. I’m appalled as […]

Ron Minter, Dist. III DEC

Article – DEC District III, Ron Minter

Another year is soon to pass and as we reflect on our achievements in 2016 it’s easy to realize that there’s more to be done.  As Veteran’s Day is fast approaching I encourage all of you to engage your local communities and DAV partners during this special holiday in which we recognize the service and […]

Article – Benefits Protection Team Leader, Howard Ray

VETERANS LEGISLATION  New COLA Stays Stagnant: Military retirees, veterans receiving VA compensation, and some 70 million Americans on Social Security will see a 0.3 percent cost-of-living increase at the end of the year.  Veterans’ benefits are not automatically tied to the Social Security increase, but Congress in July passed legislation to link them in 2017. […]

Article – DAVA Chaplain, Fannie Lowe

Greetings All, The end of 2016 is fast approaching. There have been times in my life when at this time of year I would begin to think of what gifts I could give to others during the holidays. Sometimes I would be overcome with sadness thinking that I had nothing to give. That was definitely the […]

Anita Lee, DAVA State Dept. Commander

Article – DAVA Commander, Anita Lee

What an exciting time we live in.  I have just completed another VA Hospital visitation both in Kerrville and San Antonio.  I am truly amazed how far our Veteran’s Health Care has come in just a few years.  Between the tramatic brain injuries (TBI), mental health issues (PTSD) of today and the transition facilities that […]

Article – DAVA Adjutant, Darlene Spence

Greetings, The State Department of Texas has a new Website! Please take some time to check our new edition at http://aux.davtexas.org or http://auxiliary.davtexas.org. I think you’ll like what you see. Soon we will be able to post events, pictures and information about what Texas units are doing to help our veterans. A big Texas size […]