DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS TARGET DATES FOR 2017 – 2018

September 6, 2017 50%
October 4, 2017 55%
November 1, 2017 65%
December 6, 2017 75%
January 10, 2018 80%
February 7, 2018 85%
March 7, 2018 90%
April 4, 2018 95%
May 2, 2018 100%
State Commander John Hince
The American Legion Veterans Career Fair
The Legion Times January 2018

Changes to the Temporary Financial Assistance Program

Changes to the Temporary Financial Assistance Program
Attention all Post Service Officers and Post leaders directly involved with investigating requests for Temporary Financial Assistance in your community. If you receive this and do not process TFA applications for your Post, please pass this along to someone who does. Also consider any local Veterans Benefits Counselors with state or federal agencies that you ...
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Dept of Texas Recognized for Hiring Vets

Dept of Texas Recognized for Hiring Vets
Good afternoon Texas American Legion,   Thank you for your service!   On behalf of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission, we want to thank you for participating in the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program. We commend you on taking the initiative to hire our nation’s heroes.   It is estimated ...
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MOH Recipient Clarence Sasser

MOH Recipient Clarence Sasser
Mr. Sasser is 1 of 3 Living Recipients here Texas. Through extraordinary efforts, Specialist Fifth Class Clarence Sasser heroically treated his wounded comrades for five hours. Sasser and his unit came under heavy attack resulting in more than 30 soldiers killed or wounded in a few short minutes. Sasser ran through heavy fire multiple times ...
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The Congressional Medal of Honor

The Congressional Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces.   The medal was first authorized in 1861 for Sailors and Marines, and the following year for Soldiers as well. Since then, more than 3,400 Medals of Honor have been awarded to ...
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GI Bill Update – Forever GI Bill Implementation

GI Bill Update – Forever GI Bill Implementation
The Department of Veterans Affairs will hire 200 temporary workers and shell out $70 million to implement a major expansion of veterans’ education benefits — a process beset by communication and information technology challenges, veterans advocates and VA officials said 12 DEC. Higher-than-anticipated costs is one of a number of problems that the agency has ...
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