The Voice of Texas Veterans

The Voice of Texas Veterans

Helping Veterans Starts Here! This podcast highlights services of the Texas Veterans Commission, which assists veterans in obtaining all the state and federal benefits they have earned. Veterans, family members and survivors pay no cost for our services. We file disability claims and appeals, help resolve VA medical care issues, assist with education benefits, and the job search, and help vets start their own business. We work to ensure veterans have access to competent mental health services. We have a Women Veterans Program and we award grants to veteran serving non profits.

Episodes

July 12, 2024 10 mins

The first one was such a success, Lampasas decided to do it again! The FREE Entrepreneur Summit is back at the Calvert Center, 302 E. 3rd Street, July 23, 2024 from 9 - noon. Learn about veteran owned business perks, branding, marketing and real world experiences of entrepreneurs. Listen for a preview of the summit, then Register here.


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The Nueces Veteran County Service Officer is dedicated to helping veterans and their families. We also talk with two Fund for Veterans' Assistance grantees. Skeleton Crew, offers Adventure therapy in the Gulf and beyond, while Wheelchairs for Warriors provides customized mobility devices for veterans.

Skeleton Crew Adventures

Nueces County VCSO

Wheelchairs for Warriors


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June 27, 2024 11 mins

The Texas Veterans Commission has helped yet another veteran achieve their dream of becoming a business owner—this time, it's a Navy veteran couple. Listen to hear how they transformed their passion for home brewing into Bay Area Brewing Co., a family-friendly place. Through extensive research, education, asking questions, and guidance from mentors, along with a boost from the Texas Veterans Commission, they turned their dream ...

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This show highlights one of our newest grantees, Skeleton Crew Adventures. They were awarded a Mental Health, Fund for Veteran’s Assistance grant for what’s called adventure therapy. Sessions may involve activities like camping, rock climbing, or sailing. Activities that are supervised by mental health professionals. Skeleton Crew is all about the ocean! Listen in to learn about the history behind Skeleton Crew Adventures, and how ...

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June 14, 2024 10 mins

Texas Veterans Commission awarded over 44 million dollars in Fund for Veterans' Assistance grants this year. A number of nonprofits are new recipients of the reimbursement grants. Wheelchairs for Warriors is one of them. These FREE custom made wheel chairs can be life changing for veterans. Get More Info on Wheelchairs for Warriors Here

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Texas Veterans Commission has partnerships with other veteran serving organizations across the state, the Veteran County Service Office is one of them. With 254 Texas counties, many of them rural, these offices and the people who staff them are a vital part of veteran services. This show features two of those people. A Veteran County Service Officer from the Hill Country and another helps veterans at the tip of West Texas. Find You...

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In this show, we sit down with our Women Veteran Coordinators who work to ensure that women veterans can access the benefits they have earned. We'll also explore the importance of Women Veterans Day, which is June 12.

Connect with our Women Veterans Program here!

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May 24, 2024 13 mins

In this episode we feature a message from the Chairwoman of the Texas Veterans Commission. We also take a look at VA benefits for eligible survivors including Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and Survivors Pension. Plus surprising facts about the Hazlewood education benefit for eligible surviving spouses and dependent children. Make a Claims Appointment Here.

Get Hazlewood Information Here

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May 17, 2024 13 mins

Do you have any plans to celebrate Women Veterans Day this year? It can be a quiet family thing or you may want to join some of the events happening in your area. Listen in as our Women Veteran Coordinators talk about their Women Veterans Day activities.  There will be local celebrations all over the state as we acknowledge the contributions of Texas Women Veterans. Registration info here


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The Samaritan Center, one of our Fund for Veterans' Assistance grantees, is celebrating 50 years in Austin, that's a half century spent 'Healing Mind, Body, and Soul'. The Military Veteran Peer Network has a spot at the Samaritan Center featuring Peer Service Coordinators helping veterans and their families get the resources they need, and connecting them with counselors and therapies.

Samaritan Center.

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May 3, 2024 10 mins

Charles ‘Chuck’ Wright is the newest Commissioner of the Texas Veterans Commission, appointed in March 2024, to replace Kimberlee Shaneyfelt as she wrapped up almost 6 years of dedicated service. On May 16, Wright will take part in his first Commission meeting. But first let’s get to know this Marine Corps Veteran.  TVC Website

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April 26, 2024 10 mins

Celebrate by taking the first steps towards starting that business you've been thinking about for a while now. Listen as a Marine veteran talks about his journey to becoming the owner of a diving school. Connect with a TVC Veteran Business Consultant here!

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Millions of kids across the country are proud to be part of the Military BRAT Club. National Military BRAT Day is April 30, closing out the Month of the Military Child. We all have stories to tell, author Sarah Doran is sharing her military childhood with the world, well part of that childhood anyway, by writing books. Connect with Sarah here.

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April 12, 2024 10 mins

Peer Service Coordinators, they keep the Military Veteran Peer Network running all across Texas. Without the Peers there would be no network. Veterans helping Veterans, no matter the discharge status! The services and resources the network provides can be life changing for service members, veterans, and their families. Find your Peer Service Coordinator Here.

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April 7, 2024 10 mins

April is the Month of the Military Child, you can celebrate their triumphs and offer support to help them face their challenges. That is what Communities in Schools does all year long. Listen to find out about some of the ways they help the children of veterans.

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March 30, 2024 10 mins

Texas Veterans Commission is the state agency here for veterans, their family members and surviving spouses. We are ready to help you get your earned state and federal benefits. Listen to find out what we can do and visit the website to contact us! https://www.tvc.texas.gov/


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March 23, 2024 10 mins

March 29 is Vietnam War Veterans Day. Many of these veterans have never filed a disability claim or enrolled in VA health care. Help them take those steps while there is still time. Make a Claims Appointment here.

Veterans can enroll in VA health care now without filing a disability claim. Health Care Advocates can help!

Also a visit with Vietnam veteran Commissioner Mike Hernandez.


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March 15, 2024 9 mins

Women Veterans have a lot of stories to tell, and the Military Women's Memorial wants to hear them. Active duty, and veterans are encouraged to upload their stories, pictures, and videos as part of the virtual exhibit. The public is invited to visit the Memorial in person in Arlington, or online.

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March 10, 2024 10 mins

The Texas Veterans Land Board Veteran Homes are hosting Operation Roll Call this year, a traveling exhibit featuring a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Cost of Freedom Tribute, brought to you by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute. The Public is invited to visit free of charge! Temple is first on March 13-15. See the rest of the stops here. We talked with the Tribute owner, LTC (Retired) Don Allen about his passion ...

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March 1, 2024 12 mins

Veterans have a lot of ideas for new businesses, and Texas Veterans Commission can help make those ideas reality. Listen in as some of our veterans talk about their businesses, Crime Scene Cleanup, Beer Brewing and Writing Children's Books.

TVC Entrepreneur Program

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