Ron Minter, Dist. III DEC

Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV Department District III Executive Committee Member’s Article

By the time you read this Christmas and the New Year will have already passed. I trust everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed their time with family and friends. Since our last bulletin we participated in the Golden Corral Veteran’s Appreciation dinner at the Waco location. The event was successful and we were able to disseminate information about DAV programs and services to all in attendance. We also participated in the local Veteran’s Day Parade. We had several guests that joined us on our parade float including Department Commander Charles Edwards and DAV National 1st Junior Vice Commander and Department of Texas Inspector/Judge Advocate Dennis Nixon

Jan/Feb 2017 – DAV Department Membership Chairman’s Article

We have reached the half way mark of the membership year and are 1,894 members short of our goal of 60,864. We must all look deep inside and determine if we want the DAV to continue to grow and remain a viable organization that will diligently work to help veterans and their families.

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. […]