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 or 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 […]

Commander Dr. Charles Edwards Jr.

Article – Commander, Charles Edwards – Nov/Dec 2016

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE FULFILLING OUR PROMISES TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED On behalf of thousands of veterans, we may never know personally, thousands of veterans we may never meet, I want to say thank you for your service to our country as we together celebrate Veterans Day, 2016.  This Veterans Day, I am […]

Article by DAVA State Sr. Vice Cmdr., Charlene Parker

Membership – Just what does that mean to most individuals? Webster defines membership as the state of belonging to or being a part of a group or an organization. But, we as members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, are not just a part.  We are a whole. Each and every one of us, united as […]

Henry’s Home New Permanent Residence

The Henry’s Home horses have a new permanent residence at Grand Central Park in Conroe, Texas.  The Horses & Heroes Equine Therapy Program is getting going for local Houston area veterans which will always be offered at no cost.  To qualify, you must be a veteran  diagnosed with PTSD, MST, depression, addiction, etc., directly due […]

2016-10 DSO/CSO Newsletter – Jennifer Kellogg, VSOWAC

This news letter will not be issued every month.  It will come out as needed.  It is being sent in an attempt to keep DSOs and CSOs more informed and “in the loop.” – Kellogg, Jennifer L., VSOWAC  ALL CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE NSO OFFICES In accordance with our National Chapter and Department Service […]

Texas Mission of Mercy for Vets Providing Free Dental Care

TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY FOR VETERANS PROVIDING FREE DENTAL CARE TO OUR NATION’S HEROES November 11-12 Dallas, TX The TDA Smiles Foundation’s flagship program, Texas Mission of Mercy, brings dental care to urban and rural communities all across Texas. Since 2001, we have held 64 missions, and brought over $18 million worth of care to […]

Chap 187 El Paso Outreach – Fort Bliss Armed Forces Day

Members of North East, DAV Chapter 187 setting up for outreach at Ft. Bliss Armed Forces Day in El Paso. Photo submitted by David Garcia, Commander of Chapter 187. Photo take on May 19, 2016. Visit the Chapter 187 website for more information about the chapter.    

The Veteran’s Voice

The veteran’s voice Election season events provide a valuable opportunity to reach and educate elected officials and candidates for office about
critical veterans’ issues. But it’s important to remember, in accordance with DAV’s Constitution and Bylaws, DAV is a nonpartisan organization.

Need Legal Assistance?

The Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers and  the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center sponsor a FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC Every Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center – Geriatric and Neurology Clinic Area For More Info Contact the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, 713-333-VETS (8387) or Walk-ins also are welcome. […]

Finally, a Clear Direction for Veterans Healthcare

By Garry J. Augustine For more than two years, ever since the scandal over secret waiting lists at some Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals erupted, we have been debating how to reform the delivery of health care to veterans. The men and women who sacrificed serving this country need real and lasting solutions, but […]